The holidays are upon us and historic El Cid, continuing its celebration of 50 years of Flamenco, presents LA’s most exciting and authentic Flamenco Dinner Theater every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. El Cid, the historic Spanish-inspired restaurant and live music venue, located in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake Sunset Junction neighborhood brings these highly festive performances filled with dynamic rhythms from internationally and locally recognized artists. El Cid is located at 4212 West Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake, 90029. ElCidLA.com
Sun, 12/1 – Noche en Triana, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
Fri, 12/6 - Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sat, 12/7 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sun, 12/8 – Noche en Triana, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
Fri, 12/13 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sat, 12/14 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sun, 12/15 – Noche en Triana, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
Fri, 12/20 – Noche en Triana, featuring Antonio Triana and Special Guests
Sat, 12/21 – Angelita Concierto Flamenco
Sun, 12/22; Fri, 12/27; Sat, 12/28; and Sun, 12/29 - Closed
Tue. 12/31 New Years Eve – Festive Flamenco Dinner Show Parties – check El Cid’s Calendar for details
$15 for shows only; tickets should be purchased online in advance to guarantee seating. Please visit the El Cid calendar online at http://www.elcidla.com/calendar/ to choose a performance and purchase tickets or call 323.668.0318 or visit www.ElCidLA.com. Tickets include the show only; Food and drink are a la carte and there is never a minimum. New $30 three-course pre-fixe dinner menu changes weekly and includes soup, salad, and an entrée selection which could range from Top Sirloin Steak with El Cid’s Signature Chimichurri to Paella Valenciana. In addition, the menu offers plentiful tapas and an extensive list of seasonal artisanal cocktails. Doors open one hour prior to performance time. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 5:30 p.m. (It is suggested that you confirm times and performances at ElCidLA.com/Calendar.) Groups and Holiday Parties please call 323.668.0318.
Celebrating its 50th year as the premiere venue for Flamenco Dinner Shows, popular brunch, tapas on the patio, full bar, and well-known nightclub, El Cid is now open 7 days a week (Monday through Saturday from 6 pm – 2 am and Sundays at 4 pm – 12 am). Flamenco Dinner Shows on Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 pm with Spanish tapas and new pre-fixe dinner menu beginning at 6:00 pm; on Sunday doors open at 4 pm with the Flamenco Dinner Shows at 5:30 pm; and Tuesday Night Jazz Series and Honky Tonk Hacienda Thursdays from 8 - 11 pm with $5.00 cover charge.
Angelita Concierto Flamenco is an El Cid original. El Cid is excited to have Angelita back to perform traditional Flamenco where members of her Flamenco dance company will join her. Special guest, one of the original owners of El Cid, Juan Talavera will perform with Angelita and singer Antonio de Jerez on Friday, November 29 and again on Saturday, November 30 with Angelita and singer Reyes on Saturday. Witness the classic style of pure flamenco dance in an environment reminiscent of its heritage.
Noche en Triana features Antonio Triana and special guests. The cuadro flamenco forms on stage against a backdrop of drumming handclaps, a voice moans the cante jondo, that pure essence of Andalusian song. Dancers strike the tablao with thundering footwork. Tension mounts as the performers unleash their fiery improvisations to the compelling rhythms of the guitar. This is the native art of Triana, where flamenco has a long tradition, where rhythm is life.