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. Gilroy and Sally Chow

Noon Roberto Donna

1 p.m. Emeril Lagasse

2 p.m. Ed LaDou

3 p.m. Todd English

4 p.m. Food Traditions

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. Food Traditions

Noon Sudhir Seth

1 p.m. Steve Herrell

2 p.m. Food Traditions

3 p.m. Carol Reynolds

4 p.m. Ed LaDou

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Food Traditions

Noon Carol Reynolds

1 p.m. Food Traditions

2 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

3 p.m. Sudhir Seth

4 p.m. Food Traditions

Around the Table

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

Noon Passing It On: Cookbook Writing

1 p.m. Sustainability and Marketing: Organic Standards

2 p.m. Recipes for a New Land

3 p.m. Passing It On: Family Recipes

4 p.m. Sustainable Menus

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. Keith Bear

Noon Riders in the Dirt

1 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

2 p.m. Cindy Carpenter

3 p.m. Rita Cantu

4 p.m. Patrick Michael Karnahan

5:30 p.m. Evening Concert: Sounds of the Forest

Community Stage

11 a.m. Fighting Forest Fires

Noon Bird Watching and Research

1 p.m. Cattle and Range Lands

2 p.m. Community Relations

3 p.m. Forest Service Family

4 p.m. The Greatest Good

5 p.m. Women of the Forest Service

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. Al Majd Ensemble

12:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

1:30 p.m. Suhar Ensemble

2:30 p.m. Al Majd Ensemble

3:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

4:30 p.m. Suhar Ensemble

Al Maidan

Noon Music Workshop

12:45 p.m. Omani Stories

1:30 p.m. Dance Workshop

2:15 p.m. Omani Games

3 p.m. Calligraphy and Language

3:45 p.m. Omani Games

4:30 p.m. Desert Traditions

Oasis Kitchen

Noon Omani Lunch

2 p.m. All About Halwa

2:45 p.m. Food From the Desert

3:45 p.m. Coffee, Dates and Hospitality

4:45 p.m. Meaning of Halal

Adornment Pavilion

Noon Oman Adorned: Men's and Boys' Regional Dress

12:45 p.m. Workshop: Henna Decoration

1:30 p.m. Oman Adorned: Women's and Girls' Regional Dress

2:15 p.m. Adorning Ships of the Desert/Ships of the Sea

3 p.m. Workshop: Making Scents -- Aroma as Adornment

3:45 p.m. Dressing the Home: Desert, Oasis and Sea

4:30 p.m. Diversity in Omani Dress