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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The band Soul Brother funks up the stage tonight at Studio RJ in Arpoador. The band, which formed in 2005 has earned themselves a nice legion of fans from Recreio, Barra da Tijuca, Jacarepaguá, Vargens, Barra and Pedra de Guaratiba, consisting of beautiful people with great taste for good music and having a good time.

Soul Brother essentially pays homage to the icons of pop-rock, surf music, reggae and forro, revisiting songs from O Rappa, Natiruts, Sublime, Red Hot, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, among others. Due to their success achieved through hard work, dedication and talent, Soul Brother has had the opportunity to open at major concerts, such as Armandinho at Citibank Hall, Baia at Circo Voador and more. Come check out Soul Brother tonight at the beautiful live venue Studio RJ.


Caetano Veloso (Lapa)
Superstar singer and composer Caetano Veloso returns to Circo Voador with his new tour Abraçaço. Caetano Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement, Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960’s, during the Brazilian military dictatorship. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Tickets range from R$50 to R$100


Soul Brother (Arpoador)
Local band Soul Brother arrives at studio RJ. Soul Brother essentially pays homage to icons of pop-rock, surf music, reggae and forro, revisiting songs from O Rappa, Natiruts, Sublime, Red Hot, Ben Harper, Bob Marley, among others.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 otherwise

Veneno (Botafogo)
For 7 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

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Unha de Gato (Lapa)
A new generation of samba and choro has emerged from Niterói with Unha de Gato. Their repertoire covers classic hits and from Chico Buarque, Geraldo Pereira, Jacob do Bandolim and Paulinho da Viola.
Rio Scenarium – 11PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$35

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


Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a classy menu of quality drinks and shots. A very unique atmosphere and hip menu makes Meza bar one of Rio’s favorite nightime location.
Meza Bar – 9PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 69 – Humaitá – Tel: (21) 3239-1951
Entrance: R$15

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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