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José GonzálezFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Thanks to the help of fans and Rio de Janeiro-based crowdfunding project Queremos, Swedish singer-songwriter José González and English singer-songwriter musician Lucy Rose will perform live in Circo Voador tonight.

González, also a member of the Swedish indie rock band Junip, is well known for his solo classical guitar playing; soft vocals; and intimate acoustic covers of works by Massive Attack, The Knife, Kylie Minogue, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

To date, González has released numerous EPs, singles, and three solo studio albums: 2003’s Veneer, 2007’s In Our Nature , and 2015’s Vestiges and Claws.

Lucy Rose, a former vocalist for the group Bombay Bicycle Club, has released two studio albums; her 2012 debut, Like I Used To its her 2015 follow-up album Work It Out.


The Wailers Band, Julian Marley, and Black Alien (Botafogo)
Tonight The Wailers Band will reunite with Julian Marley and perform live along with Cidade Verde Sounds and Black Alien at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$70 -R$300

José González and Lucy Rose (Lapa)
Tonight Swedish singer-songwriter José González will play live at Circo Voador in Lapa. English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose will perform to open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$280 (half price with a donation at the gate of 1kg of non-perishable food)

Jair Naves (Botafogo)
Tonight Bichano Records will present Jair Naves performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Naves will perform a solo acoustic show which will include works from his albums Atirado ao Mar and Trovões a me atingir. The band gorduratrans will perform to open the night.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

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Colab 021 (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host a special Rio de Janeiro edition of the beats and bass party Colab 011. Entitled Colab 021 for the Rio de Janeiro area code, the party will feature resident DJs Tamenpi, CESRV, and Sants plus guest DJs R3brkz, Bevilaqua, F. Heinz, Carlos, Mestre Xim, Goribeatzz, and KingFoxxx spinning throughout the night on two stages.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Me Gusta (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of techno and house as the Me Gusta party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. Special guest Nytron will join DJs Renato Bastos and Dessanti to spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night while DJs Flipe Torres, Andre Moreno, Rodd Rodriguez, and Andre Lima spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Coq le Coq(Arpoador)
Tonight the Coq le Coq party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador with DJs Ayman, Aian, Cavera, and Ygor Kovansky spinning the best of trap, electro, hip hop, and funk throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:30 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 +. See venue for more information.

Go Hard! (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Go Hard! party tonight with DJs Ruxel, Dorly, Rodrigo S., B. Vinelli, and TrapDeluxe spinning the best of trap, future bass, twerk, jungle, and more throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Trio Ustrês, Dhy Ribeiro, and Lu Fogaça and Trio (Centro)
Lu Fogaça and Trio will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with their blend of gafieira and MPB. Singer Dhy Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, samba de gafieira, and samba rock. Finally at 3AM, Trio Ustrês will begin their performance of the best of forró, frevos, baiões, cocos, xotes, and maracatus.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Teresa Cristina, Grupo Semente and Gabriel Teixeira
Gabriel Teixeira will get things started at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente will follow, filling the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30 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. 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)


Eleanors Beatles Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of the Beatles as tribute band Eleanors Beatles Band 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.

Blackpop @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B will host the Blackpop party tonight with DJs spinning the best of hip hop and pop. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Budweiser for R$15; caipirinhas and caipivodkas for R$10 each; and Sweet Heat for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$10 – R$15

Baile Carioca (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin in Ipanema presents Baile Carioca with Wendell and Rafael performing live and DJ Bruno Rebello spinning the best of pop and funk. Caipirinhas 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$30.

Evil Nights @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the tenth edition of the Evil Nights party. Bands Barizon and Saturndust will perform live during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM; Saturndust is scheduled to begin at 11PM; and Barizon is scheduled to begin at 12AM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

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)
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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