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crioloFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick -São Paulo rapper and singer Criolo will perform live at Metropolitan (Citibank Hall) in Barra da Tijuca tonight.

The show will officially launch in Rio de Janeiro the CD and vinyl edition of Criolo’s new album Ainda Há Tempo.

Additionally, during the night São Paulo native Rael will play his blend of rap, hip-hop, afrobeat, and Brazilian-flavored reggae and rapper MC Marechal will perform.


Raimundos Rock Fest (Lapa)
Circo Voador in Lapa will host the Raimundos Rock Fest tonight with the bands Raimundos and H20 performing live.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Dillo (Botafogo)
Tonight Dillo and his band will present his new album live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Criolo, Rael, and MC Marechal (Barra da Tijuca )
Tonight Criolo, Rael, and MC Marechal will perform live at Metropolitan (Citibank Hall) in Barra da Tijuca.
Metropolitan – 11PM
Av. Ayrton Senna, 3000 – Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3026-5033
Entrance: R$50 – R$100


Mexico’s Independence Day @ Azteka (Ipanema)

Today is Mexico’s Independence Day! This burrito mecca is offering a special for the night – Mexican Burger and any drink of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for just R$49.
Azteka Culinária Mexicana – 12PM – 12AM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 156 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3489-8900
Entrance: Free


Reckless (Lagoa)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, deep house, nu disco, future house, EDM, and house as Miroir in Lagoa hosts the debut of the Reckless party tonight. DJs Tucho, Mondraga, Mendez, Goldberg, Troika, and Cereja will spin during the night and there will be an open bar for women until 11PM.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: FREE for women until 12:30AM, R$30 – R$60

Punkyreggaeparty! (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will host the Punkyreggaeparty! tonight with DJs Zé Colmeia Rude, Rudy Jr., and Diego E. spinning the best of punk, rock, and reggae from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Barbado (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of house, pop, and beards and the popular gay circuit party Barbado returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night DJs Jessica Guarischi, Lucas Flamefly, and Júlio Doutor will spin in the subdolo (basment) while DJs Marcelo Haubrich, Lay Albuquerque, and Garrido spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

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Cassiano, Trio Beija-flor, Sarah, and Adriana Dutra (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, singer Adriana Dutra will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with her reinterpretations of works by Beth Carvalho, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, and Cartola, among others. Then beginning at 3:30AM, the group Cassiano and the Trio Beija-flor will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Marina Iris and Elisa Addor (Lapa)
Elisa Addor will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa and singer Marina Iris will follow.
Carioca da Gema – 10:30 PM
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)

Barzinho do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Barzinho do Paiol with live music and DJs spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$5


Rio Hard Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Bon Jovi tribute band Rio Hard Rock will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Licor do Canavial and Bad Trip @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight, rock bands Licor do Canavial and Bad Trip will perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJs Theddy-o and Trovão will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Drunk Hour and O Que Acontece no Bukowski, Morre no Bukowski @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski will host Drunk Hour (Happy Hour with drink specials) from 6:30 PM to 10PM and the O Que Acontece no Bukowski, Morre no Bukowski party beginning at 9PM.
Bar Bukowski – 6:30 PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists

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

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
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.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. This is a great place to watch live streaming sports, both international and national.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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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