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RUN VDG  May 24thSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The popular RUN VDG event is leaving Alto Vidigal for the night and heading to the sands of Barra da Tijuca to hold a special beach edition.

DJs Bed and Breakfast, Gustavo Tata, Chester Cave and Jody King will spin the very best of underground house, tech house and deep house. Entry is free if you arrive between 8PM and 10PM.

It’s a good idea to try to arrive early as organizers predict that if tonight is similar to previous editions, full capacity should be reached quickly. This is really one event you don’t want to miss.


Festa Ploc 10 Anos (Lapa)
Tonight to celebrate their tenth anniversary, the Festa Ploc (Ploc Fest or 80s/retro parties) will host ten shows in one night at Lapa’s Circo Voador. Performing will be; Paquitas, Silvinho Blau Blau, Banda Ploc 80, Dr Silvana, Síndico Du Ben, João Penca, Kátia, Andréia Sorvetão and Conrado, Perdidos Na Selva, Luciano Bahia, DJs Dom LV & Rebechi, and Lê Pantoja.
Circo Voador – 9PM
Rua Mem de Sá 82, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$50-R$60


RUN VDG (Barra Beach)
Tonight RUN VDG holds a special beach edition in Barra da Tijuca.
Praia da Barra – 8PM-4:30 AM
Av. Sernambetiba 3400 Sala 208– Tel:(21)3322-3034
Entrance- Free- R$50

Hit Me (Copacabana)
It’s time for pop-rock, hip-hop, indie, and more as Fosfobox hosts the Hit Me event. Going strong for over four years, tonight the event will include DJs Polly and Ivy spinning pop, hip-hop, electro-house and indie pop in Fosfofox’s basement and DJs Lia Novello and Eleutério throwing down pop-rock, rock, indie and the best of the 90s and 00s at the Fosfobar. Caipirinhas will also be double Dose (2-for-1) the entire night!
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Música por Natureza (Cosme Velho)
Tonight at Suave Mansão in Cosme Velho it’s all about nature and the outdoors and rap and trap with the Eletrobase DJs and DJs Tucho and Woo. Additionally, VJ Bluntzilia will provide visuals for the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Indiana 115, Cosme Velho
Entrance: R$20-R$30


01_ expo gravuras 2014 Exhibition (Ipanema)
Today the Homegrown gallery in Ipanema opens 01_ expo gravuras 2014, an exhibition that includes the silkscreens of nine contemporary artists; Bruno Big, Antônio Bokel, Combone, João Lelo, Marina Zumi, Marcelo Macedo, Rafael Uzai, Onio and Bruno BR. Each series of silkscreens will have a limited edition of twenty prints with each print in the series numbered and signed by the artists themselves. The exhibition will run through June 14th.
Galeria Homegrown– 12AM-6PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513 2160
Entrance: Free

Open Air Film Screening-The Godfather:Part II(Glória)
Tonight in Marina da Glória “The Godfather: Part II” will screen as part of the ongoing Vivo Open Air festival. Following the screening the Coordenadas, featuring DJs Dodô Azevedo, Mario Mamede and VJ Ratón will bring the best of contemporary pop and rock music as well as visual projections to the after party.
Vivo Open Air– 7:30 PM
Marina da Glória, Av. Infante Dom Henrique,s/n,a Glória
Entrance: R$25-R$50


Claudinho Guimarães (Lapa)
Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães returns to Lapa tonight at 11:30 PM. Samba Urbano will start the night off at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Taruira, Toca na Surdina and Rapacuia (Centro)
Taruira will kick things off again tonight at 8PM to at Rio Scenarium with Toca na Surdina bringing a special blend of samba starting at 11PM. Rapacuia will then deliver the best of forró being at 2:30 AM.
Rio Scenarium – 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in cachaça and the fruit drinks; 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)
An American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach that’s 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

College Rock Party-80s vs Indie Rock (Laranjeiras)
Tonight for its May edition the College Rock Party hosts an 80s vs Indie Rock night at Bar do B in Laranjeiras. Special guest DJ Carol Tristão and DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Renato JkBx will pit the best of the 80s against indie rock, highlighting music from Lorde and The Cure. Smirnoff Ice will also be double dose (2-for-1) until midnight.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$10-R$30

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Here you will find, live music, fun crowds, nice decor and quality imported bees.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

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