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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 funnest 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.


Festa Ploc 80’s (Lapa)
After the huge success of Festa Ploc’s nine year anniversary party back in April, the group has decided to return to Circo Voador for yet another unforgettable show. Tonight will feature Diva Rosana, Poets of Rock, John Penca, Silvinho Blau Blau, Band Ploc 80’s, Lost in the Jungle and more.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80

Festival Brazil (Lapa)
Tonight Festival Brazil will bring together three very popular and respected artists to the stage in Lapa. The night will showcase Ana Cañas, Maria Gadú and Arnaldo Antunes. Mpb has never sounded so good!
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$100


The Groove- Indie (Centro)
After the success of the last edition of The Groove, featuring an African-based theme, Groove members decided to continue the vibe tonight at Casa do Oriente in Centro, featuring Indee Styla from Barcelona, dropping their unique sound of hip hop, nu-soul, reggae and dancehall.
Casa do Oriente – 11PM
Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, n°8 – Centro – Tel:(21)2233-2531
Entrance: R$30 pre-sale, R$40 at the door until 1AM, R$50 after 1AM

Rockaway (Botafogo)
Rockaway is back at Casa da Matriz, and the night plans on rocking the night away 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


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

Grupo Arruda (Lapa)
Grupo Arruda provide some of the best Brazilian samba at Lapa 40º in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. They have just completed six years of success.
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 summery 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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