For 12 years, the Flamenco Festival USA and Lisner Auditorium have showcased the best of flamenco music and dance from Spain. This year's highlights center on performances by some of the style's leading female dancers and their companies, including Carmen Cortes, Rafaela Carrasco, Manuela Carrasco and Olga Pericet, along with special dinners at the area's two suburban Jaleo locations, and an event in which everyday patrons are given flamenco dance lessons right on stage. The festival runs until Wednesday, March 7. Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. Ticket prices vary. Call 202-994-6800 or visit lisner.org.
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