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arrastao-antonyo-josé-e-sydney-sousa-e1461085661430Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Fosfobox in Copacabana wraps up its five-night celebration of its 12th anniversary tonight with DJs spinning the best of pop, trap, hip hop, and funk.

During the night, DJs Beto Artista, Fl3h Disco, Doug Def, Paula Queiroz, Arrastão with Omulu and Sydney Sousa, Jeff Oliveira, Bia Marques, and Ingrid Nepomuceno will spin in the subsolo (basement).

Above at the Fosfobar, DJs Julie Lima, Ivy, Fernando Henri, and Matheus Gonçalves will spin during the party.


Hamilton de Holanda and the Baile do Almeidinha (Lapa)
Brazilian bandolinist Hamilton de Holanda returns to Circo Voador tonight with the Baile do Almeidinha. It will be a special edition celebrating ‘Dia Nacional do Choro’ (National day of Choro). Guests will include Silvia Perez Cruz, Zé da Velha, and Silvério Pontes and Rogério Caetano will open the night with Eduardo Neves. Additionally, DJ Lencinho will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 9:30 PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$10 – R$60

The Alchemists (Botafogo)
Tonight the band The Alchemists will launch their new self-titled album live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Additionally, bands Aphorism and Os Estudantes will perform live during the night.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15

Legião Urbana (Lapa)
Tonight Legião Urbana, Dado Villa-Lobos and Marcelo Bonfá will perform live at Fundição Progresso tonight. Jonnata Doll and Os Garotos Solventes will play to open the night.
Fundição Progresso – Gates open at 9PM and the band is scheduled to begin around 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80 – R$160

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Sertanejo na Lagoa with Gabi Lima (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Gabi Lima and guests Marcelle Viera and Juliana Suriano performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs Dinho Porto and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Bear Nation (Centro)
Tonight the Bear Nation party returns to La Paz in Centro with a special “Game of Thrones” edition. DJs Thiago Amorim, Fabiano Penna, Titonelli, and Juan Huayamares will spin the best of pop and EDM on the first stage while DJ Great Guy and guests with spin the best of flash and trash on the second stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Fosfobox – Pop (Copacabana)
Fosfobox’s 12th anniversary will draw to a close tonight with DJs on two floors spinning the best of pop, trap, hip hop, and funk.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Vidigal Sessions (Vidigal)
It’s time for the best of hip hop, trap, rap, deep, and house as Alto Vidigal hosts Vidigal Sessions tonight.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Play the Game and Lust (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Play the Game and Lust parties. DJs D-Ryder and Dedé Menezes with spin for the Play the Game party while Ingrid Nepomuceno and Felipe Rosa spin for the Lust party during the night.
CAVE – 11:50PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. There 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 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

Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus performing the best of sertanejo 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$50


SertãoFulô, and Nando do Cavaco, Dilma Diva, and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
Galeria do Samba will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba including their reinterpretations of works by Jorge Aragão, Zeca Pagodinho, Benito Di Paula, and Arlindo Cruz, among others. Dilma Diva will follow at 8:30 PM will the best of bossa nova, sambas de raiz, marchinhas, and MPB. Then at 11PM, Nando do Cavaco will perform the best of samba including his reinterpretations of works by Noel, Chico, Alcione, Martinho, and Roberto Ribeiro, among others. Finally at 3AM, SertãoFulô will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8:30 PM, 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 Canival and NV Rock performing on the first floor and band SuperNova performing on the second floor during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Anderson Vaz(Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight 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

Boho (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol08 in Lapa will host the Boho party. The line up for the night will feature Babi Deejay, Claudio Macedo, and Gael Augusto.
Paiol 08 – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$30 – R$60


The Blue Fever @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of the blues and the band The Blue Fever performs 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 until 10PM and R$20 after.

Alien Nation and Baca Fest @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host Alien Nation and Baca Fest in celebration of drummer Bacalhau Baca’s birthday. During the night, Monstros Do Ula Ula, Daizy Down, and Anninha Wolff will perform live and DJs Wilson Power and Kleber will spin.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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 to 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 Canastra Wine Bar offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30PM – 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.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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 to 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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