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keb2Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Botafogo Social Club party returns tonight with very special guest Keb Darge.

Arriving directly from London to spin in Rio de Janeiro for the first time, Darge will bring parts of his legendary record collection, which includes rarities, 60s Garage, rockabilly, surf, funk and more.

The party will take place at Cordão Bola Preta in Lapa and in addition to Darge, spinning tonight will be DJ Pogo from the UK, DJ Pachu, Daniel Juca from Bangarang Sound System, Marcelinho da Lua from Ya’Ya High-Fi, Tee Cardaci and Alez Paz from the Disco Godfathers and Botafogo Social Club (BSC) parties.

This promises to be a night not to be missed by lovers of vinyl records, 60s Garage, funk, and soul in Rio.


Festival Rc4 (Ipanema)
Tonight at Oi Futuro Ipanema, American composer, pianist and keyboardist Missy Mazzoli will perform live accompanied by Austrian violinist Olivia de Prato. The show will close out the 2016 edition of the Rc4 Festival. Mazzoli is considered by many critics to be one of the biggest up-and-coming composers in the contemporary music scene.
Teatro Oi Futuro Ipanema –6PM – 9PM, 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Beth Carvalho (Flamengo)
Tonight legendary Brazilian samba singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Beth Carvalho will perform live at Vivo Rio.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Noites de Frevo with Geraldo Azevedo (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador will host Noites de Frevo (Nights of Frevo) with Geraldo Azevedo. Bassist Toninho Tavares, drummer Washington Ortelino, percussionist Tiago Azevedo, keyboardist Marcos Diniz, guitarist Xanfre Junior, and vocalists Lucas Amorim, Mariá Pinkusfeld and Clarice Azevedo will accompany Azevedo during the show. The group Zanzar will open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Mezcla (Copacabana)
Tonight the parties Funk The Chic, Brazilian Wax, Apavoramento, and Eletrobase DJs will combine in the Pura Vida Hostel in Copacabana for the Mezcla event. DJs Rafa Canholato, Lulinha, Saci, Flavia Xexeo, and Pedro Piu will spin during the event. Additionally Benoliel and Vivi Seixas will spin a back-to-back set.
Pura Vida Hostel – 7PM – 3:30AM
Rua Saint Roman 20 – Copacabana
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Botafogo Social Club with Keb Darge (Lapa)
Tonight the Botafogo Social Club will return with very special guest Keb Darge. The event will take place at Cordão da Bola Preta in Lapa and spinning in addition to Darge will be DJ Pogo, Daniel Juca, Pachu, Alex Paz, and Tee Cardaci.
Cordão da Bola Preta – 10PM
Rua da Relação, 03 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2558 5547
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Agua Jam III w/ Special Celebrity Guestz (Ipanema)
A relaxed afternoon by the pool, with good people from all over the world and one of the best views in the city. On the turntables the resident host DJ DON JAY (Miami/POA), DJ CHIEF BOIMA (Sierra Leone/USA) & DJ GEM EASY (New York).
Caesar Park Rooftop – 4PM – 1AM
Avenida Vieira Souto 460, Ipanema
Entrance: Ladies R$30, Men R$50

MEZCLA (Copacabana)
A mix of top Brazilian DJs coming together at this casual hostel in Copacabana includes; Rafa Canholato (Funk the Chic), Lulinha (Eletrobase Djs), Saci (Eletrobase Djs), Flavia Xexeo (Eletrobase Djs), Pedro Piu (Brazilian Wax), Benoliel X Vivi Seixas (Apavoramento SS). The party startes early but will go all night.
MEZCLA at Pura Vida Hostel – 7PM
Rua Saint Roman 20, Copacabana
Entrance: List R$20, without R$40

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

Hit Me (Copacabana)
It’s time the best of pop, edm, hip hop, and funk as the Hit Me party celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight at Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Polly and Ivy will spin the best of EDM, pop, hip hop, and funk in the subsolo (basement) and DJs Laura Lewer and Mafe will spin the best of pop, indie, and classic hits above at the Fosfobar during the night. There will be two-for-one specials of Jagermeister at the bar and games of Battleshots with free shots of Santa Dose throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Gandaia (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the third edition of the Gandaia party. DJs Fernanda Fox, Totonete, Rafa Canholato, Schlaepfer, And1 DJ, and Rapha Andrade will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Rainbow Night(Lapa)
Tonight Raízes da Lapa will host a special edition of Rainbow Night. MC Katia will perform and DJs Sasha Zimmer, Louise Brandão, Karina Bastos, Kennyah Smith, and Filipe Beraldi will spin during the night. There will also be an open bar with beer, vodka with energy drinks, water, soda, tequila, Hi-Club, Hi-Fi, and cachaça.
Raízes da Lapa – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 21 – Lapa – TEL: (21) 96958-8877
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

Punk Rock (Praça da Bandeira)
Porto Pirata will host the Punk Rock party. Band Korja will launch their new album Let’s Grow. Additionally bands Atox and Amerizotico Cover will perform live.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host a the twenty-second edition of the Rock n Glow party tonight. There will be black lights, neon shots, and two-for-one specials. Additionally, DJs Negrot, Rodrigues, Miga_ZZ, Lis Amaral, and Eboli will spin the best of hip hop, bass and trap throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$45

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 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 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: R$25 – R$38

Quebrando a Cena (Lapa)
The Quebrando a Cena party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight. DJs Ingrid Gründig, Stephan Maus, Roberto Cruz, Fernando Prado, Sirena, Bia Marques, and Mariana Pinet will spin the best of trap, hip-hop, pop, rock, and funk throughout the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

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Deep Dizco (Cantagalo)
Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host the sixth edition of the Deep Dizco party. DJs W. Venancio, Alexandre Albini, Gabriel Saber, MRQZ, and J. Gasparino will spin during the night.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

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$15 – R$40

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

Noon (Gávea)
The Noon party returns to the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea today with Kevin Luke, Keskem, Diogo Accioly, Leo Janeiro, Roland Leesker and Thomas Schumacher spinning beginning at 4PM. Dcm will also provide visuals during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.


Trio Rapacuia, Aninha Portal, and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Roberta Espinosa will start the night tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with a a lively mixture of jazz, funk, ijexá, and samba. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then at 2:30AM Trio Rapacuia will begin performing the best of forró. It will be a performance that lasts until sunrise on Sunday morning.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Bar in Lapa will host Festa Eclipse 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

Barzinho do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 will host Barzinho do Paiol with live music and DJs spinning during the event.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$5


The Blue Fever @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of the blues as the group The Blue Fever performs 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

HellFire @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the HellFire party with the groups The Frogs and Doctor Maiden will peforming live. The Frogs are a Swiss psychobilly band while Doctor Maiden is an Iron Maiden tribute band. Additionally during the night, DJs Heavy Purista and Theddy-O will spin.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9:30PM and the shows will begin at approximately 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

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 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.
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 –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to 4AM
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.

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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