Special Events & Tickets

SPECIAL EVENTS & TICKETS


 

CARNAVAL SF 2017 MARDI GRAS FAT TUESDAY KICK–OFF CELEBRATION

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 2017

6–9 PM, All Ages, Admission is FREE at FIVE venues!

 

Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the Annual Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District. We will have live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, salsa, soca, cumbia, and rumba so don’t miss out on the fun! Bring your family and wear your costumes, masks & beads and join us in celebrating Fat Tuesday in true Carnaval San Francisco style at our FREE event at FIVE Mission District venues!!

 

 

BALANÇOIRE

2565 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

MAKE–OUT ROOM

3225 22nd Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

LATIN AMERICAN CLUB

3286 22nd Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

BISSAP BAOBAB

3372 19th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

CHA CHA CHA

2327 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

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BALANÇOIRE: 

–Feline Finesse Dance Company
–Diaspora Fitness Mas Band
–Loco Bloco 
–Comunidad Yucateca-Asociación Mayab
–Cuicacalli/ Mariachi Juvenil "La Mision"
–SF State Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble
–Sherman Elementary
–Conjunto Folklórico Panamá America
–Carlos & Chulita Vinyl (DJs)
–Viva La Diva

 

MAKE–OUT ROOM:

–Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble & Samba School
–Batalá San Francisco
–Rising Rhythm Project 
–Valverde Dance Theatre 
–ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco
–2015 Carnaval King Jefferson
–2016 Carnaval King Carlos
–DJ Rican Nican
–Latin American Workout (LAW)

 

BISSAP BAOBAB:

–Pangea Football Club

 

CHA CHA CHA:

–Carragua'o

 

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2017 KING & QUEEN COMPETITION

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15th, 2017

7 PM

 

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BRAVA THEATER

2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Join us as we embark on a journey to select the 2017 Carnaval King & Queen. Be a part of the excitement as contestants vie for the Carnaval San Francisco King and Queen crown with electrifying performances in Carnaval costumes, sometimes accompanied by other dancers and musicians. The winners of the competition will be crowned as King and Queen of the 39th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Parade and Festival held on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 27th to May 28th, 2017. Contest winners will serve as the Official Ambassadors at the Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and win a $500 cash prize!

 

Interested in competing? Registration deadline is March 17. Click HERE for application.

 

 

 


 

CARNAVAL SF 2017 GRAND PARADE SEATING

 

SUNDAY, MAY 28TH, 2017

9:30 AM

 

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Enjoy more than 50 colorful music and dance groups from your own reserved seats. Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of which will feature beautifully adorned floats depicting rich multicultural themes and featuring performers who engage and entertain the crowds. Brazilian-style “escola” samba schools with up to 300 members dance through the streets in fantastic feathered headdresses or sweeping Bahia skirts, while Caribbean contingents perform the music and dance of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad. Other parade groups include Mexican Aztec performers, traditional African drummers, Polynesian dancers, Japanese drummers, giant puppets and folkloric groups representing Guatemala, Honduras and Bolivia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PAST EVENTS

 


 

 

CARNAVAL SF VIP PARTY AT THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM

 

Friday, May 20th, 2016
6:00pm
FREE for general admission
Reduced price for Oscar de la Renta exhibition

 

de Young Museum (Cafe Terrace)
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

 

Pepe Y Su Orquesta, with special dance performances by:
–Sistas–Wit–Style
–Aquarela
–Moving Beyond productions
–Fogo Na Roupa
–Dance Sherman Elementary
–Bolivia Corazón de América
–LAW Latin American Workout
–United Rhythms
–La Cumbiamba Colombiana
–Gente Da Cidade
–Paixão

 

The de Young Museum is hosting the official Carnaval Kick Off Party on Friday, May 20th. It's FREE, so come get your Carnaval ON at this dance party featuring energetic dancers, fabulous costumes and a preview of what's to come at the Mission District extravaganza.

 

 


 

EL SON de la MISION

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, 2016 at 8PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 20th, 2016 at 7PM

 

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BRAVA THEATER

2781 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

Community Music Center presents the premiere of El Son de la Misión, a new musical suite composed by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator John Calloway and a script from renowned actor, playwright, theatre director and educator, Carlos Baron. Drawing on fifty years of changing musical styles, El Son de la Misión examines the history of the Mission District through music. The work presents new songs that illuminate, evoke, and reflect pivotal social and artistic movements in the neighborhood’s recent history, starting in the 1960s to the present. Professional artists, CMC students, partners, and Mission District public school students participated in the development and are part of the final performances.

 

 

 


 

CARNAVAL 2016 SEASON KICK-OFF: FAT TUESDAY

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th, 2016
6 PM–9 PM
FREE

 

Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the Annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration at THREE venues in the Mission! We will have live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, so don’t miss out on the fun! Wear your costumes, masks & beads and join us in celebrating Fat Tuesday in true Carnaval SF style!

 

BALANÇOIRE
2565 Mission St.
Samba Sensation, Feline Finesse, Latin American Workout (LAW), Cuicacalli, Bahiya Movement, Sazón, RedStar, Loco Bloco, SF State Afro–Cuban Ensemble, DJ RicanNican

LATIN AMERICAN CLUB
3286 22nd St.
Los Luv Daddys

MAKE OUT ROOM  
3225 22nd St.

Colectivo Anqari, Comunicad Yucateca–Asociación Mayab, Carnaval 2016 King R. Jefferson Joseph, Kumara Bolivian Music Ensemble, ABADÁ–Capoeira, Tambores Julio Remelexo, DJ JumpHouse