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orappaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Brazilian band O Rappa returns to perform live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa.

This will be the first of two live shows the band will present this weekend at the venue.

Lead by Marcelo Falcão, O Rappa has released six studio and several live albums. They are well known for their socially consious lyrics and sounds that fuse the genres of reggae, rock, and samba.


Fábrica Aberta (Santo Cristo)
Today and tomorrow the Antiga fábrica da Bhering will host the Fábrica Aberta (Open Factory). The event will run from 2PM to 9PM on both days. The event will include artist installations, live performances, video installations, a screening of Emílio Domingos’s documentary “A Batalha do Passinho,” and vendors, artists and artisans including Café da Fábrica, Dudu Garcia, Adoro Adorno, Bel Magalháes, Fernando Gonçalves, and Fécula, opening their doors to welcome the public in for a behind the scenes view of their work.
Antiga fábrica da Bhering – 2PM-9PM
Rua Orestes 28, Santo Cristo
Entrance: See venue for details.


Ivete Sangalo (Flamengo)
Tonight Brazilian axé singer, Ivete Sangalo continues her tour in celebration of twenty years of her wildy succesful career with a live performance in Rio. This will be the first of her back-to-back live shows at Vivo Rio this weekend.
Vivo Rio– 10PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$80-R$160

Mark Fell, Philip Jeck, Bernardo Olíveira and Fred Coelho (Jardim Botânico)
This afternoon, the 2014 edition of the experimental music festival Novas Frequências will present four hours of live music at POP, the Polo de Pensamento Contemporaneo. Mark Fell, Philip Jeck, Bernardo Olíveira and Fred Coelho will perform.
POP the Polo de Pensamento Contemporaneo– 2PM-6PM
Rua Afonso Celso 103, Jardim Botânico- Tel: (21) 2286-3299 / (21) 2286-3282 031
Entrance: R$25

Baile Black Bom (Lapa)
Baile Black Bom returns to Pedra do Sal tonight. The free event is known for celebrating Afro-Brazilian culture. During each edition the band Consciência Tranquila (Quiet Conscience) reinterprets classic funk and soul from the 70s, R&B, and hip-hop. During the event DJ Leandro Marcelino Flash will also spin (on vinyl) the best of classic soul, 70s funk, r&b and Charme.
Pedra do Sal– 5PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa, Centro– Tel: (21) 2283-2047

B.L.E.S.S. (Centro)
The B.L.E.S.S. party will take over the Arco do Teles in Centro tonight with two stages of live music. Bives Slectah, Vicente Trilha will perform on the first stage, while DJs from Radio Rua will spin the best of reggae, ska and dancehall and Partyzan Sound, MC Tombstone and RASloty will perform on the second stage.
Arco do Teles – 11PM
Arco do Teles, Praça XV
Entrance: FREE

Circo Rock (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador presents the Circo Rock event with Sérgio Vid, Rock’n Chico, Fuzzcas, Os Vulcânicos, and Blue and the Underdogs performing live.
Circo Voador– 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$20-R$40

O Rappa (Lapa)
Brazilian band O Rappa will perform the first of two live shows this weekend at Fundição Progresso in Lapa. The Latin Grammy nominated group is well known for fusing the sounds of reggae, rock, rap and samba. They have released six studio albums and several live albums.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open 10PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$100-R$200


Recalcada (Copacabana)
The Recalcada party is back with the best of with the best baile neo funk tonight at Copacabana`s Fosfobox.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Old is Cool: Billies & Pin-ups (Praça da Bandeira)
In celebration of the glamour of pin-ups and the attitude of rockabillies, Porto Pirata will host the Old is Cool party, Billies and PIn-ups edition tonight. DJs Diego Ernesto, Nosfë, Akira, Leo 77, and Theddy-O will spin. The films “The Seven Year Itch,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” and “Cry Baby,” will be projected during the party throughout the night.
Porto Pirata – 11PM
Rua Lopes de Souza, 24, Praça da Bandeira– (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: R$10

College Rock Party (Laranjeiras)
Tonight the College Rock Party returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras. The band Second Come will perform live. DJs Felippe Marchiori and Laura Tardin will spin rock.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$10

Be Happy! (Gávea)
The Be Happy! party returns to Gávea’s 00 tonight. Group Zero9 will perform live and DJs Lucian Jacaré and Rodrigo Rebechi will spin.
00 – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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Ana Costa and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Hoje é o Melhor Lugar (Today is the Best Place).
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Trio Pé de Serra, Sarah, Simone Lial and Julieta Brandão (Centro)
At 7:30PM Julieta Brandão will start off the night at Rio Scenarium. Then at 8PM, singer Simone Lial will perform her blend of sambe, MPB and jazz and singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Finally at 2:30AM, Trio Pé de Serra returns to perform some of the best forro you can hear anywhere in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Festa Eclipse (Lapa)
Tonight the Festa Eclipse party returns to Leviano bar in Lapa. Bands Licor do Canavial and Runaway will play the best of the national and international pop and rock on the first floor, while the band Pardais will keep the party going on the second floor during the event.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Commando at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Ramones tribute band, Commando will perform live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to drink some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

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. It’s also a great place to watch live sports.
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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