Today's schedule at the Festival of American Folklife on the Mall:


Stage 1, Michigan Music: 11 a.m., Afro-American gospel: Sensational Gospel Tones; 11:45 a.m., old-time string band: the Hammon Family; 12:30 p.m., music from the Keweenaw: Art Moilanen & Bill Stimac; 1:15 p.m., Michigan blues; 2 p.m., polka music: Judy & Her Suchey Brothers; 2:45 p.m., Afro-American gospel: Sensational Gospel Tones; 3:30 p.m., Anglo-French string band: Sugar Island Boys; 4:15 p.m., Michigan blues; 5 p.m., old-time string band: the Hammon Family.

Stage 2, Michigan Talk: 11 a.m., migration to Michigan; 11:45 p.m., lore of the lure; 12:30 p.m., The Sit-Down Strike and the Flint Community; 1:15 p.m., Michigan fiddling; 2 p.m., Native American crafts; 2:45 p.m., riverlore; 3:30 p.m., music and community; 4:15 p.m., The Sit-Down Strike: Life Inside and Outside the Plants.

Special Demonstrations: Noon, cooking by the river's edge at the waterways area; 3 p.m., cherry industry: harvesting and pruning.

Foodways: 11 a.m., Lao foodways; 12:15 p.m., Chinese restaurant workshop; 1:30 p.m., Appalachian; 2:45 p.m., Chinese; 4 p.m., Mexican.

Ongoing Presentations: Ongoing demonstrations of lure making, fly tying, boat building, Native American quill work, black ash basketry, finger weaving and beadwork, Dutch wooden shoemaking, furniture carving, Afro-American quilt making, Palestinian needlework, Ukrainian textiles and egg decorating, ski and sleigh making, decoy carving, rag rug weaving, cherry harvesting and pruning, evergreen nursery techniques, net making, ice fishing.


Plaza: 11 a.m., playground: games from the Chinese tradition; noon, performance: Lao music and song; 12:45 p.m., forum: multilingualism in American society; 1:30 p.m., performance: Chinese ribbon dance; 2:15 p.m., forum: language and work; 3 p.m., playground: games from the Lao tradition; 3:45 p.m., performance: ballads from North Carolina; 4:30 p.m., performance: Judy Suchey & Her Brothers.

Marketplace: 11:45 a.m., Mexican American community market; 1:30 p.m., health regulators and ethnic markets; 4 p.m., sidewalk markets & vendors.

Foodways: 11 a.m., Lao; 12:15 p.m., Chinese restaurant workshop; 1:30 p.m., Appalachian; 2:45 p.m. Chinese; 4 p.m., Mexican.

Community Areas: Mexican American: saddle making, barbacoa cookery, toy making, quilting. Lao American: floral arts, weaving, wood carving, basket making, rocket making. Appalachian American: tobacco farming and lore, hunting stories. Chinese American: toy making, face painting, laundry lore.


Large Stage: 11:00 a.m., gospel: prophecy; 11:45 a.m., gospel: Mattie Johnson & the Stars of Faith; 12:30 p.m., Ga music: Odadaa!; 1:15 p.m., traditional banjo music: Don Stover; 2 p.m., blues: Bill Harris; 2:45 p.m., bluegrass: Potomac Valley Boys; 3:30 p.m., southern mountain music: Hazel Dickens; 4:15 p.m., Salvadoran music: Conrado Rosales y la Banda Salvadorena; 5 p.m., dance party with Afro-Cuban music: Cubanaka'n and go-go music: The Junkyard Band.

Workshop/Performance Stage: 11 a.m., African Drum Workshop: Odadaa! and Kankouran; 11:45 a.m. blues: John & James Jackson; 12:30 p.m., blues: John Cephas & Phil Wiggins; 1:15 p.m., gospel workshop: Avon Barbour (prophecy) & Mattie Johnson; 2 p.m., bluegrass workshop: Potomac Valley Boys; 2:45 p.m., blues workshop; 3:15 p.m., Hispanic music & family: Conrado Rosales & Son and Hector & Isouna; 4 p.m., Flash Lashley; 4:30 p.m., rapping: Young & Parker; 5 p.m., go-go workshop: the Junkyard Band.