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KeeponrockinSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Carnival conitinues in spirit as the Keep on Rockin’ party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Keep à Fantasia (costume) edition.

Welcome shots of Catuaba will be distributed to the first 100 people to arrive and shots will be distributed from the stage throughout the night. Additionally, alcoholic popsicles will be distributed and promotions during the night will include two-for-one specials on Raspadinha.

DJs Vitor Dill and Polly will spin on the indie rock, indie pop, and alternative stage while DJs Bruno Mozka and Bruno Ambrozi spin on the no indie and classic stage during the night.

BLOCOS: (short list)

Quizomba (Centro)
Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, bloco Quizomba is expected to attract 10,000 people to its parade from Rua Dos Arcos down, Rua do Riachuelo, Ria Teixeir de Freir, and Augusto Severo and back to Rua Dos Arcos today.
When: 10PM-2PM

Bom Gosteiros (Recreio)
An estimated 10,000 people will meet on Avenida Lucio Costa in front of Posto 10 (Post 10) in Recreio to parade to Posto 9 (Post 9)
When: 1PM-5PM

Bafafá (Ipanema)
An estimated 20,000 people will parade at Posto 9 in Ipanema.
When: 4PM-8PM

Mulheres De Chico (Leme)
An estimated 50,000 people will gather together to parade at Praia Do Leme.
When: 5M-9PM

* For a complete list of all Rio Carnival 2016 blocos, see the wikirio page.


Jorge Ben Jor + Brasil em Vinyl (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host the second ff two nights of performances by Jorge Ben Jor preceded by the Brasil em Vinyl event. For the Brasil em Vinyl event tonight, DJ and Danish researcher Ras Schack of the Vinyl Warriors will challenge Marcelo MBgroove of the Vinil é Arte collective.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$120

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Bruno Bonatto (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Bruno Bonatto performing live tonight. Additionally, DJ Luciano Roffer will spin the best of hits, house, 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

The Flamenco Thief and Questione (Botafogo)
British guitarist, The Flamenco Thief will perform his blend of flamenco, rumba, swing and Balkan-beats tonight live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Questione will also perform live during the night.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Bem Brasil


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

All Black (Arpoador)
The All Black party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with special guest Lazy Bear. Additionally during the night, DJs Baln, Troika, Jaybolt, Pzilo, and Venice Duo will spin.
CAVE – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40+

Keep on Rockin’ (Botafogo)
The Keep on Rockin’ party will return to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Keep à Fantasia edition. Welcome shots of Catuaba will be distributed to the first 100 people to arrive and shots will be distributed from the stage throughout the night. Additionally, alcoholic popsicles will be distributed and promotions during the night will include two-for-one specials on Raspadinha. DJs Vitor Dill and Polly will spin on the indie rock, indie pop, and alternative stage while DJs Bruno Mozka and Bruno Ambrozi spin on the no indie and classic stage during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

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 Germano will spin throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$90

TeKiller (Lapa)
The popular Tekiller party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with two stages of DJs, drinking games, and lots of tequila. There will also be margaritas, mojitos, Absinthe and the party’s signature drink, the TeKiller Bomb (tequila with Jägermeister and Red Bull). Games will include Tequila Battle, the Mosh Contest, Air Guitar contest, and Limboshot. DJs Mario Mamede, Fernando Prado, Roberto Cruz, and Thiago Halleck will spin on the first stage while DJs Larissa Conforto, Ingird Gründig, and Vitor Medina spin on the second stage during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

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Mini_Brazilian Wax (Cantagalo)
Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host a mini edition of the Brazilian Wax party. DJs Pedro Piu, Gabriel Saber, and MRQZ will spin during the night.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Welcome to Rio (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the Welcome to Rio party. There will be an open bar with Budweiser beer, Smirnoff Vodka, Smirnoff Caipivodka, Premium Caipirinha, sparkling wine, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, sodas, and water. There will also be open food from 11PM to 3AM with queijo, coxinhas, kibes, empanados, croquetes and more. DJ Paulinho and guests will spin the best of house, hip hop, funk, and sertanejo throughout the event.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011 – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50- R$90

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Flavio Lima, Mauro Mozart, Flipe Guerra, and Gustavo Junior will spin on the Babylon stage and DJ Felipe Mar and guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Bear Nation (Centro)
The Bear Nation party returns to La Paz tonight and will present a special DJ set, Las Bibas From Vizcaya. DJs Great Guy, Fabiano Penna, Bout, Dolores de Las Dores will spin the best of pop, rock, EDM, trap and hip hop on the first stage and Ber Back and Kasha Lotte will do a back-to-back set. On the second stage, DJs Great Guy, Marcelo Ribeiro, and Marco Luna will spin the best of flash and trash.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$50


Cassiano and Trio Beija-flor, Batuque na Cozinha, and Chutando o Balde (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, the group Chutando o Balde will perform their mix of samba, chorinho, MPB, bossa nova, and jazz live to start the night at Rio Scenarium. Batuque na Cozinha will follow at 9PM with the best of samba including her reinterpretations of works by Noel Rosa and Zeca Pagodinho. The at 2:30AM, Cassiano and Trio Beija-flor will perform the best of Forró Pé de Serra.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Let’s Pop party returns to Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight with Licor do Canavial and CoverLive performing on the first floor and Supernova performing on the second floor during the night. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin on both floors during the party.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40 (Cash only)

Ana Costa and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Barzinho do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight Samba do Chapéu and guests Samba do Leblon will perform live at Paiol 08.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25- R$30


Black Blues @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of the blues as the group Black Blues will 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

Jack and Blues Jam @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
More blues tonight will be at Saloon 79 in Botafogo as they host the Jack and Blues Jam tonight. The Jack’n Blues Band and the Eduardo Camacho Trio will perform live during the night. Additionally, a DJ will spin the best of rock during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM and the shows at set to begin at approximately 22PM and 2AM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in Ipanema, 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.

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.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment.
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 Canatra Wine Bar 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.

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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