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cassinotrapFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of of trap, hip hop, rap, future funk and raga as the Praia Club will host the Cassion Trap party tonight.

This edition will begin the party’s new season. During the event DJ Ruxell EP, who recently released his EP, Kaozada and DJ Nobru Black, a major name in Rio’s hip-hop scene since 2004 will spin. Additionally DJs Drope, Nino Leal, Totonette, and De Luca will spin during the night.

The Praia Club, now located in Ipanema, is well known for its many lively parties and events which often draw a large and varied group of attendees.


Séculos Apaixonados and Estômago (Castelo)
The Ocupação Audio Rebel/Quintavant Sala Funarte Sidney event returns tonight with the bands Séculos Apaixonados and Estômago performing live.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Cacahorro Grande and Far From Alaska (Lapa)
Tonight bands Cacahorro Grande and Far From Alaska will perform live in Circo Voador in Lapa. Band, The Outs will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30 – R$60


Pega Bem (Arpoador)
Tonight the Cave club in Arpoador will host the Pega Bem party with DJs Larissa Busch, Aldo Barranco, Tomas Troia and Lofaro spinning the best of pop, hip hop, funk and more. Entrance for women with their names on the list is free until 12:20AM.
CAVE – 11:59PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Entrance to the event is free for women with their names on the list until1 12:20AM. R$20-R$80.

Lapa Loca (Lapa)
Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Lapa Loca party in Bar da Boa Show in Lapa 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. Additionally, caipirinhas will be unlimited until 12AM.
Bar da Boa Show – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: (21) 2221-2542
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Crush! University (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of pop punk all night long as the Crush! party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special university edition. Additionally, during the night DJs Julia Garcia and Pedro Mac will spin on the second floor for the Shakethatass party.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Cassino Party (Ipanema)
It’s time for the best of trap, hip hop, rap, future funk and ragga tonight as the Praia Club in Ipanema hosts the Cassino Trap party. DJs Ruxell, Nobru Black, Drope, Nino Leal, Totonete, and de Luca will spin.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$20 – R$60

John Failly and Andrew Gracie (Lagoa)
DJs John Failly, Andrew Gracie and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house tonight at the posh club Miroir in Logoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

UFO (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the UFO party. Resident DJs Nobru Black and Gowpi will spin the best of hip hop on the UFO stage and guest DJ André Menezes will spin the best of techno, electro and house on the Clap’s stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

B-side & Xarpi (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of deep house and hip hop as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the B-side & Xarpi party tonight. DJs Drope, Pachu, Lulinha, and Donnie Jay will spin on the Xarpi stage. Lola Sallles with also make a guest appearance on the mic. Additionally during the night on the B-side stage WBOTS, Rafael Paste, Petrix, Breaking Leg’s, and Steve Menta will spin. Chaloub will also spin a back-to-back set with DJ Orlando
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Tchau Agosto! Alô Setembro! (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge will host the Tchau Agosto! Alô Setembro! (Goodbye August, Hello September) party wit DJ Dodô Azevedo spinnning the best of rock and pop.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$40 -R$70

Suburbia (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for the best of glam, punk rock, mod revial, psycho rock and more tonight as Porto Pirata hosts the first edition of the Suburbia party. Roberto Borati and guest DJ, Diego Ernesto will spin during the event. Entry will be free all night long and promtions will include two-for-one specials on rum during the first hour of the event.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

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Cassiano and the Beija Flor Trio, Batuque na Cozinha, and Daniel Rolim (Centro)
Composer Daniel Rolim will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with his lively repertoire featuring the best of Brazilian rhythms. The group Batuque na Cozinha will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Cassiano and the Beija Flor Trio will play the best of forró until the sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Lapafest (Lapa)
It’s time again for Lapafest at Leviano bar tonight. During the night on the first floor, Lucas de Moraes and Mar Cesar will perform the best of samba and pop and DJ Marilo will spin the best of Brazilian rhythms. On the second floor, Johnny’s Band will perform the best of pop, rock and international hits. Additionally during the night, DJ Aílton Areas will spin the best of house, reggaeton, cumbia, hip hop, Brazilian funk and world music. Caipirinhas will be all you can drink until 12AM.
Leviano – 11PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente, Gabriel Teixeira, and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will open the night at Carioca da Gema at 8PM. Gabriel Teixeira will follow at 9PM and at 11PM Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente will perform the best of samba including their reinterpretations of works by Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7PM, 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Magnatas Acústicos @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of U2, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Oasis, Coldplay, and more as the band Magnatas Acústicos performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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

Teto Preto @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the Teto Preto party. DJ Priscila Dau and guest DJ, Ricarod Abrahin, will spin the best of classic rock, punk rock, indie, new wave, synthpop, alternative, metal and grunge.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

Kool Thing @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the Kool Thing party with DJs Kleber Tuma and Felipe Varne playing the best of twenty years of alternative rock, paying special tribute to Sonic Youth and Smashing Pumpkins.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$12

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.

Cassino dos Gatunos (Ipanema)
It’s time again for karaoke as the Cassino dos Gatunos party returns to the Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema tonight. During the event attendees can choose form a large selection of songs to perform with live backing by the band Gatunos do Rocha. Additionally, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, and funk during the night.
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.
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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