This year’s Houston Brazilian Festival, a fun-filled observation of Brazilian Independence Day (September 7) and already a popular event, should be bolstered by the Olympic Committee’s announcement that the country will host the 2016 Summer Games. There will be food, of course, along with musicians hailing from Houston, Austin and Brazil: Eta Carinae, Fim de Feira, Paula Maya, The Batikum, Brazilian Nuts and Samba Soul. The Silva Dance Company, a New York-based dance troupe, will also perform. The Houston Brazilian Festival is planned by the Brazilian Arts Foundation, which was created in 2001 and opened a cultural center in the Heights in 2006. “We love our culture and want to share it with everyone in the area,” says Martine Kei Green-Rogers, the foundation’s marketing consultant. Obrigado.
Sun., Sept. 2, 1-10 p.m., 2012