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GhostThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Swedish heavy metal band, Ghost returns to Rio tonight to play live at the Méier venue, Imperator – Centro Cultural João Nogueira.

The band was last in town for the 2013 Rock in Rio festival and are currently in Brazil as part of their ongoing South American Tour 2014.

Formed in 2008, the six-member band has released two studio albums; Opus Eponymous in 2010 and Infestissumam in 2013. During November of last year, they also released an EP entitled, If You Have Ghosts.

A mysterious group, the members refer to themselves as “Nameless Ghouls” and often hide their identities while performing live by wearing robes, masks and/or skull make-up.


Wintson Mcanuff and Fixi (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Circo Voador, the Jamican/Parisian duo of Wintson Mcanuff (aka Electric Dread) and Fixi will launch their most recent release entitled, A New Day. The Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra will open followed by the group Yute Lions to round out what promises to be a great night for fans of accordions, reggae, dub and musicians that skillfully fuse genres.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80

Ghost (Meier)
The sounds of Swedish heavy metal will fill Imperator in Meier as the band Ghost returns to play in Rio tonight.
Imperator – Centro cultural João Nogueira– 10PM
R. Dias da Cruz 170, Meier – Tel: (21) 2596-1090
Entrance: See venue for details

Preta Gil and Anitta (Jacarepagua)
Barra Music presents the second edtion of the I Love Rio Divas event, with tonight’s special guests Preta Gil and Anitta performing live. DJ Helen Sancho will also spin during the event.
Barra Music – 9PM
Avenida Ayrton Senna 5850, Jacarepagua – Tel: (21) 3303-1000
Entrance: R$10-R$600


Festa Break Up (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox hosts the Break Up Party with DJs Kymbo, Tony, Bê Jones and Drope spinning the best of deep house, trap, hip-hop and ragga. Additionally, Vedita Project and Buiu R.S will play at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-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. 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 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

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 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

Kevin Barnett and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
Tonight, DJs Kevin Barnett and Junior Campos will spin EDM and house 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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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 10:30PM 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 Cabelo Impé and Jefinho Dias. Additionally DJ Angolano will spin the best of salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin the best of forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Dominguinhos Estacio and Julieta Brandão (Centro)
At 7:30PM, Singer Julieta Brandão will get things started tonight at Rio Scenarium by performing the best of samba. Dominguinhos Estacio will follow at 10:30PM, bringing his lively samba perfomance to the venue.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Mutran – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Tonight it’s time for classic rock, blues, hard rock and funk as the band Mutran 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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