Weekend Events: Dance Festival, Forensics and the Scurlock Studio

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Friday, August 28: Forensic Friday

Join Smithsonian forensic anthropologists as they study new cases from America’s historic past. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask the forensic anthropologists questions and observe first-hand the basic methods used for documenting human remains recovered from archaeological investigations. Relates to the exhibit Written in Bone, which was recently covered in Smithsonian. Free. Natural History Museum, 1:00 PM

Saturday, August 29: Dance DC Festival

You can dance, you can jive—having the time of your life at the 6th annual Dance DC Festival. This year, the American Indian Museum is hosting performances by CapoeiraDC—a group that blends martial arts with their dance moves—and Hui O Ka Pua `Ilima showing off the traditional and modern moves of Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand. Free, but seating is first come, first served. American Indian Museum, 12:00 PM

Sunday, August 30: The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington

A docent will take you on a tour of the photography exhibition, The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington. The show celebrates and document’s black Washington DC through almost a century’s worth of photographs. Free. American History Museum, 10:30 AM

For more information on events and exhibitions at the Smithsonian museums, check our companion website, goSmithsonian.com, the official visitor’s guide to the Smithsonian.

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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