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PutzbrilhaFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of pop, rap, bass, black lights and neon as the Putzbrilha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.

In the subsolo (basement) Larissa Busch will spin the best of pop and hip hop and Tomás Tróia will spin the best of bass, indie, and hip hop. Totonete will spin the best of rap, bass, and trap, and DJ D-Groov will close the night with the best of deep house.

Above at the Fosfobar, Ian Garcez and Gabriel Monteiro will spin the best of pop, indie, bass, and future house during the night


Macalândia (Botafogo)
Tonight at Audio Rebel, Quintavant / QTV will present the fourth night of Macalândia, a serious of events where contemporary Brazilian artists deconstruct and reconstruct the works of Jards Macalé. Tonight guests will perform their reinterpretiations of Macalé’s 1974 album Aprender a Nadar.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Baile Transante do Agytoê (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host Baile Transante do Agytoê with special guests Carlinhos Brown and Karla da Silva. Additionally during the night, DJ Lencinho will spin and VJ Notívago will provide visuals. Agytoê is a carnival bloco known for their African and Bahian rhythms and samba-reggae peformances that “pulse with life.”
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60


Neon Circus (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia in Lapa presents a Neon Circus edition of Surububa tonight. There will be a “darkroom,” a neon paint stand, glowing neon decorations, “erotic circus videos”, and Chantilly and shots of Gabriela (cachaça with cinnamon and clove) will be distributed throughout the night. Andre Costa will present “Tequileiro”, and the Mulher Barbada (Bearded Women), Número de Circo-Neon, and Bubetes’ Freak Show will perform during the night. Additionally, DJs Buba, Many dos Santos, Renato Jukebox and guests will spin the best of pop, hip hop, r&b, funk, and rock throughtout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$210

Sorveteria do Rock (Botafogo)
The Sorveteria do Rock party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight. DJs Rodrigues, Thadeu Wilmer, Lis Amaral and guests will spin the best of indie, pop, rock and pop punk on the first floor and the best of classic rock on the second floor. Additionally, promotions during the night will include two-for-one specials on caipivoka and mojito until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Welcome to Spring Break Rio (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Welcome to Spring Break Rio event tonight. DJs Mustache, JR Mahr, Felipe Guga, and Mary Lou will spin throughout the party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

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 a tribute to Sonic Youth’s 1990 album, Goo.
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

Freaky Mindz (Centro)
It’s time for the very best of trap, Miami Bass, hip hop, ghetto tech and rap as La Paz presents the Freaky Mindz party tonight. Special guest Mr. Break will perform live and DJs Pachu, Totonete, M$E, and Dom Magoo will spin on the Freaky stage during the night and the Mindz stage will host Evehive, Diniboy, Row G, Crazy Diamond, Dom Magoo and Oklan Rap and MC battles.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Sexta Burlesca (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo presents Sexta Burlesca. There will be a live performance burlesque and special guest DJ, Francesca will spin. Additionally DJ Jacaré will spin the best of rock and pop during the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$38

VM Soul (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for the best of soul, groove and funk as Porto Pirata hosts the VM Soul party tonight. DJs Tijo and Rafaela dos Fogões will spin 100 percent vinyl throughout the night.
Porto Pirata – Shows are scheduled to begin at 12AM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Putzbrilha (Copacabana)
The Putzbrilha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with Larissa Busch, Tomás Tróia, Totonete and D-Groov spinning in the subsolo (basement) and Ian Garcez and Gabriel Monteiro spinning above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$33 – R$60

Duda Santtos and Andrew Gracie (Lagoa)
Duda Santtos and Andrew Gracie will spin the best of house tonight at the 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 DJs Raphael De Lucca and Kabul 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

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Maria Filó, Marcelo Guimarães, and Chutando o Balde (Centro)
Tonight the group Chutando o Balde will start off the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba mixed with bossa nova and jazz. Marcelo Guimarães will follow at 11PM with more lively samba. Then from 2:30AM until the sun rises on Saturday morning, the group Maria Filó 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)

Aline Calixto and Inácio Rios (Lapa)
At 9PM Inácio Rios will get things started at Carioca da Gema and at 11PM, singer Aline Calixto will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


AC/DCover @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of AC/DC as tribute band AC/DCover returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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 in March, 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.

Evil @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host Evil Night with bands Odradek, I Am the Sun and Letters From performing live.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30 PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best of pop and rock as the Pop Sessions event returns tonight to Barzin in Ipanema tonight. The band Sandálias will perform live and 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

New Wave Hookers @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B will host a special Halloween edition of the New Wave Hookers party. DJs Kleber Tuma, Felipe Varne, and Wilson Power will spin the best of the 80s including A Flock of Seagulls, Adam and the Ants, Alphaville, Big Audio Dynamite, Billy Idol, Culture Club, Gary Numan, Grace Jones, Informations Society and INXS, among many others. Additionally, Budweisers will be two for R$12 all night.
Bar do B – 10:59 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

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 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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