Saturday, 7:30 pm: Catholic University Singers and Chamber Choir, with conductor Leo Nestor. Works range from the Renaissance to contemporary. St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-587-5141.
Sunday, 10 a.m.:
Michael Bolden, managing director of Bolden Strategic Partners, digital media consultants, discusses the Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, considered one of the three great pilgrimages of Christianity. Bolden, a former Washington Post editor, began his solitary walk at St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port, in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, and reached the Plaza del Obradoiro, near the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, final resting place of Saint James the Greater, apostle of Jesus, 35 days and 500 miles later. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or
Sunday, 3 p.m.: Pastor Stephen L. Wright Sr. celebrates his 14th anniversary at First Baptist Church. A program of dynamic preaching by guest pastor Wesley Dobbs of Morningstar Baptist Church in Fairmont, W.V., and the singing of God’s word. First Baptist Church, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.
Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Classical organist Christopher Dekker performs works by David German, Cesar Franck, Alec Rowley, J. S. Bach, Jean Langlais and Louis Vierne. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical organist Angela Kraft Cross performs works by J.S. Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Vierne and Widor and her own “House of Love.” Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.: Cathedral tour and tea. Docents lead an hour-long tour, “Women in Glass and Stone,” of the building’s Gothic architecture and art. A traditional English tea follows. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30. 202-537-5581 or www.allhallowsguild.org/what/tourtea_about.html.
Wednesday, 12:10-12:45 p.m.: Alvy Powell, bass-baritone and renowned Gershwin interpreter. performs. 12:10-12:45 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: Catholic University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the 26th annual Johannes Quasten Medal of Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies to the Rev. Brian E. Daley, S. J., Catherine F. Huisking professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. Daley received the 2012 Ratzinger Prize in Theology from Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in Rome in October. Daley will lecture on “Logos as Reason and Logos Incarnate: Philosophy, Theology and the Voices of Tradition in the Early Church.” Catholic University, Caldwell Hall Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5683.
Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Cathedral Flower Mart 2013. Outdoor spring festival sponsored by the cathedral’s All Hallows Guild. Plant sales, floral and horticultural displays, boutique booths, tasty foods, music and entertainment, plus fun activities for children, including rides on the antique carousel. Proceeds benefit the Cathedral’s gardens, grounds and woodlands. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free; tower climb, $10; other rides, minimal fee. 202-537-6200 or www.allhallowsguild.org/fm.
Friday, 12:15-1 p.m.: Norwegian organist Ines Maidre performs works by J. S. Bach, Peeter Suda, Guy Bovet and others. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.
Friday, 1 p.m.: Friday Morning Music Club recital. Members perform classical works. Noon. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.
Friday, 4-7 p.m.: Fish fry. Fried whiting or tilapia with green beans, cole slaw, bread, beverage and dessert. Trinity Church Hall (accessible to people with disabilities), 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. $10; $8, seniors; $5, 11 and younger. 301-627-2636.
8 a.m.: Foreign Mission 5K bike/walk/run event. Free Gospel Deliverance Temple, 4703 Marlboro Pike, Coral Hills. Registration fees: 16 and older, $5; 15 and younger, free. Expected contribution of $15 per participant from sponsors, friends or family. 301-420-9300.
Next Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Building the House of God: The Creation of the Gothic Cathedral.” Art historian Judy Scott Feldman discusses stories of the people who inspired and built Chartres, Beauvais, Salisbury, Cologne and other great European monuments to faith. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $130. 202-633-3030 or www.smithsonianassociates.org.
Next Saturday, 10:30 a.m.: Cathedral Voices, the cathedral’s adult volunteer choir, presents a program of choral classics, including Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” and “Te Deum in C.” Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Next Saturday, 6-10:30 p.m.: Spring Fiesta-Latin Dance Party with live music by the Music Magic Trio, a buffet dinner and children’s activities. Proceeds support El Salvador University Scholarship Fund. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $35; youths, $15; families and patrons, $100; 12 and younger, free. 301-229-0400 or www.rruuc.org.
— Compiled by Gerri Marmer
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