Arts Briefs for Feb. 1

Learn Argentine tango for free tonight

Daniela Arcuri, a master dance instructor from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will give free dance lessons at 8 p.m. today at Four Leaves Winery, 528 Main Ave.

Argentine tango is a style of music and the social dance that accompanies it. While a version of tango is performed in professional ballroom dancing, a social style is practiced in communities all around the world that is much more intimate and passionate. Social Tango, as it is known, is much less rigid than its professional cousin.

Arcuri also will give workshops Saturday and Sunday at The Dance Studio at 26369 U.S. Highway 550/160 (across from Home Depot).

There is a charge for both days, which will also feature music by Qtango of Albuquerque.

For more information, visit www.tangodurango.com.

Discovery Museum teaches art of science

The mad scientists at the Durango Discovery Museum will host “Smart Art,” a series of science and art activities for kids, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at 1333 Camino del Rio.

This new play-and-create program gives children the opportunity to learn basic science concepts through art making. Every hands-on workshop includes materials, demonstrations, science activities and all kinds of five-sense fun. “Smart Art” is free for members and included with regular admission.

For more information, visit durangodiscovery.org or call 259-9234.

Arts Center announces Saturday workshops

The Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., will offer a series of Saturday workshops for adults in February and March. Barbara Tobin Klema will teach a three-part workshop, “Create an artist’s book,” from 1 to 4 p.m.:

Saturday: Paste Paper: Creating colorful pages.

Feb. 16: Creating Pages: Adding artistic content.

March 2: Learning Structure: Accordion & drumleaf binding.

The cost is $75 for three classes or $30 for an individual class plus a $10 materials fee per class to be paid to instructor.

To register or for more information, call Sandra at 259-2606.

Herald Staff