April 22, 2018, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
International Day of the Book Festival
Armory and Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland
The International Day of the Book is a celebration of literature that draws its inspiration from a Catalan tradition, the Festival of the Rose. On this day in Barcelona, bookstalls and street festivities run the length of the picturesque La Rambla, the old city’s main boulevard. In Kensington, local authors, poets, publishers, children’s authors, literary and community organizations set up along three blocks of Howard and Armory Avenues for a day of live music, cookbook demos, poetry readings, food, crafts, and special guests.
April 27, 2018, 8 p.m.
Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial de Catalunya
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
301 A St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Classical Movements will present these celebrated early music masters in The « Llibre Vermell » of Montserrat: Songs and Dances in Honor of the Black Virgin of the Montserrat Abbey (14th Century). The concert is co-presented with the Folklife Festival and Institut Ramon Llull, in anticipation of the 2018 Festival program Catalonia: Tradition and Creativity from the Mediterranean. Tickets are $40, available on Eventbrite.