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BEATLES-NIGHTSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Jubilee Hall’s Cavern Club in Botafogo, the British And Commonwealth Society Of Rio Janeiro (BCS) will host a Beatles Night fundraiser for Art & Social Transformation.

Art & Social Transformation is an organization that hosts Rio workshops for talented teens in music, dance, theater and photography.

The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ HELP album and movie and performing live during the night will be The Midnight Hour Band, The Beatles Choir, and The British School Beatles Band.

Additionally during the night there will be gourmet food trucks, a cash bar and a raffle. Food trucks will include Panzerotti and Belga waffles.


Rio sees Syria (Cantagalo)
Tonight, Rio sees Syria, a vigil to show solidarity for Syria’s refugees, will take place in Quadra G.R.E.S. Alegria da Zona Sul in Cantagalo. The vigil will take place regardless of weather, as the venue is covered. Candles will be provided for the vigil and there will be one minute of silence during the event. Attendess are asked to bring Brazilian flags or cangas to show support from Brazil for Syria’s refugees.
Quadra G.R.E.S. Alegria da Zona Sul – 6PM – 2AM
Rua Saint Roman Nº 176, Cantagalo – Tel:(21) 9811 91789
Entrance: FREE


All Time Low (Saúde)
American post-punk band All Time Low returns to Rio tonight to perform live in Saúde’s Sacadura 154.
Sacadura 154 – Doors will open at 10PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154, Saúde– Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance:R$100 – R$200 (Half price, R$100 with one kilogram of non-perishable food)

BCS Fundraiser for for Art & Social Transformation with The Midnight Hour Band (Botafogo)
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Help album and movie, The Midnight Hour Band, The Beatles Choir, and The British School Beatles Band will perform live tonight during the British And Commonwealth Society Of Rio Janeiro’s (BCS) fundraiser for Art & Social Transformation. The event will take place in Jubilee Hall’s Cavern Club in Botafogo and will also feature gourmet food trucks, a cash bar and a raffle.
Jubilee Hall’s Cavern Club – Bar will open at 7PM and the show will start at 7:30PM
Rua Real Grandeza 99, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 2538 – 0564
Entrance: R$35 for BCS members; R$50 for non-members; and R$20 for children undren age 12.
Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling (21) 2538 – 0564

Festa Boho (Lapa)
Fundição Progresso will host the Festa Boho tonight. Inspired by Bohemian chic trends, the event will mix eclectic musical styles including world, folk, punk and vintage. DJs Bibi Deejay, Claudio Macedo, Orelhinha, Dani and Susu Carollo will spin on two stages during the night.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel:(21) 3212-0800
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

David and Deyr (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with David and Deyr performing live tonight. Additionally DJs Kabul and Luciano 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: See venue for details.

Festa Ploc (Lapa)
The Festa Ploc returns to Circo Voador in Lapa tonight to celebrate the launch of the Festa Ploc 10 DVD. The DVD features live shows by Luciano do Trem da Alegria, Paquitas, Silvinho Blau Blau, Dr. Silvana & cia, Uns and Outros, Sindico du Ben, João Penca, Mr. Funk and Conrado. During the event nine bands and musicians including Uns and Outros, Dr. Silvana & Cia, Conrado and others featured on the DVD will perform live and DJ DOM LV will spin.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$50 – R$100

Soul Neguinha (Botafogo)
Tonight Espaçp Rampa in Botafogo will host the debut of the Soul Neguinha party with singer Késia Estácio and special guest Rodrigo Lampreia performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Sapucaia will spin the best of groove, swing, soul, funk, afrobeat, R&B, miami bass, old school, and the best of Brazilian music.
Espaço Rampa – 10PM
Clube de Regatas Guanabara, Avenida Repórter Nestor Moreira 42, Botafogo
Entrance: R$30- R$50



Heavy Baile (Arpoador)
It’s time for the best of big beat, baile funk, dancehall, rap, trap, Bmore, Philly, Jersey, gangsta rave, Baixada Vogue and passinho as the Heavy Baile party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight. Leo Justi, MC Tchelinho, Johnny Ice, Dorly, and Sydney will spin and perform; Sabrina Ginga and Léo Garcia will dance; and Street Burgerz will offer food during the party.
CAVE – 11:59PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Tropikall Vibez, Kbela special (Centro)
La Paz in Centro will host the Tropikall Vibez party. Tonight will be a special edition celebrating the release of the movie “KBELA.” Bringing the best of funk, hip hop, trap, and dubstep, the party’s lineup will include Ladies Gang, AfroFunk, Hot Pente, Jahlexandre, Evehive, Bieta, TAMY, and Bad$i$ta.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper with Karol Ka (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. During the night, Karol Ka of the the “Lucky Ladies” reality show will perform live on the Wallpaper stage on DJ Felipe Mar and guests will spin. Spinning on the Babylon stage will be DJs Flávio Lima, Leandro Becker, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Júnior.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$60

Recalcada (Copacabana)
The Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the best of neo funk carioca and guilty pop pleasures. During the night DJs Doug Def, Matheus G, Jeff Oliveira, Paula Queiroz, Fernando Henri and Ingrid Nepomuceno will spin on the Favela and Asfalto stages.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50

Welcome to Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Welcome to Rio party returns to the Praia Club in Ipanema. There will be an open bar all night with Miller beer, Smirnoff vodka, caipivodka, caipirinha, Cuba Libre, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, soft drinks, water and more. 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$80

I Love Rock and Roll (Botafogo)
The I Love Rock and Roll party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with a special Ramones and Strokes edition. DJs Mario Mamede and Vitinho Operacional will spin the best of the Ramones and more on the first floor during the night while DJs Gabriel Gazzaneo and Iggor Ahrends spin the best of the Strokes and more on the second floor. There will be welcome shots of Xiboquinha and jello shots will be distributed throughout the night. Entry for women with their names on the friend’s list will be free until 11:30PM and additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinhas until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance:FREE for women with their names on the guest list until 11:30PM, R$20 – R$45

Ensaios de Carnaval with Baile do João (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight Gilda in Cantagalo will host the Ensaios de Carnaval with Baile do João, Cassino do Chacrinh edtion. In addition to the best of carnival marches and Brazilian music during the Baile do João with DJ João Santiago, DJ Collet will spin during the event.
Gilda – 3PM – 11:55PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

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$80

Quebrando a Cena (Lapa)
Tonight the Quebrando a Cena party returns to Teatro Odisséia in Lapa. During the night, DJs Fernando Prado, Ingrid Gründig, and Roberto Cruz will spin the best of retro and current funk and DJs Kalera, Caco Lelis, and Blood Brthrs will spin the best of rock, pop, and Brazilian music. Additionally during the night, there will be a wet t-shirt contest and shots of Absolut and Chuva will be distributed throughout the party.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Over.Dose Glow (Centro)
The Over.Dose Glow party returns to Espaço Acústica in Centro tonight for its 31st edition. There will be a neon dark room and a neon paint stand. Neon accessories and gifts will be distributed throughout the night and there will be shots of tequila and catuaba distributed plus welcome shots of jurupinga. During the night DJs Ian Garcez, Viny Moreira, and Nathalia Hinz will spent the best of pop, hits, and funk on the first stage and DJs Bgolls Srugh and Portela will spin the best of pop rock, indie, the 80s, 90s and 00s on the second stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$35 – R$45

Fancy (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Fancy party tonight with DJs Bê Lima, Cris Fernandes, Marie Bouret, and Felipe Lustosa spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Plastik (Praça da Bandeira)
Tonight Porto Pirata in Praça da Bandeira will host the sixth edition of the Plastik party. The event will include twelve hours of the best of underground culture with dancing, fashion, projected films and seven DJs spinning the best of post punk, gothic rock, deathrock, synth pop, techno pop, new wave, coldwave, minimal wave, no wave electro, electroclash, art punk, disco punk, EBM, and industrial. Resident DJs Denis Gonzales and Tito Figueiredo and guest DJs Badenov, Akira Shibari, Lyzzie Horrorwood, Nynth Graves, and Débora Kissinger will spin during the party and Carol Nobre will serve as hostess. Additionally, projected during the party will be the 2007 Joy Division documentary and the 1977 Dário Argento film “Suspiria.”Entry is free until 11:30PM with names on the list and R$5 after.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE until 11:30PM with name on the list and R$5 after.


Trio Aba de Couro, Samba na Véia, and Pixin Bodega (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Pixin Bodega will return to start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB. The group Samba na Véia will follow at 11PM with the best of samba-rock and sambalanço. Then at 2:30PM, Trio Aba de Couro will perform the be of forró until sunrise on Sunday morning.
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)
The Festa Eclipse party returns to Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with the Mar Cesar Trio starting off the night during happy hour and DJs Márlio and Ailton Areas spinning 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 at 9PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9 PM and 11PM
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 the tribute band Anesthesia performs live at the 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

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike with its intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks. Promotions include two chopps for R$15.50 and five Miller beers for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

AC/DCover @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath as the band Black Dog performs live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: 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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