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7 Day Weekend 73rd EditionSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –Rio duo Marginal Men will spin the best of trap, house and dupstep tonight as the 7 Day Weekend party celebrates its 73rd edition at the popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana.

Wobble party residents DJs, the Marginal Men are well known in the Rio and São Paulo club scene. Constantly at work cranking out the freshest edits and mixes, in March they partnered with São Paulo drum and bass DJ, C.A.B.L.E., to release a new and they recently released their edit of Omulu’s “Dom Dom Dom” feauturing MC Pedrinho.

Rio DJ and producer Fl3shDisco will also spin tonight, as well as Rio DJ, N***a High as Sh**, and the 7 Day Weekend resident DJs Sal and Fernando Schlaepfer.


BMW Jazz Festival with Dave Holland/Prism and Chris Botti (Flamengo)
Tonight at Vivo Rio, British double bassist Dave Holland will play with his quartet Prism and Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti will deliver his unique blend jazz for the second night of the 2014 BMW Jazz Festival in Rio.
Vivo Rio– 9PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$25-R$180

Yo La Tengo (Lapa)
Thanks to the help of Queremos, American indie band Yo La Tengo will play at Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight. Formed over three decades ago by the husband and team of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley the band has released thirteen studio albums and comes to Rio in support of their latest release entitled, Fade. Bassist James McNew joined Kaplan and Hubley in the early 90s and the trio steadily built up a strong cult following while receiving critical acclaim. They are well known for changing up their set lists for live shows and for throwing in a variety of surprise covers. Rodrigo Lariu will open the night and Alexandre Matias will close after Yo La Tengo.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80-R$160

Blues Festival with Álamo Leal , Ceasar Logo, Pedro Strasser and Flavio Guimarães (Laranjeiras)
It’s the final night of the second edition of the Blues Festival at Bar do B in Laranjeiras and guitarist Álamo Leal will host to close things out in style. Pedro Strasser will be on drums and co-programmer of the festival Cesar Lago on bass. Special guest, Flavio Guimarães of Blues Etilicos, will join to help end the festival with a bang.
Bar do B – Doors open 8PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 9PM.
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$25


7 Day Weekend (Copacabana)
Rio duo Marginal Men bring trap and dubstep to the popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana tonight for the 73rd edition of the 7 Day Weekend party.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Malaka (Saúde)
After twelve editions, the popular Malaka event is sadly calling it quits. Tonight the new up-and-coming venue Usina in Saúde will host one last over-the-top party to help send out Malaka with a bang. DJs Felipe Guga, Tucho, Bhering, Raphael Fernandes, Theo Back, Cix, Jonas Rocha and Lucas Lins will spin beginning at 11PM.
Usina– 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154, Saúde- Tel: (21) 2204-7849
Entrance: R$60-R$70

Morgana and Carol Legally (Lagoa)
Tonight at the Lagoa venue Miroir it’s all about female DJs as Morgana will bring her deep house and tech house mixes from Goiania and Rio’s Carol Legally will throw down unique blends of techno, house and deep house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See Venue for details

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Open Air Film Screening- Trainspotting (Glória)
Tonight at Marina da Glória, the Vivo Open Air festival continues with a screening of the 1996 British film “Trainspotting″. A screening of the short film “Três no Tri”, about soccer great Pele during the 1970 World Cup, will follow. Closing the festival for the night will be the Do Leme ao Pontal event. Gagau Dieckmann will spin MPB and Beto Giovannetti, artistic director of Miroir, will deliver the best in house music.
Vivo Open Air– 7:30 PM
Marina da Glória, Av. Infante Dom Henrique,s/n,a Glória
Entrance: R$25-R$50


Felipe Oliveira Quintet (Centro)
Tonight at Centro’s Santo Scenarium the Felipe Oliveira Quintet returns to again reinterpret the works of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Cole Porter, and Egberto Gismonti, among others. This Centro bar and restaurant is well known for presenting some of the best jazz, chorinho and samba-jazz in Rio.
Santo Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10

Café Brasil, Adilson da Vila and a Velha Guarda Musical de Vila Isabel, and Xique-Xique (Centro)
Tonight beginning at 8PM, Café Brasil presents the best of choro and samba at Centro’s Rio Scenarium. Then at 11PM, the group Adilson da Vila and a Velha Guarda Musical de Vila Isabel will reinterpret the works of Noel Rosa, Ataulfo ​​Alves, Braguinha, Martinho da Vila, and Paulinho da Viola and some well known samba-enredos from past Rio Carnival celebrations. Finally at 2:30 AM, the group Xique-Xique will present the best of forró pé de serra.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

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

Festa B.L.E.S.S. (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Leviano bar hosts the third edition of Festa B.L.E.S.S., a party that will fill both floors of the venue with the sounds of reggae and the best of Jamaican music.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Black Sabbath Tribute Band, Bat Salad, will play at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. Located beside 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 with its welcoming and familiar feel makes it a great place to drink while rocking out.
Lapa Irish Pub – 10PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10-R$20

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)
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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