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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Casa da Matriz gears up to rock the night away with Rockaway, the hit party that plays the best of rock and metal from the Sixties and Seventies up to today.

Rock has a place in the hearts of many, but tonight is also a great opportunity to revel in metal. Located at Casa da Matriz, one of Rio’s oldest and most fun venues, Rockaway will feature two floors of headbanging good times. DJs Polly, Grazzia, and Ivy are set to play decades of hits from psychedelic, punk, new wave, synth, grunge, metal and pop-rock. Upstairs DJs Arlei and Toni Bigode command the floor with Eighties hits and classics.


Arraiá do Circo com Geraldo Azevedo (Lapa)
It’s June, so that means it’s Festa Junina time again. Tonight Circo Voador welcomes Arraiá do Circ with Geraldo Azevedo, who will add all the necessary typical Junina music to the night. Expect your favorite hits of forró.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80

Criolo e Emcida (Lapa)
Two of Brazil’s top breakout artists join each other on stage at Fundição Progresso for an unforgettable night. Criolo has been awarded Best Breakthrough Artist, Best Album and Best Music 2011, while Emcidia won the Best Video by MTV and the Artist of the Year. Need I say more?
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: R$80


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

Rockaway (Botafogo)
Rockaway is back at Casa da Matriz, and the night plans on rocking with a flurry of your favorite rock classics, featuring Aerosmith, A-Ha, Alice in Chains, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Bauhaus, the Beatles, Billy Idol, Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Bloc Party, Blondie,Cut Copy, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, Devo, Duran Duran and much more.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Dynamic Jazz Quartet (Centro)
The group Dynamic Jazz Quartet consists of passionate musicians, whose experience and musical knowledge have propelled them into the limelight of the jazz bebop scene.
Santo Scenarium – 9:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$12

Banda Signus + V-Trix (Lapa)
Banda Signus + V-Trix provide some of the best Brazilian music to dance to 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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