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. Marion Spear

Noon Steve Raichlen

1 p.m. Todd Gray

2 p.m. Kaz Okochi

3 p.m. Janos Wilder

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

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. John Phillips

Noon Janos Wilder

1 p.m. Najmieh Batmanglij

2 p.m. Charles Phan

3 p.m. John and Anthony Uglesich

4 p.m. Todd Gray

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Nongkran Daks

Noon Mark Federman and Herman Vargas

1 p.m. Marion Spear

2 p.m. Steven Raichlen

3 p.m. John Phillips

4 p.m. Mara Camara

Around the Table

11 a.m. Passing It On: Biodiversity and Food Traditions

Noon Passing It On: Sustaining Tradition

1 p.m. Global Exchange, Local Values

2 p.m. Recipes for a New Land: Immigrant Cooks

3 p.m. Passing It On: Food Publishing

4 p.m. Organic, Natural and Conventional: Navigating the Food Landscape

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


Sounds of the Forest Stage

11 a.m. Chuck Milner

Noon Cindy Carpenter

1 p.m. Riders in the Dirt

2 p.m. Keith Bear

3 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

4 p.m. Rita Cantu

5:30 p.m. Nuestra Musica Evening Concert: Music and Poetry

Community Stage

11 a.m. Inspirations from the Forest

Noon Tales from the Woods

1 p.m. Why I Joined the USDA Forest Service

2 p.m. Music, Rhythm and Nature

3 p.m. Forest Service Icons

4 p.m. Law Enforcement in the 21st Century

5 p.m. Water in the Forests

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. Qurayat Ensemble

12:30 p.m. Al Majd Ensemble

1:30 p.m. Suhar Ensemble

2:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

3:30 p.m. Al Majd Ensemble

4:30 p.m. Suhar Ensemble

Al Maidan

Noon Omani Games

12:45 p.m. Omani Stories

1:30 p.m. Dance Workshop

2:15 p.m. Omani Games

3 p.m. Maritime Traditions

3:45 p.m. Music Workshop

4:30 p.m. Calligraphy and Language

Oasis Kitchen

Noon Food From the Sea

1 p.m. Coffee, Dates and Hospitality

2 p.m. Omani Dinner

4 p.m. All About Halwa

4:45 p.m. Breads of Oman

Adornment Pavilion

Noon Dressing the Home

12:45 p.m. Workshop: Face Masks (burqas)1:30 p.m. Adorning Camels and Horses

2:15 p.m. Workshop: Omani Silver and Gold Ornaments

3 p.m. Oman Adorned: Men's Regional Dress in the Oasis

3:45 p.m. Oman Adorned: Women's Regional Dress in the Oasis

4:30 p.m. Personal Expression Through Adornment