Thursday’s Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of global bass, trap, and UK garage as the Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana.
Additionally during the party, Kinfolk of RWND Records will launch the new EP, Next of Kin at the Fosfobar.
Beginning today and continuing through the 25th, Fundição Progresso in Lapa will host the WebFestValda, an independent music festival/competition. Tonight Pitty and Raimundos will perform live. The competing independent bands tonight, Kapitu, Black Sonora, Zambaben, Buddy Bob, Cabugá, Maisdois, Cadillac S.A., Antes de Ontem, Necrofobia, and Sapotchen will perform between the Pitty and Raimundos shows.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 9PM and shows will begin at 9PM, 10PM, and 11:45PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50 – R$100
La Paz – 2 Anos (Centro)
It’s time for the best of rap, trap, and reggae at La Paz in Centro tonight as the venue hosts the second night of its five-night celebration of its two-year anniversary. . The band Via Jah and De Leve will perform live and DJs Erik Skratch, Drope, Rebeca Dues, Daniel WD, and Daniel will spin.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10 – R$30
O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the Clube party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs Bruno Vinelli, Farinha, RV and Flavia Xexeo spinning the best of hip hop throught the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. 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 and Acasalamento Sound System will take over the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Wobble with Neguim Beats (Copacabana)
The Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with special guest Neguim Beats and the Wobble crew with Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz spinning during the party. Additionally during the party, Kinfolk of RWND Records will launch the new EP, Next of Kin at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Naldo Benny (Lagoa)
On Thursday nights in July, the posh Lagoa nightclub, Miroir, is hosting Naldo Benny and weekly live performances of his works featured in his DVD “Multishow ao vivo: Naldo Benny.” Additionally each week Benny welcomes special guests.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.
Sambarock da Silva and Bruno Maia, and Bianca Leão (Centro)
Tonight singer Bianca Leão will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of samba and her reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Noel Rosa and Ivone Lara, among others. Sambarock da Silva and Bruno Maia will follow at 10:30PM with more lively samba and the best of sambarock, sambalanço, and samba pop.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
Tempero Carioca and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
It’s all about samba at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nina Rosa gets things started at 8:30PM tonight. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor. Later, on the second floor, the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Estopim and Trio pé de Serra. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25 (Cash only)
PUBS & BARS:
Digao Fereira @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as Digao Fereira performs live tonight 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 tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Tonight the OMG Lounge in Leblon will stream Brazilian soccer (football) matches live and promotions will include six Budweisers for R$30. Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.
Don’t Hide (Ipanema)
Tonight the Don’t Hide weekly party returns to the Da Vincci Lounge in Ipanema. Caipirinhas will be free until midnight and DJs Ricardo Martins and Guga Fernandes will spin the best of salsa, house, deep house, reggaeton, cumbia, hip hop and funk chic throughout the night.
Da Vincci Lounge – 11PM
Rua Gomes Carneiro, 132, IPANEMA – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Beach Combers and Gabriel Thomaz @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for the best of surf rock and rock as Beach Combers and Gabriel Thomaz perform live at Saloon 79. Additionally, DJ Teddy-O will spin the best of Garage Rockabiily during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$20
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.
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until 1AM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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