October 2017 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm through December.  

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     1st & 3rd Wednesdays: Storytime at 11am

     Friday, 10am to 3pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

School Hours (September through February): 

     Monday - Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256

http://glenechopark.org/aquarium

 


 

Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!

How I Became a Pirate

September 22 to October 22, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Argh matey! It’s pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Foodies

September 15 to October 22, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present Foodies, a juried photography exhibit highlighting the good, the bad and the tasty of a culture obsessed with eating as a hobby. This exhibition features photos of food in all stages of preparation, from harvesting, to stylized “still life” cooking portraits, to composted scraps, and photos of the “foodies” themselves. Artists exhibiting work in the show include; William Edwards, Eileen Z. Joseph, John Pan, Vincent Ferrari, Blair Jackson, Cam Miller, Sandy Sugawara, Richard Paul Weiblinger, Ari Golub, Ron Freudenheim, Ed Palaszynski, Bob Friedman, Zhangmou Sun, Gayle Friedman, and Said Ziar.

 

Debra Moser, juror

Former director of Vis Arts (Formerly Rockville Arts Place), Debra Moser has guided arts organizations and businesses in growth strategies and is a co-founder and owner of Central Farm Markets and MeatCrafters, Inc. Debra has a professional certification in pastry from L'Academie de Cuisine and is an avid traveler and photographer, participating in several exhibitions. Debra has written articles and contributed photographs about food and nutrition to local and national outlets such as Jewish Food Experience and Edible DC.

Land Lines

September 30 to October 22, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm and by appointment

Artists' Reception, Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Land Lines. This exhibition showcases the works of Andy DiPietro, Katherine Nelson, and Alex Porter.

 

Artists' Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick

September 30 to October 22, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm to 6pm and by appointment

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick. This exhibition features paintings by Resident Artist J. Jordan Bruns.

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Then & Wow! 2017

October 1, 2017, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Celebrate the Park's past and present at this annual festival! Take a ride on the Dentzel Carousel –- this is the last day of its 97th season in Glen Echo Park before closing for fall and winter –-  and enjoy other amusement rides and games for kids. Find out about the Park's arts programs and be entertained with magic shows, vintage cars, arcade games, and more! Share your Glen Echo Park stories and learn about the Park through exhibits and programs. Free admission and open to the public. Carousel, rides and games require ticket purchase.

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 1, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 1, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Yoyo Zhou calls to Lydia Martin, Robbie Caruthers, and Lucas Chohany. 

Stephanie George: Dream Visions

September 30 to October 21, 2017

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Artist's Reception: Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Stephanie George: Dream Visions. This exhibition showcases paintings by Stephanie George.

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, October 13, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, October 4

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

October 4, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Harry Horseshoe Crab" A Tale of Crawly Creatures, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 5, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Caroline Barnes calls to Sugar Beat with Elke Baker on fiddle, Marc Glickman on piano and bodhran and Susan Brandt on flute.

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Saturday Art Explorers

Ongoing

Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://glenechopark.org/artexplorers

 


 

Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activites take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

Ballroom Dance

Saturday, October 7, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12 general admission / $10 students and seniors (65+)

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a social Ballroom dance with live music by the Lucky Cats Jazz OrchestraThis ensemble performs dance music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, providing an elegant re-creation of the great early-jazz dance bands of a bygone era. Lucky Cats Jazz Orchestra is made up of 12 instrumentalists and one vocalist, and is a continuation of a special project to unite some of the best early-jazz musicians in the D.C. Area.

The great instructors from Flying Feet Enterprises will teach a beginner dance lesson from 2 - 2:30 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing to live music from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. The dance style featured in the beginner lesson will change each month - today's lesson will be on Waltz.

 

Swing Dance | City Rhythm Orchestra with Ray Gelato

Saturday, October 7, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom! 

 

Purchase the American Swing FREQUENT DANCER DISCOUNT CARD—a $120 value. Pre-pay $100 for five American Swing dances at the Spanish Ballroom and get the sixth FREE! On sale at all American Swing dances at the Spanish Ballroom. Email Debra@gottaswing.com for more info. 

 

The tag line on City Rhythm Orchestra's website says it all: great music, great fun. Their distinct style and sound has been popular in their hometown of Philadelphia and around the world for many years. Led by Pete Spina and Nick Vallerio, their extraordinary performances are always tremendously entertaining. On this special night, the band will be joined onstage by Ray Gelato (no, that's not Tony Bennett), credited for helping kick off the Swing revival in the early '80s. This interest in vintage Swing/Jazz and R&B went massive in the '90s, spreading all over the US, and spawning bands like The Brian Setzer Big Band and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Ray is proud to have been a part of the vibrant London club scene of the early- to mid-1980s. Fronting the highly successful band The Chevalier Brothers gained him great experience working before an audience; at their peak, The Chevalier Brothers were playing around 200 shows a year! It was in this band that Ray developed his distinctive Louis Prima influenced vocal style that people enjoy to this day. We are thrilled to welcome City Rhythm and Ray Gelato back to play for the DC swing dance community. We are going to have a BALL. 

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, October 8, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's band is ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Andrea Hoag, David Julian Gray, David Lopez, Marc Glickman.

Family Dance

Sunday, October 8, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.

 

Janine Smith calls to TBD.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 8, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 8, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Tim Ball, Paul Oorts, and Ralph Gordon.

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, October 11

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 12, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, October 13, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / Free age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Susan Taylor calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

Salsa Dance

Friday, October 13, 8 pm - Midnight

Presenter: High Energy Productions

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $12

Contact Email: searchernet@comcast.net

http://www.oohsalsa.com/

 


 

High Energy Productions presents a Salsa dance, featuring a beginner/intermediate Salsa lesson from 8 - 9 pm, followed by a DJ dance from 9 pm - midnight. The lesson is included in the admission price.

 

Beginners are always welcome and no partner is required

Blues Dance

Friday, October 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: TBD

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

As part of their Bambloozled dance weekend, Capital Blues presents a blues dance with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Beginner lesson from 8-9 pm, dancing from 9 - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Please check back for information about tonight's band.

Blues Dance Workshops

Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am - 6:15 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room, Spanish Ballroom, and others

Admission: TBD

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

As part of their Bambloozled dance weekend, Capital Blues presents a full day of blues dance workshops at Glen Echo Park. 

 

Please check back for pricing information and workshop topics.

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $16 students

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

 

Blues Dance Workshops

Sunday, October 15, 11:00 am - 6:15 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion, Spanish Ballroom, and others

Admission: TBD

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

As part of their Bambloozled dance weekend, Capital Blues presents a full day of blues dance workshops at Glen Echo Park. 

 

Please check back for pricing information and workshop topics.

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, October 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Practicum

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: ddancourt0@gmail.com

 


 

Enjoy a waltz practice to DJ music from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Ballroom Back Room.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 15, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 15, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Dugan Murphy calls to the Organic Family Band.

Blues Dance

Sunday, October 15, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: TBD

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

As part of their Bambloozled dance weekend, Capital Blues presents a blues dance with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Beginner lesson from 8-9 pm, dancing from 9 - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Please check back for information about tonight's band.

Argentine Tango | Live Music by Otros Aires

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $30 advance / $35 at the door

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Advance tickets only $30. Click HERE to purchase. Please print out your payment confirmation and bring with you to the dance - it will serve as your ticket.

 

Tango Brillante DC is pleased to present a special night of Argentine Tango with live music by Otros Aires


Otros Aires is a 21st century audiovisual TANGO (Electrotango, Neotango, Tango Nuevo, Fusion) project created, produced and directed by the Argentinean musician & architect Miguel Di Genova. Since its founding in 2003, the group has released six studio albums and completed dozens of tours in Europe and the Americas.

 

We will have a very special dance class from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, taught by two members of the band Otros Aires. The topic will be "musicality in Tango dancing." The class is included in the cost of admission.

A gran milonga will follow, with dancing from 9:00 pm - midnight.

 

Creative Explorers Open House

Wednesday, October 18

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Presenter: Heidi Sohng, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: Ages 3-5

Location: Crystal Pool Studio

Admission: Free, RSVP requested

Contact Email: explorers.park@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 917-748-9726

 


 

New art and play-based drop off program for 3-5 year olds! Next session starts October 23! 
Learn about new Creative Explorers 2 or 4 day morning (9:30am-12:30pm) programs at Glen Echo Park by joining us for an Open House.
 
Open House dates:  Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18, from 10am to 12pm.
 
 

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

October 18, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Ellie and Ollie Eel" A Tale of Fantastic Voyage, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 19, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Janine Smith calls to Turnip the Beet with Kelsey Wells, fiddle, banjo, mbira, feet, vocals; Jeremy Lekich, guitar, octave mandolin, djembe, vocals.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, October 20, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Here's a chance for Balboa/Bal-Swing enthusiasts to dance to great DJ music on one of the best dance floors in the universe. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere where you can Bal 'til your heart's content (but no one will mind if you throw in a little Lindy upon occasion, either!)

 

Drop-in beginner swing lesson at 8:30 pm with Dabe and Janelle Johnson, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with student ID

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom!

 

New in 2017, the Craig Gildner Big Band presents a series of dances celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Swing. The band will shine a spotlight on bandleaders who were instrumental in the development of swing music, but were overshadowed by such luminaries as Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. 

 

The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass strings, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

 

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream… and everything in between…all in just one song!

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, October 22, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's band is BLUE BAMBOO with Barbara Heitz (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 22, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 22, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Andrea Nettleton calls to Turnip the Beet.

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 26, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

Friday, October 27, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Diane Silver calls to Triple Helix.

Glass Infusion

October 28 to November 19, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm and by appointment

Opening Reception, TBD

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Glass Infusion. This exhibition showcases work by Glassworks Resident Artist Paul Swartwood, instructors, and studio artists.

 

Artists' Reception

TBD

Objects and Images: Stone Sculpture and Oil Paintings

October 28 to November 19, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm to 6pm and by appointment

Artist's Reception: TBD

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Objects and Images: Stone Sculpture and Oil Paintings. This exhibition features oil paintings by Sandra Fritter and stone sculptures by James Natali.

 

Artist's Reception

TBD

Fall Frolic 2017

October 28, 2017, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Join us for a day of fall fun! Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating ($2/ pumpkin), trick-or-treating in resident art studios and galleries, and a costume parade around the Park. Activities will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  

 

Volunteer Opportunities are available for SSL Hours. Contact kcuthbert@glenechopark.org for details.

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 28, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with a valid student ID

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Included in admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Please check back for band information.

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, October 29, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 29, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 29, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Diane Silver calls to Alexander Mitchell and Henry Koretsky.

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, October 31, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8; $6 for FSGW members, students, and youth (17 and under)

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Halloween Sonic!

 

Come experience Contra Sonic in the climate-controlled comfort of Glen Echo's Back Room.

It's high-energy, it's loud, and it's glow stick fueled! FSGW now offers traditional called contra dancing with live mixed DJ music every other month. It could be techno, trance, electro pop, but whatever it is, it's fun to dance to. 

 

Beginner dance lesson at 7:30 pm followed by dancing from 8 - 11 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. 

 

Please check back for information about tonight's caller and DJ.