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madThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the best of tech and deep house as the MAD Thursday series returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.

MAD stands for the event’s producers, MAU, Amazing Disgusting and DMNA and tonight they will present live performances by DJ and music producer BQVC, AKA Bruno Queiroz and electronic musician Tati Pimont.

Additionally resident DJs Maurício Lopes and Manara will spin in the subsolo (basement) during the night and DJ πollanda will spin above at the fosfobar.


As Cores do Rio (Ipanema)
Tonight the Homegrown Gallery in Ipanema opens “As Cores do Rio,” its first exhibition of 2015. Celebrating skateboarding and urban culture through the work of photographer and videographer Ronaldo Land, the exhibition will be open until January 29th.
Homegrown Gallery – 6PM-10PM
Rua Maria Quitéria 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513-2160
Entrance: FREE


MAD (Copacabana)
The MAD Thursday series will bring the best of tech and deep house to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with special guests BQVC,AKA Bruno Queiroz and electronic musician Tati Pimont.
Fosfobox – 11:45 PM
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) with DJs 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)
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 celebrate the summer season with DJs Tulio and Beto Artista spinning pop and rock anthems on the first floor. Additionally during the night, the Hot Stuff party will take place on 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

Yes! We Love Passion (Glória)
Tonight the Yes! We Love Passion returns to La Passion Club in Glória. The weekly party features an open bar until 4AM and DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Renato Edde 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
Entrance: R$10-R$60

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Toninho Geraes and Breno Alves (Lapa)
Breno Alves will kick off the live music tonight at Carioca da Gema at 8:30 PM. Then, composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30 PM. 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 – 8:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Jorginho do Império and Julieta Brandão (Centro)
At 7:30 PM, singer Julieta Brandão returns to once again will get things started at Rio Scenarium. Singer Jorginho do Império will then follow at 10:30 PM with his live show full of well known samba-enredos.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio 20 Casa, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

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 Vixe and Conterrâneos performing live. 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


Netos Bastardos de João, Highjack and Sanatório Geral @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time again for great music at Lapa Irish Pub as three bands, Netos Bastardos de João, Highjack and Sanatório Geral, perform live. 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
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

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 – 6PM
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 and drinks. Additionally, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday 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

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