Workshop with Bruno Moraes, master Brazilian percussionist
8:00 pm20:00

Workshop with Bruno Moraes, master Brazilian percussionist

  • Musicians Union Local 99

Bruno Moraes, master in Brazilian Rio Samba style percussion and a great friend of many of us in Bloco Alegria, is coming back to Portland and is giving a workshop one night only at our rehearsal on September 22 from 8-10pm! Since this will be a short workshop, Bruno will teach some new band bossas and help to tune up the bateria. All Bloco Alegria members as well as people thinking of joining Bloco Alegria are welcome and encouraged to come. It’s a great opportunity to learn from one of the bateria experts from Rio!

Aids Walk
1:00 pm13:00

Aids Walk

  • The Fields Park

Starting at The Fields Park (NW 1th and Overton), Bloco Alegria provides a bit of entertainment at the start of the walk and finishes at NW Naito Parkway and Davis Street with a topper.

Samba Da at the Goodfoot Lounge
9:30 pm21:30

Samba Da at the Goodfoot Lounge

  • Goodfoot Lounge

Bloco Alegria's dancers and musicians will be raising the termperature of the Goodfoot Lounge and welcoming the return to Portland of the awesome Samba Da, the west coast's premiere afro-samba-funk-dance band.

Division/Clinton Street Fair Parade
10:30 am10:30

Division/Clinton Street Fair Parade

  • Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Join Bloco Alegria on its parade through the Division/Clinton Street Fair, one of fairest of Portland's fairs.

We'll start on SE Division at 50th, work our way west to 20th, then south to Clinton and then east to 28th.

The Embers--Pride Week Finale
Jun 16

The Embers--Pride Week Finale

  • The Embers

Bloco Alegria does it again at The Embers. Get saucy with sizzling samba, this time for the Pride Week Finale.

2:00 pm14:00

Kenton Street Fair

  • Kenton Neighborhood

Bloco Alegria joins in on the celebration of the Kenton neighborhood at its annual street fair, located on N. Denver between N. Schofield and N. Willis.

The fair goes from 10AM to 6PM, with Bloco performing in the early afternoon.

5:00 pm17:00

PSU International Night

  • PSU - Smith Memorial Student Union

Bloco Alegria joins a cornucopia of dancers and musicians from around the world to celebrate PSU International Night.

From the PSU website:

Porltand State University is the home away from home for 1,952 students from all over the world. International Night is the annual celebration that gives them a chance to show what their native homes are all about — with food, fashion, music, and dance.
11:00 am11:00

RIO 2 Movie Screening

  • Century Clackamas Town Center & XD Theater

A repeat appearance for the band at an early screening of a 20th Century Fox film, this time it's RIO 2, the sequel to their 2011 animation hit, RIO.