CommunitiesCommunities are social groups, including immigrant and ethnic groups, with a shared interest, cultural heritage or worldview
This week, watch a documentary about Hawaiian music, enjoy a performance of Dominican merengue and Haitian méringue, and chow down at ZooFari
May 14, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Celebrate living well with Mom this weekend at Garden Fest, the Bolivian Festival and at the Steinway series with Mendelssohn Piano Trio.
May 10, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
This week, get a book signed by New Orleans specialist Carolyn Morrow Long, enjoy a concert by the Encore Chorale, and discover the real Aaron Burr in a lecture by H.W. Brands.
May 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
For this renowned travel writer, no place has proved harder to decipher than his home for the past 22 years
May 2012 | By Paul Theroux
From the Berkshires to the Cascades, we've crunched the numbers and pulled a list some of the most interesting spots around the country
May 2012 | By Susan Spano and Aviva Shen
Close by the Mormon colony of Colonia Dublan is an unlikely tourist attraction: the small hilltop where the legendary Apache leader exacted his revenge
April 20, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
On an international tour, a Volkswagen Beetle makes a stop at the National Museum of American Indian
March 22, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Events March 23-25: Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer, Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day, Book Signing: Jo B. Paoletti
Friday, March 23 Dinner & A Movie: Skydancer For more than 120 years, ironworkers have raised America’s modern cityscapes—sculpting the country’s skylines, fearlessly walking atop steal beams, just a foot wide. Bravery in a job like this, is crucial. In New York City, six generations of Mohawk Indians have made the job their own. This [...]
March 22, 2012 | By Kelly Smith
The Environmental Film Festival floods DC with 180 of the top nature and conservancy films from 42 countries. Here, we've picked a few highlights on view at Smithsonian locations.
March 16, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, discuss the varying views on public murals, take a 3-D journey of the world's coral reefs, and perform a People's Dance with Thirza Defoe.
March 12, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This weekend, experience the action of John Carter in IMAX, learn how to make your own mud cloth, and find out why the horse is such an important symbol in Native American culture.
March 08, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Events Feb 28-March 1: Paradox of Liberty, A Not So Still Life, and Perspectives on “Limits to Growth”
This week, learn about slavery at Monticello, meet artist Ginny Ruffner, and join experts for a day of discussion on sustainability.
February 27, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
On a search through the Smithsonian archives, Pahn follows one tradition after another to find that music is the connective thread that binds many cultures
February 15, 2012 | By Michael Pahn
Attendees will have the opportunity to grind and sample their own chocolate beverages and learn about the history and science behind the "food of the gods."
February 10, 2012 | By Jeff Campagna
This weekend, go to the Iranian Film Festival, taste and learn why chocolate was called the "food of the gods" by the Aztecs and Mayans, and enjoy a performance by the Emerson String Quartet.
February 09, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
From American art, history and culture, air and space technology, contemporary art, Asian art and any of the sciences from astronomy to zoology, we'll find an answer
February 07, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Just in time for the Super Bowl, take a look at giants and patriots of all kinds in the Smithsonian
February 03, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, sketch at the Luce Foundation Center, learn about espionage during WWII, and enjoy a Cree film at the American Indian Museum.
January 30, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, see Annie Leibovitz talk about her latest project at the American Art Museum, discuss the state of the American Indian in America, and bring your kids to Air and Space to learn about the Apollo 11 flight.
January 23, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Our top ten picks from the Smithsonian Twitterati and blogrolls.
January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen