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Cavalera ConspiracyThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight heavy metal band Cavalera Conspiracy returns to Rio to play at Lapa’s Circo Voador.

Founded by Brazilian brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, co-founders of the hugely popular Brazilian band Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy has released two studio albums; 2008’s Inflikted and 2011’s Blunt Force Trauma.

Their third album entitled, Pandemonium, is currently in production and is anticipated for release in November of this year.

Brazilian heavy metal bands Krisiun and Confronto will also perfom tonight.


Cavalera Conspiracy and Krisiun (Lapa)
It’s time for heavy metal again tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador, as Brazilian/American band Cavalera Conspiracy, and Brazilian bands Krisiun and Confronto perfom live.
Circo Voador– Gates open at 7PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$80-R$160


ArtRio 2014 (Pier Mauá)
The fourth edition of the modern and contemporary art fair, ArtRio opens to the public today at 1PM. One of the largest art fairs in Latin America, ArtRio will take place again in five spacious former warehouses located at Rio de Janeiro’s Pier Mauá. There you can find works from thousands of international and Brazilian artists presented by hundreds of international galleries.
Pier Mauá –1PM-9PM
Avenida Rodrigues Alves 10, Praça Mauá, Centro – Tel: (21) 3173 5669
Entrance: R$15-R$30

Art Rua 2014 (Gamboa)
The third edition of the street art and urban culture festival, Art Rua, opens tonight at Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania in Gamboa at 6PM. In addition to the expositions, Quinteto Nuclear will play at 9PM and DJ Joao Fernando will spin.
Centro Cultural Ação da Cidadania – 6PM
Av. Barão de Tefé 75, Gamboa – Tel: (21) 2233-7460 / 2253-8177
Entrance: FREE


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 of what’s new plus non-commercial hits. Additionally there will be 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 Bruno Vineli, 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

We Love Open Bar (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host this week’s edition of the We Love Open Bar party. DJs Ronaldo and Rodrigo Mattos will spin the best of house, hip hop, and funk and the open bar will feature Antarctica beer, vodka, Hi-fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas until 4AM. 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 – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$10-R$50

Recepção de Calouros ▲ Design PUC-Rio (Lagoa)
Lagoa’s Praia Club hosts a reception for the PUC-Rio Design Course tonight. DJs Tomás Tróia, Felipe Rosa and Raphael de Luca will spin funk and hip-hop. Additionally, a dose dupla (two for one) beer promotion will last from 11PM to 12AM.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

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

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Toninho Geraes and Samba Urbano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema the band Samba Urbano will get things started at 8:30PM and composer 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 perform their hits, as well as his own compositions. He will also 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

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 and Trio Remelexo. 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

Coisa Nossa and Alessandra Crispin (Centro)
At 7:30PM, singer Alessandra Crispin will get things started tonight at Rio Scenarium by performing her repertoire of classic samba and various Brazilian rhythms.The group Coisa Nossa will follow at 10:30PM with their lively samba.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Navar and Friends Band – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for traditional Irish music, complete with pipes and fiddle, as the band Navar and Friends plays live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
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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