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tattooSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Today, Tattoo Week Rio continues with the second day of its third edition at Centro de Convenção Sul América (South America Convention Center) in Centro.

The three-day event features more than 800 tattoo artists working in 200 stalls. There will also be graffiti painting, a freestyle skateboard championship, a cosplay performance, daily contests and a live music performance every night at 11PM.

Tonight Brazilian rocker Pitty will perform. Born Priscilla Novaes Leone, Pitty is a well-known Brazilian rock singer, who was nominated for an MTV EMA (European Music Award) for Best Brazilian Artist of 2014 in November of last year.

Before Pitty takes the stage tonight, the band Autoramas will open the show.


Tattoo Week Rio (Centro)
The third edition of Tattoo Week Rio continues at Centro de Convenção Sul América (South America Convention Center) in Centro today, the second day of the three-day event. Events will include contests and a live performance by Brazilian rocker Pitty at 11PM.
Centro de Convenção Sul América – 10AM-11PM. Show begins at 11PM.
Av. Paulo de Frontin n° 1, Cidade Nova – Tel: (21) 3293-6700
Entrance:R$20–R$40, Shows R$40-R$70

Carnival 2015 Samba School Technical Rehearsals (Santo Cristo)
Tonight two more samba schools head to Sambódromo to hold their technical rehearsals in preparation for their 2015 Carnival parades. Império da Tijuca will hold their practice first at 8PM and Acadêmicos do Cubango will follow at 9:30 PM. Technical rehearsals are free and open to the public. While they do not include full costume and completed floats, they are still a great opportunity to preview each schools parade and to hear their samba-enredo (samba theme song) chosen for this year.
Sambódromo – 8PM and 9:30 PM
Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Santo Cristo
Entrance: Free


Triple Crown vs. Gop Tun (Arpoador)
The popular CAVE club in Arpoador hosts The Crown Sessions, Triple Crown vs. Gop Tun edition tonight. Triple Crown is a DJ collective featuring Mary Zander, Jonas and Nepal and Gop Tun is São Paulo DJs Gui Scott and Nasci.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: $R30-R$70

PHUNK! (Centro)
Tonight the La Paz Club in Centro will host the PHUNK! party with special guests BNegão Bota Som and Bernardo Oliveira. DJs Artur Miró, Coisa Fina and Saens Peña (AKA filmmaker Emilio Domingos) will spin and VJ Simpla will provide video projections during the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Festa Solta (Botafogo)
Tonight it’s time for a special summer edition of the Festa Solta party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. Delivering the best of pop, samba, funk, and samba DJs Patrick Gomez, Tomás Tróia and Julie will spin on the first floor while DJs Pinho, Fernando Henri, and Krew Solta spin on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Dance Floor (Glória)
Tonight the Dance Floor party returns to La Passion Club in Glória with DJs Brinquinho and Rodrigo Mattos spinning various beats. The bar will be open until 4AM with beer, vodka, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water and soda. Additionally, Budweiser, Stelaa, 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

7 Day Weekend (Copacabana)
The popular 7 Day Weekend party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox with DJs spinning throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Samba De Santa Clara (Gávea)
It’s time for samba tonight as 00 in Gávea presents the Samba De Santa Clara party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$60

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Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30 PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Batuque na Cozinha (Centro)
Tonight the group Batuque na Cozinha will perform live at Rio Scenarium in Centro.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Pedra Letíca (Lapa)
At Leviano in Lapa, the group Pedra Letíca will perform live tonight.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda returns to perform live tonight 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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