Friday, February 8, 2002, VARIG Brazilian Airlines presents San Diego Brazil Carnaval 2002. The 10th Annual Brazilian "Mardi Gras Ball" will be held at 4th & B Showcase Theater, 345 "B" Street, Downtown San Diego.
Carnaval is the time for sparkling costumes and masked Kings and Queens. The excitement starts with the "Samba Contest" 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration is 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Carnaval 2002 features the dynamic "SensaSamba" Band direct from Brasil, Flavio Ribeiro, Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Unidos do California Special Guests" Claudinho Sorriso and Emiliano Benevides plus Samba Dancers in feathered costumes, Parades, Mardi Gras Beads and Tony Melendez, the "RAD HATTER". The winners of the Costume Contest, Samba Contest and "RAD HATTER RAFFLE" are on their way to Rio de Janeiro courtesy of VARIG Brazilian Airlines. Dance the night away to the rhythms of Samba, Marchinhas, Frevo, Axé Music and Samba-Reggae as we take you on a Carnaval tour of Brazil with stops in Recife, Bahia and Rio.
$25 General Admission / $40 Reserved Seating / $75 VIP Camarote Lounge. For Tickets: call (619) 231-4343 / 21 and Up .... 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.