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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Festa POParty is back with at the Galeria Cafe in Ipanema. Tonights edition will pay tribute to the Columbian queen of pop and hip shaking, Shakira. Festa POParty happens every Thursday and is maintained by DJ Vino, from the Bear Nation Crew. The music at these parties range from all the favorites pop hits both here in Latin America and worldwide.

Shakira is a Columbian singer who gained popularity in the early 90’s and has held onto it until today. With hits such as Estoy Aqui, Ojos Asi, Dónde Estás Corazón? and more, the singer has definitely made her mark. Tonight, resident DJ Vino will pay homage, mixing in all her hits along with a variety of other pop goodness.


Festa POParty (Ipanema)
Festa POParty returns to Galeria Cafe in Ipanema with a special tribute edition to Shakira, the Columbian singer who conquered Latin America in teh early 90’s and has maintained her reign till today.
Galeria Café – 11PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$24 with guest list, R$40 without

Londra (Arpoador)
This is the lobby lounge of the luxury Hotel Fasano. It´s located on the beach avenue in Ipanema. DJ and live jazz. Perfect if you want to have a bit of the good life.
Londra at Hotel Fasano – 9PM
Rua do Mercado, 25 – Praça XV – Centro – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30 for Women, R$80 for Men

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Baile de Máscaras (Lapa)
Rio Scenarium is one of Rio’s most well known venues for Brazilian music. An incredible decor with live music and dancing. Tonight will feature the Baile de Máscaras, so come dressed to impressed with your best Carnaval masks.
Rio Scenarium – 10PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + Dj Chicote (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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