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megustapornbugsFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of tech house as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Me Gusta party with guests, Pornbugs tonight.

German DJs Sven & Sven, aka Pornbugs, will be joined by DJs Felipe Fella of the Base parties and resident DJ, Marcelo Frota in the subsolo (basement) during the night.

Additionally spinning above at the Fosfobar during the night, Depz will present DJs Zeck, Beranger, Dessanti, and Drophead.


Audio Rebel Convida Curated by Chico Dub (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the fifth of seven nights of the debut edition of Audio Rebel Convida. Curarted by cultural producer Chico Dub, the series features performances of contemporary music, free improvisation, sound installations, dance performances and a discussion with Brazilian and international artists. Tonight performance artist Marcia Nemer Jentzsch will present “Estudo de Paisagem” (Landscape Study) and Luisa Puterman will present “Sonorização” (Sound).
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Eliza Soares (Lapa)
Legendary Brazilian singer Eliza Soares will present her most recent album live to a soldout crowd tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Muralhex and BQVC will also perform live during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: SOLDOUT


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 – 10:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$70

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Paranoid Android St. Patrick’s Day (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz will keep the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going as it hosts a special edition of the Paranoid Android party. There will be welcome shots of “Whiskey in the Jar,” alcohol popsicles, and chocolates (golden coins) will be distributed throughout the night. DJs Buba Bgolls, and Dí Andrade will spin the best of indie rock, alternative rock, indie pop on the first floor and the best of pop and hits on the second floor during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials at the bar.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – $40

Festa Sex Tape St. Patrick’s Day(Centro)
Espaço Acústica is also going green as it hosts a special St. Patrick’s Day edition of the Festa Sex Tape tonight. Green Heineken beer will be distributed to the first one hundred to arrive and there will be a green beer battle during the night. Additionally, there will be a beerbong with Guinness and shots of Hidromel will be distributed throughout the night. DJs Grazzia and SaJoão will spin the best of pop, EDM, trap, hip hop, funk, hits and 90s on the first floor and DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Ivy and guest Calil BFR will spin the best of indie, rock, metal, pop rock, national hits and oldies on the terrace. On the second floor there will be karaoke with menus featuring over 10,000 songs including rock, classic, national, pop, and more.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2 – Centro
Entrance: R$20 – R$69

Me Gusta with Pornbugs (Copacabana)
Fosfobox in Copacabana will host the Me Gusta party tonight with guests, Pornbugs and DJs Felipe Fella, Marcelo Frota, Zeck, Beranger, Dessantii, and Dropheard spinning during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

Rock Time (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Rock Time Party tonight with DJs Felipe Malfoy and Felipe Eboli spinning the best of 90s, 00s, classic rock, metal, grunge, punk, and national rock on the first stage and DJs Vitor Medina and Iggor Ahrends spinning the best of indie rock, pop rock, Britpop, indie pop, power pop, pop punk and more on the second stage. Welcome shots of Catuaba will be distributed to the first one hundred people to arrive; there will be a beerbong; and Rockgirl will distribute shots from the stage throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30- R$40

Agua Jam (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema will host Rendez-Vous Rooftop, Agua Jam. This event has become popular on Saturday nights and has expanded to include Friday evening as well – although closing t Midnight. DJ Vivian Reis will spin during the event.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 6PM-Midnight
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$30


Trio Remelexo, and Fátima Gaspar, Makley Matos and Quarteto Duobá (Centro)
Tonight Makley Matos and Quarteto Duobá will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba, choro, and Brazilian rhythms. Singer Fátima Gaspar will follow at 11PM with her reinterpretations of works by Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Nelson Cavaquinho, João Nogueira, Chico Buarque, and Tom Jobim, among others. Then beginning at 3AM, Trio Remelexo will begin their performance of the best of forró, a show that will last until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente
Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente will perform live at Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 PM, 9:30 PM and 11:30 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. The bloco Picada de Primeira will then perform the best of samba, MPB, soul, 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. Caipirinhas will be free for all unitl 12AM.
Leviano – 6PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


Motorgun and Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as bands Motorgun and Made in Rock perform live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for great live music, quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20+

Rodrigo Santos and Os Lenhadores @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Rodrigo Santos e Os Lenhadores will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of national rock during the night.
Saloon 79 – 8:30 PM with Rodrigo Santos and Os Lenhadores scheduled to perform at 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

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

Baile Carioca (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best retro axé and funk tonight at Barzin in Ipanema as Baile Carioca presents Mira Callado performing live tonight. Additionally during the night, DJ Bruno Rebello will spin the best of pop and funk carioca.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema. Just around the corner from Posto 9, this open space local tends to catch the after-beach crowd and go all night.
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 – 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

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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