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Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick: It’s a Russian baile funk at Fosfobox tonight as the lead singer of Gogol Bordello Eugene Hütz steps away from the mic and behind the decks, brought by his friend, the Carioca of Russian descent Andrei Yurevitch. A Rio/São Paulo one-two punch in the form of Leo Justi (Way Out) and DJ Chernobyl round out the line up. Definitely the heaviest way to wind down your feriado.


CSFE Presents Medulla and Eskimo (Arpoador)
The “Early and Seated” (Cedo e Sentado) series curated by the Circuito Fora do Eixo presents post-rockers Medulla and multi-talented bassist and producer Patrick Laplan with his band Eskimo. DJ Mario “Moptop” Mamede between sets.
Studio RJ – 8:30PM
Av. Vieira Souto, 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: Free

Nuth in Rio (Lagoa)
It’s a blend of samba, house, pop and hip-hop all night long at Nuth tonight with DJ Márcio Tadeu and Banda Grecco mixing up the styles.
Nuth – 9PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1244, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3575-6850
Entrance: R$50 men, R$30 women

Funk It Up
Eugene Hütz, lead singer of Gogol Bordello, is in town from NYC (he’s actually rumored to have lived here in Rio and in São Paulo recently) along with DJs Chernobyl (São Paulo) and Leo Justi (Way Out/Rio).
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143/22A, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20 on Lista amiga until 1AM, R$25 on list after 1AM, R$30 otherwise


Carioca da Gema (Lapa)
After ten years, this artist is ready to go solo. From singing in the best clubs in Rio, Makley Martins Matos will be performing the wheels of samba and ballads from his childhood.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$20

Democratic Wednesday, Day Forró (Lapa)
Northeastern Brazil invades Rio with your weekly dose of forró, accordion-fueled country tunes. Quarteto Forrozando celebrates one year together and Trio Juriti releases their new CD while performing with Mariana Mello.
Clube dos Democráticos – 11PM
Rua do Riachuelo 91/93, Lapa – Tel: (21) 8848-8889
Entrance: (With Lista Amiga) Women R$10 until 11PM / R$13 until midnight, Men R$13 until 11PM / R$16 until midnight

Beth Marques (Lapa)
Singer Beth Marques releases her new CD “Embroidery.” The repertoire includes original songs by Zé Paulo Becker and John Roque Ferreira Pimentel, as well as classics like “Hostage of Solitude” by Baden Powell and Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, and “Mane Fogueteiro” by Braguinha.
Semente – 7PM
Rua Joaquim Silva, 138, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2509-3591
Entrance: Women: R$18, Men: R$20

Nova Lapa Jazz
After outgrowing their spot in Lapa, the sweet sounds of sax, guitar, bass, drums, and trumpet have moved a little further downtown by the newly renovated Praça Tiradentes.
Nova Lapa Jazz – 10PM
Praça Albino Pinheiro, Lapa
Entrance: Free

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Mekong (Leblon)
The Asian fusion restaurant hosts an early evening party featuring tasty grub, flashy drinks, and tunes from the likes of the Botafogo Social Club DJs.
Mekong – 7PM
Rua General Urquiza, 188a, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

Live Music @ Balcony (Copacabana)
Great lunch specials, live music starting at 5:30PM and nightly drink specials and twenty percent off entrée plates for lunch and dinner until 7PM this month.
Balcony Bar
Avenida Atlantica, 1424, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2541 8381
Entrance: Free

Boteco Salvação (Botafogo)
Traditional boteco style with some extra finishing touches. A cozy atmosphere with nice TVs and pool tables upstairs.
Boteco Salvação – 6PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes, 55, Botafogo – (21) 2226-9691 / 2539-0216
Entrance: Free

Som da Bola (Lapa)
Happy hour with friends, futebol, cold beer, and cool Brazilian music at Lapa’s most relaxed and spacious bar.
Choperia Brazooka – 6PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 70, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2224-3236
Entrance: Free

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