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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight will showcase one of the most up and coming pop stars of Brazil’s recent history, Anitta. This bombshell has been rocking packed houses and stages across the country. Tonight she will perform at Vivo Rio in Flamengo, the main attraction for the event titled, Poderosas, which loosely translates to “powerful.”

From a young age, Anitta had a great affinity for music. At the age of sixteen, one of her cover videos was discovered online, and she was offered the chance of a lifetime. Today at the young age of only twenty, the singer has top hits such as, “I’ll Stay” and “Gentle and Abused,” which was made into a music video, directed by Blake Farber, who also worked with international star Beyonce. If you have not seen Anitta take the stage, then you are in for a treat tonight.


Poderosas com Anitta (Lapa)
Vivo Rio is going big this weekend with Poderosas, which translates to powerful. At the moment there is no one more powerful than Anitta, the pop sensation who is taking Brazil by storm.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Infante Dom Henrique, 85 – Parque Flamengo – Flamengo – Tel: (21) 4003-1212
Entrance: Tickets range from R$80- R$360


Despedida do Catrin (Lapa)
It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to the Lapa club/ Mexican restaurant Catrin, which will be closing their doors after this weekend. Come say farewell in true Catrin fashion with one last bash.
Catrin – 11PM
Rua Men de Sa 63, Lapa – Tel:(21)2222-0328
Entrance: R$15 with guestlist, R$25 without

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

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João Roberto Kelly (Lapa)
Composer and pianist João Roberto Kelly presents a night of mpb at Rio Scenarium, a unique and very popular venue in Rio for locals and tourists.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

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


The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlantica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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 London Pride and Heineken on tap.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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