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heartbeatzSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Alto Vidigal will host the HeartBeatz party with special guest musician and DJ Seth Schwarz.

Known to perform live with his electric violin during sets, Schwarz is a classically trained violinist who merges improvisations with genres of electronic music including house, techno, and electronica, among others.

Additionally DJing during the party will be Jody King, a British DJ and creator of the Favela Phoenix, an English school in Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela Rocinha.

Profits from the party will go to social projects in Rio de Janeiro.


Casa da Cultura (Lapa)
Casa da Cultura events continue at Fundição Progresso with the Vaca Amarela festival. During the event Lutre, Pó De Ser, Components, Oblongs, Deize Tigrona, Hello Oh, Peixefante, Came Doce, Overfuzz, and Baleia will perform.
Fundição Progresso – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: FREE

Arnaldo Antunes and Moreno Veloso (Lapa)
Arnaldo Antunes and Moreno Veloso will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. DJ Montano will spin to 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

Jazz Ahead (Jardim Botânico)
Tonight at Clube dos Macacos in Jardim Botânico, the Jazz Ahead party will celebrate Stevie Wonder with Re: Funks performing live and DJ Gustavo MM and Duda M spinning during the night.
Clube dos Macacos – 10PM
Rua Pacheco Leão, 2.038 – Jardim Botânico – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$70 – R$150

HeartBeatz (Vidigal)
Alto Vidigal will host the HeartBeatz party tonight with very special guests DJ and musician Seth Scharz and DJ Jody King peforming during the night. All profits from the event will be donated to social projects in Rio.
Alto Vidigal – 10PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Arvrao – Tel: (21) 98741-3036
Entrance: R$30 w/a kilo of non-perishable food before midnight, R$50 w/ a kilo of non-perishable food after midnight, R$40 – R$60 without food.

HeartBeatz Party


Me So Horny (Botafogo)
The Me So Horny party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight for its 16th edition. It will be a special Britney, Gaga, MIA, and Azealia edition with DJs Erika Ferreira, Andrea Mafer, Elisa Amaral, Bruan Strait, Grazzia, and Cleon spinning the best of the featured artists plus more pop and hip hop.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

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

Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of baile funk and pop as the Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Ingrid Nepomuceno, Paula Queiroz, Bia Marques, Matheus G, and Doug Def will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 – 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

FVNK! (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the FVNK! party with special guest, DJ Felipe Rose. Additionally spinning the best fo deep house, funk, and hip hop during the night will be DJs Lorran, Doctor C, Maia, and Taiga.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30+


Chamego Nordestino, Samba na Véia, and Bia Falcão (Centro)
Singer Bia Falcão will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 8PM by performing the best of samba. Then at 11PM, the group Samba na Véia will perform the best of samba-rock and sambalaço. Finally at 3:30 AM, the group Chamego Nordestino will 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.
Leviano – 8PM
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 and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Holandes Voador @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of Brazilian national rock and international music as the group Holandes Voador 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

Bauhaus – Post Punk Party @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Bauhaus – Post Punk Party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight with a special The Sisters Of Mercy edition. It anticipation of the band’s show at Vivo Rio on September 18th, DJ Claudio Borges will play the best of The Sisters of Mercy plus the best of post punk rock, the 80s and synth pop including Joy Division, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Smiths, PIL, and, of course, Bauhaus. Entry will be only R$13 all night for those wear Sisters of Mercy shirts or clothing and R$13 for those with their name on the list until 1AM. Promotions will include Hi-fi’s and Cuba Libre’s for R$11 each.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$13 for those with The Sister of Mercy shirts or clothing and R$13 with name on the list until 1AM. 13+ for others and after 1AM. See venue for more information.

Hellfire @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The Hellfire party returns to Saloon 79 tonight with Guns N’ Roses tribute band Dust’N’Bones and Metallica tribute band Anesthesia performing live. Additionally, DJs Kleber Tuma and Theddy-o 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 – R$30

Resistindo Desde 1997 @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo)
Tonight Bar Bukowski in Botafogo will host the weekly Resistindo Desde 1997 party. Ana Elle 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.

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-2PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
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 – 3AM
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 – 4AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$20 for women and R$25 for men.

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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