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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Noon is on today at 00 (Zero Zero) for their summer opening fiesta. As the year comes to an end, this party is looking towards the future as they hold the first summer edition. As usual, the Noon squad holds nothing back, booking top talent from across the globe. Today will feature the works of Elekfantz, from Kompact Records, Brazilian superproducer Wehbba and local hero DJ Nepal.

Last summer, a stunning single called “Wish” (FM X / Wish 001) made quite a splash in the international techno community. It was released on a limited edition picture vinyl only and delighted listeners worldwide with its intimate melodies, lush harmonies and organic undertones. Composed in memory of Muddy Waters, the bluesman that electrified the Delta blues, it came from the hands of Elekfantz, a project completely unknown to most floor hounds. Check out the revelation that is Elekfantz today at Zero Zero.


Eu Amo Baile Funk (Lapa)
There is not much more that needs to be said about this popular party, featuring the very original carioca funk. Expect to hear from Duda do Borel, Sabrina, Bob Rum, Cidinho General, Tati Quebra Barraco and Tarapi.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30- R$80


Manie Dansante (Centro)
La Paz is the newest addition to the Rio nightlife scene, hosting a three story club in the heart of Lapa. Tonight will feature electro swing and nujazz with Manie Dansante.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82- Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30

Noon (Gávea)
Noon returns with the Brazilian duo Elekfantz. These two produced a hit song title, “Wish,” that caught the attention of legendary producer, Gui Boratto. He has since signed the two to his label and taken on the role of manager. You can see where this goes and why you should come check them out today at 00 (Zero Zero).
00 – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$60-R$80

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Alan Rocha (Lapa)
Singer, actor and composer Alan Rocha brings his samba repertoire to the stage at one of Rio’s most beloved live music venues.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Banda Signus + Joao Gabriel (Lapa)
Banda Signus + Joao Gabriel provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too 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


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: Free

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: Free

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 the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlântica 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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