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Battles!Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – At Fosfobox in Copacabana it’s time again for the Battles! party. Tonight it’s a special edition with Putzbrilha DJ sets.

As always there will be games; “Battle Beer” and “Battle Shots” (similar to the game Battleship, but with beer).

In the venue’s subsolo (basment) there will be Team Battles!, where six DJs with iPods battle it out to pick the sets, while above at the Fosfobar, DJs Tomás Tróia and Larissa Busch will present special Putzbrilha (a popular Rio party) DJ sets.


Battles! VS Putzbrilha DJ set (Copacabana)
Beer Battles will rage on throughout the night as DJs Tomás Tróia and Larissa Busch spin special Putzbrilha DJ sets at the Fosfobar and iPod wielding DJs will battle in the basement to pick the set lists to keep the party going into the morning.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$ 20-R$40

Festaralho (Lapa)
Tonight the Festaralho party will take place at both Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia and at Centro’s Espaço Acústica. DJs Roberto Cruz, Felipe Malfoy, Ingrid Grundig, Gabriel Barcalla, Polly, Beta Figueiredo, and Grazzia will spin pop and funk at Espaço Acústica, while DJs Fernando Prado, Thiago Halleck, Roberto Cruz, Larissa Conforto, Renato Jukebox, Ian Gar6, Ariel Hey Hey, Mario Mamede and Wilson Power spin the best of rock at Teatro Odisséia. Personalized Festaralho cups will be give to all who enter the event and shots of tequila, margarita, Absinthe,and Absolut Big Apple will be distributed throughout the night. There will also be a special Party Bus, “the BUSARALHO”, that will transport party-goers to the second venue, for those up for attending both parties.
Teatro Odisséia and Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20-R$90

Noon and Octopulse (Gávea)
Things start early today at Gávea’s 00 (Zero Zero) as the chic indoor/outdoor venue hosts the Noon party beginning at 4PM. DJs Mary Zander, Vanilla Ace and Nana Torres will spin as VJ Hadron provides visuals. Then the Octopulse party will follow at 10PM.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM and 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Arraia Dance Floor (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host the Arraia Dance Floor party featuring an open bar until midnight. DJs Saddan and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house, hip hop, funk, and sertanejo. The open bar will feature Sex on the Beach, caipirinha, red bull and sparkling wine. Additionally, throughout the night Budweiser, Stella, Sex on the Beach, Vodka Belvedere, and tequila will be dose dupla (two for one).
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$15-R$40

W.A.O. and John Family (Lagoa)
W.A.O. will spin the best of EDM and house tonight at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight. John Family will also take to the decks.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Ana Costa and Nina Rosa (Lapa)
Singer Ana Costa reinvigorates the sounds of old samba with the songs on her 3rd album entitled, “Today is the best place” and will play those works live tonight in Lapa at 11:30PM. But first, singer Nina Rosa will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Mal De Raiz, Toque de Arte and Forró de Ponta(Centro)
Mal de Raiz start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium beginning at 8PM and group Toque de Arte will follow at 11PM. Then at 2:30AM delivering some of the best Forró Pé de Serra that can be heard anywhere in Rio, the group Forró de Ponta returns to perform for the Forró na Madrugada segment of the night.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, the Let’s Pop party at the Leviano bar will include the bands, Licor do Canavial and Johnny’s Band, playing the best of pop, rock and international hits on the first floor while on the second floor the band Sagrada Família will perform songs from Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and the Police, among others, to help the crowd keep dancing well into the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Aesthesa -Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Exit light and enter night as the band Aesthesa pays tribute to band Metallica, playing their songs live tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub. Located beside Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor with its welcoming and familiar feel makes it a great place to drink them in while enjoying some quality live music.
Lapa Irish Pub – 19PM
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

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 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

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