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Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Brazilian MC, Emicida returns to Rio de Janeiro to perform live in Circo Voador. During the show tonight, Emicida will present his second album Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos e Lições de Casa (About Children, hips, Nightmares and House Lessons).

A São Paulo native, Emicida was born Leandro Roque de Oliveira and began using the stage name Emicida, a combination of Portuguese words for MC (Emcee) and homicide or murderer (homicida), as he worked his way up through the São Paulo’s hip-hop ‘battle’ scene.

He released his first album O Glorioso Retorno de Quem Nunca Esteve Aqui (The Glorious Return of Someone Who Was Never Here) in 2013. Additionally he has releasesed two EPs, mixtapes, and multiple singles. His hits include “Triunfo“, “Hoje cedo”, “Levanta e anda”, “Passarinhos” and “Zóião. ”

OQuardro and Gilles Petterson will open the night.


Festival Multiplicidade (Gávea)
The final weekend of the 2015 edition of Festival Multiplicidade continues today at Fundação Planetário (Foundation Planetarium) in Gávea. During the day, Muti Randolph and Bruno Palazzo will perform their multimedia installation. DJ Andrea Gram, one of the first Brazilian women to spin electronic music, will present a special set with Muti Randolph providing visuals beginning at 9PM. Then beginning at 10PM, Randolph will also partner with Danish artist Rumpistol for a presentation with 3D projections.There will also be film screenings throughout the day in the cúpula Galileu Galillei beginning at 11AM and food trucks will be parked outside of the planetarium beginning at 7PM.
Fundação Planetário – 11AM – 11PM
Rua Vice-Governador Rúbens Berardo -100, Gávea– Tel: (21) 2274-0046
Entrance: FREE


Labirinto @ The Maze (Catete)
The popular Labirinto festival returns to The Maze. Tonight the event will feature live performances by vocalists Rowena Jameson and Indiana Nomma, saxophonist Joel Ferreira, bassist Aureo Luis, drummer Andre Frés, flügelhornist Jospe Arimatéa, trumpeter Tom Ashe, guitarist Marcelo Pfeil, and pianist Vaness Rodrigues will perform live.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547

Benjão (Botafogo)
Benjão will present his first solo album Hardcore Nêgo live tonight at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. During the show he will be accompanied by drummer Marcelo Callado, bassist Pedro Dantas and keyboardist Martin Scian.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Simultãneo Absoluto (Centro)
Tonight Sala Funarte Sidney Miller will host the second night of Simultãneo Absoluto. Pangua and Zona Oeste Instrumental will peform live and the film “Kbela” will be screened.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 6PM – 10PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Emicida (Lapa)
Emicida returns to perform live in Rio deJaneiro at Circo Voador in Lapa. OQuardro and Gilles Petterson will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Palavras Cruzadas #12 (Ipanema)
Tonight and tomorrow tonight, Tulipa Ruiz, Alexandre Orion, Gustavo Ruiz and Rica Amabis will perform live in Oi Futuro Ipanema as part of Palavras Cruzadas #12.
OFuturo Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Tel : (21) 3201 -3010
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Bem Brasil


Santa Roots (Centro)
Tonight the second edition of Santa Roots will take over Arco do Teles with three stages/areas of DJs, performers, artr and vendors. On the main stage (Espaço XV), Nectar Gang, Doutor Essiele, Projeto Sublime with Morcego, Lucas Solaris and “LC” Couthino, Cabelera, and DJ Donnie Jay will perform. In the Rua area (Arco do Teles), Marofas Grass Band, Nyanbinghi Sound System, DJ Eré, Branca Sounds with DJ Comodoro and MC Flavio Santo Rua will perform. Finally, on the Lounge Roots stage, Brownie Feliz will offer food; TTK Rio, El Pante Boards, Raiz Cultivo Indoor, Revista Maconha Brasil, DoCaique and Nata Familia will be part of a bazar, expo art and PXE will present reggae ska, rap, rock and art.
Arco do Teles – 10PM
Praça XV, Centro
Entrance: FREE

Bootie Rio with Pabllo Vittar (Copacabana)
The Bootie Rio party returns to Fosfobox tonight with special guest Pabllo Vittar. Vittar will perform the four songs, including “Open Bar” from her debut EP live. Additionally during the night, DJs Rody, Moreira, Richard L will spin the best of mashups in the subsolo (basement) during the night and Ravena Creole and Danjah Patra will perform. Above at the Fosfobar on the Baile Gay stage, DJs Ber Back, Leo Sales, Tarciso Bressan, Alma Negrot, and Chloe Van Damme will spin and Natasha Fierce and Clarissa Lasertits will perform.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35 – R$45

Praise (Arpoador)
It’s time for the best of Deep Trap as the CAVE club in Arpoador hosts the Prasie party tonight. DJs Ayman, Rama, D-groov, and Kurtenbach will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Festa Bagaceira (Botafogo)
Tonight Espaço Rampa will host Festa Bagaceira and Pagode Brega Anos 90. DJs Lindote and Tunai will spin and VJ Felipe Cavalcanti will provide visuals during the party.
Espaço Rampa – 10PM
Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42,Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2239-0305
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

2000 Dois Mil (Lapa)
It’s time to celbrate the 00s toninght as Teatro Odisséia hosts the 2000 Dois Mil party. DJs Ronney Rebelle, Millah Bass and Jess will spin the best of Rihanna, Taylor Swift and more on the Pop Stage and Renato Jukebox swill spin the best of rock on the Rock Stage. Additionally during the night, there will be welcome shots; a falsetto contest on the stage, snacks, sweets and shots will be distributed throughout the night; and the beer will make its way around the party.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$45

No Filter (Ipanema)
Tonight the Praia Club will host the No Filter party with DJs Carol França, De Luca, Derrond, and Ayman spinning the best of hip hop, funk, trap and more throughout the night. Entrance fee for women with their names on the list is free until 12AM
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: Entrance fee for women with their names on the list is free until 12AM, R$10-R$40

Bring Back 80s (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo host the Bring Back 80s party. During the night, DJs Rodrigues, Arlei Hey Hey, Bruno Menescal, Priscilla Dau and Thadeu Wilmer will spin the best of new wave, synth pop, post punk, alternative rock, rock, hard rock, power metal, heavy metal, gothic rock, shoegaze, trash and Brazilian rock throughout the night. Promotions will include buy 2, get one free specials on Antpartica beer and two-for-one specials on caipirinha all night long.
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 Sexta (Friday) Cabaret with DJ Haron spinning the best of pop rock and hits.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Tiu Party (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Tiu Party tonight with DJs João Veloso, Pholxx, and guests 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 of 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 tonight it’s time for Gang of Four’s 1979’s Return the Gift
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Minha Luz de LED – Liver LED e Soltx(Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Minha Luz de LED – Liver LED e Soltx event. Jacobina, André Suisso, Onírica, Bruno Queiroz and Luminous+Reflex will perform on the first stage while Dioclau, Tuta, and Guigga Tomaz perform on the second stage. Marc Kraus, Anitta Boa Vida, Bruno Trindade, and Paulo Denizot will present installations.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Suburbia (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for the best of glam rock, punk rock, mod revival, hardcore and psycho as Porto Pirata host the second edition of the Suburbia party. Band Evil Conduct will perform live and Roberto Borati will spin.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754

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Célio Motta, Batuque na Cozinha and Fernanda Sant´anna (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Fernanda Sant´anna will start the night in Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, baião, and maracatu. The group Batuque na Cozinha will follow at 11PM with more lively samba. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning, Célio Motta will perform the best of forró.
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. 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)

Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
At 9PM Marcos Novatto will get things started at Carioca da Gema. Then at 11PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill 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 – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$40


Blues Rock Mojo @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues and cassic rock as the band Blues Rock Mojo performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are 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

Lady Drinks and Festa Latina (Ipanema)
Tonight Blue Agave Ipanema will host Lady Drinks and Festa Latina. Things will start off with Happy Hour from 3PM to 8PM. Caipirinha or ciapiroska will be R$8 each. Promotions will also include two Amstel chopps for R$6; a glass of sangria for R$6 each; one taco with one chopp for R$15 and chips and sala for R$10. Then beginning at 9PM, the bar will introduce new drinks; special “CaipiLadies”, and there will be Latin music to dance the night away.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 8PM – 1AM
R. Vinícius de Moraes, 68 – Ipaname – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Sexta (Friday) Evil – Stoner and Psicodélica @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight its time for the best of stoner and psychedelica as the bands Necro, Psilocibina and Jimmy Chong perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJs will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Pop Sessions with Rafael Almeida (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant will host Pop Sessions with special guest Rafael Almeida. This will be Almeida’s first appearance in Barzin. He is known for playing his covers of songs by Skank, Cidade Negra, Lulu Santos, Charlie Brown Jr., Ed Shreen and Avicii, among others. Additionally during the night, 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$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. 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

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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