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Rockaway #30Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time to rock out as the Rockaway party returns to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight for its 30th edition.

DJs Polly, Ivy and Arlei Hey Hey will spin the best of rock, punk rock, synth, metal, hard rock and pop rock on the first stage.

Meanwhile, the Goo! party will take over the second stage with DJs Grazzia and Fernando Prado spinning the best of grunge, riot grrl, post rock, garage, fuzz and overdrive.


Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop and neofunk carioca as the Recalcada party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$60

Rockaway #30 (Botafogo)
The Rockaway party returns to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight for its 30th edition. DJs will spin the best from all genres of rock.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16-R$28

Sambah (Gávea)
Beginnig at 6PM tonight, it’s time for the Sambah party at Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero). DJs JR Mahr, Gagau Dieckmann, and Mike C will spin on the outside patio, and SHOWDI will perform inside.
00 – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Can’t Stop #2 (Lagoa)
Tonight, Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the second edition of the Can’t Stop party. DJs Magghu, Caur, Jakko, John Ferrys, and Felipe Rosa will spin. Additionally, there will be welcome shots of Santa Dose, Jose Cuervo and Jägermeister.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Bernn and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
DJs Bernn and Junior Campos will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Ana Costa and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Singer Ana Costa reinvigorates the sounds of old samba with the songs on her 3rd album entitled, Today is the best place, and she will perform those works live tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa at 11:30PM. First, singer Nina Rosa will start the night off at 9:30PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Xique Xique, Dhi Ribeiro and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
Nó na Madeira will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with singer Dhi Ribeiro again following at 11PM. Then group Xique Xique will perform from 2:30AM until sunrise for the Forró na Madrugada segment of the night.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25-R$40

Rock Night (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, it’s all about rock and roll as the Leviano bar hosts another edition of the Rock Night party. Bands Plivnare and Johnnys will play on the first floor, while singer-songwriter Christiano Dortas performs covers of Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, The Police and others on the second floor.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Café Irlanda – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for live Irish music as the band Café Irlanda plays live tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub. Located beside Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor with its welcoming and familiar feel makes it a great place to drink them in while enjoying some quality live music.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Clube La Esquina- Jumpining Jack- Rock’n’Roll (Lapa)
Tonight La Esquina in Lapa hosts the 13th edition of the Jumpining Jack party with drinks specials on Jack Daniels, Havana, Absolut, Jose Cuervo and Bacardi lasting all night and DJ Mmarques spinning the best of rock’n’roll, international pop, rock and soul, keeping the party going into the morning.
La Esquina Teatro Bar – 10PM
Rua Mem de Sá 82, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$25-R$30

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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 beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place
for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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