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Judas-Priest-2015-destaque2Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight legendary British heavy metal band Juda Priest will return to the city to perform live at Vivo Rio.

The band is lead by singer Rob Halford, with current members also including Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton, Scott Travis, and Richie Faulkner.

Formed in 1969 in Birmingham, England, Judas Priest has released seventeen studio albums, which combined have sold over 45 million copies worldwide

Considered by many critics to be one of the most influential metal bands in global music history, Judas Priest’s hits include, “Breaking the Law“, “Pain Killer“, “The Sentinel”, “Beyond the Realms of Death”, “Electric Eye“, “Victim of Changes”, and “Hell Bent for Leather,” among many others.


Kassin and Chocotones (Lapa)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will present guitarist and vocalist Kassin and Chocotones live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Kassin will perform his solo works accompanied by keyboardist Donatinho, bassist Alberto Continentino and percussionist Stéphane San Juan.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Judas Priest (Parque do Flamengo)
Iconic heavy metal band Judas Priest will return to Rio de Janeiro tonight to perform live in Vivo Rio.
Vivo Rio – 8:30PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$110 – R$340


Wobble (Copacabana)
Fosfobox continues to celebrate its 11th anniversary tonight as it presents a new edition of the very popular Wobble party. That means it’s time again for the best of bass, trap, UK garage and ghetto house. Tonight DJs Neguim Beats, Diamond Bass, DRIPMOB, Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz will spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Veneno (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while the Acasalamento Sound System takes over second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Ensaios Zona Sul (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will present the Ensaios Zona Sul party with DJ Tubarão spinning throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Sarah and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Henrique Cazes will open the night at Rio Scenarium with a performance the best of contemporary choro in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the city of Rio and the 150th anniversary of choro. Singer Sarah will follow at 10:30PM with her powerful repetoire of samba.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa) Tonight at Lapa’s
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor. On the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by singer Marcelo Mimoso. Additionally, DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25


Bruno Costa @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Bruno Costa will perform a live acoustic session at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Morangohype @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the first edition of Morangohype. Performing live during the event will be doom metal band Baphomaster, São Paulo and João Pessoa punk band Baga, Brasília hardcore band Cadibóde, and Rio rock band Diabo Verde.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 7PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong. Tuesdays through Fridays, the restaurant offers executive lunches from 12PM to 4PM for R$29.50 and Happy Hour from 6PM to 8PM features drink specials including caipirinhas and caipikongs for R$9.50 and four Bohemias for the price of three. Additionally on Thursdays, DJ Mary Byker, owner of Mekong and vocalist for Pop Will Eat Itself, spins during Happy Hour beginning at 7PM.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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