Living Cultures: Brazil

May 13 @ 7:00PM — 10:00PM

A lively evening of food and family-friendly fun celebrating the culture of Brazil

Join Us!


General Admission

Available For 16 More Days!

Admits One - Ages 13 to Adult


Students - Ages 13+

Available For 16 More Days!

Admits One - Ages 13 and over


Children (0-12)

Available For 16 More Days!

Admits One - Ages 12 or under


Immerse Yourself in the Sights, Sounds, Tastes, and Traditions of Brazil!

CultureALL is collaborating with the Brazilian Cultural Center, members of Central Iowa's Brazilian community, and a team of volunteers representing many cultures to create a fantastic, family-friendly celebration of Brazilian culture that includes:

  • Live musical performances by the Brazilian 2wins and Choro Moingona
  • Theatrical presentation of Bumba Meu Boi, a popular Brazilian folktale
  • Demonstrations of Capoeira, the popular Brazilian martial arts led by Fitness Connections
  • Vibrant regional dance performances by Brazilian Moves
  • Exhilarating instructor-led Brazilian dances that everyone can join in
  • Wholesome, flavorful Brazilian dishes
  • Elegant Carnaval face art
  • Stories about growing up in Brazilian communities.

Casual festive attire is encouraged.

We'll be providing more details about the event in the coming weeks on our website. Visit this page for updates, or join our event e-mail list and be the first to receive updates on this one-of-a-kind cultural experience.

Tickets Are Limited – Get Yours Today!

Why Brazilian Culture?

Brazil has a diverse, varied, and lively culture, yet many Iowans have limited knowledge of the country and its people. Central Iowa has a growing and enthusiastic Brazilian population. They are excited to be able to share their culture with the rest of our community.

Living Cultures: Brazil is a unique opportunity to learn something about another culture through a shared experience with real people from that culture. It's a celebration where people from many different cultures can come together in the spirit of friendship and community. It's a fantastic, family-friendly party that also serves as a fundraiser for CultureALL.

In 2016, our Bollywood Ball, celebrating the fusion of cultures showcased in India's Bollywood film industry, was one of Des Moines' most talked about community events. Living Cultures: Brazil will have the same energy and spirit as the Bollywood Ball, with a uniquely Brazilian flair – but in a less formal, more kid-friendly setting. As with the Bollywood Ball, all proceeds from this event benefit CultureALL's K-12 education programs. $20 of every ticket purchase is a tax deductible donation to CultureALL.

Bring your family and friends and join the celebration!

Ways You Can Help

Ask Your Company to Sponsor the Event

Do you work for - or own - a company that might be interested in sponsoring CultureALL's Living Cultures: Brazil? We have many opportunities with a wide range of benefits for every level of sponsorship. For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Executive Director Sherry Gupta at 515-273-8569 ext.3. E-mail Sherry.

Volunteer to Help

You don't have to be from Brazil to volunteer to help with the event. Join an event committee, be a social media warrior and help us get the word out, or help out at the event. We have volunteer opportunities that will fit your availability and interests. If you are interested in volunteering - or want to help in another capacity for CultureALL - contact Director of Community Engagement Paula Hutton McKinley at 515-273-8569 ext. 2. E-mail Paula.

See You on Saturday, May 13th!

Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • The Principal Financial Group
  • Sammons Financial
  • Grinnell College
  • Marcia & Rick Wanamaker
  • Aureon
  • Veridian Credit Union
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Homesteaders Life
  • Jackie & Rich Pullen
  • Charlotte & Fred Hubbell
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Danne & Mindy Jones
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • World Finance Group
  • Schabel Solutions

This event could not happen without the help of our sponsors, and we are grateful for their generous support!

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Event Location

Valley High School (West Entrance)
3650 Woodland Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Can't Attend?

You can support us by making a donation!