FOUR FREE Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations // SF

The 16th Annual Brazilian Carnaval of Axé & Samba // SF

FOUR FREE Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations // SF

Mardi Gras Celebrations

Carnaval San Francisco, the annual two–day festival and grand parade that takes place in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend, is kicking off its season of events by hosting four free Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations at different venues in San Francisco.

  • It’s for all ages on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m.
  • The venues include Balançoire, Make-Out Room, Latin American Club and Bissap Baobab.
  • The parties are free and open to the public.

All are welcome to meet friends, family and neighbors in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino cultural district to enjoy live samba drummers, dancers winding through the party and lively music, from salsa and soca to cumbia and rumba. Guests are invited to wear costumes, masks and beads in celebration of the holiday.

 

Four FREE Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations // SF

 

Below are locations, music and lineups at each venue.

 

1. Balançoire (2565 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

Dance and Musical Lineup:

· Feline Finesse Dance Company

· Diaspora Fitness Mas Band

· Loco Bloco

· Comunidad Yucateca-Asociación Mayab

· Cuicacalli/ Mariachi Juvenil “La Mision”

· SF State Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble

· Sherman Elementary

· Conjunto Folklórico Panamá America

· Carlos & Chulita Vinyl (DJs)

· Viva La Diva

2. Make-Out Room (3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

Dance and Musical Lineup:

· Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble & Samba School

· Batalá San Francisco

· Rising Rhythm Project

· Valverde Dance Theatre

· ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco

· 2015 Carnaval King Jefferson

· 2016 Carnaval King Carlos

· DJ Rican Nican

· Latin American Workout (LAW)

3. Latin American Club (3286 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

· Live DJ will be playing Latino and Caribbean music throughout the night

4. Bissap Baobab (3372 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

Dance and Musical Lineup:

· Pangea Football Club

Photo Credit: Adrian Sky (www.adriansky.com)

About Carnaval San Francisco

Conceived 39 years ago by a group of local musicians, artists and residents eager to bring the spirit of Latin American and Caribbean culture to San Francisco, Carnaval San Francisco has grown to become the largest annual multicultural celebration in California. Carnaval San Francisco is supported by Brava! For Women in the Arts and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.

source: James O’Hagan, Glodow Nead Communications

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