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Lindsey StirlingSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – American violinist, performance artist, and composer, Lindsey Stirling will play live tonight at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca.

A classically trained violinist, Stirling is known for mixing her playing with Dubstep and EDM big beats and for dancing while performing live.

She has released two albums. Her self-titled debut, released in 2012 and re-released in 2013, has sold over 350,000 copies in the U.S. and was certified platinum in Germany and gold in Poland and Switzerland. The video for her single, “Crystallize,” currently has over a hundred million views

Her sophomore album entitled, Shatter Me, was released in April of last year and Stirling arrives tonight in Rio while touring in support of that album.


An Enchanted Evening of Bahian Cuisine & Culture (São Conrado)
Tonight a fundraiser entitled “An Enchanted Evening of Bahian Cuisine & Culture” will take place in support of the ONG Onda Solidaria and its Vila dos Sonhos program, an educational ecological retreat for the youths of urban favelas. In honor of Jiru, a Paxtaxo Bahian Indian who runs the Vila dos Sonhos, the fundraiser is hosting a Bahia-themed event complete with Bahian cuisine and live musical perfromances. The event will take place at a private residence in São Conrado. RSVP is essential and can be made to Robyn at
An Enchanted Evening of Bahian Cuisine & Culture– 8PM
A private residence in São Conrado (information provided once RSVP is completed) – Tel: (21) 99588-4587
Entrance: R$175 per person (includes: dinner, all beverages and entertainment)
RSVP is essential and can be made to Robyn at


Frevotron (Centro)
Celebrating frevo, the traditional music from Pernambuco, Brazilian saxophonist Maestro Spok, multi-instrumentalist and producer Yuri Queiroga, and DJ Dolores return to CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro in Centro for the second night of the Frevotron project. The project will be presented again on Sunday night.
CAIXA Cultural Rio de Janeiro – 7PM
Av. Alm. Barroso 25, Centro– Tel: (21) 2262-8152
Entrance: See venue for details

Lindsey Stirling (Barra da Tijuca)
American violinist, performance artist, and composer, Lindsey Stirling will perform live in Citibank Hall tonight.
Citibank Hall – 9PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca– Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$80 – R$500


Wobble with Ganz (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the very best of global bass, trap and UK garage as the Wobble party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. Tonight the party will host very special guest, Dutch DJ and producer, Ganz. During the night, Ganz will spin in the subsolo (basement) with Marginal Men, Uly and Fabio Heinz while Intr3pico, Tesfon and Ruxell spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Apéro (Botafogo)
The Apéro project returns to the Mira! restaurant in the Casa Daros museum in Botafogo to close out its summer season tonight. This will be the third edition of the party that brings the best of Latin rhythms to Rio. Tonight Chancha via Circuito, the DJs of La Cumbia, Carrot Green, Felipe Sá, Guigo and Linco will perform. Additionally Julio Parente will provide visuals during the night.
Restaurante Mira! – Casa Daros – 7:30PM
Rua General Severiano, 159, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2138-0850
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Rockaway (Botafogo)
The Rockaway party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight for its 38th edition. During the party, DJs will celebrate the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day. On the first floor DJs Polly, Grazzia, and Ivy will spin while on the second floor Arlei Hey Hey and Roberto Cruz will spin. Mojito, caripirinha, Cuba Libra and Hi-fi will be two for one until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20- R$40

Aquarela.som (Gávea)
The Aquarela.som party returns to the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea tonight with DJ Ailton Areas spinning the best of flashbacks, pop and rock and DJ Claudio Dafoca spinning the best of national rock.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

Flower Forever (Lagoa)
Tonight the Miroir club in Lagoa will host the Flower Forever party with DJs Marcela Moura, Flavia Xexeo, and Lucian Roffer spinning the best of house and EDM throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details


Remelexo, Toque de Arte and Quarteto Duorá (Centro)
Tonight Quarteto Duorá will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with samba, choro, and the best of Brazilian music. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Remelexo will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimaraes will follow with a performance which will include songs from his second release entitled, De Bem com a Vida.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time once again for Leviano Rock Night at the Leviano Bar in Lapa. Tonight, bands Midnight Hour and Johnny’s will perfom on the first floor beginning at 9:30PM and Perdidos na Selva will play on the second floor beginning at 1AM. In between the great rock sets, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin the best of pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s all about metal tonight as Metallica Tribute Band, Anesthesia, performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Black Dog @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time to pay homage to Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath as Saloon 79 hosts the Black Dog event. The band Eleita will perform live and DJ Theddy-O will spin.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

College: We Will Rock You @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
It’s time for the College Rock Party tonight at Bar do B tonight in Laranjeiras.Natália Vargas will perform live and the drink Sweet Heat will be two for one until 12AM.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$15 -R$30

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

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 midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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