Put on your samba shoes and head to Carnaval Exotica — the 12th annual Brazilian party produced by Brazilian Nites. Feast on Brazilian barbecue before dancing off the calories to the sounds of live Brazilian music by Chalo Eduardo, DJ Chris Brazil and SambaDa. Costumed Samba dancers will join you and later will shake it down to a 100-piece drum bonanza. Club Nokia VIP Lounge, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $50-$75. (818) 566-1111; http://www.braziliannites.com.