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Richy Ahmed Cave Sessions May 15thThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight is a big night at the popular Copacabana club Cave, as Cave Sessions will host very special guest British DJ Richy Ahmed.

Part of the new wave of up-and-coming underground British DJs currently re-defining house music, Ahmed blends disco and funk with house to create a unique sound with a distinctive edge.

Ahmed has been a resident DJ for Ibiza’s Paradise events and has appeared at famous festivals including; The Nexus at Burning Man, Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival and Sonar in Barcelona. Ahmed has also served as resident DJ for Hot Creations parties hosted around the world. Founded by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, Hot Creations is a groundbreaking independent dance label that also releases Ahmed’s productions.


Cave Sessions with Richy Ahmed (Copacabana)
Cave Sessions presents British DJ Richy Ahmed and for fans of house music, the popular Copacabana club Cave is the place to be tonight.
Cave – 12AM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$50

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.

Sertanejo Open Bar Universitário (Glória)
It’s time again for Open Bar Universitário (University Open Bar) at La Passion Club in Glória. Tonight it’s all about sertanejo with DJ Ronaldo, of Fm O Dia, spinning. DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Lucca will also throw down and the open bar will feature vodka, Hi-Fi, cerveja, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and a buffet of salgados.
La Passion Club – 9PM
Avenida Augusto Severo, 200 – Glória – Tel: (21) 2224-4263
Entrance: R$50-R$60

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Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar the group Mano a Mano will bring salsa while Trio Estopim and Trio pé de Serra will bring forró. DJs Angolano and Léo Araripe will spin between the live performances.
Leviano – 8PM
Av. Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Tempero Carioca (Lapa)
It’s all about roda de samba at Carioca da Gema tonight. Inácio Rios will get things started at 8:30 PM and Tempero Carioca will begin at 10:30 PM with veterans of samba taking those in attendance on a musical tour of the history of the city’s signature sound.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Telma Tavares and Gilmar Ferreira(Centro)
At Centro’s Rio Scenarium tonight beginning at 7:30 PM, Brazilian singer and instrumentalist Telma Tavares will perform music from her new album entitled Veia Mestiça (Mixed Vein) as well as cover the works of Chico Buarque, Hermeto Pascoal, Maurício Einhorn, and Carlos Malta.
Then beginning at 10:30 PM Gilmar Ferreira, better known at Trombone de Gafieira, will deliver some of the best chorinho in Rio. Perfect for a night of dancing.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for Irish music with MacCool and his Booze Beggars at Lapa Irish Pub. Located besides Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a varied and friendly crowd and has a wide selection of quality imported beers.
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

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
If you are looking for great Mexican food and margaritas in Rio, head to Blue Agave in Copacabana or to their original location in Ipanema. It’s a great spot to see live American and European sports.
Blue Agave – 5PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Av. Atlântica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
A great spot to 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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