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Bomba SantaThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of axé, brega-pop, funk, tecno-tosqueiras, hip-hoparangolé, rock-capricho, and all of the other sounds that have helped the Bomba Santa parties become increasingly popular events.

Tonight the party holds a special DJ Narciso birthday edition at Copacabana’s Fosfofox with more than a dozen DJs throwing down to keep the celebration going well into the morning.

DJs Fl3sh Disco, Bárbara Oliveira and Eduardo Castelo, Richard L, Beta Figueiredo, Felipe Rodrigues, PJ Barra, Caio Costa, Rennan Guerra, Andre Duarte, Ingrid Gründig, Paloma and Jeff will spin at the Fosfobar, tonight dubbed the “Pistafodona.” Meanwhile, DJs Narciso, Julha Gameiro, Batcambunda and # FolatruaVJs will hold things down in Fosfobox’s subsolo (basement).


Tonight Comuna in Botafogo hosts PSILOSAMPLES, a project by Brazilian producer Zé Rolê that takes classic Brazilian music, remixes it, reinterprets it and makes it into something truly unique and fresh.
Comuna – 8PM
Rua Sorocaba 585, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2225 – 0362
Entrance: R$12


“DCara” – Marcelo Eco Exhibition (Ipanema)
Tonight the Homegrown gallery in Ipanema opens “DCara”, an exhibition by graffiti artist Marcelo Eco. The exhibition features a main screen, smaller screens, a sculpture, serigraphs and the skethchbook by the artist.Eco will also launch his new Puma print t-shirt. The exhibition will run through August 30th. It will be open on Mondays through Fridays from 10AM to 8PM and on Saturdays from 12PM to 6PM.
Galeria Homegrown– 6PM-10PM
Rua Maria Quitéria, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513 2160
Entrance: Free


Bomba Santa(Copacabana)
The Bomba Santa party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight with over a dozen DJs spinning during the special Narciso birthday edition.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$50

Veneno (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems. Two for one promotions on caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16-R$28

Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs Farinha, Bruno Vineli, Lulinha, and RV spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R20-R$40

We Love Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host a seven-hour open bar party tonight with this week’s edition of the We Love Open Bar party. DJs Ronaldo and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk and the open bar will feature Antarctica beer, vodka, Hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas until 4AM.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Slutty Beach (Lagoa)
DJs Tubarão, AndreLLer, Flavia Xexéo and Raphael De Luca will spin the best of electronic, soul, funk and more, as Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts the Slutty Beach party tonight.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Mednas and John Failly o (Lagoa)
DJs Mednas and John Failly will spin house and EDM 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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Tempero Carioca and Inácio Rios (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Inácio Rios gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 11PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio. 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

Dhi Ribeiro and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
Nó na Madeira starts off the night at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM and singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 10:30PM.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Navar and Friedns Band – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight, the Navar and Friends band will bring traditional Irish music, complete with pipes and fiddle, to the Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and 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 Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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