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13NeonSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight it’s time to shine again as Espaço Acústica in Centro hosts the Pré-Réveillon (New Year’s Eve) NEON party.

This will be the thirteenth edition of the event at the venue and this year they are busting out the glow sticks, neon paint and black lights.

During the party there will also be more than twenty liters of sparkling wine shots and a mega beerbong filled will Budweiser. Jelloshots will be distributed throughout the night and Vegeté will be on hand to supply hamburgers and cookies to those who get the munchies.

DJs Bells, Grazzia, Ingrid Gründig, SaJoão and Ivy will spin the best of pop, hip-hop, trap, electronic, and remixes on the first floor, while Beijokê Karaokê will take over the second floor. The Beijokê Karaokê features menus with over 5,000 songs ranging from rock to hard rock to classic rock to National rock with a couple pop selections thrown in for good measure.

Additionally during the event tonight, DJs Ian Garcez, Ivy, Polly, and Roberto Cruz will spin indie, pop rock, metal and National rock on the terrace.


Bailinho (Centro)
It’s time to dance as the first Balinho event of the season takes place tonight at Píer Mauá Anexo 4. DJ Markinhos Mesquita and guests will spin. Markinhos’s entire team of producers, set designers, and lighting people will be on hand to turn the night it a true pop spectacle. It will be complete with performances, DJs, gifts and many more surprises. The event will also take place again during the season on January 10th, 24th and February 7th.
Píer Mauá Anexo 4 – 9:30PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Centro– Tel:(21) 3923-5224
Entrance- R$150-R$300


Lulu Santos (Barra da Tijuca)
Brazilian MPB and rock singer and guitarist Lulu Santos will perform the first of two back-to-back shows tonight at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca. He is well know for his songs, “Tesouros da Juventude”, “De Repente Califórnia”, “Tempos modernos”, “Adivinha o quê”, and “Como uma Onda (Zen-surfismo)”, among others. He is also well known for his work as a coach on The Voice Brasil.
Citibank Hall – 10:15PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$35-R$220

Acabou chorare 40th Anniversary (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador in Lapa celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Acabou chorare, the second album by the famous Brazilian brand Novos Baianos. Moraes Moreira and Davi Moraes will perform.
Circo Voador– Gates open at 10PM and show is scheduled to begin at 11PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80


Rock N Glow (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz will host the thirteenth edition of the Rock N Glow party. Celebrating the best of 2014, the event will feature black lights, neon and DJs Ebol1, Lis Amaral, Bout and Ratflail spinning the biggest electronic, indie, trap, bass and rock hits released during the year. Event promotions will include two for one caipivodkas and Hi-fi’s until 1AM and “neon drinks” will be distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJ Rodrigo Mattos and guests spinning various beats tonight. 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, Stella, 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

Pré-Réveillon NEON (Centro)
Espaço Acústica will host the thirteenth edition of the Pré-Réveillon (New Year’s Eve) party. Tonight it’s a NEON edition complete with glow sticks, neon paint and black lights. Multiple DJs will spin and Beijokê Karaokê will take over the second floor during the event.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$15-R$45

L’adour (Lagoa)
The posh Lagoa venue Miroir will host L’adour with Marie Bouret tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

Noon Day & Night (Gávea)
00 in Gávea will host the Noon Day & Night party. Starting early at 4PM and running through 5AM. Providing entertianment throughout the night will be Bed & breakfast, Fractal Mood, Wolf + Lamb, Albuquerque, Pedro Zuim, and Art in Motion. Additionally, Chico Abreu will provide visuals. DJs Marcio Careca and João Paulo will spin in the lounge.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Nigga High as S*** (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of rap, trap, and hip-hop as the Nigga High as S*** party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$50

Funk do MARLBORO (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will host Funk do MARLBORO. DJ Marlboro will spin the best of funk and Budweiser will be free until 12AM.
Praia Club – 10:30PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Baile Black Bom (Centro)
Tonight Baile Black Bom will host its last edition of 2014. Consciencia Tranquila will perform and DJ Flash will spin the best of classic soul and funk, r&b, charme and hip-hop.
Clube dos Democráticos – 10PM
Rua Riachuelo 91, Centro – Tel: (21) 2252-4611
Entrance: R$15-R$25

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Ana Costa and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela starts off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM 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.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Sarah, Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa (Centro)
At 8PM, Marcos Novatto and Pimenta de Garrafa will return to start off the night. Novatto is known for blending the classics with the modern and for covering works by Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, and Jorge Benjor, among others. Singer Sarah will follow at 11PM with the best of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Barulhino Bom (Lapa)
Tonight Leviano bar in Lapa will host the Barulhino Bom party, Pré-Reveillon edition. The band Zero Calibre will play pop rock, while the band Jack’n’Coke will play rock and Seu Bando will play pop, samba and rock.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Eleanor Beatles Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of the Fab Four as Beatles tribute band, the Eleanor Beatles performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
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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