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The Maze RioFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Live jazz returns to the well-known Rio de Janeiro jazz club, The Maze in Tavares Bastos tonight.

Taking place on the first Friday of every month, the live sessions are known to feature romantic jazz from the 1920s through the 1960s, improvisations, and open jam sessions with professional and amateur musicians from around the world.

Tonight’s performers will include vocalist Indiana Nomma, flugelhornist José Arimatea, saxophonist Denize Rodrigues, pianist Vanessa Rodrigues, drummer Andre Fróes, trumpeter Tom Ashe, double bassist Aureo Luis, and guitarist Marcelo Pfeil.


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


Live Jazz at The Maze (Tavares Bastos)
The monthly live night of jazz returns to The Maze in Tavares Bastos tonight. Additionally, DJ Lencinho will spin during both nights.
Terraço Belvedere – 10PM
Rua Tavares Bastos, 414/66 – Catete – Tel: (21) 2558-5547
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Ney Matogrosso (Lapa)
Brazilian singer Ney Matogrosso will perform live tonight and tomorrow night at Circo Voador in Lapa.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100

Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant (Botafogo)
The Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant series begins tonight with Arto Lindsay and Chinese Cookie Poets 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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Das Musik (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of techno and house as Fosfobox hosts the Das Musik party tonight. DJs Marcio Vermelho, Maurício Lopes, Ananda Nobre, and Leo Mendes while DJs Gabriel Saber, MRQZ, João Henrique Gasparino, and Warley spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Bula (Centro)
The Bula party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight with DJs Cavalca, Zeck & Beranger, Marcelo Frota, and Magri spinning the best of underground house and techno and DJ Lucius spinning a special birthday set. Additionally, DJs Sego and Jonsu will spin the best of underground old school rap.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Burn (Botafogo)
Tonight at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo, the Burn party will celebrate its first birthday. DJs SaJoão and Vitor Dll will spin the best of pop, hits, hip hop, and funk while DJs Polly, Bruno Ambrozi, and special guest deu Zebraa spin the best of EDM, trap, and remixes. Additionally during the party, there will be welcome shots, alcoholic popsicles, a beerbong, and shots will be distributed all night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas, caipivodkas, and mojito until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Inside (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador tonight will host the fifth edition of the Inside party. DJs Dedé Menezes, Aldo, Igor Kelner, Chaloub, and Vitor Florião will spin the best of hip hop, trap, and deep house throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:59 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Free for women with their names on the list until 12:30 AM, R$40+


SerTãoFulô, Toque de Arte, and Nicolas Krassik (Centro)
Violinist Nicolas Krassik and guests will off the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of jazz, MPB, choro, samba and forró. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and then beginnig at 3AM, the group SerTãoFulô 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 Gabriel Teixeira
Gabriel Teixeira will perform live to start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema and singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio will follow, returning to the venue to perform 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)


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Metallica as tribute band Anesthesia returns to perform 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.

JackStone @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of The Rolling Stones as the band JackStone performs live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJs Theddy-O and Heavy Purista will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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: Entrance for women with their names on the list is free until 1AM, R$20 – R$70.

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)
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

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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