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BASESaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the very popular BASE party will celebrate its sixth anniversary by filling two stages at Estação Leopoldina in Mauá with the best of hip-hop and electrionic DJs and performers.

On the Electronic stage, DJs Zuim, Bruce Leroys, and Nepal will spin. Stee Downes will perform a DJ set with live vocals and the Base Crew with Bernando Campos, Felipe Fella and Pedro Mezzonato will spin.

On the Hip-hop stage, DJs Saraiva, Tucho, Pathy Dejesus and Raphael Fernandes will spin. Additionally, VJ Ian Victor will provide video projections throughtout the night.


Babilônia Feira Hype (Leblon)
Babilônia Feira Hype is back at Clube Monte Libano this Saturday and Sunday following last weekend’s celebration of its eighteenth anniversary in Glória. The fair is well known for showcasing creative up-and-coming fashions, brands, and art.
Babilônia Feira Hype – 12PM – 9PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 701, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2294-6897
Entrance: R$5-R$10


Matanza Fest 2014 (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador presents the Matanza Fest 2014 with the bands Rats,Uzômi, and Biohazard performing and the band Matanza playing their album Santa Madre Cassino in its entirety.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60- R$120

Vanessa Da Mata and Banda do Mar (Lapa)
Tonight Brazilian MPB singer Vanessa da Mata and Brazilian group Banda do Mar, with Mallu Magalhães, Marcelo Camelo, and Fred Ferreira, will perform live at Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 8PM and first show (Banda do Mar) scheduled to begin at 11PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$50

Cut Hands, John Butcher and Mark Sanders (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. Cut Hands, John Butcher and Mark Sanders 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

Ben Frost (Ipanema)
Australian composer and producer Ben Frost will perfom live at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight as part of the ongoing 2014 edition of the experimental music festival Novas Frequências. Frost is well known for his minimalist instrumental compositions. His most recent album entitled, A U R O R A was released on May 26th earlier this year.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10-R$20


Wake Up (Copacabana)
Tonight it`s time again for the best of indie, pop and hits as Copacabana`s Fosfobox will host the Wake-up party. During the night there will be a year-end retrospective with Sergio Chapelin and Janco Tianno, Wilson Power, Schaepfer, Beto Artista, and FL3SH Disco will spin. VJ Juju will provide video projections.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Elas (Arpoador)
Tonight Cave in Arpoador will host the “Cool Kids Don’t Stop” edition of the Elas party. DJs Tomás Tróia, Larissa Busch, Zuim and special guest CCEL will spin. Additionally, during the night partygoers can play at Cave’s special arcade for the event. There will be pinball games, Pac-Man, and Street Fighter. Hadouken!
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador– Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$20-R$60

BASE (Copacabana)
Hip-hop and electrionic DJs and performers will fill two stages at Estação Leopoldina in Mauá as the BASE party celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight.
Estação Leopoldina – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$60-R$80

Sweet Box (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s 00 will host the Sweet Box party. DJs Fishi, Kako, Raphael Fernandes and Rama will spin.
00 – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Acasalamento Sound System (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Acasalamento Sound System party with DJs Sal, Grazzia, and Fernando Henri spinning the best of hip-hop, rap and trap on the first floor. Additionally during the night, the Fade Out party will take place on the second floor of the venue with DJs W. Milzfort, J Steffanine and Larissa Busch spinning the best of hip-hop, rap, funk and pop.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25-R$35

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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 singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following 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

Maria Filó, Toca na Surdina and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
At 8PM the group Nó na Madeira returns to start off the night at Rio Scenarium again with their reinterpretations of works by Noca da Portela, Toninho Gerais, Gil Ribeiro, Vicente Viola, and Tibério Gaspar, among others. Then at 11PM, the group Toca na Surdina will deliver their mix of samba and pop. Finally at 2:30AM, Maria Filó 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

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Rock Night returns to Leviano bar in Lapa. On the first floor, the bands Licor do Canavial and Johnnys will perform the best of international pop and rock. On the second floor, the band Perdidos na Selva will perform their versions of hits by Paralamas do Sucesso, Barão Vermelho, and Legião Urbana, among others. Additionally during the night, Djs Márlio and Chicote will spin the best of pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop inbetween shows.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Banda Café Irlanda at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of traditional Irish music as Banda Café Irlanda 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 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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