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sharonvanettenThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sharon Van Etten will perform live in Rio de Janeiro for the first time tonight.

The show, which comes just days after the release of Van Etten’s new five-song EP entitled, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, will take place at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira, located in in the city’s Zona Norte (North Zone) neighborhood of Méier.

To date, Van Etten has released four full-length studio albums and with each release, from her sparse debut album, Because I Was in Love to the most recent album release, Are We There, to the I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP, Van Etten’s music has become fuller, featuring more elaborate arrangements and more polished production.

This is a great time to see an artist during a peak in her career.


Backstreet Boys (Barra da Tijuca)
Tonight, veteran boy band, Backstreet Boys return to perform the second of two scheduled shows at Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca. Both shows are part of the South American leg of the ongoing Backstreet Boys` In a World Like This Tour, held in support of the group’s eighth studio album of the same name. The five Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell, officially formed the group on April 30, 1993 and are going strong today, selling out shows around the world.
Citibank Hall – 9:30PM
Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Entrance: SOLDOUT

Village Jockey Club with Anitta (Gávea)
Tonight the Village Jockey Club festival will present the The Cone Crew Diretoria with Anitta and Flora Mattos performing live. The festival began on June 4th in the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea and will continue through the 21st with both international and national musicians and bands performing live, as well as parties, food, food trucks and more.
Jockey Club – 8PM tonight and the event will run today through the 21st.
Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro Tribuna C, Praça Santos Dumont, 31, Gávea – Tel: (21) 99614-1888
Entrance:R$25 for daytime programming and R$40 for nighttime programming

Sharon Van Etten (Méier)
Tonight American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sharon Van Etten will perform live in Rio de Janeiro for the first time. Thanks to the help of Queremos, a Rio-based crowdfunded kickstarter, that connects musicians, agents, fans and venues, the show will take place tonight at Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira in Méir.
Imperator Centro Cultural João Nogueira – 9:30PM
Rua Dias da Cruz 170, Méier– Tel: (21) 2597-3897
Entrance: R$80-R$160

The Platters (Flamengo)
Tonight Vivo Rio hosts a live performance by The Platters, one of the most successful vocal groups of the 1950’s.
Vivo Rio – 9PM
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique 85, Parque do Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$120 – R$240

RVIVR (Botafogo)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv presents the North American band RVIVR live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Additionally during the night, Ostra Brains and Panorama Dreams will perform.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20


Porn (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of trap, twerk, bass, boom bap, deep house and techno as the Porn party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Marginal Men, and Juru Dutra will spin in the subsolo (basement) with Bernando de Marsillac Romeiro Neto serving as master of ceremonies. Additionally, Breaking Leg and Pedro PIu will spin above at the Fosfobar during the night.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$60

Move to Rock (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Move to Rock party with DJ JR Mahr and special guest DJ Mamede spinning the best of classic and new rock throughout the night. With its location on the rooftop of the Pestana Rio Atlântica hotel facing the famous Copacabana beach, The Top of Pestana venue 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.
Top of Pestana – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica 2964, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 97547-4075
Entrance: R$30 – R$70
For more information and to make reservations: reservas[at]topofpestana[dot]

Veneno and Get Glam (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 Festa Variada will take over 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

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

Breaking Rules(Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will host the Breaking Rules party with DJs Lorão and Mondraga spinning the best of hip hop.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898, Whatsapp: (21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Artigo Esgotado and Chico Salles (Centro)
Chico Salles will start things off at Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30PM with the best of samba and the group Artigo Esgotado will follow with more lively samba, beginning at 10:30PM
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 Marcelo Mimoso. 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 Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Tonight at 8:30PM, Nelson Felix 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
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


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

Don’t Hide (Ipanema)
Tonight The Da Vincci Lounge in Ipanema will host the Don’t Hide weekly party. 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

Tem Rock @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 in Botafogo will present Tem Rock with the bands Catrancos, Barrancos, and Stone Men performing live.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the show will begin at 8:30PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – 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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