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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Fanatka party will return to Espaço Acústica tonight.

Bands 30 Seconds to Mars and Muse and artists Katy Perry and Rihanna will be paid tribute to during the night as DJs spin on two stages.

Band Sollarium will perform live on the first stage, where DJs Felipe Malfoy, Gabriel Gazzaneo, and Vitor Medina will also spin the best of rock, indie rock, 90s and 00s rock, alternative, synthrock and pop during the night.

DJs Felipe Malfoy, Bernardo Saab, and Rick Castro will spin the best of pop, hip hop, 90s and 00s pop, synthpop, hits, and indie pop on the second stage.

Additionally during the night, special shots will be offered to the first one hunderd attendees and shots of Jurupinga will be distributed to all partygoers throughout the night. The beer bong will also return to the stage and free posters will be distributed.


Criolo (Lapa)
Brazilian rapper and singer Criolo returns to Circo Voador to perform the second of two sold-out shows.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: SOLDOUT


Wallpaper and Babylon – Tribute to Peter Rauhofer(Saúde)
Tonight, The Week in Saúde will host the Babylon party, tribute to Peter Rauhofer edition. DJs Edu Quintas, Ana Paula, and Gustavo Jr. will spin in homage to Rauhofer, an Austrian DJ and music producer who died in 2013. Additionally during the night, Felipe Mar and guests will spin on the Wallpaper stage.
The Week – 10:30PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 135, Saúde – Tel: (21) 2253-1020
Entrance: R$30 – R$60

Motoka (Cantagalo)
The Motoka party is back tonight at Gilda in Cantagalo. Founded by DJs Maurício Valladares, Calibuque, and Marcelinho da Lua, the party is known for blending the best of reggae, rock, and romantic sounds. Tonight’s edition of the party will feature special guest MPC of the Digitaldubs.
Gilda – 4PM – 10PM
Morro do Cantagalo. Van service offered for R$5 at the beginning of the slope on Rua Sá Ferreira
Entrance: R$20

Fanatka (Centro)
The Fanatka party returns to Espaço Acústica in Centro tonight with two stages of DJs spinning the best of rock and pop.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

Royal (Arpoador)
Tonight the popular CAVE club in Arpoador presents the Royal party with DJs Rodrigo S., Bernando Campos, and Fabio Heinz spinning during the night.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Entry for women is free until 1AM, R$20 – R$40

7 Day Weekend (Copacabana)
The 7 Day Weekend party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the Street Team on the Block edition. That means it’s for the best of rock. DJ Schlaepfer will be joined by special guest Tomás Tróia, who’s filling in for DJ Sal while he’s on vacation.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Noon & Day (Gávea)
The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Noon & Day party again tonight. DJs Manara, Glen, Ingrid, Nepal, Luthier, and Rodrigo Correira will spin and VJ DCM will provide visuals during the party.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

Hip House (Lagoa)
Tonight at the Miroir club in Lagoa it’s time again for the Hip House party. Very special guest, Flávia Xexeo will spin and DJ Luciano Roffer will also take to the decks during the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details

P!NK (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the P!NK party with a live performance by Miss Pink and DJs Nana Torres, Ananda Nobre, and Andressa Fleming spinnning. Located on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.
Top of Pestana – 11PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: More information and reservations:

Paranoid Android – Rock Girls Special (Botafogo)
The Paranoid Android party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with DJs Buba, Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat, and Felipe Cerqueira spinning the best of female rock and pop.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20- R$35

Fanatka (Centro)
The Fanatka party is back in Centro’s Espaço Acústica tonight with two stages of DJs spinning the best of rock and pop.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$40

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Fhernanda Fernandes, Paulinho Mocidade, and Celio Motta (Centro)
At 8PM, singer Fhernanda Fernandes will start off the night at Rio Scenarium. Singer Paulinho Mocidade will follow at 11PM and at 2:30AM, Celio Motta will perform the best of forró live until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Eclipse Party (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa will host the Eclipse Party. Bands Boca de Sino and Licor do Canavial will play on the first floor and on the second floor, the band XXXXXX will perform the best of Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Legião Urbana, and Barão Vermelho, among others.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

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


Big Phat Mama @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of blues music as the group Big Phat Mama returns to the Lapa Irish Pub to perform live tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while enjoying the sounds of a great local group, 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

Pornography @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 salutes those about to rock tonight as they host a live performance by the AC/DC cover band AC/DCOVER. DJ Theddy-O will also spin the best of rock before and after the show.
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

Tudo é 10 – Save Ferris @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
The Tudo é 10 (Everything is Ten) party is back at Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight with a very special Save Ferris edition. Celebrating the 80s, DJs Priscila Dau, Laura Tardin, and Renato JKBX will spin the best pop, new wave and rock from the decade. As always during the party, 10 will be a magic number. Entry is R$10, Smirnoff Ice, Red Bull and shots of cachaças, Absolut, tequila, and more are R$10. Budweiser is also two for R$10 all night long.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10

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

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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