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Hot ChipFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – British electronic group Hot Chip will return to Rio de Janeiro to perform live at Saúde’s Sacadura 154 tonight.

The group arrives in Rio while on tour in support of their sixth album, Why Make Sense, released in May earlier this year.

Formed in London, England in 1990 by childhood friends, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, Hot Chip currently consists of Taylor, Goddard, Owen Clarke, Al Doyle and Felix Martin.

With all of the members playing synthesiers, in addition to guitars and percussive intruments, Hot Chip is well known for their electro-pop synthesizer driven rhythms. They are also known for reworking their previous songs during live shows, creating an energy-filled eperience.

After the show tonight, Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and DJs Rodrigo Reirão, Tabalipa, Godi, and LS2 will spin as part of the Disconnection after-party. Additionally, DJ Nepal will spin before the show.


Ná Ozzetti and Passo Torto (Centro)
The series of Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant QTV events continues tonight with Ná Ozzetti and Passo Torto returning to perform live at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller. Passo Torto is a São Paulo quartet and for the performance tonight will join singer Ná Ozzetti to launch the album Thiago França.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Otto (Lapa)
Tonight Otto will bring his “Recupera” (Recovered) tour to Circo Voador in Lapa. During the tour Otto is playing the best of his works. Carne Doce and Marcelinho da Lua will also perform during the night
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Hot Chip (Saúde)
British electronic group Hot Chip will perform live at Scadura 154 tonight. After the show Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and DJs Rodrigo Reirão, Tabalipa, Godi, and LS2 will spin as part of the Disconnection after-party. Additionally, DJ Nepal will spin before the show.
Sacadura 154 –10PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$120 – R$240

Teatro Mágico (Lapa)
Teatro Mágico returns to Fundição Progresso tonight with special guests Dani Black and Lucas Silveira.
Fundição Progresso – 8PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Anaga (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the Anaga party. Aren, Beni, NYL, Essiele, Buiú Beatbox and Nacho Garcia are confirmed to perform live during the event.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Alcoolímpica (Lapa)
The Alcoolímpica (Alcohool Olympics) return to Teatro Odisséia tonight with games and DJs spinning the best of EDM and hip hop on two floors. Games will include the Kamikaze, a upside down beerbong timed-event; Extintor de Incêndio (Fire Extinguishers), a beer shootgunning event; Bowl of Beer; and the Trialcool event with tequila, whisky, and cachaça. Additionally there will be free shots of jurupinga distributed from the stage througout the night and there will be bodyshots on the stage. DJs Lupin, Ian Garcez and Ricardo Bastos will spin the best of EDM, Trap, hip hop, hits and funk on the first stage while DJs Igor Boechat, Portela and La Fénix spin the best of rock, pop rock, punk, and indie on the second stage.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Tama Impala and Foster the People edition. Budweisers will be buy two get one free all night and the will be additional two-for-one specials on other drinks. DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, and Di Andrade will spin the best of indie on the first floor and the Muito POP party will bring the best of indie pop to the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$26 – R$35

Barbado (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of house, tribal, pop and beards as the Barbado party returns to Fosfobox tonight. During the night DJs Claudiho, Nacho Chapado, and Julio Doutor will spin the best of house and DJs Marcelo Haubrich, Ravena Creole, and Fernanda Fox will spin the best of pop.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Planet Lamma (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the Planet Lamma party with the free jazz group Ma Non Troppo performing live. Admission is free and organizers guarantee fun, good music and affordable beers and snacks.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Lambe-Lambe De La Rocque & Arte Inn (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host Lambe-Lambe De La Rocque and the Arte Inn and Jamboo parties. Lambe-Lambe features the works of artist Fernando de La Rocque. Additionally the works of Tantão, Guga Ferraz, Bruno Big, Matias Maxx, Pedro Lago, Daniel Castanheira, Alander Especie, André Amaral, and Marc Paul will be on display during the night. DJs Sean Diss, πollanda, Toledo, and Serp4F will spin on the Arte Inn stage and DJs Phil, Nelsopinho, and Treme will spin on the Jamboo stage during the night.
La Paz – 10PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Happy Days (Arpoador)
Tonight the Happy Days party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador. During the event, DJs Larissa Busch, David Levy, Beto Artista, Tucho, and Lofaro will spin the best of pop, hip hop, rock, indie rock and classic funk.
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Rock Party (Botafogo)
Tonight Cabaret Lounge will host the Rock Party with DJs spinning the best of rock throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Girls (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Girls party. Known for its all female DJ lineup, tonight the party will feature DJs Rico, Jana Duarte, Claudia Puccetti, Thereza Menezes, Carol Vig, and Mari Benting spinning throughout the night tonight.
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

K.A.O.S. (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club will host the K.A.O.S. party with special guests Felipe Rosa, MC RD, Tathi Kiss, and Danny Sax. Additionally during the night, DJs Aldo Barranco, Pedro Sousa, Flavio Oliveira and BBA will spin during the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20+

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Chamego Nordestino, Aninha Portal, and Daniel Rolim (Centro)
Daniel Rolim returns to start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM and singer Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM with the best of samba.. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
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. 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.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

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


Made In Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic, punk and grunge as the band Made in Rock returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while belting out your favorite rock tunes, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Speed Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Speed Rock event. Linda Lobo, Vênus Café and Indio Jam will perform. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libra all ningt and welcome shots for the first thirty to arrive.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – $20

Musik with Lica Tito & The Groovemakers (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant will host the Musik party with JLica Tito & The Groovemakers performing the the best of Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Amy Winehouse, Eve, and Jennifer Lopez nd more liv. Additionally, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, house and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

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 firt chopp (draft beer) for R$1 during Happy Hour (5PM – 11PM).
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. Additionally Happy Hour specials on Mondays through Fridays, 5PM – 8PM, include 300ml choop for R$5.50 and 50% off discount on petiscos (appetizers).
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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