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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time once again for the very best of dancehall, rap, afro, bass and more as the Dancehall Business party returns to La Paz in Centro for its fourth edition.

Three stages of DJs and performers will play during the night. MPC of Digitaldubs and Ambassdor of The Groov will spin on the Dancehall stage while DJs Edu Rio and Gabriel Marinho will spin on the second stage and Aori Sauthon will perform live. Additionally, on the terrace, GWAN and Cora Marinho Ateliê will perform and Street burguerZ will provide food


O Cluster (São Conrado)
Today and tomorrow the O Cluster fashion, food and arts fair will hold a special mini-edition in a house in the forest in Parque Nacional da Tijuca, São Conrado. Twenty-six brands will participate in this edition of the event. Twenty of the brands will offer the best of fashion and design, including Anouk Bags, Benta decorations, Flow accessories, and Insecta Shoes. The remaining brands will focus on gastronomy and include Amélia Gastrô, Baguel Store, Doce Predileto, L’eclair, and Namasté. Additionally during the fair, artists Chloé Le Prunennec, Sebá Tapajós, Marcelo Eco, and Marcel Serrano will present their works and DJs Ícaro dos Santos, Andrei Yurievitch, Nado Leal and guests Penoni and Bruno Eppinghaus will spin during the event.
O Cluster – 1PM-11PM
Estrada das Canoas 1580 – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: FREE


Alessandra Leão (Ipanema)
Tonight singer-songwriter and percussionist Alessandra Leão will perform the second of two back-to-back live shows at Oi Futuro Ipanema. The shows are taking place after the recent release of Leão’s 2nd EP entitled, Aço. The EP is the second is Leão’s Pedra de Sal trilogy and the third EP is scheduled for release later this year. During the shows tonight and tomorrow, Guitarists Caçapa and Rafa Barreto, bassist Fábio Sá, percussionist Abuhl Jr and drummer and percussionist Gulherme Kastrup will accompany Leão.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 54/Second floor– Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3201 – 3010
Entrance: R$10 – R$20

Forróçacana (Lapa)
It’s time for the very best of contemporary forró as the group Forróçacana peforms live at Circo Voador in Lapa. Additionally during the night, DJ Darvyn Orlan will spin during show intervals.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Festival Habitat (Botafogo)
Tonight Audio Rebel in Botafogo will host the Festival Habitat with Reduto, Memora, Rotativos and Treze Provisório performing live.
Audio Rebel -8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: See venue for details


Cosmic Love (Arpoador)
The CAVE club in Arpoador will host the Cosmic Love party with DJs Lodeek, Bernardo Campos, Nina Soul, Maz, and Πollanda spinning through out the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Pop Up Club (Lagoa)
The Pop Up Club is an exclusive project that will last for only six weeks this winter and will feature Friday and Saturday night parties in Lagoa. Tonight DJs Raphael Fernandes, Pinochet, Camilla Brunetta, Gabriela Santana, and Dorly will spin. Additionally, there will be a roda da samba with Samba Moscada.
Pop Up Club – 9PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros, 997, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 2292-9606
Entrance: R$50 – R$70

La Cumbia with B.L.E.S.S. (Vidigal)
For more dancehall, reggae, cumbia, and dub tonight head to Alto Vidigal as the two-story venue will host the La Cumbia and B.L.E.S.S. parties. Very special guest Macky Banton from the UK will serve as emcee during the parties.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$15- R$40

Sette Sábado (Leblon)
The weekly Sette Sábado party returns to Sette Leblon tonight and there will be an open bar with all you can drink caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, and water from 11PM to 4AM. Additionally during the night, DJ Luiggi Lervolino will spin the best of world music on the first floor while DJ Jimmy will spin the best of international and Brazilian music on the second floor.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85

La Femme Miroir (Lagoa)
Celebrating women in house music and in the club scene, the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the La Femme Miroir party tonight with DJs Andressa Fleming and Carol Ramiro spinning the very best of house into the early morning hours.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525, Whatsapp: +55 21 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

Dancehall Business (Centro)
Tonight La Paz in Centro will host the fourth edition of the Dancehall Business party with three stages of performers and DJs delivering the best of dancehall, rap, bass and more throughout the night.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$15- R$30

Britânia (Botafogo)
Tonight the Britânia party will celebrate the launch of the newest Florence + The Machine album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Posters will be distributed, CDs given away and shots of whiskey and wreaths of flowers will be distributed from the stage throughout the night. Additionally the bar will offer the special of three Ballantine’s Finest for the price of two. DJs Rodrigues, Arli Hey Hey, Djogo, Thadeu Wilmer, and guests will spin during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper (Saúde)
The Babylon Rio and Wallpaper parties return to the The Week in Saúde tonight with DJs Flávio Lima and Edu Quintas, and guests DJs Ana Flor and Gustavo Junior spinning on the Babylon stage and DJ Felipe Mar and guests spinning on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Hit Me (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of pop, hip hop, rock, and house as the Hit Me party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Polly, Ivy, and Ingrid Grundig will spin the best of hits, pop, hip hop, EDM and funk in the subsolo (basement), while Dig and Beto Costa will spin the best of World Hits and the best of Brazilian music at the Fosfobar. Eramus will also perform live. Additionally during the night there will be games of battleshots (like Battleship but with shots of Santa Dose) and promotions will include two-for-one specials on Jägermeister.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25- R$50

Storm (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Storm party tonight DJs Cris Fernandes, Caus, and Igor Kelner spinning throughout the night. Additionally Chaloub will spin a special back-to-back set with La Fleur.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$40

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Maria Filó, Samba da Arruda and Roberta de Recife (Centro)
Tonight Roberta de Recife, accompanied by Tropical Trio, with start things off at Rio Scenarium with the best of forró and samba. The group Samba da Arruda will follow at 11PM with more live samba and beginning at 2:30AM, Maria Filó will perform the best of forró until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It`s time again for Leviano Rock night at Leviano Bar in Lapa. Band Licor do Canavial will kick things off at 9:30PM on the first floor with the band NV Rock follwoing at 12AM. The band Johnnys will perform on the second floor beginning at 1AM. Additionally during the night, DJs Márilo and Chicote will spin during show intervals.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Ana Costa and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM with singer Ana Costa following at 11:30PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album, Hoje é o Melhor Lugar.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of Metallica as tribute band Anesthesia returns to perform live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Tonight it`s time for the best of live blues music at the new OMG Lounge in Leblon. Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
OMG Lounge – 8:30PM and 11:30PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Saturday Blues Night @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the Saturday Night Blues event with Enio Vieira and Laranjeletrica performing live.
Saloon 79 – House opens at 9PM and the show will begin at 11PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

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

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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