Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Smithsonian Folklife Festival - Day 2

I hated to miss yesterday's Opening Ceremony of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival; but nothing could stop me from celebrating day two (earlier today) on the National Mall. This year's Festival highlights two areas on opposite sides of the Atlantic... The Basque Country and our very own, sunny California. Weekday visits (not including July 4th, of course) are perfect for folks who prefer shorter lines, and closer access to stage performances and stellar sports demos (when was the last time you saw Stone Lifting, up close and personal?) The Festival continues through Sunday, July 10th with a two-day hiatus next Tuesday & Wednesday, July 5-6. Visit the Festival website for a full schedule of events and more details.

Rural Sports Demonstration: Stone Lifting!

Sorginak Tambourine Workshop

Ostatua Kitchen: Pintxo Workshop

Ehun-Lanak Textiles

Learn Some Basque at Euskaltegi Speaking Basque

Itsas Lanak Marine Crafts

Best seat in outside of the house

Eli Lev

On the Move: Migration and Immigration Today

Afghan Rhythms & Melodies at Sounds of California Stage & Plaza

Folklife Festival Marketplace