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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Its time again for the Back 2 Black Festival, the biggest event of its kind in Latin America, featuring some of the top acts and performers of samba, hip hop, jazz, funk, r&b, maracatú and carimbó. This event has brought some of the top names not only to peform but also address major issues in the music business as well as debates and educational forums.

This Saturday is the second day of the event at Estação Lepoldina and will feature an array of artists such as Flavio Renegado, Emicida and Missy Elliot.


Bnegão & Seletores de Frequência(Lapa)
After 9 years, Bnegão & Seletores de Frequência return with their new album “Sintoniza Lá”. Circo Voador and Bnegão share an historic relationship, collaborating with pretty much every project throughout his career. Don’t miss the next chapter in the epic story.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Back 2 Black Festival (Leopoldina)
Back 2 Black Festival returns to Rio de Janeiro with a 3 day event featuring the best in samba, hip hop, jazz, funk, r&b, maracatú, carimbó and more. Tonights attractions will feature Naná Vasconcelos with Rio Maracatu, Lura & Jorge du Peixe, Hugh Masekela and the infamous Missy Elliot.
Estação Leopoldina – 10PM
Avenida Francisco Bicalho – Leopoldina – Tel:(21) 8163-5919


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

Satisfaction Party vs Arcade on Fire! (Botafogo)
A deadly duo comes to Casa da Matriz on Saturday night, as the two popular parties battle it out in top form. Aside form the arcade madness, expect to see a battle to the death from The Strokes vs. Madonna, Beatles vs. Back Street Boys, Justin Timberlake vs. Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters vs. Brittney Spears, Shakira vs. The Smiths, Franz Ferdinand vs. Katy Perry, Maroon vs. Phoenix 5, Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Michael Jackson and much much more!
Pista 3 – 11PM
Rua São João Batista, 14 – Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691
Entrance: R$20 with Lista Amiga & R$25 without

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Mangueira Samba Carnaval Rehearsal (Mangueira)
One of Rio’s most famous and oldest samba schools kicks of their rehearsals for next years Carnaval. Always a great time with singing, dancing, drinking, celebrity sitings and more.
Estação Mangueira – 10PM
R. Visconde de Niterói 1072, Mangueira – Tel: (21) 2567 4637
Entrance: Check with venue

Batuque na Cozinha(Lapa)
Four years after releasing their first CD, “Smile for Samba”, acclaimed by audiences and critics, the group “Batuque na Cozinha” return to the music scene again with their live DVD, titled “Rise Brazil”.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Banda Signus + Dr. Zeh (Lapa)
The band Signus shakes the entire room with the best gafieira in Rio. They will be hosted by the band Dr. Zeh banda at Lapa 40º.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


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: Not available at time of press

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
Come get your U.S.A. on at the Gringo Cafe, featuring all things great about America, including beers, food and atmosphere. Enjoy mac n cheese, sliders, Heineken and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A – Ipanema
Entrance: Free

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