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pornThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – It’s time for the best of bass, trap, techno and deep house as the popular Fosfobox club in Copacabana presents the first edition of the Porn party tonight.

Very special guest Bernardo De Marsillac Romeiro Neto, aka Ber Cartel, will serve as Master of Ceremonies during the event and DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Michel Nox and Marginal Men will spin in the subsolo (basement) while Vicente Amadeo spins above at the Fosfobar.

Additionally Street Burguerz will provide food during the night.


Ava Rocha (Lapa)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv will present Rio de Janeiro singer Ava Rocha live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. She will launch her new album, Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema, which blends guitars, strings, and various elements with her unique voice to create original arrangements. During her performance tonight, Rocha will be accompanied by Thomas Harres, Eduardo Manso, Felipe Zenícola, and Marcos Campello.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$20


Veneno and Meninas 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 while the Meninas Veneno return to the second floor to spin the best of unsigned hits.
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)
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the first edition of the Porn party with DJs Erik Skratch, Nobru Black, Michel Nox, Marginal Men, and Vicente Amadeo spinning the best of bass, trap, techno and deep house throughout the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$60

Ensaios Zona Sul (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will present the Ensaios Zona Sul party with very special guest MC Márcinho G.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Gafieira Popular Brasileira and Marcele Motta (Centro)
At 7:30PM tonight, singer Marcele Motta will start of the night in Rio Scenarium with the best of classic and contemporary MPB. The group Gafieira Popular Brasileira will follow at 10:30PM with their unique and sophisticated take on popular music.
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. During the night on the second floor, the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Sotaque do Nordeste 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

Toninho Geraes and JP Silva (Lapa)
JP Silva returns to Carioca da Gema in Lapa to start the night at 8:30PM. 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


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
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

Melyra @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight at Saloon 79 in Botafogo will host a live performance by the all-female metal band, Melyra. Carol Calussen will open.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and shows will begin at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

Rock Hour @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the Rock Hour event tonight. Starting early at 7PM, DJs Laura Tardin and Vitinho Operacional will spin. Promotions will include two for one caipirinhas 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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