Celebrate earth’s Spring festivals of renewal - from Pagan to Purim to Mardi Gras - with CARNAVAL! in Mar Vista. At the FREE event on Thursday, March 1, 6:00-9:00 pm, enjoy local music and art at businesses lining the 1-mile stretch of Venice Blvd. from Inglewood-Beethoven St.
A full-on Brazilian CARNAVAL parade hosted by local Brazilian powerhouse, the 5-Star rated Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, with capoeira batuque, Afro-Brazilian ballet folklorico, samba and drummers! departs at 7:30 p.m. from Saby’s Restaurant at the corner of Beethoven/Venice. The procession will head eastward to a Grand Finale performance on the outdoor Art Walk stage at Venice and Wasatch Ave. Get your feathers and glitter on, and stick around this stage for additional live music performances by Runson Willis III and Westerner, decked out in masquerade in honor of the theme.
Interactive light show on stage by Kinetic Magic. Walk on for more incredible live music at Centinela/Venice curated by the celebrated local musician Farmer Dave Sher at the Earthstar stage. Continue east along Venice Blvd. towards the library at Inglewood and feast on live painters exploring CARNAVAL and unique art vendors.
For a full lineup of Art Walk activities, go to http://marvistaartwalk.org
Mar Vista Art Walks occurs four times each year, on the first Thursday of each quarter. The purpose of the Walk is to encourage community members to explore their sidewalks—specifically the one mile stretch down Venice Boulevard between Inglewood Boulevard and Beethoven Street— one of Los Angeles’ “Great Streets”.
Mar Vista Art Walk is a joint effort of local environmental nonprofit Green Communications Initiative (GCI) and the community of local artists curated by Monique Boileau, with the enthusiastic support of CD-11 councilmember Mike Bonin and the Mar Vista Neighborhood Council.