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EchoBunnymenwordpressSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –British rock band Echo and the Bunnymen will play live at Lapa’s Fundição Progresso tonight.

One of the most important rock bands of the post-punk era, they found commerical and critical success through hits that include, “The Killing Moon,” and “Lips Like Sugar,” and built up a worldwide cult following during their over thirty-five years in the industry.

The band, fronted by Ian McCulloch with Will Sergeant on guitar, arrives in the city as part of their ongoing world tour for their twelfth studio album entitled, Meteorites.

Fundição Progresso doors will open at 9:30PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 11:30PM.
Additionally DJs Tom Leão and Edinho will also spin before and after the show.


Echo and the Bunnymen (Lapa)
British band Echo and the Bunnymen perform at Fundição Progresso tonight in support of their twelfth studio album, Meteorites. DJs Tom Leão and Edinho will also spin before and after the show.
Fundição Progresso – Doors open at 9:30PM and show is scheduled to begin at 11:30PM.
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$90-R$180


Gringo Cafe, Gringo Halloween (Ipanema)
The premiere edition of Gringo Halloween ends tonight at the Gringo Café with a showing of “Addams Family Values” at 7PM, followed by “Nightmare on Elm Street” at 9PM. The Gringo Cafe is well known for bringing all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food, atmosphere and traditional holiday celebrations.
Gringo Cafe – 7PM and 9PM.
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: FREE with varying prices for food and drinks.

Design na Praça – 2014 (Urca)
Complete with exhibits of designs, workshops, discussions, activities for children and live music, the Design na Praça returns to the Praça Cacilda Becker in Urca today from 12PM until 10PM. The event began in 2011 and today marks its fourth edition.
Praça Cacilda Becker – 12PM-10PM
Praça Cacilda Becker, Urca- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: FREE


Wake Up Halloween (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents a special Halloween weekend edition of the Wake Up! party. DJs Schlaepfer, FL3SH Disco, Beto Artista and more will spin pop, indie and hits for the Wake UP! party in the subsolo (basement), while above at the Fosfobar, it’s all about emo and goth as DJs Cassius Melo and Jeff Oliveria spin.There will also be shots of Jäger Daniel’s (Jack Daniel’s with Jägermeister) distributed throughtout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Rockland (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia will host the Rockland party. DJs Bgolls Incrível, Igor Boechat and Ian Gar6 will spin on two stages. DJs on the “Dancing Shoes” stage will pay special tribute to the Arctic Monkeys, while the DJs on the “Shake it Out” stage will pay tribute to Florence and The Machine.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$20-R$

Be Happy! (Gávea)
The Be Happy! party returns to Gávea’s 00 tonight will a special Halloween edition. DJ Rodrigo Rebechi will spin the best of the 90s and DJ Rafael Barreto will spin the best of pop rock.
00 – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

C’est La Vie Halloween (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the C’est La Vie Halloween party. DJs Erika Ferreira, Marcela Rica, Julie, Newton Gomes, and Thiago Burgos will spin the best of pop, rock, indie, 90s, funk and dubstep. Promotions will include two for one Budweiser until 1AM and Stella Artois for R$7 all night long.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$30-R$45

Ravers Party (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club presents the Ravers Party with DJ Chaloub spinning deep house and Ayman spinning trap. DJ John Ferrys will also take to the decks to spin the best of EDM and DJ Abrantez will spin the best of trance.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Dance Floor (Glória)
Tonigh La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Orelha spinning various beats. There will be an open bar until 12AM with beer, Sex on the Beach, Caipirinha, and water. Additionally, beers, tequilia, Sex on the Beach and Vodka Nacional will be dose dupla (two for one) all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$30-R$40

John Failly and Junoir Campos (Lagoa)
Tonight DJs John Failly and Junoir Campos will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Ana Costa and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela starts off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30PM 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

Trio Aba de Couro, Adilson da Vila e Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel, and Darcy Maravilha da Portela (Centro)
At 8PM, Darcy Maravilha da Portela returns to perform the best of samba to get things started at Rio Scenarium tonight. Then at 11PM, Adilson da Vila e Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will keep the sounds of samba going strong. Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, Trio Aba de Couro return to play some of the best forró you can hear any in the city tonight.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40


Big Phat Mama Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for great live blues music as the band Big Phat Mama returns to Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking to drink some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, 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

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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

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 – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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