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Encontro das TribosFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host a new edition of the reggae and rap festival, “Encontro das Tribos.”

During the night the Porto Alegre reggae group Chimarruts, São Paulo rapper Rael, Niterói rapper Black Alien, the Dub Ataque Sound System, Costa Gold, Modestiaparte, and Raízes que tocam will perform live.

Fundição Progresso is one of Rio’s top live music venues tucked behind the arches in Lapa.


Pub Crawl Rio de Janeiro (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Rio de Janeiro. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30PM to 11PM. 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. Entry to that party will be free and pub crawlers will receive one free caipirinha.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: 55+ 21 96579-7643 Pub Crawl / 55+ 21 96900-1721 Vicente Sauer
Entrance: R$70


Bacafest 2016 (Botafogo)
Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the first night of Bacafest 2016 tonight with bands Homobono, Jomar Schrank, and Xê Casanova performing live.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Encontro das Tribos (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host a new edition of the Encontro das Tribos festival with Black Alien, Chimarruts, Rael, Raízes Que Tocam, Dub Ataque, and Costa Gold performing the best of reggae and rap live during the night.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$50 – R$300


Festa Barato Total (Centro)
Tonight Cordão da Bola Preta will host Festa Barato Total with Beto Costa, Burgos, and Ana K spinning the best of rock, Brazilian rock, hip hop, indie and more throughout the night. Admission is free for the first 100 to arrive with their name on the list.
Cordão da Bola Preta – 11PM
Rua da Relação, 03 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance: First 100 with names on the list get in free, R$20 – R$30

Lambe Lambe Baile (Centro)
La Paz in Centro continues to celebrate its thrid anniversary tonight as it hosts Lambe Lambe Baile. Like every edition of the event, there will be art exhibited, DJs spinning the best of hip hop, trap, dub, funk, techno, house and rock on multiple stages, and live performances. Featured artists during this edition will include Adriano Melhem, André Amaral, Guga Ferraz, Mariana Quintão, Omar Salomão, and Raissa Laban. Featured DJs will include Zoeira, Erik, Skratsh, M$E, Street Crew, Garzon, Kingfoxxx, Mr Brentar, and Bertoletti on the first stage and Felipe Malfoy, Lucius, Magri, Raphael Beranger, and Marcelo spin on the second stage. Additionally, Bevilaque and Nectar Gang will perform live on the first stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Hit Me (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop, EDM, hip hop, and funk as the Hit Me party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. There will be games of Battleshots (like Battleship but with shots of Catuaba Selvagem) and promotions including two-for-one specials on Jagermeister. During the night, DJs Polly and Ivy will spin the best of hits in the subsolo (basement) and DJs Julie and Evehive will spin older hits at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Keep on Rockin (Botafogo)
The Keep on Rockin party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with drinking games including Roleta Sueca (Swedish Roulette), Dardos de Shot (Shot Darts), Beerpong, and Cassino de Shot (Shot Casino). DJs Thais Rodrigues and Vitor Dill will spin the best of indie rock, indie pop, and alternative on the first stage while DJs Thyago Simas and Mozka spin the best of classic rock and pop punk 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$20 – R$35

RadinDepilha (Botafogo)
RadinDepilha with Froes and Guina will perform live at Cabaret Lounge tonight. Additionally, DJ Mary Dee will spin the best of house, indie, hip hop, pop, and rock during the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

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Mariene de Castro (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer Mariene de Castro will deliver her African-influenced samba live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally, DJ Jada will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Trio Pé de Serra, Nando do Cavaco, and Nicolas Krassik (Centro)
Violinist Nicolas Krassik and guests will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight beginning at 8PM with the best of jazz, choro, samba, forró . Nando do Cavaco will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the Trio Pé de Serra will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Luiza Dionízio and Juliana Zanardi
Juliana Zanardi will perform at 8:30PM to start the night at Carioca da Gema and Luiza Dionízio will follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 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. Singer Mar Cesar will follow, performing the best of sambalanço, MPB, 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 – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


Dust’n’Bones @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Guns N’ Roses as cover band Dust’n’Bones performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10 until 10PM and R$20 after.

Burlesque Noir @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the second edition of the Burlesque Noir party. Bloody Mary and The Munsters will play live and burlesque dances Fairy Adams and Eva Morgana will perform live during the night. Additionally, DJs Wagner Fester and Priscila Dau will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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

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.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

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 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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