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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Local legend Arnaldo Brandao will present a special show tonight at Studio RJ featuring special guests Fausto Fawcett and Renato Martins. Don’t miss this rare performance by three of Brazil’s finest musicians.


Linkin Park (Barra da Tijunca)
The two time Grammy award winning band Linkin Park makes a unique appearance here in Rio at Citibank Hall. This nu metal band has exploded over the years and has been dubbed one of the greatest bands of the music video era. Linkin Park also became the first rock band to achieve more than one billion YouTube hits.
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Av. Ayrton Senna, 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (11) 4003-6464
Entrance: R$100 normal, R$300 premium


MiniLuv (Humaitá)
DJ Pachu throws his weekly mid-week party at the swanky venue Doiz in Humaitá. Playing the best of hip hop and lounge, Pachu is joined this week by local heavy hitter DJ Saddam, as the two represent hip hop culture in a big way. Enjoy top notch drinks and food as well.
Doiz – 8PM
R. Capitão Salomão, 55, Humaitá – Tel: (21) 2179-6620
Entrance: R$10

Karaokê Indie (Botafogo)
Express yourself at Karaoke Night at Casa da Matriz. A weekly ritual for those who attend so know that its no joke. Be sure to bring your game face! Sing your favorite hits like the professional singer you are.
Casa da Matriz – 8PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$25 without

X-Tudo (Ipanema)
The term X-Tudo is a summary of everything that we can expect from Brazil. This GLB-friendly venue features everything Brazil, including current remixes, B-sides, vintage hits, mashups, Latin music, and mpb.
Galeria Café – 9PM
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 31, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2523-8250
Entrance: R$22 with guest list, R$38 without

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


Arnaldo Brandao convida Fausto Fawcett e Renato Martins (Arpoador)
Considered one the best bassists in Brazil, famed Hanoi Hanoi front man Arnaldo Brandao will be joined by Fausto Fawcett and Renato Martins tonight at Studio RJ. Fausto Fawcett is a writer, journalist and songrwriter, best known for his work on Katia Flavia- The Godiva’s Irajá in 1987. Renato Martins is a well known percussionist and multi instrumentalist. The music tonight will be a great display of Brazilian talent.
Studio RJ – 9:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$20 with guest list, R$40 otherwise

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


Mekong (Leblon)
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
Entrance: Free

Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Entrance: Free

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