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Belle and SebastianFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian returns to Rio tonight to perform live at Vivo Rio.

Currently touring in support of their ninth album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the band arrives in Rio thanks to the interest of fans and to Queremos, a Rio based crowdfunded kickstarter, that connects musicians, agents, fans and venues.

Founded in 2010, Queremos has helped to bring more than eighty shows to the country. Belle and Sebastian were the second group, after Miike Snow, to arrive in Rio with the help of Queremos.

Following the Belle and Sebastian performance tonight, there will be an after show party with the Manie Gang, the resident DJ Crew of the Manie Dansante parties. While the DJs are known for their mixes of electro-swing, swing, and retro beats, the parties are also known for guest performers including jugglers, clowns, contortionists, acrobats, and Lindy Hop dancers.


Labirinto @ The Maze (Catete)
The popular Labirinto festival returns to The Maze and tonight the event will feature live performances by Funk!NOS!Chama with Lica Tito and her Amy Winehouse tributes. Additionally during the night, DJs Rafa Canholato and Pajé will spin.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance:R$15 – R$25

Fela Day (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of breaks, African rhythms and afrobeats tonight as Circo Voador in Lapa hosts the Fela Day festival. The groups Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra and Aláfia will perform live and the Makula party will provide DJs spinning during the show intervals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Belle and Sebastian (Flamengo)
Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian returns to Rio tonight to perform live at Vivo Rio. Currently touring in support of their ninth album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the band consists of members Mick Cooke, Richard Colburn, Bobby Kildea, Chris Geddes, Stevie Jackson, Sarah Martin, Stuart Murdoch. Following their show, the Manie Gang DJs will spin the best of best of electro-swing, swing, electro, blues, new jazz and many other retro beats.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: Half-price of R$160 with a donation of 1kg of nonperishable food at the entrance, R$160-R$600


Porn (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Porn party tonight with DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, and Nox spinning on the Trap stage and Breaking Leg’s and Bru Campos spinning on the Deep stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

DOOM (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight the popular DOOM party makes its way to Porto Pirata. During the night there will be a RWND Records DJ Set with AREN and Mr Brentar, M$E, Bevilaqua, and DJ Will oW will spin. Additionally, BrisaFlow and Beni Ktt will perform during the event.
Porto Pirata – 9:30 PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Baile do Dorly (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, trap and funk as the Baile do Dorly returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. For its third edition, the party will welcome seven DJs including Tamyris Reis, better known as DJ Tamy.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Puta Que Pariu (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia will host a special Halloween edition of the Puta Que Pariu party tonight. There will be games, welcome shots of jurupinga and catuaba, shots of tequila, bodyshots with Chantilly, and the beerbong will return for the party. Additionally during the night, DJs Ian Garcez, Lupin, and Edu Matias will spin the best of hits, EDM, hip hop, trap, and funk on the first stage while DJs Lis Amaral and Bgolls Incrivel spin the best of hard rock, rock and indie rock on the second stage.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 +

Propaganda (Botafogo)
The Propaganda party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with the best of indie from around the world. DJs Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, and Buba will spin the best of Disclosure, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey and more on the first floor during the night and the best of pop on the second floor during the night for the POPaganda party. Additionally there will be welcome shots, a neon paint stand, glow-in-the-dark decorations, and alcoholic popsicles distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

Coq le Coq (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Coq le Coq party tonight with DJs Feijão, Pedro Lofaro, and Ygor Kovansky spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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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 Killing Joke’s 1985 album, Night Time.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 7PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

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

Sexta Cabaret (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Lounge will once again host the Sexta Cabaret party tonight with DJ Francesca spinning throughtout the event.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$38

Luciano Roffer (Lagoa)
Tonight DJ Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house at posh club Miroir in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Meu Sertanejo with Nando Luiz (Ipanema)
On Fridays the Praia Club is now hositng Meu Sertanejo nights. Tonight Nando Luiz will perform live and DJ Raphael De Lucca will spin the best of sertanejo. Additionally, there will be an open bar for women until 12AM and promotions will include Smirnoff combos.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 -R$40


Calça Arriada, Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, and Julieta Brandão (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Julieta Brandão will start the night in Rio Scenarium with her varied repertoire that includes classic samba, maxixes, cocos, and samba-canções. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with more lively samba. Then from 2:30 AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning, the group Calça Arriada 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 Márilo 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 with Rogê and Elisa Addor (Lapa)
Elisa Addor will start the night tonight at Carioca da Gema at 9PM and Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live with guest Rogê beginning at 11PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Nomadis Fest with GIG #2 and Atom Pop @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the Nomadis Fest will present bands GIG #2 and Atom Pop performing live 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

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.

The Smiths Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of The Smiths as the Smiths Cover Brasil perform live tonight at Saloon 79. Additionally during the night, the Discotecagem Multiplex will feature DJs Kleber Tuma, Theddy-O and Ricardo Abrahin spinning the best of The Smiths, solo Morriseey and more. Morrisey is scheduled to perform live in Rio’s Citibank Hall on November 25th.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Karaoke do Barzin (Ipanema)
It’s time again for karaoke at Barzin in Ipanema with the band Gatunos do Rocha providing live accompaniment. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, and house.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

18 Years of Rock @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight DJ Vitinho Operacional will celebrate his 18th anniversary as a DJ. During the night in addition to Vitinho Operacional spinning the best of rock, the band Sakanight will perform live and DJs Mario Mamede and Renato Lima will spin. Promotions will include two Budweisers for R$12.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

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
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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