Brazil Day 2017 @ Antone's
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Brazil Day 2017 @ Antone's

Brazil Day Celebration & Austin Samba are Coming to Antone's! 

Austin's favorite annual celebration of all things Brazilian music, dance, and pageantry is coming soon in September. This is one of our largest and most elaborate shows of the year -- you do not want to miss this!

Participating performers and set times coming soon!

Location:  ANTONES's @ 305 E. 5th St., Austin, TX

http://www.antonesnightclub.com/calendar/

Annual San Marcos Mermaid Parade
Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Annual San Marcos Mermaid Parade

MERMAID SOCIETY PARADE IN SAN MARCOS, TX

Saturday, September 16, 2016    10:00AM - 11:30AM

The SMTX Mermaid Parade is created to strengthen community engagement and celebrate San Marcos’ unique river and art culture. Leading the parade is Austin Samba and Las Monas de San Antonio bringing their brand of “radical creativity, fantasy and imagination” to the parade with a sizzling combination of rhythm, dance, movement, color, joy and . . . giant mermaid puppets! The parade will feature floats, marchers, music and “all things San Marcos.”

Serving as the mascot for river stewardship, the arts and our unique cultural heritage, the San Marcos Mermaid will make her return debut during this ‘Texas original’ celebrating San Marcos’ vibrant community.

EVENT DETAILS AND PARADE ROUTE:

http://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com

San Antonio, Las Monas, & Dia de los Muertos
Oct
29
12:00 pm12:00

San Antonio, Las Monas, & Dia de los Muertos

 

Dia de los Muertos Street Fair and Parade at Historic Market Square

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Historic Market Square with a special procession Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. by Las Monas! Be a part of the fun with children's activities, live music, food booths and arts and crafts vendors!

Sunday's 1 pm parade and processional will be led by Austin Samba.

Maps and event information:

COMING SOON

 

La Villita's Annual Dia de los Muertos Parade and Festival

Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The event hosts a variety of activities over the weekend celebration including the largest open altar exhibition in the city.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10am – 11pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017, noon – 10 pm

Events are free and open to the public including: live music at Arneson River Theater; original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession led by Austin Samba at 3pm; live poetry and more!

Check back regularly for event updates:

http://visitsanantonio.com/english/Explore-San-Antonio/Events/DiaDeLosMuertos

Dia de Los Muertos at Central Market North
Nov
4
6:00 pm18:00

Dia de Los Muertos at Central Market North

Dia de los Muertos - Let's Dance!

Saturday, November 4, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Central Market for their annual Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring Austin Samba School and Las Monas de San Antonio!

Bring your friends and family, grab a snack, and prepare for the biggest and most elaborate Central Market show of the year, complete with puppets, live drums and dozens of dancers. Feeling especially festive? Come out in your own Day of the Dead face paint and costume and join in on the dancing and celebration!

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The Big Easy at Zilker Hillside Theater
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

The Big Easy at Zilker Hillside Theater

Austin Parks and Recreation Planet Music Series Presents:
Austin Samba's The Big Easy
 

Saturday April 1, 2017
Zilker Hillside Theater
7pm

FREE!
with Special Guest: Dr. Zog Zydeco

Austin Samba will be cooking up a gumbo of classic New Orleans tunes simmered in Brazilian percussion and spiced with beautiful choreography. Enjoy a wild mash up of Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis and Clifton Chenier that celebrates the irresistible joy of Mardi Gras and Carnaval with rhythms and dance from throughout Brazil. 

Free dance lessons. Family dance party. 

Laissez les bons temps rouler!!

Follow event updates on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1873866899552757/

Carnaval Brasileiro 2017: The Big Easy
Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

Carnaval Brasileiro 2017: The Big Easy

This year we pay tribute to New Orleans (The Big Easy), the most African of American cities, the birthplace of American music and home to Mardi Gras one of the most famous pre-Lenten celebrations in the world. We compare and contrast New Orleans and Rio whose African roots gave rise to samba, the national music of Brazil, and the Brazilian version of Carnaval, also one of the most famous in the world. 

In this show, we view the fabulous music of New Orleans through Brazilian optics layering on Brazilian rhythms and dance to produce an aural and visual fusion that is irresistible. It will be hard to stay seated. This is dance music front to back. 

This year, our theme samba (samba enredo) was written for us by Rio composer Edson "Baby" de Oliveira. It is an original samba about New Orleans and will be featured at Carnaval Brasieiro, as well as Austin Samba's performances at Zilker Hillside Theatre and Stateside Theater at the Paramount. Bateria arrangement by Mestre Ailton da Mangueira. 

  • Palmer Event Center
  • Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Buy advance tickets here.

Austin Samba Presents The Big Easy @ The State Theater
Feb
17
Feb 18

Austin Samba Presents The Big Easy @ The State Theater

Austin Samba is pleased to present THE BIG EASY at Austin's own Stateside Theater at the Paramount

Fats Domino, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Neville Brothers, The Meters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buckwheat Zydeco, Louis Armstrong, The Dixie Cups, Sonny Landreth... the list goes on and on. In 2017, Austin Samba pays respect to the greats of New Orleans, combining the soul, funk and bounce of the Big Easy with the pageantry, joy and musical roots of Brazil.

There will be feathers (always feathers!), horns, special guest performers, sizzling dance moves, drumming alligators and an hour-long show packed with boo-coo rhythms to ease you on down N'awlins way. Austin Samba will perform this electrifying show for two nights only, so get your tickets now to reserve your seats!

Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th

Doors @ 6pm, Event @ 7pm

Tickets are now on sale through the Paramount website.

Day of the Dead Celebration at Central Market North
Oct
30
6:00 pm18:00

Day of the Dead Celebration at Central Market North

Dia de los Muertos!

Sunday, October 30, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Central Market for their annual Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring Austin Samba School and Las Monas de San Antonio.

Bring your friends and family, grab a snack, and prepare for the biggest and most elaborate Central Market show of the year, complete with puppets, live drums and dozens of dancers. Feeling especially festive? Come out in your own Day of the Dead face paint and costume and join in on the dancing and celebration!

Dia de los Muertos San Antonio
Oct
30
3:00 pm15:00

Dia de los Muertos San Antonio

La Villita Presents

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Día de Los Muertos Celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. The event hosts a variety of activities over the weekend celebration including the largest open altar exhibition in the city.

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10am – 11pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016, noon – 10 pm

Events are free and open to the public including: live music at Arneson River Theater; original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession led by Austin Samba at 3pm; live poetry and more!

Event main page and full schedule: http://muertosfest.com/

Las Monas at Historic Market Square
Oct
30
1:00 pm13:00

Las Monas at Historic Market Square

LAS MONAS SAN ANTONIO presents DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Historic Market Square with a special procession Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. by Las Monas! Be a part of the fun with children's activities, live music, food booths and arts and crafts vendors!

Sunday's 1 pm parade and processional will be led by Austin Samba.

Maps and information: http://events.getcreativesanantonio.com/event/detail/441997654/Dia_De_Los_Muertos_at_the_Historic_Market_Square

Viva la Vida Parade 2016
Oct
29
12:00 pm12:00

Viva la Vida Parade 2016

Mexic-Arte Museum presents their annual Viva la Vida festival and parade. For parade route and festival information, visit http://mexic-artemuseumevents.org/viva-la-vida-2016-index/#/parade-16/

Our World Family Music Festival
Oct
23
4:00 pm16:00

Our World Family Music Festival

AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION presents

OUR WORLD FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Zilker Hillside Theater

Celebrate Austin’s diverse cultures on one stage with an afternoon of music, dance, and cultural booths! Come meet the family and learn about Museums and Cultural Centers in your Parks Department.

Enjoy performances by :
Anuradha Naimpally
Atash
Austin Samba School
Daniel Llanes
Keito St. James
Oaxaca, arte en movimiento
Thom the Poet
Grupo Varonil
Wesley United Methodist Church Choir...

Plus The Ginger Armadillo and Kona Ice ATX will be serving all the delicious treats!

COA's Museums and Cultural Programs will be onsite with family fun activities and sharing the awesome stories Austin has to tell! Plus get information on ways for you to get involved, like community forums.

Hosted by the Asian American Resource Center - City of Austin, Dougherty Arts Center, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, Elisabet Ney Museum, O. Henry Museum, Susanna Dickinson Museum, and the Old Bakery & Emporium See More

Easter Seals Dia de los Muertos Music Festival
Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Easter Seals Dia de los Muertos Music Festival

Each year at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX, Easter Seals Central Texas hosts a community Dia de los Muertos music festival, featuring a full schedule of dancers, musicians, performers, crafts and local food vendors honoring the traditions of the holiday. Austin Samba is thrilled to once again joining the Easter Seal's 2016 line-up!

Bring your family and enjoy an outdoor afternoon of cultural pageantry and community in Austin, TX!

For show times, tickets and more information, see Easter Seals of Central Texas' website: http://www.easterseals.com/centraltx/

 

San Marcos Mermaid Society Parade
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

San Marcos Mermaid Society Parade

MERMAID SOCIETY PARADE in SAN MARCOS, TX

Saturday, September 17, 2016    10:00AM - NOON

The SMTX Mermaid Parade is created to strengthen community engagement and celebrate San Marcos’ unique river and art culture. Leading the parade is Austin Samba and Las Monas de San Antonio bringing their brand of “radical creativity, fantasy and imagination” to the parade with a sizzling combination of rhythm, dance, movement, color, joy and . . . giant mermaid puppets! The parade will feature floats, marchers, music and “all things San Marcos.”

 

 

Serving as the mascot for river stewardship, the arts and our unique cultural heritage, the San Marcos Mermaid will make her return debut during this ‘Texas original’ celebrating San Marcos’ vibrant community.

EVENT DETAILS AND PARADE ROUTE:

http://www.mermaidsocietysmtx.com

Austin Brazil Day 2016
Sep
10
Sep 11

Austin Brazil Day 2016

Austin's favorite annual celebration of all things Brazilian music, dance and pageantry is coming soon. This is one of our largest and most elaborate shows of the year -- you do not want to miss this!

Location:  ANTONES's @ 305 E. 5th St., Austin, TX

http://www.antonesnightclub.com/calendar/

 
22nd Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival
Apr
23
11:00 am11:00

22nd Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival

About the Event:
If you love all things Louisiana this is the event for you! Austin Samba will perform three sets throughout the afternoon, from 11am until 4pm. In addition, enjoy two stages featuring 10 Louisiana bands. You’ll hear Funk, Brass, Zydeco, Cajun, and the Blues. Tempt your taste buds with some amazing food vendors who sell everything from jambalaya to alligator. If you prefer crawfish, the Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival has 7,000 pounds of FREE large, boiled, live Crawfish! Served one plate at a time while supplies last. We also have kid’s activities including bounce houses and slides, face painters, and more. Come ready to shop because the festival also has between 15 & 30 arts & crafts booths.

Location: The Austin American Statesman Parking Lot
Address: 305 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

Cost: Admission $20.00 cash at the gate. Kids 8 and under free with an adult. A Limited number of VIP tickets are available for $80

For advance tickets BUY NOW

Full Event Hours: 11am to 10:00pm

Event main page and information:  http://www.roadwayevents.com/event/louisiana-swamp-thing-crawfish-festival/

Texas: A Horse Opera!
Apr
2
6:30 pm18:30

Texas: A Horse Opera!

Join us at Zilker Hillside Theater on the evening of April 2, 2016 for a FREE, family-friendly performance of our “Texas: A Horse Opera” show. Think cattle and cowboys, blues and rock, spangles and feathers, glitter and gold, samba and country…that’s the story of Texas’ musical history fused with Brazilian Carnaval magic. This is the kitschiest Carnaval event in the weirdest town in the strangest state in the U.S.!

Bring a picnic! 

6:30 - Austin Youth Samba
7:00 - Trem do Samba
7:30 - Dance Lessons
8:00 - Samba Show

Brazil Day Austin 2015
Sep
5
6:00 pm18:00

Brazil Day Austin 2015

Austin Samba presents Brazil Day Austin!
Sept 5, 2015

Featuring:

Macaxeira Funk
Austin Samba School
Fusca XR3
Seu Jacinto
Morena Soul
Capoeira Evoluçao
Maracatu Texas
Trem do Samba

Doors at 6 p.m.

Historic Scoot Inn
1308 E 4th St, Austin, Texas 78702

Carnaval Brasileiro 2015: O Circo Místico
Feb
28
Mar 1

Carnaval Brasileiro 2015: O Circo Místico

Step right up folks! Feast your eyes upon the feathered dancers, jugglers, jesters, thundering drums, and giant puppets of Austin Samba’s “O Circo Místico,” the Mystic Circus.

This year, we are celebrating circuses from around the world. Do not fret! No animals are being harmed in the making of our circus. Our show this year is more Cirque du Soleil than Barnum & Bailey. We are celebrating the acrobats, contortionists, clowns, musicians, and more associated with traveling circuses and freakshows.

Our theme, or enredo, this year, “O Circo Místico,” is based upon a Brazilian musical “O Grande Circo Místico” first performed in Brazil in 1983. The musical was one of the biggest hits of the 1980s. It toured for two years and was seen by more than 200,000. In 2002, “O Grande Circo Místico” was chosen by the Rio de Janeiro samba school Mocidade as its enredo.

Austin Samba will use Mocidade’s song, or samba de enredo, as its samba for the 2015 Carnaval season, which will open at Carnaval Brasileiro on Feb 28, 2015, and close at Zilker Hillside Theatre on March 28, 2015.

Carnaval Brasileiro 2014: Orfeu
Feb
1
9:00 pm21:00

Carnaval Brasileiro 2014: Orfeu

Carnaval Brasilerio 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Austin Samba’s participation in this astounding event.

In celebration, we’ve chosen “Orfeu” as our theme, and we are modeling the show around the groundbreaking movie “Orfeu Negro.”

We have adopted “Aquarela Brasileira” for our samba this year. As Tio Jacaré says, it is “widely held to be the most beautiful samba of all time. In addition to being beautiful, it tells the story of the diversity and beauty of Brazil.”

Thus, this year’s show will combine “Orfeu Negro” with “Aquarela Brasileira,” and will be filled with familiar characters from the movie. We will samba the night away as Orfeu and Eurydice fall in love with each other and with Brazil. “Aquarela Brasileira” will be the magic carpet which takes the couple on their journey through the celebrations of Carnaval across Brazil.

Austin Samba will also be honoring our friend Seu Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro who appeared in the 1959 movie.

Brazil Day Austin 2013
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

Brazil Day Austin 2013

The Austin Samba School presents: Brazil Day Austin 2013 at Antone’s!

Experience a festival of Brasilian culture with the best music, dance and food in Austin.

Featuring:

Maracatu Austin
Antônio Dionísio
Os Alquimistas
Capoeira Evolução
Morena Soul
Seu Jacinto
Austin Samba
Fusca XR3

Treats from Rio’s Brazilian Cafe.
Drinks from White Hat Rum.

$12 advance. $15 door. VIP seating available

There is nothing like this in Austin. Get your dancing shoes on!

Carnaval Brasileiro 2013: Neverland
Feb
2
9:30 pm21:30

Carnaval Brasileiro 2013: Neverland

This year’s theme, or enredo, for the samba school’s carnival celebrations is Peter Pan…join us in Neverland as we recreate the famous story! Get your costumes ready!

Carnaval Brasileiro 2012: O Magico de Oz
Feb
4
9:30 pm21:30

Carnaval Brasileiro 2012: O Magico de Oz

The Austin Samba School will be debuting its theme for 2012, The Wizard of Oz. Join us for an entirely new drum and dance show, featuring lions, scarecrows, munchkins, witches and much more!

Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin, Texas is on Feb. 4, 2012. Billed as possibly the largest Brazilian Carnaval party in the United States, you can’t miss this huge event at the Palmer Events Center in Austin.