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BASE_topSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the very best of electronic and hip-hop tonight as Estação Leopoldina hosts the second edition of the Base party with very special guest, Spanish DJ German Brigante.

Known for groovy tech house and infectious basslines, tonight will mark Brigante’s debut in Rio. He will spin on the Electronic stage during the night and also spinning there will be DJs Renato Bastos, Diamn, Art in Motion, and the Base Crew with Bernando Campos, Felipe Fella, and Pedro Mezzonato.

Additionally DJs Saravia, Donnie Jay, Vinelli, and Pinochet will spin on the hip-hop stage during the party.

The Base party is produced by Yuso Barros and first took place in Rio at Fosfobox in Copacabana with resident DJs Bernando Campos, Felipe Fella, and Pedro Mezzonato. Following tonight’s party, the next edition is scheduled to take place in October.


Festa Páscoa Vegena and Orgânica (Gávea)
Today from 12PM to 7PM, Kiosks 9 and 10 (Espaço Ox) on Praia do Leme off Atlantic Avenue will host the Festa Páscoa Vegena and Orgânica (Vegan and Organic Easter Party). There will be chocolate, easter eggs and vegan meals available as well as organic feijoada plus ice cream, cheese, and organic beverages. Additionally, exhibitors will sell clothing, organic accessories and cosmetics and there will be live music and belly dancing performances during the day.
Kiosks 9 and 10 (Espaço Ox) – 12PM -7PM
Praia do Leme, Atlantic Avenue
Entrance: R$10


Baby do Brasil (Lapa)
Legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Baby do Brasil will perform live at Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight. Also known at Baby Consuelo, the performer is well known for her pop, samba and MPB songs that include “Preta, Pretinha”, “Ziriguidum”, and “Acabou Chorae”, among others. Tonight she launch her new DVD with new arrangements of her hits “Tudo Azul”, “Cósmica”, “Todo Dia Era Dia de Índio” and “Um Auê Com Você. ” During the show tonight she also will be joined by very special guest Caetano Veloso.
Circo Voador – Gates will open at 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$120


BASE (Centro)
Tonight Estação Leopoldina hosts the second edition of the Base party with special guest, DJ German Brigante. Additionally during the night, DJs Renato Bastos, Diamn, Art in Motion, and the Base Crew with Bernando Campos, Felipe Fella, and Pedro Mezzonato will spin on the Electronic stage and DJs Saravia, Donnie Jay, Vinelli, and Pinochet will spin on the hip-hop stage.
Estação Leopoldina – 10PM
Avenida Francisco Bicalho, Centro – Tel: (21) 2535-9848
Entrance: R$70 – R$90

Battles (Copacabana)
It’s time again for dueling ipods and beer battles at Fosfobox in Copacabana as the Battles party returns tonight. Sounds will include the best of pop, indie, rock, hip-hop, trap and funk.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Baile do Bucker (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host the third edition of the Baile do Bucker. DJ Caio Bucker will welcome special guests MC Coé and DJs Felipe Guga, Tucho, and D-Ryder.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30 – R$70

Funk That! (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Funk That party tonight with DJs Cris Fernandes, Pedro Lofaro, Ygor Kovansky and Feijão spinning the best of classic funk, funk and hip-hop.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Thais Leal, Johno Failly, and Luciano Roffer (Lagoa)
Tonight DJs Thais Leal, Johno Failly, and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house of EDM at to the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Fanatka (Centro)
It’s time to celebrate the music of Pitty, Charlie Brown Jr., Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez as Espaço Acústica hosts another edition of the Fanatka party tonight. DJs Bgolls, Gabriel Gazzaneo, and Bruno Mozka will spin on the first floor while DJs Felipe Malfoy and Vino spin on the second floor. The first one hundred to arrive will receive free welcome shots and shots of Jurupinga will be distributed throughout the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Sirena Rio (São Conrado)
Tonight the hotel Royal Tulip in São Conrado will host the Sirena Rio party in its Grand Hall.
Royal Tulip Hotel – 10PM
Rua Aquarela do Brasil 75, São Conrado – Tel: (21) 3323-2200
Entrance: R$90 – R$240

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Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM and singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimaraes will follow with a performance of songs from his second release entitled, De Bem com a Vida, in addition to playing other lively works from his repertoire.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Rapacula, Fátima Gaspar and Os Gatos da Noite, and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani will start of the night at 8PM at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba jazz, bossa nova and classic samba. Singer Fátima Gaspar will follow at 11PM with Os Gatos da Noite to perform the best of Brazilian music including their reinterpretations of works by Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho, and João Nogueira. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the group Rapacula 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 Midnight Hour and Cântarus will perfom on the first floor beginning at 9:30PM and the band Johnnys 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


Café Irlanda @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for traditional Irish music as the group Café Irlanda 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 its time for a Dire Straits tribute at Saloon 79 as the band Heavy Fuel performs 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$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.
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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