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Rock the Mountain 2015

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The DoBem Rock the Mountain Music and Arts Festival returns to Itaipava today from 11AM to 2AM. Inspired by festivals like Coachella, it has top-notch international acts playing in a breathtaking setting.

The line-up includes Kid Ink, Miami Horror, Faul & Wad Ad, Nouvelle Vague, Le Youth, Dr Dru, Cone Crew and many more.

As well as three outdoor stages, there will be a bungee-jump, a manned balloon, food trucks, art installations and plenty of other attractions.


Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill (Lapa)
In a very rare reunion of two of Brazil’s most charismatic singers and songwriters, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gill will play at Circo Voador as part of their international tour.
Circo Voador – Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$260 (Sold out)

Sertanejo na Lagoa (Lagoa)
The Miroir club in Lagoa hosts the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with handsome duo Flávio & Ney performing live tonight with a special appearance from Jimmy Santos and music from Luciano Roffer during the intervals. Sparkling wine is free to ladies before 12:30 AM and beer offers run all night.
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Bem Brasil


SOOM T (Santa Teresa)
Soom T, from Glasgow, is opening his Latin American tour with Fayah. Expected big tunes, VJs and MCs at one of Santa Teresa most spectacular party house with the best views in the city.
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 5025 – Santa Teresa
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Festa TRASH (Centro)
Bringing you the best of nostalgia pop hits, old-skool funk, axé and bagaço, Festa TRASH will play all those songs you know off by heart from the Nineties and 2000s. You will also have chance to take the mic yourself with their Super Karaoke stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Birthday Party – Eight Years Old (Saúde)
Tonight The Week Rio de Janeiro celebrates eight years of partying. To blow out the candles, they have invited legend of house music DJ Ralphi Rosario (USA) to play alongside residents Flávio Lima, Gustavo Junior and Edu Farms.
The Week – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Punk Rock 0800 (Praça da Bandeira)
Amenizótico, Força & Honra, New Day Rising, Amenizótico and Gambrinus 74 complete the line-up for Punk Rock 0800. Back for their second night in five years, the house will be rocking and rolling all night long.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Souza 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Wake Up! (Copacabana)
Fosfobox is ending the year in style. Bringing the best of 2015 to the dancefloor, Wake Up! plays pop, indie and hits in Copacabana’s small, buzzy alternative club.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$33 – R$60

We Love Rio – Glow Edition(Copacabana)
The We Love Rio party returns to Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight. There will be an open bar from 11PM to 3AM offering Smirnoff vodka, tropical drinks, caipivodkas, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beers, and sodas. DJs Guga Fernandes and Germano will spin the best of hip hop, house, pop, reggaeton, funk and sertanejo throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$80

Pecado Luxaria (Botafogo)
Pecado Luxaria is being billed as a feast of delight. Offering another dimension of pleasure, it features a drag-queen hostess, kiss shots, a dark room and nude action. Rock, pop, hip Hop, black, funk & trap will play out keeping this party house dancing into the small hours.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$45

FESTA Aquarela.som(Gávea)
Marta Murat and Mônica Medeir of Festa Acorda Amor will be spinning tunes at Rio’s chicest nightclub this evening. DJ Ailton Areas will support with national and international dance pop.
Zero Zero – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

A Zoeira Nunca Acaba! Confraternização de Final de Ano!!! (Centro)
Another end of year celebration, this time with hip hop, rap, trap and boom-bap, dubstep and funk Carioca. Street BurguerZ will be providing the food.
La Paz
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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I Wanna Rock With You (Arpoador)
Hey oh, let’s go. Hey oh, let’s go! Saturday is rolling Ramones style at Cave. Top DJs Mary Dee and Sal will be entertaining the crowds with top rock hits.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$60

Sunset at Gilda (Cantagalo)
DJ João Santiago will spin the soundtrack to the setting sun at Gilda, a hilltop bar with views to die for.
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30


Samba na Véia (Centro)
Samba na Véia will rock the house with samba styles from the Sixties and Seventies, all the way through to today’s samba rock and sambalanço.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight at 9:30 PM. Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM at one of Rio’s best and most loved samba destinations.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Banda Alforria (Lapa)
It’s back to the Eighties at the Lapa Irish Pub this evening. 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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. 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
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of Ipanema, the Canatra Wine Bar spills out onto the street offering a great selection of wines and cheeses. It is quickly becoming known for its buzzy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 10:30 AM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

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