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


Beyond the Melting Pot

11 a.m. Brenda Rhodes Miller

Noon: Jose Andres

1 p.m. Paul Prudhomme

2 p.m. Food Traditions

3 p.m. Steve Herrell

4 p.m. Ed LaDou

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. Nongkran Daks

Noon: Suad Shallal

1 p.m. Carol Reynolds

2 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

3 p.m. Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

4 p.m. Jose Andres

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

Noon: Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

1 p.m. Ed LaDou

2 p.m. Akasha Richmond

3 p.m. Suad Shallal

4 p.m. Carol Reynolds

Around the Table

11 a.m. Traditional Crops in New Soil: Immigrant Growers

Noon: National Markets and Growers

1 p.m. Sustainability: Local Sourcing

2 p.m. Diversity: Immigrant Cooks

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

4 p.m. Global Exchange

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

Dinner on the Grounds


Sounds of the Forest Stage

11 a.m. Cindy Carpenter

Noon: Rita Cantu

1 p.m. Patrick Michael Karnahan

2 p.m. Chuck Milner

3 p.m. Keith Bear

4 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

5 p.m. Hootenanny

Community Stage

11 a.m. Heritage Matters

Noon: Cowboy Poetry

1 p.m. Education in the Forests

2 p.m. The Greatest Good

3 p.m. Community Relations

4 p.m. Fighting Forest Fires

5 p.m. Forest Service Family

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: Calligraphy and Language

12:45 p.m. Dance Workshop

1:30 p.m. Omani Games

2:15 p.m. Omani Stories

3 p.m. Music Workshop

3:45 p.m. Oasis Traditions

4:30 p.m. Omani Games

Oasis Kitchen

Noon: All About Halwa

12:45 p.m. Food of the Oasis

1:45 p.m. Spicing in Oman

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

3:30 p.m. Ramadan Meal

Adornment Pavilion

Noon: Head Coverings and Jewelry

12:45 p.m. Workshop: Fragrance as Adornment

1:30 p.m. Women's Dress: Traditions of the South

2:15 p.m. Men's Dress: Traditions of the South

3 p.m. Workshop: Henna

3:45 p.m. Dressing Ships, Camels and Horses

4:30 p.m. Transition to Modernity: Omani Fashion Design