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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Mescla is on at La Paz in Lapa, this time showcasing two floors of true underground music. The upstairs floor will be held down by Me Gusta, featuring São Paulo techno DJ and producer Alex Stein. He will be supported by KGB & Roger and Gustavo Tata. Downstairs will be a bit of funk, soul and breaks with guest DJ Trusty and locals Pedro Piu and Ricardo Estrella.

Of German descent, Alex Stein had a natural orientation for electronic music and has released tracks on Sprout, Uniform Recordings, Noise Music, Lo Kik Recordings and many more. Hailing from São Paulo, Trusty is a DJ and visual art innovator, combining both passions to bring the culture to the forefront, with very creative and forward thinking.


Rock in Rio (Barra da Tijuca)
Rock in Rio returns with an incredible lineup that is sure to make it one of the best years to date. Tonight’s lineup features Muse, Florence and the Machine, Viva a Raul Seixas com Detonautas, Zeca Baleiro and Zelia Duncan, Marky Ramone and Michale Graves, The Offspring and many many more.
Cidade do Rock – 1PM
Avenida Salvador Allende 1, Jacarepaguá
Entrance: “official tickets sold out”


Ritual: XFit Day Party (Santa Teresa)
House party Ritual has moved locale and will be happening today during the daytime at the Rio Forest Hostel. Residents Andrei Britto and Godi Osegueda invite guest Gian Filippo to join them on the decks as they kick off their new edition at an unbeatable price.
Rio Forest Hostel – 3PM
Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 517, Santa Teresa – Tel:(21) 3563-1020
Entrance: Free

Mescla (Centro)
Mescla is on again and this time at the new underground venue in Lapa simply called La Paz. Me Gusta meets Brazilian Wax for this powerhouse collaboration. On deck for the night is São Paulo techno DJ and producer Alex Stein. Local support from KGB & Roger, Gustavo Tata and downstairs special guest Trusty plus Brazilian Wax and Ricardo Estrella.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82- Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: tickets range from R$30- R$50

Noon (Gávea)
The time is right for the day parties. Noon returns to 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea, this time around showcasing Crosstown Rebels James What from the UK, with support from Matera, Gustavo MM and Peirão.
00 – 4PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$60-R$80

Colombian Love and Friendship Day party (Lapa)
The Colombian version of Valentine’s Day will be celebrated at Clube dos Democráticos in the heart of Lapa and is organized by Rumba Tipo Colombia. Expect to shake your hips to all kind of Latin music from salsa over cumbia to reggaeton including live salsa band Los Inmigrantes and try culinary specialties from Colombia.
Clube dos Democráticos – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 9201-4510
Entrance: R$15-25

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Festa Barulinho Bom (Lapa)
Festa Barulinho Bom is paying homage to the leader of Legião Urbana, Renato Russo with a cover band that plays dangerously close to the real thing! Also tribute band Seu Bando will pay funky tribute to the one and only Tim Maia, Brazil’s version of Curtis Mayfield.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20- R$30

Festa Mofo Lapa (Lapa)
One of Lapa’s most fun live music joints brings you the best of pop, mpb and samba all under one roof. Live music and DJs will get you moving.
Mofo Lapa – 9PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 94, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-9851
Entrance: R$25


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 – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Call for nightly prices

Gringo Café (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 Café – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$20

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