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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight we pay tribute to one of Brazil’s most legendary artists, Raul Seixas, as Teatro Rival welcomes “Especial 24 Anos sem Raul Seixas”. This night will commemorate the 24th anniversary of the passing of one of the most influential and appreciated rock ‘n roll icons of Brazil, featuring his daughter, DJ and performer Vivi Seixas, plus the Carnival sensation, Toca Raul, as well as Sylvio Passos from São Paulo.

Raul Seixas is considered the “Father of Brazilian Rock”, with legions of fans and more than twenty full length albums under his belt. His musical style is mostly rock and ballad, although he wrote songs in many different styles, including variations of forró, baião, blues and much more.

Warming up will be Raul’s long time friend and fan club founder Sylvio Passos from São Paulo, with Raul’s favorite rock hits from his early days, followed by Raul’s daughter DJ Vivi Seixas, playing her favorite tunes from her father’s repertoire. She will then join Toca Raul, who will perform Raul’s music in their percussive, big band samba style.


Outside Party – We Love House (Lapa)
Outside Party returns to Circo Voador for another special edition, “We Love House”. This party will pay tribute to the electronic sounds of house with a variety of local and out of town DJs playing an array of house sounds, including Romullo Azaro, Anne Louise and residents KarineE.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80

Especial 24 Anos sem Raul Seixas (Cinelandia)
Tonight is a special gathering to celebrate and commemorate one of Brazil’s most famous musical legends, Raul Seixas. Join his daughter, DJ Vivi Seixas, samba percussive band Toca Raul, and fan club founder and personal friend of Raul, Sylvio Passos for a great night of classic hits and revamped versions.
Teatro Rival Petrobras – 10PM
Rua Álvaro Alvim, 33/37 – subsolo, Cinelândia – Tel: (21)2240-4469
Entrance: R$30 – R$50


Wild (Búzios)
Búzios top DJ and Pacha resident Mahara Belgrano is celebrating her birthday tonight in true rock star fashion at one of Rio’s best clubs. She will be laying down proper house music alongside guest and electronic hero DJ Mau Mau from São Paulo.
Pacha Búzios – 11PM
Rua das Pedras, 151, Centro – Armação dos Búzios- Tel:(21)2292-9606
Entrance: R$30

Brixton Jam (Copacabana)
If you have not checked out the newest and in my opinion, best club in Rio, then you are missing out. Cave Club is going off tonight with their incredible revamped space, amazing lighting system and killer sound. Brixton Jam will be going off bumping Miami bass, UK garage and more.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano, 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without

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Sarah (Lapa)
Samba music at its finest tonight with Sarah at Rio Scenarium. Her voice is considered one of the best in the genre, with great interpretations of classic samba hits.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Guacamole (Jardim Botanico)
This festive Mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials.
Guacamole – 6PM
Rua Jardim Botânico, 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
Entrance: Free

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices

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: Not available at time of press

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.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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