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baremFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Cave Sessions event returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with very special guest, Barem.

Barem is a well-known techno DJ from Argentina. Signed to famed techno DJ Richie Hawtin’s Minus label, Barem has released several EPs and singles. Additionally he has performed as part of festivals including Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Mutek, DEMF, and TimeWarp, among others.

Also spinning during the event tonight will be Nina Soul and Art in Motion.


Festival Visualismo (Praça Maua)
Combining art and urban spaces, the Festival Visualismo returns today and tonight and will take place in Praça Maua. Beginning at 5PM there will be installations and performances including audiovisual interventions and live performances by Omulu.
Praça Maua – 5PM
Praça Maua
Entrance: FREE


Orquestra Voadora and Afrojazz (Lapa)
Get ready for the best of samba, neo fanfare, pop and jazz, as the groups Orquestra Voadora and Afrojazz perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. The Festa Soul de Santa Embala will take place during show intervals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Nitú, Crusader de Deus, and Teach Me Tiger (Botafogo)
Tonight Nitú, Crusader de Deus, and Teach Me Tiger will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 7:30 PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15

Samba da Rampa (Botafogo)
It’s time for live samba tonight as the Samba da Rampa event returns to Espaço Rampa with guest Samba Leblon. Additionally, DJ Sapucaia will spin during show intervals.Located within the Clube Guanabara in Botafogo, Espaço Rampa features a large lounge and two bar areas. With its proximity to Guanabara Bay and to Pão de Açúcar, boat rides are often offered during events.
Espaço Rampa – 10PM
Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42,Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2239-0305
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Samba Nonsense with Carlos Malta (Castelo)
Tonight Sala Funarte Sidney Miller will host live performances by Samba Nonsense with Carlos Malta. Samba Nonsense is known to combine samba with jazz, funk, soul, swing and grooves, creating a unique mixture of rhythms.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30 PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20


Jazz Me Up (Barão de Mauá)
Combining the feeling of Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans, Estação Leopoldina will host the Jazz Me Up party, Do Leme ao Pontal, Expresso New Orleans edition tonight. Special guest João Brasil will perform plus the band Vitória Régia, the Brassil Melody Band, Tropical Trap, Arca de Nóe, Leondre, Bahruth, Sandro Black, Dadu, and Bheiring. There will be shots of absinthe and an open bar until 11:30PM with beer, vodka drinks, Chuva cachaça, whiskey, and special Do Leme ao Pontal yellow shots.
Estação Leopoldina – 10PM
RR. Francisco Eugênio, Praca da Bandeira – Tel: (21) 2203-0385 / (21) 7897-3156

Girls (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Girls party tonight. DJs Mari Benting, Guid Esser, Grazzi Farinazo, Jana Duarte and Rico will spin during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details.


Groove Party (Centro)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, old school, trap, dancehall, breakbeat, house, funk soul, disco, vogue, and ballroom as La Paz club in Centro hosts the 41st edition of the Groove Party. During the night, DJs Bruno X and DR LP will spin on the UnderGroove stage and DJ Will, Garzon, and Edu Castelo will spin on the Groove Is Burnin’ stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

You Only Live Once (Botafogo)
The You Only Live Once party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with jello shots, drinking games and promotions including two-for-one specials on frozens all night. As always the DJs are all female. Spinning the best of rock and pop on the first floor tonight will be Pilar Garcez, Ivy Nascimento, Suirá Abrahin, Larissa Conforto, and Julie de Lima. The Karaoke Indie party will return to the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$35 – R$50

Surububa (Lapa)
All things neon and naughty will take over Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight as the venue hosts the Surububa party. There will be black lights, glowning decor, a neon paint stand, air brush neon temporary tattoo artists, erotic videos, a “darkroom,” a tequileira, and distribution of cachaça with cloves and cinnamon. Additionally during the night, DJs Buba, Manu dos Santos, Bgolls Incrivel and Boechat will spin the best of pop, hip hop, R&B, funk and rock on two stages.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$15 – R$40

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

CAVE Sessions with Barem (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host Cave Sessions with very special guest, Barem. Additionally spinning during the night will be Nina Soul and Art in Motion.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 +

Cassion Hip Hop (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, trap, bass, and ragga as the Cassino Hip Hop party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema tonight. During the event, DJs Ruxell, Drope, Menz, and Atman will spin.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

Bootie Rio and Drag-Se (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of mashups and drag as the Bootie Rio and Drage-se parties return to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night in the subsolo (basement) on the Bootie Rio stage, DJ Roddrigo will spin back-to-back with Moreira and DJs Richard L, Schlaepfer, and André Pipipi will spin. Additionally, Folkatrua VJs will provide visuals. Above at the Fosfobar on the Drage-Se stage during the night, DJs Pandora Yume, Danjah Patra, Natasha Fierce and Maria Paju will spin. Additionally, there will be a pocket show by Deize Tigrona and perfomers will include Aretha Sadick, Sirena, Nataliya Goncharova, and Aurora Boreallis.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35 – R$50

Cabaret Sexta (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Sexta party returns to the Cabaret Lounge tonight with DJ Jacaré spinnning the best of rock and pop.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$38

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Trio Aba de Couro, Aninha Portal, and Pixin Bodega (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, the group Pixin Bodega will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of Brazilian rhythms. Singer Aninha Portal will follow at 11PM with her reinterpretations of works by Cartola, Nelson Cavaquinho, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Ribeiro, Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso, Chico Buarque,Beth Carvalho, Clara Nunes, Zeca Pagodinho, Arlindo Cruz, and Fundo de Quintal, among others. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Saturday morning the Trio Aba de Couro 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, Marcelle Mota and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Opening the night at 7PM in Carioca da Gema will be Marcos Novatto and Marcelle Mota will follow at 9PM. At 11PM Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live.
Carioca da Gema – 7PM, 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Charles Bronson Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the Charles Bronson Band 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 listening to great live music, 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.

Festa Maneirinha @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight it’s time for the best of pop and hip hop as Bar do B hosts the Festa Maneirinha. DJs Vitinho Operacional, Renato Jukebox, Alex Cabelo, Dinóbrega and Gaby Star will spin. Promotions will include two long neck Budweisers for R$12 and caipirinhas or caipivodkas for R$12.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Hellfire @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the Hellfire party. Band Doctor Maiden will perform the best of Iron Maiden; band Anesthesia will perform the best of Metallica; and DJ Heavy Purista will spin the best of heavy metal during the night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9:30PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Pop Sessions (Ipanema)
Tonight the Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host the Pop Sessions party.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

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

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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