FEBRUARY 18, 2012 20th Annual
San Diego Carnivale
4th & B Showcase Theater, San Diego brazilcarnival.com
From 9pm – 1:30am
This spectacular Brazilian Mardi Gras Ball will feature Pulsating Samba Beats, Beautiful & Sexy Samba Dancers, Electrifying Capoeira Performances, and Nonstop Brazilian Music. There will be Fun, Feathers, Fantasy and much, much more... So come have the time of your life at the Best Brazilian Carnival on the West Coast!
Pre-Sale General Admission $25; VIP $50 - 75
NEVADA CITY - Mardi Gras
A downtown parade and masquerade ball are featured February 18 & 19, 2012 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
Friday Night – Masquerade Ball at Miners Foundry
Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, featuring a live band, in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber Office for $12. Or, you can purchase tickets on-line or at the door for $15.
Advance Tickets for the Ball
Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased for $12 at the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
If you can't stop by the Chamber Office, you can still purchase tickets in advance for $15 on-line.
Sunday – Parade on Broad Street
On Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.
For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.nevadacitychamber.com
Mardi Gras Celebration at Northstar California
Location: Village and Mountain
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Celebrating Mardi Gras at the Village at Northstar and on the Mountain with food and drink specials, live music, and more! northstarattahoe.com
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! Let the good times roll! New Orleans might be the original American Mardi Gras, but California knows how to party. Check out these Bay Area hotspots, and don't forget your beads, baby!
Bay Area Mardi Gras Hot Spots
342 Howard Street
San Francisco, Ca
Town Hall's Fat Tuesday celebration is a nonstop evening of food, drink and live music that many have dubbed the best Mardi Grad celebration outside the Big Easy. The evening kicks off at 6pm with unlimited buttermilk fried chicken, etouffee, gumbo, oysters, BBQ shrimp, jalapeno cornbread, Abita beer, Hurricanes and Caipirinhas. Featuring live music from D'Amphibians, you can get your face painted and a balloon animal of Harry Connick Jr. (kidding, Harry) with your $60 advance ticket. Buy early, bargain hunters. Tickets at the door are $75.Town Hall
Mardi Gras tickets are available for sale! A request form is available via fax or e-mail. Tickets are just $60 plus tax when purchased in advance. Call the restaurant for details 415.908.3900!
Long Beach Mardi Gras 2012 lbmardigras.com
Welcome to the 2012 Long Beach Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras returns to Long Beach on Friday, February 3, 2012 with new festivities, but the same big fun!
Join a New Orleans style Mardi Gras celebration – a parade, music, dancing, masks, costumes, food, drink, and of course…beads!
So join us in Long Beach on February 3rd!
As they say in New Orleans – Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler…Let the Good Times Roll!
Brazilian Carnival Club Nokia
Los Angeles, CA Saturday
8:00 PM COST: $108-308
Date: January 28, 2012
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Times: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 8:00 - 10:00PM
Contact: Arts Ticket Office
Phone: 562 985 7000
Location: Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Get set for a party that rivals Mardi Gras—as stilt-walkers, unicyclists, fire eaters, puppets, flag twirlers, clown antics, acrobatics and more accompany this eclectic big band that consists of a twelve-piece horn section, a ten-piece drum/percussion corps, and anchored by electric bass! This original experience explodes with energy, charisma, and originality as the infectious impact of the show leaves audiences cheering for more!
2:00 - 4:00PM & 8:00 - 10:00PM on January 28th
The authentic, annual LA tradition of Brazilian Carnaval erupts on Saturday February 5, 2012 at Club Nokia/LA Live, transforming the multi-level dance floor into a true Brazilian party in Downtown LA. Patricia and Gilberto Leao, Producers from Brazilian Nites Productions, have brought LA the best of Brazilian talent since 1990. They are producers of upcoming RARE ENGAGEMENT of Brasil's BALE FOLCLORICO da BAHIA at The Wilshire Ebell Theater on March 12 as part of their North American tour.
The Club Nokia Brazilian Carnaval 2011 is for all ages. Advance tickets are $40 for general admission ($50 @ door) and $65 for preferred seating ($75 @ door) in the upstairs lounge and an all access pass, group discounts are available by calling (818) 566-1111. Purchase General Admission and Preferred Seating tickets by calling (818) 566-1111 or visit BrazilianNites.com or ticketmaster.com. Club Nokia is located at 800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015. Parking on site available for a fee. Brazilian Carnaval 2011 Sponsors: LAN Airlines, LA WEEKLY, KPFK 90.7FM, REMO, Brasil Best, Silvio's Brazilian BBQ, BudLight, ITV.net, La Prensa de los Angeles, PagesLA.com, KJAZZ, Leblon Caipirinhas, BPTonline.com, NocheLatina.com, Fusicology.
Tower District Grand Mardi Gras Parade February 19, 2012
Tower District Grand Mardi Gras Parade
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Parade Starts at 1:00 p.m.
FREE to attend. Parade Entry Fees Vary
Fresno, Tower District (Olive & Wishon Avenues)
The annual Mardi Gras Parade in the Tower begins at one o'clock and travels east along Olive Avenue to Wishon for over an hour of revelry! Arrive early to stake out your spot along the parade route and plan on retreating into your favorite Tower District haunt for post-parade drinks and treats. Tower District Restaurants will be serving up plenty of cajun and creole food like gumbo, jambalaya, po' boy sandwiches and oyster shooters. Many nightspots will be hosting individual Mardi Gras parties Fat Tuesday night. Call your favorite venue for details.