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groovepartyFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Groove Party will celebrate it’s sixth anniversary tonight at Espaço XV in Arco do Teles.

During the night two stages of DJs will spin the best of hip hop, funk, soul, R&B, breakbeat, dancehall, trap and vogue

DJs Bruno X, Nyack, MF, and André Rockmaster will spin on the Undergroove stage during the night and DJs Will, Garzøn, Sean Alvarez, and Edu Castelo will spin on the Groove is Burnin’ stage.


Millencolin (Lapa)
Tonight the Swedish punk band Millencolin will perform live at Fundição Progresso. Consisting of members Nikola Sarcevic, Mathias Färm, Erik Ohlsson, and Fredrik Larzonhe, the quartet has released eight albums since Millencolin was formed in 1992. Additionally performing tonight will be the bands Diabo Verde and Glove Pistol.
Fundição Progresso – 9PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: See venue for more information

Vicente Barreto (Botafogo)
Composer, singer, and instrumentalist Vicente Barreto will present he long-awaited new album, Cambaco, live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight. Barreto is well known for his work with musicians including Vinícius de Moraes, Gonzaguinha, Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, Elton Medeiros, Tom Zé, Paulo César Pinheiro, Alceu Valença, and Paulinho Pedra Azul, among others. He is the composer of the song “Tropicana” (better known as “Morena Tropicana”) and “Hein?” a song made famous by Alceu Valença. During the show tonight Barretto will be accompanied by guitarist Rodrigo Campos, bassist Marcelo Cabral, and drummer Serginho Machado.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25

Ratos de Porão and Krisiun (Lapa)
Brazilian thrash/harcore punk band Ratos de Porão and Brazilian death metal band Krisiun will perform live tonight 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$80

Bem Brasil


Groove Party (Centro)
The Groove Party will celebrate it’s sixth anniversary with two stages of DJs spinning the best of hip hop, funk, soul, R&B, breakbeat, dancehall, trap and vogue tonight at Espaço XV in Arco do Teles. DJs Bruno X, Nyack, MF, and André Rockmaster will spin on the Undergroove stage during the night and DJs Will, Garzøn, Sean Alvarez, and Edu Castelo will spin on the Groove is Burnin’ stage.
Arco do Teles – 11PM
Praça XV, Centro
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Battles- 7 years (Copacabana)
After more than fifty editions and 4,000 mugs of beers, the Battles party will celebrate its seventh anniversary tonight at Fosfobox in Copacabana. The Battles! Crew with Igor Kelener & GB and Tomás Tróia and guests will spin during the event. The DJing competition will return as will the beer battles.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

DOOM (Centro)
Tonight the popular DOOM party returns to La Paz in Centroto to celebrate its second anniversary. DJs Nuts, Nyack, Bertoletti, Bevilaqua, KingFoxxx, Mr Bentar, and M$E will spin during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Pega Bem (Arpoador)
It’s time for the best of pop, hip hop, funk and retro funk as the CAVE club in Arpoado hosts the Pega Bem party. DJs Feijão, Celio “The Manager,’ and Lofaro will spin during the night. Entry for women with their names on the friend’s list will be free all night.
CAVE – 11:59 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: FREE fo r women with their name on the list, R$40+

Puta Que Pariu (Lapa)
The Puta Que Pariu party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with a special pajama party edition. Pajamas are optional but recommended. There will be a wet pajama contest plus games including Twister and Truth or Dare. Additionally there will be bodyshots and shots of jurupinga and catuaba distributed throughout the night. DJs Lupin, Edu Matias, and Ricardo Bastos will spin the best of hits, EDM, hip hop, trap and funk on the Pop stage during the night while DJs Ian Garcez and Lupin will spin the best of nu metal, rock, hard rock and indie rock on the Alcoolinpica stage.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Surrender (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club will host the Surrender party with DJs Menz & Defank, Pzilio & Fearless, de Lucca, Felipe Rosa, and Critical Drop spinning the best of deep house, EDM, and funk throughout the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Crush! (Botafogo)
The Crush party returns tonight to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo with a speical Movember edition. DJs will spin the best of pop punk all night long on both floors of the venue.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Sexta Cabaret (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host the Festa Reclamação da República party. The band Woodhouse will perform live and DJ Jacaré will spin.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Why So Serious (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Why So Serious party tonight with Feijão, Alan Mattos, Bruno Andre, Luan Nascimento, and Felipe Rosa spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa again tonight. During the event, Bom Batuque will perform the best of samba, funk and more live and DJ Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip hop, funk, and reggaeton.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Rock on the Roof (Méier)
Tonight the Rock on the Roof event returns to Imperator Centro Cultural João Mogueira. The Rock on the Roof events are special Spotify listening parties and highlight one album eveduring every edition. Tonight it’s time for The Sisters of Mercy’m s 1985 album “First and Last.and Always” with DJ Wagner Fester.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Plastik (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the seventh edition of the Plastik party. During the night seven DJs will spin the best of post punk, gothic rock, death rock, synth pop, techno pop, new wave, coldwave, minimal wave, no wave, electro, EBM, and more. Additionally there will be a performance by Eva Morgana La Bohéme and the band Envolto Deserto will perform live. Addition horror films will be screened during the night.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
FREE until 12AM, R$5 after.

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Lelei Junior, Aninha Portal, and Gafiera na Surdina (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, the group Gafiera na Surdina will start the night in Rio Scenarium with the best of jazz and MPB. Singer Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM will the best of samba. Then from 2:30 AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning, Lelei Junior will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

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 César will follow with the best of samba. 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$30 (Cash only)

Julio Estrela and Marina Iris and Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
Julieta Brandão will open the night at 9PM in Carioca da Gema.Then at 11PM Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live with special guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Texas Trem @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues and classic rock as the band Texas Trem performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Teto Preto @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Teto Preto event. Celebrating resident DJ Priscilla Dau’s birthday, special guest DJs Kleber Tuma and Mario Gennari will spin the best of rock’n’roll during the night.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Musik (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant will host the Musik party with Julio Serrano performing live and DJ Daniel Faria spinning the best of hip hop, house and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 and five Miller Lites for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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