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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – For over the past two years, The Groov has brought you the best in black, soul and afro beat music from across the world to various venues in Rio. This Saturday it is back to Circo Voador with special guest from São Paulo, Rael.

Rael will be performing tracks from his second solo album, “Ainda Bem que Segui as Batidas do Meu Coração”, produced by north-American duo Beatnick and K Salaam. Released by hip hop sensation Emcida, the album has received rave reviews and surpassed expectations. Further along the night, resident collective the Ambassadors along with Luana Karoo and DJ Saraiva will also take the stage for another promising adventure in musical bliss.


The Groov (Lapa)
For the past two years, The Groov has presented numerous shows at multiple venues, providing the best of black music from all over the world to the great city of Rio. Tonight, the crew is at the legendary Circo Voador with Rael directly from São Paulo.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80


Wobble 15 (Centro)
Wobble tries its gears out at the new Rio underground venue La Paz Club. Heavy duty breaks, dubstep and garage music will fill the space at the brand new, two week old venue. DJs for the night are Rodrigo S., Laudz, Tuchoa and Marginal Men.
La Paz Club – 10PM
Rua do Rezende, 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$50 without

Hause ‘n Hop (Gávea)
Saturday nights at 00 (ZeroZero) have enlisted a new program which includes the musical stylings of house and hip hop. A marriage made in heaven with DJs Lucas Lins, Theo Back and the PL Project.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$40

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Forró na Madrugada com Chamedo Nordestino (Lapa)
Formed by Josiel Vargas, Flavio Santos e Caboré, the group peforms the musical history of forró music from the north of Brazil.
Rio Scenarium – 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Gringo Café (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Café, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac ‘n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Café – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. 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)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday 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 nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft. Tonight is rock night with O Jardim Magico.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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