Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Arraiá da Brasarte: Festa Junina in Berkeley!

Our Annual Traditional Festa Junina in Berkeley!

LIVE Forró & Quadrilha music with Xaxado Mission
Traditional Food & Drink
Quadrilha Performance
All Ages Welcome!

Housed in Casa de Cultura, BrasArte presents several annual activities thru its arts and culture program. These include: Yemanja Arts Festival (February), Carnaval Ball (February/March), Sao Joao Festival (June), Camp Erê (JuneJuly), Lavagem (September) These activities seek to introduce and inform attendees about Brasilian culture. Each event coincides (as closely as possible) with the actual date of the festivities in Brasil. Participants create and/or observe artistic elements that represent the history of the activity. BrasArte also offers dance/music workshops, dance/music performances and performance opportunities in parades and at festivals.

Vai ter Forró!!! Xaxado Mission is a San Francisco based Brazilian band that specializes in Forró, a genre of music originating in Northeastern Brazil. The repertoire brings high energy songs from masters Luiz Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro, in addition to a few Carimbo fusions, and Samba sets tailored for dancing the hours away. Always sure to be a great time!!!
$10 pre sale (on sale now!) ~~ $15 door

Jun 15, 5pm to 10pm, BrasArte 1901 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley