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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Barão Vermelho is on stage at Circo Voador in the heart of Lapa. This classic Brazilian band returns to celebrate thirty years of success and rock ‘n roll. Considered one of the most influential bands of the 1980’s generation, Barão Vermelho began as garage band, founded by members Maurício Carvalho de Barros and Flávio Augusto Goffi Marquesini, who enjoyed playing cover hits from the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

Later, the band was joined by guitarist Roberto Frejat and bassist André Palmeira Cunha. The group was complete when Agenor Miranda Araújo Neto, more commonly known as Cazuza, joined the band, opening up doorways that led to a successful career and nationwide recognition.


Barão Vermelho (Lapa)
Barão Vermelho takes the stage once more at Circo Voador, celebrating a thirty year anniversary of the release of their 1st album and international tour + 1 Dose O Barão Vermelho.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100


Arpex (Arpoador)
Studio RJ opens up its doors today for Arpex, a new weekly venture aimed to bring together Brazilians and gringos alike, playing an assortment of music ranging from pop to rock and Brazilian hits.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$30 without

T-Hauze (Gávea)
T-Hauze continues this week with resident Bruno Correira and guests playing house and techno at one of Rio’s best dance venues. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for T-Hauze attendees.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Veneno (Botafogo)
For seven years Veneno anticipates the start of your weekend in the best possible way: lots of good music and beautiful people gathered at Casa da Matriz. The first track is the responsibility of the resident DJs Tulio and Newton, who drops pop and rock for all ages.
Casa da Matriz – 10PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16 with guest list, R$28 without

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Firmamento + Glauco Zulo (Lapa)
Samba is in the air in Rio, and no better time than now. Come see some of the best of Brazilian samba at Lapa 40º, home to a variety of imported beers and quality Brazilian music.
Lapa 40º – 11:30PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Entrance: R30

Forró do Mercado e Mano a Mano + Dj Chicote (Lapa)
Thursday nights at Leviano are strictly for those who want to dance to quality music! The night will feature the best of salsa, forrogroovejazz, samba and more!
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá, 47- Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20


HAPPY Gringo Hour (Ipanema)
The cafe has started a new weekly event which includes excellent sounds – this week with SF and Rio based DJ Tee Cardaci (also of the Botafogo Social Club). Served up with that are some mighty Hurricanes and Po-Boy sandwiches on special from 7-11PM.
Gringo Cafe – 7PM
Rua Barão da Torre, 240 Loja A – Ipanema
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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