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What's Happening at the American Folklife Center

Throughout the year, the Center sponsors workshops, lectures, exhibits, concerts, and conferences (on its own and in cooperation with other Library of Congress offices and outside agencies) in order to educate the American people about the importance of their own cultural traditions and the traditions of others. All events are free and do not require tickets unless otherwise noted.

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2016 Events

Date

Time

Event

Location

Status

April 19, 2017 Noon to 1:00 Sheila Kay Adams: Musician and Storyteller from North Carolina (Homegrown concert) Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free
         
April 26, 2017 7:00 PM Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Farewell Celebration Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Tickets required, free
         
May 4, 2017 Noon to 1:00 Jayme Stone's Lomax Project (Homegrown Concert) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building

Free
May 4, 2017 2:30-3:30 Open Mic with Jayme Stone and Todd Harvey Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free
         
May 10, 2017 Noon to 1:00 Open Mic: with Mark Moss, editor, "Sing Out! Magazine: "Folk Music, the Folk Revival and Folk Music Journalism" Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free
         
May 11, 2017 Noon to 1:00 Film screening and discussion: Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill Co-directed by William Shewbridge (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and Michelle Stefano (American Folklife Center) Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building Free
         
May 25, 2017 Noon to 1:00 Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers with Chum Ngek Ensemble (Classical Khmer dance and music from the Cambodian court repertoire) Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free
         
June 7, 2017 Noon to 1:00 "Cultural Integrity and Local Music: Cape Breton Fiddle, New Orleans Funk," Burt Feintuch, director of the Center for the Humanities and Professor of Folklore and English, University of New Hampshire Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free
         
June 28, 2017 Noon to 1:00 BeauSoleil Quartet Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free
         
July 11, 2017 Noon to 1:00 "Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland," Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Johnson Chair in Quebec and Canadian Irish Studies, School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, Montréal Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor
Thomas Jefferson Building
Free

Past Events

Find descriptions and webcasts of past American Folklife Center events, including Botkin Lectures, Civil Rights History Events, Homegrown Concerts, and Symposia.

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