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 are subject to change.


Beyond the Melting Pot

11 a.m. Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

Noon: Fabio Trabocchi

1 p.m. Ed LaDou

2 p.m. Lisa Yockelson

3 p.m. Suvir Saran

4 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

Garden Kitchen

11 a.m. Akasha Richmond

Noon: Marla Gooriah

1 p.m. Paul Prudhomme

2 p.m. Carol Reynolds

3 p.m. Ed LaDou

4 p.m. Carol Reynolds

Home Cooking

11 a.m. Steve Herrell

Noon: Lisa Yockelson

1 p.m. Gilroy and Sally Chow

2 p.m. Hi Soo Shin Hepinstall

3 p.m. Food Traditions

4 p.m. Marla Gooriah

Around the Table

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

Noon: Passing It On: Sustaining Traditions

1 p.m. Global Exchange

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

Mike and Amy Mills


Sounds of the Forest Stage

11 a.m. Patrick Michael Karnahan

Noon: Keith Bear

1 p.m. Cindy Carpenter

2 p.m. The Fiddlin' Foresters

3 p.m. Chuck Milner

4 p.m. Rita Cantu

5:30 Nuestra Musica Evening Concert: The Dance Scene

Community Stage

11 a.m. Wildlife Encounters

Noon: Cattle and Range Lands

1 p.m. Tales From the Woods

2 p.m. Survival of the Fittest

3 p.m. Diversity in the Forest Service

4 p.m. Inspirations From the Forest

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. 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

The Al Majd Ensemble, from Oman, performs today on the Magan Stage.