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zoeiraFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Old school and new school will become one tonight as the Zoeira party returns to La Paz in Centro with the School Gangster party.

DJs Castro, M$E, Fábio and Broa will spin the best of new underground on the Zoeira stage and Mousetrack and Chico Tadeu will perform live.

On the School Gangster stage DJs Marcao and Erik Skratch will spin the best of old school on vinyl.

Additionally, Bruno Amaro will provide visuals during the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Catuaba all night.


Web FestValda with Marcelo D2 (Lapa)
Tonight Fundição Progresso will host the second of three nights of the WebFestValda, an independent music festival. During the three nights, twenty bands will perform live to compete to become this year’s WebFestValda champio. Additionally, the festival will feature performances by artists including Criolo, Marcelo D2, and Os Paralamas do Sucesso. Tonight the band Karamujos will perform to open followed ConeCrewDiretoria. Next, each of the second set of ten bands from competition will perform. Marcelo D2 will then perform live to close out the night.
Fundição Progresso – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$40 – R$300

Festa Labirinto (Tavares Bastos)
Tonight the Maze will host a special July edition of the Festa Labirinto. Julia and Ivo Vargas will present their project Dois Varguinhas and DJs 440 and Pajé will spin during the night.
The Maze – 10PM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

Salada das Frutas (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador in Lapa will present the Salada das Frutas project with Liniker and Os Caramelows performing live. Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira and Tássia Reis will also play during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant (Botafogo)
The Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant series continues tonight with Metá Metá and Maurício Pereira performing live at Biblioteca Parque Estadual in Centro.
Biblioteca Parque Estadual – 6:30 PM
Av. Presidente Vargas, 1261 – Centro
Entrance: FREE

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Deep Please (Saúde)
Tonight Sacadura 154 in Saúde will host the Deep Place party with Chemical Surf, Bruno Furlan, and Bochner spinning during the night.
Sacadura 154 –8PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$65 – R$80

Swing (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of tech and deep house as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Swing party tonight. During the night, Uncloak Live, Art in Motion, Akika, Gustavo Magri, Tiago Lucius, Hugo Swaelen, and Henrique Dessanti will spin in the subsolo and DJs Filipe Torres, Andre Moreno, Rodd Rodrigues and Andre Lima will spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Infame (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the cabaret party, Infame tonight with burlesque performances by Eva Guarani and Larissa Maxine. Additionally, DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Suzykill and Claudio Macedo will spin during the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$60

Zoeira and School Gangster (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Zoeira and School Gangster parties tonight. DJs Castro, M$E, Fábio and Broa will spin on the Zoeira stage and Mousetrack and Chico Tadeu will perform live on that stage. On the School Gangster stage DJs Marcao and Erik Skratch will spin the best of old school on vinyl.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15 – R$20


Calça Arriada, 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, and more. Nando do Cavaco will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the group Calça Arriada 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

Julio Estrela, Marina Iris, and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Nina Rosa will start the night at Carioca da Gema at 8:30 PM tonight. Then beginning at 10:30 PM, Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will follow, returning to the venue to perform her unique and lively brand of samba including their reinterpretations of works by Seu Jorge, Djavan, and Jorge Ben Jor, among others.
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)

Pagode do Reinaldo (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Pagode do Reinaldo with Reinaldo and band performing live. Additionally, the group Sambai will perform and DJ Cafe will spin the best of MPB and samba during the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$5


Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic 80s as the band Alforria 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
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10 until 10PM and R$20 after.

Sexta Sertaneja (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin in Ipanema will host the Sexta Sertaneja party with Wendel and Rafael performing live and DJ Bruno Rebello spinning the best of pop and funk during the night. Caipirinhas will be free until 11PM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Dressed to Kiss @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Kiss tribute band Dressed to Kiss will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of rock’n’roll during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – 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 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.

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.

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 – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Known 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

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

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