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dogdaysThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the Dogs Days Are Over party returns to Copacabana’s Fosfobox with a very special Carnival edition. Sure the holiday is technically over but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop.

This will be the last edition of the party this season and the organizers intend to close it out in style with the very best of hip-hop, pop, rock, funk, and plenty of shots of Santa Dose.

At the Fosfobar DJs Bruno Machado and Konchá will spin while down below in the subsolo (basement), DJs Larissa Busch, Feijão, and Pedro Lofaro will take to the decks.


Fausto Fawcett Book Launch (Botafogo)
Tonight at Audio Rebel in Botafogo, Quintavant Qtv presents the release of poet, writer and composer Fausto Fawcett’s new book entitled “Pororoca Rave” (Ed. Tinta Negra). Chelpa Ferro and Vivian Caccuri will also participate during the night.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
R. Visconde Silva, 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


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

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 and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while the Shakethatass party takes over the second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Dogs Days Are Over(Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of indie, funk, pop, and hip-hop as the Dog Days Are Over party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight for its last party of the season.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

We Love House (Lagoa)
Do you love house? If so, then you might want head to the Praia Club in Lagoa for their We Love House, Ask to Quit Edition. There will be an open beer bar until 11PM and entrance to the party for women is free all night long.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30. Entrance fee for women is free.

Ensaios da Ludmilla (Lagoa)
MC Ludmilla returns to the posh Miroir in Lagoa tonight and will again be joined by special guests during her lively weekly show at the venue.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Tempero Carioca and Anderson Vaz (Lapa)
Anderson Vaz will kick off the live music tonight at Carioca da Gema at 8:30PM. The group Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM 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

Dhi Ribeiro and Marcos Novatto (Centro)
At 7:30PM, Marcos Novatto will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba, MPB, forró and sambalanço. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 10:30PM with 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

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, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Michel Gerard. 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


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, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo proudly presents Rodrigo Santos and Os Lenhadores performing live.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

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 – Open 6PM Monday through Saturday and 4PM on Sunday.
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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

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