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Saturday’s Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Pick – Tonight the popular Base party returns to Leopoldina for its third and final edition of the season.

D-Groov, Tolkien 32, Keskem, and the BASE Crew with Bernando Campos, Felipe Fella and Pedro Mezzonato will spin on the Electronic Stage. Nana Torres and Glen will also spin a back-to-back set and Ellie Ka will present a set with live vocals.

Nedu Lopes, Pathy Dejesus, Ccel, and Saraiva will spin on the Hip Hop Stage during the night and VJ Ian Victor will provide visuals.


Matanza (Lapa)
Rio de Janeiro hardcore punk/metal/country/ countrycore band Matanza will launch their new album, Pior Cenário Possível (Worst Possible Scenario) live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight. Going strong for more than a decade, the Matanza is well known for their aggressive style and epic live performances. Bands Norte Caretl and Zumbis do Espaço will open tonight.
Circo Voador – 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

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Carlos Capslock, MEMNTGN/QDUT showcase (Arpoador)
Tonight São Paulo`s Carlos Capslock arrives in Rio for the first time and he’s bringing a busload of followers with him for a special MEMNTGN/QDUT showcase tonight at CAVE club in Arpoador. In addition to Carlos Capslock, L_CIO, TESSUTO, and ZOPELAR will spin during the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30

Zoeira (Centro)
Known as the biggest and best hip-hop party in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1990s, the Zoeira party makes is triumphant return at La Paz in Centro tonight. DJ João Woo and guests Rabú Gonzales and Rebeca Dues will spin the best of rap, trap, and dubstep on the lower floor while DJs Pachú, King Mack, Stephan Peixoto, DJ Castro and Nicole Nandes spin above. Additionally there will be a pocket show with Aori, Nacho Garcia, Lil Mila and Marcão Baixada. For lovers of hip hop in Rio, this is an event not to be missed.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$30- R$40

7 Day Weekend(Copacabana)
The 7 Day Weekend party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox club tonight with resident DJs Sal and Schlaepfer spinning and welcoming guests, Andrei Y. of Manie Dansante and the resident DJs of the Crush party.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30- R$50

Aquarela.som (Gávea)
The Aquarela.som party returns to the chic indoor/outdoor 00 (Zero Zero) club in Gávea tonight with DJs Ailton Areas and Mariola spinning the best of disco, pop, rockand flashbacks.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Sertanejo na Lagoa wotj João Gabriel (Lagoa)
The posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the Sertanejo na Lagoa party tonight with very special guest João Gabriel. Additionally, DJs Kabul and Luciano will spin during shows intervals.
Miroir – 10:30 PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

BASE (Centro)
The BASE party is back at Estação Leopoldina tonight for its third and final edition of the season. DJs D-Groov, Tolkien 32, Keskem, the BASE Crew with Bernando Campos, Felipe Fella and Pedro Mezzonato, Nana Torres, Glen, Ellie Ka, Nedu Lopes, Pathy Dejesus, Ccel, and Saraiva will spin the best of electronic and hip hop during the night and VJ Ian Victor will provide visuals.
Estação Leopoldina – 11PM
Avenida Francisco Bicalho, Centro – Tel: (21) 2535-9848
Entrance: R$60 – R$80

Sette Sábado (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Sábado party returns to Sette Leblon tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, and water from 11PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night there will be a live show and Karaoke with Rick Lima in the Gastrolounge and DJ Jimmy will the best of international and national hits on the dancefloor.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85

Glow Party “Neon” with Open Bar (Cinelândia)
Tonight the Rio Music Boate in Cinelândia will present the Glow Party “Neon.” Neon accessories including bracelets and paint will be distributed throughout the night. Organizers suggest that attendees dress in white, but it is not mandatory. DJs will spin throughout the night and there will be an open bar
Rio Music Boate – 10PM
Av Rio Branco 277, Cinelândia
Entrance: See venue for details

Nations (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo presents the second edition of the Nations with the party celebrating the United States and Russia. There will be hamburgers and promotions on Budweiser. Russian Vodka will be distributed throughout the night, as well as Uncle Sam and Russian hats. DJs Barcala, Viny Moreira, and Zé Mario Portela will spin the best of pop on the first floor while DJs Ian Gar6 and Mario Mamede spin the best of rock on the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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Trio Rapacula, Toca na Surdina, and Lu Oliveira (Centro)
Singer Lu Oliveira will start the night at Rio Scenarium tonight at 8PM with the best of samba and Brazilian music including her reinterpretations of works by Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, Gilberto Gil and Cartola, among others. The group Toca na Surdina will follow at 11PM with the best of samba and pop. Then, beginning at 2:30AM, the Trio Rapacula will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
Tonight Leviano bar in Lapa will present a special edition of the Leviano Rock party with musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Baia performing live. Additionally during the night the Mar Cesar Trio will perform during happy hour and Midnight Hour and the trio Johnny’s will perform live. DJ Sandro Black will spin the best of pop rock, hip hop, and more during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema in Lapa. Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. 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


Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda performs live at Laipa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Los Cabras @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight the band Los Cabras will play the best of rock, live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras.
Bar do B – 10:50 PM – 4:50 AM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: See venue for details

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Tonight it`s time for the best of live blues music at the new OMG Lounge in Leblon. Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
OMG Lounge – 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Only Stones and Beatlejuice @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Get ready for the best the Beatles and Rolling Stones as the bands Only Stones and Beatlejuice perform live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. Promotions during the night will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 8:30 PM and the show will begin at 10:30 PM.
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 Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30 PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
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

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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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