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sandboXThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight in Centro it’s time for the best of afrobeat, hip-hop, reggae, soul, funk, groove, house, cumbia, salsa, jazz, trap and more. The La Paz centro will host the SandboX and Favela Chic parties with very special guests Belgian DJ Mukambo and New York DJ and producer Nickodemus.

DJ Mukambo, known for his famous Groovalicious parties in Brussels, Belgium, will spin at the Sandbox stage and DJs Andrei Y, Gabriel Mattos, André Menezes, and Caio Santiago will also spin there during the night.

On the Favela Chic stage, DJ Nickodemus will spin. He is known for the Turntables on The Hudson parties in NY and for his remixes of Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Astor Piazzolla, and Billy Holiday, among others.

Additionally, during the night, boTECOeletro live with Ricardo Imperatore and DJ Moos Juh will perform on the Favela Chic stage.


“A Nacionalidade dos Objetos” Exhibition Opening (Centro)
Tonight Largo das Artes will host the opening of the “A Nacionalidade dos Objetos” (The Nationality of the Objects) exhibition. Featuring the works of Rio de Janeiro-based artist Tamirys Araújo and Spanish artist Camila Cañeque, the exhibition will run through January 31st. For the opening night, operating hours will be 10AM-7PM on Friday and 10AM-5PM on Saturday. The public intervention segment of the program will continue through Febuary 13th.
Largo das Artes – 7PM
Rua Luís de Camões 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 3325-2881
Entrance: FREE


Aviões do Forró (Barra da Tijuca)
Touring in support of their most recent release entitled, Lei da Vida (law of life), the band Aviões do Forró will perform live at Barra Music in Barra da Tijuca tonight. Singer Naldo Benny will open for the band.
Barra Music – Gates open at 10PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 11PM.
Av. Ayrton Senna 5850, Barra da Tijuca– Tel: (21) 3325-2881
Entrance: R$30


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

SandboX and Favela Chic (Centro )
Tonight La Paz welcomes special guests Belgian DJ Mukambo and New York DJ and producer Nickodemus as the venues hosts the SandboX and Favela Chic parties.
La Paz – 11:30 PM
Rua do Resende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
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 event tonight, there will be a special DJ Set Garimppo 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

Ensaios da Ludmilla (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir will present Ensaios da Ludmilla with MC Ludmilla and special guests.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa – Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Hot (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will host the fourth edition of the Hot party. DJs Jokerz, Marck, Bê Lima, Wally and De Luca will spin and promotions during the night include two for one Budweiser until 1AM. Entry to the event is free for women until 11:30 PM.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50. Entry for women is free until 11:30 PM.

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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, 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 Janaína Moreno (Centro)
At 7:30 PM, singer Janaína Moreno will get things started at Rio Scenarium with the best of MPB and samba. Singer Jorginho do Império will follow at 10:30 PM.
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 the groups Sotaque do Nordeste and Trio Pé de Serra 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


15 Dias @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for classic rock as the band 15 Dias performs at Lapa Irish Pub. 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 – 7PM
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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