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auêFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Auê will present Orquestra Voadora and New Kids on the Bloco performing live at Sacadura 154. Both blocos are preparing for the upcoming Carnvial season, so the night promises to be a lively one.

Orquestra Voadora is known for fanfare and for mixing rock, funk, pop, and jazz with samba and maracatu, while New Kids on the Bloco are known for their reinterpretations of pop, including works made famous by Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Ariana Grande, among others.

Additionally, during the event tonight, DJs Cix, Rapha Fernandes, Larissa Busch, Andrei Y, Martha Pinel, Duvivier, Thiagp Burgos, and Gabriel Mattos will spin and the Coletivo de Artistas de Circo will perform.


Festival Rc4 with Joby Burgess (Ipanema)
British percussionist, Joby Burgess will perform live tonight at Oi Futuro Ipanema as part of the ongoing Rc4 Festival. Burgess is a member of the multimedia collective Powerplant and is known for his symphonic, contemporary percussion performances accompanied projected scripted visuals. He has previously worked with Ensemble, New Noise, and Uncharted and has toured with Peter Gabriel.
Teatro Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Muito Prazer, Brasil (Lapa)
Tonight Roberta Sá, Rodrigo Maranhão, Bangalafumenga, Trio Madeira Brasil, MPB4, Fernanda Abreu and Zé Renato will perform live at Circo Voador as part of the third and final night of the Muito Prazer, Brasil events, a three-day celebration of the 40th anniversary of MP,B Produções.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70 – R$140

Auê da Orquestra Voadora and New Kids on the Bloco (Saúde)
Tonight Auê will present Orquestra Voadora and New Kids on the Bloco performing live at Sacadura 154. Additionally during the night, DJs Cix, Rapha Fernandes, Larissa Busch, Andrei Y, Martha Pinel, Duvivier, Thiagp Burgos, and Gabriel Mattos will spin and the Coletivo de Artistas de Circo will perform.
Sacadura 154 – 10PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$50

Monobloco (Lapa)
Popular bloco Monobloco will hold their Carnival practice live at Fundição Progresso tonight as part of the venue’s Sextas de Verão events. Emanuelle Araújo and Baby do Brasil will participate in the performance and DJ Marcelinho da Lua will spin during the night.
Fundição Progresso – House will open at 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: See Venue for more information.

Festa Bacaníssima (Centro)
Tonight Cordão do Bola Preta will host the 17th edition of the Festa Bacaníssima. It will be a special classic funk edition and there will be a live performance by MC Marcinho. Expect the best of hip hop, funk, pop, samba, Brazilian rock, and more.
Cordão da Bola Preta – 11PM
Rua da Relação, 03 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$20 – R$25+


Pub Crawl Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Lapa Loca. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30 PM to 11PM. There will then be an open bar from 11:10 PM to 12:10 AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20 AM to 1AM there will be free entry at the next location and one free shot of tequila or caipirinha. The crawl will then arrive at 1:20 AM at its final stop at Bar da Boa for the Lapa Loca party. Entry to that party will be free and pub crawlers will receive one free caipirinha.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

Tattoo Week 2016 (Centro)
The fourth edition of Tattoo Week Rio will begin at the Convenções SulAmérica today. The three day convention features fifty international and eight hundred and fifty national artists divided into two hundred and fifty stands.
Centro de Convenções SulAmérica – 12PM – 10PM
Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1, Cidade Nova – Centro
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Bem Brasil


FUN – The Walkers Edition (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of pop and zombies as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Walkers edition of the Fun party tonight. Welcome shots of the “T-Virus Anidote” will be distributed to the first fifty to arrive and brain cupcakes will be distributed throughout the night. There will be a zombie makeup stand and a zombie costume contest with R$50 awarded to the winner. Additionally, zombie movies will be screened throughout the night. The Fosfobar will be home to the Umbrella Lab during the night with the makeup stand open from 12AM to 2AM. Below in the subsolo (basement), DJs Millah Bass, Jess, Phill Ferreira and guests will spin the best of pop, hip hop, indie, rock, pop rock, and funk throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Let’s Deep (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Let’s Deep party tonight with special guests Eli Iwasa, Tenth Column, and Nytron. This will be the first edition of the second year of the party known for celebrating the best of deep house.
CAVE – 11:59 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$70

Rendez Vous – Gringo da Parada vs Piero Safado (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema will host the Rendez Vous party, Gringo da Parada vs Piero Safado edition.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 7PM–1AM
Av. Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Rock on the Roof @ Imperator (Méier)
The Rock on the Roof party returns to Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier tonight. A spotify party celebrating one album by one artist or band during each edition, tonight Tom Leão will present Nirvana’s 1991 album, Nevermind. Entrance to the party is free.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier – Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Burn (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz will host the Burn party. There will be welcome shots of Catuaba and shots of Santa Dose will be distributed througout the night. There will also be rounds of tequila and promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and mojito until 1AM and on Raspadinha all night long. DJs Vitor Dill and SaJoão will spin the best of pop, hits, hip hop, and funk on the pop stage and DJs Polly and Bruno Ambrozi will spin the best of EDM, trap and remixes on the second stage during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05 PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30 – R$35

Rebolation (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of axé, funk, sertanejo, universitário, Brazilian rhythms and calypsoo as Teatro Odisséia hosts the Rebolation party tonight. During the night there will be dancing and karaoke and DJs Buba, Bgolls, and Igor Boechat will spin.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$15 – R$40

Feeling Rio (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh club Miroir in Lagoa will host the Feeling Rio party. Keskem and D-Groov will spin the best of deep house during the party.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Brinda La Vida (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host the Brinda La Vida party. DJ Mary Dee will spin the best of hip hop, indie, and pop rock; saxophonist Décio Carrascosa will perform live; Projeto Lyrics will provide house music; and Fábio Rocco will peform the best of pop, dance, house, samba, rock, MPB, hip hop and reggae live.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Jokers (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host a special edition of the Jokers party with Fábio BLZ, C.R.I.A., and “Tifli & Forage” performing live. Allan Comando Selva will serve as the Master of Ceremonies during the night. Additionally, DJs Erik Skratch, Dede Menezes, Switch, Raoni Mounchoque, and Leandro Baré will during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Dine and Disco (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host a new edition of the Dine and Disco party tonight. DJs Mary Lou, Manza, Lorenzo Caliento, and Lucce will spin on the deck and DJs Mustache, Rapha Lima and Gigga will spin inside during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Calça Arriada, Jorginho do Imperio, and Branka (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Branka will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba and Brazilian rhythms. Jorginho do Imperio will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and then at 2:30 AM Calça Arriada will begin performing the best of forró. It will be a performance that lasts until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Julio Estrela and Marina Iris with Késia Estácio, Roberta Nistra, and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 7:30 PM and Roberta Nistra will follow at 9:30 PM. Then at 11:30 PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will be joined by guest Késia Estácio for the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Lapafest (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Lucas de Moraes will start off the night by performing his reinterpretations of works by Zeca Pagodinho, Jorge Aragão, and Clara Nunes, among others. The bloco Picada de Primeira will then perform the best of samba, MPB, soul, and samba reggae. On the second floor during the night, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock. Additionally during the night, DJs Chicote and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalançco, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20 – R$40 (Cash only)


Magnatas @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of world rock as the band Magnatas performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM-2AM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Hillbilly Rawhide @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host a live performance by Hillbilly Rawhide. Bands Os Cervejas and the Dirty Devil Band will also perform live during the night. DJs Tony Rocker and Theddy-O will spin the best of rock’n’roll, rockabilly, and country during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM; the Dirty Devil Band are scheduled to play at 10PM; Os Cervejas are scheduled to play at 11PM and Hillbilly Rawhide are scheduled to play at 12AM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Ladies Night – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
It’s Ladies Night at the Lord Jim Pub tonight. A DJ will spin the best of the 80s and promotions will include two-for-one specials on sparkling wine for women and tequila and Jagermeister for everyone.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
In addition to great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar and restaurant in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports including NFL games. Also, be sure to check out the Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM-3AM
Rua Aires Saldanha, 21, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-0747
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks.
OMG Lounge – 4PM-3AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM-2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 6PM-3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Tony Boka is performing every night of the week from 8PM to 1AM.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
Mud Bug in Copacabana provides a great selection of food and drinks, including more than thirty types of international and national beers.
Mud Bug – 5PM-3AM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is a great place to watch live streaming sports, both international and national.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM-3AM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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