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
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.