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theriotimesSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today the Casa Mosquito Rooftop in Ipanema will host The Rio Times 7-Year Anniversary party.

DJ Slim will spin during the party and the dress code is black and white.

The entrance fee (R$50 pre-sale, R$60 until 7PM, and R$70 after 7PM) will include a free welcome drink of caipirinha or beer. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer from 3PM – 4PM and there will be free tasting samples courtesy of Rekorderlig Cider.

Additionally during the party, there will be a raffle with prizes including six hours of private Portuguese lessons from Português Carioca (R$900 value); one free day at Casa Mosquito; three Rekorderlig Cider take home kits; three annual Premium Access subscription accounts to; three The Rio Time t-shirts and one Gilson Martins Bag.


Rael (Lapa)
São Paulo native Rael will perform his blend of rap, hip-hop, afrobeat, and Brazilian-flavored reggae tonight live at Circo Voador. Msário will participate in the show tonight and Drik Barbosa 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$50 – R$100

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Bruno Bonatto (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Bruno Bonatto performing live tonight. Additionally during the night, DJ Luciano Roffer and guests will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Druidas and Orca (Botafogo)
Tonight bands Druidas and Orca will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Druidas is known for their blending of psychedelia, blues and rock while Orca is known for their loud, punk infused rock.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$10 – R$20


The Rio Times 7-Year Anniversary Party (Ipanema)
Come help celebrate The Rio Times 7-Year anniversary tonight at Casa Mosquito Rooftop in Ipanema. DJ Slim will spin during the party and the dress code is black and white. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer from 3PM – 4PM and there will be free tasting samples courtesy of Rekorderlig Cider. Additionally, during the party, there will be a raffle with prizes ranging from Portueguese leassons to kits of Rekorderlig Cider.
Casa Mosquito Rooftop – 3PM – 10PM
Rua Saint Roman 222 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3586 5042
Entrance: R$50 pre-sale, At door (cash only): R$60 until 7PM, R$70 after 7PM

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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 tonight. During the night, DJs Beto Artista, Schlaepfer, Fl3shDisco, Kendi$hop, Anne Duarte, Paula Queiroz, Matheus Gonçalves, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Henri, Lorrainy, and Pedro W. will spin on two stages and VJ Juju Santos will provide visuals.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Morro Por Amor (Vidigal)
Tonight Alto Vidigal will host the Bless party. DJs Ras Loty and Partyzan will spin the best of ska, dub, dancehall, and ragga on the Jamaica stage while DJs Diaz, Rádio Rua, Senna, and Polly Black spin the best of hip hop, trap, MPB, reggaeton, and cumbia on the Mundo (World) Stage during the night.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Vidigal – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$60 – R$130
The party will offer bus transportation for R$10 from Leblon (Rua Rita Rudolf, 47 – Leblon) beginning at 11PM and running throughout the night.

Drag-se (Centro)
The Drag-se party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight with DJs Danjah Patra, Paula Queiroz, Fernando Henri, and André Suisso spinning on the Cabeças de Dragão (Dragon Heads) stage while DJs Jacobayna, Richard L, and Nath Patra spin on the Mestres de Incenso (Incense Masters) stage. Additionally performing during the night will be Palloma Maremoto, Yan Chi, and Danjah Patra.
La Paz – 11:30PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Dope (Arpoador)
The Dope party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight for a second edition. During the night, DJs Jaybolt and Lofaro will spin and spinning back-to-back sets will be Simonetti and Thor R., Johnny & Bi Monteiro, and Benik and Ld$ Beatz.
CAVE – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30+

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

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. DJ Leandro Becker and guest DJ Hector Fonseca (EUA) will spin on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar, Avena, Assad, and Ju de Paulla will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:59PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$40 – R$50 +


Trio Ustrês, Dhy Ribeiro, and Lu Fogaça and Trio (Centro)
Lu Fogaça and Trio will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with their blend of gafieira and MPB. Singer Dhy Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the best of samba, samba de gafieira, and samba rock. Finally at 3AM, Trio Ustrês will begin the performance of the best of forró, frevos, baiões, cocos, xotes, and maracatus.
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 band Licor do Canavial and Igor Carvalho performing on the first floor and the power trio Johnnys performing on the second floor during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
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 open the night at Carioca da Gema tonight and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow. 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

Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
Tonight Samba do Chapéu returns to Paiol in Lapa tonight to perform the best of samba live.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25 – R$30


Balba @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Balba 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.

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

Luiza Casé Canta: Amy Winehouse @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host a tribute to Amy Winehouse. During the night, Flor Uchoa will perform to open the night and the Luiza Casé Canta: Amy Winehouse will follow. The Luiza Casé Canta: Amy Winehouse consists of bassist Cesar Logo, drummer Beto Werther, guitarist Sérgio Rocha, keyboardist Verónica Fernandes, alto saxophonist and flautist Ninil Saxclarnet, and tenor saxophonist Douglas Caporal. Additionally during the night, an installation by Talitha Rossi will be on display.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)
Situated in the heart of Ipanema, the Canastra 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.

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