A taste of Brazil in YYC
Interested in Brazilian culture? Check out this event in August
Before we know it we will be complaining about the chilly days and the lack of events that take place in Calgary during the cold winter days. So why not take advantage of what our City has to offer during the last month of our summer holidays?
We all know that festivals are a guarantee to a stellar time. Unfortunately they can be hefty on the pocket. Local non-profit organization Jax Society for Arts & Culture is hosting their first annual event called Brazilian Heat. The festival will take place on Aug. 22 and tickets are $15. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the evening ends at 1:00 a.m. Local and international musicians and dancers will be performing and a live DJ will carry on the party throughout the night.
The organizations website outlines that the event will be heavily influenced by art but will incorporate others elements of Brazilian culture. “The focus will be on Art, but there will be an aspect of education on Brazilian Culture, including workshops and a mosaic of the History of Brazil”.
The festival will have different Brazilian dishes for purchase, along with beer and the national Brazilian drink caipirinha (a sugar cane based hard liquor, with added sugar and lime).
If you like to try new things and love to dance, it may be worth getting a group of friends together and trying out something new in the City. You may even pick up a few samba moves. Tickets and performer bios are available online at www.Brazilian-heat.com