Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival

Lavagem: Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with a FREE outdoor festival featuring a Lavagem (blessing), calling for world peace and in celebration of "As mulheres da cultura popular" (women of popular Brazilian culture)

Children's Village, Beer & Wine Garden, Caipirinha Lounge, Food & Artisan Booths and more!

Festival Artists:
Brazil Camp Allstar Band, Sambada, Xaxado Mission, Boca do Rio, Rebecca Kleinman Trio, Oakland Samba Review, Maracatu Pacifico, Damasceno Dance Collective, Rodson de Jesus, Marcela Ribeiro, Capivara the clown, Rosangela Silvestre, Catia Lund, Ricardo Peixoto, Alex Calatayud, Sandy Cressman, Rafael Amarante, Marcos Rodrigues, Samba rio, Samba Sensation, DJ Boca and more

Free & open to the public (VIP / camarote available)
About Brasarte: Brasarte is a non profit educational organization dedicated to preserving the traditional music and dance of Brazil and to promoting cultural exchange between Brazil and the USA

Sep 1, 11am to 7pm, Casa de Cultura - 1901 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley

Cuban Rumba Jam (Community Event)

Free/Donations Encouraged
The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage attendees to donate online to ensure that we keep this community event alive!
Folkloric Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Dance Every 1st & 3rd Sunday!
Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

Sep 1, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley