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Hit meFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of pop, EDM, hip hop and funk as the Hit Me party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.

DJs Polly and Ivy will spin in the subsolo (basement) and DJ Julie and special guest Bia Marques will spin above at the Fosfobar during the night.

There will also be games of Battleshots (like the game Battleship but with shots). Promotions will include two-for-one shots of Jägermeister.


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, the entry will be free at the next location and pub crawlers will get 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


Frejat and Titãs (Botafogo)
Tonight Brazilian musician Frejat and Brazilan band Titãs will perform live at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$70 -R$140

Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra and Bnegão and the Seletores de Frequência (Lapa)
Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra and Bnegão and the Seletores de Frequência will play live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally, Fanfarra Black Clube will peform to open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Flaviola and the Bando do Sol (Botafogo)
After their show last night, Flaviola and the Bando do Sol return to Audio Rebel in Botafogo. For tonight’s performance, they will present all new material.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

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Batalha do Essi (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the second edition of Batalha do Essi. There will be an MC battle, DJ Drope, Erick, and Switch will spin, and Doutor Essiele will serve as Master of Ceremonies during the night.
La Paz – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

Hit Me (Copacabana)
DJs Polly, Ivy, Julie and Bia Marques will spin the best of pop, EDM, hip hop and funk as the Hit Me party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Disk 90 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of the 90s and Axé Bahia as Casa da Matriz hosts the Disk 90s party tonight. There will be 90s karaoke, free shots, party accessories, toys, and candy. DJs Thyago Simas and Bruno Mozka will spin throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

Drunk Club with Freaky Gang and seguraOgrave Crew (Arpoador)
Tonight at the CAVE club in Arpoador, the Drunk Club will welcome special guests Freaky Gang and the seguraOgrave crew. During the night, DJs Erick Kush, M$E, and Cereja will join Freak Gang and the seguraOgrave crew to spin the best of trap, rap, hip hop and neo beats.
CAVE – 11:50 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Free for women with their names on the list until 12AM, R$30 – R$60


Trio Pé de Serra, Aninha Portal, and Bia Falcão (Centro)
Musician Bia Falcão will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with her reinterpretations of works by Elis Regina, Marisa Monte, Clara Nunes, Lulu Santos, Ed Motta, Jorge Benjor, Simonal,Tim Maia, and Djavan, among others. Singer Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then, beginning at 3AM, Trio Pé de Serra will perform of the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Aline Calixto and Elisa Addor
Singer and guitarist Pedro Holanda will get things started at Carioca da Gema tonight and Elisa Addor will follow at 9PM. Then, beginning at 11PM, singer Aline Calixto follow with the best of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7PM, 9PM, and 11PM
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)


Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda 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.

Sexta Sertaneja (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin in Ipanema will host the Sexta Sertaneja party with Wendell and Rafael 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 is free all night and for men is R$20 – R$70.

Charles Zanol and Friends @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo is celebrating Charles Zanol’s birthday with a live performance by him and his friends Big Gilson, Pedro Leão and Gil Eduardo. During the night, they will play the best of rock and blues including works by Eric Clapton, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Elvis, among others. Additionally, DJs Theddy-O and Tony Rocker will spin the best of rock before and after the show.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: 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)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
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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