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TeKiller May 10thSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The tequila drinking battle TeKiller morphs into a grand tournament tonight at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia.

Dubbed the Copa de Tequila (Tequila Cup), it’s a night not to be missed as 25 teams will compete for a bottle of Jose Cuervo and eternal VIP status at all future TeKiller editions.

Teams will be drinking shots of Tequila, Tequila Sunrises, Margaritas, Mojitos and of course, TeKiller Bombs (Tequila, Jägermeister and Red Bull) as the music for the seven-hour Copa de Tequila will be provided by DJs Wilson Power, Roberto Cruz, Fernando Prado, Millah Bass, Thiago Halleck, Ian Garcez, and Larissa Conforto.


Nação Zumbi (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador Brazilian band Nação Zumbi plays the second night of two back-to-back shows debuting their new self-titled tour.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80
Tickets are available at the Circo Voador box office and online here.

Samba do Chapéu (Lapa)
Group Samba do Chapéu celebrates four years together with a night of drumming and tributes to old samba at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso. Special guests will include Dudu Nobre and Pretinho da Serrinha.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 10PM and the show is scheduled to begin at midnight.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21)3212-0800
Entrance: R$30-R$100


Heavy Baile (Copacabana)
Tonight DJs Leo Justi, Johnny Ice, ULY KKKK : D and Omulu will bring the best of Baile Funk, big beat, dancehall, rap, trap, electro and gangsta house to Copacabana’s popular club Cave.
Cave – 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel.: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$50

TeKiller – Copa de Tequila (Lapa)
The tequila drinking battle ‘TeKiller’ expands into a grand tournament titled Copa de Tequila (Tequila Cup) tonight at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM-6AM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel.: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Recalcada (Copacabana)
It’s all about pop and funk tonight at Fosfobox as the club hosts the Recalcada event. DJs Jeff Oliveira, Julie and Matheus G. will spin in the club’s basement.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Barulhinho Bom Party(Lapa)
The Barulhinho Bom Party celebrates its 2nd anniversary tonight at Leviano bar. On the first floor, the group Seu Bando will interpret the works of Lulu Santos, Paralamas do Sucesso and more. Meanwhile on the second floor, a Los Hermanos cover band will perform the groups’ beloved songs to help celebrate the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30

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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 for the eighth edition 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

Marcos Novatto & Pimenta de Garrafa, Toca na Surdina and Chamego Nordestino (Centro)
At 8PM Marcos Novatto & Pimenta de Garrafa will again start the night off at Rio Scenarium as they interpret the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque and Jorge Benjor. Next at 9PM the group Toca na Surdina will bring the sounds of samba and pop. Closers for the night will be Chamego Nordestino. The trio will celebrate Brazil’s North-East region with the sounds of forró pé de serra beginnning at 2:30 AM.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 9PM and 2:30 AM.
Rua do Lavradio 20, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$40

Claudinho Guimaraes (Lapa)
Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimaraes will play at Carioca da Gema in Lapa at 11:30PM with the group Samba Urbano starting the night off there with a performance at 9:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
Go here if you’re looking for good cachaça, caipifrutas and caipirinhas. It’s their speciality.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio with live music and happy hours not to be missed.
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 beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place
for food and drinks to kick off your 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 quality imported beers and a familiar environment to drink them in, this is the place to go. The pub attracts a friendly and diverse crowd and there is often live music. Additionally there’s London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$20

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