Smithsonian Folk Life Festival

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Got sun kissed this weekend as I spent the entire day out by the National Mall for the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival with my friend Skye from high school! It was so much fun being able to see an old friend from my hometown, and exploring the city I now come home with her.

We went to brunch at Open City, which is the go to brunch spot in Washington, D.C. If any of you non locals like to check out a great brunch spot, Open City is the place to be. Reservations are not available, so I say try to get there early during the weekends. The wait for a table isn’t too bad though, and I promise it will definitely be worth the wait. I have a habit of taking all my friends there whenever they visit. Looks like it’s going to be a tradition.

After brunch, we headed on over to the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival: China and Kenya. We made sure to check out all the different booths and vendors that had a bit of information, history, and things they had on sale for the attendees to purchase from the two countries. My favorite part of the festival was the discussion between two Kenyan artists who took recyclables and created them into artwork. It’s fantastic that they are cleaning up the planet we live on, and put them to use with their wild imagination and creativity. Skye and I ended our night at the festival with an evening concert from the China theatre. There were so many talented performers from Mongolia, Shanghai, and different areas of China singing and dancing. It certainly made me appreciate my Chinese culture.

 

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