The final day of the 46th annual Folklife Festival comes to the Mall with a full schedule of concerts, demonstrations, workshops and food. This year, the free celebration looks at arts and creativity in Southeast Washinigton, marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of public universities and the USDA, and commemorates the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. For more information, call 202-633-1000 or visit


Justin S. Morrill Perfoming Arts Center

11 a.m. Laugh Therapy with Univ. of New Mexico

Noon U.T.-Pan Am Mariachi Aztlán

1 p.m. Univ. of Hawai‘i’s Hula Halau UNUKUPUKUPU

2 p.m. Guernsey Brothers

3 p.m. Univ. of Hawai‘i’s Tuahine Troupe

4 p.m. U.T.-Pan Am Mariachi Aztlán

5 p.m. Hawai‘ian Closing Ceremony

Test Kitchen

11 a.m. Vermont Maple Syrup

Noon Traditional Hawai‘ian Cooking

1 p.m. Maryland Fried Chicken and Biscuits with White Gravy

2 p.m. Michigan State Cheese

3 p.m. Univ. of New Mexico Medicinal Teas

4 p.m. Native Foods Across America

The Commons

11 a.m. Research into Action

11:45 a.m. Reinventing Agriculture

12:30 p.m. Building on Tradition

1:15 p.m. Lifelong Learning

2 p.m. The Next 150 Years

2:45 p.m. Sustainable Solutions

3:30 p.m. Opening Doors

4:15 p.m. The Land-Grant Tradition

5 p.m. Transforming Communities


11 a.m. Oral History, Folklore and Community

11:30 a.m. Verification of Food Safety at the Farm and Packing House

Noo n Design Thinking as an Agent of Change

12:30 p.m. Sousa’s University Marches Revealed

1 p.m. The Legacy of Grant Wood’s Murals at Iowa State University

1:30 p.m. Can Design Change the World?

2 p.m. The Beauty, Bounty, and Benefits of Beer

2:30 p.m. The Future of Water

3 p.m. Aquatic Invasive Species

3:30 p.m. Empowerment and an Electronic, Asynchronous Dialectic

4 p.m. Community Visioning

4:30 p.m. Aquatic Invasive Species

5 p.m. Hunting for a Better Chocolate


Panorama Room

11 a.m. Hip-Hop: Christylez Bacon

11:45 a.m. West Virginia & East of the River Boys & Girls Steel Band

12:30 p.m. Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

1:30 p.m. African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

2:30 p.m. Step Dance: Taratibu Youth Association

3:30 p.m. Beat Ya Feet Dance: Da Originalz

4:30 p.m. East of the River Boys & Girls Steel Band

Good Hope & Maylor Corner

11 a.m. Beat Ya Feet Dance: Da Originalz

11:45 a.m. African Heritage Dancers & Drummers

12:30 p.m. Hip-Hop: Christylez Bacon

1:30 p.m. Poetry: Melani N. Douglass

2:30 p.m. Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

3:30 p.m. Creativity East of the River

4:30 p.m. Step Dance: Taratibu Youth Association

Douglass Hall

11 a.m. BK Adams and Public Art

11:45 a.m. Stained Glass: Melani N. Douglass

12:30 p.m. Daughters of Dorcas & Sons Quilters

1:30 p.m. BK Adams and Public Art

2:30 p.m. Ongoing Activities

3:30 p.m. Daughters of Dorcas & Sons Quilters

4:30 p.m. Ongoing Activities


Red Hot

11 a.m. A Play by the Children of the Good Shepherd Home

11:45 a.m. The NAMES Performers: Call My Name

12:30 p.m. Spoken Word

1:15 p.m. The NAMES Performers Celebrate the Design Industry

2 p.m. A Play by the Children of the Good Shepherd Home

2:45 p.m. The NAMES Performers: Stories from The Quilt

3:30 p.m. Spoken Word

4:15 p.m. The NAMES Performers Celebrate the Music Industry

5 p.m. Arts and Advocacy Conversation

Giving Voice

11 a.m. Community Responses to AIDS

11:45 a.m. Science, Health, and Art

12:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS through Photography

1:15 p.m. The Role of Faith and the Faith Community

2 p.m. History of The Quilt and The NAMES Project Foundation

2:45 p.m. Daughters of Dorcas & Sons Quiters and Panel Makers

3:30 p.m. Stories from The Quilt

4:15 p.m. The Last One

5 p.m. Reflections on the Quilt Display

Kids Create!

11 a.m. Ongoing Activities

11:45 a.m. Quilt Yo-Yo Mania

12:30 p.m. Ongoing Activities

1:15 p.m. Doll Making

2 p.m. Ongoing Activities

2:45 p.m. Make Your Own Mini Quilt

3:30 p.m. Ongoing Activities

4:15 p.m. Theater Workshop

5 p.m. Ongoing Activities