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Weekend Events: Argentine Music, Decorative Tiles and a Three-Day Hawaiian Celebration!

Saturday, May 29: Festival Argentino: Live Celebration of Tango, Rock, and Folk MusicIn this event sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center, enjoy Washington DC's only local festival that celebrates Argentina's multifaceted musical traditions. On top of that, savor the country's cuisine and craft...

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Saturday, May 29: Festival Argentino: Live Celebration of Tango, Rock, and Folk Music



In this event sponsored by the Smithsonian Latino Center, enjoy Washington DC's only local festival that celebrates Argentina's multifaceted musical traditions. On top of that, savor the country's cuisine and crafts and get a lesson in how to dance the tango. Musical performers will include Facundo Saravia, Los Musiqueros Entrerrianos, Daniel Bouchet, and others. Tickets are required. Rates are: $20 per person. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit  www.festivalargentinousa.com. Thomas Jefferson Theater, 4:00-10:00 PM.



Sunday, May 30: Decorative Tile Workshop



Painted tiles are a part of Mexico's decorative arts tradition, and in today's workshop, artist Wanda Aikens will help you create your own painted tiles. Free. If you would like to make a reservation, call 202-633-4844.  Anacostia Community Museum, 1:00 PM.



Monday, June 1: 3-Day Cultural Festival: Celebrate Hawai’i: Hula



Celebrate the end of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by attending the 4th annual Celebrate Hawaii Festival where you can enjoy the cultural riches of our 50th state! This is the last day of a three day festival. Come on out and enjoy the following activities:

10:30 AM–12 Noon: Kapa Pounding, Kapa Stamping and Hawaiian Barklcloth Demonstration (Outdoor Area off of Potomac). Repeats at 1 PM - 4:30 PM.

10:30 AM–12 Noon: Learn to play traditional Hawaiian games with NMAI Cultural Interpreters (Outdoor Amphitheater). Repeats at 1 PM - 4:30 PM.

10:30 AM–12 Noon: Hawaiian Plants: Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon III, senior scientist and cultural advisor at the Hawai’i Nature Conservancy, discusses indigenous Hawaiian botany (Potomac Alcove). Repeats at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.

10:30 AM–12 Noon: Kapa Pounding and Kapa Stamping Family Workshop (Education Classroom, Room 3010).

10:30 AM-1 PM: Lei Making Demonstration with Bill Char (Upper Potomac). Repeats at 2 PM - 4:30 PM.

10:30 AM–1 PM: Hawaiian Musical Implements Demonstration with Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe (Potomac Alcove).

11 AM: Short Films from Hawai’i: This showcase features narrative shorts from young Hawaiian filmmakers (Rasmuson Theater).

11:30 AM–12:30 PM: Hawaiian Cooking Demonstration: Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe executive chef Richard Hetzler demonstrates the art of Hawaiian cooking. (Outdoor Akaloa Fire Pit; rain location: Potomac).

12 Noon: Learn the Hula: Join local musicians and dancers to learn some hula moves (3rd Level, Resource Center).

1 PM: Hula Dancing and Hula Workshop: Hālau Ho'omau I Ka Wai Ola O Hawaii performs. A hula dance lesson is included (Potomac Atrium).

2 PM: The Natural World of the Hula: Dr. Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon III discusses the symbolism of the hula and how it relates to the land and sea (Rasmuson Theater).

3:00 PM–3:30 PM: Hawaiian Musical Implements with Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe: Learn more about the instruments used for the Hula through this musical presentation (Potomac Alcove).

3:30 PM: Hula Dancing and Hula Workshop: Hālau Ho'omau I Ka Wai Ola O Hawaii performs. A hula dance lesson is included (Potomac Atrium).

3:30–4:30 PM: Hawaiian Plants: Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon III, senior scientist and cultural advisor at the Hawai’i Nature Conservancy, discusses indigenous Hawaiian botany (Potomac Alcove).

4 PM: Short Films from Hawaii: This showcase features narrative shorts from young Hawaiian filmmakers (Rasmuson Theater).

Can't make it out today? Check out this Web site to see what events will be happening during the first two days of the festival (May 29 and May 30). Free. American Indian Museum, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM.





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