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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG returns for another special edition at the top of the Vidigal mountain. Tonight will feature three exceptional DJs playing a serious blend of house, tech house and disco funk.

If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are definitely missing out. Outdoors and situated at the very top of the hill, you can see all of Rio while dancing to some of the best house and tech music in town. Run VDG resident Mike Frugaletti welcomes D-Edge DJ and producer Lennox Hortale. Lennox has produced various tracks for many prominent labels, including a remix of Giorgio Moroder along with Marcio Vermelho. Lennox is known for his varied sets, which range from house, to inde disco, funky house and tech. Also on deck for the night is Caio Busetti, who hosts his popular party Colours in his hometown of Farroupilha, in Rio Grande do Sul.


Chá da Alice – Edição Charraiá (Lapa)
Chá da Alice returns to Circo Voador once again for another edition of their over the top party, which features an incredible decor and array of music that will surprise you to no extent.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70

Paralamas, Biquini e Plebe Rude (Lapa)
Paralamas, Biquini e Plebe Rude is going off tonight at Fundição Progresso, paying tribute to all things rock as they commemorate the official Day of Rock. Come headbang and sing your favorite hits.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance:R$60 for whole


Run VDG (Vidigal)
Electronic music will be presented in rare form tonight as three top notch DJs throw down on at the very top of Vidigal at Casa Alto Vidigal. Resident DJ and San Francisco born Mike Frugaletti invites carioca DJs and producer Lennox Horatle and Caio Busetti from Rio Grande do Sul to the top of the hill for one of the best venues Rio has to offer, overseeing all of Rio while banging the beats till the wee morning hour. The house has recently undergone a series of renovations, so expect an all new house with even more to offer.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guestlist, R$30 without, R$40 without list after 1AM

Stereosound (Gávea)
Stereosound carries the torch on from their predecessors with house and disco music at the popular Gavea venue. Come enjoy a touch of class at this gorgeous indoor/ outdoor venue, featuring a stellar menu of drinks and food plus DJs and a killer sound system..
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

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 – 11:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Banda Signus + Estradah (Lapa)
Banda Signus + Estradah provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance too on Saturday nights at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


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: Call for nightly prices

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: Not available at time of press

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 Saturday 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 nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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