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Austin's Carnaval Brasileiro Reflects on 42 Years
From a small room in 1979, the tradition continues
"...the craziest thing he’s seen over the years at Carnaval Brasileiro, he hesitated for a few seconds, reflecting on..."

Feb. 7, 2019 Chron Events Post by Gracie Awalt

Mardi Gras 2015: Local Gras and a Carnaval Comeback
Samba Police reassemble after 15-year hiatus
"...Austin's best and oldest Mardi Gras tradition, Carnaval Brasileiro, originally hatched by homesick Brazilian exchange students at..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

Luv Doc Recommends: 30th Carnaval Brasileiro
Palmer Events Center, Saturday, February 3, 2007
"...the Palmer Events Center this Saturday for the 30th Carnaval Brasileiro. Even if Latin music doesn’t twist your nipple,..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

No Carnaval Coverage!?
"...Vortex to glam-slam at the thank-you-mam, what gives? No Carnaval coverage!? You should be ashamed of your third-estate self...."

Feb. 4, 2005 Postmarks

Luv Doc Recommends: Carnaval Brasilero
Palmer Events Center, Saturday, February 5, 2005
"...or B) putting together a thong for this Saturday’s Carnaval Brasiliero at the Palmer Auditorium. Though it may seem..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Orfeu
"...Eurydice myth set against the florid backdrop of Rio's Carnaval. Made by French director Marcel Camus, the film was..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM
Carnaval literally means 'Goodbye, meat,' but in spirit it's more like 'Farewell to desires of the flesh.' Let's celebrate our desires before we bid them farewell.
"...It's "carnival" in English, but the Portuguese "carnaval" (accent on the "val") is prettier. Both words come..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

¿Quieres Chanclar?
East Riverside's "Latin Strip"
"...rural norteño dialect. "At times I go to Club Carnaval (right down the street), but here I am with..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Music Feature by James E. Garcia

The Luv Doc: Sweaty, Half-Naked Humping
To tell or not to tell?
"...Dear Luv Doc, I was at Carnaval on Saturday and I saw my ex-boyfriend humping on..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...PlanoNo Carnaval Coverage!?..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler, Already!
Cultivating a Mardi Gras tradition in River City
"...feet off to sensual Latin rhythms every February at Carnaval. Given our communal fondness for festivities, it stands to..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Blame It on the Bossa Nova
"...a significant part of the Brazilian pre-Lenten celebration called Carnaval. Like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Brazil's Carnavals attracted..."

July 2, 1999 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Awaken
Malick-endorsed abstract world trip finds joy in our world
"...cormorant fisherman with his bird; masked revelers at Bolivia's Carnaval de Oruro...."

April 30, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Mardi Gras 2015: Happy Fat Tuesday!
As Austin celebrates, we share some fun from NOLA and Galveston
"...of local Mardi Gras doin's (plus some news about Carnaval) just as we were heading out of town for..."

Feb. 17, 2015 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Mardi Gras 2015: Gather Your Krewe
Follow the purple-gold-green rainbow to our online Mardi Gras series
"...get to reclaim our dignity with the most excellent Carnaval Brasilero, but that event usually occurs way after Fat..."

Jan. 14, 2015 Chronolog Post by Kate X Messer

Event Menu
Feb. 2-8
"...The raucous annual Carnaval is legendary as one of Austin's best parties, so..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Juke Jaunt
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture treats Austin to a long, loving look at Armadillo Art Squad graphics master Guy Juke in a new solo exhibition
"...as are the memorable silkscreened posters he created for Carnaval and The Austin Chronicle Music Awards in the years..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Food-o-file
Parallel opens on Burnet Road; plus, celebrate the Super Bowl, Carnaval, and Mardi Gras Austin-style
"...to your pre-Lenten parties, check out the Noche de Carnaval 2005 at Do–a Emilia's South American Bar & Grill..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Black Orpheus (1959)
Bossa nova and an wonderful spin on a timeless Greek tragedy make Black Orpheus a keeper.
"...love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, transpose it to Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro while making it realistic to..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Screens Review by Eli Kooris

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW needs venues, and the TABC keeps shutting 'em down. Public Enemy would be proud.
"...from the folks who put on Austin's annual two-day Carnaval (this Friday and Saturday) stirred up some dust with..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Postmarks
Music Greats Overlooked
"...sorts with some 3,000 Austinites at the yearly Brazilian-style Carnaval. It has been a pleasure and a thrill to..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Column

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
In glorious addition to Fusebox and Moontower, of course
"...a vivid preview of what that whole drink-fueled, costume-flaunting Carnaval is like. Pro tip: Be prepared to shake, as..."

April 20, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Reasonable Doubt
Did misleading DNA analysis land an innocent man on death row?
"...Perez liked to party – at Downtown bars and Carnaval – and would spend his off days drinking and..."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Five Nights With Monsters
ATX Halloween week: Witches, werewolves, and haints, oh my!
"...and get its party on (see also: Eeyore's Birthday, Carnaval), Halloween is less a night than a season. Ghoulies,..."

Oct. 22, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gay Place: Bless Me Sister
Watch our very own Weird City Sisters come up
"...Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 Our official post-Mardi Gras Mardi Gras, led..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place: OUTside of Society, Indeed
OUTsider: And so it begins
"...Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 Our official post-Mardi Gras Mardi Gras, led..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Column

Gay Place: Laissez Lez...
OUTsider, Valentine's and Mardi Gras make this one big gay week
"...Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 Our official post-Mardi Gras Mardi Gras, led..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Ponty Bone
"...music with an international flair. "Samba de Orfeu/Manhã de Carnaval," "La Vie en Rose," "El Cosechero," and "A Mi..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Pushing the Borderline
AFS Essential Cinema highlights filmmakers far from home
"...a country girl, arrives in the big city for Carnaval. The audience is as disoriented as she is by..."

June 3, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Who Dat Rollin' on Dat Float?
Mardi Gras 2010: There's still some time to get out and revel!
"...2 Parade Schedule 3 St. Bernard Parish AUSTIN, TEXAS Carnaval Brasilero Austin's Krewe of UtopiaKrewe of Who Dat Have..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

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