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Ready for a Wild Brazilian Party?

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Most people know that Austin enjoys a good party, especially a party with music, dancing, and culture. Carnaval Brasileiro has likewise enjoyed a yearly debut in Austin. The relationship is mutually positive. This year’s Carnaval promises to be one to remember. In its 40th year, this celebration will be extra special.

CarnavalDaviVieiraMerrickAlesPhoto: Carnaval Brasileiro

The event coordinators describe, “Carnaval is an epic experience powered by the infectiously danceable pulse of samba drums, enrapturing performers, a Texas-sized serving of eye candy with an endless parade of exotic costumes, and the wild euphoria of over 6,000 attendees. Lauded as the largest indoor Brazilian Mardi Gras celebration anywhere on the globe, Carnaval has grown from a small party for homesick Brazilian students into one of the most anticipated fêtes on area calendars. Organizers strive to make this Brazilian-style festival as authentic as possible…”

Since flying to Brazil is expensive, how fortunate are we for the opportunity to experience a taste of Brazil right here in the Hill Country? If you enjoy good music and a late night party off the beaten Texas path, then plan to join us! Consider wearing a costume and come ready to dance on February 25th!

Guests are encouraged (but not required) to come in costume. Face and body painting will be available for a fee.

CarnavalClown4MatthewMahonPhoto: Carnaval Brasileiro

Tickets will be available online at sambaparty.com. Local retailers including Waterloo Records (600 North Lamar), Nelo’s Cycles (8108 Mesa) and Lucy in Disguise (1506 S. Congress) will have tickets available as well.

For more information: 512-452-6832, or log onto www.CarnavalAustin.com.

When:  February 25, 2017, at 9:00 p.m.

Where: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from Carnaval will benefit the Austin Sunshine Camps, a non-profit organization which provides not only free summer camps for Austin at-risk kids but year-round mentoring and leadership programs!

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