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fb-mastheadSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Tiki Hostel in the Cantagalo favela will host the premiere edition of the Morro do Cantagalo Jazz Festival.

Performers during the event will include Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Celso Fonseca; Brazilian composer and pianist Marcos Ariel; and well-known British singer Jesuton. Additionally performing during the festival will be the Wilson Meireles Jazz Band, the band Macumbazz, and emerging Brazilian singer Natasha Llerena.

Maximum capacity is 250 for the event. To ensure entry, purchase tickets online here, before the event.


Cícero and O Terno (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador in Lapa will present Rang Out with Brazilian singer-songwriter Cícero and Brazilian band O Terno performing live, in addition to food trucks parked and offering varying cuisine at the venue and DJ Lencinho spinning during the night.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$80

Morro do Cantagalo Jazz Festival (Favela Cantagalo)
The first edition of the Morro do Cantagalo Jazz festival will take place in the Tiki Hostel, located in the favela Cantagalo tonight with Celso Fonseca, Marcos Ariel, Jesuton, Wilson Meireles Jazz Band, the band Macumbazz and Natasha Llerena performing live.
Tiki Hostel – 8PM
Estrada Cantagalo, Favela Cantagalo (via Rua Saint Roman), Copacabana.
Directions: From Rio de Janeiro Metrô – Take the Teixeira de Mello exit to the Favela Cantagalo elevator, which runs from 7AM to 11PM. Bus: Exit at the stop following Rua Sá Ferreira. There are both moto-taxis and vans that travel from that point to the Cantagalo UPP (Pacifying Police Unit)
Entrance: R$30


CAVE Sessions with Ellen Allien (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host another edition of CAVE Sessions with very special guest, German DJ, Ellen Allien. Additionally during the night, The Partners, Art in Motion and Maurício Lopes will spin.
CAVE – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance:R$30 – R$60

Village Jockey Club (Gávea)
Tonight the Village Jockey Club festival will present the Esbórnia party. The event is part of the second edition of the festival, which began on June 4th in the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea and will continue through the 21st with both international and national musicians and bands performing live, as well as parties, food, food trucks and more.
Jockey Club – 8PM tonight and the event will run today through the 21st.
Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro Tribuna C, Praça Santos Dumont, 31, Gávea – Tel: (21) 99614-1888
Entrance:R$25 for daytime programming and R$40 for nighttime programming.

Babylon Rio and Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight The Week in Saúde will host the Babylon and Wallpaper parties. During the night, DJs Ana Flor, Ana Paula, Edu Quintas and Gustavo Jr will spin on the Babylon stage and DJ Felipe Mar and guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

TeKiller (Lapa)
The popular TeKiller party is back at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa tonight with lots of tequila, margaritas, mojitos, tequila jello shots and of course, the party’s signature drink, TeKiller Bombs (a mixture of tequila, Jägermeister and Red Bull). Additionally there will be tequila battles, bodyshots, limboshots, sombreros, mustaches and the moshboat will return. DJs Roberto Cruz, Fernando Prado, Thiago Halleck, Renato Lima, Ingrid Grundig, Vitor Medina, and Rocky Malias will spin during the party.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 – R$35

Burn Candy (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will host the Burn Candy party tonight. DJs will spin the best of pop, trap and EDM on two stages and there will distributed sweets including cotton candy, caipirinha brigadeiros, lollipops, chocolates, marshmallows, gum and more. DJs Arlei Hey Hey, Felipe Malfoy, and Buba will spin pop, hits, and hip hop on the first floor while DJs Polly and Bout spin EDM, trap and remixes on the second floor. Promotions during the night will include two for one caipirinha, capivodka, and Hi-Fi until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11:05PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$35

Wake Up!, Bloquesta Junina (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for the best of pop, indie and hits, as the Wake Up party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana. Tonight will be a special Bloquesta Junina edition with DJs Artista, Fl3H Disco, Nigga Henri and Teteu Gonçalves spinning in the subsolo (basement) while DJs Sal and Grazzia spin above at the Fosfobar. Promtions will include two for one Jäger Daniel’s (Jägermeister with Jack Daniel’s and Red Bull) until 2AM.
Fosfobox – 11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Back To The 80’s (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Back To The 80’s party tonight with DJ Andre Werneck spinning throughout the event.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

Digitaldubs (Vidigal)
It’s time for the best of reggae, ska, rocksteady and dub tonight as Alto Vidigal will host Digitaldubs with guests Jeru Banto and Jota 3. Macky Banton will serve as emcee during the event.
Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$15- R$40

Hip House (Lagoa)
Tonight the Miroir club in Lagoa will once again present the Hip House party. During tonight’s edition DJ Lucíano Roffer and guests will spin the very best of hip hop and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: R$50 – R$60

Sette Sábado (Leblon)
Tonight Sette Leblon will host the weekly Sette Sábado party. 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 in the Champanheria (Champagne Room) downstairs and upstairs DJs Thiago Vieira and Jimmy will spin in the Dance Floor area.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85

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Xique, Xique, Toque de Arte, and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Nó na Madeira will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with more samba and to close out the night, the group Xique, Xique will perform the best of forró live from 2:30AM 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 the best of rock and live music as the Leviano Bar in Lapa hosts the Leviano Rock Night event tonight. Bands Midnight Hour and Johnny’s will perform the best of Brazilian pop and international rock on the first floor while Christiano Dortas will perform on the second floor beginning at 1AM. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin pop rock, hip hop, and electronic during the show intervals.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
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 once again for the best of Metallica as the tribute band Anesthesia returns to the Lapa Irish Pub to perform live tonight. 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

Apocalíptico @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo celebrates producer, DJ, and entrepreneur Tony Rocker with the Apocalíptico event. Acts, Caio Durazzo One Man Band and Bigtrep will perform live during the night and DJs Theddy-O, Kleber Tuma, Leo 77 and Wilson Power will spin before and after the shows.
Saloon 79 – Houses opens at 9PM and the shows will begin at 11PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Rockolâtras @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The band Rockolâtras will perform the best of rock and pop rcok live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$15

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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