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mapeiThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Swedish-American singer Mapei will perform live at the Jockey Club do Rio de Janeiro in Gávea as part of the Village Jockey Club.

Following the success of the premier edition of the event last year during the World Cup, the Village Jockey Club festival began it’s second edition on June 4th. It will continue through Sunday, June 21st with both international and national musicians and bands performing live, as well as parties, food, food trucks and more.

Thus far the festival has hosted American rapper Jeremih, Brazillian DJs Tropkillaz, Brazillian singer Anitta and parties including a special Festa Junina with Preta Gil. Mapei will be the first performer during this, the third and final weekend of the festival.

Known for her hits “Don’t Wait” and “Change,” Mapei was last in Rio de Janeiro state as part of the lineup for the 2014 edition of the Ausländer Musik Festival, in Petrópolis.


Henry Schroy and Jorge Amorim (Lapa)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv presents live performances by bassist, composer and producer Henry Schroy and drummer and percussionist Jorge Amorim.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20

Village Jockey Club with Mapei (Gávea)
Tonight the Village Jockey Club festival will present Swedish-American singer Mapei 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 – 10PM 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$90 – R$200


Feira Junina de Food Trucks (Recreio Dos Bandeirantes)
Today the Feira Junina de Food Trucks begins at Américas Shopping located in the neighborhood of Recreio Dos Bandeirantes. Running through Sunday, June 21th, the free-entry fair will celebrate the Festa Junina holidays with twenty food trucks and participants including Bibocaft, Burgertopia, Contrabando beertruck, Paris Gourmet Food Truck, Ribz Truck and The Pub Truck, among others.
Américas Shopping – 4PM to 11PM today and tomorrow; 2PM to 11PM on Saturday; and 1PM to 10PM on Sunday.
Avenida das Américas 15500, Recreio Dos Bandeirantes – Tel: (21) 2442-9900
Entrance: FREE. Foods prices vary.


B-side and Xarpi (Copacabana)
It’s time again for the best of tech and deep b-sides, hip hop and rap as the B-side and Xarpi parties return to Fosfobox in Copacabana. During the second joint edition of the parties tonight, DJs Andre Menezes, Saraiva, Tucho and Ambassobor will spin on the Xarpi stage with Maria Guerra and Carol Otero on the mics during the night while DJs Rafael Lima, Chester Cave, Breaking Leg’s, Gustavo Reinert, Trescalle, JPhillips and Minimal Toy will spin on the B-side stage.
Fosfobox –11:30PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$15 – R$50

Move to Rock (Copacabana)
Tonight the Top of Pestana venue in Copacabana will host the Move to Rock party with DJs Muniz, Daniel Teruz, and Wilson Power spinning the best of rock during 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 Deep and Sex (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 spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and the Deep and Sex takes 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

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 Lorão, Mondraga, and ИICKØ 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 JP Silva (Lapa)
Tonight at 8:30PM, JP Silva will start things off at Carioca da Gema with the best of samba. 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

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 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 Mostara Preta and Paradoxo Delta performing live. Promotions during the event will include two-for-one specials on Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the show will begin at approximately 9PM.
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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