Since October, the festival has been hosting the competition in different locations including Praia do Leme, Laranjeiras and Glória. Tonight will mark the semi-final event, with the grand finale taking place tomorrow night at the Museu da Imagem e Som, in São Paulo.
First up tonight finalist, band Betina will perform, then there will be a performance by Jards Macalé. Next finalist Tassia Holsback will perform followed by a performance by Bady do Brasil.
Entry is only R$2 and R$1 half-price.
Sertanejo na Lagoa with Suelen and Serginho (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Suelen and Serginho performing live tonight. Additionally, DJsLuciano 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
Festival de Clipes and Bandas with Jards Macalé and Baby do Brasil (Lapa)
Circo Voador will host the finals of Festival de Clipes and Bandas with band Betina and Tassia Holsback performing live tonight. Additionally, Jards Macalé and Baby do Brasil will also perform during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$2 – R$1
Thiago David and Dedos em Som (Botafogo)
Tonight Thiago David and Dedos em Som will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Liniker @ Imperator (Méier)
Liniker will launch their new EP entitled, CRU, live at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier. Singer Tássia Reis will perform to open the night and DJ Marcelo MBgroove will spin the best of jazz, blues, funky soul, and Latin rhythms during show intervals throughout the night.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$25 – R$50
Rio dos Meus Olhos (Centro)
O Globo will present the second edition of the “Rio dos Meus Olhos” (Rio in My Eyes) event today at Praça Mauá. Reader submitted photos of the city will be on display during the event. Entertainment will include a performance by the dance company, Lumini Cia de Dança and visual projections from VJ Vigas. Additionally DJs MAM and Nepal will spin.
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Pré party tonight with DJs Stavoberg, Thor, Aloha, and Cereja spinning in addition to DJs Leo Pacheco and Zepa spinning a special back-to-back set.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 +
Wake Up (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of pop, indie, and hits as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight for its 70th edition. Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3shDisco, Kendi$hop, Anne Duarte, Paula Queiroz, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, Lorrainy, and Pedro W. will spin the best of pop, indie, trap, and rapduring the night and VJ Juju Santos will provide visuals.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50
Festa Control (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz will host the Festa Control tonight with DJs Bgolls Incrível, Bøechat, and FaBitch playing the best of indie rock, indie pop, new pop, hip hop, pop, classic rock and alternative rock chosen by attendees through votes using the party’s app, availbe on Android (http://bit.ly/1TTIYRu) and iOS (http://migre.me/t1wsX). Additionally, there will be welcome shots and shots Chuva cachaça will be distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35
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
Funk the Chic (Cantagalo)
Tonight Gilda no Cantagalo will host the Funk the Chic party. During the night, DJs Rafa Canholato and Pedro Piu spinning the best of 70s funk, hip hop, old school, soul, breaks, trap, cumbia, Brazilian Grooves, Jamacian music and more.
Gilda – 4PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$25
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 D-Ryder and guests will spin the best of house, hip hop, funk, and sertanejo throughout the event.
Sette Leblon – 9PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011 – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50- R$90
Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJs Edu Quintas, Flávio Lima, Gustavo Junior, and Leandro Becker will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar, Drag Sirena, Drag Aurora, and Drag Rebecca Foxx will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night with participation by Suzy Brasil and a special show with As Bafônicas.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Chamego Nordestino, Empolga às 9, and Janaina Moreno (Centro)
Beginning at 8PM, singer-songwriter Janaina Moreno will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB, samba, pop, hip hop, blues and rock, including works from her first album entitled Festeira. The group Empolga às 9 will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, frevo and more. Then beginning at 3AM the group Chamego Nordestino will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Let’s Pop party returns to Leviano Bar in Lapa tonight with band Licor do Canavial and Fábio Rocco performing on the first floor and the power trio Johnnys 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)
Ana Costa and Breno Alves (Lapa)
Breno Alves will open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer Ana Costa will follow, Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Jazz na Candelária (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host a special edition of Jazz na Candelária with the Fernando Pereira Quarteto performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ João Santiago will spin the best of rock, MPB, The Beatles and Chico Buarque.
Paiol 08 – 7PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20- R$60
PUBS & BARS:
Dama Eletrica @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Barão Vermelho, Raul Seixas and more as the band Dama Eletrica peforms 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
Saturday Blues Night @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the thrid edition of Saturday Blues Night with band Big Phat Mama performing live.
Saloon 79 – 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus (Ipanema)
Tonight Barzin Bar and Restaurant in Ipanema will host Barzin Sabanejo with Matteus 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$50
Tudo é 10 @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Tudo é 10 party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight. Ten is the magic number as always with entrance only R$10, with your name on the list until 1AM or R$10 all night if you arrive in a Rolling Stones t-shirts. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, various shots, and cairpirinhas, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonics and Hi-Fi for R$10 each. DJs Laura Tardin, Mario Gennari, and Renato Jkbx will spin the best of The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Queen, Ramones, Bowie, Metallica, and more througout the night.
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
Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
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 will be 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
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
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
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.
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.
To have an event included in the weekly Nightlife Guide, please email: