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2nd Saturday Downtown: Caribbean Carnaval

When: Sat., April 14 2012

Free events take place throughout downtown from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14. The Southwest Soul Circuit features jazz fusion, African, hip-hop and soul music in the patio area behind the Rialto Building. Special admission packages are available at the Mars and Beyond exhibit. FC Tucson Soccer hosts a soccer showdown in the parking lot of the MLK Apartments at Toole and Fifth avenues. The main stage on Scott Street just south of Congress Street features Caribbean, Brazilian, Latin funk, Afro-beat and reggae bands, and the Poi-Zen Fire Troupe, starting at 5:45 p.m. UA Steel, the university's steel drum band, performs at the Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St., at 7 and 8 p.m. A kids' area in the south parking lot of the Chase Bank building at 2 E. Congress St. features a jumping castle and a screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Street activities include mimes, buskers, stilt-walkers, living statues, car clubs, food trucks and vendors. Visit 2ndsaturdays.com for more information including a site map.

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