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Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Clubbing returns to Lapa with their 4th edition. Bringing a new sense of music and style to Lapa, Clubbing is growing with exponential possibilities. Bringing the best local and international DJ talent from the electronic scene, its no wonder this party has taken off flying. This time expect to hear Irish DJ and producer Aki Bergen, plus local favorite DJ Nepal and more.


Blitz (Lapa)
Blitz was born on stage at Circo Voador and made themselves known with their ​​memorable presentations. Blitz returns to Circo Voador to celebrate their 30 years together! Opening the show will be singer Dona Joana.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue

O Rappa (Lapa)
The legendary group O Rappa returns for a second night of fun at Fundicao Progresso with the package sounds of dub, reggae, rock riffs and rap, preaching critical messages that address situations in Brazil from their own perspective. Members of Rappa have fought the fight against social inequality, acting on several fronts, either in funding projects that encourage the inclusion of the young sidelined society or in recruiting players from underserved communities to join in their movement.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220.5070
Entrance: Check with venue


Clubbing (Lapa)
Clubbing is back for their 4th edition at Leviano in Lapa. One of the few electronic nights in Lapa, Clubbing has taken the neighborhood by storm. This edition will feature Irish DJ and producer Aki Bergen, who’s well known for his collaborations with respected producers Ralphi Rosario, Miguel Migs, Dannii Minogue, Milton Jackson, Pezzner and more. He is joined on the stage by local heavy hitter DJ Nepal. As always residents Mike Frugaletti and Vivi Seixas will provide support along with U.K. rock star and lead singer Mary Byker, owner of the popular Thai restaurant Mekong.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: Ladies R$25, Men R$30

Stereo Zero (Gávea)
The evening begins with happy hour and full rhythm lounge. As the night progresses, DJs Cobra & José Roberto Mahr, and VJ Isa present new releases and classic remixes of indie rock, pop, new disco, club house and all the variations in between.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Check with venue

Rockaway! (Botafogo)
Let rock n roll be your guide tonight with the best of your favorite rock hits at one of Rio’s favorite venues, Casa da Matriz. The main floor will feature DJs Polly, Ivy and Grazzia, while support in the other room from DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Thiago Burgos.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

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


André Saisse & Samba de Raiz (Lapa)
The singer-songwriter has recorded compositions with Zé Ramalho and Banda Rasta Pé. Navigating the fine world of samba, André Saisse & Samba de Raiz interpret the sounds with Roberto Ribeiro, João Nogueira, Clara Nunes, Top Hat, Paulinho da Viola and other masters.
Cachaçaria Mangue Seco – 11:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 23, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3852-1947
Entrance: R$15

Ana Costa (Lapa)
Ana Costa is a revelation of the old samba, with her voice, talent, charm and warmth, Ana performs songs from her album “New Target”, praised by critics as a “soul of samba”.
Carioca da Gema – 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 79 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Guacamole (Ipanema)
Rio de Janeiro welcomes Guacamole with open arms. This festive mexican restaurant represents Mexico with a beautiful decor and a mariachi band who sings table-side, along with an array of tequila and drink specials. Enjoy truly excellent mexican cuisine at its finest at one of the best mexican restaurants in Rio.
Guacamole – 6:00PM
Rua Jardim Botânico , 129, Jardim Botanico – Tel: (47) 3366-0311
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: Free

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