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edsheeranThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform live in HSBC Arena.

Known for hits that include “Sing”, “A Team”, and “I See Fire”, Sheeran’s biggest single, to date, “Thinking Out Loud“, has generated sales of over 1 million copies worldwide.

He arrives in Rio tonight during his ongoing world tour in support of his second studio album entitled, x (multiply). This marks Sheeran’s debut appearance in the city.

British singer-songwriter Antonio Lulic will open the night.


Melyra and Statik Majik (Méier)
Tonight Imperator Novo Rock presents metal bands Melyra and Statik Majik live at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méir. Additionally during the night,DJ Cammy Marino will spin and VJ Luciano Cian will provide visuals.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 8PM
Rua Dias da Cruz170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$10-R$15

Ed Sheeran (Barra da Tijuca)
British singer-songwriter and guitarist Ed Sheeran will perform live in Barra da Tijuca’s HSBC Arena tonight and British singer-songwriter Antonio Lulic will open the night.
HSBC Arena – 10PM
Av. Embaixador Abelardo Bueno 3401, Barra da Tijuca– Tel: (21) 3035-5200
Entrance: R$240


Level with Digitaria (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of tech and deep house as the Level party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox club tonight with special guest, Digitaria. The DJing duo from Minas Gerais is currently touring Brazil and will spin tonight in the subsolo (basement) along with DJs Flow & Zeo and Anna. Additionally during the night, the Slap! party with DJ Bout will take place at the Fosfobar. VJ Diogo Mosciaro, aka DCM, will provide visuals during the night and Heinekens will be two for one until 1AM.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Veneno and Baile do Dorly (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 Baile do Dorly with DJ Dorly filling the second floor with the sounds of trap and future bass.
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 very special guest MC Marcinho.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Cosmic (Arpoador)
Tonight the CAVE club in Arpoador will host its newest party, Cosmic. Nana Torres, Art in Motion, Gabriel Boni, and Bruce Leroys will spin throughout the night until 9AM on Friday morning.
Cave – 11:45PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40-R$60

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Coisa Nossa and Janaína Moreno (Centro)
Tonight singer-songwriter Janaína Moreno will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM by performing the best of MPB and works from her first album. The group Cosia Nossa will follow at 10:30PM will the best of samba.
Rio Scenarium-7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Salsa and Forró 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, while 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

Tempero Carioca and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba again tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30PM. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


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

New Wave Hookers @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host the New Wave Hookers event with DJs Felipe Varne and Kleber Tuma spinning the best of 80s rock and Wilson Power spinning the best of new wave, post-punk and more.
Saloon 79 – 10PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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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