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La Passion June 5thThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time again for the Open Bar Sertanejo Universitário party at La Passion Club in Glória tonight with DJ Ronaldo, of Fm O Dia. DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Lucca will also be there to spin the best of the Sertanejo Universitário (new Brazilian country) genre.

The open bar will feature vodka, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Antárctica beer, Malibu pineapple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water, and soft drinks. There will also be a buffet of salgados (savoury snacks) until 1AM.


Hamilton de Holanda with Serjão Loroza and Marcos Suzano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador, Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda pays homage to the works of João Nogueira with the help of special guests Serjão Loroza and Marcos Suzano.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$30-R$60

AUTO Live (Botafogo)
The AUTO event at Botafogo’s Comuna presents Savio de Queiroz, Marcelo Mudou and Cassius Augusto live.
Comuna – Gates open at 8PM
Rua Sorocaba 585, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2225 – 0362
Entrance: R$10


Open Bar Sertanejo Universitário (Glória)
Tonight DJs Ronaldo, Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Lucca spin the best of Sertanejo Universitário at La Passion Club in Glória. The open bar will feature vodka, Hi-Fi, cerveja, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and a buffet of salgados.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo, 200 – Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$15-R$60

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.

Kevin Barnett (Lagoa)
São Paulo DJ Kevin Barnett will bring the best of house music to Lagoa’s Miroir tonight. Rio DJ Fabio Tepper will also take to the decks to spin house and lounge.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

Clube La Esquina- Game Rock (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s La Esquina, DJ MMarques spins the best of rock and indie rock including Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Jon Bon Jovi, Paralamas do Sucesso and Rage Against the Machine.
La Esquina Teatro Bar – 8PM
Rua Mem de Sá 82, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$20

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Inácio Rios and Toninho Geraes (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema, singer Inácio Rios will get things started at 8:30 PM with the sounds of samba. Composer Toninho Geraes will follow at 10:30 PM, performing his original works, as well as presenting his reinterpretations 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 bring some of best new forró pé de serra in Rio.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Thiagu Gentil and Dhi Ribeiro (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Thiagu Gentil gets things started with samba and bossa nova at Centro’s Rio Scenarium tonight at 7:30 PM with singer Dhi Ribeiro following at 10:30 PM with romantic samba and samba rock.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40


Blue Agave (Ipanema)
It’s Language Exchange night at the Blue Agave in Ipanema. Set up like speed dating, native English speakers will be paired up with native Portuguese speakers at tables. The pairs will then speak English for 5 minutes followed by Portuguese for 5 minutes. After those ten minutes, each speaker will move on to a new table and conversation partner. It’s a fun, educational event and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with native speakers of both English and Portuguese.
Blue Agave – 8PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: R$10

Banda Rosie’s Cabaret and Improvised Comedy Músic – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub entertainment will be provided by the band Rosie’s Cabaret and Músicas de humor Improvisadas (Improvised Comedy Music). If you are up for a quality show and a laugh or two 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
Avenida Atlantica 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

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