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 Ris Lacoste

1 p.m. Suvir Saran

2 p.m. Frank Morales

3 p.m. Paul Prudhomme

4 p.m. Patrick O'Connell

5:30 p.m. Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: Beautiful Beyond (originally scheduled for yesterday)

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. Marla Gooriah

Noon Steve Herrell

1 p.m. Patrick O'Connell

2 p.m. Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

3 p.m. Carol Reynolds

4 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

Noon Gilroy and Sally Chow

1 p.m. Ed LaDou

2 p.m. Akasha Richmond

3 p.m. Food Traditions

4 p.m. Ed LaDou

Around the Table

11 a.m. Recipes for a New Land

Noon Passing It On: Sustaining Tradition

1 p.m. Sustainability

2 p.m. Global Exchange

3 p.m. Links in the Food Chain

4 p.m. Sustainability: Organic Standards

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

Argentinean Asado


Sounds of the Forest Stage

11 a.m. Chuck Milner

Noon Patrick Michael Karnahan

1 p.m. Keith Bear

2 p.m. Cindy Carpenter

3 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

4 p.m. Rita Cantu

5:30 p.m. Nuestra Musica Evening Concert: Community in New

York and Washington

Community Stage

11 a.m. Threats to the Forest

Noon Cowboy Poetry

1 p.m. Education in the Forests

2 p.m. Fighting Forest Fires

3 p.m. A Lifetime in the Woods: A Love Story

4 p.m. Forest Service Family

5 p.m. Heritage Matters

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

Omani women demonstrate life in a desert camp at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.