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Soulja BoyWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight begining at 11PM, Lagoa’s Praia Club presents a very special edition of the Quartas party with American rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em performing live.

Soulja Boy Tell Em, also known simply as Soulja Boy, is best known for his 2007 hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and also for the singles; “Kiss Me thru the Phone” and “Turn My Swag On.”

The rapper arrives tonight to play in Rio for the first time ever. The stop is part of his ongoing We Made It Tour in support of his latest album entitled King Soulja 3.

São Paulo native MC Guimê will open for Soulja Boy, brining the best of funk ostentação (funk ostentation), a style of funk that originated in São Paulo in 2008, to the Rio stage

To date, Guimê has released four singles; “Plaquê de 100“, “Pais do Futebol“, “Tá Patrão” and “Na Pista eu Arraso.”

DJs Tucho, Wally and Lucas Lins will also be on hand during the event to spin the best of hip-hop, rap and trap.

This is a must attend event for fans of rap, trap and funk.


Soulja Boy (Lagoa)
Lagoa’s Praia Club presents very special guest, American rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em performing live. São Paulo native MC Guimê will start off the night with the best of funk ostentação (funk ostentation), a style of funk that originated in São Paulo in 2008. During the event, DJs Tucho, Wally and Lucas Lins will also take to the decks to spin the best of hip-hop, rap and trap.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$20-R$40

BNegão & Seletores de Frequência and Gabriel Muzak (Lapa)
BNegão & Seletores de Frequência will play the best of rap, hip-hop and funk live tonight at Lapa’s Teatro Odisséia to help raise funds for disadvantaged educators in Rio. DJ Marcelinho Da Lua will spin at 7PM to start the night and Gabriel Muzak will follow at 9PM before BNegão & Seletores de Frequência take over the stage at 10PM. The event takes place in partnership with Todos Pelos Educadores! (All For Educators!) and the artists and producers will donate proceeds towards this cause.
Teatro Odisséia – 7PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$30-R$50


Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
It’s time again to sing your heart out at Karaokê Indie night in Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Five drinks, caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, cuba libre and mojito, will be double dose (two for one) to help you loosen up to belt out your favorite tunes.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$30

In.Box (Copacabana)
DJs Haron Dufau, Dynytrus and Ricardo Martins will spin the best of hip-hop and house tonight at Copacabana’s Fosfobox as part of the weekly In.Box party. Arrive early for unlimited caipifrutas from 10PM-12AM and stay for two for one beers in one of Rio’s most popular clubs.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Afroreggae (Lapa)
Every Wednesday night in August, Afroreggae continues, with AR21, to bring the best of MPB, pop rock and reggae to Lapa’s Leviano bar. With their strong percussion, it’s always a lively show.
Leviano – 9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

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Julio Estrela and Marcos Novatto (Lapa)
Singer and guitarist Marcos Novatto will start things off tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema at 8PM. Singer Julio Estrela will follow at 10PM, performing the works of Zeca Pagodinho, Roberto Ribeiro, Gonzaguinha, Chico Buarque, Assis Valente, and Miltinho, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Marcelinho Moreira and Coletivo Balangandãs (Centro)
Influenced by the likes of Cartola, Pixinguinha, Jorge Benjor, Seu Jorge, Luiz Gonzaga and Chico Buarque, the group, Coletivo Balangandãs, will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM. Then following at 10:30PM, Marcelinho Moreira will bring the sounds of samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Teka Balluthy and Guide Vieira (Lapa)
Tonight Guide Vieira returns to deliver the best of MPB to Lapa’s Bar Semente at 7PM. Then beginning at 10PM, singer Teka Balluthy, accompanied by the jazz band DAM, will perform more MPB, including reinterpretations of works by Gilberto Gil.
Bar Semente – 7PM and 10PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 149, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5188/(21) 9781-2451
Entrance: R$20-R$40


RockOKÊ – Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
Every Wednesday is RockOKÊ (Karaokê Rock) night at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for quality imported beer and a nice environment to drink it in before, during and after belting out some classic rock tunes, this is the place to be tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
American-owned Mab’s Restaurant is a great place for food and drinks and offers beautiful views with its Copacabana beachfront location.
Restaurante Mab’s – Monday -Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday – Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

The Clover (Copacabana)
Enjoy imported beers in a great environment at Copacabana’s upscale pub, The Clover. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 6PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Entrance: Free

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