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Pasta BaseSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After his show as part of Festival Multiplicidade on Thursday night, Danish electronic musician Nick Eriksen, better known as Taragana Pyjarama, will spin live as part of the Pasta Base party tonight at Centro’s La Paz club.

Also during the night BoTECOeletro, Omulu, and Pedro Piu will spin the best of tech and deep house while VJ Mad Dog provides visuals.

Meanwhile on a separate stage of the venue, DJs Tiago Luz, Rogerio Pessoa, Rodolfo Vaz and Chico Abreu will also spin.


Roupa Nova (Barra da Tijuca)
Famous for their hits in the 80s and 90s, Brazilian pop band, Roupa Nova will play live again tonight at Barra da Tijuca’s Citibank Hall.
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: R$90 – R$200


7 Day Weekend (Copacabana)
Tonight the 7 Day Weekend party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox with resident DJs Sal and Schlaepfer spinning in the subsolo (basement) and musician João Brasil joining in during the event.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Undgerground Sessions (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) presents Undgerground Sessions with Black Birdz , Rod B., Ayrex, JPHILLIPPS and Joint, Buda DJ, and Saulo Ferraro.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Dr. Morphy (Lagoa)
Tonight, Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Dr. Morphy party with DJs Caur, Magghu, Ayman, and Wally spinning throughout the event.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Orelha spinning various beats. There will be an open bar until 12AM with beer, Sex on the Beach, caipirinha, and water. Additionally, beers, tequilia, Sex on the Beach and Vodka Nacional will be dose dupla (two for one) all night long.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Pop ‘N’ Roll Máfia (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the Pop ‘N’ Roll Roll Cinematográfica 2.0 event. DJs Millah Bass, Felipe Malfoy, Rebbeca Fox and Fernanda Fox will spin pop, eletropop, hits and funk on the first stage, while DJs Wagner Fester and Ian Garcez spin rock and indie rock on the second stage. Welcome shots will be given to the first one hundred attendess and popcorn and M&M’s will be distributed throughout the night. Budweisers will also be dose dupla (two-for-one) all night long.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Dudu Linhares and Marie Bouret (Lagoa)
DJs Dudu Linhares and Marie Bouret will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Ana Costa and JP Silva (Lapa)
JP Silva will start things off tonight at 9:30PM at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema and singer Ana Costa will follow at 11:30PM. Costa is known for reinvigorating the sounds of old samba and will perform a lively repertoire, including songs from her 3rd album entitled, Today is the Best Place.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Maria Filó, Empolga às 9 and Cartola de Noel (Centro)
At 8PM, the band Cartola de Noel will get things started again tonight at Rio Scenarium with a performance of authentic samba. The group Empolga às 9 will follow at 11PM with their eclectic repertoire that includes everything from samaba to frevo to maracatu. Finaly beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Maria Filó again will play some of the best forró you can hear any in the city tonight. Their show will include thier reinterpreatations of the works Luiz Gonzaga, Marinês, Dominguinhos and Sivuca, among others.
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 it’s time for Leviano Rock Night at Leviano bar in Lapa. On the first floor, bands Licor do Canavial and Johnny’s will play the best of pop and rock, while on the second floor the resident band of the Ploc 80s party, Perdidos na Selva will perform. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin the best of pop rock, electronic and hip hop during the night.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Café Irlanda – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of traditional Irish music as the band Café Irlanda plays live at Lapa Irish Pub. Located beside Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor with its welcoming and familiar feel makes it a great place to drink them in while enjoying some quality live music.
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

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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