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quizncurrySaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight its time for the best of Indian cuisine and trivia, as the British And Commonwealth Society Of Rio Janeiro (BCS) and Quiz Night Rio join forces to present “Quiz ‘n Curry” Night.

The event, held at Jubliee Hall in Botafogo, will feature teams of four to six players competing during rounds of trivia for great prizes.

Authentic curry will be provided by Rashmy’s Kitchen and there will be a cash bar open throughout out the night.

The quiz night will take place in support of the Saci Kitchen Garden project, an educational organic garden for the children of Il Sorriso in Rocinha.


“Quiz ‘n Curry” Night (Botafogo)
Featuring Quiz Master, Stephen Garland and authentic curry from Rashmy’s kitchen, a very special quiz event entitled “Quiz ‘n Curry” Night will take place at Jubliee Hall in Botafogo tonight. Presented by the British And Commonwealth Society Of Rio Janeiro (BCS), the event will take place in support of the Saci Kitchen Garden project, an educational organic garden for the children of Il Sorriso in Rocinha. There will be a cash bar open throughout out the night and free parking is available on the premises. All are welcome. RSVP at
Jubilee Hall – Doors open at 6PM and the quiz begins at 7PM.
Rua Real Grandeza 99, Botafogo
Entrance:R$50 per person, R$60 for non-members. Enrty fee includes quiz and curry.
Free parking on premises.


Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Barra da Tijuca)
This afternoon the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira will present a special concert entitled “Minha alma canta” (My Soul Sings). The performance will be in celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the city.
Cidade das Artes – 4PM
Avenida das Américas 5300, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3325-0102
Entrance: FREE

Back2Black Festival 2015 (Lapa)
Later this evening at the Fundação Cidade das Artes will host the second night of the 2015 Back2Black Festival. Live musical performances will include Alabê Ketujazz, Aline Frazão, Natasha Llerena, Toty Sa’Med, Mingas, Wazimbo, Moreira Chonguiça, Bailarinos de Marrabenta, and Ludmilla on the Palco Cidade and Lenine, Letieres Leite, Orkestra Rumpilezz, Angelique Kidjo, and Stromae on the Palco Rio. Additional events will include a debate, “Literatura numa África em Conflito,” with literature professor Alain Mabanckou and translator Abdourahman Waberi and “A Utopia Brasileira e os Movimentos Negros”, an interview with Bahian anthropologist Antonio Risério. There will also be a screening of the documentary “Marrabenta.”
Fundação Cidade das Artes – 6PM
Avenida das Américas 5300, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3325-0102
Entrance: R$150-R$200

Apollo @ Festival Polos (Ipanema)
Tonight Apollo will perform live at Oi Futuro Ipanema as part of the Festival Polos. Apollo is singer, music producer, and the curator of the Festival Polos. During his show tonight he will launch the new video for his song, “Crash.”
Oi Futuro Ipanema – 10:35PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema– Tel: (21) 3131- 9333
Entrance: FREE with password (distributed 30 minutes before the event).

Raimundos (Lapa)
Celebrating over twenty years in the industry, the hardcore rockgroup Raimundos, will perform live at Circo Voador tonight. Considered one of Brazil’s most iconic rock bands, they are well known for their songs that include, “Reggae do manero”, “Eu Quero Ver o Oco”, and “Mulher De Fases.”
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$100

Monobloco (Centro)
The popular carnival bloco, Monobloco will perform a live free show at MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio) today in celebration of the museum’s 2nd anniversary.
MAR (Museu de Arte do Rio) – 6PM
Praça Mauá 5, Centro – Tel: (21) 3031-2741
Entrance: FREE

Marcelo Callado, Sarah Abdala, and João Capdeville (Botafogo)
Tonight drummer and composer Marcelo Callado and singers Sarah Abdala and João Capdeville will perform live at the Audio Rebel music store in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


7 Day Weekend (Copacabana)
The popular 7 Day Weekend party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with very special guest João Brasil. Known for his mashups and creative blends and remixes of pop and international rhythms, Brasil will spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night along with 7 Day Weekend’s creators DJs Sal and Schlaepfer. Additionally during the night DJs Esper, Olivia Angelini, Edu Magalhães, Breno and Super Praia will spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Madureira Disco Clube (Arpoador)
It’s time for the best of charme, funk, hip-hop, disco, trap, dancehall and more as the CAVE club in Arpoador hosts the Madureira Disco Clube party tonight. DJs Nepal, Saddam, Flávia Xexéo, and Bruno Vinelli will spin throughout the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$50

Babylon Conexão Ponte Aérea (Gamboa)
Tonight the club, The Week in Gamboa will host the Babylon Conexão Ponte Aérea party with DJs Ana Paula, Edu Quintas and Flávio Lima spinning on the Babylon stage and DJs Felipe Mar, Caio Bucker, Mari Benting, Teddy Zany and Sirena Signus spinning on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 11:59PM
R. Sacadura Cabral 135, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2253 1020
Entrance: R$60

I Love the 90s (Lapa)
Tonight Teatro Odisséia will host a special Diva 90s edition of the I Love the 90s party. That means DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, Bonhan, and Carlos Blanck will be spinning the best of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, The Spice Girls, and moreall night long. Additionally, during the night the Baile do Charminho will take place on a seperate stage with DJs spinning the best of classic funk.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Bunker (Botafogo)
Tonight the Alien Nation and E-Head parties come together for the Bunker 2015 party at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo. DJs Wilson Power, Kleber Tuma, and Mario Mamede will spin the best of rock on the Alien Nation stage while DJs Ricardo NS and Ziggy spin the best of electronic on the E-head stage. Promotions during the night will include two for one Hi-Fi’s until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$30 – R$40

Aquarela.som (Gávea)
The Aquarela.som party is back tonight at the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea with guest DJ Marcio Marques spinning the best of 70s and 80s flashbacks and DJ Ailton Areas spinning the best of flashbacks, pop, rock, and Brazilian dance.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

John Failly (Lagoa)
Tonight DJ John Failly 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.

Festa Neverland- SpongeBob SquarePants (Centro)
Tonight it’s time to celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants as Espaço Acústica hosts the Festa Neverland, na Fenda do Biquini (Bikini Bottom) edition. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor, Julie, Grazzia, Thiago Burgos, Vitor Pereira, and G Sotero will spin the best of cartoon theme songs, Disney songs, pop, hip-hop, funk, rock, indie, Brazilian music, and more. Additionally during the night, cotton candy will be distributed and episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants will be played on screens throughout the party.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25-R$35

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

Trio Ustres, Samba da Arruda, and Lu Oliveira (Centro)
Singer Lu Oliveira will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM tonight with the best of classic samba and bossa nova. The group Samba da Arruda will follow at 11PM. Thenm beginning at 2:30AM, the group Trio Ustres will perform some of the best forró in the city 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 Os Víboras and Licor do Canavial will perfom on the first floor beginning at 9:30PM and Gatunos do Rocha 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


Retroactivos @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Retroactivos performs live tonight at Lapa Irish Pub. 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

Beatlemaníacos @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 will host the Beatlemaníacos party with DJ Theddy-O spinning the very best of the Fab Four.
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

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.
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. On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 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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