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HardwellTuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Dutch DJ and producer Hardwell will bring his I Am Hardwell United We Are tour to Rio de Janeiro’s Marina da Glória tonight to close out this year’s 2016 Rio Music Carnival.

The Rio Music Carnival is part of the Rio Music Conference (RMC). Considered Latin America’s biggest electronic dance music event, the RMC held it eight edition this year.

Tonight in addition to Hardwell, DJs Kill the Buzz, Johnny Glöver, Raul Mendes, and Jakko will spin. Rodrigo Shá and Carol Legally will also spin a special back-to-back set.

BLOCOS: (short list)

A Rocha Da Gávea (Gávea)
An estimated 12,000 people will parade from Praça Santos Dumont down Rua Marquês De São Vicente and Rua Vice-Governador Rubens Berardo to Terminal Da Puc.
When: 10AM-2PM

Carmelitas (Santa Teresa)
Approximately 10,000 people are expected to parade from Largo Do Curvelo to the steps in Santa Teresa.
When: 10AM-2PM

Vagalume O Verde (Jardim Botânico)
An estimated 15,000 people will parade from Rua Jardim Botânico down Rua Pacheco Leão to Praça Santos Dumont.
When: 10AM-2PM

Bloco Do Trio (Barra da Tijuca)
An estimated 50,000 people will parade from Avenida Lúcio Costa down Avenida Do Pepê to Avenida Olegário Maciel.
When: 11AM-3PM

Orquestra Voadora (Botafogo)
An estimated 80,000 people will parade in Aterro Do Flamengo.
When: 3PM-7PM

Empurra Que Pega Do Leblon (Leblon)
An estimated 80,000 people will parade from Avenida Ataulfo De Paiva down Avenida Bartolomeu Mitre to Rua Carlos Góis.
When: 4PM-8PM

Banda De Ipanema (Ipanema)
An estimated 90,000 people will parade from from Rua Gomes Carneiro down Avenida Vieira Souto, Rua Joana Angélica, and Rua Visconde De Pirajá to Praça General Osório.
When: 5:30 PM-10PM

* For a complete list of all Rio Carnival 2016 blocos, see the wikirio page.


Rio Music Carnaval with Hardwell (Marina da Glória)
The dance music festival, Rio Music Carnaval, draws to a close tonight with Alan Pinheiro, Raul Mendes, Jakko, Kill the Buzz, Johnny Glover spinning and Rodrigo Shá spinning back-to-back with Carol Legally. Hardwell will headline the night.
Marina da Glória – 11PM
Av Infante Dom Henrique, s/n Marina da Glória.
Entrance: R$90 +

Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 (Praça da Bandeira)
The Festival Mimosa Rock 2016 will draw to a close tonight at Porto Pirata tonight with bands Golpe Certo, Barriga de Cadela, Mostarda Preta, and Estiletes performing live. Additionally during the night DJ Diego Ernesto will spin. Entry is free.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

Bem Brasil


Dobradinha (Copacabana)
The Dobradinha party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with a special Carnaval edition. During the party, DJs will spin the best of rock, pop, techno, funk, axé, and more. Promotions will include two-for-one Jägermeister until 1AM and two-for-one Hi-Fi until 2AM. There will also be free pizza in line and twins pay only one entry fee.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25 – R$50

Feel Leblon (Leblon)
The weekly Feel Leblon party is back at Sette Leblon bar and lounge tonight. Promotions include all you can drink caipirinhas until midnight and two for one beers all night long. During the event, DJs Lautaro, Jonatan K, and Rafael Pyro will spin the best of electronica, trap, house, indie rock, funk Carioca, hip hop, reggaeton, and samba.
Sette Leblon – 11PM – 5AM
Avenida General San Martin 1011, Leblon– Tel: 21-32981941
Entrance: R$10 – R$40

Praise (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club will host the third edition of the Praise party. DJs Ayman, Rama, Cereja, and Aloha will spin during the event.
CAVE – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance:R$20 – R$40+

Bem Brasil – The Rio Hostels Party (Ipanema)
The Bem Brasil party will once again take place at Miroir in Ipanema tonight. It will include live samba from the band Pretensão and DJs Luciano Hoffer and Haron Dufau spinning the best of hip hop, Latin rhythms, reggaeton, cumbia, and kuduro throughout the night. Additionally, promotions will include free caipirinhas from 11PM until midnight.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance: R$40 +. See venue for more information.

Ressacão (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with host the Ressacão party. During the night, DJs Sal Arlei, Larissa V., and Fel will spin on the rock stage while DJs Bomba Santa, Bia Marques, Grazzia, and Julia Garcia will spin on the pop stage during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$50

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Ana Costa and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of samba at Carioca da Gema tonight as Ana Costa and Julio Estrela perform live. Nelson Felix will perform to open the night.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Bateria do Império Serrano, Jorginho do Imperio, Baile a Fantasia, Tico do Gato do Salgueiro, and Baile do Império (Centro)
The Bateria do Império will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30 PM followed by Tico do Gato of Salgueiro samba school performing the best of samba beginning at 10PM. The band Comanches will then perform the best of 60s and 70s samba beginning at 11PM. The Império Serrano Bateria (percussion section) will then perform beginning a 3AM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Carnaval Leviano (Lapa)
Carnaval Leviano continues tonight with Joyce Cândido and Mar César performing live on the first floor and DJ Márlio spinning during show intervals. Additionally DJ Chicote will spin on the secod floor during the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15

Trapicheando @ Trapiche Gamboa (Gamboa)
On Tuesdays in February, Trapiche Gamboa is hosting the Trapicheando project with Roberto Moreno, Pipa Vieira, Rafael Santos, Mingo Silva, Jorge Alexandre and Marcos Antonio Alcides performing live. Tonight special guest Tomás Miranda will join the performance.
Trapiche Gamboa – 8PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 155, Gamboa– Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$15


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you’re looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while listening to great live music, Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Additionally, Tony Boka is playing at Mab’s now everyday of the week from 6PM to 10PM. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM to 4AM everyday
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: See venue for more information.

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.

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
For great Mexican food, drinks and live sports, be sure to check out the original Blue Agave in Ipanema.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 1PM – 3AM
Vinicus de Moraes 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.

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 Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM. Additionally, tacos are half-price on Tuesdays. This is another great place to watch live streaming sports.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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