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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 03/05/2012

What do to this week: Tequila, flamenco and samurai


Rafaela Carrasco closes out the annual Flamenco Festival at Lisner Auditorium on Wednesday. (Courtesy of Compania Rafaela Carrasco)
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Starting Monday

Tequila and Mezcal Festival

Over the next two weeks Oyamel offers cocktail sessions, tastings and pairing dinners.

Wednesday

Flamenco finale

The annual Flamenco Festival at GW’s Lisner Auditorium shows that Spain’s captivating national dance is alive and well. See the Rafaela Carrasco dance company close out this year’s celebration.

Spoon-fed

Few indie bands are more precise at their craft than Spoon, and few indie rock bands are better at sounding like Spoon than White Rabbits, who perform with Tennis and Daughter at the Black Cat.

Starting Wednesday

War and Peace

The National Geographic Museum’s new exhibit, “Samurai: The Warrior Transformed,” includes swords, armor and photographs in a unique look at the evolution of Japanese samurai from feudal lords to warriors to cultural diplomats with an eye toward the West.

Friday

‘Color Me Obsessed’

A documentary about cult-favorite rockers the Replacements has no music or live footage. The band’s story is told exclusively through interviews with fans, many of them famous rockers. Catch it at the Black Cat.

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