Schoolhouse presents flamenco, travelogue |

Schoolhouse presents flamenco, travelogue

One of the great treasures of Spanish culture is flamenco. Poet Federico Garcia Lorca wrote that flamenco carries “the finest degrees of sorrow and pain, in the service of the purest, most exact expression.”

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City (San Juan Ridge), brings one of Spain’s gifted and powerful flamenco singers, Felix de Lola, of Sevilla, to the stage to celebrate this tradition. De Lola will be joined by flamenco guitarist and Nevada County native David McLean in a collaboration that has already delighted audiences in San Francisco, most recently at the ODC Theatre’s “Cafe Flamenco.” Both traditional and original pieces are part of the program. Felice de Lola and Drea Pacquet (La Drea) will be dancing.

$15 general admission. For more information, e-mail or call 265-2826.


Tom and Debra Weistar of Synergia Learning Ventures gives a multimedia travelogue on Baja at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center as a benefit for the center.

This presentation is the culmination of three weeks of study and exploration by the Weistars and their students to Baja – from the Grey Whale calving lagoon of Ojo de Liebre, to the small fishing village of San Roque, and, finally, to the island Wilderness of Bahia de Los Angeles. The show will include slides and audio recordings.

The Weistars are the creators of “Dude, Where’s My River?” an exploration of Hetch Hetchy and winner of the Best of the Entries Award at SYRCL’s 2005 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Cost is $5 to benefit the Cultural Center. For more information, call 265-2826 or e-mail

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