Weekend Events: River of Renewal, Easter Bonnets, Orchids

Jack Kohler and Stephen Most will be on hand at the American Indian Museum to discuss the environmental issues raised in their film, River of Renewal

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Friday, April 22 River of Renewal

Documentary producers Jack Kohler and Stephen Most will be on hand at the American Indian Museum to discuss the environmental issues raised in their award-winning film, River of Renewal. Based on Most's book of the same title, the film explores the conflict between farmers, ranchers and local tribes over Oregon's waterways through the eyes of Jack Kohler, a Yurok/Karuk Indian. Free. 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM with discussion following the showing. National Museum of the American Indian Film repeats daily (except Wednesdays) through Saturday, April 30.

Saturday, April 23 Make It and Take It workshop

Family event. Kids can make a Easter hat or bonnet, decorate an egg and take them home for your family celebration. Free, reservations requested. 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Anacostia Community Museum.



Sunday, April 24 Orchids: A View from the East

Last Chance. The annual display of more than 200 live orchids closes today. On view at the Natural History Museum, the exhibition Orchids: a View From the East transports visitors to a Chinese scholar's garden and discusses how the plants were used in Chinese medicines. Free. Natural History Museum. A companion exhibition, The Orchid in Chinese Painting is on view at the Sackler Gallery through July 17. For more information check out our post on the exhibit.

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