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DBOBSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Espaço Rampa will host a special Fantasy Halloween edition of the DBOB party.

The decorations will be Halloween-themed and there will be a costume contest with the winner receiving a Budweiser Combo and free entry to the DBOB party for a year. There will also be a group costume competition with the winners receiving one bottle of tequila and free entry to DBOB parties for a year.

Additionally during the party ,dwarves, witches, zombies, and unicorns will make there way through the party, distributing shots and there will be stuffed candy pumpkins and “terrifying” sweets. Horror movies will be projected on the big screen and, as with all Espaço Rampa parties, there will be boat trips around Guanabara Bay during the night.

DJs Felipe Malfoy, Fernanda Fox, Erika Ferreira, and Lis Amaral will spin the best of pop, funk, hits, hip hop, rock, nostalgias and Brazilian music throughout the party.

Promtions will include six cans of Budweiser for R$50.


Leoni (Lapa)
Tonight Leoni will perform live at Circo Voador in support of his seventh solo album, Notícias de Mim (My News). Leoni will be accompanied by the band Furacão de Bolso during the show.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

3030 (Lapa)
Tonight 3030 will launch their album, Entre a Carne e a Alma, live at Fundição Progresso. Guests during the show will include Sant, MV Bill, Flora Matos, and Cacife Clandestino. DJ D-Ryder will spin during show intervals.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel:(21) 3212-0800
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Chinese Cookie Poets and Crusader de Deus (Botafogo)
Audio Rebel in Botafogo continues to celebrate its ten-year anniversary tonight by hosting live performances by Chinese Cookie Poets and Crusader de Deus.
Audio Rebel – 7:30PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Flávio and Ney (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Flávio and Ney performing live tonight. Additionally DJs Luciano Roffer 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


Boho Halloween (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08, located beside Fundição Progresso in Lapa, will host Boho Halloween. There will be a costume contest with the winner receiving a vodka combo with energy drinks. Additionally, during the night DJ Babi Deejay and Claudio Macedo and Leo Gattuso will spin the best of pop and DJ Mari Terra and Marcelo Paes will spin the best of MPB and Tropicpalia.
Paiol 08 – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Clap’s Power and Ufo (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will bring the Clap’s Power and Ufo parties together to celebrate Halloween early. Clap’s resident DJ Filipe Torres and guests will spin the best of techno while DJs Gowpi, André Menezes and special guest DJ, Re Be Ca of the BREAKZ party will spin the best of trap and hip hop on the UFO stage during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Fodástica Horror Story II (Centro)
Tonight Espaço Acústica will host the Fodástica party, Horror Story II, Hotel Glow, Gaga Special edtion. That’s right, it will be a night celebrating Lady Gaga’s role as Countess Elizabeth in the current season of “America Horror Story.” Video clips with be shown throughout the party on the big screen and welcome shots of Bloody Mary will be distributed to the first 200 to arrive. Additionally there will be black lights, a neon paint stand and decorations inspired by the series. Promotions will include a special of three Budweisers for R$20. DJs Felipe Cerqueira and Ricky Castro will spin the best of pop, hits, and funk on the first stage will VJs Valdo S and Great Guy provide visuals. On the second stage, DJs Phil Feerreira, Fábio Bout, and Evehie will spin pop rock, indie, trap, and hip hop on the second stage during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$45

DBOB – Fantasy Halloween (Botafogo)
Espaço Rampa is celebrating Halloween early tonight with a super Fantasy Hallween editon of the DBOB party. There will be costume contests for both groups and individuals; horror movies screening, candy and more throughout the night. DJs Felipe Malfoy, Fernanda Fox, Erika Ferreira, and Lis Amaral will spin the best of pop, funk, hits, hip hop, rock, nostalgias and Brazilian music and promotions will will include six cans of Budweiser for R$50.
Espaço Rampa – 10PM
Clube de Regatas Guanabara, Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42, Botafogo
Entrance: R$25- R$50

High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of rap and r&b as the High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox. Tonight DJs Paula Queiroz, Tago Oli, Fernando Henri, Julie, Doug and Bia Marques will spin.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50

Funk the Chic (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight Gilda in Cantagalo will host a special sunset edtion of the Funk the Chic party. DJs Rafa and Shaman will spin the best of original funk, hip hop, old school soul, breaks, Jamaican music, new jazz, Brazilian Grooves and more throughtout the event.
Gilda – 3PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

WOWOW (Arpoador)
It’s time for the very best of house as the CAVE club in Arpoador proudly presents the first edition of the WOWOW party tonight. During the event, British DJ, Rich Pinder will make his Brazilian debut. Additionally, Fractal System, D-Groov, and RTWC Project will spin.
CAVE – 11:59PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Bloco Exagerado Premiere (Lapa)
Tonight Bloco Exagerado, a Cazuza tribute bloco, will make it debut at Teatro Odisséia.
Teatro Odisséia – 5PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: See venue for information.

Dead Sessions (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata will host a new edition of Dead Sessions in celebration of women in rock. Bands Pornograma and A pé will perform and DJs Binha, Kée allavez, Beta Accioli, and Mica will spin.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

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Degustasom (Gávea)
It’s time for the best of food and music tonight as Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Degustasom party tonight. DJs Vinelli, Brunox, Saraiva, Jimmy Jay, and Rebecca will spin.
00 (Zero Zero) – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for mor information.

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper with DJ Aron (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties will return to The Week in Saúde tonight with the best of house, tribal, pop, and funk. Spanish DJ Taito Tikaro of Matinée All Star and DJs Flávio Lima, Edu Quintas, and Gustavo Júnior will spin on the Babylon stage. DJs Felipe Mar, Caio Bucker, Ju de Paiva and Raphaela Avena will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night. Additionally, Rita Cadillac will perform.
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

Keep on Rockin & Universal Music (Botafogo)
Tonight Keep on Rockin & Universal Music will present the official launch of Lana Del Rey’s newest album, Honeymoon, at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. There will be welcome jello shots, distributation of official album posters and shots all night. Additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha and mojito until 1AM. DJs Thiago Burgos, Arlei Hey Hey, and Vitor Dill will spin the best of rock, indie pop and alternative on the first floor while DJs Polly and Thyago Simas will spin the best of no indie and classic rock 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$35

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

Sábado Cabaret (Botafogo)
The Sábado Cabaret party returns to the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo tonight with DJ Fernando Dias spinning the best of rock and pop rock.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 -R$38


Calça Arriada, Jorginho do Império , and Julieta Brandão (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Julieta Brandão will start the night in Rio Scenarium with her varied repertoire that includes classic samba, maxixes, cocos, and samba-canções. Jorginho do Império will follow at 11PM with more lively samba and sambas enredos. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Sunday mornign, the group Calça Arriada 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 Fato Consumado and NV Rock will perform on the first floor and the band XXXXXXXXXXX will play on the second floor. Additionally, DJ Haron Dufau will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 6PM
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 at 9PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11PM. 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 – 9PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


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

Stereo Night @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo hosts Stereo Night with bands Pardais and Old City performing live. Additionally during the night there will be live covers of Linkin Park and System of a Down before the Pardais and Old City shows and DJ Theddy-O will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM, Covers will begin at 8PM and Pardais and Old City are scheduled to begin at 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$22 – R$25

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
Entrance: Free

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
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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