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rider2Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Rider Weekends festival continues tonight at Marina da Glória with very special guests Amine Edge and Dance.

A French pair of producers and DJs known for blending house, breaks, hip hop and more, Amine Edge and Dance will join the Love Session crew with André Gazolla, Keskem, and Ricardo Estrella to spin during the night.

Additionally, DJs Tamnpi, Tucho, André Menezes, Gabriel Mattos and Ayman will spin on the seguraOgrave stage during the event.


Criolo (Lapa)
Brazilian rapper and singer Criolo will perform live at Fundição Progresso tonight. Brazilian rapper Karol Conka will open the night.
Fundição Progresso – House will open at 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance:See Venue for more information.

Rider Weekends with Amine Edge and Dance (Marina da Glória)
The Rider Weekends festival continues tonight at Marina da Glória with Amine Edge and Dance and the Love Session crew with André Gazolla, Keskem, and Ricardo Estrella spinning the best of house during the night. Additionally, DJs Tamnpi, Tucho, André Menezes, Gabriel Mattos and Ayman will spin on the seguraOgrave stage.
Rider Weekends – 10PM
Marina da Glória
Entrance:R$70 +

Negro Leo (Botafogo)
Negro Leo returns to perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight. Once again during the show, vocalist Negro Léo will be accompanied by bassist Felipe Zenícola, drummer Thomas Harres, guitarist Eduardo Manso and guitarist Marcos Campello. Together they will present Negro Leo’s newest album, Niños Heroes.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the popular Eu Amo Baile Funk party with Carrossel de Emoções performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Grandmaster Raphael, Ritmo de Favela, Velha Guarda do Funk and MCs Cacau, Galo, Leo Barrata and Lipe will perform and spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100


Pub Crawl Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the Pub Crawl Lapa Loca. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55. Meet up there from 10:30PM to 11PM. Then there will then be an open bar from 11:10PM to 12:10AM at Bar da Cachaça. Then from 12:20AM 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 1:20AM at its final stop at Bar da Boa for the Lapa Loca party.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

Bem Brasil


DOOM and Ademafia (Copacabana)
It’s time for the very best of rap, hip hop, and trap as the DOOM party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the Ademafia party. DJs Bertoletti, Bevilaqua, King Foxxx, Mr Brentar, Jimmy Jay, and Dree BeatMaker will spin during the night and DJ M$E will spin to begin his residency at the party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Summer Night (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Summer Night party tonight with DJs João Lima, Mary Dee, David Levy, and Lodeek spinning the best of hip hop, trap, indie, funk, and deep during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Rio Burning (Vidigal)
It’s time for the best of disco and funk tonight as Highlife presents the Rio Burning party at Alto Vidigal. DJs Yugo, Badenov, Diogo Reis, and Mauricio Lage will spin during the night.
Alto Vidial – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao
Entrance: R$30- R$40 (Cash only. Venue does not accept credit cards.)
Shuttle service from Rua Rita Ludolf, 47, Leblon available for R$10

CU Presents La Fleur and Bobby Pleasure (Saúde)
Tonight the Coletivos Unidos (CU) returns to Éden on Rua Sacadura Cabral in Saúde with headliners La Fleur and Bobby Pleasure. During the night La Fleur and Bobby Pleasure will join DJ Sugu on the first stage and DJ Nico will spin back-to-back with A_Hank. DJs Yasmin, Vini, and Sean will spin on the second stage and DJ Toledo will spin back-to-back with DJ Kiki.
Éden – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 109, Saúde– Tel: (21) 9992-7808
Entrance:R$30 +

B.L.E.S.S. and Trap IN (Centro)
The B.L.E.S.S. and Trap IN parties return to Arco do Teles tonight with MC Consiencia and DJ Flash delivering the best of trap, EDM, hip hop, and funk for the Trap In party and DJs Rasloty and Jah Crsi and Quami playing the best of roots, new roots, dancehall, and trap during the B.L.E.S.S. party .
Arco do Teles – 11PM
Praça XV, Centro
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 Vinicius Cunha will present the xx’s self-titled 2009 debut album. Entrance to the party is free.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Propaganda UK (Botafogo)
The Propaganda UK party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with the very best of indie rock and indie pop. During the night DJs Bøechat and Fabitch will spin for the party on the first floor and DJs Dí Andrade and Fabitch will spin the best of pop and hits on the second floor for the POPaganda party. Additionally, there will be welcome shots and alcoholic popsicles distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

PQP (Lapa)
The P#ta Que Pariu (PQP) party will celebrate its one-year anniversary tonight at Teatro Odisséia. DJs Lupin, Edu Matias, and Ricardo Bastos will spin the best of hits, EDM, hip hop, trap, and funk on the PQP stage during the night and DJs Ian Garcez and Lis Amaral will spin the best of nu metal, rock, hard rock, and indie rock on the Rock stage. There will be sparkling wine to help celebrate and shots of Jurupina and Catuaba will be distributed from the stage. There will also be shots of tequila, body shots, a beer bomb, and games including Apple Kiss and Cherry Pie.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$45

Fridays in Da House (Lagoa)
It’s time again for the best of house, deep house, and tech house as the posh club Miroir in Lagoa hosts the Fridays in Da House party again tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Candy Pop (Centro)
Tonight Espaço Acústica will host the Candy Pop party with DJs Buba, Rebecca Foxx, and Jess spinning the best of pop-rock, gourmet pop and funk on the first stage and DJ Bgolls Incrível spinning the best of indie rock and alt rock on the second stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2 – Centro

Sexta (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Lounge will host the Sexta (Friday) party tonight with DJ Álvaro Cordeiro spinning the best of house music, pop rock, hip hop, and more.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Makossa Baile Black (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Makossa Baile Black tonight with special guest KL Jay. Joining KL Jay on the Soul Makossa stage during the night will be Jamaika, Tamy, and Chicco Aquino. Additionally Machintal, DJ A, and ReBeCa will perform and spin on the Diamente Negro stage. VJs Chico Abreu and Artur Pessoa will provide visuals during the night and the Full Funky Crew will perform. Street BurgerZ will sell food during the event.
La Paz – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30

Dine and Disco (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the grand opening of the Dine and Disco party tonight. DJs Rafa M, Mary Lou, and Filipe Raposo will spin on the deck and DJs Caê Mariani, Bernardo Campos, and Leondre will spin inside during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Suburbia (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will host the third edition of the Suburbia party tonight with Roberto Borati spinning the best of glam rock, ska, punk rock, hardcore, and more.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Trio Maribondo, Ito Melodia, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
Singer Bianca Leão will start off the night at 8PM at Rio Scenarium will the best of samba including her reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Candeia, Paulo César Pinheiro, and Ivone Lara. Ito Melodia will following beginning at 11PM with more lively samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Maribondo will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Aline Calixto, Marcelle Mota, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night at Carioca da Gema tonight beginning at 7:30PM and Marcelle Mota will follow at 9:30PM. Then beginning at 11:30PM, singer Aline Calixto will perform the best of samba including her reinterpretations of works by Arlindo Cruz, Moacyr Luz, Serginho Beagá, Rogê, João Martins, and Lendro Fregonesi.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
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$30 (Cash only)


Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of classic 80s as the band Alforria performs live a 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
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Festa Maneirinha @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B will host the Festa Maneirinha. During the night, DJs Alex Cabelo, Beto, and Gabi Star will spin the best of hip hop, pop, samba, funk, classic funk and more. Specials will include Sweet Heat and capirinha for for R$12 each.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: FREE for women until 12AM, R$10

Cerveja Rock Club @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 will host the fourth edition of the Cerveja Rock Club tonight. There will be artisanal beer and promotional testing kits plus DJs spinning the best of rock’n’roll throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host the Pop Sessions party with DJ Daniel Faria spinning the best of hip hop, house, pop, and funk throughout the night.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

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.

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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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