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la-cumbiaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of deep house, techno, house, cumbia, trap, pop, funk, and reggaeton as Alto Vidigal hosts the Drop and La Cumbia & Gandaia parties tonight.

During the night, DJs Nastyman, Totonete, Julio Rodrigues, and Che Cumbe will spin the best of pop, trap, funk, hip hop, reggaeton, and cumbia on the La Cumbia Na Gandaia stage.

On the Drop stage, Dub-House Project, And1 DJ, Leo Barc, André Lessa, and Gipsy Soul will spin the best of deep, techno, and house.


Casa da Cultura (Lapa)
Casa da Cultura events continue at Fundição Progresso with the Festival Se Rasgum nas Olimpíadas. During the event Toni Soares & Ana Clara, Pinduca & Manoel Cordeiro, Felipe Cordeiro & Luê, São Sebastião, Strobo & Jaloo, and Félix Robatto & Mestre Solano will perform.
Fundição Progresso – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Filipe Ret (Lapa)
Tonight rapper and MC Filipe Ret will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally during the night MC Carol, Nego do Borel, and MC Maneirinho will perform.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

BBQ by Yelp and Bar Sobe (Jardim Botânico)
Come hang at the App Yelp’s BBQ with artesianal hamburgers made by Antonio Baines of PescoBurguer, popsicles from Le Sorbet, aromatized water and free caipirinhas for the first 100 people to arrive. Party starts at 2PM and there will tunes DJ Yasmin. Yelpers who perform check-in (and download the app) will get some special treats.
Bar Sobe – 2PM – 6PM
R. Pacheco Leão, 724 – Tel: (21) 3114-7691
Entrance: Free


Cabaret Night (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Cabaret party with DJ Mary Dee spinning the best of pop, rock, house, hip hop, and more throughout the night.
Cabaret Lounge – 9PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$25 – R$38

Morta (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop and videokê as the Morta party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. DJs Bruna Strait, Jeff Oliveria, Paula Queiroz, and Matheus G will spin and Mayra & Ohana will present corokê.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

We Love RJ! (Copacabana)
The New Mariuzinn Copacabana will host the We Love RJ! party again tonight. As always, there will be a four-hour open bar from 11PM to 3AM with Smirnoff Vodka, tropical drinks, caipirinhas, Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, Antarctica beer, mineral water, and sodas. Additionally, there will be shots of tequila distributed until 3AM. DJs Guga Fernandes and DLuccio will spin the best of house, hip hop, reggaeton, cumbia, funk and deep house throughout the night.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$100

Stereo SHARP (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Stereo SHARP party with Simonetti, Pedro Velasco, and Felipe Rosa spinning the best of deep house, hip hop, and funk. Additionally, Defahk and Z1nder and Leo Pacheo and Zepv will spin deep house back-to-back sets.
CAVE – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30+

Eu Amo Pós Praia (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Eu Amo Pós Praia party tonight with DJs Bruna Lassery, Meu Black Crew, Drope, and Nicko spinning to help welcome in the summer season.
00 (Zero Zero) – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Drop and La Cumbia & Gandaia (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal will host the Drop and La Cumbia & Gandaia parties tonight with DJs Nastyman, Totonete, Julio Rodrigues, and Che Cumbe spinning the best of pop, trap, funk, hip hop, reggaeton, and cumbia on the La Cumbia Na Gandaia stage while Dub-House Project, And1 DJ, Leo Barc, André Lessa, and Gipsy Soul spin the best of deep, techno, and house on the Drop stage.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$20 – R$30


Cassiano, Trio Beija-flor, Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, and Nuno Netto (Centro)
Singer Nuno Netto will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM by performing the best of pop and samba. Then at 11PM. Adilson da Vila and the Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will perform the best of sambas enredos. Finally at 3:30AM, the group Cassiano and the Trio Beija-flor will return to peform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8:30 PM, 11PM, and 3:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35 +

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
The Let’s Pop party returns to Leviano bar in Lapa tonight with the best sambas enredos, rock’n’roll, soul, groove, MPB, and more. The group Eletronaipe and the power trio Johnny’s will perform live during the night. Additionally, DJs Chicote and Aílton will spin during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30 (Cash only)

Ana Costa and JP Silva (Lapa)
JP Silva will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa and singer Ana Costa will follow.
Carioca da Gema – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Matteus (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Matteus performing live tonight. Additionally, DJs Daniel Tremmel, Residente and Redidente will spin the best of hip hop, house, and funk during the night. Caipirinhas will be free until 12AM for women and there will be promotions on Heineken for all throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: Entry is free for women with their names on the list until 11:30PM, R$30 – R$70

Retrôzinho (Lapa)
The Retrôzinho party returns Paiol 08 in Lapa tonight with the groups Numa Boa and Mixxtura performing live and DJs Flex and Sampaio spinning during the night.
Paiol 08 – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$20 – R$40


Motor Gun @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Southern, stoner, and classic rock as the band Motor Gun returns to perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

VHS Nights @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the retrowave/synthwave party, VHS Nights, tonight. DJs Diego Nóbrega and Leonardo Sunset will spin the best of Kavinsky, Waveshaper, VHS Dreams, Tommy ’86, Jupiter and more during the night. Promotions will include VHS speciality drinks, caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-Fi, Cuba Libre, and Sweet Heat for R$11 each.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10 – R$15

Rollando Stones @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Rolling Stones tribute band, the Rollando Stones will perform live at Saloon 79 tonight. Additionally, DJs Theddy-O and Tony Rocker will spin during the night.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Resistindo Desde 1997 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski in Botafogo will host the weekly Resistindo Desde 1997 party. The band Sound Road will perform the best of 90s rock live and DJs will spin during the night.
Bar Bukowski – 9PM
R. Álvaro Ramos, 270 – Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2244-7303
Entrance: R$40 – $50, FREE for public school teachers and journalists

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema 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.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is always a great place for Mexican food, drinks and for watching live sport streams and broadcasts. Just around the corner from Posto 9, the bar is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Tequila Jager – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight the Lord Jim Pub will host the weekly Tequila Jager Night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on tequila and Jagermeister. Six Nations and Premier League matches will be broadcast the in pub during the night.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

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