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WelovepassionThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will celebrate three years of the Yes! We Love Passion party.

Tonight’s edition of the party will feature an open bar until 4AM and DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Luca spinning the best of house, hip hop, and funk.

The open bar will include beer, vodka, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex On The Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas. There will also be Red Bull on the open bar until midnight and sparkling wine for women. Additionally, Temakeria will provide Japanese cuisine.


Quiz Night Rio Xmas Special @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa Irish Pub will host a special Xmas edition of Quiz Night Rio.The night will feature four to ten rounds of holiday-themed questions about Brazilian and International general knowledge. Teams of two to six players will compete for a prize. Entrance is half price, $R5, tonight and at all Quiz Night Rio events until the end of the month. Following Quiz Night Rio, Erik Mostar will perform the best of rock, country and folk live.
Lapa Irish Pub –9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$5

Close Up Magic Show with William Mandell (Ipanema)
Tonight American illusionist William Mandell returns to the Gringo Café in Ipanama from 8PM to 11PM for a Close up Magic Show that promises to amaze all in attendance.
Gringo Cafe – 8PM-11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free. Food and drinks prices vary.


Batucadas Brasileiras (Lapa)
The drumming group, Batucadas Brasileiras, will perform live at Circo Voador tonight in support of the Escola de Percussão Batucadas Brasileiras initiative.
Margareth Menezes, Baby do Brasil, Emanuelle Araújo, Zélia Duncan, Zeca Baleiro, Roberto Mendes, João do Boi and Moacyr Luz will also perform live during the event.
Circo Voador– 9:30PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80


MAD (Copacabana)
Tonight it’s time for the best of tech and deep house as Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the MAD party with Mauricio Lopes and Manara.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero). DJs RV, Vinelli, Lulinha, and Farinha will spin 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

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, Beto Artista and special guest DJ, Lucas Rizzotto will jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems. Acaslamento Sound System will take over the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Yes! We Love Passion (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will celebrate three years of the Yes! We Love Passion party with DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Luca spinning and a bar open until 4AM.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$10-R$50

Andrew Gracie and Junior Campos. (Lagoa)
Tonight Rio DJs Andrew Gracie and Junior Campos will spin the best of EDM and house at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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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 at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present Marcelo Mimoso performing live with special guests. 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

Toninho Geraes and Allende (Lapa)
Allende, winner of the Novos Bambas 2014 competition, will start things off tonight at 8:30PM and Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30PM.. Geraes has composed for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho and during his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. Additionally, he will reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Dhi Ribeiro and Carla Gomes (Centro)
At 7:30PM, singer Carla Gomes will get things started again tonight at Rio Scenarium by performing her original compositions as well as her reinterpretations of well known MPB songs. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 10:30PM with the best of samba, romantic samba and samba rock.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


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. Additionally, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, Tony Boka performs live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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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