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Mad ProfessorFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight DigitalDubs will welcome very special guest Mad Professor to Cordão da Bola Preta in Centro.

A living legend and the master of modern dub, Mad Professor is a producer and engineer well known for his original compositions and dub remixes.

Born Neil Fraser in 1955 in Guyana and later emigrating to London as a teenager, Mad Professor began his career in 1979. Since then he has released multiple albums and singles and has collaborated with artists including the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry, Massive Attack, Horace Andy, DJ Marcelinho da Lua, and Jah Shaka.

In addition to Mad Professor and Digitaldubs, Jeru Banto, Jota 3 and DJ Ambassodor will perform tonight and VJ Chico Abreu will provide visuals.

This is truly a night not to be missed by dub and reggae fans in Rio de Janeiro.


Labirinto @ The Maze (Catete)
Tonight The Maze will host another edition of the Labirinto festival. Singer and guitarist Thales Silva will perform live and DJs Pajé, Dom Coimbra, and Eloy Vergara will spin during the night.
The Maze – 10PM
R.Tavares Bastos, Catete – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance:R$15 – R$25

Gui Amabis (Botafogo)
Tonight singer, composer, and producer Gui Amabis returns to Audio Rebel in Botafogo to launch his newest album, Ruivo em Sangue . During the show, Regis Damasceno, Richard Ribeiro, Dustan Galas and Samuel Fraga will once again accompany Amabis.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Bloco Pra Iaiá (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the Bloco Pra Iaiá, an event that celebrates the horn section of the band Los Hermanos. Former members of Los Hermanos, trumpeter Bubu and trombonist Pimenta will perform live. Also the Hey Ho! Brass Band will perform during the event. Additionally two parties will take place during the night. First there will be the Festa Pista Libre with DJ Thiago Burgos spinning the best of MPB, indie, soul and rock. The Disrtimia party will then feature the best of rock and Brazilian swing.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Digitaldubs (Centro)
Tonight Digitaldubs welcomes the master of modern dub, Mad Professor. In addition to Mad Professor and Digitaldubs, Jeru Banto, Jota 3 and DJ Ambassodor will perform tonight and VJ Chico Abreu will provide visuals.
Cordão da Bola Preta – 11:30 PM
Rua da Relação, 03 – Centro – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance:R$20 – R$25 +

Um Fim de Semana de Caos (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the Um Fim de Semana de Caos party. Bands Catilinárias, Domestic Junk, Karga, and Trash no Star will perform live during the night.
Porto Pirata – 9:40 PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Amstrdm (Centro)
It’s time for the best of trap. bass and hip hop as La Paz in Centro hosts the Amstrdm party tonight. DJs Totonete, Gabriel Brown, Kaz, Rick Maman, Ian Garcez and Sansai will spin during the night. Free welcome shots of absinthe will be distributed to the first 50 to arrive and Street BurguerZ will set up at the party, selling the best burgers and snacks during the event.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Go Hard with Laudz (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Go Hard party with special guest Laudz of Tropkillaz. Additionally during the night Rodrigo S. from the Wobble parties and Ruxell, Bruno Vinelli, and Atman will spin.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 – R$60


Black and White (Saúde)
Tonight IBMEC presents a new edition of the Black and White party at Sacadura 154. This will be the first edition of the party in two years and to celebrate the return there will be an open bar, DJs spinning and Domino’s Pizza. The DJs will be spinning the best of hip hop, rap, soul, house, deep house, bass and more on two stages during the night. DJs Novinho da Praça, Flávia Xexéo, Luckas (Lucas Lins), Detona, and Carol França will spin on the first stage and DJs Gott, Ayman, Ydeology, and Fabz will spin on the second stage. It’s mandatory to wear black and white to the party.
Sacadura 154 – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance:R$80 – R$100

Me So Horny (Botafogo)
The Me So Horny party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special On the Run, Beyoncé and Jay Z edition. DJs miga_zz and Gabriel Gazanneo will spin the best of hip hop and trap in celebration of Jay Z on the first floor while DJs Erika Ferreira and Lis Amaral will spin the best of pop and hits in celebration of Beyoncé on the second floor. Additionally during the night, jello shots and tequila will be distributed as well as Me So Horny stickers. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinahs until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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

Funk That (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Funk That party tonight with DJs Cris Fernandes, Feijão, Ygor Kovansky, and Pedro Lofaro spinning the best of classic funk and more throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details.

Volúpia (Lapa)
Tonight Teatro Odisséia in Lapa will host the Volúpia party, Safari Edition. Promising a wild night with animalistic beats, DJs Felipe Cerqueira, Viny Moreira will spin during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Flower Forever (Lagoa)
The posh club Miroir in Lagoa will host the Flower Forever party tonight with Flavia Xexeo, Carol Ramrio and Andressa Fleming spinning during the event.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Miller Night (Ipanema)
The Miller Night event returns to Praia Club in Ipanema tonight. There will be an open bar until midnight and Miller beer will be two-for-one all night long. DJs Digo Waddington, Jaybolt, ALOHV and Claudio will spin the best of deep house, future house, trap and funk during the party. Entry for women is free until midnight and R$30 + for men.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: FREE for women until midnight, R$30+

Dobradinha (Copacabana)
The Dobradinha party returns to Fosfobox tonight. Celebrating the opening of the Rock in Rio festival, the DJs will spin the best of rock, pop, techno, funk, axé and more.
Fosfobox – 11:11 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: Twins pay only one entry fee. R$25 – R$50

Viva La Vida (Botafogo)
The Cabaret Lounge will host the Viva La Vida party tonight with DJ Mary Dee spinning the best of house, pop, rock, and hits. Additionally during the night, saxophonist Décio Carrascosa will perform live.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$50

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Trio Maribondo, Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel and Scandallo (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Scandallo will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB and samba. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow with more samba beginning at 11PM. To close out the night beginning at 2:30 AM, Trio Maribondo will perform the best of forró until the sun rises on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
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, Elisa Addor and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Opening the night at 7PM in Carioca da Gema will be Marcos Novatto. Elisa Addor will follow at 9PM. At 11PM Julio Estrela and Marina Iris will return to perform live with special guest Rogê.
Carioca da Gema – 7PM, 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 the 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 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.

She Wants Autobam! @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Celebrating the best of the mixtures of rock and electronic, Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the Autobam party, She Wants Autobam! edition tonight. DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Dvogt, and Renato Jukebox will spin the beast of synthpop, indietronica, electro-rock, big-beat, trip-hop, dream pop, nu-disco, dark pop, new wave and alt dance during the event. Additionally, promotions will include two-for-one specials on Budweiser for R$12 all night and Smirnoff Ice, caipirinha, caipivodka, and Sweet Heats for R$12 each all night.
Bar do B – 10:59 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Beatlejuice and Only Stones @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will celebrate the best of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones with the cover bands Beatlejuice and Only Stones performing live. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Karaokê do Barzin (Ipanema)
Tonight the Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host the Karaokê do Barzin party.The band Gatunos do Rocha will perform live to accompany singer 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
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. This is also a good place to watch live sports both national and international.
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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