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Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – After two successful editions, Studio RJ opens their doors again to Rio’s very own hip hop collective Eletrobase and MCs Familia Luk. After having celebrated their one year anniversary, Studio RJ is keeping the momentum going with live shows such as this from week to week.

Eletrobase is Rio’s premier underground hip hop collective. Going strong since 1999, Eletrobase consist of DJs Saci, Lulinha, and Dadu. Crushing dance-floors with their unique DJ performances, the crew performs using four turntables and MPC’s, creating live remixes and demonstrating their turntable skills. The group derives their musical inspiration from blues, jazz, rock, samba, reggae, funk and more.

Eletrobase also produce Canal Eletrobase, a streaming hip hop program with live turntablism, DJ sets, MC performances and interviews.


Festival Música Pra Todo Mundo (Lapa)
This Festival began in March of this year, where four artists were selected, Nevilton and Pedro Morais (whom were chosen by the public) and Barbara Eugenia and Wado (whom were chosen by the festival curators. They will be lucky enough to perform on stage with Molotov Jukebox from the UK, Creole and Luisa Maita.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue


Eletrobase & Familia Suk (Arpoador)
Local hip hop collective Eletrobase heats things up at Studio RJ along with Familia Suk as they return for their third edition of live MC’s and turntablist magic. Come get a true sense of hip hop by one of Rio’s premier crews at a stunning venue with a beachfront view.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$30 otherwise

D-Date (Gávea)
D-Date continues this week with resident Bernardo Campos and guests serving up the best in house, disco, funk and more. Arrive early for dinner with the fixed price menu chosen specifically for D-Date attendees.
00 – 7PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$40 without

Veneno (Botafogo)
For seven 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


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

Jean Charneaux & Caio Márcio Quarteto (Centro)
Jean Charneaux & Caio Márcio Quarteto are a group of guitarists and composers present their compositions, influenced by Guinga, Tom Jobim and Baden Powell.
Santo Scenarium – 7:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Entrance: R$10


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. Thursday night football is in full effect here, with all major programing on one of the many flatscreens.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$25 after 8PM

Meza Bar (Humaitá)
Meza bar serves excellent tapas style plates along with a killer 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

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