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RIO CARNIVAL 2015 - LGBT PARTY PLANNERwe picked out the best bets for each day and night. Enjoy!

Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro
 
CARNaVAL 2015 is on!
Street Festivities and Samba School Rehearsals

The unofficial opening of Carnaval festivities happened on January 31, with the first parade of Banda de Ipanema. We always go, and we are happy to share some of the fun with you! Banda de Ipanema 2015 video Banda de Ipanema 2015 photos

On the following weekend Simpatia é Quase Amor and Empolga às 9 took over Ipanema Beach by a storm! We were also at Bloco Volta, Alice. Now we are getting ready to the highest season of the year in town. Street Carnaval in Ipanema

picking out the right clothes - Cartoon by ZiraldoThere's so much to do and see during Carnival that all the information can be overwhelming. There are over 400 blocos and bandas for starters! To save you from the guesswork we have picked out what we consider to be the best bets. The selection features Carnival Balls, Dance Parties, Street Carnival Highlights, Samba Parade and other major attractions. Listings are provided with links for further information about each event, or e-flyers that you can RSVP. There is more about Carnaval 2015 on our parent website, www.ipanema.com.

Februrary 12 - Carnaval ThursdayWarm up to get into the Carnival spirit PRONTO!!

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

Afrojazz + Desliga da Justia at Bola Preta - 11 p.m.
CABARET DO MR CATRA at Praia Club
Festa Malevola at TV Bar - Copacabana
GLOW PARTY - SUMMER EDITION - Mariuzinn Copa
MINHA LUZ E DE LED - Praca Tiradentes
Pesta PoParty at Galeria Cafe - Ipanema
Rattle at Fosfobox - Copacabana
Shake U Party - Atlantica 1910

february 13 - Carnaval fridaycarnival eve is A VERY BUSY NIGHT IN RIO - ENJOY!

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

BAL MASQUE at CAVE - 11:45 p.m.
BOOTIE RIO - Carnaval Costume Party - Fosfobox - 11 p.m.
Banda do Lido 2015
Be On Party - Summer Carnival at Espaco Acustica - 11 p.m.
Bloco Virtual Parade at Praia do Leme - 6 p.m.
Bloco das Carmelitas - Santa Teresa - 3 p.m.
CANTAHAUS at Gilda do Cantagalo - 5 p.m.
CARNAVAL INSANO - Teatro Odisseia - 11 p.m.
Camarote Candybox 2015 with MC Ludmilla - 8 p.m.
Cha Fantasy feat. Ludmilla at Circo Voador !
Crush Valentines Day at Casa da Matriz
DIVERSIDADE EM ANIMACAO AT CCJF - 7 p.m.
FELIZ CARNAVAL MEU AMOR 2015 at Morro da Urca - 10 p.m.
Grito de Carnaval TV BEAR at TV BAR - 11 p.m.
MONOBLOCO rehearsal at Fundicao Progresso - 10 p.m.
PARANOIA THE PARTY at Espaco Sacadura - 11:30 p.m.
Porn is the New Black - The Carnival at Projeto V - 10 p.m.
RIO MUSIC CARNIVAL - TIESTO at Marina da Gloria - 10 p.m.
Samba Parade - Camarote Rio Sapucai
Street Carnaval 2015 in Rio - Bandas and Blocos
TOP OF PESTANA CARNAVAL - CATCH - 9 p.m.

February 14 - Carnaval saturdayBANDA DE IPANEMA + major dance parties = LOTS OF FUN

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

Baile Chora me Liga and Spanta Nenem at Jockey Club - 9 p.m.
Banda de Ipanema - 4 p.m.
Bloco Carioca da Gema - Centro - 4 p.m.
Bloco Ceu na Terra - Santa Teresa - 8 p.m.
Bloco Empolga as 9 in Copacabana Posto 6 - 9 a.m.
Bloco Segura que Eu Balanco - Santa Teresa - 10 a.m.
Bloco do Toco-Xona - Botafogo - 3 p.m.
CARNADOOM at CAVE in Copacabana - 11:30 p.m.
CARNAVAL THE WEEK RIO - DJ ARON - 11:59 p.m.
CASUARINA at Rio Marchinhas LAPA - 9 p.m.
Carnaval Selvagem at Comuna - 2 p.m.
Desfile Multibloco 2015 - Centro - 10 a.m.
Desfile do Bloco da Favorita - Sao Conrado - 9 a.m.
ECLETICA - Carnavalia at Alto Vidigal - 9 p.m.
Enquanto Corria o Bloco - Arco do Teles - 6 p.m.
FESTONNA de Carnaval at Galeria Cafe - 11 p.m.
Festival Plus After Party - Espaco Sacadura - 7 a.m.
Grande Baile das Mascaras at Morro da Urca - 10 p.m.
LUAU Sem Controle Masked Edition - Copacabana Beach - 11 p.m.
Magic Costume Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel
RMC - WOBBLE at Sacadura 154 - 11 p.m.
RMC Life in Color with Showtek - Marina da Gloria - 11 p.m.
Requebra Pop Folia - Masked Edition - Espaco Acustica - 11 p.m.
SUNSET ON BOARD - Marina da Gloria - 1 p.m.
Samba Parade at the Sambodrome - Group A
TOP OF PESTANA CARNAVAL - MADUREIRA DISCO CLUBE - 9 p.m.
The Original Brazilian Pool Party - Carnival 2015 - 5 p.m.

February 15 - Carnaval SundaySAMBA PARADE at the sambodrome, BALLS & PARTIES...

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

BAILE DE CARNAVAL DO ALMEIDINHA at Circo Voador
BLOQUETE "Toca no meu equipamento!" - Sunday at TELES! - 3 p.m.
Baile de Carnaval - Preta Gil com o Bloco da Preta at Clube Monte Libano - 10 p.m.
Banda Simpatia e Quase Amor in Ipanema - 4 p.m.
Bloco New Kids on the Bloco in Copacabana - 4 p.m.
Bloco Primeiro Amor, Samba Retro - Sao Conrado - 11 a.m.
Bomba Santa - CARNAVAL SELVAGEM at Fosfobox - 11 p.m.
Camarote Folia Tropical - Sambodromo - 8 p.m.
Carnaval do Odisseia - 11 p.m.
Cordao do Boi Tolo 2015 - Candelaria - 7 a.m.
Cordao do Boitata - Praca XV - 9 a.m.
MODINHA! CARNAVAL feat. EMPOLGA as 9 at Jockey Club - 10 p.m.
RMC - Afrojack at Marina da Gloria - 10 p.m.
RMC THE EDGE at Sacadura 154 - 11:55 p.m.
SUPPER at CAVE in Copacabana - 11:55 p.m.
Samba Parade at the Sambodrome - Special Group
THE WEEK CARNAVAL - DJ HECTOR FONSECA - 11:59 p.m.
Ultra Love Cats: ULC Bloco das Piranhas - Espaco Acustica - 11 p.m.
V de Viadao Illuminati Masked Ball at Club La Paz - 11 p.m.

February 16 - Carnaval MONDAYTHE SECOND NIGHT AT THE SAMBODROME, WITH SIX OTHER SAMBA SCHOOLS

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

BLOCO BRASILIA AMARELA - Copacabana - 4 p.m.
Baile Do Leme ao Pontal - Carnaval Palaphita - Gavea - 9 p.m.
Baile Interessados em Sacudir sua Alma - Jockey Club - 10:05 p.m.
Barco Cardume at Marina da Gloria - 8 p.m.
Bloco Comuna Que Pariu! 2015 - Centro - 3 p.m.
Bloco Pega No Meu Pau de Selfie e Balanca - Largo do Machado - 5:45 p.m.
Bloco do Sargento Pimenta in Flamengo - 4 p.m.
CARNAVAL THE WEEK RIO - DJ TOMER MAIZNER
COORDENADAS DE CARNAVAL feat. ORQUESTRA CEU NA TERRA - Varandas do Vivo Rio
Carnaval TV BEAR - Baile dos Barbudos at TV Bar - 11 p.m.
GUETTA - Premiere Edition at Teatro Odisseia - 11 p.m.
Inflamavel - Carnaval OFF at Fosfobox - 11 p.m.
RISE UP: CARNAVAL After at Cais da Imperatriz - 7 a.m.
RMC Alesso at Marina da Gloria - 10 p.m.
Samba Parade at the Sambodrome - Special Group
TOP OF PESTANA CARNAVAL - CARRAPETAS
White Rooftop 2015 - Morro da Urca - 10 p.m.

February 17 - Carnaval TUESDAYTHIS IS YOUR LAST OFFICIAL CARNIVAL NIGHT. HAVE A BALL!

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

5th Mardi Gras at Morro da Urca - 10 p.m.
Baile Scala Gay - Scala Rio in Centro - 11 p.m.
Ball Masque do Shadas6eis at MAM - 11 p.m.
Banda de Ipanema
Bloco A Rocha - Gavea - 9 a.m.
Bloco da Orquestra Voadora - Flamengo - 3 p.m.
CARNADRAG ELEGANZA EXTRAVAGANZA - Teatro Odisseia - 11 p.m.
House It presents Mother Recordings Showcase - Cave - 11:55 p.m.
I LOVE RIO Carnaval at Jockey Club - 8 p.m.
LA CUMBIA DE CARNAVAL - La Paz Club - 11 p.m.
PANTERONA - Bloco Ines Brasil - Espao Acstica - 11 p.m.
RMC CARNAVAL - D-EGDGE - Espaco Sacadura - 11 p.m.
Ressaco da Matriz - Casa da Matriz - 11 p.m.
TOP OF PESTANA CARNAVAL - DISCOTECH - 9 p.m.
The Original Brazilian Pool Party - JACK CHANG - 5 p.m.

February 21 - carnaval ChampionsTICKET PRICES ARE MORE REASONABLE AND YOU GET TO SEE THE BEST SCHOOLS

THINGS TO DO AND TO SEE

Baile das Drags - Cabaret Kalesa - Fri. 11 p.m.
Carnival Winners - Champion Parade at the Sambodrome
Festa Calcadao at Galeria Cafe in Ipanema
Monobloco on Sunday in Centro - 9 a.m.
Post Carnaval Party at Le Boy

MORE CARNaVAL STUFFUSEFUL LINKS TO EXCELLENT SOURCES OF INFO

get a free Carnaval education

All About Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro by www.ipanema.com
All Bandas and Blocos in Rio de Janeiro
Banda de Ipanema - how everything began
Carnaval 2012 Party Planner by www.ipanema.com
Carnaval 2012 by O Globo (Portuguese only)
Funny but True Carnaval Stories and Gossip
Guide to Carnaval in Rio by Magazine Guia do Rio
History of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Liesa - the League of Samba Schools
Special Group Samba Schools
Street Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro
The Samba Parade - a beginner's guide
Welcome to the Sambodrome - where Carnival magic happens

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