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Rider WThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Rider Weekends festival will begin at Marina da Glória in Rio de Janeiro.

The venue will open at 9PM. 2 x 0 Vargem Alta will then perform beginning at 10PM followed by a performance by Emicida with special guest Seu Jorge at 11PM. Then beginning at 12:30 AM, Omulu, Leo Justi, and João Brasil will spin and perform to close out the first night of the festival.

The festival will continue for six days until January 16th and upcoming performers include Amine Edge & Dance, Caetano Veloso, Nando Reis, Mosquito and Teresa Cristina.


Imperatior Novo Rock with Ventre and El Efecto (Méier)
The Imperator Novo Rock event returns to Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira tonight with the band Inky and Stellabella performing live. Additionally during the night, DJ Edinho will spin and VJ Miguel Bandeira will provide visuals.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance:R$10 – R$20

Rider Weekends (Marina da Glória)
The Rider Weekends festival begins tonight at Marina da Glória with Emicida, João Brasil, OMULU, Leo Justi, and 2×0 Vargem Alta performing and spinning during the night.
Rider Weekends – 9PM
Marina da Glória
Entrance:R$50 – R$100

Negro Leo (Botafogo)
Tonight and tomorrow night Negro Leo will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. During the shows, vocalist Negro Léo will be accompanied by bassist Felipe Zenícola, drummer Thomas Harres, guitarist Eduardo Manso and guitarist Marcos Campello. Together they will present Negro Leo’s newest album, Niños Heroes.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Bem Brasil


Wobble (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of global bass, trap, and dubstep as the Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. During the night, special guest DJ Zegon of Tropkillaz and the Wobble Crew with DJs Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will spin in the subsolo (basement) while DJ Pininga spins above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

New Generation (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the New Generation party tonight with DJs Cereja, Troika, Pzilio, Stavoberg, and David Levy spinning the best of hip hop, deep house, EDM, and funk during the event. Additionally DJs Luan Nascimento and Rafa Lacoste and Jaybolt and Lpacheco will spin back-to-back sets during the night.
Cave – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$40 +

Dancehall Business (Lapa)
Tonight the Dancehall Business party returns to Cordão da Bola Preta for another free edition. DJs MPC, Jah Criss, and Ambassodor will spin during the night.
Cordão da Bola Preta – 11PM
Rua da Relação, nº 3 – LAPA
Entrance: FREE

Rendez Vous with DJ Gringo da Parada (Ipanema)
Tonight the Rooftop Hotel Caeser Park Ipanema will again host Rendez Vous with French DJ, Gringo da Parada. Entry is free.
Rooftop Hotel Caesar Park Ipanema – See venue for more information.
Av. Vieira Souto 460 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2441-9450
Entrance: FREE

Rendez-vous: Funkfunk with Mc Marcinho (Gávea)
Tonight 00 (Zero Zero) will host the Rendez-vous party, Funkfunk with Mc Marcinho edition. DJs JR Mahr, Mary Lou, and Gigga will spin and MC Marcinho will perform on the deck and DJs Juliano Junot, John Faily, and MAZ will spin inside during the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –10PM
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 Fernando Dias 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 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Veneno (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at 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. On the second floor tonight, the Meninas Veneno DJs will return to spin the best of unsigned hits throughout the party.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: The first 50 women to arrive get in free, R$25 – R$35


Artigo Esgotado and Fernanda Sant’anna (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30PM tonight, singer Fernanda Sant’anna will start the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, baião, and maracatu including her reinterpretations of works by Chico Buarque, Baden Powell, Sérgio Sampaio, Jackson do Pandeiro, Clube da Esquina, and Novos Baianos, among others. The group Artigo Esgotado will follow at 10:30PM with the best of classic samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Moyseis Marques, JP Silva, and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start the night at Caricoa da Gema at 7PM and JP Silva will follow at 9PM. Moyseis Marques will then follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba forrozado, forró sambado, marchinhas, and more.
Carioca da Gema –7PM, 9PM, 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

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Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
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 tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Clube 79 @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 host the Clube 79 event with live performances by the band Sete Nove and The Police tribute band, The Bad Cops. Additionally during the night, DJs Theddy-O and Kleber Tuma will spin the best of rock’n’roll during show intervals.
Saloon 79 -House opens at 7PM and the shows will begin at approximately 9PM
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.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
Lord Jim’s Pub is the oldest pub in Rio and is well known for streaming live sports, both national and international, and for its promotional specials. During Happy Hours (6PM to 8PM) on Mondays through Fridays, the pub offers two for one draft beer.
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.

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