3/18: Shall We Dance?

CAST A NET: Make sure and take a scoop of live Flamenco with your buffet dinner at Sting Ultra Lounge in North Dallas. The venue is, ordinarily, Dallasy night-life centric, but the cocktails make way for culture as the Madrid-born Maria Carrasco and two guests dance to live guitar and percussion for Andalusian Thursday. (We can't mention Flamenco without reminding you of this video for Iron and Wine's "Boy With A Coin." Brilliant.) 6:30PM.

LIVE, IN STEP: Dance on TV is a long-sustained trend, but how many of those viewers get out and see some choreography these days? Do we have to tell you which is more exciting? The Evolution Tango Company presents guest artists from Argentina and Venezuela alongside local dancers who don't just think they can dance for a show in their own domain, set to music played on-site. In the spotlight: composer Astor Piazzolla. Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. Tickets are $25 at the door; $18 for students. Cash or check only. 8PM.

KIND OF AWESOME: Collectors of opportunities to see jazz in DFW should note the Fort Worth Library's new Third Thursday Jazz Series, which kicks off today at the Central Branch. The Paul Unger Sextet, led by the so-named bassist who plays with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, includes alums of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Naked Lunch. Miles' Kind of Blue is on the platter for the inaugural show. 6:30PM.

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