The Rio Times, Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Clubs

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Clubbing returns to Lapa on Saturday night with a special “Ladies Night” edition. The night will feature a lineup of great interest, featuring four lady DJs from Brazil and Argentina. The night will get started downstairs with the Botafogo Social Club funkin it up with breaks, jazz, rare groove, hip-hop and funk n’ soul.

Upstairs the heat will be turned up with an all star cast of female DJs playing house, tech house and techno, featuring resident Vivi Seixas, Jamie Blonde from Belo Horizonte, Ingrid from D-Edge agency in São Paulo, and Argentinian DJ Antonella Giampietro.

Clubbing has transformed the Lapa nightlife, bringing a fresh new sound and vibe to the samba dominated neighborhood. Showcasing not only top DJ acts from around the globe, but also incredible decor, performances, video mapping and live 360 degree video recording throughout the night.


Adriana Calcanhotto em “O Micróbio do Samba” (Lapa)
Circo Voador presents two lovely voices of musica Brasilera: Adriana Calcanhotto and Thais Gulin, performing for the first time on stage in Lapa. Thais Gulin opens the night with a show from her second album. She is followed by Adriana Calcanhotto, performing works from her new album O Micróbio do Samba.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

MPB Braços Abertos (Lapa)
MPB will be making a stand at Fundição Progresso tonight, featuring some of the biggest names in the genre. The night will showcase Lenine, Gadú and Ana Carolina.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Clubbing (Lapa)
Clubbing returns to Leviano with an all female DJ roster upstairs. Resident Vivi Seixas welcomes Belo Horizonte bombshell Jaime Blonde, D-Edge resident Ingrid and Argentinian import Antonella Giampietro. Opening up downstairs will be local funk n’ soul crew Botafogo Social Club.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

Rockaway (Botafogo)
Rockaway couldn’t explain this party better. The best of all things rock for all ages and standards will be played tonight. One the bottom floor residents Polly, Grazzia and Ivy play the classic hits from the sixties and seventies up to the indie rock from 2000 and up. Expect psychedelic, punk, new wave grunge, metal and pop rock.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Grupo P´ratubate (Lapa)
The samba group delves deep into the samba roots with a repertoire of music ranging from Santa Rosa to Zeca Pagodinho.
Mistura Carioca – 10PM
Av. Gomes Freire, 791, Lapa – Tel: (21) 7726-2206
Entrance: R$30

Feijoada da Tia Elza e samba com Rodrigo Carvalho (Lapa)
Every Saturday, locals can enjoy a traditional feijoada along with classic samba from Rodrigo Carvalho. This is a true Brazilian recipe at Centro Cultural Carioca.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 12PM
Rua do Teatro, 37, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
Entrance: R$40


Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
This bar specializes in the local booze cachaça and the different fruit drinks caipifrutas and caipirinhas. For those summer days.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
R. Conde Bernadotte, 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

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