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. Mark Federman and Herman Vargas

Noon Lisa Yockelson

1 p.m. Jose Andres

2 p.m. Frank Morales

3 p.m. Fabio Trabocchi

4 p.m. Mara Camara

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. Charles Phan

Noon Diana My Tran

1 p.m. Susan Belsinger

2 p.m. Lisa Yockelson

3 p.m. Aulie Bunyarataphan

4 p.m. Diana My Tran

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Brenda Rhodes Miller

Noon Marion Spear

1 p.m. Mark Federman and Herman Vargas

2 p.m. Marion Spear

3 p.m. Charles Phan

4 p.m. Jose Andres

Around the Table

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

Noon Links in the Food Chain: Food Safety

1 p.m. Global Exchange, Local Values

2 p.m. What's in Season: Farmers Markets

3 p.m. National Markets, Sustainable Foods

4 p.m. Local Food, Local Economy

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 Chuck Milner

1 p.m. Rita Cantu

2 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

3 p.m. Patrick Michael Karnahan

4 p.m. Riders in the Dirt

5:30 p.m. Nuestra Musica Evening Concert: Jibaro Music

Community Stage

11 a.m. Wildlife Encounters

Noon Community Relations

1 p.m. Accessibility in the Outdoor Environment

2 p.m. Women of the Forest Service

3 p.m. Diversity in the Forest Service

4 p.m. Logger Poetry and Song

5 p.m. The Greatest Good

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. Suhar Ensemble

1:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

2:30 p.m. Al Majd Ensemble

3:30 p.m. Suhar Ensemble

4:30 p.m. Qurayat Ensemble

Al Maidan

Noon Desert Traditions

12:45 p.m. Dance Workshop

1:30 p.m. Omani Stories

2:15 p.m. Omani Games

3 p.m. Calligraphy and Language

3:45 p.m. Music Workshop

4:30 p.m. Omani Games

Oasis Kitchen

Noon Wedding Celebration

2 p.m. All About Halwa

2:45 p.m. Food From the Desert

3:45 p.m. Indian Flavors in Oman

4:45 p.m. Coffee, Dates and Hospitality

Adornment Pavilion

Noon Oman Adorned: Women's Adornment in Desert Communities

12:45 p.m. Oman Adorned: Men's Adornment in Desert Communities

1:30 p.m. Workshop: Face Masks

2:15 p.m. Home Decor in the Desert: Tent Beautiful

3 p.m. Adorning Camels

3:45 p.m. Workshop: Omani Embroidery

4:30 p.m. Dress, Faith and Identity in Oman