Today's Events at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Wednesday, June 25

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival gets underway today on the National Mall with music, song, dance, crafts and story telling. Featured programs are: "Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon;" "NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond;" and "Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine."  The opening ceremony is a...


Dance Hall: Opening Ceremony 11 a.m.; Texas Johnny Brown 12:30 p.m.; Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines 1:30 p.m.;  Little Joe y la Familia 2:30 p.m.;  Les Amis Creole 3:30 p.m.;  Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys 4:30 p.m.

Lone Star Kitchen:  San Antonio Tex-Mex Kitchen 12:15 p.m.; Polish Texan Cooking 1:30 p.m.; Cowboy Cooking 2:15 p.m.; Vietnamese Cooking 3:15  p.m.; Southern African American Cooking 4:30 p.m.

Opry House: Noon The Jones Family Singers; Los Texmaniacs with Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke 1 p.m.; Texas Johnny Brown 2 p.m.; Los Texmaniacs with Mingo Saldivar 3 p.m.; Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines 4 p.m.

Texas Talk:  Talking Terroir 12:15 p.m.; Making Wine for Texas Tastes 1:15 p.m.; Fiddles, Fiddles, Fiddles 2:15 p.m.;  Eating in San Antonio 3:15 p.m.; Tejano Music  4:15 p.m.

(Photograph of Bhutanese builders working on the construction of the traditional Bhutanese Buddhist temple on the National Mall, courtesy of Jennifer Endick, Smithsonian Institution) 

About Beth Py-Lieberman
Beth Py-Lieberman

Beth Py-Lieberman is the museums editor, covering exhibitions, events and happenings at the Smithsonian Institution. She has been a member of the Smithsonian team for more than two decades.

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