June 30 – July 4 and July 7 – July 11, the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held outdoors on the National Mall between the Smithsonian museums. The 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will highlight the people and culture of Rhythm and Blues music in the United States. The program will consist of two large covered stages and a smaller discussion/narrative stage, highlighting select styles associated with African American urban centers in the America. See a complete schedule of events here.
Archive for June, 2011
June 10 through November 27, the Smithsonian Museum of American History will host the exhibit For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit is billed as the first exhibition to explore the role played by visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States. It is organized by organized by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. According to press notes the purpose of this exhibition is to explore this connection through vivid and moving examples of some of the most important visual images created during the period of the modern civil rights movement.
Our favorite DC area food trucks have come together to produce Truckeroo, a monthly festival held June thru October at the corner of Half St. and M St., SE showcasing food trucks from the Washington, D.C. area. Truckeroo will consist of 15 – 25 trucks and live music. The first Truckeroo is Friday, June 3 from 11am – 9pm. Join TaKorean, DC Empanadas, Curbside Cupcake, the BBQ Bus and others for a delicious good time!