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Brazilian Mardi Gras.

Giving you the music a day early:

The culture of Brazil visits Revolution Music Room when a Cultura Brasileira 101 class is held at the River Market establishment for an evening of Brazilian Mardi Gras culture complete with batucada drumming, samba dancers, carnival costumes and Brazilian drinks. The evening begins at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) with a Brazilian cultural workshop followed by free dance lessons and dancing contests at 8:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the carnival kicks off with carnival band featuring Brazilian drumming and Samba dancing. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door.

The four-piece, Austin, Texas, alternative rock band Language Room have earned comparisons to bands such as Jimmy Eat World and early Radiohead for their heartfelt, radio-friendly music. The quartet visits Juanita’s, with blues-influenced alternative rock The Breakthrough opening the show at 9 p.m. There’s a $6 for the 18-and-up show.

Two local bands — central Arkansas screamo band My Hands to War and Russellville alternative metal band The Last Shade — earned the right to open for Atreyu (Yes, it’s a The Neverending Story reference.) as the California metalcore band visits The Village so there’s a reason … Read more >