Weekend Events: American Indian Theater, Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage and Learn About Buddhism

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Friday, April 31: Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers

Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers examines the culture clash between the Native American and African American communities during post-Civil War westward expansion as a young man tries to find a sense of community amid his mixed ancestry. Due to some of the plays themes, this play is best suited to middle school-aged person and older. Free. American Indian Museum, 7:30 PM.

Saturday, May 1: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day: Art of Gaman

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at the Renwick Gallery with an afternoon full of fun activities! Enjoy traditional folktales as told by Anne Shimojima, musical and dancing performances by Nen Daiko and the Kikuyuki Dancers of America, games, a scavenger hunt and more! While you're here, be sure to check out the companion exhibition, The Art of GamanFree. Renwick Gallery, 11 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, May 2: In the Realm of Tibetan Buddhism: A Place for Transcendence

The Sackler is the temporary home for a beautifully-apportioned Buddhist shrine—but what is the meaning behind all the objects displayed therein? Gain a deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhism courtesy of spiritual director Drupon Ningpo from the Tibetan Meditation Center in Frederick Maryland. Free. Sackler Gallery, 2:00 PM

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About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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