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cityandcolourSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Dallas Green will bring his solo project, City and Colour, to perform live at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa.

This will mark the first live City and Colour performance in the city. During the show tonight, Green will be accompanied by a full band consisting of bassist Jack Lawrence, drummer Doug MacGregor, and guitarists Dante Schwebel and Matt Kelly.

Green created City and Colour while still a member of the popular Canadian band, Alexisonfire and to date has released four City and Colour albums. His most recent release was for the single “Nowhere Texas” in December of last year. The song hopes to draw attention to help fight violence against women.

Additionally during the night, DJ Sal Oliveira and Beto Artista will spin before and after the show.


“William Eggleston, The color of American” Exhibition Opening (Gávea)
The exhibition, “William Eggleston, The color of Americana”, will open today at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Gávea. The exhibition features 172 works taken by American photographer William Eggleston in the 60s and 70s. Eggleston is considered to be a master of color photography and is scheduled to be present during the opening ceremony. Following the opening the exhibition will run through June 28th.
Instituto Moreira Salles – 5PM
Rua Marquês de São Vicente 476, Gávea – Tel: (21) 3284-7400
Entrance: FREE


Mahmundi @ Festival Polos (Ipanema)
Tonight Mahmundi will perfom live at Oi Futuro Ipanema as part of the Festival Polos. Born Marcela Vale and raised in Rio, Mahmundi released her first EP, Efeito das Cores (Effects of Color), in 2012. Following the success of singles “Calor Do Amor,” and “Vem,” Mahmundi released the Setembro (September) EP in 2013.
Oi Futuro Ipanema – Gates Open at 10PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3131- 9333
Entrance: FREE with password (distributed 30 minutes before the event).

Nação Zumbi (Lapa)
Brazilian rock band, Nação Zumbi returns for their second show at Circo Voador in Lapa this weekend. Additionally during the night, DJs Zegon and Nuts will spin.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100

City and Colour (Gamboa)
Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Dallas Green will bring his solo project, City and Colour, to perform live at Sacadura 154 in Gamboa tonight. Additionally during the night, DJ Sal Oliveira and Beto Artista will spin before and after the show.
Sacadura 154 – Gates will open at 10PM .
Sacadura 154, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100-R$200

Raven and Statik Majik (Lagoa)
Tonight English heavy metal band Raven will perform live at Teatro Odisséia in Lapa. British doom metal band Statik Majik will open.
Teatro Odisséia – 5PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$70-R$90


Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of baile neo funk Carioca and pop as the Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Julie, Doug Def, Matheus G and Jeff Oliveira will spin during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

It’s time for the best of hip-hop, rap, trap, bass, and favela trap tonight as the CAVE club in Arpoador presents the BLVCK NVTION party. DJs Bertoletti, D-Ryder, Rodrigo S., and Dorly will spin during the night.
CAVE – 11:30PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$60

Baile Black Bom (Gamboa)
It’s the second Saturday of the month and that means it’s time again for the Baile Black Bom (Good Black Party). Hosted on the famous Rio site of Pedra do Sal, the free event is a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture and tonight, band Consciência Tranquila and DJ Leandro Marcelino Flash return to reinterpret classic funk from the 70s, R & B, and hip-hop until midnight.
Pedra do Sal – 5PM
Rua Argemiro Bulcão 38, Gamboa – (21) 9528-5060
Entrance: Free

Paranoid Androd (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party will celebrate St. Patrick’s Days tonight at Casa da Matriz with green beer and two floors of DJs spinning throughout the night. DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, and Lou Palma will take to the decks to spin the best of pop and rock during the event.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$30

The Party 3.0 (Santa Teresa)
Tonight the upscale event-hosting venue, Mansão (The Mansion) in Santa Teresa, will host The Party 3.0 event. During the night, Jaula das Gostosudas, MC Romântico, and Peso por Peso will perform live and DJs Bruno Oliveira, B. Flapo, Vino, Felipe Rosa, and Rafael Pitbull will spin hip-hop, trap, and electro. Welcome shots of Santa Dose will be given to the first 50 people to arrive and during the night there will be an open bar with beer, vodka, jellyshots, energy drinks, sodas and water.
The Mansion – 11PM
Rua Dr Julio Otoni 444, Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 97111-6590
Entrance: R$50 – R$60

Be Happy! (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea presents the Be Happy! party. This edition will pay tribute to Tim Maia with Victo Sávios and Rodrigo Rebechi performing live.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: See venue for details.

Raul Mendes (Lagoa)
Tonight DJ Raul Mendes returns to the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa to spin the best of house of EDM.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Requebra, Glee edition (Centro)
Espaço Acústica will host the Requebra party, Glee edition tonight with DJs Lupin and Cortez spinning the best of the hits from the TV show Glee on the “Gleek” stage. Additionally during the night, DJs Vino, Edu Matias and Viny Moreira spin the best of pop and funk on the Requebra terrace.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$35

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Claudinho Guimarães and Marina Iris (Lapa)
Singer Marina Iris will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following 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

Trio Pé de Serra, Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite and Júlia Vargas (Centro)
Tonight singer Júlia Vargas returns to Rio Scenarium to start things off at 8PM with the best of MPB. Then at 11PM, Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite will perform the best of Brazilian music, including their reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho and Tom Jobim, among others. Finally, beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Pé de Serra, will perform the best of samba and forró until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time once again for Leviano Rock Night at the Leviano Bar in Lapa. Tonight, bands Midnight Hour and Licor do Canavial will perfom on the first floor beginning at 9:30PM and Rodrigo Santos will play on the second floor beginning at 1AM. In between the great rock sets, DJs Márlio and Chicote will spin the best of pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$40


Smiths Cover and AC/DCcover @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Lapa Irish Pub is hosting two bands performing live each night. Tonight Smiths Cover and AC/DCcover will perform. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, 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

Tem Rock – Legends @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will celebrate the Beatles and Nirvana as the bar presents Tem Rock, Legends edition. Bands Hent and Beatlejuice will perform live.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10:30PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. On March 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, the bar is celebrating St. Patrick Day with green beer and promotions on food, drinks and Chopp Guinness.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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 Sunday, 7PM to 11:30 PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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

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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