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xarpiMonday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Quiosque Zeronove in Aterro do Flamengo will host a special Carnaval edition of the XARPI party tonight.

During the event, André Menezes, Sunk, Paula Carvalho, M$E, Saddam, Ambassodor, Erik Skratch, Saci, Kymbo, Mouchoque and Baré, Donnie Jay, and Mariano Xapakente will spin the best of rap, trap, ragga, dub, and funk.

BLOCOS: (short list)

Sargento Pimenta (Aterro)
An estimated 180,000 people will gather together at the entrance of the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) to parade in the Aterro Do Flamengo.
When: 10AM-2PM

Corre Atrás (Leblon)
An estimated 10,000 people will parade from Rua Dias Ferreira down Rua General Urquiza and Avenida Ataulfo De Paiva to Rainha Gulhermina.
When: 10AM-2PM

Isbarra (Barra da Tijuca)
Approximately 10,000 people are expected to parade from Avenida Lúcio Costa down Avenida Do Pepê to Avenida Olegário Maciel.
When: 11AM-3PM

Arteiros Da Glória (Glória)
An estimated 2,000 people will parade from Rua Da Glória down Rua Do Catete, Rua Antonio Mendes Campos, Largo Da Glória, and Av. Augusto Severo to Rua Da Glória.
When: 5PM-9PM

Bloco De Segunda (Botafogo)
An estimated 10,000 people will parade from Rua Marques down Voluntários Da Pátria, Rua Martins Ferreira and Rua São Clemente to Rua Marques.
When: 5PM-10PM

* For a complete list of all Rio Carnival 2016 blocos, see the wikirio page.


Rio Music Carnaval with (Marina da Glória)
The dance music festival, Rio Music Carnaval, continues tonight with a very special edition of the Love Sessions party. Duwolf, Fran Bortolossi, Kolombo, Alok, Gabe, and Dan Lypher will spin during the night.
Marina da Glória – 10PM
Av Infante Dom Henrique, s/n Marina da Glória.
Entrance: R$90 +

Roda de Samba Pedra do Sal (Saúde)
It’s time for the best of samba as the weekly Roda de Samba returns tonight to Pedra do Sol tonight. It will be a special Carnaval edition with costumes. Group members Rogerinho Familia, Walmir Pimentel, Pc Correa, Wando Azevedo, Juninho Silva, Peterson Vieira, and Junior Travassos host the event every Monday night, weather permitting, beginning at 6PM. The Roda de Samba or samba circle takes place on Pedra do Sal (Rock of Salt) in the Saúde neighborhood of Centro near Praça Mauá and the port. The area is historic as it’s where the first African immigrants from Bahia settled in Rio in the early 17th century and where the first Carioca samba was developed and performed by samba legends Heitor dos Prazeres, Pixinguinha, Donga and João da Bahiana. The weekly Roda de Samba events are known for their casual and easygoing atmosphere with people dancing well into the night.
Pedra do Sol – 6PM
Largo João da Baiana – Saúde
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Bem Brasil


XARPI (Aterro do Flamengo)
The Quiosque Zeronove in Aterro do Flamengo will host a special Carnaval edition of the XARPI party. André Menezes, Sunk, Paula Carvalho, M$E, Saddam, Ambassodor, Erik Skratch, Saci, Kymbo, Mouchoque and Baré, Donnie Jay, and Mariano Xapakente will spin the best of rap, trap, ragga, dub, and funk throughout the night.
Quiosque Zeronove – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 (Praça da Bandeira)
The Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 will continue tonight at Porto Pirata tonight with bands Sobreviventes, Genomades, Indviduo K, Banda Verbara, and Ladrão perfroming live. Additionally DJ Fred Dfred will during the night. The festival will continue tomorrow, February 9th. Entry is free.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Rio Boat Club (Lapa)
The one and only Rio Boat Club is back tonight. Things will get started at 11PM with happy hour. Lasting until midnight, drinks will be free for women and there will be two-for-one specials for men. The boat will then leave the Marina at 12:30AM. DJs Ricardo Martins and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, hip hop, pop, Brazilan funk and reggaeton as the boat makes its way around the Bay with beautiful views of o Pão de Açucar, Cristo, Museu de Arte Contemporânea and the Rio-Niterói bridge.
Marina da Glória – Boarding and happy hour begins at 11PM. Boat departs at 12:30AM.
Marina Da Glória– Tel: +55(21)97921-4808 – Hilen / +55(21)9690-01721 – Vicente
Entrance: Reservations are required. See above link for more information.

I Hate Mondays (Arpoador)
Tonight the I Hate Mondays party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador for its 47th edition. During the event, DJs Badsistah, Fxrnok, Bia Marques, Schlaepfer, Two Kpz, and Bomba Santawill spin and perform.
CAVE – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Carnaval @ The Week (Saúde)
Tonight The Week in Saúde continues its Carnaval programming tonight with speacial guest DJ Abel Aguilera from the United States joining Ana Flor, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Junior to spin during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$120

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Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gem. Vocalist Rixxa, accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members of thme Zeca Pagodinho band, will provide three hours of lively samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Carnaval Leviano @ Leviano (Lapa)
Carnaval celebrations continue at Leviano in Lapa today with Gabby Moura and Micheline Cardoso performing live on the first floor and DJ Márilio spinning during show intervals. Additionally during the night, the power trio Johnnys will peform on the second floor and DJ Chicote will spin.
Leviano Bar – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Blue Agave Copa (Copacabana)
In addition to great drinks and authentic Mexican food, the Blue Agave bar in Copacabana is one of the best places to watch live sports. Make sure to check out the original Blue Agave located in Ipanema also.
Blue Agave – 6PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema is a great place to go for live streaming national and international sports. Promotions during the night include two-for-one specials on Jim’s Lager. Happy Hour is also from 6PM to 8PM on Mondays through Friday.
Lord Jim Pub – 6PM- 2AM, Football- 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$15

La Calaca (Leblon)
Thanks to new partner and chef, Gery Lopez, La Calaca in Leblon is now offering a revamped menu. Options once again include the best of authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks with options including tacos, burritos, quesadilhas, corn enhanced with lemon juice, sauces made in house, Platos Fuertes, churros, and more. Lopez joins partners Marcos and Kristen Peixoto, who since Sepetember 2014, have been dedicated to offering gourmet Mexican cuisine in Rio de Janeiro.
La Calaca – 11:30AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free. Meal and drink prices vary.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Monday through Friday, Happy Hour is 6PM to 8PM and Monday is half price steak night starting at 8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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