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Saloon79Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the very best of psychobilly, rockabilly, punk, 80s, ska, swing and more as Saloon 79 in Botafogo celebrates resident DJ, Theddy-O’s birthday with live bands and DJs spinning throughout the night.

During the festival dubbed as “Mega Festançca Rock’n’roll,” the bands A Grande Trepada, Dirty Devil Band, and Run Devil Run will perform live.

Additionally during the night, DJs Léo 77, Isiska, YEIS, and Kleber Tuma will join Theddy-O to to spin during what promises to be a lively night.


Cine Daros no Pátio, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (Botafogo)
The free animated film screening series Cine Daros no Pátio continues tonight at the Casa Daros museum tonight with a screening of the 2009 American film “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Directed by Wes Anderson, the film features the voice of George Clooney as Mr. Fox and the voice of Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox. The stop-motion animated film tells the story of Mr. Fox, his family, his friends and his conflicts with neighboring human farmers. The film will be screened in its original language (English) with Portuguese subtitles.
Casa Daros – 7PM
R. Gen. Severiano 159, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 2138-0850
Entrance: FREE


Festival Invasão Baiana (Centro)
Celebrating the best of contemporary music from the Brazilian state of Bahia, the Festival Invasão Baiana begins at Praça do Centro Cultural Correios tonight at 9PM. The BaianaSystem and Pepeu Gomes will perform live and DJ Mauro Telefunksoul will spin.
Praça do Centro Cultural Correios – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Tel : (21) 3201 -3010
Entrance: R$5 – R$10

Jaloo (Ipanema)
Touted as one of the most interesting artists of the new Brazilian cultural scene, Jaloo returns to perform live at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight. An electronic musician, producer, and DJ from the state of Pará, Jaloo is gainging reconigtion both nationally and internationally for his ability to take technobrega in new directions.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Tel : (21) 3201 -3010
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Forró de Santa (Lapa)
Tonight the Forró de Santa party returns to Circo Voador in Lapa with bands Dona Zaíra de Piracicaba, Estopim do Rio de Janeiro, and Trio Dona Zefa de Campinas peforming live. Additionally during the night DJ Sérgio Feijó will spin during intervals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$40 – R$80

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Ugo and Bruno (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Ugo and Bruno performing live tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

Festa Retrôzinho no Paiol 08 (Lapa)
Celebrating the best of 90s pagoda, Fundição Progresso will present the Festa Retrôzinho no Paiol 08 tonight. During the event, the group Numa Boa will perform a retro set live and DJ Flex will spin the best of Raça Negra, Só Pra Contrariar, Soweto, Exaltasamba, Katinguelê, and more.
Fundição Progresso –10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$15 -R$40



Festa Oficial Matriz 15 Anos (Botafogo)
The Botafogo club, Casa da Matriz continues its week-long celebrations of its 15th anniversary tonight with a very special official anniversary party. Friends of the club and guest and resident DJs past and present will help celebrate the venue’s anniversary tonight. DJs Pachu, Mario Mamede, Lia Novello, Tito Figueiredo, Larissa Conforto, Fernando Prado, Thiago Burges, and Pilar Garcez will spin.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Le Club Cave (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE in Aproador presents the firest edition of Le Club Cave. DJs Cadinho, Leondre, Caê Mariani and Pedro Whitaker will spin during the party and entry will be free until 1AM for those who put their name on the list (Facebook page wall,link below).
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: FREE until 1AM with name on the friends list.

High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
The High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs Tago Oli, Totonete, Doug Def, Paula Queiroz, and Fernando Henri spinning the best of hip hop, r&b, and trap throughout the event.
Fosfobox – 11:45PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50

Bomboclat (Centro)
The debut of the Bomboclat party tonight at La Paz in Centro will celebrate the release of the 5th edition of the magazine, Maconha Brasil (Marijuana Brazil). Two stages of DJs will spin throughout the night. DJ Kon and Jimmy Jay will spin hip hop and trap on the first stage while DJs Daniel DW, Nitcho, Bives Selecta, Victor Bhing with PartyzanSound and Negra Rê spin the best of reggae, roots, new roots and dancehall on the second stage.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Aquarela.som (Gávea)
The Aquarela.som party returns to Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) tonight with DJ Ailton Areas spinning the best of national and international pop.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Sette Club (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Club party returns to Sette Leblon tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, water and free shots of tequila from 10PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there there will be karaoke with Rick Lima and his band and DJ Pepe will spin the best of pop, rock, house, sertanejo, and funk.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50 – R$80

Batecabeça (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will present the Batecabeça party, a new event that will celebrate the best of new metal. During the night, DJ Théo will spin the best of System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Korn, Slipknot, Kittie, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, P.O.D., Staind and more.
Porto Pirata – 11:30PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties are back at The Week in Saúde tonight. Spinning on the Babylon stage will be DJs Flavio Lima, Filipe Guerra, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Junior. DJs Felipe Daddy Kall, Thiago Araújo and Avena will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$60 – R$90

Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to Praia Club. There will be an open bar all night with Miller beer, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, water and more. DJs Raphael de Luca and guests will spin throughout the night.
Praia Club – 10PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$45-R$90

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Mala & Cuia, Toque de Arte, and Makley Matos and Quarteto Duobá (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, Makley Matos and the Quarteto Duobá will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM will more lively samba. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Sunday morning, Mala & Cuia will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
The Leviano Rock Night party returns to Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with bands performing the best of national and international rock and DJs spinning during show intervals.
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 start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa at 9:30PM and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. 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


AC/DCover @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of AC/DC as the AC/DCover band returns to perform live in the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, 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

Maneirinha @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B will present the Maneirinha party with DJ Alex Cabelo and special guests spinning the best of charme, hip hop, dancehall, trap, dubstep, and electronic during the event. Promotions will include two Budweisers for R$10 and caipirinhas and caipivodkas for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$15

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 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.

Mega Festançca Rock’n’Roll @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight, in celebration of resident DJ, Theddy- O’s birthdya, Saloon 79 in Botafogo will present the Mega Festançca Rock’n’Roll party wih the bands A Grande Trepada, Dirty Devil Ban and Run Devil Run, performing live and DJs Kleber Tuma, Léo 77, IsiSKa, YEIS, and Theddy-O spinning.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

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

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour. This is also a place to watch live streaming sports, national and international.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

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.

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.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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