Independence Day

If your knowledge of Brazil starts with its waxing technique and ends with soccer, you really ought to read on.

This Saturday marks the first annual Brazilian Day in Arizona, a night of dancing, eating, drinking, and celebrating of Brazilian culture on its independence day. The event features live music, including samba, pagode, baile funk, and MPB (i.e. “Brazilian Popular Music”) as well as dancing, capoeira, and other performances. You can also count on live art, goods for sale, plenty of Brazilian eats, and, of course, caipirinhas flowing all night long.

Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., 2010
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Adriane Goetz