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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – More than a tribute or homage, tonight is a gathering of local friends who love and admire the immortal Tim Maia at the beachfront venue of Studio RJ in Arpoador. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Tim Maia was a Brazilian musician known for his iconoclastic, ironic, outspoken, and humorous musical style. Maia contributed to Brazilian music within a wide variety of musical genres, including soul, funk, bossa nova, disco, romantic ballads, pop, rock, jazz, baião and MPB.

In true honor of the legendary musician, Banda Iconico will play each style of music and song to represent the man in the best possible way. From original arrangements to modernized revisions. The show is a tribute to Tim and his music. With the velvety voice of Bruno Maia , a singer with style and feature of charm music, from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, an encore will surely be in demand. “The show is completely fascinating and totally danceable!”


Tulipa Ruiz (Lapa)
Tulipa Ruiz is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and illustrator. An artist in every aspect, Tulipa was discovered after loading some of her original musical pieces to Myspace, which led her to a successful career in music. Tonight she performs at the iconic Circo Voador.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40- R$80


Leviana (Lapa)
The downtown samba dominated street changes its tune tonight with Leviana at the infamous Leviano Bar, with an eclectic mix of DJs, featuring Nana Torres, Rafa Conhalato, Marcello V.O.R. from D-Edge, and Brazilian DJ and producer Renato Cohen.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$50

Noon (Gávea)
Noon returns for yet another edition of the popular daytime party. This time featuring live Brazilian band, Funky Fat as well as local Niteroi duo Bruce Leroys and carioca Ricardo Estrella. An always packed house with a vibe definitive of the Rio lifestyle.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$50- R$80

Vidihaus (Vidigal)
The Vidigal mountain is becoming somewhat a thing of legend here in Rio with breathtaking views and incredible parties. The newest edition tonight is Vidihaus, featuring carioca legend Mauricio Lopes, Sean Diss and RUN VDG resident Mike Frugaletti.
Mirante de Avrao – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

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


Banda Sindico (Arpoador)
More than a tribute or homage, this is a gathering of locals friends who love and admire the immortal Tim Maia. Come check out this stellar tribute band as they play top hits from Brazil’s very own original funkmaster, Tim Maia.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 (students and lista amiga), R$50 otherwise

Festa Mofo Lapa (Lapa)
Mofo’s sits in the heart of the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Every night they give you a real taste of the Carioca life with live bands and DJs playing the best of samba, pop and rock. All your favorite Brazilian classics all night long.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá , 94 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$25


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze, cachaça, and different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas for those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Pub Escondido (Copacabana)
If beer and burgers are your thing, then you really must not miss Pub Escondido. With a funky modern decor and impeccably strong beer menu, there are only good times to be had. Delicious burgers and many other menu items also available.
Pub Escondido– 9PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 98 Loja A, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 2522-9800
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 Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a familiar environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts all kinds of people and offers live music, 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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