The high-energy rhythm of Brazil comes to the Jacobs Center as Arts for Learning San Diego presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnaval on Sunday, March 26 from 1:00 -3:30 pm at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation located at 404 Euclid Avenue. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and takes place at the amphitheater and the World Court area of the center.

This Carnaval celebration features the popular local ensemble Sol e Mar. Sol e Mar is dedicated to sharing the experience and love of the sights and sounds of Brazil. All of the members of the ensemble have studied and performed extensively in South America and Cuba, as well as in the United States.

This event kicks-off with a musical procession to the World Court where families can make their own colorful Carnaval masks with artists from the San Diego Guild of Puppetry. Families can use their imagination to create unique masks that can be worn during the event! In addition, the first 50 families that arrive will receive a free book (1 book per family) to take home. Sol e Mar and Nieman Pena will join together for a performance featuring dancing, drumming and audience participation. The program ends with a conga line around the amphitheater and up to the World Court.

Arts for Learning San Diego’s mission envisions a world where all students, families and communities imagine, create and thrive through the arts. The Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnaval is funded in part through the Creative Placemaking Partnership Program awarded by Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

EVENT LOCATION: Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation - 404 Euclid Avenue San Diego, CA 92114