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These days the word “tribe” is usually employed metaphorically, referring to football fans or software programmers. Around the world, however, there are many peoples who really are still tribal. Nature and ethnographic photographer Art Wolfe has documented the members of 35 tribes, and he discusses their art and traditions in a slide-illustrated Smithsonian Associates/Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute lecture, “Tribes: A Camera at Work.” Among the peoples portrayed are Ethiopia’s Hamar, Thailand’s Lisu, Indonesia’s Dani, and Brazil’s Yanamamo, sometimes called the world’s most violent people. At 6 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (MJ)