an invitation to journey across the distances
between our varied cultural experiences, our diverse beliefs and
into each of our own places of inner knowledge and wisdom.

Enjoy Carnaval San Francisco's Spectacular Parade from the best vantage point in the Mission: the
Grand Stand Parade Seating
This year's theme, "Fiesta de Tambores - All Life Moves in Rhythm" will celebrate the uniquely spiritual essence of the DRUM. Support the programs of Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., and our Carnaval Contingents. Seating is limited, so make sure to purchase your tickets today!
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26th Anniversary Photo Exhibit

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
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In the SF Mission Galleries & Streets

DownloadNascer do Sol/Birth of the Sun: Download
Ten Years of Loco Bloco

Art and Photo Exhibit

May 12 - June 4
Gala Opening Tuesday May 18th 7-10pm Free
Cellspace 2050 Bryant St. San Francisco

Fri May 21st to Mon May 31st
Eleven Days of Carnaval San Francisco Bay Area
FRIDAY May 21st

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When The Spirits
Dance Mambo”

Film & Panel Discussion

BRAVA! Theater
2781 – 24th Street, San Francisco

Mambo Dance Lessons & Party
8 PM – 2 AM
Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission Street, San Francisco 

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Saturday before Carnaval
PIERS 30-32 on the water in SF
KFOG 104.5 San Francisco \ 97.7 San Jose presents the 11th Annual "KFOG KaBoom!" a favorite annual tradition in the Bay Area. This free event featuring a live concert with KFOG World Class Rock artists is topped off with one of the best fireworks displays in the country.
SUNDAY May 23rd
DownloadMas Makers Massive
Caribbean Men Can Cook
Mas Camp
Sunday Afternoon Barbeque
Info: 510-534-6331 e-mail: masmakers at or visit the Mas Camp- 5425 Ygnacio Ave Oakland

Slow Food San Francisco
Brazilian Dinner
Sunday, May 23, 5pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Second Floor Gallery with "Carnaval San Francisco" Exhibit
Slow Food San Francisco and MCCLA invite you to an organic Brazilian Dinner in our second floor gallery including wine, entertainment, dancing, and raffle offering gift certificates to local Mission District restaurants.

  $35 per person. Seats are limited
Please RSVP to Meghan O'Farrell at (650) 873-6060 or by e-mail to for more information.

CARNAVAL THURSDAY 5 days beyond time & space begin
May 27, 2004 @ 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM Mission Cultural Center
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525 Howard Street, San Francisco
May 28, 2004 @ 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Download"Blocura!" Loco Bloco 's
Carnaval Kick-Off Party

Live Performance plus DJs
Friday May 28, 8-1am
All Ages $10.00
Cellspace 2050 Bryant St. San Francisco
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When: Sat. May 29th & Sunday 30th, 2004
Where: Harrison Street, between 16th & 23rd streets
The Festival will feature the following:
  • Bay Area Youth Art Contest
  • Dance Pavilion - musicians & dancers to teach salsa, samba & much more
  • Health Pavilion - providing extensive information, referrals & health screening
  • Drum Grove
  • Niñolandia - games, break dancing, go carts, scholarships to face painting
  • Food Pavilion
  • 3 Stages of Live Entertainment
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534 Florida Street - San Francisco

May 29th & 30th 2004 @ 10: 30 AM – 6:00 PM
DownloadDownload [F] Sat May 29th Ashkenaz Crazy &
Brother Resistence
Download Cuica y Clave Carnival Spectacular is the Bay Area's premier pre Carnival event. It's given annually in honor of the new Carnival royalty, 2004 winners King Victor-ious Temple & Queen Micaela Mazzini. Download
will be playing Samba, Samba Reagge, Maracatu, Frevo, Pegode & more ++++ the electric ladies of Energia do Samba w/ Samba Queen - 2002 CarnavalSF Queen, Maisa Duke will keep the energy high until early morn.

 The Linen Life Gallery 6635 Hollis Street, Emeryville


24th & Bryant Street to 24th & Mission to 17th & Mission to 17th & Treat Street
GRANDSTAND BLEACHER Seating is limited, so make sure to purchase your tickets today!
DownloadDownload [F] SUNDAY 30MAY Brazilian Divas Rock For The Kids at Gift Center
Download Sunday May 30th:'s after carnival party from 6pm to 2am.
Ganesh (2700 16th Street @ Harrison
, San Francisco).
DownloadLoco Bloco Carnaval After-Party
Sunday May 30
Whisper 535 Florida St., SF
6pm -2am 21 and over $10

May 31st Downtown Oakland
Memorial Day Monday
new location, same great vibe.
 Both Queen
Micaela and King Victor hail from Oakland

Morgan Hill Eureka Santa Cruz Mnts
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San Francisco Pride Parade (June 27)