Who’s ready for Spring?! Though the constant barrage of snow and ice is putting a damper on many people’s plans, there are still a few events worth getting out of the house for. Below are some great local Triangle events highlighting the range of talent in this area – from Flamenco dancing to arts and crafts to folk music.
For fans of flamenco or those looking to learn more about this dramatic form of expression – at Duke this weekend is a symposium featuring world-renowned dance company Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Enjoy a day of discussion of the origins and emotions behind this soul-stirring art form. The Duke events start at 10am and are free and open to the public. Then continue on to Motorco each evening for an up close and personal presentation that will take you around the world to the tablaos of Spain where this exotic and electrifying dance was born. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for general admission riser seating and $30 for table seating. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.
Know a local artist? Like to dabble with creative making yourself? This weekend at Ornamentea there will be a Makers Flea Market where artists are purging their collections of vintage items, fabrics, beads, thread, lace, knobs, sewing patterns, and other assorted crafting items. Admission to the event is free and everything will be available for purchase from 10am – 3pm. Check out the Facebook page for postings of some items.
Known to occasionally play an electric rake, Eugene Chadbourne has played on hundreds of albums over the past 40 years. A “bona fide legend of the international experimental underground” he is doing a month-long residency at Neptune’s, playing each Monday at 9pm with a different group of musicians. Exploring free-jazz country or rock-revisionist tangents may happen, but as one Spin Magazine’s Greatest Guitarists of All-Time, whatever occurs is bound to be good. A $5 donation is suggested and the show is 21yrs and up.