Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Vinyl purists will be glad to know that some of Rio’s top hip hop talents are getting together for a night of musical education at Studio RJ in Arpoador. The popular beachfront venue will be hosting V.U. – Vinyl United.
Vinyl was the format that DJs played from the Seventies well into the early 2000′s, before CDs and computer software such as Traktor or Serato came into play. Since then vinyl has taken a backseat to technology. There are those, however, who feel that the sound of a needle on a vinyl record cannot be matched. Tonight that statement will be put to the test with Rio’s own DJ Pachu, Saci and Lulinha from Eletrobase and DJ Saddame.
The gang from Bem Brasil are starting up a new Wednesday night at the ever famous Fosfobox club in Copacabana. The night will feature a mixup of hip hop upstairs and house downstairs, featuring DJs Haron Dufau and Dymytryus. Arrive early for two hours of free caipirinhas.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$40 for men, R$30 for women, R$25 with flyer or guest list until 12AM
Vinyl United (Arpoador)
Vinyl is king and there is no one better to prove it than with Rio’s top hip hop and turntable specialists. Eletrobase DJs Saci and Lulinha join DJ Pachu and Saddame as they represent what it is to be vinyl purists.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$25 with guest list, R$50 otherwise
Marina Iris (Lapa)
A former finalist in the Brazilian talent search Concursos de Novos Talentos, Marina Iris will perform tonight with a repertoire that includes hits from classic samba hits.
Carioca da Gema- 9:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Quarta Democrática (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. With artists such as Marcia Guzzo and Band, Edson Duarte, & DJ Sergio Feijó.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: Women R$10 until 11PM / Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight
PUBS & BARS:
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty food, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of DJ Mary Byker.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
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. On Wednesdays you can loosen up by singing some rock ‘n’ roll tunes as it’s Karaoke night.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221.7236
The Clover (Copacabana)
Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers and a great environment. Check out “Midnight Happy Hour” with two for one Budweiser’s starting at midnight!
The Clover Irish Pub – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056 Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
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