June 30: Today’s Events at the Folklife Festival

Today at the Folklife Festival: Mississippi Hills cultural tourism, traditional Indiana cooking, and a tattoo workshop with Coco Bayron.


George Clinton and crew brought the crowd to their feet on the opening night of the Festival. Photo by Walter Larrimore, Smithsonian Institution.

Each morning of the Festival, Around the Mall will publish a list of events to help you navigate the National Mall and get the most out of your visit. This year’s event features three programs: Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150, Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding The AIDS Memorial Quilt, and Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River. Come celebrate summer with ten days of food, music, dancing, storytelling, culture and more.

Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150

Morrill Performing Arts Center

11:00 AM—12:00 PM            Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole

12:00 PM—1:00 PM            University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztlán

1:00 PM—2:00 PM            University of Hawai’i Ensemble

2:00 PM—3:00 PM            West Virginia University Steel Band

3:00 PM—4:00 PM            Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole

4:00 PM—5:00 PM            University of Hawai’i's Hula Halau Unukupukupu
5:00 PM—5:30 PM            University of Texas–Pan American Mariachi Aztl

Commons Discussion

11:00 AM—11:45 AM            The Next 150 Years: Expanding Community Engagement in the Future

11:45 AM—12:30 PM            Reinventing Agriculture: Sustainable Crops of the Future

12:30 PM—1:15 PM            Opening Doors: Civil Rights Struggles

1:15 PM—2:00 PM    Lifelong Learning: Mississippi Hills Cultural Tourism

2:00 PM—2:45 PM    The Land-grant Tradition: LGUs as Smithsonian Affiliates

2:45 PM—3:30 PM            Research Into Action: SIMA Program

3:30 PM—4:15 PM            Transforming Communities: Forging Partnerships Through Music

4:15 PM—5:00 PM            Building on Tradition: Folklore Programs at Universities

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            Sustainable Solutions: Feed the World, Power the Planet

Smithsonian U

11:00 AM—11:30 AM           Ongoing activities

11:30 AM—12:00 PM       What Really Bugs Us: Pests in the Garden and Integrated Pest Management

12:00 PM—12:30 PM        The Legacy of Grant Wood’s Murals at Iowa State University

12:30 PM—1:00 PM            Engaging Immigrant Communities through Leadership

1:00 PM—1:30 PM             Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project: Revitalizing Northwest Native Food Culture

1:30 PM—2:00 PM            Art Science Fusion

2:00 PM—2:30 PM            Design and Extension

2:30 PM—3:00 PM            How Songs Find Their Meanings: Que Sera, Sera

3:00 PM—3:30 PM            21st Century Workforce Development: From Infancy to Innovation

3:30 PM—4:00 PM            Disability, Creativity and Student Life

4:00 PM—4:30 PM            What Really Bugs Us: Pests in the Garden and Integrated Pest Management

4:30 PM—5:00 PM            Americanization of Surimi

5:00 PM—5:30 PM            Sustainable Biofuels

Test Kitchen

11:00 AM—11:45 PM                    Native American Northwest Cooking

12:00 PM—12:45 PM            Vermont Maple Syrup

1:00 PM—1:45 PM            Traditional Hawaiian Cooking

2:00 PM—2:45 PM            Traditional Indiana Cooking

3:00 PM—3:45 PM              Specialty Crop Cooking: Asparagus Soup

4:00 PM—5:30 PM            Dairy Doings: Goat’s Milk Ice Cream and Cheese

Creativity and Crisis: Unfolding the AIDS Memorial Quilt

Red Hot Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        Rock Creek Singers

11:45 PM—12:30 PM            The NAMES Performers

12:30 PM—1:15 PM            The NAMES Performers

1:15 PM—2:00 PM                        The NAMES Performers

2:00 PM—2:45 PM                        Spoken Word

2:45 PM—3:30 PM                        The NAMES Performers

3:30 PM—4:15 PM                        The NAMES Performers

4:15 PM—5:00 PM            Spoken Word

5:00 PM—5:30 PM                        The NAMES Performers

Giving Voice Stage

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        HIV/AIDS Through Spoken Word

11:45 PM—12:30 PM            The Quilt on Tour: The First Displays

12:30 PM—1:15 PM               Art as Medicine

1:15 PM—2:00 PM                        Quilt Rituals

2:00 PM—2:45 PM                        Material Culture in a Digital Age

2:45 PM—3:30 PM                        Community Responses to AIDS

3:30 PM—4:15 PM                        Market Street Stories

4:15 PM—5:00 PM                  Science and Public Health

5:00 PM—5:30 PM                        The Quilt Volunteer Experience

Citified: Arts and Creativity East of the Anacostia River

Panorama Room

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                Hip Hop: Christylez Bacon

11:45 PM—12:30 PM            Rap: AB the Pro

12:30 PM—1:30 PM            Gospel: Galilee Baptist Church Choir

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                        Da’ Originalz

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                        Gospel: Chosen

3:30 PM—5:30 PM                        Latino Music and Dance: Metro Mambo

Good Hope and Naylor Corner

11:00 AM—11:45 AM                        Gospel: Chosen

11:45 PM—12:30 PM                  Da’ Originalz

12:30 PM—1:30 PM                   Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                        Hip-Hop Workshop: Head Roc

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                        Murals in the Community: Albus Cavus and Others

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                        Storytelling: Master-Griot Storyteller Baba-C and Christylez Bacon

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                        Gospel Singing: Galilee Baptist Church Choir

Douglass Hall

11:00 AM—12:30 PM                        Ongoing activities

12:30 PM—1:30 PM            Tattoo Workshop: Coco Bayron

1:30 PM—2:30 PM                        Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

2:30 PM—3:30 PM                        Tattoo Workshop: Coco Bayron

3:30 PM—4:30 PM                        Quilting: Daughters of Dorcas & Sons

4:30 PM—5:30 PM                        Ongoing activities


Evening Concerts

Morrill Performing Arts Center

6:00 PM—8:00 PM            Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert: Celebrating Worth Long’s Legacy

Panorama Room

6:00 PM—7:30 PM            An Evening of Song with Rock Creek Singers and In Process . . .

About Aviva Shen
Aviva Shen

Aviva Shen is a reporter/blogger for ThinkProgress. Before joining CAP, Aviva interned and wrote for Smithsonian magazine, Salon, and New York.

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