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KaytranadaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – A mini-festival will take over the Fabrika venue in Rio’s West Zone neighborhood of Itanhangá tonight with Haitian-Canadian electronic musician, producer and DJ Kaytranada performing to headline the night.

In total, the event will feature three bands, two live acts,and two DJs plus food trucks and more.

Bands Nitú, Whipallas, and Shibatonics and electronic musician KINKID will perform live and DJs Nepal and Tabalipa will spin during the party.

Food trucks will include Flesh Beck Grill and Pizza do Amor.


Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa)
Following last night’s show, Brazilian musician Jorge Ben Jor returns to perform live at Circo Voador tonight. Technobloco will again perform to open the night and DJ Bruno Eppinghaus also will return to spin during the night.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60 – R$140

Solid and Capivaras de Zurique (Botafogo)
Groups Solid and Capivaras de Zurique will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight.
Audio Rebel – 7PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$10

Paulinho Moska (Méier)
Tonight singer´songwriter and guitarist Paulinho Moska will peform live at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 11:59PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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Orange Party (Botafogo)
The Orange Party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with a special Minha Poussey é o poder edition. There will be welcome shots for the first fifty to arrive. Poussey shots will be distributed; and there will be two-for-one specials on “Orange” drinks until 1AM. Additionally there will be live tattos, mugshot photos, visitor stickers, a “prison” area for photos and themed decorations. DJs Millah Bass, Jess, and Lay Albuquerque will spin the best of pop, funk, hip hop, and bagaceira on the first floor while DJs Suirá and Kaje Soares spin the best of rock, indie, and pop rock on the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11:30PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$18 – R$40

Cabaret Night (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Cabaret party with DJ Jacaré 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

Wake Up (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop, funk, and hits as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Beto Artista, Fl3shDisco, Ingrid Nepomuceno, Anne Duarte, Thiago Ramos, Bruna Strait, and Cassius Melo will spin and Juju Santos will provide visuals. Additionally there will be Lana Del Ray on Vevo (LDRV).
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

Deep Sea – Explore The Underground(Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host Deep Sea – Explore The Underground. DJs Baln, Cavera, Lofaro, and Stavoberg will spin during the party.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Free for women and R$30 for men with their names on the friends’ list until 12:40AM and +R$30 12:40AM, see venue for more information.

Kaytranada (Itanhangá)
Tonight Fabrika, located in Rio’s West Zone neighborhood of Itanhangá, will host the mini-festival with Kaytranada headlining. Additionally, the event will feature three bands, one additional live act, two DJs, and food trucks.
Fabrika – 4PM
Fabrika, Estr. das Furnas, 1805 – Itanhangá – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$70+


Lelei Junior, Empolga às 9, and Dayse do Banjo (Centro)
Dayse do Banjo will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM by performing the best of samba. Then at 11:30PM, the bloco Empolga às 9 will perform more of the best of samba. Finally at 3:30AM, Lelei Junior will peform the best of forró.
Rio Scenarium – 8:30PM, 11:30PM, and 3:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$45

Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Samba do Chapéu with the group and special guests performing live during the night.
Paiol 08 – 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

Noite do Flashback (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of the 70s, 80s, and 90s as the Leviano bar in Lapa hosts the Noite do Flashback party tonight. Mar César and A Torre will perform live on the first floor while DJ Sérgion França will spin and Rodrigo Lamore and band will perform on the second live during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30 (Cash only)

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Singer Ana Costa will perform live at Carioca da Gema tonight. 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 – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

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 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


The Blue Fever @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the group The Blue Fever performs 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

Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The Tem Rock, Legends party returns to Saloon 79 tonight for its 12th edition. During the night, bands Wave Box and Hardays will perform the best of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, A-ha, and The Cure and Bon Jovi, Guns n’ Roses, Iron Maiden, and Queen, resepectively. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin the best of rock´n´roll during the party.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$30

Resistindo Desde 1997 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski in Botafogo will host the weekly Resistindo Desde 1997 party. The band Los Cabras 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

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 – 9PM
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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