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Tuesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight marks the final night marks the final night of the Rio Music Conference. Headlining tonight is none other than superstar DJ and producer Eric Morillo. Morillo is also wrapping up his Brazilian tour here as well, so be sure to catch his final performance. 

Erick Morillo was born in Columbia, but raised in NYC. His various productions and alter egos over the years, such as Ministers De la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM and more have gained him global notability. Morillo is best known for his succesful career in house music, in particular for the label Strictly Rhythm, and the 1993 hit ” I Like to Move It”, which he produced under the alter monikor Reel 2 Reel, and which was featured in commercials, movies and ringtones. His label Subliminal Records has produced the #1 Billboard club hit “Fun” by Da Mob, and won the Muzik Magazine award for  Remixer of the Year in 1999. No better way to finish of Carnival and the Rio Music Conference! 


VoodooHop (Vidigal)
VoodooHop is an artistic collective that explodes in celebration! The show serves as a cabaret of unpredictable improvised music, performances, projections, live painting with hedonistic atmosphere..
Casa Alto Vidigal– 11PM
Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2 Arvrão. Vidigal – Tel: (21) 3322-3034
Entrance: $20 with guest list, $30 without

Rio Music Conference presents Eric Morillo (Gloria)
Born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey, Erick Morillo began DJing at the age of 11. With a strong influence from Latin rhythms, reggae and hip hop, he grew and conquered the music scene. He is a successful producer DJ and label owner of the world renowned Subliminal Records.
Marina da Gloria – 11PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique,s/n – Marina da Gloria – Glória – Tel: (21)2555-2200
Entrance: Check with venue

The Rio Times Nightlife Guide, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nightlife, Bars, Club


Bloco Banda de Ipanema (Ipanema)
Banda de Ipanema is one of the largest blocos in Rio and the majority of revelers will be in serious costume. First started in 1965 during military dictatorship, this long running bloco is credited for reviving the street parades which Rio carnival has become famous for.
Bloco Banda de Ipanema – 5:30PM

Bloco Empurra Que  Pega do Leblon (Leblon)
Come experience a Bloco in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Rio, but come ready to party. Bloco Empurra Que Pega do Leblon happens beachside with an expectation of a full crowd. Dress to impress or to jump in the ocean, just come ready to have a good time. 
Bloco Empurra Que Pega do Leblon – 4PM


Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and just drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Avenida Atlantica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers Guinness and the German brand of Erdinger.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147 – Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

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