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HitmeSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Hit Me party will celebrate its fifth anniversary tonight at Fosfobox in Copacabana.

DJs Polly, Ivy, and Ingrid Gründig will spin the best of hits, pop, hip-hop, EDM and funk in the subsolo (basement), while above at the fosfobar, DJs Caio Loki, Grazzia, Lia, Richard L and Priscila Dau will spin the best of pop, rock, mash-ups and past hits.

Additionally during the night, there will be games of Battleshots, a drinking game played like the classic game Battleship but with shots of Santa Dose cachaça. The first twenty women to arrive at the party will get in free.


Marcelo D2 (Barra da Tijuca)
Brazilian rapper, Marcelo D2 will perform live tonight at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca. He has released six solo albums and was fomerly part of the group Planet Hemp.
Citibank Hall – 11PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$30- R$200

Tutti Natal in Jazz (Leblon)
The group Tutti will present a special jazz Christmas show tonight live at Vizta in Leblon. Pianist Ana Azevedo, saxophonist Daniel Garcia, contrabassist Lipe Portinho, and drummer Fernando Pereira will perform their seasonal repertoire that includes covers of classics; “Silent Night,” “Oh Tenenbaum,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “I’ll be home for Christmas,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” among other standards and holiday favorites.
Vizta – 11PM
Avenida Delfim Moreira 630, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2172-1000
Entrance: R$45

Bossa Negra (Lapa)
Tonight singer Diogo Nogueira and Hamilton de Holanda will present their african-samba inspired album, Bossa Negra, live at Circo Voador in Lapa.
Circo Voador– 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80

Rodrigo Lima (Botafogo)
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Rodrigo Lima will launch his new album, Saga, live tonight at Solar de Botafogo.
Solar de Botafogo – 10PM
Rua General Polidoro 180, Botafogo – Tel:(21) 2543-5411
Entrance: R$40


Natal das Festas! (Centro)
Celebrating Christmas tonight, Espaço Acústica in Centro will host the Natal das Festas! The party will featue a snow machine and seasonal decorations. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Larissa Busch, Erika Ferreira and Dave Avigdor will spin trap, hip-hop, pop and funk and the Pisca stage, while DJs Igor Boechat, Newton Gomes, and Tulio Araujo will spin rock, indie, pop and punk on the Jingle Bell Rock stage. Mrs. Claus will distribute gifts to the first 200 to arrive and there will also be free tequila shots at the entrance. Promotions during the night will include two for one Budweiser until 1AM and two for one J&B whsikey and Stella for R$7 all night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Crush! – Ho! Ho! Ho! Let’s Go! (Botafogo)
Get ready for festive punk and pop as the Crush! party returns to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight with a special Ho! Ho! Ho! Let’s Go! Christmas edition. Additionally during the night, DJs Julia Garcia and Pedro Mac will spin pop, hip-hop, electro and house on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: FREE for women until 11:30PM, R$25-R$40

Hit Me (Copacabana)
At Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight, DJs and drinking games will help the Hit Me event celebrate five years of parties.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$50

Formatura PH 2014 “Where Demons Hide” (Barra da Tijuca )
Tonight the Formatura PH event is in Barra da Tijuca with the “Where Demons Hide” edition. Providing entertainment will be Detonautas, Mikael Weermets, E-cologyk, MC Bola,Mc Duduzinho, MC Nandinho, DJ Wally, and DJ Barão. The open bar will have Grey Goose Vodka, sparkling wine, Red Bull, Bacardi Big Apple, José Cuervo Tequila, Santa Dose Cachaça, Jaggermeister, caipirinhas, caipivodkas, caipisaquês, frozen drinks, beer, fruit juices, water and sodas. Food options on the open bar will include Japonês Benkei, pastas, fried snacks, chocolatesand other sweets.
Rio Centro-Pavilhão 5 – 11PM
Avenida das Américas 10054, Barra da Tijuca
Entrance: R$270

Quebrando a Cena(Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia will host the final Quebrando a Cena party of the year. DJs Fernando Prado, Ingrid Gründig, Roberto Cruz and ThiFritos will spin funk, charm and hip-hop, while DJs Ian Gar6, Thiago Burgos and André Suisso will spin the best of rock and pop.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$25-R$35

Fancy (Lagoa)
Lagoa’s Praia Club will host the Fancy party tonight with DJs Camila Peixoto, Flávia Xexeo, Rapha Castro, Mendez. and Raphael de Luca. Promotions include welcome jello shots for women and shots of Santa Dose distributed for everyone throughout the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: FREE for women until 11:30PM, R$30

Dance Floor (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJ Rodrigo Mattos and guests spinning various beats. There will be an open bar until 4AM with beer, vodka, hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water and soda. Additionally, Budweiser, Stelaa, Belvedere Vodka, and tequila will be two for one all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$30-R$70

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Claudinho Guimarães and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Calça Arriada, Dhi Ribeiro, and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
At 8PM, singer Roberta Espinosa returns to start things off with jazz and bossa nova at Rio Scenarium. Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with the sounds of samba, romantic samba and samba rock. Finally at 2:30AM, the group Calça Arriada will return to perform some of the best forró 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 will return 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.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Anesthesia at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Metallica Tribute Band, Anesthesia, returns to Lapa Irish Pub to perform live tonight. 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.
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 restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks. Additionally, every Saturday, Sunday,Thursday and Friday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
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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