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DopeThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular CAVE club in Arpoador will celebrate the best of the Eighties tonight.

The venue will host the Dope party, highlighting everything from the birth of raves to the rise of electronic music, house, techno and more.

During the party, DJs D-Groov, Simonetti, Jaybolt, Datsound, and Cereja will spin throughout the night.

BLOCOS: (short list)

Banda Da Rua Do Mercado (Centro)
An estimated eight thousand people are will gather together to parade from Praça XV De Novembro to Cortejo Apenas No Interior Da Praça.
When: 7PM-11PM

Inova Que Eu Gosto (Flamengo)
Approximately five thousand people are expected to parade from Rua Barão Do Flamengo to Rua Senador Vergueiro.
When: 7PM-11PM

Badalo De Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa)
An estimated three thousand people will parade from Largo Das Neves to Parado.
When: 8PM-1AM

* For a complete list of all Rio Carnival 2016 blocos, see the wikirio page.


Orquestra Imeperial and DJ Marlboro (Lapa)
Tonight Orquestra Imeperial will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally DJ Marlboro will spin and Serjão Loroza and Maíra Freitas will join him for the show during the night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Imperator Novo Rock with Cândido and Drops96 (Méier)
The Imperator Novo Rock event returns to Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira tonight with the bands Cândido and Drops96 performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Wagner Fester will spin and VJ Chico Abreu will provide visuals.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier – Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$5 – R$20

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 will be free until 12AM and additional promotions will include two-for-one specials on beer, caipirinhas and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. During the party, 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$40 – R$50

Veneno and Meninas Veneno (Botafogo)
The Veneno party returns to Casa da Matriz tonight. For over ten years the weekly events, 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. Additionally on the second floor during the night, the Meninas Veneno will return to spin the best of unsigned hits.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Wobble (Copacabana)
The Wobble party is back at Fosfobox tonight with the best of global bass, trap, and dubstep. Special guests Neguim Beats and Bad$ista will join the Wobble Crew, with DJs Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz, to spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night. Additionally, DJs Eduardo Castelo (V de Viadão), TWO KPZ, and Intr3pico will spin at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Treep (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Trip party. DJs Feijão, Mary Lou, and Igor Kelner will spin on the deck during the night and Gigga, Maz, and special guest Keskem, Ayman, D-groov, and Sensus Magghu will spin inside.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.

Quinta @ Cabaret Lounge (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host Quinta (Thursday). DJ Luciano Jacaré will spin the best of rock and pop rock and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30 PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Dope (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will celebrate everything 80s as it presents the Dope party. DJs D-Groov, Simonetti, Jaybolt, Datsound, and Cereja will spin throughout the night.
Cave – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40+


Bloco Deixa que eu Deixo, Eduardo Dussek,and Bianca Leão (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM tonight, singer Bianca Leão will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba including her reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Candeia, Paulo César Pinheiro e Ivone Lara. Bloco Deixa que eu Deixo will follow at 10:30 PM with a live perfomance joined by Eduardo Dussek.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Moyseis Marques and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30 PM and Moyseis Marques follows to headline the night.
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 singer Marcelo Mimoso accompanied by musicians Carlos Cachaça, Nandinho Barros, Chico Oliveira, Chris Mourão and Rodrigo Ramalho will perform the best of forró on the second floor during the night. 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

Samba do Paiol (Lapa)
Tonight Paiol 08 in Lapa will host Samba do Paiol. There will be a live roda de samba and DJ will spin during show intervals.
Paiol 08 – 6PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2524-2950
Entrance: R$15 – R$20

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Gloria 158 Blues @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of the blues as Gloria 158 Blues performs live 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

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271/7544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Clube 79 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host a new edition of the Clube 79 event. Guest band, Sherpas and event band Sete Nove will play the best of classic rock during the night. Additionally during the event, DJ Theddy-O and guests will spin the best of rock’n’roll.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 7PM; SeteNove is scheduled to begin at approximately 9PM; and Sherpas will begin at approximately 10:30 PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Live Rock – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for live rock’n’roll at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jagermeister.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM-2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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.
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)
Know for its cold specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM-2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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