Part of GALA Theatre's ArteAmericA series in collaboration with the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Flamenco Festival explores the diversity and depth of flamenco and its contemporary expressions. This year's attractions include the the world premiere of Alma Flamenca by the Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company, plus free family workshops in flamenco zapateo, castanets and fans on Saturday, Nov. 27. But it all begins Thursday, Nov. 18, with the Washington premiere of Por si acaso amanece/ If It Should Dawn by the acclaimed Jose Barrios and Company. Festival runs through Dec. 5. GALA Theatre at Tivoli Square, 3333 14th St. NW. Tickets are $30 for each performance. Call 202-234-7174 or visit galatheatre.org.