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Dj Schasko_2Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of funk, both classic and modern Rio style, tonight at CAVE in Arpoador as the venue hosts both the Brazilian Wax and the Funk The Chic parties.

Direct from Curitiba, special guest DJ Schasko will spin for first time in Cave. He will bring a special set with nufunk, disco, soul, broken beats, hip-hop, bootlegs and the best of old school.

Additionally, during the night DJs Pedro Piu, Dani Souto and Joca Vidal will spin.


Jorge Ben Jor (Botafogo)
Brazilian MPB singer Jorge Ben Jor returns to Circo Voador tonight to perform the second of his back-to-back shows this weekend. Again he will be accompanied by the Zé Pretinho band and DJ Marcelo Callado will spin before and after the show.
Circo Voador – Gates Open at 10PM
R. dos Arcos S/N, Lapa – Tel:(21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50-R$100


Blocos (Various Locations)
The free street parties known as blocos are still going strong, even though Carnival is over. More than a dozen are scheduled to take place across the city today. One of the most notable is the bloco Mulheres de Chico which will take place in Leme. They will assemble at 5PM near Praia do Leme and parade unitl 8PM. Earlier in the day, Bloco Quizomba will parade in Lapa. They will assemble at R. Riachuelo 7 at 11AM and parade until 3PM. In Ipanema, bloco Bafafá will assemble at Praia de Ipanema (near Posto 9) at 5PM and then parade until 9PM.
It is important to note that meet-up points and locations of the bloco parades are subject to change.
Various locations
Entrance: FREE, unless otherwise noted


High as Sh!t (Copacabana)
The popular High as Sh!t party is back at Fosfobox tonight for its first edition of the year. During the party, DJs Tago Oli, Dorly, Julie, Doug Def, Fernando Henri, and Matheus Custódio will spin the best of rap and trap.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 -R$50

Brazilian Wax and Funk The Chic (Arpoador)
Tonight the popular club CAVE in Arpoador will host the Brazilian Wax and the Funk The Chic parties. Special guest DJ Schasko will spin nufunk, disco, soul, broken beats, hip-hop, bootlegs and the best of old school. Additionally during the night, DJs Pedro Piu, Dani Souto and Joca Vidal will throw down the best of classic and new funk.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Keep on Rockin’ (Botafogo)
Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host the Keep on Rockin’ party. On the first floor, DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Vitor Dill, and Igor Boechat will spin rock, indie pop and alternative with VJ C. Lobo providing visuals. Meanwhile on the second floor, DJs Matheus Marins and Polly will spin “no indie”. The first 100 attendees to the party will be greeted with a free shot and shots will be distributed during the night inside. Promotions will also include two for one caipirinhas and Mojitos until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

John Failly (Lagoa)
DJ John Failly returns to the posh Lagoa club Miroir tonight to spin the best of house and EDM.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Neverland – Smurnoff (Lagoa)
Tonight Teatro Odisseia will host the Neverland party, Smurnoff edition. That’s right “Smurnoff,” meaning it’s time to celebrate both the Smurfs and vodka. Welcome shots will be distributed to those arriving at the party and during the night there will also be jellyshots and 20 liters of Smurnoff (Smirnoff Vodka plus a secret ingredient). DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor, Ivvyz, Igor Boechat, and Gabriel Sotero will spin the best of pop, hip-hop, funk, electro, pop-punk, indie, soundtracks, Disney pop hits, and other nostalgic hits.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Funk That! (Gávea)
The 00 (Zero Zero) club in Gávea will host the Funk That! party tonight with DJs Pedro Lofaro, Jokerz, Feijão, and Ygor Kovansky spinning the best of classic funk, EDM, hip-hop and funk.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details.

MC Neblina (Lagoa)
Tonight Baile da KrioK presents MC Neblina live at the Praia Club in Lagoa. Additionally during the night, DJs Ayman, Felipe Rosa and De Luca will spin the best of trap, funk, and house respectively. Globo biscoitos, Matte, and shots will be distributed and there will be an open beer bar until 11PM.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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Ana Costa and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM 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 entitled, Today is the Best Place.
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 Marcos Novatto (Centro)
Tonight Marcos Novatto returns to start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the best of samba, MPB, forró and sambalanço. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow with a lively mixture of samba at 11PM. Then, beginning at 2:30AM, the group Calça Arriada will perform the best of forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Festa Barulhinho Bom (Lapa)
Tonight Festa Barulhinho Bom returns to Leviano bar in Lapa with live music and DJs.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Música Urbana @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of pop, rock, National and International music tonight at Lapa Irish Pub as the band Música Urbana performs live tonight. 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

Sábado e Roll @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
In honor of the famous underground bar CBGB, Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Sábado e Roll party tonight. DJs Mario Mamede, Leo77, and Eliza Schinner will spin and the band LUNIK9 the best of Blondie, Ramones, Television, Talking Heads and more. Promotions during the night will include two for one Hi-Fi and Cuba Libre.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20-R$25

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

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, drinks and entertainment. Every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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