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Friday’s Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Pick – Tonight Quintavant and Áudio Rebel will present a live performance by American composer, guitarist, and singer Arto Lindsay.

This will be the first show of the Ocupação Quintavant/Áudio Rebel series at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller in Castelo/Centro.

During tonight’s show, Lindsay will be accompanied by guitarist Luís Filipe de Lima and Marcos Campello will participate.


Arto Lindsay (Castelo)
Tonight Quintavant and Áudio Rebel will present a live performance by American composer, guitarist, and singer Arto Lindsay. at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller in Castelo/Centro.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$20

WebFestValda (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host the second night of WebFestValda. Started on the 23rd and continuing through the 25th, the WebFestValda is an independent music festival/competition. Tonight ConeCrewDiretoria and Emicida will perform live. The competing independent bands, Amanita, Djambê, Sinara, Eu, Tu, Eles, Paranambuco, Zé Brother, Luana Camarah, Todos os Santos, Elemento Principal and Muito Mais que Isso, will perform between the Cone Crew Diretoria and Emicida shows.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 9PM and shows will begin at 9PM, 10PM, and 11:45PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$100



La Paz – 2 Anos (Centro)
It’s time for the best of trap and techno at La Paz in Centro tonight as the venue hosts the third night of its five-night celebration of its two-year anniversary. Tonight the party will include the presentation, ‘Camarão Azul’ with Zeca Richa and Nelson Yabeta at 9PM and beginning 11PM, Claps and Ufo will feature DJs André Menezes, Gabriel Mattos, Teco, Nobru Black, Rodrigo Gonzaga, Rodd Rodriguez, Marcelo Schild Arlin, André Moreno, Felipe Torres, and André Lima spinning the best of trap and techno.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Calling, The Forma Edition (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Calling party, the Forma edition. The party celebrates São Paulo’s D-Edge with Márcio Vermelho, Felipe Sá, Dani Souto, and Radio Magma spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Andrew Gracie and Franco Pellegrini (Lagoa)
DJs Andrew Gracie and Franco Pellegrini will spin the best of house throughout the night at the posh club Miroir in Lagoa
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Shotz Up (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, will host the second edtion of the Shotz Up party. DJs Luan Nascimento, BB/\, K-A-Z, Vitinho DJ, and De Luca will spin the best of deep house, future house, big room, funk, trap, and EDM throughout the night. Entry is free until 1AM for both men and women with names on the list.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: Entry is free until 1AM for both men and women with names on the list. R$20-R$60

Warehouse (Saúde)
Tonight the Gamboa club, The Week, will host the third edition of the Warehouse party with DJs Zeh Pretim, Bernardo Malta, Tomas Troia, Marie Bouret, PL Project, D-Groov, Maz and 3V Crew spinning throughout the night. Additionally, there will be an open bar with Finlandia Drinks & Shots, Budweiser, “Love Shots,” Santa Dose, sodas and water until 11PM.
The Week – 10PM
R. Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253 1020
Entrance: R$70-R$120

Barbado (Copacabana)
It`s time for the best of pop, house, and beards as the Barbado party returns to Fosfobox in Copacbana for its fourth edition tonight. Special guest Jeff Valle will spin the best of tribal house during the night. DJs Fabiano Penna and Júlio Doutor will also spin on the Barbado stage in the subsolo (basement) during the night while DJs Marcelo Haubrich, Ginger Drag, Chloe Van Damme, and Phill Ferreira will spin above at the Fosfobar during the party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

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Trio Ustres, Samba na Véia, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
AT 8PM, singer Bianca Leão returns to Rio Scenarium to start off the night with the best of samba and her reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Noel Rosa, and Ivone Lara, among others. The group Samba na Véia will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and bossa nova from the 60s and 70s including their reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Chico Buarque, and Cartola, among others. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Ustres will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with singer Lucas de Moraes starting things off tonight on the first floor with a lively roda de samba including his reinterpretations of works by João Mogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, and Jorge Aragão. Singer Mar César will follow with more samba plus the best of MPB, soul, funk and samba reggae. Addtionally during the night on the second floor, the power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of International pop rock. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and electronic during show intervals
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Julio Esrela and Marina Iris with Rogê, Tomaz Miranda and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will start things off at 8PM at Carioca da Gema and Tomaz Miranda will follow at 9:30PM. Then at 11:30PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will perform with special guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM, 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


White Bulldogs @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of rock, country, blues and soul as the group White Bulldogs performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Tonight a DJ will spin live.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Teto Preto @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo presents Teto Preto with DJs Arlei Heyhey and Priscila Dau and guests DJs Zap and Bonham spinning the best of rock, oldies, classics, punk, new wave, indie, synthpop, alternative, metal, and grunge throughout the night. Additionally, promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Livre and Hi-Fi.
Saloon 79 – 8:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

Black is Beautiful @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight at Bar do B in Laranjeiras, the Black is Beautiful party will celebrate Michael Jackson and Pharell Williams. DJs Felippe Marchiori, Renato Jukebox and special guest Guzz the Fuzz will spin the best of classic and new R&B, funk and soul throughout the night. Promotions include Budweiser, Smirnoff Ice, Caipirinha, Caipivodka, and Sweet Heat for R$10 each all night long.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$12- R$25

Grecco @ The Clover Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Every Friday night the band Grecco is performing the best of hard rock, indie, punk, and classic rock live at The Clover Irish Pub in Copacabana.
The Clover Irish Pub – 9PM
Av. Atlântica 3546, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
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.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
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. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd. Additionally during the month of June, Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 6PM – 8PM, include two-for-one on draft beer and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers)..
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM – 4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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