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grande batalhaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Circo Voador will host the Grade Batalha Épica de Fanfarras tonight in celebration of and to help support the upcoming Honk! Rio 2016 festival.

The groups Os Siderais, Fanfarra Black Clube, Damas de Ferro, Ataque Brasil, and Bloco das Tubas will perform live during the night.

Additionally, DJ Flávio Cesar will spin during the event.


Pub Crawl Lapa (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the Pub Crawl Lapa. The meeting point to begin the crawl is at Rua Mem de Sá, 55 from 10:30 PM to 11PM. Then the tour will visit the first bar where attendees will get a 800ml caipirinha. Next the group will stand on the famous Selaron steps for photos and then by the Arcos da Lapa for group photos. Next, the crawl will head to an establishment with an open bar of beer and caipirinha and then finally at 1AM, the tour will arrive at a popular Saturday night party where admission will be free for the pub crawlers.
Bar da Boa Show – 10:30 PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 69, Lapa, – Tel: 55+ 21 96579-7643 Pub Crawl / 55+ 21 96900-1721 Vicente Sauer
Entrance: R$70

Rio Soul (Botafogo)
Today the Riosul shopping mall in Botafogo will host the Rio Soul event from 12PM to 10PM. Curated and produced by O Cluster, the event will feature a show by Uisqueletos Extravaganza and DJ Nado Leal will spin. High Tech with Olabi will host a sewing workshop and the will be a food and design market. In the case of rain, the event will be rescheduled.
Circo Voador – 12PM – 10PM
Rua Lauro Müller, 116 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: FREE


Grade Batalha Épica de Fanfarras – Pré Honk! Rio 2016 (Lapa)
Circo Voador will host the Grade Batalha Épica de Fanfarras tonight in celebration of and to help support the upcoming Honk! Rio 2016 festival. Tonight the groups Os Siderais, Fanfarra Black Clube, Damas de Ferro, Ataque Brasil, and Bloco das Tubas will perform live. Additionally DJ Flávio Cesar will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30- R$100

Gabriela Garrido (Botafogo)
Singer Gabriela Garrido will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight. During the show Garrido will be accompanied by musicians Lucas Branco, João Matheus Pires, and Victor Falcão as she presents songs from her EP “Mergulho”, as well as new songs and covers.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$12


Babylon and Wallpaper – Black Party (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. Special guest, Spanish DJ Carlos Gallardo will join Edu Quintas, Gustavo Junior, and Flavio Lima on the Babylon stage to spin the best of house during the night while DJ Felipe Mar and guests spin the best of pop on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:59PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$50 – R$60 +

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

Hit Me (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop, EDM, hip hop, and funk as the Hit Me party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night, DJs Polly and Ivy Nascimento will spin in the subsolo (basement) and DJ Julie and a special guest will spin above at the Fosfobar. There will be games of Battleshots (like Battleship but with shots) and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jägermeister.
Fosfobox – 11:10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, 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 distributed until 3AM. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$100

Nós Se Vê Por Aí (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Nós Se Vê Por Aí party with DJs Higo Olive, Pedro Soffiatti, Lorran, Maia, and Mateus Tuk spinning the best of funk, hip hop, rap, trap, and deep house throughout the night.
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20+. See venue for more information.

Rendez Vous (Ipanema)
The Rendez Vous party returns to the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema tonight with DJs Nicole Nandes, Pachu, and Vivi Reis. Go early to catch a beautiful view of the sunset from this rooftop venue.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – 4PM
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: R$60 – R$80

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Célio Motta, Adilson da Vila, Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, Borandá, and Lucas de Moraes (Centro)
Lucas de Moraes will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM by performing the best of samba. Then at 11:30PM, Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will perform more of the best of samba. Finally at 3AM, the gourp Célio Motta will peform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8:30PM, 11:30PM, and 3:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Retrôzinho (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Retrôzinho with the groups Numa Boa and Mixxtura performing live and DJs Flex and Sampaio spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Saturday Night Fever (Lapa)
Tonight Leviano bar in Lapa will host the Saturday Night Fever party with Eletronaipe delivering the best of soul, groove and MPB on the first floor and power trio Johnny’s performing the best of Bruno Mars, Avicii, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, Oasis, and Pharrell Williams, among others during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$40 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Adriano Serafim (Lapa)
Adriano Serafim will perform to start off the night at Carioca da Gema in Lapa tonight with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following to headline the night. 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
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Flavio and Ney (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Flavio and Ney performing live tonight. Additionally, DJs Daniel Tremmel and Residente will spin the best of hip hop, house, and funk during the night. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM for women and there will be promotions on Heineken for all throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: Entry is free for women with their names on the list until 11:30PM, R$30 – R$70


Dust’n’Bones @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Gun n’ Roses as tribute band Dust’n’Bones performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Tudo é 10 @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Tudo é 10 party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight. It will be a very special Dirty Dancing edition with DJs Laura Tardin, Mario Gennari, and Renato JkBx spinning the best of 80s and 90s pop and rock including Cindy Lauper, Prince, Duran Duran, New Order, A-ha, Madonna, Information Society, Billy Idol, Tear For Fears, and U2, among others. Ten will once again be the magic number with the entrance fee to the party only R$10 until 1AM for those with their names on the list and drink specials including including Hi-Fi’s, Cuba Libres, caiprinhas, caipivodkas, gin tonics, and various shots for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 10:50 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list until 1AM, R$20 – R$25

Luiza Casé @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight singer Luiza Casé will sing the best of Amy Winehouse at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally, DJs Trovão and Theddy-O will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Resistindo Desde 1997 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski in Botafogo will celebrate its anniversary with the Resistindo Desde 1997 party. The band El Negro will perform the best of 90s rock live and DJs will spin during the night.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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.

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema 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.

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 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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.

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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