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MdRSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – With more than 5,000 people attending the last edition, the Maravilhas do Rio party returns tonight and will take over Parque da Bola Rio in Maracanã for this edition.

Mc Marcinho, Bom Gosto, and Não era Amor will perform live during the night and DJs Nelsinho and Paulinho will spin.

The Maravilhas do Rio is a concept party that began in Buzios and Angra dos Reis. It celebrates the best of the city of Rio de Janeiro including its tourists sites, beloved landmarks and culture.

Additionally during the event, Bob’s, Geneal, and Pizzaria Vezpa will sell food and there will be mate tea and globo biscoitos.


Damien Rice (Flamengo)
Currently touring in support of his third album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist Damien Rice will stop in Rio de Janeiro to play live at Vivo Rio tonight.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$90 – R$250

Raimundos (Lapa)
Brazilian punk, hardcore band Raimundos will perform live at Circo Voador tonight. Started in 1987, the band is currently touring Brazil and performing shows with sets of twenty of their hits. The twenty hits are chosen by internet voting before the shows. Bula will 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

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Maravilhas do Rio (Maracanã)
Parque da Bola Rio in Maracanã will host a new edition of the Maravilhas do Rio party tonight with Mc Marcinho, Bom Gosto, and Não era Amor performing live and DJs Nelsinho and Paulinho spinning during the night.
Parque da Bola Rio – Gates will open at 10PM
Prof. Eurico Rabelo 18 – Maracanã – Tel: (21) 3197-3477
Entrance:R$35 – R$90

Questione and An Passant (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of indie rock as the trios Questione and An Passant perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Suelen and Serginho (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Suelen and Serginho performing live tonight. Additionally DJs Lucian Roffer and Kabul will spin more of 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


Art Core (Parque do Flamengo)
The third edition of the urban art festival Art Core continues today at Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) with art exhibitions, DJs, live musical performances, workshops, and skateboarding expositions and contests.
Museu de Arte Moderna – 10AM to 8PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo
Entrance: FREE

Babilônia Feira Hype (Barra da Tijuca)
Today and tomorrow the Babilônia Feira Hype (BFH) will take place at the Link Mall in Barra da Tijuca. During this edition, approxiamately 140 brands will showcase their summer collections. Additionally, the Rio Food Parque will once again join the BFH with food trucks, bikes and gourmet food stalls and there will be a space for children with games and activities, making it a great event for the whole family.
Link Mall – 12PM – 9PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 2600 – Barra da Tijuca, 701
Entrance: FREE


Let’s Dance (Arpoador)
The CAVE club Arpoador celebrates Marty McFly, Doc, and the DeLorean tonight as it hosts the Let’s Dance party, “Back to the Future” edition. DJs David Levy, Haron Dufau, and James Cesari will spin the best of rock, rap, funk, pop, MPB, and Raul Seixas. There will also be a Let’s Dance Jukebox set where the DJs take the audiences’ requests.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$60

FUN (Copacabana)
It’s time for more “Back to the Future”, as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts a 30 years editon of the FUN party tonight. DJs Fernando Henri, Beto Artista, Sal Oliveira, and Jeff Oliveira will spin the best of pop, hip hop, and funk in the subsolo during the night while DJs Andrei Yurievitch, Mateus Simões, and Felipe Hannickel will spin the best of rock at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25- R$50

Retrôzinho (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08, located beside Fundição Progresso in Lapa, will host the Retrôzinho party.The bands Mixxtura and Numa Boa will perform live and DJ Flex will spin the best of Raça Negra, Só Pra Contrariar, Soweto, Exaltasamba, and Katinguelê, among others.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Go East + Go East Orkestar (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host a special Go East party tonight in celebration of eight years of the event. Go East Orkestar will perform live as well as the São Paulo group Venga, Venga. Additionally during the night, DJs Maria and Sol will spin.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

OM’Dub + SOPA with Marcelo Vig (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight OM’Dub welcomes the SOPA party to Glida in Canatagalo with special guest Marcelo VIG.
Gilda – 3PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

Fofoca (Botafogo)
Tonight Espaço Rampa will host the Fofoca party. The party, in association with Universal Music, will officially launch the new Bon Jovi album tonight. There will be Bon Jovi gifts and albums giveaways and DJs Dodo and Fabio Mondego will spin until the sun comes up on Sunday morning. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Absolut until 12:30AM.
Espaço Rampa – 11PM
Clube de Regatas Guanabara, Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42, Botafogo
Entrance: R$50 – R$70 +

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I Love the 90s (Lapa)
The I Love the 90s party is back at Teatro Odisséia tonight with guest DJs Sandy and Junior spinning the best of the Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, N’sync, Britney Spears, All Saints, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Natlie Imbruglia, Cher, Madonna and Shakira, among others on the pop stage while DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrivel, Bøechat, and Bonham spin the best of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Offspring, and Green Day among others on the rock stage during the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 5PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Warsaw (Praça da Bandeira)
It’s time to celebrate post-punk with a focus on Siouxsie Sioux and The Cure tonight as Porto Pirata hosts the Warsaw party. Since it’s October and Halloween is on its way, costumes are welcome.
Porto Pirata – 10:15PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Aquarela.som (Gávea)
Tonight the Aquarela.som party returns to Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) for a special Halloween edition. DJ Aílton Areas 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 (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties will return to The Week in Saúde tonight with the best of house, tribal, pop, and funk. DJs Gustavo Junior, Mauro Mozart, Flavio Lima and Edu Quintas will spin on the Babylon stage while guest DJs will spin on the Wallpaper stage during the night.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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

The Pose (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will celebrate fashion tonight as it hosts The Pose party. DJs Blood Brothers, Marcelo Haubrich, and Bgolls will spin on the first floor while DJs Bout and Ivy spin on the second floor during the night. There will be a designated area for photo shoots and shots of tequila will be distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

Social Sette (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host Social Sette. The event will feature live performances by Rodrigo Pitanga and guests on the first floor. In addition to Pitanga, Heverton Castro will perform soul and samba; Edgar Palmeira will perform sertanejo universitário; Bruno Velt will play National pop rock; Giovanna Cursino will play MPB; Renata Reis will perform classic international; Valentina Nóbrega will play pop MPB; and Cristiano Sauma will play national rock. Additionally during the night, DJ Paulinho will spin the best of pop, rock, house, sertanejo and funk. There will also be an open bar with caipivodkas and caipirinhas until 11:30PM.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon – Tel: (21) 3298-1941
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Fanatka (Centro)
The Fanatka party returns to Espaço Acústica in Centro tonight with a special Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, Laday Gaga and Kesha edition. During the night, DJs Felipe Malfoy and Gabriel Gazzaneo will spin the best of indie rock, 90s rock and 00s pop and rock on the first stage and the band Drops96 will perform live. On the second stage during the night, DJs Felipe Malfoy, Rick Castro, and Caco Lelis will spin the best of pop, hip hop, hits and funk. Additionally there will be karaokê. Special shots will be distributed to the first one hundered people to arrive and shots of jurupinga will be distributed thought the party. Promotions will include three Budweisers for R$20 until 1AM.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$45

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 throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38


Sertãofulô, Sarah, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
Tonight at 8PM, singer Julieta Brandão will start the night in Rio Scenarium with her reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Candeia, Paulo César Pinheiro and Ivone Lara. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with her lively repertoire. Then from 2:30AM until the sunrise on Sunday morning, the group Sertãofulô 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

Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for Leviano Rock Night at Leviano bar in Lapa. Bands will perform live and DJ Aílton Areas will spin the best of pop rock, electronic and hip hop during show intervals.
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


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of Metallica as tribute band Anesthesia returns to perform 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

Stanley’s Classic Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of Jimi Hendrix, The Clash, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd and moreas the band Stanley’s Classic Rock performs live tonight at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Additionally during show intervals, DJ Theddy-O will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM, Shows are scheduled to begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Rock’N’Burger (Humaita)
Tongith the Metrópole Art’n Grill will host Rock’N’Burger. During the event customers can purchase great hamburgers and hot dogs and DJ João Santiago will spin the best of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jerry Lewis, Ray Charles, The Doors, The Smiths, Titãs, Legião Urbana, Raul Seixas and more.
Metrópole Art’n Grill – Tel: (21) 2537-5062
Rua Capitão Salomão, 57 – Humaita
Entrance: R$10 – R$15

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 great 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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