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spoonThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the American indie-rock band Spoon will perform live at Saúde’s Sacadura 154.

The quintet currently features vocalist and guitarist Britt Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, bassist Rob Pope, and keyboardists and guitarists Eric Harvey and Alex Fischel.

Formed in 1993 in Austin, Texas by Daniel and Eno, Spoon has released multiple EPs and singles and eight studio albums.

They are currently on tour in support of their most recent release entitled, They Want My Soul, and will arrive in Sacadura 154 thanks in part to the help of fans and Queremos, a Rio based crowdfunded kickstarter, that connects musicians, agents, fans and venues.

Brooklyn-based synthpop/nu-disco duo, Holy Ghost! with Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel will open the night and DJs Yugo and Duda will spin after the show.


Masterplan (Lapa)
German metal band Masterplan will perform live at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight. Band Unmasked Brains will open the night.
Teatro Odisséia – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$80 – R$200

Spy vs Spy (Méier)
Tonight Australian rock band Spy vs Spy will perform live at Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méier. Band Os Vulcânicos will open the night and DJ Terror will spin during show intervals.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance:R$60 – R$160

El Efecto (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a live performance by the band El Efecto.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15

Spoon (Saúde)
Tonight the American band Spoon will perform live at Sacadura 154 in Saúde. Brooklyn-based synthpop/nu-disco duo, Holy Ghost! with Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel will open the night and DJs Yugo and Duda will spin after the show.
Sacadura 154 – 10PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154 – Saúde – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$100 +


Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will 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, caipirinahs and Cuba Libre all night long. There will also be a premium open bar for women until 12AM. Sambafunk will perform live and 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 Menias Veneno (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz tonight with a celebration of Dia dos Mestres. 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 Glitch party will take over the second floor with DJs spinning the best of hip hop, r&b, and funk througout the night. Additionally, promotions will include two-for-one specials on Antarctica beer, caipirinha and mojito until 1AM.
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 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: R$40 – R$70

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, caipirinha, 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.

DJ Mary Dee (Botafogo)
Tonight DJ Mary Dee will spin at the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo. 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

Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin. (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will once again host the Yellow Submarine and |Benflogin parties. DJs will spin the best of classic rock and Brazilian music for the Yellow Submarine party and for the |Benflogin party, DJs will spin the best of indie rock during the night.
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 Taruira (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM, the sextet Taruira will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight by performing the best of chorinhos, sambas, baiões, maxixes, bossas and many more Latin rhythms. Singer Joyce Cândido will follow at 10:30 PM with her reinterpretations of works by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Cláudio Jorge, Fred Camacho, Alceu Maia, 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

Tempero Carioca and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Tonight at 8:30 PM, singer Nina Rosa will start things off at Carioca da Gema with the best of samba. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30 PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
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 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 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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Jungle Switch @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of The Strokes and Artic Monkeys as tribute band Jungle Switch performs live in 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

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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