One of the world's greatest parties, Rio's Carnaval is known for its intense samba beat and visual feast of colors, costumes, floats and dancers. Can't afford a ticket to Brazil? Go to the Upper Room in Broad Ripple, 929 E. Westfield Blvd. For $8, artist Artur Silva and DJ Kyle Long will immerse you in Brazilian rhythms along with large screen video of Rio's Carnaval street parade. The party is Feb. 21, and runs from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.artursilva.com or www.myspace.com/djkylelong.
For more on Artur Silva, see David Hoppe's story 'Artur Silva's Curious Art.'