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Samba Night with Katia Moraes and friends - AT CAPACITY (walk up may be available)

Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Samba Night with Katia Moraes and friends - AT...

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Free, reservations required
Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email
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Event Details

5:15-6:15pm Docents available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the site
6:30-8:00pm Dance Party!

* We are no longer taking reservations - however there will likely be room in the dance hall, as well as seats in our spillover room and outside - bring some layers and come prepared to dance!

Hearken back to a Marion Davies-era costume ball with this Latin dance party featuring LA's favorite Brazilian songstress. Come prepared to get a groove on – extra points for beads and feathers worn! Samba lessons given before and during the show. Please note that seating will be extremely limited as we will be clearing the room for a dance floor.

The unique singer and lyricist Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 80's with her energetic band "O Espirito da Coisa". Since then she has performed and/or recorded with top Brazilian acts like Sergio Mendes and Airto Moreira, as well as with Latin Grammy nominee Alex Acuña, Justo Almario's Tolú, and Dutch acid jazz band Praful. She released her first U.S. CD Ten Feet and the Sun in 1996 with the Brasil Nuts, followed in 1999 with Ginga with Sambaguru, and the 2003 album Live by Kufala Records. In 2009 Sambaguru released Tribo. Kátia is currently singing with Sambaguru, Pure Samba, Brazilian Hearts, and for the Viver Brasil Dance Company.

Stop by early for information on the Beach House and Guest House tours by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy before every Beach=Culture evening, from 11am-2pm and 5:15-6:15pm.

Tickets are free but seating is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch!

Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.

ParkingThere is an hourly/daily parking charge at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot. Weekday fees are $4/hr and 8/day; plan to pay for two hours and please check the website for details.

Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check

General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call 310-458-4904. Back on the Beach Café is open until 8pm daily.

Have questions about Samba Night with Katia Moraes and friends - AT CAPACITY (walk up may be available)? Contact Beach=Culture at the Beach House

When & Where

415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! Please join our email list for monthly updates on our events. For other cultural event signup lists, please check out the Cultural Affairs Division's various interest lists.

Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.

If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

Click to join the Beach House email lists or the Cultural Affairs Division lists for info on other arts programming, including artist opportunities, annual festivals, weekly arts events around town, or monthly updates from the Civic Auditorium and the Miles Playhouse.

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