Corn, Beans, and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us

July 2, 2020

Corn, beans, and squash, commonly known as “the Three Sisters,” have been important companion crops in Indigenous communities in the Americas for centuries. This combination not only holds traditional wisdom and folklore but has also been proven to be scientifically …

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

Some noteworthy arts events and a mammal surveillance opportunity — all but one online — are listed and linked below.

National Gallery of Art: Documentary Film

The National Gallery of Art’s summer film series continues online with the Washington-area premiere …

Folklife Festival Showcases ‘The Social Power of Music’ (photos)

July 1, 2019

“The Social Power of Music” was the theme of the 52nd edition of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, held June 29 and 30 on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The festival this year was pared down to just two days …

Weekend Round Up June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019

Diana Ross sings tonight at Wolf Trap, Livingston Taylor tomorrow at the Hamilton and up-and-comer Shemekia Copeland all weekend at Blues Alley. This year’s shortened Smithsonian Folklife Festival is Saturday and Sunday on the National Mall. Shoppers can loosen up

On the Mall: Armenia and Catalonia

June 28, 2018

The National Mall is hosting the 51st annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival through July 1 and from July 4 to 8. This year’s festival celebrates Armenian and Catalonian culture and heritage, inviting visitors to engage with the traditional arts and food …