February 10, 2018 - All Events

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

February 9 - March 31, 2018

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Meet the Author • Saturday, February 10

Meet the author, Judith Viorst, in a special meet-and-greet between the 11am and 2pm shows!

Judith will be signing books that can be purchased at the box office between 12:00-1:30pm.

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Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but - he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and - yuck!- kissing on the TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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.

Wearables

January 13 to February 18, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artists' Reception, Sunday, January 21, 4 to 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Five regional artists are featured in Wearablesan exhibition of wearable art at Glen Echo Park's Popcorn Gallery.  Norma Fredrickson, Clara Graves, Gretchen Klimoski, Mary Mallia and Shamaka Thompson all have a natural, yet global aesthetic in their wearable fashions. Dyed, sewn and beaded accessories and garments will be on display and for sale throughout the exhibition.   

Curated by Jaimianne Amicucci, this exhibition is presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

 

Artists' Reception

Sunday, January 21, 4 to 6pm

Tales of Beatrix Potter

January 19 to February 11, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 years old - 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Applause Unlimited of Richmond, VA is back at the Playhouse, and presenting three of Potter's favorites, "Two Bad Mice," "Jemima Puddle-Duck," and "Jeremy Fisher." Christopher Hudert tells the stories, which come to life through the everyday activities of a young girl as she dreams and plays alone in her room.

 

Age recommendation: 3 years old - 9 years old; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Dorte Verner: The Wonder People

January 19 to February 25, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Opening Reception

Sunday, January 21 from 4pm to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

"Dorte Verner: The Wonder People" is a series of portraits of children and adults caught in the global refugee crisis. Photographer Dorte Verner captured the exhibited photographs of people from Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kurdistan, Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and more over the past one and a half years. The exhibit focuses on forced displacement caused by manmade conflict and violence. The photographs are a rare look into the life of "The Wonder People" around the globe.

 

Dorte Verner was born in Denmark and is a global citizen. She is a self-taught photographer and a Ph.D. economist. Dorte's work focuses on bringing attention to people with little voice and that often are vulnerable. Her background and development knowledge gives her an advantage in understanding people's reality and environment which translates in her photographs. 

 

Cathy Abramson: Cityscapes

January 13 to February 18, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Opening Reception, Sunday, January 21, 4 to 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Cathy Abramson: Cityscapes.  The paintings in this exhibit are based on scenes in Washington, DC, Baltimore and Bethesda. Abramson's focus is on the narrative of change -- the change in people's lives in the city and the changing facade of the urban landscape.  Artist info: cathyabramson.org 

 

Artist's Reception

Sunday, January 21, 4 to 6pm

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 Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday, 10am to 3pm; Storytime at 11:30am

     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

 

Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Friday-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!

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.

Good People, Good Places: Watercolor Paintings by Mary Belcher

January 20 to February 17, 2018

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

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 Good People, Good Places: Watercolor Paintings by Mary Belcher, a Washington, DC artist. The exhibition showcases Belcher’s watercolor paintings. Her journalistic background and interest in Washington, DC history and sites inform her subject matter and her detail-oriented style. She is inspired by people coming to the region to do good work, sometimes causing historic change. The paintings depict some of the local sites that inspire Belcher because of the people they honor.

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Swing Dance - Valentine's Day Red Dress Ball

Saturday, February 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $16 students

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Flying Feet's Red Dress Ball in Glen Echo Park's historic Spanish Ballroom. In addition to swing dancing with your sweetie, you'll be supporting a good cause - all profits from this dance go to the American Heart Association.

 

Live music will be provided by the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. Eric Felten brings his talents as a singer and trombonist to the classic American popular music of the '30s, '40s and '50s. Leading a gold-standard orchestra of Washington's finest musicians, Eric Felten sings hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and Joe Williams, and performs favorites from the great big bands -- Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more.

 

The night begins with a beginner Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm (included in admission) and is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Saturday, February 10, 11:55 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8 at the door / Discounted with your ticket to Flying Feet's Red Dress Ball

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents a late-night DJ dance in the Back Room. After a night of swing dancing at Flying Feet's Red Dress Ball, step on over to the climate-controlled comfort of the Back Room for two hours of Blues dancing! You can purchase a discounted "double dance" ticket which will get you in to both dances - just ask for it when you purchase your ticket to the Red Dress Ball.

 

For a calendar view of all the February dances, visit the February "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."