2014 Carnaval Brasileiro

This years theme is the 1959 film Black Orpheus. Watch the trailer to get inspiration for your costumes.

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

Carnaval 2014 tickets

go on sale TONIGHT at 12:00:01 a.m.

Here’s the link: BUY TICKETS

Tickets are the same as last year:

$38 in advance (plus $3 online service charge), $45 at the door. See below for information about our new exclusive Samba Circle Lounge VIP area.


Online Processing Charge Is Only $3.00, (plus the cost of your ticket.)

All online sales will be delivered to you in a confirmation email which you can print-at-home which means you must have access to a printer to get your tickets. Lacking a printer, with a smartphone, show your confirmation email at the door to be scanned for admission. This means you get instant delivery of your tickets. Most “physical” outlets around town charge at least a dollar, or sometimes more, per ticket, it is just as cheap, faster and more convenient now to buy online… save your time and gas money for something else.

The Samba Circle Lounge: We are now offering a VIP option, the Samba Circle Lounge which is located in a private space behind the stage with enormous windows facing the lovely downtown skyline. It is a $25 add-on. It affords you easier access to bars and restrooms, complimentary coat check and room to breathe! We will have plenty of seating and tables so you can get off your feet. And, while supplies last, you can claim a FREE Carnaval poster to adorn your home! Admission to the Samba Circle Lounge will be by wristband you will pick up at the will-call window at our box office. You will still need to print your tickets or have the confirmation email available to scan on your smartphone.

Unlike most events, we try to offer you a choice. But the locations below are CASH ONLY.

All local outlets should have tickets by Dec 28:

Click location for map.

Nelo’s Cycles

8108 Mesa (between Spicewood Springs and Steck)

Waterloo Records

600 N. Lamar

Lucy In Disguise

1506 S. Congress

Carnaval is held at the Palmer Events center, across the street from the old Coliseum.

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  • Suzanne B.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonite! Be sure to find us in the stands, look for the smiley face balloons, n take some pics with us. :-)

    February 1, 2014

  • Lynda

    I go almost every year and I start off at top northwest center of the left bleachers. Look for long red hair and a green corset.

    January 30, 2014

  • Suzanne B.

    So for Carnaval, we will do the same as last year. Look for yellow smiley face balloons at the top of the stands on the left as you come in to the auditorium. We will also have meetup signs on the stands, but its a general admission event, so if ya get there earlier as opposed to later, your presence will help us all to stake out our meetup territory. Matt n I will try n be there when they open the doors at 8pm. During the event, we all wonder around to see costumes, take pics, and experiece Carnaval, but the top of the stands is a great place to meet n greet n enjoy the view!

    January 30, 2014

    • JD

      Suzanne, I will get there early also and attempt to find you and Matt.

      1 · January 30, 2014

    • Suzanne B.

      Thanks JD :-)

      January 30, 2014

  • Suzanne B.

    About 40 of us going from all of our meetup groups! :-)

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Suzanne B.

      54 currently signed up to attend from all the meetup groups!

      January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last year we had a blast, can't wait to see what this year brings ;)

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Suzanne B.

      Please RSVP as "Yes" so we'll know to look for ya!

      January 28, 2014

  • Suzanne B.

    Have U purchased ur tickets for Carnaval? Only 6 days until this amazing event. Matt n I cant wait to see you there!

    January 26, 2014

    • JD

      Suzanne, yes, I have mine and plan to meet y'all there :)

      1 · January 26, 2014

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