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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Get mellow with Kings of Convenience, the indie folk-pop duo from Bergen, Norway known for their intricate and calming guitar melodies.


King of Convenience (Lapa)
The group hit a new record by selling 315 units in ten hours to bring the Kings of Convenience to Rio de Janeiro. The duo formed by Norwegian Erlend Oye and Eirik Boe tour will present the “Declaration of Dependence” tonight at Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua Arcos – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-5873
Entrance: R$70


Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
One of the few joints in Rio with a spacious venue, niice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Not available at time of press

00 – Zero Zero (Gávea)
Kick off your Saturday night with a dose of relaxation at 00. This lounge like setting has a mixture of genres from electronic, house, and hiphop.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Not available at time of press

POP UP! (Lapa)
Come and be what you want at the last POP UP! of 2011. Do things you’ve never done. Dress the way you never dress. Pick people who you never catch. Drink things that have never drank. After all, it is the end of the year!
Teatro Odisséia
Avenida Mem de Sá, 66 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-6367
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga, R$30 without


Orquestra Republicana (Lapa)
The only joint in Lapa to give a whole night forró on this Saturday! Orquestra Republicana is the best of the Gau forro, Xote Maracatú and other sounds of the Northern Brazilian culture. Democráticos 10:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Entrance: R$25

Boteco A Festa (Lapa)
The group mixes samba and choro with a repertoire of classic samba with a unique and innovative clothing.
Gabinete – 11PM
Rua do Senado, 53, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224.0822
Entrance: R$25

Sururu na Roda (Lapa)
Sururu na Roda is formed by Nilze Oak, Fabiano Salek, Sean Chapman, and newcomer Juliana Zanardi. The group is one of the most famous samba circles and was an integral part in the process of revitalization of Lapa, the bohemian icon of Rio de Janeiro.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 Centro – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$25

Ponto da Bossa Nova (Copacabana)
On a lively street sprinkled with bars, Ponto da Bossa Nova is a cozy wood-lined space with a small outdoor patio that makes a peaceful spot during the day, and the jumpin’ scene you’re looking for at night. True to its name, there’s live bossa nova on Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Ponto da Bossa Nova
Rua Domingos Ferreira, 215, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2235-4616
Entrance: Not available at time of press

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Fiesta Gringo (Ipanema)
Mexican night at this favorite neighborhood American owned restaurant, with special guest chef direct from Mexico.
Gringo Café
Rua Barão da Torre, 240, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and free hors d’oeuvres for paying customers everyday at 5PM.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

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