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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Famed Cuban band, Buena Vista Social Club, play Vivo Rio tonight as part of their farewell tour “Adios”.

The band originally formed in Havana in the 1940s as players of traditional Cuban music but gained worldwide acclaim in the Nineties after a 1997 album, a 1999 film of their music were released.

The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of international interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the songs are instantly recognized, like “Candela” and “Chan Chan”, the first song on the 1997 self titled album.


Buena Vista Social Club (Flamengo)
The tireless and vivacious players of Cuban group Buena Vista Social Club perform in Rio this evening as part of their final tour. With a mix of musicians, young and old, the band will play a selection of some of their famous hits as well as lesser-known material. Tonight is once-in-a-lifetime to see this remarkable band.
Vivo Rio – 9PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Flamengo
Entrance: R$130 +

Bem Brasil


Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. Caipirinhas are free until 12AM and other promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer and Cuba Libres all night long. The premium bar is open to women until 12AM. DJs Guga Fernandes and Bruno Lima will spin the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Veneno and Video Game (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight. For over ten years the weekly event, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. On the second floor tonight, rock and video games combine to make a party of Nineties grunge and indie rock Mega Drive.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Vinelli, Xexeo, RV, and Lulinha spinning the best of hip hop throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20 – R$80

Dose Dupla (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Dose Dupla party. DJ Mary Dee will spin the best of rock and pop and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Sol Premium and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30PM. Entry for women is free until 8PM and they get a free welcome drink until 8PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126.
Entrance: Free for women until 8PM, R$15 – R$30


Nando do Cavaco and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
Tonight Gabrial Versiani will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with songs from his album, as well as the music of Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro and Jorge Benjor. Nando do Cavaco and the group Sambista then follow at 10:30PM. DJ Marcelo Sabre takes over from midnight.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Moyseis Marques (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30 PM. Moyseis Marques follows at 10:30 PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that means it’s time to dance. The group Mano a Mano will start things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor and later singer Marcelo Mimoso will perform the best of Forró on the second floor. Additionally, Lucas de Moraes will perform during happy hour and DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during show intervals.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

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Sobe (Horto)
With an open roof and views of Christ, Sobe is a spectacular setting to listen to jazz. Tonight the Joaquim Jazz Quintet, led by trumpeter Leandro Joaquim and the saxophonist Rodrigo Munhoz, will play “easy listening” classic jazz, ska, blues and funk.
Rua Pacheco Leão 724, Horto – (21) 3114-7691
Entrance: Free

Caig Gregory @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for classic Irish songs from singer Caig Gregory at Lapa Irish Pub. If you want to hear great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening, 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 longneck Heinekens for R$30.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM, and don’t forget Thursday night NFL football!
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Known for its cold beer, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays. Additionally, this is a great place to watch live sports including NFL games.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 10:30 AM – 2 AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: Free

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