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Wake UpSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of pop, indie, hits, and costumes as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Wake Up party, fantasia edition tonight.

DJs Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3sh Disco, Kendi$hop, Anne Duarte, Paula Queiroz, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, Lorrainy, and Pedro W. will spin during the night and VJ Juju Santos will provide visuals.

BLOCOS: (short list)

Céu Na Terra (Santa Teresa)
An estimated 10,000 people will met at Largo Dos Guimarães to parade down Rua Almirante Alexandrino, Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, Rua Monte Alegre, Rua Áurea, Rua Oriente and Rua Progresso to arrive at Largo Das Neves
When: 8AM-1PM

Bloco Da Favorita (Copacabana)
An estimated 30,000 people will gather together to parade from Avenida Atlântica down Rua Julio De Castilhos to Rua Figueiredo Magalhães.
When: 9AM-1PM

Cordão Da Bola Preta (Centro)
Approximately one million people are expected to parade down Rua Primeiro De Março, Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos, and Rua Araújo Porto Alegre.
When: 9:30 AM-2PM

Empolga Às 9 (Copacabana)
An estimated 25,000 people will gather together to parade from Avenida Atlântica (Posto 6) down Rua Figueiredo Magalhães.
When: 11AM-3PM

Bloco Do Barbas (Botafogo)
An estimated 10,000 people will parade down as they parade from Rua Assis Bueno down Rua Arnaldo Quintela and Rua Da Passagem to Rua General Góes Monteiro.
When: 4PM-8PM

Carioca da Gema (Lapa)
An estimated 5,000 people will parade in front of Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
When: 5PM-9PM

Banda De Ipanema (Ipanema)
An estimated 90,000 people will parade from Rua Jangadeiros down Rua Gomes Carneiro, Avenida Vieira Souto, Rua Joana Angélica and Rua Visconde De Pirajá to Praça General Osório.
When: 5:30 PM-10PM

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


Rio Music Carnival with Vintage Culture (Marina da Glória)
The dance music festival, Rio Music Carnival, continues tonight. Reezer, Amanda Chang, Ananda, and Bakermat will spin and Vintage Culutre will headline the night.

Marina da Glória – 11PM
Av Infante Dom Henrique, s/n Marina da Glória.
Entrance: R$90 +

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Ugo & Bruno (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Ugo & Bruno 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

New Kids on the Bloco (Lapa)
Tonight New Kids on the Bloco will perform live at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 5PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Tom Gangue, Cecilia’s Suicide, and Amsteradio(Botafogo)
Tonight Tom Gangue, Cecilia’s Suicide, and Amsteradio will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15

Baile de Carnaval with Maria Rita, Casuarina, and Bola Preta (Lapa)
Fundição Progresso will host the Baile de Carnaval with guests Maria Rita, Casuarina, and Bola Preta performing live tonight.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$300

Bem Brasil


Funky F*ck Funk (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host a special Carnival edition of the Funky F*ck Funk party. DJs Mary Dee, Haron Dufau, and David Levy will spin the best of baile funk, jazz, and hip hop and more during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 (Praça da Bandeira)
The Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 will continue at Porto Pirata tonight with T-Remotto, Old Kitchen, Elisabeth Simpson, and the Gente band performing live. Additionally DJ Carol Nobre will spin during the night. The festival will continue throughout Carnival on the 7th, 8th, and 9th. Entry is free.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Zuera vs. Pillow Club (Botafogo)
Tonight the Zuera and Pillow Club parties will take overCasa da Matriz in Botafogo. DJs Rodrigues and Grazzia will spin the best of pop, hip hop, Zuerages, mashups and web hits on the Sem Limites stage and DJ Rodrigues and guests will spin the best of indie, pop, and rock on the Pillow stage during the night. Additionally there will be games including Shot or Dare and the Pillow Fight Club.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$22 – R$35

Wake Up (Copacabana)
DJs will spin the best of pop, indie, hits, and costumes as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Wake Up party, fantasia edition tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

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

We Can’t Stop and Over.Dose (Lapa)
Teatro Odisséia will host the We Can’t Stop and Over.Dose parties tonight. There will be welcome shots of cachaça with honey and tequila, shots of Catuaba and popsicles will be distributed throughout the night. Additionally Carnival masks will be distributeand the will be a costume contest with the winner receiving R$50. DJs Millah Bass, Vinny and Jess will spin the best of funk, hits, and pop on the first stage while DJs Ian Gar6 and Beto Costa spin the best of rock and indie on the second stage during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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Roda de samba with Feijoada (Cantagalo)
Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host a special Roda de samba with feijoada.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
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

The Week Carnaval Programming (Saúde)
Continuing its special Carnival programming The Week in Saúde will welcome special guest DJ Isaac Escalante from Mexico tonight. Additionally, Ana Paula, Flávio Lima and Edu Quintas will spin during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Vila Isabel Velha Guarda Musical Bateria, Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, and Baile Rio Antigo (Centro)
It’s all about Carnival and samba tonight at Rio Scenarium. The Baile Rio Antigo will take over the venue at 8PM followed by Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical of samba school Vila Isabel at 11PM. The Velha Guarda Musical Bateria of Vila Isabel will then perform at 3AM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Carnaval Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Bar in Lapa will host Carnaval Leviano. During the night Samba du Black and the Bloco Picada de Primeira will perform live and DJ Márilo will spin during show intervals. On the second floor, the power trio Johnnys will perform live and DJ Chicote will spin
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$40 (Cash only)

Esquenta with Nina Rosa, Bloco Carioca da Gema, Luiza Dionízio, and Breno Alves (Lapa)
Carioca da Gema will host Esquenta with Nina Rosa, Bloco Carioca da Gema and Luiza Dionízio tonight. Breno Alves will perform live beginning at 9PM to open the night.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of traditional Irish Music as the group Café Irlanda returns to 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

Rock-Baile de Máscaras @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Rock-Baile de Máscaras. Band SeteNove and guests will perform live and DJs will spin during the night. Additionally, Anninha Wolf will perform. Entry to the event is free for those who arrive wearing masks (máscaras).
Saloon 79 – House will open at 10PM, SeteNove and guests are scheduled to perform at approximately 11:30PM, and Anninha Wolf is scheduled to perform at 2AM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: FREE for those wearing masks, R$10-R$20

Sábado Carnaval – Baile Sertanejo (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host a special Sábado Carnaval edition of Barzin Sabanejo with special guest Veriano Souza performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Dianiel 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 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 – 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. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

La Calaca (Leblon)
For gourmet Mexican food and great tequilla and sangria, head to La Calaca restaurant in Leblon.
La Calaca – 11:30AM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240, loja B, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: Free

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 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.

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