Wednesday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight, DJ Taw celebrates the release of his new CD at Studio RJ in Arpoador. Taw has been performing and DJing over the course of thirty years, playing at some of the hottest parties in Rio de Janeiro, including the New Years Eve stage at Copacabana beach, with more than 100,000 people in attendance. He is booked up well through 2014, with not a single weekend free.
Taw’s talents aren’t restricted solely to DJing, but also include a powerful singing voice. He is heavily influenced by rock and soul and has participated in various bands over the years. Now his two passions meet as Taw releases his second album, which fuses beats with heartfelt lyrics and guitar riffs. Influences of rock, 80s, black music and electronic run rampant throughout the album, which can be heard tonight at Studio RJ.
Botando Música Jogando Bola – A Festa do DJ TAW (Arpoador)
DJ Taw is commemorating the release of his new CD “Botando Música Jogando Bola” tonight at Studio RJ. The singer and DJ will be mixing live and accompanied by live video mapping and guest appearances from guitarist Maurice Negão and drummer Kleyton Macedo.
Studio RJ – 8:30 PM
Av. Vieira Souto 110, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 2523-1204
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$60 otherwise
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
Duelo de Big Bands (Centro)
Tonight is a showdown between big bands at the Lapa venue Santo Scenarium. The duel tonight will consist of Denmark based band, Conexão Copenhagen against locals Baixada Jazz Big Band.
Santo Scenarium – 7PM
Rua do Lavradio 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
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 Atlântica 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
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