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. Douglas Anderson

Noon Michel Richard

1 p.m. Ed LaDou

2 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

3 p.m. Lidia Bastianich

4 p.m. Morou Ouattara

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. Ann Amernick

Noon Carol Reynolds

1 p.m. Suvir Saran

2 p.m. Michel Richard

3 p.m. Eric Ziebold

4 p.m. Carol Reynolds

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Food Traditions

Noon Ann Amernick

1 p.m. Steve Herrell

2 p.m. Morou Ouattara

3 p.m. Ed LaDou

4 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

Around the Table

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

Noon Global Exchange, Local Values

1 p.m. National Markets, Sustainable Foods

2 p.m. Links in the Food Chain

3 p.m. Passing It On: Cookbooks

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


Sounds of the Forest Stage

11 a.m. Pat York

Noon The Fiddlin' Foresters

1 p.m. Rita Cantu

2 p.m. Keith Bear

3 p.m. Patrick Michael Karnahan

4 p.m. Chuck Milner

5:30 p.m. Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: Beautiful Beyond

Community Stage

11 a.m. Inspirations From the Forest

Noon Cowboy Poetry

1 p.m. Legacy of Gifford Pinchot

2 p.m. Forest Service Icons

3 p.m. Music, Rhythm and Nature

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

5 p.m. Wildlife Encounters

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 forest-like 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 Suhar Ensemble, an Omani dance group, performs at the festival.