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hookupWednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Summer is on its way and its getting hotter and hotter in Rio de Janeiro. That means its time for a Hook Up party.

Tonight, the Cave club in Aproador, in partnership with CLUBEE, will host the third edition of the Hook Up party.

During the event, DJs Tucho, Beto Artista, Sal, Bells and Herkenhoff will spin the best of bass, hip-hop, trap, indie and new hits.


Lubomyr Melnyk (Humaitá)
Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk will perform live tonight at Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto as part of the ongoing 2014 edition of the experimental music festival Novas Frequências.
Espaço Cultural Municipal Sérgio Porto – 8:30PM
Rua Humaitá 163, Humaitá– Tel: (21) 2535-3846
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Pedro Moraez (Botafogo)
Tonight Pedro Moraez will launch his album Pra Dizer. Son of Ronaldo Corrêa, of the Golden Boys, and nephew of Evinha, Moraez is an up-and-coming musician in Brazil. Before his solo release, he previously recorded with artists including: Claudette Soares, Leila Pinheiro, Mart’nália, Daúde, Carol Saboya, and Daniel Gonzaga, among others. Tonight his will perform his reinterpretations of works by Seu Jorge, Dom Braga, Djavan, Jorge Ben Jor,Gilberto Gil, and more.
Solar de Botafogo – 9:30PM
Rua General Polidoro 180, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 2543-5411
Entrance: R$20- R$40


Hook Up (Arpoador)
Tonight Cave in Arpoador will host the third edition of the Hook Up party. DJs Tucho, Beto Artista, Sal, Bells and Herkenhoff will spin bass, hip-hop, trap, indie and new hits.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$50

In.Box (Copacabana)
DJs will spin the best of hip-hop, house, funk and latin rhythms at Copacabana’s Fosfobox tonight 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$30-R$50

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
It’s time again for the popular Karaokê Indie party at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. Promotions during the night will include two for one on five drinks: caipirinha, caipivodka, Hi-fi, Cuba Libre and Mojito. Of course there will also be live karaoke and with Casa da Matriz’s menus that include thousands of songs, there is something for everyone to sing about.
Casa da Matriz – 9PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$30

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Nelson Felix and Pedro Holanda (Lapa)
Vocalist and guitarist Pedro Holanda will start things off tonight at 8PM at Carioca da Gema. Nelson Felix will follow at 10PM with the best of samba including his reinterpretations of works by Luiz Carlos da Vila, Elton Medeiros, João Nogueira, Baden Powell, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and Caetano Veloso, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8PM and 10PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

Baile Da Tchuguderia (Lapa)
On Wednesday nights in December, the Baile Da Tchuguderia party at Lapa’s Leviano bar is celebrating new music in Rio. Event week Angelo B, Udi Fagundes and Cláudio Costa of the band Gabriel Pensador will play live and welcome a special guest. DJ Chicote will also spin during the night.
Leviano – 5PM-9PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$10-R$15

Artigo Esgotado and Samba 3 (Centro)
At 7:30PM, the group Samba em 3 will get things started at Rio Scenarium with the sounds of MPB, samba, afro-samba and frevo. The group Artigo Esgotado will follow at 10:30PM with the best of classic samba.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- 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

Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free

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