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H.O.TThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Originally known as House on Thursdays, the H.O.T. party returns to Top of Pestana tonight with some of the best international and national DJs.

Tonight guests include Moshie, who will spin the best of EDM; Marck, who will spin future house; John Ferrys, who will spin trance; and Luan Nascimento who will spin deep house.

The Top of Pestana, with its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach is a venue that offers a unique and sophisticated environment. The space previously hosted Rio Music Conference (RMC) events and was home to the BudHotel events during last year’s World Cup tournament.

This is a great place to start your weekend early this week.


A Pé and Fábrica Nômade Sonora (Botafogo)
Tonight the bands A Pé and Fábrica Nômade Sonora will perform live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo.
Audio Rebel – 6PM – 10PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15


Wobble (Copacabana)
The popular Wobble party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with the very best of global bass, trap and UK garage. Special guests Sants and CESRV will spin in the subsolo (basement) with the Wobble crew, Rodrigo S., Marginal Men, and Fabio Heinz. Additionally during the night, DJs Bento and Mestre Xim will spin at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$22-R$50

Clube Black (Gávea)
Tonight the Clube Black party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs RV, Flavia Xexeo, Saci, Lulinha, and Bruno Vinelli spinning the best of hip hop throught the night. .
00 (Zero Zero) –11PM
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 Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and the Putos party will take over the second floor during the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

H.O.T. (Copacabana)
The Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana presents the H.O.T. Party tonight with Moshie, Marck, John Ferrys, and Luan Nascimento spinning the best of EDM, future house, trance, and deep house throughout the night.
Top of Pestana – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$40 – R$60

Naldo Benny (Lagoa)
On Thursday nights in July, the posh Lagoa nightclub, Miroir, is hosting Naldo Benny and weekly live performances of his works featured in his DVD “Multishow ao vivo: Naldo Benny.” Additionally each week Benny welcomes special guests. Tonight MC Willian and Duda will join the party.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Sambarock da Silva and Bruno Maia and Nelson Félix (Centro)
Singer Nelson Félix will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM with the best of samba and the band Sambarock with Silva and Bruno Maia will follow at 10:30PM with the best of modern samba and their reinterpretations of works by Beth Caravlho, Elis Regina, Gilberto Gil, Paulinho da Viola, Maria Rita, Jorge Benjor and Seu Jorge, among others.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Salsa and Forró 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. Later on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by the groups Trio Pé de Serra and Estopim. 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 (Cash only)

Toninho Geraes and Marcelle Motta (Lapa)
Tonight at 8:30PM, Marcelle Motta will start things off at Carioca da Gema with the best of samba. Then, composer and singer Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30PM. 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 –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25 (Cash only)


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you want to hear 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

OMG Lounge (Leblon)
Tonight it`s time for the best of live jazz at the new OMG Lounge in Leblon. Opened in March, the OMG Lounge has been attracting both locals and tourists alike. In addition to offering an intimate atmosphere and new varieties of food and drinks, the venue is hosting events on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
OMG Lounge – 9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1321, Leblon – Tel:(21) 3083-6486
Entrance: See venue for more information.

Don’t Hide (Ipanema)
Tonight the Don’t Hide weekly party returns to the Da Vincci Lounge in Ipanema. Caipirinhas will be free until midnight and DJs Ricardo Martins and Guga Fernandes will spin the best of house, deep house, reggaeton, cumbia, hip hop and funk chic throughout the night.
Da Vincci Lounge – 11PM
Rua Gomes Carneiro, 132, IPANEMA – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Paul Serran @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Paul Serran will launch his latest album, O Lado Illuminado da Vida, live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo. During the show he will be accompanied by George Israel, Selvagem Big Abreu and additional special guests. Dennis Sieber will open the night and DJs Leo 77, Theddy-O, and Ricardo Abrahin will spin during show intervals.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 8PM and the show will begin at approximately 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With 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 Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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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