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RUN VDGSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Known for delivering some of the best underground sounds in the city since 2010, the RUN VDG party returns to the Alto Vidigal hostel tonight with two stages of DJs.

DJs Gustavo Tata, Nina Soul, and Caio Busetti will spin the best of deep house, tech house, and techno on the first stage and DJs Murray Richardson and Stuart Patterson will spin the best of house and classics on the second stage.

Promotions during the night will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas until midnight.

The venue is known for its spectacular views, as it is perched high above the city in the favela of Vidigal. To help partygoers get to the party, shuttles will run from Leblon (Rita Ludolf Street, 47) for R $ 10.


Festival Rc4 with PianOrquestra (Ipanema)
Tonight the Brazilian experimental instrumental group PianOrquestra will perform live with special guest Bryan Holmes at Oi Futuro Ipanema. The show is part of the ongoing Rc4 Festival. Consisting of musical director Claudío Dauelsberg, percussionist Mako Tanaka, and pianists Marina Spoladore, Priscilla Azevedo and Anne Amberget and during performances, PianOrquestra members are known to use drumsticks, guitar picks and other objects to explore the tones and the percussive elements of the piano. Sometimes with two sets of hands on the keys with two more playing on the instrument`s strings and another set beating the piano`s body like a drum, they turn the instrument into an orchestra unto itself.
Teatro Oi Futuro Ipanema –9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Rider Weekends – Baile do Dennis + #HashtagParty (Marina da Glória)
The Rider Weekends festival continues tonight at Marina da Glória with the Baile do Dennis and #HashtagParty.
Rider Weekends – 10PM
Marina da Glória
Entrance: SOLDOUT

Paulinho da Viola (Flamengo)
Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist and cavaquinho player Paulinho da Viola will perform live at Vivo Rio tonight. This will be the last show of Viola’s tour commemorating his over 50-year career.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$40 – R$220

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

Acarajazz (Centro)
Tonight the Museu de Arte do Rio will host Acarajazz with the band Bondesom performing live and DJs Eppinhaus and Montano spinning during the event.
Museu de Arte do Rio –4PM
Praça Mauá, 5, Centro – Tel: (21) 3031-2741
Entrance: FREE

Tulipa Ruiz and Marcelo Jeneci (Lapa)
Tonight Tulipa Ruiz and Marcelo Jeneci will present the show, “Dia a dia, lado a lado” (Day by day, side by side), live at Circo Voador. Linkiker will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100

Jazz na Candelária (Centro)
Casa França-Brasil will host another edition of Jazz na Candelária tonight with the Quarteto Rua Jazz performing live and DJ João Santiago spinning the best of rock, MPB, The Beatles and Chico Buarque during the event.
Casa França-Brasil – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 78, Centro– Tel: (21) 2332-5120
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

10 Anos Depois, Hurtmold (Botafogo)
Tonight and tomorrow night Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host 10 Anos Depois, Hurtmold (10 years later, Hurtmold) with the band Hurtmold performing live. Additionally Objeto Amarelo will perform during both nights.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30 – R$35


Circuito Interno (Santo Cristo)
The Circuito Interno event returns to Antiga fábrica da Bhering in Santo Cristo with a special summer edition toay. Opening their doors to guests during the event, participants will include Angela Brito, Atelier do Terraço, Bel Magalhaes, Belchior Brechó, Café da Fábrica, Camila Maciel, Carioqueria, Claudia Fróes, Comparsaria Sapataria, Estudio Roma, Fécula Acessórios, FEIRA, Fernando Gonçalves, Frites, arquitetura + design, Garimpo Contemporâneo, Giovanna Lanna, Gulemix na Fábrica, LIVRARIA DA FÁBRICA, Los Mendozitos, Lucio Volpini, Maria Baigur – Vanguarda Vanguarda, Maria, Eugênia Baptista, mooc, Rene Machado, Roberta Cani, Sandra Macedo, SMbar, tarsila, Trapiche Carioca, and Zsolt Zsolt. Additionally during the event, the band Beach Combers will perform live on the terrace.
Antiga fábrica da Bhering – 12PM – 9PM
Rua Orestes 28 – Santo Cristo
Entrance: FREE

Bem Brasil


Heavy Baile Two Years with Karol Conka (Lapa)
Tonight at Raízes da Lapa the Heavy Baile party will celebrate its two-year anniversary with very special guest Karol Conka. Additionally Leo Justi, Johnny Ice, Ulyverse, and Dorly will spin the very best of big beat, baile funk, dancehall, rap, trap, electro, passinho madness and more during the night.
Raízes da Lapa – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 21, Lapa – Tel: (21)
Entrance: R$35 – R$55

Follow Me (Arpoador)
Tonight the Follow Me party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador with DJs D-Ryder, Lulinha, and Toucan spinning during the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of rap and r&b as the High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Bia Marques, Doug Def, ₭ENNYᐱ, Fernando Henri, Paula Queiroz, and Tago Oli will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
The I Love Rock and Roll party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Keys edition. DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Vitinho Operacional will spin the best of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more on the first floor while DJs Suirá and Iggor Ahrends spin the best of The Black Keys and more on the second floor during the night. Shots of Jurupinga and Catuaba will be distributed from the stage throughout the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Mojito and Caipirinhas until 1AM. Entrance fee will be waived until 11:30PM for the first fifty women with their names on the list.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until 11:30PM for the first 50 women with their name on the friend’s list, R$20 – R$40

Plastik (Botafogo)
Tonight Vizinha 123 in Botafogo will host the ninth edition of the Plastik party. During the night resident DJs Denis Gonzales and Tito Figueiredo will be joined DJs Tom Leão, Rick Miranda, and Joice Lacrimosa to spin the best of post punk, gothic rock, death rock, synth pop, techno pop, new wave coldwave minimal wave, no wave electro, electrofunk, electroclash, EBM, acid electro punk, and more.
Vizinha 123 – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 71 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Party Like a Rockstar (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will pay tribute to David Bowie as it hosts the Party Like a Rockstar party tonight. DJs will spin the best of Bowie and more throughout the night.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight the Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde. DJs Gustavo Junior, Felipe Guerra, Flavio Lima and special guest Morais will spin on the Babylon stage while DJ Felipe Mar and guests 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.

Pré Karnaval dy Ouro(Saúde)
Éden in Saúde will host the Pré Karnaval dy Ouro party tonight. São José du Egyto, Justy Divynal, MC Makunaima Krooner, and Helô Duran will perform on the Golden Line Up stage and on the Veraneio Dreams stage during the night there will be Águas Termays with Banho dy Sais dy Ôro, Konkurso de Lambada Phóra de Époka, and Relançamento Exklusivo dos Bikinis AsaDelta.
Éden – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 109, Saúde– Tel: (21) 9992-7808
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party once again tonight. 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. DJ Guga Fernandes will spin on the first floor during the night while DJ Germano spins on the second floor.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$90

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

I Love the 90s (Lapa)
The I Love the 90s party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with DJs Bonhan, Fabitch, and Renato Jukebox spinning the best of Nirvana, The Spice Girls, Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, and much more.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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Rendez-Vous (Ipanema)
The Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema will host the Rendez – Vous Sunset Pool Party tonight with special guests NIVNAL AKA (DJ Leo Lanvin) and Dj Gringo da Parada.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema managed by Sofitel – 4PM – 1AM
Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
R$30 – R$50

Funk the Chic (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host the Funk the Chic party with DJs Rafa Canholato and Pedro Piu spinning the best of 70s Funk, hip hop, old school, Jamaican beats, soul, Latin rhythms, Brazilian grooves, and more throughout the party.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
R$15 – R$25

Latin Party Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the Latin Party Rio returns to Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana for another special Saturday night edition. During the party DJs Mateus and Jo will spin the best of reggaeton, merengue, salsa, pop, house, and hits. Caipirinhas and beer will be unlimited until midnight.
Guimo’s Pub – 11PM
Av. Nossa senhora de Copacabana 1077, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

RUN VDG(Copacabana)
The RUN VDG party returns to the Alto Vidigal hostel tonight. DJs Gustavo Tata, Nina Soul, and Caio Busetti will spin the best of deep house, tech house, and techno on the first stage and DJs Murray Richardson and Stuart Patterson will spin the best of house and classics on the second stage during the night.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$10 – R$30

Verão Drag-se and King-se (Centro)
It’s time for the best of drag as La Paz in Centro will host the Verão Drag-se and King-se parties tonight. Wendell Candido, Bateria Creole, and Chloe Van Damme will perform and DJs Sirena, Camila Callegario, Thalita Teglas, Samantha Banks, Aurora Boreallis, and Ravena Creole will spin during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Pedacinho Do Ceu (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host Pedacinho Do Ceu. Ugo & Bruno and MC Bob Rum will perform and DJs Gigga, Guilherme Mello, and Zack Man will spin during the party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 6PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information


Trio Pé de Serra, Dhy Ribeiro, and Galeria do Samba (Centro)
Group Galeria do Samba will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with their reinterpretations of works by Noel, Cartola, Tom Jobim, and Ivone Lara, among others. Singer Dhy Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, samba de gafieira, and samba rock. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Pé de Serra will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Saturday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$50

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Bar in Lapa will host the Let’s Pop party with bands performing live on the first and second floors of the venue and a DJ spinning during show intervals.
Leviano – 8PM
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. Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow 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

Retrôzinho (Lapa)
Tonight the Retrôzinho party returns to Paiol 08 with the groups Numa Boa and Mixxtura performing live and DJ Flex spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$40


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of Metallica as the cover band Anesthesia 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

Os Beatlemaníacos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The Beatles tribute band Os Beatlemaníacos return to Saloon 79 to perform live tonight. Additionally during the night, DJs Theddy-O and Paul Serran will spin the best of rock’n’roll before and after the show.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM and the DJs and shows are scheduled to begin at 10PM .
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 special guest Matteus performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Diogo Oliveira 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.

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.

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.

Lord Jim 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.

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