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la chica tombaFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of funk, hip hop, rap, and bass as the Fosfobox club in Copacabana hosts La Chica Tomba party. During the night, the will be live performances and DJs.

In the subsolo (basement), Totonete, Afrofunk Rio, La Muchacha, Bad$ista, and ₭ENNYᐱ will provide the entertainment while above at the Fosfobar, Kawo, Diniboy, and Ingrid Nepomuceno will spin during the night.

Additionally, Street burguerZ will offer food throughout the party.


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: 55+ 21 96579-7643 Pub Crawl / 55+ 21 96900-1721 Vicente Sauer
Entrance: R$70


Pepeu Gomes (Lapa)
Brazilian guitarist and composer Pepeu Gomes will make a stop in Rio de Janeiro, to perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. The show is part of Gomes’ “Pepeu 50 – A Mais de Mil Tour.” Seu Jorge and Moraes Moreira will join Gomes durning the show and Zabelê will perform to open the night. Additionally, DJ China will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100

Water Rats (Botafogo)
São Paulo band Water Rats will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Bands Os Estudantes and Ostra Brains will also play live during the night.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Quebrando a Cena (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of funk, trap, pop, rock, and bagaceira as the Quebrando a Cena party returns to Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight. DJs Tontonete, Roberto Cruz, Ingrid Gründig, Iggor Ahrends, Juan Leonel, and Mariana Pinet will spin during the night. Shots of Catuaba with Absolut and Chuva de Chandon will be distributed throughout the party and the Folkatrua VJs will provide visuals.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Fabri.K (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Fabri.K party. DJs Gui Toledo, Marcelo Frota, Zeck and Beranger will spin the best of underground house and techno while DJs Garota Libertad and Flávio Cesar spin the best of soul, groove, lounge, MPB, Latin, and jazz during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

La Chica Tomba (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of funk, hip hop, rap, and bass as the Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts La Chica Tomba party. During the night, there will be live performances and DJs spinning on two floors.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Fiji (Gamboa)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, future beats, soul, house, and neo baile as Éden in Gamboa hosts the Fiji party tonight. Tómas Tróia, Mocassim, Nunig, Tesfo, York, Artur Ferraro, Atrhexe, and Camões, among others will spin during the night.
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 109
Entrance: Free to R$20

Fog (Arpoador)
The Fog party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with DJs Feijão, Igor Kelner, and the CRAA Crew with Abdack, Marfelo, and Zeitgeist spinning the best of pop, indie, hip hop, trap, and eletronic during the night.
CAVE – 11:58 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Célio Motta, Paulinho Mocidade, and Nicolas Krassik (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, violinist Nicolas Krassik and guests will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB, choro, samba, forró, and jazz including their reinterpretations of works by Yamandú Costa, Hamilton de Holanda, Carlos Malta, Marisa Monte, Beth Carvalho, João Bosco, and Gilberto Gil, among others. Singer-songwriter Paulinho Mocidade will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 3AM, the group Célio Motta 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 Marcelle Motta
Marcelle Motta will get things started at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio will follow, performing her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7PM
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)


LMP Rock Trio @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s as the band LMP Rock Trio 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 Moraes performing live and DJ Bruno Rebello spinning the best of pop and funk during the night. Caipivodkas will be free until 12AM.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$70.

Irish Nation Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 will host the Irish Nation Party tonight with bands Rats and Punching Namard performing live. Additionally, DJs Wagner Fester and Rasputin will spin the best of irish punk, rock, folk metal and folk rock during the night. Promotions will include specials on Heineken and shots of Whisky Jameson will be distributed throughout the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

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.

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.

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.

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.

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