Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – 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 the event will help to the summer session start early.
DJs Tulio, Beto Artista and special guest DJ, Lucas Rizzotto will jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems on the first floor.
On the second floor the Meninas Veneno (Poison Girls) will return to spin the best unsigned hits.
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.
Aki Onda (Ipanema)
Aki Onda will perform live tonight at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight as part of the ongoing 2014 edition of the experimental music festival Novas Frequências. Onda is a Japanese composer, electronic musician, and visual artist based in New York City, New York, United States.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs RV, Vinelli, Lulinha, and Farinha 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
Bang Rock Fest #2(Lapa)
Tonight the Lapa Irish Pub host the second edition of the Bang Rock Fest. Bands Stereophant, Drenna, Facção Caipira and Cândido will perform live.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
The weekly Veneno party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Yes! We Love Passion (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host the Yes! We Love Passion party featuring 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 feature 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.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
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 and special guest André Aragão. 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
Toninho Geraes and the Winner of the Novos Bambas 2014 Contest (Lapa)
The winner of the Novos Bambas 2014 contest will start off the night at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema at 8:30PM. Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30PM with his reinterpretions of works by 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
Gafieira Popular Brasileira and Nó na Madeira (Centro)
At 7:30PM the group Nó na Madeira will get things started at Rio Scenarium with their reinterpretations of works by Noca da Portela, Toninho Gerais, Gil Ribeiro, Vicente Viola, and Tibério Gaspar, among others. Then at 10:30PM, the group Gafieira Popular Brasileira will perform.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40
PUBS & BARS:
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
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
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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