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discogodfathersSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the all-vinyl, funky-filled Disco Godfathers party will premiere at Armazem Cultural São Joaquim in Santa Teresa.

Spinning the best of everything from classic funk to soul to hip hop during the party’s debut, will be resident DJs, Brazilian DeeJay Alex Paz of the Coletivo Amo Vinil and American Tee Cardaci of the Botafogo Social Club.

Additionally tonight, the duo will welcome very special guest DJ Fleg from Baltimore, Maryland. Known around the world for his work within the bboy community, his set is sure to keep the crowd dancing tonight.

This promsies to be a great night for lovers of vinyl and everything funky.


Um Fim de Semana de Caos (Praça da Bandeira)
The Um Fim de Semana de Caos party returns to Porto Pirata with bands Impacto, Zona Autônoma, Chucky Ramjrez and Los Bucaneros performing live during the night.
Porto Pirata – 9:40PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Sambinha da Gilda no Cantagalo with Papagaio Sabido (Cantagalo)
Today and tonight Gilda in Cantagalo will present Sambinha da Gilda no Cantagalo with the group Papagaio Sabido performing live. Additionally during the event, DJ João Santiago will spin the best of Brazilian pop, dance and classic rock.
Gilda – 3PM – 11:55PM
Morro do Cantagalo – Tel: (21) 97101-8040
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Luiz Melodia (Lapa)
Tonight Luiz Melodia will launch his newest album, Zerima, live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally DJ Tuta of Vinil é Arte will spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$40 – R$80

Sertanejo na Lagoa with Colemar and Guilherme (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the weekly Sertanejo na Lagoa party with Colemar and Guilherme performing live tonight. Additionally DJ 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: See venue for details.



Wobble (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of bass, trap, and UK garage as the popular Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. Joining the Wobble crew to spin tonight in the subsolo (basement) will be special guest, Chilean DJ Imaabs. Additionally during the night, DJs Pininga, Carlos and Fxrnok will spin at the Fosfobar during night.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$60

Cosmic (Arpoador)
The Cosmic party returns to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with special guest Clive Henry. Henry is known for underground house and is one half of the tribal house duo Peace Division. Additionally during the night Joe Kinni, Olliver Mach and Tenth Column will spin.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40 – R$70

Amor em Chamas (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Amor em Chamas party today. Starting at 2PM, the party will include barbecue and an open bar. DJs Rafa, Gigga, Mary Lou, and Felipa Guga will spin during the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 2PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$120

Reunion Hip Hop (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the 2nd edition of the Reunion Hip Hop party. During the night there will be the best of underground rap and projections of photos from the Xarpi Rap Festival and graffiti on the first floor. DJs will spin and MCs will battle on the second floor. DJs Sunk 5, Tikano, and Fábio Broa will spin and Carol Kovacs and Jordana Coelho will perform.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Disco Godfathers (Santa Teresa)
Tonight Armazem Cultural São Joaquim will host the premiere edition of the Disco Godfathers party. DJs Alex Paz, Tee Cardaci and special guest DJ Fleg will spin the best of classic funk, soul, hip hop and more during the night.
Armazem Cultural São Joaquimr – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance:R$15 – R$20

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper with with Steven Redant (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties return to The Week in Saúde tonight. During the night, special guest Spanish DJ Steven Redant will spin on the Babylon stage with Flávio Lima, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Júnior. Spinning on the Wallpaper stage will be DJs Felipe Mar, Avena, Mari Benting, Diego Valente and Fabio Codato.
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 with a special Mexican edition. 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, there will be Mexican cuisine and lots of tequila. 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$40 – R$90

Paranoid Android (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey edition. There will be “Honeymoon” welcome shots (rum with honey), alcoholic popsicles, a screening of the film “Tropico” (at 5:40AM) and video clips will projected throughout the night. Jelly beans will be distributed and there will be two-for-one drink specials. DJs Buba, Bgolls Incredible, and Bøechat will spin the best of Lana Del Rey, Alt-J, The xx, Artic Monkeys, Major Lazer, The Killers, Grimes, Haim, Daft Punk, Beirut, Miike Snow, and, of course, Radiohead.
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, long neck 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

Rocknbeats (Lapa)
Tonight Teatro Odisséia in Lapa will host the Rocknbeats party, Arabian Nights edition. Sucessful throughout Brazil, the party arrives in Rio tonight and promises to blend the best of Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms with the best of modern indie and pop. DJs Thiago Burgos, Arlei Machado, Vitor Dill and Bruno Mozka will spin and there will be black lights, neon paints, a glowing wall panel and glowsticks will be distributed. There will also be magic lamps with free drink vouchers scattered throughout the venue. There will also be a hookah set up during the party. Additionally there will be karaoke on the second floor during the night. Menu selections include more than 1,000 indie and pop songs.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20- R$40


Scandallo, Samba da Arruda, and Trio Maribondo(Centro)
At 8PM, the group Scandallo will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB and samba. The group Samba da Arruda will follow with more lively samba and MPB beginning at 11PM. To close out the night beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Maribondo will perform the best of forró until the 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

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time again for Leviano Rock Night at the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight. The Mar Cesar Trio will start off the night performing live during happy hour. Next, Fato Consumado will perform live at 10PM on the first floor and the band XXXXXXXXXX will follow at 12AM. XXXXXXXXXX will play again on the second floor beginning at 1AM. Additionally, 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)

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


Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of traditional Irish music as the group Café Irlanda returns to perform 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.

Operação Jedicon @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host Operação Jedicon, the party. There will be a lecture about the Star Wars saga and the band Stormtroopers do Sucesso will perform live. Additionally DJs Wendel Wonka and Theddy O will spin during the night. Stormtrooper shots will be distributed to the first to arrive. There will be cosplay competitions, gifts and an intergalactic quiz.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – 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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