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

Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: Noon returns to 00 with a very special guest appearance. No Regular Play from Brooklyn, New York will make their Rio debut at the infamous day party. Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn, AKA No Regular Play, grew up surrounded by music, driving inspiration from hip hop and jazz. The duo studied Afro-Cuban rhythm and music in Havana, Cuba as well as jazz from the Manhattan School of Music. The two got their first taste of electronic music at a Wolf + Lamb party, which left an insatiable love for the genre.

Two years later, the Greg and Nick formed No Regular Play, after meeting Zev and Gadi from Wolf + Lamb. Since then, they have produced hit after hit on the Wolf + Lamb label. They have toured the world playing from Sao Paulo to Tokyo. This will be their first show in Rio and will be supported by Carioca Vivi Seixas and San Francisco transplant Mike Frugaletti as well as Bootleg resident Jonas Rocha.


Rock Voador 30 Anos (Lapa)
Circo Voador has been throwing epic shows and featured some of the biggest Brazilian and international names of the music business for 30 years now. Celebrating 30 years of success, tonight will honor some of the more unforgettable performances as Circo welcomes back to the stage Bacamarte, Água Brava e o Tributo Oficial ao Celso Blues Boy.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

Eu Faço Cultura – Seu Jorge (Lapa)
Fundicao Progresso welcomes samba and pop star, Seu Gorge. Brought up in the favela of Belford Roxo, Gorge became known as a musical prodigy in the favelas. After being discovered, he has led a successful career , citing Stevie Wonder and a major musical influence.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Noon (Gávea)
Noon returns to 00 with an exceptional treat. No Regular Play will make their Rio debut at one of Rio’s best and only day Parties. The two have reached major success with their production on Wolf + Lamb’s label and many others. They are supported by married DJ couple Vivi Seixas and Mike Frugaletti, and local Jonas Rocha.
00 – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Contact venue

Nuth (Barra da Tijuca)
One of the few venues in Rio with a spacious venue, nice jungle theme, three floors and a pool table. There is also another location in Lagoa so be sure to check them both out.
Nuth – 11PM
Av. Armando Lombardi 999, Barra de Tijuca – Tel: (21) 3153-8595/2495-6008
Entrance: Check with venue

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Yuri Popoff e Quinteto (Lapa)
Bassist and composer Yuri Popoff will perform his arrangements, specifically made for jazz lovers alike. Come groove to some smooth tunes at one of Rio’s best known venues.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Gafeira Signus e Groupo Samboleo (Lapa)
Only come to this party if you are ready to dance. Not only will the classic Brazilian samba make you move, but dancers from the Companhia de Dança Carlinhos de Jesus will be circulating around the floor, making sure no one stands still!
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R$30


Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema. Tonight come dressed to impress as the American owned bar hosts a Halloween party, offering prizes for the best costume and a witches brew.
Blue Agave
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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

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

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