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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Already established as the best club of the south zone of Rio, Cave Club has decided to create an evening that encompasses the concept of amazing music, public and party! Thus, Cave Sessions was born for music lovers and party people. For the premiere edition, they have spared no effort as they welcome a heavy duty roster of DJs for the night.

First up is Art in Motion, considered one of the biggest names in Brazilian electronic music, having played all over Brazil and the world. Next up is the Carioca MVP himself – Leo Janeiro, definitely one of the busiest DJs in Brazil, with residencies in Rio, Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina and much more. Holosound joins the team, founder and brains behind Latin America Boiler Room, the online streaming party sensation. Plus Eelke Kleijn, a Dutch DJ, based in Rotterdam, who moves from movie soundtracks and advertising, live shows, musical productions, while playing some of the best dance floors in the world. Finally we can’t forget our good friend and Rio representative DJ Pedro Piu, who is known for his eclectic sound and busy DJ schedule.


Bloco: Bloco da Pracinha (Jardim Botanico)
Considered one of the more famous blocos of Rio de Janeiro, Bloco da Pracinha is celebrated in the streets of Jardim Botanico.
Bloco da Pracinha – 10AM – 2PM
Route: Pra Pio XI (No Procession)
Entrance: Free

Bloco da Mamadeira (Botafogo)
Bloco da Mamadeira takes place in the beautiful bairro of Botafogo, thought by many to be the new face of the south zone. Enjoy the sounds of Carnival as the bloco circles Praça Parque General Leandro.
Bloco da Mamadeira – 3PM – 7PM
Route: Circular procession through the interior of Praça Parque General Leandro
Entrance: Free


Pré Carnival do Lenine (Lapa)
Brazilian superstar Lenine kicks off his own Carnival celebration with a special show at one of Rio’s most iconic live music venues. The show will include a reunion with his former songwriter and prior band members.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50- R$100


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Since last weeks show was cancelled due to the risk of rain, the crew is back with yet another edition of the widely popular RUN VDG, the first house party in Vidigal. Tonight the crew has all residents on deck as Mike Frugaletti, Chris Rocha and Jody King welcome guest DJ Gustavo Tata.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without

Cave Sessions #1 (Copacabana)
Cave Club goes off today with a serious lineup of DJs to help kick off the Rio Music Conference. DJs for the night include Eelke Kleijn, Leo Janeiro, Holosound, Art In Motion, Pedro Piu and Eclectic.
Cave – 10PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20- Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2522-5663
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 without

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


Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Samba Mofos (Lapa)
Mofo’s is a great live venue located in the heart of the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Come get your dose of Brazilian samba, live mpb or choro.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$12 with Lista Amiga, R$15 without


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão 69, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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 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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