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Ultra festivalFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick Tonight, Ultra Music Festival comes to Rio de Janeiro to bring an unforgettable night of electronic dance music.

The line up will include some of the world’s top and well-known DJs such as DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Krewella and Nic Fanciulli.

The event will take place at the Sambodromo and lasts over a period of two days, from the 14th until the 15th.


Ultra Music Festival (Centro)
Over the next two days, Rio de Janeiro will host one of the world’s largest electronic music festival at the Sambodromo. DJs Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Hardwell, Krewella, among others will be bringing the best in electronic music to what will be undoubtedly be an unforgettable weekend.
Sambodromo – 3PM
R. Marquês de Sapucaí – Santo Cristo, Centro
Entrance: see site for details

Mondial de la Biere (Centro)
Today marks the third day of the highly anticipated event of Mondial de la Biere. The beer festival offers 400 different labels of international and national beer at over 120 stalls. In addition to beer tasting and opportunity to buy them, there will also be music and various gastronomical outlets.
Pier Maua – 3PM
Pier Mauá – Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 – Saúde – Tel: 22) 99101-9023 / (21) 96821-2028
Entrance: See site for details

Lunch at Gilda no Cantagalo (Copacabana)
Between 12PM and 5PM, Gilda no Cantagalo offers a lunch menu of fish, chicken, beef or omelette with rice, beans, salad, farofa and fries with incredible views over Copacabana and Ipanema. There is also today’s specials menu; just ask on arrival.
Gilda no Cantagalo – 12PM
Rua Saint Roman – Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040 / 99922-0984 / 996568040 (whatsapp)
Entrance: FREE. R$25 for executive meal; R$20 for today’s specials.


Fela Day Abayomy (Lapa)
Abayomy will perform one more edition of the traditional Fela day with guests Doralyce, Duda Brack, Jonas Sa, Carlos Negreiros and Criolo at the special music and event venue, Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, Lapa, Centro – Tel: (21) 2533 0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80


Encontro dos Bailes (Centro)
Boate Boiler will host another incredible party tonight, bringing Encontro dos Bailes to its four dance floors. The night begins at 11PM, with DJs spinning the best of trap, pop, hip hop, funk, deep, techno, gypsy, house, cumbia, balkan, reggaeton, ragga and electroswing all night.
Boate Boiler – 11PM
Rua da Carioca, 74, Centro – Tel: (21) 7853-9298
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Pra Que Juizo? To solteira de novo! (Gavea)
Tonight, Palaphita will host the Pra Que Juizo? To solteira de novo! party in its beautiful and funky venue in Gavea. Promotions include open bar of beer and vodka between 9PM and 11PM.
Palaphita Gavea – 9PM
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre, 1314 – Gavea– Tel: (21) 99982-9195
Entrance: Women – FREE. Men – R$50

Festa AfroBrasileira (Lapa)
Tonight, Teatro Odisseia will host the party AfroBrasileira. DJs will be spinning the best of electro-macumba, afrobeat, samba, trap, hip hop, black music and funk. Promotions include two for one on caipirinhas until 1AM and sweets and jello shots will be distributed throughout the night.
Teatro Odisseia – 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 66 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Batekoo (Santa Teresa)
Tonight, Casa Coletiva in Santa Teresa will host the Batekoo party which has black power at its core. DJs will be spinning the best of hip hop, rap, funk carioca, R&B, trap, twerk, bahia bass, ragga, dancehall and kuduro throughout the night.
Casa Coletiva – 11PM
R. Dr. Júlio Otoní, 194 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 2541-5324
Entrance: FREE

Oktoberfest (Lapa)
Tonight, Antoniete will host an Oktoberfest style party at its venues. There will be sausages available to eat and pretzels will be distributed randomly. Promotions include welcome shots of Jagermaster and homemade beer tasting. There will be games including beer bong and Battle of the Beer involving a liter of beer.
Antoniete – 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 104 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2252-8798
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

Mc Sabrina (Lagoa)
Tonight, Miroir will host a night of funk with MC Sabrina accompanied by other DJs that will keep the pace up during intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: FREE for women until 11:30PM, R$30 – R$70

Crush! (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz will host the Crush! party tonight, bringing the best of pop, rock, indie and grunge music. There is a discount at the door for people in fancy dress – what you wear is your choice!
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
R. Henrique de Novais, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

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Roda do Sambastião, Roda do Sambastião, Nando do Cavaco, DJ Marcelo Sabre and Forró – Chamego Nordestino (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Roda do Sambastião will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Banda JPG will follow at 10:30PM with the best of national rock and MPB. At midnight DJ Marcelo Sabre will spin the best of Brazilian dance music. Then beginning at 3:30AM, Chamego Nordestino will bring the best forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Marina Iris and Gabriel Teixeira (Lapa)
Marina Iris will perform tonight with Gabriel Teixeira starring as the opening act.
Carioca da Gema – 11PM
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 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. Additionally, DJs Aílton Areas and Cauê will spin the best of samba, funk, hip hop, and electronic during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)


Drunk Hour (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski will host Drunk Hour (Happy Hour with drink specials) from 6:30 PM to 10PM.
Bar Bukowski – 6:30 PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: FREE before 10PM

Mais que Nada (Copacabana)
Tonight, Mais que Nada will host a party with live bands playing the best of rock and pop.
Mais que Nada – 10PM
R. Xavier da Silveira, 34 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2267-0599
Entrance: see site for details.

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Banda Alforria will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight bringing the best of 80s classic rock. 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

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

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.

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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