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From its 1840s cattle-fair roots, La Feria de Sevilla has evolved into an annual weeklong festival of bullfights, food, and music. Aristocrats, unions, lefties, and others cluster in a roughly milelong, seven-football-fields-wide tent city, and the flamenco dancing lasts until daybreak. Happily, a ride to the Tenleytown Metro stop is considerably cheaper than a flight to Spain, so if you couldn’t make it abroad for this year’s festival, you’ll find that the tradition thrives here in D.C., thanks to Centro Espanol de Washington, D.C. (a group that promotes Spanish culture in the metro area). The group’s “Feria de Sevilla” promises an enjoyable half-day version of its Spanish cousin. Booths will offer sangria, empanadas, and other foods from throughout Spain, and guitarists and singers will carry on the flamenco tradition. In fact, if you’re squeamish about bullfighting, can’t boogie all night, and would rather not have to negotiate the million-strong throngs that pour into Sevilla each spring, today’s event may be even better than the real thing. It only goes from noon to 6 p.m. at Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. (202) 362-8231. (Joe Dempsey)