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Manie DansanteSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular Manie Dansante event returns tonight and will take place in Malha, a new venue for the party that is located in the neighborhood of São Cristovão.

The twelve-hour party will feature a special edition of the vintage culture fair with fashion, accessories, workshops, dances, and food plus DJs spinning the best of electro swing, retro beats, and sounds from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s mixed with the sounds of tomorrow.

Andrei Y, Bruno Queiroz, Vinicius Tesfon, and Rodrigo Esper of the Manie Gang and guests Furmiga Dub, Zé Guilherme, Lindy Riot, Juca, the XX Circus show, and Glauci Chaplin will spin throughout the night.

Suggested dress code is lindy hop, clown, bearded lady, cabaret, burlesque, pin up, 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, sword swallower, drunk gentleman, contortionist, Colombina, retroglam and retrofreaks.

Entry is free until 12AM.


Céu (Lapa)
Singer Céu will launch her album Tropix live tonight at Circo Voador. Dr Swing will open the night and DJ Eppinghaus will spin during intervals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100


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. Mira Callado will join Luiz during the show and DJs Luciano Roffer and guests will spin during show intervals. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM and there will be promotions on Heineken throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of baile neo funk and guilty pop pleasures as the Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Ingrid Nepomuceno, Paula Queiroz, Jeff Oliveira, Matheus G, and Doug Def will spin throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Manie Dansante (São Cristovão)
Tonight Malha in São Cristovão will host a new edition of the Manie Dansante party. The Manie Gang and guest DJs will spin the best of electro swing, retro beats, and sounds from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s mixed with the sounds of tomorrow and there will be a special edition of the vintage culture fair with fashion, accesories, workshops, dances, and food. Entry is free until 12AM.
Malha – 11PM
Rua Bela 187 – São Cristovão
Entrance: FREE until 12AM. R$20 – R$50

Vibez (Arpoador)
The Vibez party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight for its second edition. DJs Baln, Rawa, Stavoberg, and Cereja will spin. Additionally DJs Malk and Dluke will spin a back-to-back set during the night.
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$80

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. 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

Checkpoint (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Checkpoint party tonight with DJs Chaloub, Bernardo Campos, and Duwolf spinning during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
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 the best of sertanejo 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

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Trio Rapacuia, and Coisa Nossa, Universidade Sambalanço (Centro)
The group Universidade Sambalanço will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with the best of samba and pop. Group Coisa Nossa will follow at 11PM with the best of samba including their reinterpretations of works by Jorge Aragão, Zeca Pagodinho, Fundo de Quintal, Martinho da Vila, and Reinaldo. Finally at 3AM, Trio Rapacuia will begin the performance of the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Let’s Pop and Roda de Samba with Valéria Lima (Lapa)
Tonight from 1PM to 7PM, Leviano Bar in Lapa will host a roda de Samba with Valéria Lima. The Let’s Pop party will follow at 7PM with bands Licor do Canavial and Los Hermanos tribute band La Nuova performing on the first floor and the band SuperNova performing on the second floor during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Roda da Samba – R$10, R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Ana Costa and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Nelson Felix starts off the night at Carioca da Gema 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 and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Retrôzinho (Lapa)
The Retrôzinho party returns to Paiol in Lapa tonight with Grupo Numa Boa and Banda Mixxtura performing live and DJs Flex and Lu Sampaio spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$40


Alforria @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of the 80s as the band Alforria 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 until 10PM and R$20 after.

Grrl Power Night @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host Grrl Power Night. Bands Sonja and Canto Cego performing live and DJs Laura Tardin and Priscila Dau will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema 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.

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 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.
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.

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.

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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