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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Blue Note Rio hosts tonight American musician Chris Botti, one of the most prestigious contemporary trumpet players.

In his shows, Botti is known for crossing musical boundaries and embracing the diversity of rhythms, having already played with both Frank Sinatra and Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler.

Performing at 8PM and 10:30 PM, the Grammy winner promises to fascinate the audience with his fluidity and accuracy in the trumpet.


Jazz de Quinta com Zé Bigode (Tijuca)
Tonight, composer and guitarist Zé Bigode presents an eclectic show in Tijuca, blending jazz, afrobeat and even Brazilian regional rhythms.
Doninha Delivery – 8:30 PM
Rua Santo Afonso, 445 – Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3199-1133
Entrance: FREE

Chris Botti (Lagoa)
American trumpet player Chris Botti performs at Blue Note Rio tonight, bringing his unique jazz expression that embraces pop music and other genres.
Blue Note Rio – 8PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3799-2500
Entrance: see venue for details


DJ Mito at Rivalzinho (Centro)
The outdoor area of Rivalzinho, in Cinelândia, will host DJ Mito, from the hyped “Nem Chama” (You Didn’t Even Invite Me) party. The night promises to pump the venue with the best from Brazilian and international music.
Rivalzinho – 8PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37 – Cinelândia – Tel: (21) 2240-4469
Entrance: FREE

Veneno Disco Club (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight, with DJs Beto Artista, Pinet and Sal playing the best of pop, rock and classics from the 80s, 90s and now.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE until midnight. R$30 – R$50 after midnight.

Love Boat Party (Copacabana)
Tonight the New Mariuzinn Copacabana brings a whole different style of party than its usual ones – a boat party. Price includes transfer from the venue to Marina da Gloria where the boat has a capacity of 120 people. There will be an open bar between 11pm and midnight, and a free distribution of mini pizzas. DJ Caue Campean will be spinning the best of house, electric, reggaeton, cumbia, funk carioca and hip hop.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora, 435 – Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$0 – R$40

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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 on the first floor with their reinterpretations of works by Hector Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Bládes, Ismael Rivera, Eddie Palmieri and Buena Vista Social Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Avenida Mem de Sá, 47 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$25 (Cash only)

Samba de Lei do Arco do Teles (Centro)
Thursdays are samba days at Arco do Teles as group Samba de Lei performs a lively roda de samba at this historical venue. DJs will be spinning inside Espaço XV, right at the side of Arco do Teles.
Arco do Teles – 7PM
Praça XV, 34A – Centro – Tel: (21) 2224-8602
Entrance: FREE


Winehouse (Botafogo)
Winehouse is a wine bar run by a British expat that has brought an eclectic range of wines to Rio including a mix of fabulous national wines and international favorites. There is also a great selection of nibbles and cheese boards. For those that aren’t too keen on wine, there is plenty of beer and cocktail options too. Happy hour begins at 5PM and finishes at 8PM.
Winehouse – 5PM
Rua Paulo Barreto, 25 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3264-4101
Entrance: FREE

Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a great selection of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its nice atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Blue Agave Ipanema is a great place for good Mexican food, drinks and live sports. It also has English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Yndú Lounge (Leblon)
With chilled out vibes during the week and a selection of top DJs playing shows at the weekends, the newly-opened Yndú Lounge in Ipanema is a great option to kick back. With a selection of drinks and tapas, the bar is quickly becoming one of Leblon’s best watering holes.
Yndú Lounge – 6PM
Rua Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321 – Leblon – Tel: (21) 3083-6486
Entrance: FREE

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