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yellowsubThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Every Thursday night the La Paz club in Centro is hosting the Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin parties.

Tonight DJs Du’Jorge, Djogo and special guest Tomás Tróia will spin on two stages. The Yellow Submarine party will celebrate the works of Caetano Veloso and Cicero as well as play the best of The Doors, Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Elis Regina, Tom Jobim and Céu among others and the |Benflogin party will celebrate Foals in aniticipation of their upcoming show in Rio on October 8th. DJs will also spin the best of Minus the Bear, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, The Verve, Bloc Party, and Black Keys, among others.

Admission to the party is free between 11PM and 12AM.


Fronte Violeta with Ana and Carla and Lofisofia (Botafogo)
Tonight Fronte Violeta with Ana and Carla and Lofisofia will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

OMG Lounge


Veneno and Menias 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 and the Menias Veneno will return tonight to take over the second floor spinning the best of unsigned hits. Additionally during the night, promotions will include two-for-one specials on caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre, and Hi-fi until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

O Clube (Gávea)
Tonight the O 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 throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) –11:30 PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details

Shake U Party (Ipanema)
On Thursday nights the Praia Club is hosting the Shake u Party. DJs Jonathan K, E$$, and De Luca will spin the best of pop indie, house, funk, hip hop, trap, and Latin Rhythms during the night. The entrance fee will be free for women with their names on the list until 12AM and there will be an open bar for women until 12AM. Caipirinhas will be free for men until 12AM. Additional promotions will include two for one specials on beer and vodka plus energy drinks all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 344 – Tel: (21) 9688 7404
Entrance: Entry for women with their names on the list will be free 12AM. R$20 – R$30.

Cabaret Quinta (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Quinta event returns to the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo. DJ Fernando Dias will spin the best of rock and pop and promotions will include two for one specials on Heineken and 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

Crazy Salsa in Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the Crazy Salsa in Rio party returns to the the Mariuzinn club in Copacabana. DJ Sabroson will spin the best of Latin Ryhthms including salsa, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, merengue and Latin pop and DJ Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house and deep house, hip hop and funk during the night. Additionally, caipirinhas and Cuba Libres will be free until midnight, beer will be two for one all night and there will be free tequila for women.
Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin. (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will once again host the Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin parties. DJs Du’Jorge and Djogo will spin the best of Caetano and Cícero for the Yellow Submarine party and for the |Benflogin party, DJ Du’Jorge will spin the best of Foals and Minus the Bear during the night. Additionally, guest DJ Tomás Tróia will spin during the party.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: FREE from 11PM to 12AM, R$10 – R$30


Joyce Cândido and Samba do Miranda (Centro)

Beginning at 7:30 PM, the group Samba do Miranda will start things off in Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Joyce Cândido will follow at 10:30 PM with her show, “O bom e velho samba novo” (“Good old new samba”) which includes her reinterpretations of works by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Cláudio Jorge, Fred Camacho, Noel Rosa, Cartola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Roda de Samba with Rixxa (Lapa)
For a great night of dancing and singing, head to Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. The venue will come alive at 7:30 PM as JP Silva performs live. Then at 9:30 PM it’s time for three hours of samba provided by vocalist Rixxa accompanied by brilliant percussionists and members and veteran musicians of the genre.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$23

Salsa and Forró Leviano (Lapa)
The Salsa and Forró party is back at Lapa’s Leviano bar tonight and that mean 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 Marcelo Mimoso will perform the best of Forró on the second floor. Additionally, Lucas de Moraes and the group Belisco will perform and 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

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Only Stones @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Only Stones 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 tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rock Party @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for the best of pop rock as Saloon 79 in Botafogo hosts the debut of the group Sherpas. During the night they will perform the best of Men at Work, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, The Police, Gnarls Barkley and more. Additionally, DJ Theddy-O will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8PM and the shows are scheduled to being at 9PM.

Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – R$25

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Since its opening in March, 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.

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. This is also a great place to watch live sports.
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.

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 9AM-4AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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