Sunday, June 26, 2005

The Folklife Festival & upcoming movies

Walked around the National Mall touring the Oman section of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Gorgeous aerial photo here. Calligraphy, henna, metal work, traditional reed huts, boats. Camels, although they're actually from Texas according to the Wash. Post. Halal (ritually prepared meats, similar to Jewish kosher laws) chicken & beef kebabs, hummus. Yummy, delicious food. Various dance troupes. Great fun, even in the heat!

Our younger son & I saw Madagascar last night. Very funny. IMO, the lemurs & the penguins stole the show. Coming this fall are several childrens' movies. You know, with three kids, I rarely see anything purely for adults.

The new Wallace and Gromit opens on October 7th. The Disney Chicken Little movie opens November 4th. Then the adaptation of C.S. Lewis' 'The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe' opens December 9- link here.

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