A binge before a fast prepares a body about to embark on a diet, start a cleanse, or move to a farm far from all the Dorito trees. Pop open a cellophane bag of celebration with this GrouponLive deal to the Brazilian Community Association of Vancouver presents: The Official Carnival Party at the Hellenic Community Centre on Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m. For $23, you get an outing for two (up to a $46 total value), which includes the following:
- Two tickets for general admission (up to a $40 value)
- Two guarana sodas (a $6 value)<p>
The vibrant colours, lush sounds, and fervent energy that roam the streets of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival season airlift to the northern hemisphere for the Brazilian Community Association’s evening bacchanal. With a guarana soda in hand, guests will wade into a celebration of loosened inhibitions that precedes the traditional fasting season, similar to contemporary Mardi Gras, ancient Saturnalia, and future Hovercraft fests. Beats from DJ Neto’s turntables will pulse through the crowd, the Sambatá school’s percussion will drum a danceable cadence, and Sambafusion’s feathered, boa’d, and high-heeled dancers parade in a tropical chorus line. Though not included with this Groupon, coxinha fried chicken croquettes and caipirinha cocktails indulge appetites that have pledged to subside for 40 days on only water and power ballads of the 80s.
Though the Brazilian Community Association has discounted student tickets for $15 each, this Groupon still represents the best deal.