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primal fearThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Head will be banging at Circo Voador in Lapa as three metal bands will take over the venue tonight.

Italian power symphonic metal band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and German metal band, Primal Fear will headline the night. Additionally, Brazilian thrash metal band, Monstractor will perform to open the night.

One of Lapa’s musical institutions, Circo Voador (Flying Circus), celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012, the venue continues its tradition of attracting an eclectic mix of Brazilian and international artists.


Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and Primal Fear (Lapa)
Italian metal band, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody and German metal band, Primal Fear will perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. Brazilan metal band, Monstractor will perform to open the night.
Circo Voador – 7PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$200

Luz Marina (Botafogo)
Singer Luz Marina will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo tonight with guests Mãeana, Bem Gil, Raphael Arcanjo, Thiago Nassif, Lucina, and Vitor Hugo.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20


Veneno and Embrasada (Botafogo)
The Veneno party is back at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo 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 Sal Oliveira will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor. Additionally on the second floor during the night, DJs Penna and Senna will spin the best of funk, hip hop, dancehall, trap, and cumbia for the Embrasada party. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on caiprinhas and capivodkas until 1AM and two-for-one specials on Jägermeister all night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$10 – R$25

Dose Dupla @ Cabaret Lounge (Botafogo)
Cabaret Lounge in Botafogo will host the Dose Dupla party tonight. DJ Luciano Jacaré will spin the best of pop rock, hip hop, and house music and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Heineken and glasses of sparkling wine from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.
Cabaret Lounge – 6:30PM
Rua Voluntários da Pátria 449, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-4126
Entrance: R$15 – R$30

Dose (Arpoador)
The Dose party will return to the CAVE club in Arpoador tonight with DJs spinning the best hip hop, trap, bass and deep house throughout the night. Promotions will include free caipirinhas until 1AM.
Cave – 11:55 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20 – R$50

Girls Night Out (Copacabana)
Tonight Bem Brasil Entretenimento will once again present the Girls Night Out party at the New Mariuzinn Copacabana. From 11PM until 12AM, there will be an open bar for women with SKYY vodka, beer, tropical drinks, sparkling wine, soda, water caipirinha, and additional mixed drinks including Sex on the Beach, Blue Lagoon, ScrewDriver, Cuba Libre. Caipirinhas will be free for men until 12AM. During the party, DJ Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house, deep house, trap, hip hop, funk chic, Latin Rhythms and World Music.
New Mariuzinn Copacabana – 11PM
Avenida Nossa Senhora 435, Copacabana– Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$60

O Clube (Gávea)
Once again the chic indoor/outdoor Gávea venue, 00 (Zero Zero) will host the O Clube party with DJs spinning the best of hip hop and crossovers tonight.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See the venue for more information.

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Arruda and Quintal do Céu (Centro)
Beginning at 7:30 PM, the group Quintal do Céu will perform the best of samba including their reinterpretations of works by Cartola, João Nogueira, Nelson Cavaquinho, Chico Buarque, D. Ivone Lara, and Adoniram Barbosa, among others. The group Arruda will follow at 10:30PM with more lively samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:3 0PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$30

Noches do Salsa with Noches de Sol (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Leviano bar will host a special edition of the Noches de Salsa tonight event with Noches de Sol perfoming the best of reggaeton mixed with Jamaican reggae, hip hop, latin pop, merengue, salsa and various Latin rhythms live on the second floor during the night. On the first floor, the group Mano a Mano will return to perform live salsa. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin the best of reaggeaton, bachata, cumbia, salsa, and merengue during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15 – R$30 (Cash only)

Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa, Tempero Carioca, with veterans of the samba genre, will deliver one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


Dandara @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of jazz music as the band Dandara performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you want to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rock Back Thursday @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host another edition of the Rock Back Thursday tonight. Paul Serran and Jukebox will perform to open the night and the Rock Back Band will then perform the best of pop, rock, and new wave live. Additionally, DJs Kleber Tuma, Paul Serran, and Abrahin will spin during the night. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi unitl 10PM and buy five get one free specials on Budweiser or Stella specials all night.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$10

The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub (Copacabana)
Know for its cold, specialty beers, and great atmosphere, The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub also hosts live music every night of the week except for Wednesdays.
The Lucky Screw American Irish Pub – 5PM – 2AM
Av. Atlântica, 3056, Loja B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 98317-5258
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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 – 6:30PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42 – Loja B, Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details.

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.

Bar 48 (Ipanema)
Located in the heart of the Ipanema neighborhood, Bar 48 (Quarenta e Oito) is one of the hottest new bars in the city. Owned and operated by French expats, the bar is making a name for itself by hosting live music, DJ sets and by offering a nice atmosphere and great mixed drinks including caipirinhas.
Bar 48 – 11AM – 3PM and 6PM – 3AM
48 Rua Teixeira de Melo – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: See venue for details.

Blue Agave Ipanema (Ipanema)
Just around the corner from Posto 9, Blue Agave Ipanema is also known for its mostly English-speaking staff and the mostly English-speaking crowd which frequents the establishment. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – Noon
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

Live Rock – Lord Jim Pub (Ipanema)
Tonight it’s time for live rock’n’roll at the Lord Jim Pub in Ipanema. Promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jagermeister.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 6PM to 2AM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: R$10

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