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Neon Future FestivalSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –Tonight Marina da Glória’s outside area will host The Neon Future Festival, one of the biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) events in the city this year.

The open air festival will begin at 7PM and will be headlined by American superstar DJ, Steve Aoki.

Also taking to the decks during the festival will be the DJing Duo Felguk, São Paulo DJ Mario Fischetti, Rio DJ Johnny Glövez, Niterói born and Brasília-based DJ Raul Mendes, and the DJing Duo of Diogo Vaille and Marcelo Abreu, better known as Bruce Leroys. Additionally, VJ Vagalume will provide visuals during the event.

The festival is named for Aoki’s soon-to-be-released second album entitled, Neon Future I , which includes the singles “Rage the Night Away” featuring Waka Flocka Flame; “Delirious (Boneless)” featuring Kid Ink and “Free The Madness” ft. Machine Gun Kelly.


Neon Future Festival with Steve Aoki (Marina da Glória)
Tonight the Area Externa (Outside Area) of Marina da Glória will host the Neon Future Festival with DJs Steve Aoki, Felguk, Mario Fishetti, Johnny Glövez, Raul Mendes, Bernn and Bruce Leroys. VJ Vagalume will provide visuals during the event. Marina da Glória – 7PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, Glória
Entrance: R$85-R$460


TeKiller (Lapa)
It’s once again time for the popular TeKiller party at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia. It’s a special mariachi edition complete with sombreros, mustaches, maracas and of course, lots of tequila. There will be shots of tequila, tequila sunrises, margaritas, mojitos and the party’s trademark drink, the TeKiller Bomb, made with tequila, Red Bull and Jägermeister. The Battle of Tequila game will return, as will the Moshboat and the Beerbong of Desperado. There will also be bodyshots on stage with Anninha Wolff. DJs Roberto Cruz, Thiago Halleck, Fernando Prado, Mario Mamede, Larissa Conforto, Wilson Power and Renato Lima will spin. Additionally, there will be a very special karaoke competition entitled, karaokiller with the mariachi playing guitar as backup to the contestants.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Wake Up! 6th Anniversary (Copacabana)
Tonight the Wake Up! party will celebrate it’s sixth anniversary at Copacabna’s Fosfobox with DJs Beto Artista, FL3SH DISCO and Schlaepfer taking to the decks to spin the best of pop, indie and hits. Also spinning will be guest DJs from some of the biggest parties in Rio including Bomba Santa, 7 Day Weekend and Recalcada.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Festa Solta (Botafogo)
Tonight Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz will host the Solta party. DJs Patrick Gomez, Tomás Tróia and Julie will spin downstairs, while DJs Pinho, Diogo DIG and Gabriel Mesquita and Monique S. will spin the best of the sounds of Brazil upstairs. There will also be kibe, shots of Cachaça Chuva and jello shots distributed during the party.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Found (Gávea)
Beginnig at 9PM tonight, the Found party returns to Gávea’s chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero). DJs Rodrigo S., Bernardo Campos, Yuri Saba and Caio Bucker will spin the best of trap, house, and bass.
00 – 6PM
Av. Padre Leonel França 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 78963242
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Furacão 2000 (Lagoa)
The Furacão 2000 party returns to Lagoa’s Praia Club tonight with DJs Mendez and Raphael De Luca taking to the decks. Welcome shots of Santa Dose will be distributed to all party-goers who arrive by 1AM.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Neverland – “Espelho, Espelho Meu!” (Centro)
Tonight Centro’s Espaço Acústica will host the Neverland event, “Espelho, Espelho meu. Existe alguma festa mais bela do que eu?” (“Mirror, mirror mine. Is there any party more beautiful than me?”) edition. DJs Millah Bass, Dave Avigdor, Bruno Ambrozi and Julie will spin the best of pop, hip-hop, funk, Disney pop and other nostalgic tunes, while DJs Thiago Burgos, Igor Boechat and K-arina will spin the best of pop punk, indie and soundtracks.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, 2, Centro– (21) 2232-1299
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Dance Floor (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Dance Floor event with DJs Orelha, Locatelli, Dinho Porto and Venâncio Ygayara will spinning house and various beats. There will be an open bar until 4AM 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$80

Novelle Troupe and Andrew Gracie (Lagoa)
Novelle Troupe will perform and DJ Andrew Gracie 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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Claudinho Guimarães and JP Silva (Lapa)
JP Silva will start things off tonight at 9:30PM at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow 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

Remelexo, Toca na Surdina and Julieta Brandão(Centro)
Singer Julieta Brandão will start things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with the sounds samba and the group Toca na Surdina will follow at 11PM with more samba and pop. Then for the Forró na Madrugada segment of the night, Trio Remelexo will perform the best of forró from 2:30AM until sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40

Festa Barulhinho Bom – Cântarus and Ultravolts (Lapa)
Tonight in Lapa, it’s time for Festa Barulhinho Bom at Leviano bar. The band Ultravolts will start things out on the first floor, playing the hits Rappa, Natirutz, Bruno Mars and U2 and the band Cântarus will play on the second floor. Additionally, DJ Sandro Black will spin the best of pop and rock during the party.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Made in Rock – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of classic rock as the band Made in Rock 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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