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Franz Ferdinand ThursdayThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand will play live at Vivo Rio.

Well known for their dance-rock/indie rock sounds, the Glasgow-based band has released four studio albums and their well known singles include; “Take Me Out,”Do You Want To,” “No You Girls,” and “Right Action.”

The group features vocalist and guitarist Alex Kapranos with Bob Hardy on bass, Paul Thomson on drums, and Nick McCarthy on guitar and keyboards.

They arrive tonight in the city, after a four year absence, with the help of Queremos, a Rio-based crowdfunded kickstarter, that connects musicians, agents, fans and venues.

Additionally during the night, Rocknbeats, a major indie party in Brazil, will present DJs Junior Passini, Thiago Burgos and Arlei Hey Hey spinning both before and after Franz Ferdinand play.

Franz Ferdinand (Flamengo)
Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand returns to Rio after a four year absence to play at Vivo Rio tonight.
Vivo Rio – 10PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$180-R$600


Selvagem with Paul Thomson of Franz Ferdinand (Botafogo)
Following Franz Ferdinand’s show tonight at Vivo Rio, the band’s drummer Paul Thomson will present a special DJ set at Botafogo’s Studio Line.
Studio Line – 11:30PM
Rua Álvaro Ramos 414, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2543-1256
Entrance: R$30

Break Up(Copacabana)
Tonight Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Break up party with DJs Kymbo, Flavia Xexéo, Mary J, and Drope spinning the best of hip-hop, charme, national rap, ragga, trap and deep house. Additionally, Victor Bhing will perform live.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$10-R$40

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 on the first floor, while, on the second floor, the Meninas Veneno (Venom Girls) spin the best non-commercial hits and the best of what’s new. Two for one promotions on caipirinha, caipivodka, Cuba Libre and Hi-Fi until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16-R$28

Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs Vinelli, Christian K, Lulinha, and RV spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R20-R$40

Yes! We Love Passion (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host the Yes! We Love Passion party featuring an open bar until 4AM and DJs Ronaldo and Rodrigo Mattos spinning the best of house, hip hop, and funk. The open bar will have Antarctica beer, vodka, Hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas. There will also be Red Bull on the open bar until midnight and sparkling wine for women. Additionally, Temakeria will provide Japanese cuisine.
La Passion Club – 9PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

Giovannetti and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
DJs Giovannetti and Junior Campos will spin house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Tempero Carioca and Inácio Rios (Lapa)
It’s all about samba tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as singer Inácio Rios gets things started at 8:30PM and Tempero Carioca follows at 11PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city tonight.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present Marcelo Mimoso with special guest Mariana Mello. 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

Sururu na Roda and Darcy Maravilha da Portela (Centro)
At 7:30PM, singer Darcy Maravilha of the samba school Portela will start things off with the best of samba tonight at Rio Scenarium. Then samba group Sururu na Roda will follow at 10:30PM. Sururu na Roda has five albums releases under their belts. They have also has been nominated for a Brazilian Music Award for Best Samba Group.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are looking to drink some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go. Additionally, there will be live music to help make the night great. Check the venues’ Facebook page below for more information about the live act tonight.
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

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Come 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

Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and 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 Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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