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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Chá da Alice party will once again become the Chá da Anitta party tonight as Brazilian superstar Anitta returns to join the party for a live performance at Circo Voador in Lapa.

Anitta recently released her album, Bang, and is known for her hits “Show das Poderosa”, “Menin má”, “Blá Blá Blá”, and “Cobertor,” among others.

Tonight Kelly Key will join Anitta for the party and DJs Giordanna Forte and Thiago Araújo will also spin during the night.


Bem-Vindo 2016 (Flamengo)
To celebrate the beginning of the new year, Vivo Rio will host the Bem-Vindo 2016 (Welcome 2016) party with Preta Gil and her carnival bloco Bloco da Preta and special guest Ludmilla performing live. Additionally during the night, DJs Marlboro, Bibu, Ju de Paiva, and Jude Paulla will spin.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Flávio and Ney (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Suelen and Serginho performing live tonight. Additionally, DJs 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: See venue for more information.

Chá da Anitta (Lapa)
The Chá da Anitta party returns to Ciroc Voador tonight with Anitta performing live. Additionally, DJ Giordanna Forte and Thiago Araújo will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$90 – R$180

Bem Brasil


Wake Up (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop, indie and hits as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana for it 68th edition tonight. DJs Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3sh Disco, Kendi Shop, Paula Queiroz, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, and Lorrainy will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

ME SO HØRNY (Botafogo)
The ME SO HØRNY party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight for its 10th edition. Entitled Bad B!tiches, this edition will feature DJs spinning the best of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gage, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ciara, MIA and more. DJs Lis Amaral and Suirá will spin the best of pop and hits on the first floor while DJs Grazzia and Andrea Mafer spin the best of hip hop and trap on the second floor. Shots of Jurupina and Catuaba will be distributed to those waiting to enter the party and Pirulitos will be distributed inside. Additionally the first one hundred people to arrive will receive a free Madonna CD single. Promotions during the night will include two-for-one specials on raspadinhas, mojitos, and caipirinhas until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party 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 distributed throughout the event. 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$80

Cabaret Classico (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Cabaret Classico with DJ Luciano Jacaré 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: See venue for details.

Babylon with La Leche and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Week will host a special edition of the Babylon party tonight with guest DJ La Leche and DJs Flávio Zarza, Edu Quintas, Gustavo Junior and Ennry Sena spinning. Additionally during the night, Felipe Mar and guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:30 PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$40+

TeKiller (Lapa)
The popular TeKiller party is back at Teatro Odisséia tonight with another Férias en Cancúm edition. There will be tequilas, frozen margaritas, mojitos, the bong of Desperados and, of course, the party’s signature drink the TeKiller Bomb (tequila, Jägermeister, and Red Bull). There will be bodyshots with Anninha Wolff and distribution of Mexican paletas, games of Limboshot, and the moshboat will return. DJs Fernando Prado, Thiago Halleck, Roberto Cruz, Ingrid Grundig, Larissa Conforto, Vitor Medina and FILD will spin throughout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

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Feel Leblon (Ipanema)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host a special edition of the Feel Leblon party. During the night, DJs Jonatan K and ES$ will spin the best pop, trap, house, funk, hip hop, reggaeton, and Latin beats. Capirinhas will be free until 12AM and longneck beers will be two for R$15 all night long.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011 – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$15- R$30

Latin Party Rio (Copacabana)
The Latin Party Rio returns to Guimo’s Pub in Copacabana tonight for a 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$20 – R$50

FUNKY F*CK FUNK (Arpoador)
The CAVE club will host the FUNKY F*CK FUNK party tonight. DJs Sá Victer, David Ley, Haron Dufau and Ritmo de Favela will spin and perform the best of hip hop, funk and more during the night.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

Brazilian Wax (Cantagalo)
Today and Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host the popular Brazilian Wax party. During the night Gabriel Saber and Pedro Piu will spin the best of house, classic funk, breaks, soul, disco, and groove.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Bear Nation (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host Bear Nation – The Beginning tonight. DJs Great Guy, Fabiano Penna, Felipe Malfoy, and Ian Garcez will spin the best of pop, rock, EDM, and hip hop on the first stage while DJs Thiago Amorim, Great Guy, and Rodrigo Aquino spin the best of trash and funk on the second stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$50


SertãoFulô, Samba na Véia, and Darcy Maravilha (Centro)
Tonight beginning at 8PM, Darcy Maravilha will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of sambas enredos (theme songs). The group Samba na Véia will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, samba-rock, and sambalanço. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group SertãoFulô will perform the best of forró live until sunrise on Sunday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Leviano Bar in Lapa will host the Let’s Pop party tonight. Bands CoverLive and Fato Consumado will perform the best of classic rock and pop rock on the first floor and power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars and more on the second floor during the night. Additionally, DJ Chicote will spin 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


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Grafite – Only Beetles @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the band Grafite will play the best of The Beatles live at Saloon 79. Additionally DJs Theddy O, Johnny Bird and Montana will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30 PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

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.

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

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

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 – Monday-Thursday 8AM to 2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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