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Largo das ArtesThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight at Largo das Artes in Centro, the final exhibition of the Iran-Rio Art Connection will open at 7PM.

The exhibition will feature the works of Iranian artists; Shadi Ghadirian, Farnaz Jahanbin, Amin Aghaei and Ali Zanjani. The four young artists spent a month in residency at Largo das Artes and this exhibit will showcase their work while in the city.

Additionally, during the event tonight, artist and singer Farnaz Jahanbin will present a concert of traditional Persian music. Pianist Tomas Gonzaga will be accompany Jahanbin during the show.

The concert and the exhibition are open to the public and entry to the event is free.

After the opening tonight, the exhibition will run through October 31st.


Iran-Rio Art Connection with Farnaz Jahanbin (Centro)
Tonight Largo das Artes in Centro presents the opening of the Iran-Rio Art Connection exhibition with a live performance of traditional Persian music by singer and artist Farnaz Jahanbin accompanied by pianist Tomas Gonzaga.
Largo das Artes – 7PM
R. Luís de Camões 2, Centro– Tel: (21) 3128-6374
Entrance: FREE


Shut Up n Dance (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox presents the best of soul, funk and break live with the Shut Up n Dance party featuring Mustafa and guests. Mustafa, Tee Cardaci, Alex Paz, Luciano Roffer, Eddie Valdez and Leo Machado will perform and spin.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40-R$60

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 Kleber Tuma and Andrea Mafer spin the best of rock.
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 Farinha, Bruno Vineli, 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. DJ Rodrigo Mattos and Convidados 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 – 9PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Bruno Barudi and Giovannetti (Lagoa)
DJs Bruno Barudi and Giovannetti 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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Toninho Geraes and Samba Urbano (Lapa)
At 8:30PM, the band Samba Urbano will start the night off at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema. Then, singer-songwriter 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

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 Thiago Fred & Afro Trio. 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

Ana Costa and Simone Lial (Centro)
At 7:30PM, singer Simone Lial will get things started with jazz and Brazilian rhythms at Rio Scenarium. Then singer Ana Costa will follow at 10:30PM with her reinterpretations of the works of classic Brazilian composers.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Rock for Michelle with Clashing Cloud – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight the Lapa Irish Pub will host the band Clashing Cloud playing live as part of Rock for Michelle, a charity event to help Michelle pay for treatment of a rare cancer. If you are looking to help support a great cause and to drink some 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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