With its elegant, Spanish-themed architecture, food and programs of flamenco dance with live music, El Cid has been an L.A. institution for 50 years. Following the success of its official golden-anniversary events last month, the party continues with September weekends offering a varied menu of flamenco choices. On Saturdays, the stage belongs to traditional flamenco with Angelita Concierto Flamenco, marking the return of longtime El Cid artistic director Angelita. She is joined by guest singer Guillermo Gonzalez from Spain and, for some shows, Juan Talavera, a celebrated local flamenco dancer and one of the original owners of El Cid. The spotlight shifts to a new generation on Sundays with Noche en Triana, led by guitarist Antonio Triana, son of flamenco artists Antonio Triana and Rita Vega, who has lined up guests from L.A., San Francisco and Spain including Misuda Cohen, Manuel Gutierrez, Fanny Ara and Melissa Cruz. Starting next week, Fridays also offer a changing lineup of flamenco performers. El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 5:30 p.m.; through Sept. 29; $15, with food and beverages available for purchase. (323) 668-0318, elcidla.com.

Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Sept. 29, 2013

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