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Hamilton de Holanda July 3rdThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight famous Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda returns with his orchestra to Lapa’s Circo Voador for another edition of Baile do Almeidinha.

Started in 2012, Baile do Almeidinha is a reoccurring event at Circo Voador where Holanda invites fellow musicians and friends to perform with him and his orchestra.

Tonight they will welcome special guests Roberta Sá and Jaques Morelenbaun for a tribute to famous Brazilian songwriter and musician Tom Jobim. Live performances of the works of Pixinguinha and Paulinho da Viola, among others, will also be included in the show tonight.


Baile do Almeidinha with Hamilton de Holanda and Orquestra – Tribute to Tom Jobim (Lapa)
Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda and his orquestra are joined by special guests Roberta Sá and Jaques Morelenbaun for a live show paying tribute to the works of Tom Jobim at Lapa’s Circo Voador tonight.
Circo Voador– 8PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$70-R$140


Nigga High as S*** (Copacabana)
It’s time for hip hop, r&b, rap and trap as Copacabana’s Fosfobox hosts the Nigga High as S*** party beginning at 11PM. DJs Dorly and Doug Def will spin rap and trap, while DJs Julie, Fernando Henri and special guest Beta of Drop Dead Divas will spin hip hop, r&b and more.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Old is Black (Gávea)
Tonight Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black party with DJs Farinha, Bruno Vineli, Lulinha, and RV 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
Entrance: R$30-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 is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16-R$28

Giovannetti and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
DJs Giovannetti and Junior Campos will spin the best of house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight beginning at 11PM.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Toninho Geraes and Samba Urbano (Lapa)
The band Samba Urbano will get things started at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema with lively samba beginning at 8:30 PM and will be followed by Toninho Geraes at 10:30 PM with his interpretations of 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

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar, the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will deliver some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio. DJ Angolano will spin samba and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró before, between and after the shows.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Ana Costa and Roberta Espinosa (Centro)
Singer Roberta Espinosa starts things off again tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30 PM with her show “Canta na Bossa que ela é Nossa” and singer-songwriter Ana Costa will follow at 10:30 PM with a show that includes performances of works from her third album entitled, Hoje é o melhor lugar.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25 – R$40


Banda Whitesnake Starkers – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for classic rock with the band Whitesnake Starkers tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
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

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 – 9AM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers in a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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

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