Los Angeles Times - - The Guide - Com­piled by Shayna Sobol

Brazil­ian Sum­mer Fes­ti­val Brazil­ian Nites Pro­duc­tions presents the 17th an­nual event cel­e­brat­ing the mu­sic and dance of Rio de Janeiro. Per­form­ers in­clude Bloco Samba For You, an en­sem­ble demon­strat­ing the best of the coun­try’s di­verse dance styles, in­clud­ing samba, axe and sam­bareg­gae. John An­son Ford Am­phithe­atre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. To­day, 7 p.m. $45. (323) 4613673.

Si­mone Forti & The Sleeves The post­mod­ern chore­og­ra­pher presents “Con­ver­sa­tion Piece,” a de­con­structed dance-theater work she cre­ated with Ter­rence Luke John­son, Sarah Swen­son and Dou­glas Wa­dle and dra­maturg Kris­ten Smi­arowski. High­ways Per­for­mance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Mon­ica. To­day, 7:30 p.m. $20. (310) 315-1459.

Project Ban­daloop The high-fly­ing con­tem­po­rary dance troupe pre­mieres “Id Ego,” with orig­i­nal mu­sic com­posed by Dana Leong. Segerstrom Hall, Orange County Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 600 Town Cen­ter Drive, Costa Mesa. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m. Free. (714) 556-2787. Story on

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Calpulli Mex­i­can Dance Com­pany Backed by live mu­si­cians, the troupe per­forms tra­di­tional folk dances from Ver­acruz, Tabasco, Jalisco, Yu­catan, Guer­rero and other re­gions of Mex­ico. Beck­man Au­di­to­rium, Cal­tech, 332 S. Michi­gan Ave., Pasadena. Sat., 8 p.m. $16-$26. (626) 395-4652.

JUiCE Hip-Hop Dance Fes­ti­val Jus­tice by Unit­ing In Cre­ative En­ergy (J.U.i.C.E.) presents its third an­nual show­case of cut­ting-edge works rep­re­sent­ing a va­ri­ety of street-dance styles. John An­son Ford Am­phithe­atre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. Sat., 8 p.m. $25. (323) 461-3673.

Bel­ly­dance Su­per­stars The in­ter­na­tional tour­ing troupe per­forms “Bom­bay Bel­ly­wood.” Bal­boa The­atre, 868 4th St., San Diego. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $30-$50. (619) 570-1100.

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