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Baile Black Bom May 17thSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Baile Black Bom (Good Black Party) is back on tonight. Hosted at the famous Rio site of Pedra do Sal, the free event is a celebration of Afro-Brazilian culture.

For the eighth edition tonight, band Consciência Tranquila returns to reinterpret classic funk from the 70s, R & B, and hip-hop until midnight. DJ Leandro Marcelino Flash will also be at the decks to spin 70s funk, R & B and Charm on vinyl.

Special guest speaker Flavio dos Santos Gomes, historian and professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, will also present a discussion about abolition in the past and now at 5PM.


Raimundos and Sugar Kane (Lapa)
Tonight at Circo Voador Brazilian band Raimundos launch their lastest album Cantigas de Roda and Brazilian hardcore band Sugar Kane present their seventh studio album, Ignorância Pluralística.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80


Super Premium Open Bar (Glória)
It’s time for good music and an open bar in Glória’s La Passion Club tonight. DJ Daniel Farias will bring the funk to party, while DJ Rodrigo Mattos will throw down a varied mix of rhythms and DJ Alex Lopes will spin the best of hip-hop. The open bar will feature Vodka Nacional Premium, beer, Hi-Fi, water, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, Bacardi Big Apple, Bacardi Lemon, Bacardi Big Pineapple, Bacardi Arctic Grape, sodas, and rounds of tequila and Red Bull until 11PM.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Av. Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2224-4263
Entrance: R$20-R$90

Fofoca – A Festa (Copacabana)
Tonight the Fofoca party returns to Espaço Rampa in Copacabana with DJs Dodô Azevedo and Tito Figueiredo. Boat rides are also back for R$5 per person.
Espaço Rampa– 11:30PM
Rua Sá Ferreira, 202, Copacabana- Tel: (21) 3796-7307
Entrance: R$50-R$70

Battles (Copacabana)
It’s a night of Ipods and beer at Copacabana’s Fosfobox. In the club’s subsolo (basement), competitors will battle it out with their Ipods for a chanceto be choosen as DJ. Overhead at the Fosfobar, there will be a battle for beer.
Fosfobox– 9PM-6AM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$50

Noon and Phauna(Gávea)
Inspired by parties like Sonar in Barcelona and WMC in Miami, the Noon event today at 00 (Zero Zero) will bring the best of the electronic circuit to Gávea. Beginning at 4PM, the event will take place solely in the outdoor area of the venue. DJs Capute & Moa, Tapesh and Thomaz Krauze will spin and Hadron will VJ. The Phauna event will follow beginning at 10PM.
00 (Zero Zero) – 4PM-10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30- R$40

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Baile Black Bom (Gamboa)
It’s time again for the Baile Black Bom (Good Black Party) at Pedra do Sal. 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

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Singer Ana Costa reinvigorated the sounds of old samba with the songs on her 3rd album entitled “Today is the best place,” and she will play those works live tonight in Lapa beginning at 11:30 PM. Performer Nelson Felix will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Metallica tribute band, Banda Anesthesia will play at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. Located besides Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor has a welcoming and familiar feel.
Lapa Irish Pub – 10PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This is the place to go for all things cachaça. The bar specializes in the drink and the fruit drinks; caipifrutas and caipirinhas, made with it.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
Rua 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 beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place
for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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