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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Templo Gávea, French independent filmmaker, photographer, experimental ethnographer and sound artist, Vincent Moon will present a free screening of his works and films.

During the night, Moon will also give a talk about his current project, ‘Hibridos’, a multimedia exploration of spirituality, communal gatherings and the observances of the sacred in Brazil.

During the event on Thursday, empanadas from Che Boludo Empanada and tropica beer will also be available for purchase.


Maurício Pereira (Centro)
Maurício Pereira will launch his third solo album, Pra Onde Que Eu Tava Indo live tonight at Sala Funarte Sidney Miller as part of the Audio Rebel/Quintavant Ocupação series of events.
Sala Funarte Sidney Miller – 7:30 PM
R. da Imprensa, 16 – Castelo – Tel: (21) 2279-8104
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Imperatior Novo Rock with Vespas Mandarinas and Sound Bullet (Méier)
Tonight Imperatior Novo Rock will celebrate its 16th edition at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira with a live performance by the bands Vespas Mandarinas and Sound Bullet. Additionally, VJ Didi Moreno will provide visuals during the night and DJ Marcos Sats will spin during show intervals.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance:R$5 – R$10

MIHAY (Botafogo)
Tonight MIHAY will perform his brand of Brazilian music blended with technology live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. The show will take place as MIHAY continues to work on his 2nd album, Gravador e Amor, which is expected to be released during the first half of 2016. During the show tonight he will be accompanied by Gabriel Muzk on guitar, Robson Riva on drums and Pedro Dantas on bass. Additionally, he will welcome guest Raquel Coutinho and Cris Delano during the performance.
Audio Rebel – 8:30 PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Bem Brasil


Vincent Moon (Gávea)
Tonight Independent filmmaker Vincent Moon will present a free screening of his works and host a talk in Templo Gávea.
Templo Gávea – 7PM
Rua Duque Estrada, 41, Gávea – Tel: (21) 3988-3544
Entrance: FREE


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 – 12AM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Veneno and Catraca (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 Catraca party will take over the second floor during the night. Additionally, promotions will include two-for-one specials on Antarctica beer from 10PM to 12AM.
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$20 – 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.

Cabaret Quinta (Botafogo)
Tonight the Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host Cabaret Quinta will two for one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Additionally DJ Mary Dee will spin during the night.
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 Du’Jorge, Djogo and Beto Costa will spin the best of classic rock and Brazilian music for the Yellow Submarine party and the best of indie rock for the |Benflogin party 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


Marcelle Motta and Taruira (Centro)
The group Taruira will start the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with the best of samba, baiões, maxixes, bossas and Latin rhythms. Singer Marcele Motta will follow at 10:30 PM with the best of classic and contemporary MPB.
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 8:30PM, singer Roberta Nistra will start things off at Carioca da Gema with the best of samba. 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 – 8:30 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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Eleanors Beatles Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Lapa Irish Pub is celebrating Halloween all week and costumes are welcome each night. Tonight it’s time again for the best of the Bealtes as tribute band Eleanors Beatles Band returns to perform live. 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

Hard Rock Fest @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
It’s time for the best of hard rock at Saloon 79 tonight as the band Love Hunter pays tribute to Whitesnake and the band Cornerstone plays the best of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpions, Skid Row and more.
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$20

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.
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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