Every Chicago Saturday is brimming with activities, shows, concerts, and parties, so how can we fit everything that we want to in our weekly Agenda? Answer: we can’t. So, while you may have planned on hitting up a screening of the Joffrey Ballet doc at the Siskel or a show at the Bottle, here are a few other events to expand your freedom of choice this Saturday.

Things are going to get crazy

If you can’t make it down to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras, Chicago Samba’s Carnaval offers an alternative that’s closer to home this weekend with a Brazilian Mardi Gras-themed celebration. Be ready for performances, dance lessons, live music, and a parade. Brazilian food and drink will be on sale to replenish your energy. (Those 21 and older can get a little wilder.) 10 PM, Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie, $15. 18+