The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

DJ Andy SmithSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Paradiso, Nugrooves Rio and the La Paz Club present very special guest, DJ Andy Smith, formerly of Portishead.

Known as one of the biggest names on the British underground scene and one of the most knowledgeable DJs around, Smith’s mixes feature a wide range of music including works from the genres of Northern Soul, ska, rocksteady, breaks, boogaloo, dancehall, classic hip hop, rap, reggae, roots, dub, and funk.

He is well known for his recorded mixes, compilations and for his love of spinning vinyl.

When asked what he plans to throw down in Rio, Smith told The Rio Times, “I have never been to Brazil in my life so don’t know quite what to expect. Hopefully they will be open minded and won’t just want to hear dull new R&B Radio tunes (cause I dont play them!)”


Maria Rita (Lapa)
Tonight at Fundição Progresso Brazilian singer Maria Rita presents her newest album entitled, Coração a Batucar. Dedicated to samba, it is the sixth release of her career. Daughter of musical icons Elis Regina and César Camargo Mariano, Maria Rita is a popular and accomplished recording artist in her own right. She sold over one million copies of her self-titled debut album and received the Paulista Association of Art Critics prize for best singer in 2002.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 10PM and show is scheduled to begin at 12AM.
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$80 – R$200

Silva and Guilherme Arantes (Lapa)
Lapa’s Circo Voador welcomes musician and composer Guilherme Arantes for the first time as he premieres his new highly anticipated album entitled, “Condição Humana” (“Human Condition”). Singer-songwriter Silva will join Arantes in tonight as he begins his own tour, “Vista Pro Mar.”
Circo Voador– 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80


DJ Andy Smith formerly of Portishead (Centro)
Paradiso & Nugrooves Rio present DJ Andy Smith, Ex Portishead DJ, at La Paz in Centro.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82- Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20-$R40

Putzbrilha (Copacabana)
Tonight at the popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana, it’s time for phosphorescents and black light as the venue hosts, Putzbrilha. During the glowing party, DJs Marginal Men, Du Jorge, Tomás Tróia, Larissa Busch, Super Saya Divos, DJ Brad Pitt, and the Putzbrilha Crew will spin the best of pop, dubstep, trap, electronica, hip hip and indie rock.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$60

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Composer of the songs “La vai Marola” and “Gira Girou”, among others, Claudinho Guimarães performs at Carioca da Gema tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Gabriel Versiani, Paulinho Mocidade and Trio Ustrês (Centro)
Tonight singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani again starts things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with jazz samba, bossa nova and samba classics. Paulinho Mocidade will follow at 11PM with the best of classic and new samba. Finally, the group Trio Ustrês will close out the night with the sounds of forró pé de serra.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in all things cachaça including the fruit drinks; caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is 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 beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place
for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music with London Pride and Heineken on draft. Additionally, they have a large selection of quality imported beers.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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