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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Alto Vidigal returns with a brand new party filled with funk and remnants of your favorite 70s and 80s soul hits. Festa Rewind will make its premiere as a stellar lineup of funkmasters, break beaters, hip hoppers and rhythm masters take stage for a night of unforgettable funk.

Leading the brigade will be DJ and producer Wash, who hails from Brasília. Wash has been in the DJ spotlight for years, playing all over Brazil and Canada with his project Funk the System. Also lined up is DJ Dani Souto, who will be appearing as his alter ego Dyonisus Jr., rocking you favorite funk and rap hits from the early 80s. Resident Mike Frugaletti will be throwing down his blend of funky breaks and soulful cuts. Also expect to be amazed by Sandro Lustosa, lead percussionist for B-Negao and Manu Chau.


Festa Ploc 80s (Lapa)
Festa Ploc 80s returns to Circo Voador to pay tribute to all things 80s. With a monster lineup and funky 80s decor, the last edition brought out close to 3,000 people. Tonight should be no different. Lineup includes Yahoo, John Bunch, Poets of Rock and Katia.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80


Festa Rewind (Vidigal)
Lace up your shell tops, squeeze into your best bell bottoms and frizz up the afro as you take a step back in time at Festa Rewind. Funkmasters DJ Wash, Dani Souto and Mike Frugaletti come together with B-Negao and Manu Chau percussionist Sandro Lustosa to throw down some serious funk, soul and breaks while looking over the best view Rio has 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

Bittersweet (Lapa)
Karaokê in Lapa never sounded so good as it does at Catrin, the local Mexican restaurant/ club. Tonight is a special rock and pop edition, serving up all your classic rock ‘n roll and pop favorites.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa, 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$10

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Conexão Rio (Guaratiba)
After thirteen years of work, the program Conexão was created to strengthen a solid network of artists, projects, and initiatives in several Brazilian cultural sectors with a circulation of shows, festivals, and a production of CDs and DVDs. Tonight the band Paraphernalia will perform.
Arena Carioca Abelardo Barbosa – 11PM
Rua Soldado Eliseu Hipólito, s/n, Guaratiba – Tel: (31) 3284-0709
Entrance: Free

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix 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 – Tel: (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

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

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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