Upcoming Dates

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

10:30 am
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

San Francisco Marathon
7 am - 12 pm
Illinois @ Terry Francois
San Francisco

Past Dates

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

San Francisco Juneteenth Parade
11:00 AM
Fillmore between Sutter and Turk
San Francisco

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

4:30 PM
19th Street DJ Booth, 19th Street & Harrison Streets
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

San Francisco Mission District - Parade begins 9:30; Batalá SF is #66
24th Street to Mission Street
Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94710
Price: Free

Following Carnaval San Francisco’s overarching theme "“El Corazón de San Pancho / The Heart of San Francisco” and alluding to our 2016 theme, Batalá SF's 2017 carnaval theme is: “Our Hearts Beat in Unity / Nossos Corações Batem em Unidade.”

This theme sums up our mission to build community and breach difference through music and dance. It speaks both to the activist tradition of the Bay Area (Free Speech Movement, Anti-War Movement, Black Panthers, United Farm Workers, etc.) and to its current role as a stalwart community of compassion and justice within an increasingly contentious political terrain.

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

5:30 PM
20th Street Stage, Harrison & 20th Streets
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

San Mateo Event Center - Roaming performances beginning at 10:00 AM; stage performance at 4:00 PM
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA
Price: Entrance fee from $20 to $45

Join us for a fun event at Maker Faire Bay Area! We will be roaming the event playing throughout the day with a stage performance at 4:00 PM on the Rock The Bike/Soul Graffiti Productions Stage.

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Calle 11 - 6:00–9:00 PM
1501 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA

Carnaval San Francisco is hosting its 39th annual VIP Reception celebrating the upcoming Carnaval San Francisco Festival & Grand Parade and Batala San Francisco will be there to heat up the night!

This year's reception will take place at the brand new Calle 11, a two level nightclub plus a third level rooftop restaurant.

Carnaval San Francisco invites you to join celebrate and dance the night away!!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Avaya Stadium
1123 Coleman Avenue
San Jose, CA
Price: Price of admission

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Rites of Passage in The Village Matters - 4 pm
Castlemont High School
8601 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Price: $20 general, $10 youth, $15 senior

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Open Community Drum with BoomShake and Batala SF - 7-9 pm
1540 Broadway
Oakland
Price: FREE

In the spirit of community, culture and freedom BoomShake Music & Batala SF invite all people to drum with us. In these times we need to come together. As we lead up to International Workers' Day on May 1st, we use our drum beats from all over the world to celebrate our humanity!!

Open to all people, all ages.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Brava Theater - 8:00 PM
2781 24th Street
San Francisco
Price: $25 online, $30 door; $12 youth

Batalá San Francisco is please to collaborate with youth dancers of Dimensions Extensions Dance Ensemble to present an original performance. Under the direction of BSF musical director Sonia Pina, BSF artistic director Deborah Valoma, and DEPE Artistic Director Layana Tigner, this piece highlights the beauty and strength of the "Deusa de Ebano." This performance takes place as a part of "Manos de Mujeres," the 13th Annual CubaCaribe Festival from March 30-April 7, 2017.

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets HERE. Search for "CubaCaribe."

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Brava Theater - 3:00 PM Matinee
2781 24th Street
San Francisco
Price: $25 online, $30 door; $12 youth

Batalá San Francisco is please to collaborate with youth dancers of Dimensions Extensions Dance Ensemble to present an original performance. Under the direction of BSF musical director Sonia Pina, BSF artistic director Deborah Valoma, and DEPE Artistic Director Layana Tigner, this piece highlights the beauty and strength of the "Deusa de Ebano." This performance takes place as a part of "Manos de Mujeres," the 13th Annual CubaCaribe Festival from March 30-April 7, 2017.

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets HERE. Search for "CubaCaribe."

 

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Brava Theater - 8:00 PM
2781 24th Street
San Francisco
Price: $25 online, $30 door; $12 youth

Batalá San Francisco is please to collaborate with youth dancers of Dimensions Extensions Dance Ensemble to present an original performance. Under the direction of BSF musical director Sonia Pina, BSF artistic director Deborah Valoma, and DEPE Artistic Director Layana Tigner, this piece highlights the beauty and strength of the "Deusa de Ebano." This performance takes place as a part of "Manos de Mujeres," the 13th Annual CubaCaribe Festival from March 30-April 7, 2017.

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets HERE. Search for "CubaCaribe."

 

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Warriors Latino Heritage Night
Oracle Arena - 5:00–6:30 PM
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland

Check out Batalá San Francisco's pre-game performance outside of the arena!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Make Out Room - 6:00–9:00 PM
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco
Price: FREE

Batalá San Francisco closes the show at 8:30 PM!

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
New Year's Eve International Midnight Carnival Party 2017 - 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard
San Mateo, CA
Price: General Admission starts at : $40 (EARLY BIRD-LIMITED QUANTITY)
Celebrate the last night of the year with the entire family at "International Midnight Carnival," San Francisco biggest New Year's Eve Party 2017.

Tickets purchased HERE.

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

FICA-Oakland
Festa de Fim de Ano! Brazilian Holiday Party! - 5:30 to 10:00 PM
2513 Magnolia Street
Oakland, CA
Price: $10 door

SAVE THE DATE for the best holiday party of the year!

* Special Pagode de Mesa with Mestre Jorge Alabe & guests
* Grand finale with Grupo Samba Rio bateria nota 10!
* Samba dance performance with Maisa Duke & dancers
* Guest performances by Batala SF & Maracatu Pacifico!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Dancing Saved My Life Fundraiser for Women with Breast Cancer
Bay Street Stores, Emeryville - 11:00 am (Batala SF plays at 11:50)
Price: Donations appreciated

Zumba dance class led by Andreina Febres, with a special finale by Batala SF!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Two sets between 7–7:30 and 8–8:30 pm
Telegraph Avenue @ Sycamore (falls between 25th and 26th Streets)
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

7:15 - 9:15 am
Batala will be at West Bluff Amphitheater, Crissy Field
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

El Rio NightClub
Brazilian Independence Day Celebration - 4-8 pm
3158 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 282-3325
Price: $12 advance, $15 door

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

10 am - 7 pm, Lavagem 2 pm; Batala SF 6 pm
1901 San Pablo @ Hearst
Berkeley
Price: Free

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

7:30-11:30 am
Batala SF will be at Willowside Road!
Santa Rosa

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Procession 11 am, Valencia and 21st 12:30-2:00 pm
Valencia from McCoppin to 26th
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Batala will be roaming near festival entrance (35th & MacArthur) 2 pm, on Main Stage 3:30 pm
MacArthur Blvd between 35th Ave and 38th Avenue
Oakland, CA

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Batala SF will be at Mission Rock & Terry Francois Sts.
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Batala SF will be near the start/finish line!
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Oxford Street Parklet, Berkeley
Oxford Street Parklet Grand Opening - 5 pm
2130-2136 Oxford Street
Berkeley
Price: Free and open to the public

Batala SF kicks off the ribbon cutting at the new Oxford Street Parklet in downtown Berkeley! Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will unveil the parklet, and adjacent restaurants Suya, Cinnaholic, East Bay Spice Company, and Sunny Side Cafe will provide refreshments.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
​Lake Merritt Amphitheater Picnic and Pop-up Performance
Between 12th Street and 1st Ave, Lake Merritt Blvd
Oakland

Picnic/gathering at Lake Merritt, the beautiful tidal lake that is the geographic and cultural heart of Oakland. We will perform several sets at Lake Merritt Amphitheater, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the afternoon in between. Some food will be provided, but we encourage you to bring additional lunch foods.
​No alcohol is permitted.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Luka's Taproom and Lounge
Encontro Earlybird Hangout - 9:00PM
2221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Come eat, play and watch us jam!

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

San Mateo Event Center - Event runs from 10 am to 4 pm; Rock the Bike Stage at 1:10 pm
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo
Price: $25

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

AfroBrazilian Night - 9 pm
155 Fell Street
San Francisco
Price: $10 advance, $15 at door

Join us for this amazing AfroBrazilian night highlighting Carnaval SF! Batala San Francisco, Antonio Guedes, AfroFunk Experience. Don't miss it!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

First Friday/Art Murmur
Batalá San Francisco Plays First Friday - 6:30 to 7 pm and 8 to 8:45 pm
25th Street and Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: Free and open to the public

We were rained out last month, but we're on for this coming FIRST FRIDAY events. One of our favorite street gigs! Come join the fun on the streets of Oakland!

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Epicurious Garden 10th Annual Anniversary Party - Event runs 2:00-7:00 PM; Batala plays 2:00–2:15 on the rooftop garden of Epicurious Garden
1511 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

W Hotel
14th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Celebration - 9 pm - 2 am
181 3rd Street
San Francisco
Price: $15

Monday, October 19th, 2015

6:30 AM through completion of marathon
San Francisco, CA

An estimated 20,000 women of all ages hit the streets of San Francisco each fall for the annual running of the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, which marks its 12th annual running in 2015 with a gorgeous, scenic and challenging race route. Batalá San Francisco is delighted to be playing again for the women running the race!

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Love Our Lake Day - 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Lake Merritt; Harrison Street @ 21st Street, just inside the entry gate
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Friday, September 11th, 2015

W Hotel - Doors open 9:00 PM; ends 2:00 AM
181 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: Half Price Tickets: $10

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Casa de Cultura - 11 AM to 6 PM
1901 San Pablo @ Hearst Street
Berkeley, CA
Price: Free

BrasArte Presents SF Bay Brazilian Day Festival & Lavagem 2015
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Main Stage Performances
2:00 PM - Lavagem (community procession & cleansing)

Festival Artists: Dandara Odara, Danda da Hora, Spok & friends, Sllyek da Bahia, Tania Santiago, Rodson de Jesus, Ian Faquini, Wagner Santos, Ashlee George, Celia Malheiros, Sandy Cressman, Batala SF, Maracatu Pacifico with Georgia & Elisa, Tambores Julio Remelexo, UCA Capoeira, Acuarela, Sandy Cressman, DJ Jose Ruiz, DJ Miles Green and featuring SAMBADA!

Special Guests from Brazil: Ballet Foclorico Da Bahia principal dancers- Jose Ricardo & Nildinha Fonseca! And winner of Brazilian Dancing with the Stars Alvaro Reyes!

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Batala SF performs 1-2 pm
2870 Adeline St.
Berkeley
Price: FREE

Join us for this community pop-up event, which will include music, artisan vendors, community gardening demonstrations, and activities for everyone!

Community Visioning Workshop 10 am-1 pm, Pop-Up 1-4 pm

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Afternoon with Batala SF in the Castro
2-4 pm
Jane Warner Plaza, 17th & Market
San Francisco
Price: FREE

Join Batalá San Francisco in Jane Warner Plaza as we perform and speak about the samba reggae tradition and what it means to be a Batala member!

Think you might be interested in joining? Come on out to meet us and give it a try! You'll have the chance to try some drumming and dancing with us!

Interested in volunteering? Come learn about how you can be a part of many exciting Bay Area events!

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

5 pm
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 94804
Price: $25

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
SW corner of Mission Rock Street @ Terry Francois
San Francisco, CA
Price: Registration for 5k – full marathon $45-$175

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Elbo Room - 10:00 PM
647 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: $13, tickets available day of show

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Parade begins 10:30 AM
Market Street between Beale and 8th Streets (Batalá SF is continent #143)
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Batalá San Francisco is proud to participate this year in the San Francisco Pride Parade. With its long history of empowering the LGBT Community and providing a venue for freedom of expression, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary with the theme "Equality Without Exception."

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Hollywood Carnival 2015
Parade of the Bands - Parade begins 11 AM
Hollywood Boulevard between Vermont & Cherokee Streets
Los Angeles, CA
Price: Free

Batalá San Francisco drummers will be joining its sister band Batalá Los Angeles to parade in Hollywood Carnival 2015.

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

65th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival - Parade starts at 11 AM
Fulton Street between Sutter and Turk Streets
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 13, 2015 marks the 65th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, the largest gathering of African-Americans in northern California. It is a popular event among the more than 440,000 black households in the Bay Area because of its historical significance to the community.

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

BrasArte - 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
1901 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA
510-528-1958
Price: $15

Ressaca do Carnaval or "Carnaval hangover" is a tradition that happens after Carnaval is over to bid farewell to the month of Carnival.

BANDS:
Tambores Julio Remelexo
Dandara Odara
Batala SF

DANCE:
Ginga Brasil
Grupo Tania Santiago
Mistura Brasileira

MORE:
Brasilian FOOD and DRINKS for sale
Brasilian DJ
Raffle

All Ages
Tickets $15
Kids under $10 FREE
Come in FULL costume for a $5 discount

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

San Francisco Carnaval
SF Carnaval Parade - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mission District
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

San Francisco Carnaval
Harrison Street Festival - 2:00 PM
Harrison & 17th Street Stage
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Jack London Square - Event runs from 12 to 6 PM; Batalá SF performance TBA
Broadway @ Embarcadero
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Boom Boom Room - Doors @ 8:00pm; Event @ 9:30pm
1601 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: $15 (21+)

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

CARNAVAL 2015 KING & QUEEN COMPETITION - 7:00 PM
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: $17

Batalá San Francisco is pleased and proud to be opening one of the great events of the year! Join the fun!

For tickets click HERE.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Art Murmur/First Friday
Batalá San Francisco Plays First Friday - 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Stage area at 23RD & Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: Free and open to the public

One of our favorite street gigs! Come join the fun on the streets of Oakland!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Off the Grid North Berkeley
North Berkeley BART Station

Friday, February 20th, 2015

14th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Party - 9 pm
2111 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Mardi Gras Parade - Parade starts at 5:30 pm near Awaken Cafe
1743 San Pable Avenue
Oakland, CA

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Join us for the Mardi Gras parade in Oakland, organized and led by MJ's Brass Boppers. Parade starts near Awaken Café at 5:30 pm, followed by rotating performances by all participating bands in the New Parish courtyard before the 2015 Mardi Gras show at the New Parish (doors at 8 pm).

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

8:00 PM
San Mateo Marriott Hotel
1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Price: $ 65.00

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

FICA OAKLAND - 6:00 to 10:00 PM
2513 Magnolia Street
Oakland, CA
Price: $10 at the door

Grupo Samba Rio presents the best holiday party of the year featuring:
Roda de samba with Jorge Alabê, Brian Moran, and more friends
Grupo Samba Rio bateria nota 10!
Plus special guest appearances by Maracatu Pacifico and Batalá San Francisco!

Delicious Brazilian food! including salgadinhos & other refreshments

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Transmission Gallery - 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
770 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: $40

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, Batalá San Francisco has been asked to be the opening act at the second annual fundraiser for Men Creating Peace, a non-profit organization that conducts batterer intervention. Please join us for this worthy cause!

 

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Event runs from 10 AM to 5 PM. Batalá SF performs at 4:00
Fruitvale Transit Village, East 12th @ 33rd Ave
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

The Unity Council and Wells Fargo present the 19th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland, CA . Free-to -attend, outdoor, family friendly event inviting Bay Area community to experience this colorful, cultural holiday. The celebration will feature community altars made by local artists and community members. Live music, Ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers and local artisan’s crafts on display. Come and enjoy the flavors of Latin American cuisine and enjoy a day filled with entertainment, art and community.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

6:30 to 9:00 AM
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Batalá San Francisco will be playing courseside for the runners and walkers of the Nike Women's Half Marathon! Look for us at mile 4.8, in Golden Gate Park at JFK and Transverse.

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Several sets between 1:00 and 4:00 PM
Shattuck Avenue between Addison and Center Streets
Berkeley, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Festival from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Batalá SF plays at 3:00 PM
East Bay Church, 4130 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; parade in the morning
Solano Avenue
Berkeley and Albany, CA
Price: Free

Since 1974, Solano Avenue and the twin cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival featuring over five hundred vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, and a 75-entry parade.

As we did last year, Batalá San Francisco and BrasArte will be joining forces--drummers and dancers--to parade down Solano Avenue!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Topping Out Celebration - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jessie Square
San Francisco
Price: Free

The steel outline of the SFMOMA building expansion has reached ever greater heights in recent months, and now it's time to celebrate!

Join museum and community leaders, friends, and neighbors to see the highest beam lifted into place on our expanded building, and cheer #FutureSFMOMA with music, food, and festivities.

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Take in live musical performances from the Balboa High School Band, Brazilian drumming group Batalá San Francisco, and members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars.

 

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Hard Hat Walk & Lights On Festival - Walk 4:30 PM; Festival 6:30 PM
601 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

Join us for the Mission Bay Kick-Off Celebration - a series of two exciting events - The Hard Hat Walk and Lights On Festival, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 celebrating the grand opening of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. 

Beginning with the interactive 5k Hard Hat Walk and concluding with an amazing street festival and light show on the new UCSF Medical Center hospitals!

 

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Casa de Cultura - 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Lavagem Ceremony at 2:00 PM
1901 San Pablo @ Hearst Street
Berkeley, CA
510-528-1958
Price: Free

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

12:30 to 3:30 PM
16th & Valencia Streets
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

7:30 am
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Corner of Transverse Drive and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

For the second year in a row Batalá San Francisco will be cheering on the participants of this annual fundraiser for an important cause.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

World Cup Championship Fundraiser - 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-974-1719
Price: $5 to $10 suggested donation

Broadcast of the World Cup final and an afternoon and evening of performances, interactive art, face painting, and dancing. A fundraiser benefiting Batalá San Francisco and Nexus ArtReach!

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

San Jose Earthquakes Half Time Show - 7:30 PM
601 Nelson Road
Stanford, CA 94305
USA

Performance features drumming by Batalá San Francisco and dancing by Amor do Samba

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Afro Funké: Featuring Jungle Fire & Batala LA - Festival begins 6:30 PM, Music begins 8 PM
Memorial Park
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-683-3230
Price: Free

Batalá San Francisco joins Batalá Los Angeles to play at the Afro Funké Family Reunion. Live performance by Jungle Fire.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

3rd Annual Hollywood Carnival Parade - 10 AM
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Price: Admission to Carnival Village: $10 adults, $5 kids aged 5-12, Free for kids under 5

Batalá San Francisco joins Batalá Los Angeles to parade down Hollywood Blvd ending at Carnival Village.

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Batalá San Francisco and Amor do Samba - 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
657 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
Price: $10 to $20

Batalá San Francisco teams up with the amazing Tanilee and Amor do Samba. 

 

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

History through Hip Hop: My City - 8:00 PM
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-775-7722
Price: RSVP required

More information about the event here.

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

4:00 PM
Harrison & 21st Streets
San Franicisco, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Parade begins 9:30 AM
Mission Street, 24th to 17th Streets
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

4:00 PM
17th & Harrison Street Stage
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Seals Plaza Pre-Game Festival 5:00 PM
Seals Plaza, AT&T Park; behind Center Field at the Marina Gate
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Several sets between 7:00 and 9:00 PM
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand @ West Grand and San Pablo
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

San Francisco Sunday Streets
Batala San Francisco Plays Sunday Streets - Several sets between 12:30 and 3:30 PM
Golden Gate, between Hyde & Larkin
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Club 21
Carnaval Party and Pride Parade - 11:30 PM Party from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM
2111 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Brazilian Carnaval with Tambores Julio Remelexo
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
510-525-5054
Price: $10 in advance, $13 at the door

TAMBORES JULIO REMELEXO with special guests Ney Rios and Jahgun Jahgun (formerly with Olodum).

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Carnaval - 11:00 pm
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 655-5600

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The New Parish
Belleza Connection: Namorados da Lua CD Release Party - 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
579 18th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Price: $10 advance, $13 at the door

NAMORADOS DA LUA - CD RELEASE PARTY

Featuring: Namorados da Lua, Lucio K, Papiba from SambaDá, and Batala San Francisco. Live capoeira by Capoeira Luanda California, UCA, Ginga Mundo, and ACMB. Special appearances by Energia do Samba with SambaQueen MaisaDuke and Sambafunk.

The Namorados da Lua (Moon Lovers) is the newest Brazilian band in the Bay Area. They brings songs from various styles of music, such as reggae, jazz, pop and Brazilian rhythms like forro, samba and Axe music.
Advance tickets available at The New Parish.

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Bacana Beatz with DJ Miles Green & Lucio K - 9:00 to 2:00
2221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Price: No cover charge
Members of Batala San Francisco will be celebrating the holidays and bringing in the new year this Thursday at Luka's in Oakland. Enjoy the samba, soul, funk, reggae, and hip hop of "Bacana Beatz" with DJ Miles Green and Lucio Queiroz K. We'll be gathering at 9:00 and warming up the evening with music, dancing, and drumming! All are welcome!

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The Chapel
Pre-New Years Brazilian Dance Party with SambaDá - 9:00 PM, doors open 8:00 PM
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: $15 advance/$20 door

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Pre-New Years Brazilian Dance Party with SambaDá - 9:00 PM, doors open 8:00 PM
1535 Commercial Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(831) 479-1854
Price: $15 advance/$20 day of show

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

FICA Oakland
Festa de Fim de Ano! (Brazilian Holiday Party) - 6pm
2513 Magnolia St., Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
Price: $10

Featuring:
* Roda de Samba with Jorge Alabe, Brian Moran, and friends
* Samba Rio Bateria Show, plus samba dancers!
* Special Guest performance by Maracatu Pacifico

* Special Guest performance by Batala San Francisco 
* Delicious Brazilian food and other refreshments

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Oakland Art Murmur-First Friday
Oakland Art Murmur/First Friday - 7pm
West Grand & Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Berkeley Sunday Streets
Berkeley Sunday Streets - 3pm
Center & Shattuck, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Uni
Price: FREE

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

10:00 am parade down Solano Ave, stage set 12:40 pm at the bottom of Solano
Solano Avenue
Berkeley & Albany, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

USF Student Cultural Recognition Night & Volleyball Game
War Memorial Gymnasium, University of San Francisco - 6:00 pm
2335 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Brazilian Day & Lavagem - Event 11 am to 5 pm, Batala plays at 3:00 pm
Corner San Pablo & Hearst
Berkeley, CA
510-528-1958
Price: Free

SF Bay Area Brazilian Day Festival is Brasarte & Casa de Cultura’s crown jewel event. It pays homage to two major celebrations in Brazil – Brazil’s Independence Day and a recreation of a Lavagem – a cleansing ceremony using song and dance that dates back to slavery when women washed the steps of the church for the festive mass on Sundays in Salvador. The festivities unfold as a street party and feature a musical procession, capoeira and dance demonstrations, live music, Brazilian and international food and craft stands and a samba circle. There are a host of international and local Brazilian performers invited to participate. The event brings together Brazilians living all over the San Francisco Bay Area and Americans of all ethnicities to celebrate the long-practiced traditions of Afro-Brazilians in Brazil.  

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

5:00 to 7:30 pm
Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Batala Plays Sunday Streets - 2:00 to 2:30 PM
Larkin between Golden Gate & McAllister
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Batala SF plays SF Aids Walk - TBA
TBA
San Franicisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Batala opens for SambaDa - 9:00 pm
230 Petaluma Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 94572
(707) 829-7300
Price: $15

Batala San Francisco is pleased to be opening for SambaDa

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

4:00 PM
Telegraph Avenue, between 45th and 51st
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Batala SF plays SF Marathon - 7:30 to 11:45 AM
Mile 24.5 / SW corner of Mission Rock Street and Terry A. Francois Street
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Batala San Francisco will be playing along the SF Marathon route in support of the runners.

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

San Francisco Carnaval
Harrison Street Festival
Mission District
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

May 25th, Harrison Street at the corner of 19th Street, 2:00 to 2:30 PM

May 26th, Carnaval Parade, Contingent #40, parade begins 10:00 AM

May 26th, Harrison Street at the corner of 21st Street, 3:00 to 3:30 PM

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

The Rock Steady
Batukada Pre-Carnaval Jam - 3:00 to 8:00 PM
1741 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA
Price: $5 to $10 sliding scale

Friday, May 10th, 2013

SF Carnaval King & Queen Competition - 8:00 PM
2781 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Price: $10 to $15

Come on out to the SF Carnaval King/Queen Competition at the Brava Theater on May 10th. Batala San Francisco will be playing. 2012 Queen Ashlee George and King Roberto Akuma will be dancing and the competition for the 2013 Queen and King will be fierce!

Tickets online at: Eventbrite

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Batukada with DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K - 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
1741 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA
Price: $5

Join us for a Brazilian dance party every 3rd Saturday featuring live percussions courtesy of BATALA San Francisco and DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K spinning Brazilian music along with a mix of Soul, Hip Hop, Funk and African rhythms.

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

1:00 to 2:00 PM
Valencia & 21th Streets
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

The Grand
One Night in Rio - 9:30 pm to 2:30 am
520 4th Street
San Francisco, CA
415-378-7660

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Batukada with DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K - 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
1741 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA
Price: $5

Join us for a Brazilian dance party every 3rd Saturday featuring live percussions courtesy of BATALA San Francisco and DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K spinning Brazilian music along with a mix of Soul, Hip Hop, Funk and African rhythms.

This month we are joined by special guests SF Carnaval Queen Ashlee leading dance and DJ Petra direct from NYC playing the opening set. Come early!

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

1:00 PM
Pier 23 Cafe
San Francisco, CA
Price: Free

San Francisco Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Sunday Streets closes stretches of SF city streets to automobile traffic, and opens them to people for several hours on a various Sundays throughout the year.

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Batala Plays Oakland Art Murmur - Several sets played between 7:00 pm and 10 pm
Corner of Telegraph & West Grand
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Batukada with DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K - 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
1741 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA
Price: $5

Join us for a new Brazilian dance party every 3rd Saturday featuring live percussions courtesy of BATALA San Francisco and DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K spinning Brazilian music along with a mix of Soul, Hip Hop, Funk and African rhythms.

Batukada is a substyle of samba and refers to fast paced, African influenced Brazilian percussions performed by a live drum troupe!


Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Brazilian Carnaval Party - 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
130 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 227-0500
Price: $10 (earliest purchase) to $25

Purchase tickets online at:

Evenbrite

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Batukada with DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K - 9:30 PM to 2:00 AM
1741 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, CA
Price: $5 before 10:30 PM

Join us for a new Brazilian dance party every 3rd Saturday featuring live percussions courtesy of BATALA San Francisco and DJs Miles Green, Aebldee & Lucio K spinning Brazilian music along with a mix of Soul, Hip Hop, Funk and African rhythms.

Batukada is a substyle of samba and refers to fast paced, African influenced Brazilian percussions performed by a live drum troupe!


Friday, January 4th, 2013

7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
1807 Telegraph Avenue @ 19th St
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Please check back for exact address of where Batala San Francisco will be playing.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Mystic Man & Lakay - 9:30 PM
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
510-525-5054
Price: $10

Batala San Francisco opens for Mystic Man & Lakay.

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Festa de Fim de Ano! Brazilian Holiday Party with Grupo Samba Rio - 4:00–10:00 PM
2513 Magnolia St., Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
Price: $10

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Prudential Center
Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour
165 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ 07102

Four members of Batala San Francisco are joining other national and international Batala groups in an opening number for the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour.

Friday, December 7th, 2012

First Friday - 6:30 PM
Telegraph Avenue @ 17th St
Oakland, CA
Price: Free

Batala San Francisco will be playing a few times throughout the evening beginning at 6:30 as a part of Oakland Art Murmur's First Friday festivities.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

AIDS WALK
TBD
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Festa de Fim de Ano! Brazilian Holiday Party - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
2513 Magnolia Street
Oakland, CA
Price: $10 at the door

Grupo Samba Rio presents the best holiday party of the year featuring:

Roda de samba with Jorge Alabê, Brian Moran, and more friends
Grupo Samba Rio bateria nota 10!
Special guest appearances by Maracatu Pacifico and Batalá San Francisco!

Don't miss the big end-of-year party!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Festa de Fim de Ano! Brazilian Holiday Party - 6:00 to 10:00 PM
2513 Magnolia St., Oakland, CA
Oakland, CA
Price: $10 at the door

Come out and celebrate the winter solstice and the end of the year at Festa de Fim de Ano! Batala SF will be playing at this wonderful annual event.

Grupo Samba Rio presents the best holiday party of the year! 

Roda de samba with Jorge Alabê, Brian Moran, and more friends.
Grupo Samba Rio bateria nota 10.
Special guest appearances by Maracatu Pacifico and Batala SF!

Delicious Brazilian food including salgadinhos, & other refreshments.

Don't miss the big end-of-year party!

Batala SF

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