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groovepartySaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight La Paz will host a special Rihanna edition of Groove Party ANTI.

During the party, two stages of DJs will spin the best of hip hop, old school, trap, dancehall, breakbeat, house, funk, soul, disco, and vogue ballroom.

Resident DJ Bruno X and guest DJ, Nyack will spin on the UnderGroove stage and Resident DJ Garzøn and DJ Edu Castelo will spin on the Groove Is Burnin’ stage during the night.


Criolo (Lapa)
Tonight, Brazilian rapper and singer, Criolo returns to perform live at Circo Voador. The show is the second of two in Rio that are part of Criolo’s ongoing tour, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of his album Ainda Há Tempo,
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Flávio, Ney, and Marcelle Viera (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Flávio and Ney, 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

Accept @ Imperator (Méier)
Metal band Accept will perform live at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier tonight.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9:30PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$25 – R$50


Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of baile neofunk, hits and guilty pop pleasures as the Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Ingrid Nepomuceno, Paula Queiroz, Jeff Oliveira, Matheus G, and Doug Def will spin throughout the party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Senses (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Senses party. DJ Defahk, Jaybolt, Pzilio, Cereja, and Baln will spin during the night. Additionally, DJs Leo and Zepv will spin a back-to-back set.
CAVE – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 +

Groove Party (Centro)
Tonight at La Paz in Centro/Lapa, the Groove Party ANTI will host a special Rihanna edition. DJs Bruno X, Nyack, Garzon, and Edu Castelo will spin the best of hip hop, old school, trap, dancehall, breakbeat, house, funk, soul, disco, and vogue ballroom throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

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 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

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Edu Quintas, Flávio Lima, Gustavo Junior, and Guilherme Guerrero 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$40+

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

Treep Crew and Lovve Team(Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Treep Crew and Lovve Team parties tonight. DJs D Groov, Troika, Thor, Jokerz, Ayman and Flove will spin during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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

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Chamego Nordestino, Toca na Surdina, and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Gabriel Versiani will perform his reinterpretations of works by Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and Jorge Benjor to start off the night at Rio Scenarium. The group Toca na Surdina will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and pop. Finally, beginning at 3AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will begin their performance of the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Mais do Mesmo (Lapa)
The Legião Urbana Cover band, Mais do Mesmo will perform live at Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight.
Leviano – 8PM
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 tonight 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


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Metallica as cover band Anesthesia 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

Black Dog @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath as the tribute band Black Dog returns to perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight. Additionally during the night DJs Theddy-0 and Tony Rocker will spin.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM and BlacK Dog is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:30PM – 11PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

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 – 6:30 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.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema. Just around the corner from posto 9, the after-beach crowd tends to stop by and stay all night. Another perk here is most of the staff and clientele can speak English.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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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