June 27, 2008
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; Noon 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: 11 a.m. The Eight Lucky Signs; 11:45 a.m. The Art of Bhutanese Postage Stamps; 12:30 p.m. Monarchy and Democracy; 1:15 p.m. Texas-Bhutan Connections; 2 p.m. Looking at the Stars; 2:45 p.m. Bhutan in the 21st Century; 3:30 p.m. Ghos and Kiras 4:15 p.m. Home Altars and Rituals; 5 p.m. Storytelling
Tsechu Stage: 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. Teaching; 3 p.m. Ritual Monastic Dance; 4 p.m. Traditional Bhutanese Music and Dance; 5 p.m. Closing Ritual; 6 p.m. Evening Concert: Music and Dance from the Land of the Thunder Dragon
Exploration Stage: 11 a.m. NASA Pioneers; 11:45 a.m. Moon Bound; 12:30 p.m. Astronaut Adventures; 1:30 p.m. Mysterious Universe; 2:15 p.m. NASA and Popular Imagination; 3:15 p.m. Sun-Earth Connections; 4 p.m. Astronaut Adventures; 4:45 p.m. International Space Station
Food Lab: 11 a.m. Planning for the Moon and Mars; 12:00 p.m. Creating Menus for Space; 1 p.m. Packaging Food for Space; 2 p.m. Planning for the Moon and Mars; 3 p.m. Creating Menus for Space; 4 p.m. Packaging Food for Space
Galaxy Stage: 11 a.m. International Space Station; 11:45 a.m. High Flight; 12:30 p.m. NASA Pioneers; 1:30 p.m. NASA in Second Life; 2:15 p.m. NASA and Nation; 3:15 p.m. NASA and Popular Imagination; 4 p.m. Probing the Planets; 4:45 p.m. Mysterious Universe
Dance Hall: 11:30 a.m. Los Texmaniacs with Augie Meyers; 12:30 p.m. Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys; 1:30 p.m. Little Joe y la Familia; 2:30 p.m. Gillette Brothers; 3:30 p.m. Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys; 4:30 p.m. Los Texmaniacs with Augie Meyers
Lone Star Kitchen: 11 a.m. Polish Texan Cooking; 12:15 p.m. Cowboy Cooking; 1:30 p.m. Cheese and Chiles: From Texas to Bhutan; 2:30 p.m. Southern African American Cooking; 3:30 p.m. San Antonio Tex-Mex Cooking; 4:30 p.m. Vietnamese Cooking
Opry House: 11 a.m. Les Amis Creole; 12:00 p.m. Little Joy y la Familia; 1 p.m. Texas Johnny Brown; 2 p.m. Joe Ely and Joe Guzman; 3 p.m. Jones Family Singers; 4 p.m. Gillette Brothers; 6 p.m. Evening Concert: Texas songsters Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines. Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
Texas Talk: 11:15 p.m. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; 12:15 p.m. Lubbock on My Mind; 1:15 p.m. Sustenance in the Black Church; 2:15 p.m. Tex-Mex Food and Tex-Mex Music; 3:15 p.m. Accordions: Texas Style; 4:15 p.m. Cowboy Grub and Gab
(Photo of prayer flags and monks in Bhutan is courtesy of Larry Stuebing)
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