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Rio Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, Palaphita will host the VEM PRO PALA! party at its chic and stylish venue in Gavea. The doors open at 6PM and close at 1AM – but the party doesn’t end until the sun comes up.

DJ Christian K, selecting the best hip-hop, soul and pop and Gabriel Torres will also be on the decks with sets ranging from Deep to Tech House with exciting mixes.

Promotions will include three bottles of Chandon for the price of two until 1AM. Dress to impress here, as the crowd is beautiful and there are no Havaianas allowed.


A Recepção dos Calouros (Lagoa)
Tonight, Miroir will host the A Recepção dos Calouros party in its chic venue in Lagoa. DJs Djamal, Mariana Pinet, YNM & FILL, and John Failly will spin the best of house all night.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Saideira (Centro)
Cordão da Bola Preta will host tonight the party Saideira with DJs Rafael Cassel and Nicolle Neumann spinning tracks all night. There will also be free distribution of beer, cachaça, and Skol Beats.
Cordão da Bola Preta  – 11PM
R. da Relação, 03 – Centro –  Tel: (21) 2240-8049
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list, R$20 without name on the list

Tonight, Palaphita will host the VEM PRO PALA! party, with DJ Christian K, selecting the best hip-hop, soul and pop.
Also Gabriel Torres, with sets ranging from Deep to Tech House with exciting mixes. There is no need to list, because entrance is free until 1AM.
Palaphita Gavea – 6PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: FREE (no more entry after 1AM)

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Luiza Dionizio Live Samba (Lapa)
Luiza Dionizio is today one of the great samba singers to perform at Carioca da Gema, and has just released her first CD. She will sings hits by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Toninho Geraes, Clara Nunes, João Nogueira among others.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Adriana Dutra, Strada, Nando Cavaco, DJ Marcelo Sabre, Forró-Calça Arriada (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, singer Adriana Dutra will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Singer Strada will follow at 11PM with the best of Brazilian music. At 11PM, Nando do Cavaco will perform the best of samba, followed by DJ Marcelo Sabre. Then beginning at 3:30AM, Forró-Calça Arriada will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Lapafest (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. Singer Mar Cesar will start off the night on the first floor by performing well-known samba, MPB, and sambalanço songs. The bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with 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.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


DUST’N’BONES @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Guns N’ Roses tribute Banda DUST’N’BONES will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear some 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 – 6PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Cornerstone and Naked Chicken @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight, Cornerstone will perform tonight bringing the best of hard rock and metal. Band Naked Chicken will also perform bringing the best of national rock.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Happy Hour and Mamãe, Não Quero Ser Prefeito (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski will host Drunk Hour (Happy Hour with drink specials) from 6:30 PM to 10PM. After, Bar Bukowski will begin the party, Mamãe, Não Quero Ser Prefeito with plenty of rock music and the band Folks playing the best of rock too.
Bar Bukowski – 6:30PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: FREE if you leave before 10PM. If you stay longer, it’s R$40. FREE for public teachers and journalists all night.

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
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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