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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Over.Dose Glow party returns to Espaço Acústica in Centro tonight.

There will be black lights and the venue’s decorations will glow throughout the night. Additionally, there will be a neon darkroom, a neon panel, and a stand for neon Mexican makeup.

Attendees will be welcomed with margaritas and there will be a beerbong, tequila and tequila popsicles and jello shots of tequila distributed throughout the party.

DJs Ian Garcez, Viny Moreira, and XXX will spin the best of pop, hits, and funk on the first stage while DJs Beto Costa, Di Andrade, and guests spin the best of pop rock, indie and Brazilian rhythms on the second stage during the night.


Pennywise and Face to Face (Lapa)
American punk bands Pennywise and Face to Face will perform live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa tonight.
Fundição Progresso – 7PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$100 – R$200

Primavera Slap with Céu and Maria Gadú (Lapa)
Circo Voador celebrates the spring season tonight with the Primavera Slap party. Céu and Maria Gadú will perform live and the resident DJs of the Festa da Música Tupinquim will spin during show intervals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$50 – R$120

Ludovic (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of indie tonight as São Paulo band Ludovic performs live in Audio Rebel in Botafogo. The quartet is celebrating their fifteenth anniversary this year. During their career, they have released two albums 2004’s Servil and 2006’s Idioma Morto.
Audio Rebel – 6PM -10PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Cláudio and Márcio (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Cláudio and Márcio performing live tonight. Additionally DJs Lucian Roffer and Kabul 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 Multiplicidade (Jardim Botânico)
The final weekend of the 2015 edition of Festival Multiplicidade continues today and tomorrow at Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) in Parque Lage in Jardim Botânico. French artist Cyril Hernandez will open the day today with a presentation of the installation “Mobila Som” beginning at 10AM. Addtionally, during the day, peformers will include Brazilian groups and artists IN-SONE, Gabriel Muzak, Gui Marmota, Antonia Morais, Plinio Profeta, and Alumbramento. Tato Taborda will host the workshop, “Pausa na emissão”; Leo Tucherman and Susana Lacevitz will host the workshop, “Oficina de sonoplastia para crianças de todas as idades” (Sound Design workshop for children of all ages); there will be a panel lab of tomorrow and Danish pianist and composer Søren Kjaergaard will perform. Rumpistol will return to perform at 8PM and the Brazilian group Orquestra Vermelha will close out the night with their performance beginning at 9PM.
Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) – 10AM – 10PM
Parque Lage | Escola de Artes Visuais, Rua Jardim Botânico – Jardim Botânico
Entrance: FREE

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Play the Game (Arpoador)
After a successful first edition, the Play the Game party will return to take over the CAVE club in Arpoador with the best of hip hop and trap tonight. During the night, DJs Saddam, Vinelli, Tucho, Donnie Jay and resident DJ D-Ryder will spin.
CAVE – 11:50PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Over.Dose Glow (Centro)
Espaço Acústica in Centro will host the the Over.Dose Glow party tonight. There will be black lights and the venue’s decorations will glow throughout the night. There will be a neon darkroom, a neon panel, a stand for neon Mexican makeup plus welcome magaritas, a beerbong, tequila and tequila popsicles and jello shots of tequila. DJs Ian Garcez, Viny Moreira, and XXX will spin the best of pop, hits, and funk on the first stage while DJs Beto Costa, Di Andrade, and guests spin the best of pop rock, indie and Brazilian rhythms on the second stage during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Babylon and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight with DJs Gustavo Junior, Edu Quintas, Ana Paula and Flavio Lima spinning on the Babylon stage during the night and DJ Felipe Mar and guests spinning on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See venue for details.

Vozes Soturnas (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time for poetry, music and explorations of night mysteries and shadows as Porto Pirata hosts the Vozes Soturnas party tonight. During the night, Henrique Santos, Monique Nix, Xandu dos Ratos, Rodrigo de La Rocha, and Matheus Goudar will read poetry and there will be an open stage for anyone else interested in sharing. Additionally, Vàgyna Vulva, Rodrigo Nosfe, and Les Cadavres will provide music during the night and Carmen Laveau and Azazel will perform. The venue will also be collecting children’s books and donations throughout the night for Projeto Voar.
Porto Pirata – 8PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

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. DJs will spin in the subsolo (basement) and at the fosfobar during the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jäger Daniel’s (Jägermeister, Jack Daniel’s and Red Bull) until 2AM.
Fosfobox – 11:50 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

We Love Rio (Copacabana)
The We Love Rio party returns to Mariuzinn Copacabana tonight. There will be an open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff vodka, tropical drinks, caipivodkas, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beers, and soda. DJs Guga Fernandes and Germano will spin during the night.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 12AM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$80

Me So Horny (Botafogo)
The Me So Horny party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo and will celebrate Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears. There will be drawings for The Weekend and Demi Lovatto CDs and a drawing for a night at a motel. Jello shots, tequila shots, and lollipops will be distributed throughout the night and promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and buy two get one free specials on Antarctica beer. DJs Erika Ferreira and Lis Amaral will spin the best of pop and hits on the first floor while DJs Grazzia and Andrea Mafer spin the best of hip hop and trap on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

TeKiller – Dia de Los Muertos (Lapa)
The TeKiller party returns to Teatro Odisséia tonight with a special Dia de Los Muertos edition. Shots of margarita, mojito, tequila and TeKiller Bomb (tequila, Jägermeister and Red Bull) will be distributed from the stage throughout the night and there will be a makeup stand, a tequila stand, somberos, mustaches and everything you’ve come to expect from the TeKiller party. DJ Fernando Prado, Thiago Halleck, Roberto Cruz and Ingrid Grundig will spin on the first stage and DJ Vitor Medina, Arlei Hey Hey and Larissa Conforto will spin on the second stage during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

Ai Sim!(Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Aim Sim! party with DJs Flávia Xexeo, Feijão, Paula Carvalho, Fer and Akira spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

A Zoeira Nunca Acaba (Centro)
The A Zoeira Nunca Acaba party returns to La Paz in Centro tonight with the best of hip hop.DJs Pachu, Castro, and Erik Skratch will spin and Aori Sauthon will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Additionally Rabú Gonzales and De Leve will perform live on the first stage. On the second stage, DJs João Woo and MSE will spin during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema. There will be an all-night open bar with Miller beer, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, and water. DJ Raphael de Luca and guests will spin the best of hip hop, house and funk throughout the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: R$30 – R$90

Sábado Cabaret (Botafogo)
The Sábado Cabaret party returns to the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo tonight with DJ 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

Baile do João (Cantagalo)
It’s time for the best of carnival marchs, classic axé, samba and more as the Baile do João returns to Glida in Canatagalo today and tonight
Gilda – 3PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Festa Dance Floor (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the premiere of Festa Dance Floor. There will be welcome drink of sparkling wine and promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer and caipirinha until 12AM. DJs Marcinho and Rodrigo Rangel will spin the best of flashbacks and contemporary pop during night.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$25 – R$35


Célio Motta, Empolga ás 9 and Fernanda Sant´anna (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Fernanda Sant´anna will start the night in Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, baião, and maracatu. The group Empolga ás 9 will follow at 11PM with more lively samba and maracatu. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Sunrday morning, Célio Motta will perform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Roda de Samba with Lucas de Moraes (Lapa)
Today Leviano bar in Lapa will host a Roda de Samba with Lucas de Moraes.
Leviano – 1PM – 9PM
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

Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of live samba tonight as Paiol 08, located beside Fundição Progresso in Lapa, will host the second editon of Samba do Chapéu. Special guests Galo Cantô and others will perform during the night. Additionally, Trio Ustrês will perform the best of forró to close the night.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25 – R$30


Dirty Deeds @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Dirty Deeds performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, 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

Rock’n’roll Bier Fest @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host Rock’n’roll Bier Fest. Alex Crow and Os Rock Blocks will perform the best of international and national rock including their covers of Lenny Kravitz, The Cure, Raul Seixas, The Ramones, and more and the band Day Off will perform their covers of Green Day. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM, Shows are scheduled to begin at 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. 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.

Tudo é 10 @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Celebrating the best of The Smiths and The Doors, the Tudo é 10 party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeira
with a special There is a Light to the Other Side edition. Ten is the magic number as always with entrance only R$10, with your name on the list. Promotions will include Smirnoff Ice for R$10 each, various shots, and cairpirinhas, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, Gin Tonics and Sweet Heat for R$10 each. DJs Laura Tardin, Priscila Dau, and Renato Jkbx will spin during the night and vintage movies will be projected on the bar’s big screen throughout the night.
Bar do B – 10:50 PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 with name on the list.

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)
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.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 11AM – 3AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

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