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InflamávelSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Inflamável party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with a special Girl’s Night Out edition.

During the night DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível and Bøechat will spin the best of indie pop, rock, electro pop and hits.

The focus will be on female musicians and performers with the DJs spinning works by MØ, Grimes, Rihanna, Melanie Martinez, La Roux, Marin and the Diamonds, Banks, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Rita Ora, Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Sia, among others.


Barcode Quartet (Botafogo)
The European improvisational music ensemble, Barcode Quartet, will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight. Consisting of British violinist Alison Blunt and three Austrian musicians, pianist Elisabeth Harnik, vocalist and electronic musician Annette Giesriegl, and percussionist/media artist Josef Klammer, the group is known for their radical live improvisations. They arrive in Rio tonight to perform the second show of their Summer Brazilian Tour.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30

Pethit (Lagoa)
Tonight São Paulo singer Pethit will perform live in Rio for the first time at Solar Botafogo.
Solar Botafogo – 9PM
Rua General Polidoro 180, Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2543-5411
Entrance: See venue for details.

Suelen and Serginho (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Suelen and Serginho performing live tonight. Additionally DJ Kabul will spin more of the best of sertanejo during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

Skank (Lapa)
The popular Brazilian rock band Skank will present their newest album, Velocia, live tonight at Circo Voador in Lapa. Dônica will perform to open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$60 – R$120

Mandrake Wolf and Los Terapeutas (Lapa)
Tonight Uruguayan rock icons, Mandrake Wolf and Los Terapeutas will perform for the first time live in Rio at the Rock Experience Club in Lapa.
Rock Experience Club – 11:30PM
Rua Riachuelo, 20, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2222-2334
Entrance: R$35



Espaço Rampa – 3 Years (Botafogo)
Tonight Espaçp Rampa in Botafogo will celebrate its thrid anniversary. DJs Nicole Nandes, Dodo Azevedo, Erika Ferreira, Dorly, Tunai, and Felipe Malfoy will spin during the party. Boats rides on the Guanabara Bay will be free all night and beer will be unlimited until 12AM. Smirnoff Ice will be two-for-one until 2AM and Antarctica 600ml bottles will be R$13 all night long.
Espaço Rampa – 11PM
Clube de Regatas Guanabara, Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42, Botafogo
Entrance: R$30- R$50

Sorveteiria do Rock (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Sorveteiria do Rock party tonight. DJs Rodrigues, Lis Amaral, Arlei Hey Hey, and Felipe Eboo1 will spin the best of pop punk, indie, and pop rock on the first floor and the best of classic rock on the second floor during the night. Italian ice will be distributed and promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas and mojitos until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$45

Deep Dizco (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight Gilda in Cantagalo will host the Deep Dizco party. Beginning at 3PM, W. Venancio will spin the best of ambient, lounge and trip hop and then beginning at 5PM Manara, Talkin’ Groov, MRQZ, and Gabriel Saber will spin during the session part of the event.
Gilda – 3PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

InterNations Rio Event: Neon Party (Leblon)
It’s time to glow, dance and mingle tonight as InterNations Rio will host the Neon Party in the Dry Martini Bar at the Sheraton in Leblon. DJ Carlos Britto will spin and there will be neon accessories and body paint to help you get your glow on.
Dry Martini Bar – 9PM
Sheration Hotel and Resort, Avenida Niemeyer 121, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See website for details.

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. Spinning on the Babylon stage will be DJs Flávio Lima, Ana Flor, Gustavo Júnior and Edu Quintas. On the Wallpaper stage, DJ Felipe Mar and guests will spin.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$60

Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema. 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. DJ Raphael de Luca and guests will spin the best of hip hop, house and funk throughout the night. Additionally the venue will have black lights and neon.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$40 – R$90

Sette Club (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Club party returns to Sette Leblon tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipirinhas, caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, water and free shots of tequila from 10PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there will be karaoke with Rick Lima and his band and DJ Paulinho 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

Cosmic (Arpoador)
The Cosmic party returns to the CAVE club in Aproador tonight. DJs Henrique Dessanti, Ellie Ka, Art in Motion, and Steve Menta will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Inflamável (Copacabana)
The Inflamável party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with a special Girl’s Night Out edition. During the night DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível and Bøechat will spin the best of indie pop, rock, electro pop and hits.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50

King-se (Centro)
Celebrating the day of lesbian visibility, La Paz in Centro will host King-se, a special edition of the Drag-se party spotlighting drag kings. Performers will include Clarissa Lasertits of Protótipo; Thaisa Mezavilla and Natalia Silvestre of Coletivo Cardume; and Ravena Creole, Sirena Signus, Chloe Van Damme, Aurora Boreallis, and Nataliya Goncharova of Drag-se. DJs Érica Angélica, Luise Fushsloch, Glau Tavares, Maria Paju, and Danjah Patra will spin.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Taverna Viking plus Festa dos Hobbits (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time to journey to Valhalla and Middle Earth as Teatro Odisséia in Lapa hosts the Festa dos Hobbits and Taverna Viking parties. During the night DJs Roberto Cruz, Thiago Tuão, and Will Turisas will spin the best of Viking Metal, folk and rock on the Taverna stage while DJs Daniel Sin, Alexandre Vitoritte, and Calil BFR spin the best of Irish punk and rock on the Hobbits stage. There will be a costume contest and women dressed as Valkyries or elves will pay only R$20 for entrance to the party. Additionally promotions will include buy two, get three specials on Antártica all night long.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20- R$30

Los Rebeldes (Centro)
It’s time again to celebrate Los Rebeldes as Espaço Acústica in Centro hosts the second edition of the RBD fanfest. There will be karaoke plus DJs Felipe Malfoy, Rick Castro and Cortez will spin the best of RBD on the first stage and DJs Gabriel and Daniel Vieira will spin the best of pop, funk, and hits on the second stage during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$15 – R$40

Resumo do Mostrada (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Resumo do Mostrada party tonight with DJ Andre Werneck spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Sulfurica (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the Sulfurica party. DJs Amelia, Allan, and special guest Mauricio Gouveia will spin the best of acid rock, b-sides and highlight the best rock with a bite during the night. Entry to the event is free.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE


Trio Rapacuia, Toque de Arte, and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
At 8PM, singer Roberta Espinosa returns to start the night again at Rio Scenarium will the best of bossa. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then to close out the night, beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Rapacuia will perform the best of forró until the sunrise on Sunday morning.
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 Midnight Hour and Johnny’s performing on the first floor and Fato Consumado performing on the second floor. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
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 with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following 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


BALBA @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of classic rock as the band BALBA performs live at 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

Go Indie Go! @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B will host the Go Indie Go party. During the event, DJs Sal Oliveira, Thiago Burgos and Phunktronick DJ will spin the best of indie dance, indie pop and indie rock with a special focus on Daft Punk and the Strokes. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Budweiser all night long.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$15 – R$35

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 and five Miller beers for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

AC/DCover @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of AC/DC as tribute band AC/DCover performs live at Saloon 79 tonight. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of rock’n’roll during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open 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 9AM to 4AM in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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  1. Just to let you know, I was gringoed at 00 last night, tried to charge everyone 100$R even though you said it was 30 -> 40$R per person.


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