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Carnaval Brasileiro Celebration- Family Matinee | Midtown Global Market

February 18 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The most attended and longest-running annual Brazilian festival in the Twin Cities heads to the Midtown Global Market for its annual Family Matinee on Saturday, February 18th at one of the most international venues in Minneapolis. Over 30 performers and artists – including percussionists, singers, musicians, samba dancers, actors and artisans – will transform the Midtown Global Market into an authentically festive Brazilian cultural experience!
Guitarist/vocalist Robert Everest and his nine-piece group Beira Mar Brasil will host the Brazilfest Family Matinee 2023 from 12 noon until 2 pm. Everest, who also serves as Executive Director of Brazilfest MN, has been joyfully exploring Brazilian music and culture for over 30 years and brings us authentic Brazilian carnival flavor through various musical genres from around the country – Samba, Axé, Frevo, Baião, and other dance-inducing styles. Along with Beira Mar Brasil, Carnaval Brasileiro 2023 will present professional samba dancer/instructor Ginga da Bahia, samba dancers Alessandra Silva and Clarissa Flores from Dançando em Comunidade, as well as a Brazilian martial arts demonstration by Capoeira Minnesota. Purchase authentic carnival masks created by master Brazilian artisan Goretti Aamot (or make their own). Arepa Bar will be curating an amazing meal that you will not want to miss!
The annual Carnaval Brasileiro, celebrated throughout Brazil, lasts nearly a week and has roots dating back to the 1700s. Like Mardi Gras, Carnaval is an all-out party with music, masks, dancing, and drinks – a final blowout before Lenten traditions kick in for the Easter season.
Arepa Bar Menu
• Pan de queso- Brazilian baked bread, cheese
• Shrimp ceviche- Pineapple, serrano peppers, sweet peppers, onions, leche de tigre
• Parrillada- Beef, chicken, chorizo, blood sausage, onions, peppers
• Deep fried Snapper- 10oz Red Snapper Fillet with 2 sides of your preference
• Passion fruit mousse- Passion fruit, maria cookies
• Cocada- Coconut cream, condensed milk, toasted coconut
Ramp and street parking available. Ramp parking is available off of Lake Street and 10th Ave.


February 18
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake Street, Suite G10
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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