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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – La Folie returns to the streets with a re-run of their recent party Incomum. Due to unforeseen reasons, their first attempt resulted in an untimely cancellation, but everything happens for a reason. The crew now returns stronger than before with a stellar location and even better lineup of music selectors.

Located in the remnants of the Rio de Janeiro train station, La Folie will be putting on a production of serious quality, including video mapping and stellar visuals, accompanied by an all star cast of DJs and live acts. Heavy hitters Marcello V.O.R., Thomas Krauze and DJ Magal will be joined by D-Edge residents Lennox and Dani Souto, as well as Oliver Mach, Flutance and Douglas Castro. La Folie has earned the reputation as one of the top party crews in Rio and Brazil, come see why!


Diana Ross (Barra da Tijuca)
Grammy award-winning diva of soul Diana Ross brings her tour to Brazil at HSBC Arena tonight. The legendary ex-Supremes singer gained much success on the iconic label Motown after her hit single “No Mountain High Enough” scored off the charts. With over 100 million records sold, Ross has also received the Lifetime Achievement award for her contribution to the musical scene.
HSBC Arena – 9PM
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno, 3401- Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3035 5200
Entrance: Tickets range from R$180- R$720


Incomum (Zona Norte)
La Folie returns in style with Incomum at Estacao Leopoldina. The lineup consists of heavy hitting DJs Magal, Marcello V.O.R., Thomas Krauze and much much more. Expect nothing but the best, as La Folie always comes correct with the best visuals and sounds in Rio.
Estaçao Leopoldina– 6PM
Rua Francisco Bicalho, Zona Norte
Entrance: R$40 with presales, R60 at the door

Miroir (Lagoa)
A beautiful blend of amazing venue and killer sound. This hot spot is located in Lagoa, with amazing nighttime views, expect a night of high class beats. Tonight will feature Christian Luke, Junior Campos and John Failly.
Miroir 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: Starts at R$30

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


Sarah (Lapa)
Singer and songwriter Sarah presents a night of samba at Rio Scenairum, 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

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


Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac ‘n’ cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks of 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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