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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Run VDG returns for another special edition at the top of the Vidigal mountain. Tonight will feature three exceptional DJs playing the best in-house disco and techno. Resident Mahara Belgrano welcomes guest DJs Murray Richardson from the U.K and Michal Scheffler from Poland.

If you have not been to a party at Alto Vidigal, then you are definitely missing out. Situated at the very top of the hill, you can see all of Rio while dancing to pure house music. Murray Richardson hails from the U.K. and is best known for his party Rebel Waltz which has been running since the late Nineties worldwide. Richardson is a solid DJ and producer, having released his special blend of underground house music on such labels as 20:20 Vision, Low Pressings, Nordic Trax and more.


Passion Pit (Lapa)
Passion Pit is an American electropop band formed in 2007 by Michael Angelakos, Ian Hultquist, Xander Singh, Jeff Apruzzese and Nate Donmyer. All the band members, except Angelakos, attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The band has released two albums, which received great reviews, “Manners” in 2009, and “Gossamer” in 2012.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$140


RUN VDG (Vidigal)
It’s time once again for RUN VDG, the hugely successful favela party on the top of the Vidigal mountain. With over two years of success, RUN VDG has provided countless DJ sets with a view you have to see to believe. Tonight, resident Mahara Belgrano welcomes Murray Richardson of Rebel Waltz U.K. and Michal Scheffler from Poland.
Casa Alto Vidigal – 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2, Vidigal – Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

Shake Your Rampa (Botafogo)
Tropkillaz will be making their first appearance at the bass heavy, booty shaking festa Shake Your Rampa, at Espaco Rampa in Botafogo. The funky duo will be playing live alongside DJ Wooles and Nitcho.
Clube de Regatas Guanabara – 11:30PM
Av. Repórter Nestor Moreira, 42, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2295-2597
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

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Toca na Surdinha (Lapa)
In the mood for some innovative Brazilian music? Look no further than Rio Scenarium tonight, where Toca na Surdinha will be performing their original take on classic Brazilian samba, fused with electronic elements.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Claudinho Guimarães is a composer and songwriter with over 70 compositions available today. Carioca da Gema was the first stage he performed on. The house gladly welcomes him back tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks, caipifrutas and caipirinhas. Enjoy a full menu of specialty Brazilian dishes as well.
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 just 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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