Today’s Events at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Thursday, June 26

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The 42nd annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall takes place this week through Sunday, June 29; and again from July 2 through July 6. Programs are: "Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon;" "NASA" Fifty Years and Beyond;"and "Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food, and Wine."   


Bhutan Kitchen: 11 a.m. Dragon Drinks: Tea and Alcohol; 12:00 p.m. Cattle God's Gifts: Butter and Cheese; 1 p.m. Taste of Bhutan; 3 p.m. Buckwheat Noodles; 4 p.m. Festive Foods

Four Friends Narrative Stage: 12:30 p.m. What's in a Name?; 11:45 p.m. Movie Making in Bhutan; 12:30 p.m. Cultural Identify; 1:15 p.m. Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels; 2 p.m. Protecting Bhutan's Environment; 2:45 p.m. Birth, Death and Rebirth; 3:30 p.m. Crops: From Farm to Family; 4:15 p.m. Natural Resources Used in Art; 5 p.m. Storytelling

Tsechu Sta ge: 11 a.m. Traditional Bhutanese Music and Dance; 12:00 p.m. Ritual Monastic Dance; 1 p.m. Traditional Bhutanese Music and Dance; 2 p.m. Ritual Monastic Dance; 3 p.m. Traditional Bhutanese Music and Dance; 4 p.m . Teaching; 5 p.m. Closing Ritual


Exploration Stage: 11 a.m. Mysterious Universe; 11:45 p.m. NASA and Popular Imagination; 12:30 p.m. Why We Explore; 1:30 p.m. Astronaut Adventures; 2:15 p.m. Science Update; 3:15 p.m. NASA and Popular Imagination; 4 p.m. Rocket Scientists; 4:45 p.m. Astronaut Adventures

Food Lab: 11 a.m. Packaging Food for Space; 12:00 p.m. Planning for the Moon and Mars; 1 p.m. Creating Menus for Space; 2 p.m. Packaging Food for Space; 3 p.m. Planning for the Moon and Mars; 4 p.m. Creating Menus for Space

Galaxy Stage: 11 a.m. Moon Bound; 11:45 a.m. NASA Pioneers; 12:30 p.m. NASA and Popular Imagination; 1:30 p.m. What on Earth?; 2:15 p.m. NASA and Nation; 3:15 p.m. Space Shuttle; 4 p.m. Probing the Planets; 5 p.m. Mysterious Universe


Dance Hall: 11:30 a.m. Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines; 12:30 p.m. The Jones Family Singers; 1:30 p.m. Los Texmaniacs with Mingo Saldivar; 2:30 p.m. Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys; 3:30 p.m. Texas Johnny Brown; 4:30 p.m. Little Joe y La Familia

Lone Star Kitchen: 11 a.m. Southern African American Cooking; 12:15 p.m. Polish Texan Cooking; 1:30 p.m. Cowboy Cooking; 2:30 p.m. Vietnamese Cooking; 3:30 p.m. San Antonio Tex-Mex Cooking; 4:30 p.m. Cowboy Cooking

Opry House:  11 a.m. The Jones Family Singers; 12 p.m. The Gillette Brothers; 1 p.m. Les Amis Creole; 2 p.m. The Gillette Brothers; 3 p.m. Los Texmaniacs with Augie Meyers; 4 p.m. Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys

Texas Talk: 11:15 p.m. San Antonio Sounds; 12:15 p.m. Ethnic Restaurants in Texas; 1:15 p.m. Family Bonds; 2:15 p.m. Remembering the Duke Peacock Record Label; 3:15 p.m. Becoming a Winemaker; 4:15 p.m. Texas: French Style 

(Image Courtesy of NASA)

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