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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Rocknbeats party will celebrate its 2nd anniversary at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight.

During the party there will be cake, brigadeiro, and giveaways. Promotions will include two-for-one-specials on caipirinha and mojito until 1AM. Additionally there will be black lights, neon paints, and glow sticks and karaoke on the second floor.

On the first floor, DJs Junior Passini, Thiago Burgos, Arlei Machado, and Bruno Mozka will spin the best of indie rock, pop and rock including Arctic Monkeys, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, The Weekend, Major Lazer, MO, Demi Lovatto and Beyoncé, among others.


Rael (Lapa)
Tonight São Paulo native Rael will return to perform his blend of rap, hip-hop, afrobeats, and Brazilian-flavored reggae live at Circo Voador in Lapa. During the show, Rael will be accompanied by DJ Soares, Felipe da Costa on drums, Rafael da Costa on bass, Bruno Dupré on guitar and Bruno Maruccucci on the keyboard. Rico Dalasam will 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

Scalene (Lapa)
Brazilian rock band, Scalene will perform live tonight at Fundição Progresso. Additionally, Crush, the Party! will take place during show intervals with DJs spinning the best of post punk and rock.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel:(21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Macalândia (Botafogo)
Tonight at Audio Rebel, Quintavant / QTV will present the fifth night of Macalândia, a serious of events where contemporary Brazilian artists deconstruct and reconstruct the works of Jards Macalé. Tonight guests will perform their reinterpretiations of Macalé’s 1974 album Aprender a Nadar.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Fabiano and Bonatto (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Bruno Bonatto performing live tonight. Additionally DJs Lucian Roffer and Dinho Porto will spin more of the best of sertanejo during show intervals.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Ensaios de Carnaval with Andreia Mota (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight Gilda in Cantagalo will host Ensaios de Carnaval with special guest Andreia Mota.
Gilda – 3PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30


Warm Up COPA ESPM (Arpoador)
It will be a night of the best hip hop, rap, trap, electro, deep house, rock and funk as the CAVE club in Arpoador hosts Warm Up COPA ESPM party tonight. DJs Contra Corrente and Detonna will spin and D-Ryder will spin back-to-back with Djacarito. Additionally there will be a special Dobradinha set.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 +

Rocknbeats (Lapa)
The Rocknbeats party will celebrate its 2nd anniversary at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight with cake, black lights, neon and DJs spinning the best of indie rock, pop and rock.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Bazar Bucaneiro and Bang! (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host the fourth edition of Bazar Bucaneiro and the Bang! party. Carolza, Diego Ernesto, Zeichan, Yvis the Stooge, and Denis will spin during the night.
Porto Pirata – 5PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of neobaille and guilty pop pleasures as the Recalcada returns to Fosfobox tonight. DJs Bigode, Matheus G, Jeff Oliveira, Paula Queiroz, Roberta Fittipali, Ingrid Nepomuceno and Ravena Creole will spin during the night on the Favela and Asfalto stages.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50

Som Do Mar (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will celebrate surfing tonight with the Som Do Mar event. DJs ИICKØ and Alex Lopes will spin during the night and the paintings of Guilherme Telles and photos by Bruno Brin, Julio Lopes, Fernando Andrade and Tulio Henrique will be on display.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40 +

Bear Nation (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the Bear Nation party. DJs, VJs, and performers will include Great Guy, Thiago Amorim, Fabiano Penna, Valdo S Santos, Marcelo Ribeiro, Ursula Mon-Amourr, Bernardo Costa Ber Back, Ravena Creole, and Daniel Garrido.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper with DJ Aron (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties will return to The Week in Saúde tonight. Special guest DJ Aron from Israel and DJs Ana Paula, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Junio will spin on the Babylon stage during the night and DJs Felipe Mar, Fernanda Fox, Clarisse Miranda, Thi Araújo and Vinny Benincasa will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the party.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$60

Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema. In addition to the party’s all-night open bar with Miller beer, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, and water, Biscoito Globo will be distributed. 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

Me So Horny (Botafogo)
The Me So Horny party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with a special Halloween edition. There will be a costume contest and the first ten to enter the party in costume will receive a free Madonna CD (single). Candy and jello shots and tequila shots will be distributed throughout the night. Additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and mojito until 1AM. DJs Lis Amaral and Andrea Mafer will spin the best of pop and hits on the first floor and DJs Grazzia and Miga_zz will spin the best of hip hop and trap on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Sette Club (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Club party returns to Sette Leblon tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipirinhas, caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, water and free shots of tequila from 10PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there will be karaoke with Rick Lima and his band and DJ Paulinho will spin the best of pop, rock, house, sertanejo, and funk.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50 – R$100


Maria Filó, Sarah, and Chutando o Balde (Centro)
Tonight the group Chutando o Balde will once again start off the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba mixed with bossa nova and jazz. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with more lively samba including her reinterpreatations of works by Beth Carvalho, Marinho da Vila, Zeca, Pagodinho, and Cartola, among others. Then from 2:30AM until the sun rises on Saturday morning, the group Maria Filó 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

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for Leviano Rock Night at Leviano bar in Lapa. Bands Coverlive and Adrenalize will perform on the first floor and band Grecco will play on the second floor. Additionally, DJ Haron Dufau will spin during show intervals on the second floor during the night.
Leviano – 6PM
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


Rio Hard Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of KISS, Queen, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, ACDC, and more as the band Rio Hard Rock 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

Nasty Hard Rock with X-Rated @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B will host the third edition of the Nasty Hard Rock party. The band X-Rated will perform live and DJs Mad Mamede, Renato Jukebox, and Rataus will spin during the event.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

Black Dog @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin as tribute band Black Dog returns to perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Police tribute band, Badcops will start the night and DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of rock’n’roll in during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the shows are scheduled to being at 8PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

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

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour. This is also a place to watch live streaming sports, national and international.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

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.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, 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 in the morning
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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