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Heavy BaileSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of big beat, baile funk, dancehall, rap, trap, gansta rave, passinho, and more as the Heavy Baile party returns to the popular CAVE club in Arpoador.

Started by Rio de Janeiro DJ and music producer Leo Justi and friends over two years ago, the Heavy Baile party has been going strong in the city and hosted two outside editions in São Paulo and Porto Alegre.

During the night tonight DJs Leo Justi, Dorly, Johnny Ice, Ulyverse and MC Tchelinho will spin and perform.


Sertanejo na Lagoa with Suelen and Serginho (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Wendel and Rafael performing live tonight. Additionally, DJs Luciano Roffer and Matheus Oliveira 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

Zélia Duncan (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer-songwriter Zélia Duncan will launch her new album, Antes Do Mundo Acabar, live tonight at Circo Voador. Zeca Baleiro, Pedro Luis and Ana Costa will join Duncan during the show and Wagnerasta will perform to open the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Audio Rebel Convida Curated by Chico Dub (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the sixth of seven nights of the debut edition of Audio Rebel Convida. Curated by cultural producer Chico Dub, the series features performances of contemporary music, free improvisation, sound installations, dance performances and a discussion with Brazilian and international artists. Tonight the venue will present “Negativos e Positivos” (Negatives and Positives) a book preview and photo exhibition featuring the works of Mauricio Valladares. Additionally, a discussion lead by artists Raul Mourão and Chris Calvet will take place during the night.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

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Dobradinha (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of pop, rock, and pizza as the Dobradinha party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. Ziper will distribute pizza and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Hi-Fi and Jägermeister. As always, twins pay only one entrance fee.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Heavy Baile RJ (Arpoador)
The Heavy Balie party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight. Leo Justi, Dorly, Johnny Ice, Ulyverse and Mc Tchelinho spinning and performing the best of big beat, baile funk, dancehall, rap, trap, gansta rave, passinho, and more.
CAVE – 11:59PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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 DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$100

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Flavio Lima, Gustavo Junior, Paulo Pacheco and Edu Quintas will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar, Babi, Gabriel Gontijo, Bernardo HP, and special guest, DJ Bruna Degow. will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$60+

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

DOOM (Centro)
The popular DOOM party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight with Viní, Swinga, Bertoletti, KingFoxxx, Mr Brentar, M$E, and Bevilaqua spinning the best of rap, hip hop, and trap during the night.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20


Trio Remelexo, Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, Makley Matos and Quarteto Duobá (Centro)
Tonight Makley Matos and Quarteto Duobá will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba, choro, and Brazilian rhythms. Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and samba enredos. Then beginning at 3AM, Trio Remelexo will begin their perform of the best of forró that will last until sunrise on Saturday morning.
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 bands Licor do Canavial and Cântarus 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$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Tonight singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will perform live at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. 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 will return to Paiol08 in Lapa with the group Numa Boa, band Mixxtura performing live and DJs Flex and Lu Sampaio spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25- R$30


Caio Gregory and Magnatas @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Caio Gregory will perform the best of traditional Irish music and the band Magnatas will follow with the best of U2, Thin Lizzy, Cranberries, Metallica, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and more tonight, live at Lapa Irish Pub. 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

Tudo é 10 B De Bowie @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight to pay tribute to David Bowie, Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host a very special B De Bowie edition of the Tudo é 10 party. During the night, DJs Laura Tardin, Renato JKBX and guests Raphael Rataus, Thiago Halleck, Erik Judson will spin the best of Bowie, pop rock, and more. Ten is the magic number as always with entrance only R$10, with your name on the list until 1AM. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, various shots, and caipirinhas, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonics and Sweet Heat for R$10 each.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list until 1AM, R$20 – R$25 without name on the list and after 1AM

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 will be playing at Mab’s Mondays through Saturdays 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.

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.

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.

Barzin Sabanejo with Marcello Andrade(Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Marcello Andrade 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

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.

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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