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fanatkaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time to celebrate the best of Green Day, Blink 182, Avril Lavigne, Pink and more as the Fanatka party returns to Espaço Acústica in Centro.

DJs Felipe Malfoy, Gabriel Gazzaneo, Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor will spin on the first stage and the band Radioativa will perform live. On the second stage, DJs Bernardo Saab, Nathalia Hinz, Felipe Malfoy, and Caco Lelis will spin.

Additionally during the night, free shots will be offered to the first 100 to arrive and shots of jurupinga will be distributed throughout the night. The famous beerbong will return tonight and promotions will include 2 Budweisers for R$10 and Mojito, Lagoa Azul and Hulk mixed drinks for R$15 all night long.


Lapalê Festival (Lapa)
Celebrating literature and the Rio neighborhood of Lapa, the Lapalê Festival begins its first edition today. Events will include a book fair, debates, a literary tour (today at 10AM), live music and film screenings.
Lapalê Festival – 10AM-7PM
Praça Cardeal Câmara, Fundição Progresso, Semente, Cinema Nosso, and various locations in Lapa.
Entrance: Most events are free. Film screenings are R$2 for each show and entry for some performances are R$30. See the complete program for more information.


Lobão Power Trio (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lobão returns to Circo Voador with the Lobão Power Trio. The band Séculos Apaixonados will open the night and DJ Julio Zé will spin during show intervals.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100


Traço (Copacabana)
The Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Traçcp party tonight with guests Cameo Culture, DJ Spavieri, and Ananada Nobre. Located on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, the Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 11PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$80-R$100

High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of rap and trap as the High as Sh!t party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Julie, Tago Oli, Doug Def, Fernando Henri and Matheus Custódio will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Electroholic (Arpoador)
Bringing the best of the electronic scene, low BPM, and bass to Arpoador, the popular CAVE club presents the Electroholic party tonight. DJs Toucan, Jokerz, D-Groov, Larissa Busch, Ayman, Freekz, and Eleo will spin.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Nations (Botafogo)
Celebrating the countries and cultures of Mexico and Italy, Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will present the first edition of the Nations party tonight. There will be tequila and Domino’s Pizza during the party and DJs Barcala, Grazzia, and Millah Bass will spin on the pop stage while DJs Ian Garcez and Mario Mamede spin on the rock stage.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20- R$40, Entry for attendees from Italy and Mexico is free all night.

Fanatka (Centro)
The Fanatka party returns to Espaço Acústica tonight with DJs Felipe Malfoy, Gabriel Gazzaneo, Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor spinning on the first stage and DJs Bernardo Saab, Nathalia Hinz, Felipe Malfoy, and Caco Lelis spinning on the second floor. Additionally, the band Radioativa will perform live during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Fancy party tonight with DJs Flávia Xexeo, Marie Bouret, Larissa Busch, and Raphael de Luca spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

Joe Paes (Lagoa)
Having appeared in Ibiza, New York and Miami, DJ Joe Paes arrives in Rio tonight to spin the best of house at the Miroir club in Lagoa tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Michel Gerard, Toque de Arte, and Marcos Novatto (Centro)
At 8PM Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, MPB, forró and sambalanço. The group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, Michel Gerard 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

Dr. Silvana and Cia (Lapa)
Tonight, at the Leviano Bar in Lapa, Dr. Silvana and Cia will perform live to celebrate their thirty-year career. Additionally during the night, bands Dama de Copas and Karamujo will perform the best of pop-rock and DJ Márlio will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Made in Rock @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while enjoying great live music, 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

Festa EstranhaFesta Estranha @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 will present the Festa Estranha tonight with the band Estranhos Românticos performing live and DJs Preto Serra, Mark and special guest DJ, Luluta, spinning the best of rock and soul.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 9PM and the show will begin at 11PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Tudo é Dez @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tudo é Dez returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight and that means everything at the party is ten. Entrance to the party is R$10 all night long and drinks promtions are R$10 including two Budweisers for R$10, Smirnoff Ice for R$10, Red Bull for R$10 and shots of cachaça, rum, Absolut, tequilla and more are only R$10. Additionally during the night, DJs Vitinho Operacional, Laura Tardin and Renato will spin.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10

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

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

Shenanigan’s (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: 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 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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