Weekend Events: Hong Kong Slapstick, An Argentine Design Festival and Gullah Recipes

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Friday, July 30: Made in Hong Kong Film Festival: The Contract

Come enjoy this 1978 slapstick comedy about a television executive itching to get out of his current contract so he can pursue the job of his dreams—and he ropes his eccentric inventor brother and second-rate magician friend in on the scheme. This film is presented in Cantonese with English subtitles. Free. Freer, 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 31: 2-Day Festival: All Hands on Design! Native Designers from Argentina

Get to know the art and artistry of Argentine design through this special two-day festival that's jam-packed with hands-on activities for kids and adults. You'll have an opportunity to chat with textile artists Fidelia Levicoy and Maria Toribio as well as potter and flute maker Daniel Ramos. Try your hands at making pieces that use traditional native designs and take home your artworks as a souvenir. This event repeats tomorrow. Free. American Indian Museum, 10:00-4:30 PM.

Sunday, August 1: Book Your Gullah Peachie Recipes

Learn about classic Gullah foods—like peach cobbler, special breads, shrimp and grits—and how to make a simple cookbook of your own from licensed nutritionist Ida Harrington. Free. Anacostia Museum, 1:00-3:00 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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