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over.doseSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Espaço Acústica in Centro will be glowing as it hosts the Over.Dose Glow and Neverland parties.

Neon gifts will be distributed throughout the night and there will be a stand complete with neon paints to help partygoers shine under the black lights during the Over.Dose party.

The Neverland party will bring cotton candy and sweets. Additionally there will be tequila shots, a Budweiser beer bong and drinks specials that include two Budweisers for R$10 until 1AM.

Providing the music for the night. DJs Bruno Ambrozi, Dave Avigdor, Viny Moreira, Ian Garcez, Nathalia HInz, and Thiago Burgos will spin from two stages.


Joialerismo Expo (Jardim Botanico)
Today the first edition of the Joialerismo Expo will take place in Studio 512 in Jardim Botanico from 1PM to 9PM. Curated by Livi Pires and Luana Moss, the expo highlights the Rio de Janeiro jewelry market with twenty-three exhibitors who work with materials including antique pieces, rough stones, metal, and wood.
Studio 512 – 1PM – 9PM
Rua Jardim Botanico, 512, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (21) 2274-8049
Entrance: FREE


Juçara Marçal (Botafogo)
Tonight Juçara Marçal returns to Audio Rebel in Botafogo for her second night of back-to-back performances. Accompanied by Kiko Dinucci, Rodrigo Campos and Thomas Rohrer, Juçara Marçal will play works from her album Encarnado again tonight,
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$25 – R$30


OpenHouse21 + Beyond + Wallpaper (Saúde)
Tonight The Week in Saúde will host the Wallpaper and Beyond parties in addition to the second edition of the venue’s new project, OpenHouse21. DJ Badenov will spin on the Babylon stage during the OpenHouse21 party and DJs Flavio Lima and Edu Quintas, along with special guest UK DJ Fabio Luigi, will spin there during the Beyond party. 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

Triangle with Beep Dee (Arpoador)
Tonight the popular CAVE club in Arpoador presents the Triangle party with very special guest Beep Dee. Additionally spinning during the night will be DJs Pedro Whitaker, Andre Duvivier & Martha Pinel, Filipe Mustache, and Toucan.
CAVE – 11:55PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Entry for women is free until 1AM, R$30 – R$50

Recalcada (Copacabana)
The Recalcada party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs Doug Def, Mattheus G, Jeff Oliveira, Paula Queiroz, and Fernando Henri spinning the best of neo funk carioca and guilty pop pleasures.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

The chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Aquarela.som party again tonight. DJ Ailton Areas will spin the best of pop and rock from the 70s and 80s and DJ Mariola with spin the best of disco.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Chill Out (Lagoa)
Tonight the Miroir club in Lagoa will host the Chill Out party with DJs Felipe Fella, Fer, and D-Groov spinning the best of underground and house. Additionally DJs Freekz and Eleo will spin a special back-to-back set.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details

Pedro Piu (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana welcomes special guest, DJ Pedro Zuim. Additionally DJ Fernando Deluz will spin a warm-up set for the party. 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:

Rockaway (Botafogo)
Tonight its time for the best of pop-rock, grunge, metal, and classic and national rock at Casa da Matriz in Botafogo as the Rockaway returns for its 39th edition. DJs Polly, Grazzia, and Arlei Hey Hey will spin on the first floor and DJs Ivy and Priscilla Dau will spin on the second floor. Additionally during the night, jello shots will be distributed from the stage and promotions will include two for one until 1AM on three drinks: caipirinha, Cuba Libre, and Hi-fi.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20- R$35

Over.Dose Glow and Neverland (Centro)
Tonight Espaço Acústica will host the Over.Dose Glow and Neverland parties. There will be neon paint, black lights, sweets and drink specials. Additionally six DJs will spin from two stages throughout the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20 – R$25

Labuta (Centro)
The Labuta party is back tonight at a new location, Estação Leopoldina. DJs Rama, Felipe Guga, Rapha Fernandes, Tucho, and Zedoroque will spin tonight.
Estação Leopoldina – 11PM
Avenida Francisco Bicalho, Centro – Tel: (21) 2535-9848
Entrance: R$70 – R$80

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Trio Marimbondo, Toca na Surdina , and Gabriel Versiani (Centro)
At 8PM tonight singer-songwriter Gabriel Versiani will start things off at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba jazz, bossa nova and classic samba. The group Toca na Surdina will follow at 11PM with their lively blend of samba and pop. Finally, at 2:30AM the Trio Marimbondo will perform the best of forró until the sun rises.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Festa Ploc “Karaokê da Ploc” (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa will host a special karaoke edition of the Festa Ploc, a popular and traditional party in Rio known for celebrating the best movie of the 80s. On the first floor of Leviano tonight, bands Undercover and Zero9 will perform the best of pop rock and DJ Márlio will spin during intervals. Karaokê da Ploc will take over the second floor during the night.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimaraes and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM with singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Anesthesia @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa Irish Pub celebrates Metallica as tribute band Anesthesia returns to perform live. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, 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)
The Pornography party returns tonight to Saloon 79 in Botafogo with DJs Luizinho, Marcelo Riot, Léo 77, and Theddy spinning during the night. Additionally the post punk band Machine will perform live.
Saloon 79 – Bar opens at 8:30PM and the show will begin at 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Cash Crash @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
It’s time again for the best of Johnny Cash and blues as Cash Crash returns to Bar do B in Laranjeiras tonight.
Bar do B – 10:50PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: R$10

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

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

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

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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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