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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – The Rio Times is proud present The Rio DJ Mixup tonight at Mekong restaurant and bar in Leblon. This is the first in a series of special social gatherings that will take place throughout Rio over the next months. Tonight’s premier edition focuses on the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro and is open to anyone who wants to come. Invited guests include DJs, both local and international, promoters, venue owners, music lovers, club goers and everyone else in between.

This event was conceived to bring like-minded people of their respected industries together to discuss the scene, exchange ideas, find new contacts and create new business opportunities. The event will be hosted at Mekong, an Asian fusion restaurant which regularly hosts special events such as this. Music will be provided by Tee Cardaci of the Botafogo Social Club. Special drink promotions are sponsored by Absolut Vodka and Magnífica Cachaça from 7PM to 9PM.


Rio Times DJ Mixup @ Mekong (Leblon)
The Rio Times teams up with Asian fusion restaurant Mekong to host The Rio Times DJ Mixup. The event will feature music, drink specials and a who’s who of attendees. Co-promoters include Casa Alto Vidigal, SR2 Fotografia, Fosfobox, Molotov21, Strikeconcert Agencia and Galeria Café. Attendees are invited to mix and mingle about the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro. Those who attend will also receive a wristband for a discounted entrance to the official after party at Fosfobox.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Wobble w/ Zed Bias (Copacabana)
The Wobble Crew has made a name for themselves as purveyors of the beat, the heavy beat. Tonight will feature dubstep and UK garage guru Zed Bias, who has more than twenty years of experience under his belt. Frontman Rodrigo S. will be representing Wobble as well as Ricardo Estrella and the Marginal Men.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143 – Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$35 with guest list until midnight, R$45 without, R$30 with Rio DJ Mixup wristband all night

Arpex Party (Ipanema)
Arpex returns for their Thursday night weekly dominance, with DJ Bruno Lima playing top hits of house, world music, funk and reggaeton. Get there early while the bar serves up 40 liters of free frozen caipirinhas! Come enjoy the environment, music and drinks with the assortment of beautiful in attendance.
Studio RJ– 11PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 7872-2748
Entrance: R$25



Samba Firme (Lapa)
Samba Firme brings you a classic tour of samba, featuring all the hits from Noel Rosa, Ataulfo ​​Alves, Nelson Ukulele, Guilherme de Brito, Ismael Silva, Top Hat, Candela, Silas de Oliveira, among others.
Café Cultural Sacrilégio – 10:30 PM
Av. Mem de Sá, 81, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3970-1461
Entrance: R$25

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


Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
Shenanigan’s is always a good choice, with live music, all the sports games and all sorts of pub games such as darts and the only pool table in Ipanema.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margaritas — 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 – 9AM
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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