Scotsfest is over for the year, but before the St. Patrick's Day festivities kick in, it's time to celebrate St. David's Day, the National Day of Wales. Where better to host a Welsh festival than at the monument created by Welsh American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Hollyhock House and cultural center at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood.
The event will include the outdoor Celtic Marketplace, Welsh language lessons, Celtic workshops, Welsh Corgi demonstrations, Kids Crafts at the Ogden Nash Children's Area, and the LA Eisteddfod featuring poetry, storytelling, readings and performance at the Harold Lloyd Outdoor Stage, and of course, Welsh food.
The outdoor festival is free, but inside the Barsdall Gallery Theatre will be a ticketed St. David's Day Grand Concert with headliners Paul Child and Siobhan Owen. Stage performances will open with a Druid blessing, a film screening of the 1962 short film Dylan Thomas with Richard Burton, and a performance by the Welsh Choir of Southern California.
When: March 3, 2013, Festival 10 am - , Grand Concert 1:30
Where: Barnsdall Art Park. Concert in the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cost: Festival is Free, concert $15-$25
Info: www.aravenabovepress.com, https://www.facebook.com/stdavidsdayfest/info
Photo by Tenille Muscat courtesy of the St. David's Day Festival