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DJ Jazzy JeffSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Cais da Imperatriz and the DOOM party present very special guest, DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Well known for his work with actor and rapper Will Smith, aka The Fresh Prince, in the late 1980s and 1990s, DJ Jazzy Jeff has been spinning for over thirty years.

He has released multiple recordings both as a solo artist and as part of the DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince duo. In addition to Will Smith, Jeff has worked with artists including CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, Method Man, and Mac Miller, among others.

During the night, DJs Donie Jay, Bertoletti, and Bevilaqua also will spin.


DJ Jazzy Jeff (Saúde)
The DOOM party presents very special guest DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning live tonight at Cais da Imperatriz in Saúde.
Cais da Imperatriz – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 145, Saúde – Tel: (21) 3026-5033/(21) 8157-4852
Entrance: R$50-R$70

Battles (Copacabana)
It’s time again for beer battles and dueling iPods as the Battles party returns tonight to Copacabana’s Fosfobox. As always there will be games; “Battle Beer” and “Battle Shots” (similar to the game Battleship, but with beer). In the venue’s subsolo (basment) there will be Team Battles!, where six DJs with iPods battle it out to pick the sets, while above at the Fosfobar, DJs spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Funk the Chic (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s La Paz hosts the Funk the Chic party with DJs Saddock, Vinicius Tesfon, Nath Tupinambá and Coryso spinning on the first stage and DJs Lucio Branco, Ambassodors, Rafa Canholato, and Pedro Piu spinningon the second stage. On the third stage, Carlos Joint, Gabriella Garcia, Bernardo Mendes and Gabriela Monnerat will throw down.
La Paz – 11PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$20 -R$30

Aquarela.som (Gávea)
Tonight, it’s time again the Aquarela.som party at Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero). DJ Ailton Areas will spin.
00 – 6PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Shine On, Bitch! (Lagoa)
Tonight, Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts a special edition of the Shine On, Bitch! party. DJs Tucho, Wally, Raphael de Luca and Gui Kaercher will spin and Budweiser will be dose dupla (two for one) all night long.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: Women and VIP and for men entrance is R$40

Baile De Peruas (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Cave presents the Baile De Peruas, Moulin Rouge Edition with Liana Padilha, Nana Torres, Ananda Nobre and more spinning during the event. Additionally, there will be a go go girl dancer show.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$60

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

Miroir Flower Flower (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight presents Miroir Flower Flower with Juan Díaz spinning the best of EDM and house
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Claudinho Guimarães and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Nelson Felix 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

Trio Rapacuia, Toca na Surdina and Simone Lial (Centro)
At 7:30PM, singer Simone Lial will again get things started with jazz and Brazilian rhythms at Rio Scenarium. Then at 11PM the group Toca na Surdina will perform their unique blend of pop and samba. Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, the group Trio Rapacuia will play some of the best forró you can hear any in the city tonight. Their show will include thier reinterpreatations of works by Luiz Gonzaga, Jackson do Pandeiro, João do Vale, Dominguinhos, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Geraldo Azevedo and Zé Ramalho, 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

Let’s Pop (Lapa)
It’s time for the Let’s Pop party again tonight at Leviano bar in Lapa. On the first floor bands Licor do Canavial and Johnny’s Band will play, while on the second floor the band XXXXXXXXXX will cover the best of Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, the Police and the Beatles. DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin during show breaks.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Big Phat Mama – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for blues at Lapa Irish Pub tonight as the band Big Phat Mama plays live with special guest Big Gilson. 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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