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Juana MolinaSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Argentinian singer-songwriter and electronic musician Juana Molina returns to Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight for a second live performance as part of the ongoing fourth edition of the Sonoridades Music Festival.

Molina entered the Argentinian mainstream in 1988 as an actress and comedian but in the mid 90s followed her heart to pursue a career in music.

Since 1996 she has released six studio albums and won critical acclaim around the world. Blending acoustic and electronic instruments, she has been compared to artists including Bjork and Lisa Germano but Molina truly creates music like no other.

Tonight Molina will again be joined by Brazilian instrumentalist and composer, Jaques Morelenbaum.


Paralamas do Sucesso (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador hosts the famed Brazilian rock band Paralamas do Sucesso during their second night of two shows at the venue in Lapa. The group formed in the late 1970s in Rio, burst into the Brazilian mainstream in the 80s, and have conitinued to be successful to this day.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60 – R$120

Sonoridades (Ipanema)
The fourth edition of the Sonoridades festival continues at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight with the second of two live performances by Argentinian singer-songwriter and electronic musician Juana Molina. Molina will be joined again tonight by Brazilian instrumentalist and composer, Jaques Morelenbaum.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Festival Abertura do Verão (Praia da Barra)
Tonight Riotur presents the Festival Abertura do Verão (Opening of Summer Festival) on Barra beach near Praça do Ó. Rogê, Luis Carlinhos and Ultravolts will perform live.
Riotur– 7PM
Praia da Barra near Praça do Ó
Entrance: FREE


BLAST with Erik Christiansen (Arpoador)
Tonight Arpoador`s CAVE will host the BLAST party with very special guest UK DJ, Erik Christiansen. Additionally, DJs Beep Dee, Gabb Borghetti, Garag-E, Nana Torres and Bernando Campos will spin during the night.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$60

7 Day Weekend (Copacabana)
Tonight the 7 Day Weekend party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox. The four DJs on the Manie Gang will spin the best of electro-swing and retro beats at the fosfobar, while down below in the subsolo (basement), DJ Tamenpi will take to the decks.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Chill Out (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s 00 will host the Chill Out party with DJs John Ferrys, D-Groov, Ayman, and Thales Neves spinning throughout the night.
00 – 5PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Pachamama IV (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s La Paz hosts the fourth edition of the Pachamama party. DJs Alberto Americano, Tales Mulatu, Silvia Autuori, Artur Ferraro and Eloy Vergara will spin.
La Paz – 11PM-6AM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20-R$30

Countdown Casa da Praia (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Countdown Casa da Praia with DJs FTampa, Luca Di Napoli, Marck and Rapael de Lucca spinning through the night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Dance Floor (Glória)
Tonigh La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJ Rodrigo Mattos and guests spinning various beats. There will be an open bar until 12AM with Red Bull, Sex On The Beach, sparkling wine and caipirinha. Then there will be an open bar of beer until 4AM. Additionally, Budweiser, Stelaa, Belvedere Vodka, and tequila will be two for one all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$30-R$70

BERNN and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
Tonight DJs BERNN and Junior 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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Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Julio Estrela starts off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:39 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

Camarão de Rama, Empolga às 9 and Cassiano & Trio Beija Flor (Centro)
Tonight the group Camarão de Rama returns to start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with their music that blends the sounds of samba, maracatu, choro, bossa nova and salsa.Following at 9PM the group Empolga às 9 will present sounds that range from samba to frevo to maracatu. Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, Cassiano & Trio Beija Flor return to play the best of forró until sunrise as part of the Forró na Madrugada section of the night.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano Rock Night returns to Leviano bar in Lapa. On the first floor, the band Licor do Canavial well start things off at 8PM. Then, singer Christiano Dortas will perform pop and national and international rock beginning at 12:30AM. On the second floor singer Danilo de Moura will perform. Additionally, DJs Márilo and Chicote will spin pop, rock, electronica and hip-hop during the intervals between live performances.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Made in Rock at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the band Made in Rock returns to Lapa Irish Pub to perform some classic rock live. 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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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

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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