The Smithsonian Institution's 39th annual Folklife Festival continues today on the Mall between Seventh and 14th streets NW. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-633-9884 or visit All schedules subject to change.


Beyond the Melting Pot

11 a.m. Mara Camara

Noon Charlie Palmer

1 p.m. Karen MacNeil

2 p.m. Tom Bivins with Nova Kim and Les Hook

3 p.m. Cesare Lanfranconi

4 p.m. Melissa Kelly

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. John Phillips

Noon John and Anthony Uglesich

1 p.m. Jimmy Andruzzi

2 p.m. Najmieh Batmanglij

3 p.m. Karen MacNeil

4 p.m. Marion Spear

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Mark Federman and Herman Vargas

Noon Jimmy Andruzzi

1 p.m. Melissa Kelly

2 p.m. Nahid Mohamadi

3 p.m. John Phillips

4 p.m. Mara Camara

Around the Table

11 a.m. Recipes for a New Land: Immigrant Cooks

Noon Passing It On: Biodiversity and Food Traditions

1 p.m. Sustainable Business

2 p.m. Traditional Crops in New Soil: Immigrant Growers

3 p.m. Links in the Food Chain: Food Safety

4 p.m. Sustainable Growing

Edible Schoolyard Ramada

11 a.m. Garden Orientation

Noon Food for Thought: Children's Education

1 p.m. Garden Orientation

2 p.m. The Conversation Continues: Lunch Table Participants

3 p.m. Improving School Lunches

4 p.m. A Day in the Kitchen

Slow Roast

Barbecue with Jim Tabb


Sounds of the Forest Stage

11 a.m. Keith Bear

Noon Riders in the Dirt

1 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

2 p.m. Rita Cantu

3 p.m. Cindy Carpenter

4 p.m. Patrick Michael Karnahan

5:30 p.m. Nuestra Musica Evening Concert: The Mexican Son

Community Stage

11 a.m. Bird Watching and Research

Noon Wildlife Encounters

1 p.m. Forest Folklore

2 p.m. The Greatest Good

3 p.m. Threats to the Forest

4 p.m. Community Relations

5 p.m. Logger Poetry and Song

Camp Foodways

11 a.m. Dutch Oven Delights

Noon Wildcrafters

1 p.m. Cooking in the Field

2 p.m. Dutch Oven Delights

3 p.m. Cooking Catfish

4 p.m. Plants and Dyes

5 p.m. Dutch Oven Delights

Family Activities Tent

Ongoing events for young people, including singalongs, storytelling, craft demonstrations, career counseling and nature awareness programs.

Interactive Forest

Ongoing activities in a forestlike learning environment.


Magan Stage

11:30 a.m. Suhar Ensemble

12:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

1:30 p.m. Al Majd Ensemble

2:30 p.m. Suhar Ensemble

3:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

4:30 p.m. Al Majd Ensemble

Al Maidan

Noon Oasis Traditions

12:45 p.m. Omani Games

1:30 p.m. Dance Workshop

2:15 p.m. Calligraphy and Language

3 p.m. Omani Stories

3:45 p.m. Music Workshop

4:30 p.m. Omani Games

Oasis Kitchen

Noon All About Halwa

12:45 p.m. Food From the Oasis

1:45 p.m. Fruits and Sweets of Oman

2:30 p.m. Coffee, Dates and Hospitality

3:30 p.m. Id Dinner

Adornment Pavilion

Noon Northern Omani Traditions of Men's Dress

12:45 p.m. Northern Omani Traditions of Women's Dress

1:30 p.m. Workshop: Face Masks

2:15 p.m. Oman Adorned: Dressing the Home

3 p.m. Oman Adorned: Girls to Women, Boys to Men

3:45 p.m. Workshop: Henna

4:30 p.m. Treasures of Trade

The Folklife Festival is open for business on several blocks of the Mall.