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Brazilian Nites Productions

Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 AM (PST)



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Brazilian New Year's Eve - Rio de Janeiro


Party in style aboard the historic ocean liner!

Kick off the New Year with a spectacular celebration aboard the Queen Mary in the Long Beach Harbor. Party favors, Music, Dancing and a spectacular midnight fireworks show!


WHEN:            Saturday, December 31, 2011.  8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. 


WHERE:          Queen Mary

                          1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802  


WHAT:              New Year’s Eve Celebration Brazilian Style!


ENTERTAINMENT:Marcos Ariel Quarte Lapa Night’s presents the best of pure Carioca music, including Bossa Nova, Samba and Chorinho the music and rhythm that moves Lapa, the new cultural area in Rio de Janeiro.. Joany's Samba Show and their stunning Samba Dancers. DJ Chris Brasil playing a variety of Brazilian beats.

Marcos Ariel Quartet Lapa Night`s. - Marcos Ariel Quartet presents the best of pure Carioca music, including Bossa Nova, Samba and Chorinho the music and rhythm that moves Lapa, the new cultural area in Rio de Janeiro.Good to listen and to dance, the repertoire includes the Bossa Nova classics from Antonio Carlos Jobim as Girl From Ipanema,One Note Samba,Samba do Avião,Waters of March among others.From Samba the quartet will play Brazil from Ary Barroso,Mais Que Nada,Chove Chuva from Jorge Bem mixing the energy of the Samba with the articulations of Jazz.


After the release of his new CD Noites da Lapa(Lapa Night`s),Marcos Ariel has been performing  in clubs, concerts and corprate events, always with success and keeping the ball room full. The quartet keeps the Brazilian dance grove that brings joy and happiness to the audience.Take a trip to Rio de Janeiro and get the best of Brazilian groove, with the Marcos Ariel Quartet in Lapa Night`s.


Marcos Ariel-piano/vocal

Mark Isbell-sax


Léo Costa-drums


Marcos Ariel:   www.marcosariel.com.br / www.myspace.com/marcosarielmusic


Ever since the art deco Queen Mary set sail on her maiden voyage 70 years ago in 1936, the legendary transatlantic ocean liner has been THE place for the beautiful, the rich, the famous and soon-to-be-famous to be and be seen.  And the same is true today – especially on New Year’s Eve!   During the past 24 years in Long Beach, nearly 100,000 revelers have been aboard the city’s icon to welcome the New Year – and the Silver Anniversary Stars and Lights Celebration will be the best yet. 


Brazilian Dinner Buffet catered by Silvio's Brazilian BBQ. Spectacular midnight fireworks show!


DRESS CODE: WHITE… color of peace and hope (a Brazilian tradition).


Brazilian New Year is one of the most traditionally celebrated festival for the people living there. New Year in Brazil is known as Ano Novo (Portuguese) but is more popularly known as Reveillon. People dressed in white offer flowers and gifts to the Iemanjá, the Goddess of the Water in the Brazilian Umbanda religion. The colorful floating candles gives a splendid view at the time of New Year. This festival is celebrated with much devotion and sincerity by the fishermen of the city. They believe the catch at the time reflects the catch for rest of the year.


Partygoers who attend the New Year’s Eve party will be dancing non-stop to the pulsating rhythms of SAMBA, MARCHA, AXÉ MUSIC, SAMBA-REGGAE, FORRÓ, PAGODE, FREVO and CARNAVAL ELECTRICO.



All Ages

$40 General Admission ($50 at the door) / $60 Reserved Table Seat ($70 at the door)

Dinner Tickets (optional – does not include admission): $25 pre-sell, $35 at the door

Full Brazilian style buffet including desert


Ticket and information available on line: www.BrazilianNites.com  (818) 566-1111

Another great production of Brazilian Nites. On June 5, 2001 Brazilian Nites Productions received a scroll form the County of Los Angeles awarding us the title of leading producers of Brazilian artists and culture in Los Angeles bringing the mesmerizing beauty of Brazil’s performing arts regularly to Los Angeles since 1989. Our next annual event is Brazilian Carnaval at the Club Nokia on February 25, 2012.

Be our fan: www.facebook.com/Braziliannites


This event is sponsored by Brasil Best Magazine, REMO Inc., Silvio’s Brazilian Bar-BQ



Have questions about "BRAZILIAN NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION" ? Contact Brazilian Nites Productions

When & Where

Queen Mary in Long Beach
1126 Queens Highway,
Long Beach, CA 90802

Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 2:00 AM (PST)

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Brazilian Nites Productions

Patricia Leao, a former dancer, founded Brazilian Nites Productions in the midst of the lambada fever in 1989.  The husband-and-wife team from Burbank started the production company with the main purpose of advancing the lambada dance through contests, instruction and shows.  Over time, the company expanded its scope and now aims to promote the numerous facets of Brazilian culture, music and dance.


Brazilian Nites Productions has been successfully organizing events since its inception, bringing people of different ages and nationalities together to experience the allure and character of Brazilian culture.  The company produces several shows each year, including two annual events:  the Brazilian Summer Festival at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and L.A.’s Brazilian Carnaval at the Club Nokia in February (formerly at the Hollywood Palladium and Queen Mary).The Summer Festival is a co-presentation with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and is part of the Ford Theatre’s Summer Season, while the Carnaval celebration is self-presented.


Brazilian Nites has presented Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Elba Ramalho, Daniela Mercury, Olodum, Djavan, Gal Costa, Maria Rita, Grupo Revelacao, Fundo de Quintal, Beth Carvalho among others.





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