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FestapornThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the very best of trap, twerk, bass, deep house and techno as the Porn party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight.

Bernardo De Marsillac Romeiro Neto will serve as Master of Ceremonies and DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, WC Beats, and Rodrigo S Pinheiro will spin in the subsolo (basement) while Vincente Amadeo will spin above at the Fosfobar.

The first one hundred women to arrive will receive a free shot of tequila and Street Burguerz will provide food during the night.

While it is only the second edition of the party, there is a growing buzz about it. If booming bass is your thing, this is the place to be tonight.


Pulsa by Bruno Big (Ipanema)
Tonight the Pulsa exhibition by Brazilian artist and designer Bruno Big will open in Ipanema’s Galeria Homegrown. Running through June 21st, the exhibition’s focus is the organ of the heart. It will features more than fifteen works created by various techniques and displayed in varying formats. Big graduated with a degree in visual communication and is a multidisciplinary artsist. He has exhibited multiple times in Rio as well as in Barcelona, Miami and Paris.
Galeria Homegrown – 6PM – 10PM
Rua Maria Quitéria 68, 201, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2513-2160
Entrance: FREE

May 2015 Happy Hour (Leblon)
Tonight the American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) will host their 2015 Happy Hour event in La Calaca gourmet Mexican restaurant in Leblon. Promotions will include buy one, get one free on drinks including La Calaca cocktails and speciality shots. Selected appetizers will be R$10 and all food and drinks not on the Happy Hour menu can be ordered with a 20% discount. Additionally during the event, reservations can be made for the upcoming AmSoc Rio event, America’s Day 2015, which will take place on May 30th.
La Calaca – 7PM -9PM
Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, 1240,Leblon – Tel: (21) 3264-2217
Entrance: See American Society of Rio de Janeiro (AmSoc Rio) for more details


Veneno (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 will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor and guest DJs will take to the decks upstairs.
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 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

Porn (Copacabana)
The Porn party is back at Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight with DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, WC Beats, Rodrigo S Pinheiro, and Vincente Amadeo spinning the best of trap, twerk, bass, deep house and techno. The first one hundred women to arrive will receive a free shot of tequila and Street Burguerz will provide food during the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$60

Deep and More (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will present the Deep and More party with DJs Fella, Bernardo Campos, and Miroir’s Artisitc Director, Giovannetti, spinning the very best of deep house throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

Model Party (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will host the Model Party with special guests, the models of W Brasil Model. DJs Andrew Gracie and Rapha de Lucca will spin during the night. Entrance for women is free all night.
Praia Club – 10PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$50-R$100. Entrance fee for women is free all night.

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Gafiera Popular Brasileira and Marcele Motta (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer Marcele Motta will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of classic MPB. Gafiera Popular Brasileira will follow at 10:30PM with a performance of the best Brazilian rhythms and songs.
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 Bongar and Conterrâneos. 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. Then, 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


Manu Cordeiro @Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for the best of pop, rock, and blues, as Manu Cordeiro performs live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, the Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rollando Stones @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
The band Rollando Stones will perform the best of The Rolling Stones live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo tonight. The cover band consists of members Fernando Magalhães, Ronaldo Oest, Alex Veley, Felipe Cambraia, Emerson Ribber and Kadu Menezes.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7:30PM and the show will begin at 10PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$25

Rock Hour @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
It’s time again for Rock Hour tonight at Bar do B in Laranjeiras. DJs Jimmy McManis and Vitinho Operacional will spin and promotions will include two for one Caipirinha until 8PM.
Bar do B – 7PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$15

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

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong. Tuesdays through Fridays, the restaurant offers executive lunches from 12PM to 4PM for R$29.50 and Happy Hour from 6PM to 8PM features drink specials including caipirinhas and caipikongs for R$9.50 and four Bohemias for the price of three. Additionally on Thursdays, DJ Mary Byker, owner of Mekong and vocalist for Pop Will Eat Itself, spins during Happy Hour beginning at 7PM.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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