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wakeupSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time once again for the best of pop, indie, and hits as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.

DJs Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3sh Disco, Keni$hop, Anne Duarte, Paula Queiro, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, Lorrainy, Pedro W, and Bells will spin during the night. Additionally, VJ Juju Santos will provide visuals.

Fosfobox in the heart of Copacabana has been a mainstay of the underground club scene in Rio for years. Don’t bother showing up before 1AM as the place only gets going late night, and all night.


Brasil Jazz Fest with Antonio Sanchez, Migration, Kneeboy and Daedelus (Flamengo)
For the second night of the 2016 Brazil Jazz Fest, Mexican drummer Antonio Sanchez will headline, performing with the band Migration. Kneebody and Daedelus will perform to open then night.
Vivo Rio – 9PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$50 – R$250

Nação Zumbi (Lapa)
Brazilian rock band Nação Zumbi will perform live tonight at Circo Voador in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their album, Afrociberdelia.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60+

Nx Zero, Scalene, Fresno, and Ventre (Lapa)
Tonight bands Nx Zero, Scalene, Fresno, and Ventre will perform live at Fundição Progresso.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$300

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DOOM with LEFT (Centro)
The popular DOOM party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight with special guest LEFTO. DJs Bertoletti, KingFoxxx, Mr Brentar, Bevilaqua, and Donnie Jay will also spin the best of rap, hip hop, and trap during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Edu Quintas, Flávio Lima, Gustavo Junior and Filipe Guerra will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar and special guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$60+

Wake Up (Copacabana)
DJs Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3sh Disco, Keni$hop, Anne Duarte, Paula Queiro, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, Lorrainy, Pedro W, and Bells will spin the best of pop, indie, and hits during the Wake Up party tonight. Additionally, VJ Juju Santos will provide visuals.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. The will be a four hour open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff Vodka, tropical drinks, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beer, mineral water, and sodas. Additionally there will be shots of tequila. DJs Guga Fernandes, Caúe Campean, and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$100

La Villa (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Villa Party. DJs Bia Marques, Mr Brentar, ChandonBaby, and Cookiemonster will spin the best of hip hop and pop throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Daniel Faria will spin the best of hip hop, pop, house, and funk.
Barzin – 11PM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes 75, Ipanema
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Nando Luiz and Marcelle Vieira (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Thiago Mastra and Marcelle Viera performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs Luciano Roffer and Matheus Oliveira will spin the best of hip hop and funk during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70


Trio Ustrês, and Empolga às 9, and Sambaízes (Centro)
The group Sambaízes will start of the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba and the bloco Empolga às 9 will follow at 11PM with more lively samba. Then beginning at 3AM, Trio Ustrês 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

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Let’s Pop party returns to Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight with bands Licor do Canavial and Fato Consumado performing on the first floor and Johnnys performing on the second floor during the night. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin on both floors during the party.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Julieta Brandão (Lapa)
Singer Julieta Brandão will open the night tonight at Carioca da Gema and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol08 in Lapa will host Samba do Chapéu with the group and guests Grupo Arruda and Galocantô performing live.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25- R$30


Big Phat Mama @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music and the group Big Phat Mama 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 enjoying great live music, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221 – 7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

The Windwos and Sorveteiro Soviético @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Doors tribute band, The Windows and power blues trio, Sorveteiro Soviético will perform live tonight at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally during the night DJs Theddy-0 and Tony Rocker will spin.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30 PM; Sorveteiro Soviético are scheduled to perform beginning at approximately 10PM; and The Windows are scheduled to perform at approximately 11PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Sábado Cabaret Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Sábado Cabaret Rock and Roll party with DJ Fernando Dias spinning the best of rock and pop rock throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

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 will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM-4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of Ipanema, the Canatra Wine Bar 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 another great bar for watching live sports.
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 – 5PM-3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Tequila Jager – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host the weekly Tequila Jager Night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on tequila and Jagermeister. Six Nations and Premier League matches will be broadcast the in pub during the night.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM-4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

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