March 3, 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



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.


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Contra Dance

Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

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Tonight's dance has been cancelled due to weather conditions.


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!


Ted Hodapp calls to Contratopia with Patrice Pakiz (piano, oboe, percussion), Erik Sessions (fiddle), John Goodin (mandolin, guitar), Pat O'Loughlin (banjo, English concertina, percussion).


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

Zouk Dance

Friday, March 2, 8:30 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $25 before 10 pm / $15 after 10 pm



Tonight's dance at Glen Echo has been relocated due to weather conditions. It will now be held at DanceSport Dupont Circle, 2201 P St. NW, Washington, DC.


You've seen them at congresses and now they're making a special trip to DC! Kadu Pires and Larissa Thayane are some of the most sought-after Brazilian zouk instructors around the world and are known for their clear instruction and impressive performances.


Open-Level Zouk Workshop and Social
8:30-10pm Zouk Workshop: K & L Latest Moves
10pm-2am Zouk Party w/ DJ Chuky

Learn some of the latest moves that Kadu and Larissa have created together, and then stay for the party and get your dance on!

Friday Workshop & Social
$20 Online (
$25 At the Door (cash only, if it's not sold out)
$15 Social Only


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

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery


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

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228



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.

Sarah O'Donoghue: Long Distance Calls

February 24 to March 24, 2018

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

Artist's Reception, Sunday, March 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

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

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Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Sarah O'Donoghue: Long Distance Calls.  The paintings by Sarah O’Donoghue show history, nature’s history, mythology, recreation and fantasy. From those themes, O’Donoghue draws autobiographical personal narratives informed by sentiment and lived moments.


Artist's Reception

Sunday, March 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm


Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo


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



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


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



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



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

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280



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


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



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.

Dorothy Fall: Forest Mysteries

February 24 to March 25, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artist's Reception, Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7 pm

Artist and Curator Talk, Sunday, March 18, 4 to 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

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Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Dorothy Fall: Forest Mysteries.  This exhibition showcases paintings and monoprints by Dorothy Fall, and curated by Mindy Weisel. 


Artist's Reception

Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7pm


Artist and Curator Talk

Sunday, March 18, 4 to 6pm

Influences: New Work by Glen Echo Park Faculty & Students

February 24 to March 25, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artists' Reception, Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

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Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Influences: New Work by Glen Echo Faculty & Students. This exhibition showcases recent work by Glen Echo Park resident visual artists and faculty members, paired with work by selected students. With each combination, glimpse the influence of instructor mentors on the development of students’ technique.  Works include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry and other mediums available through Park classes and studios.


Artists' Reception

Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7pm

Beauty and the Beast

February 16 to March 25, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380


A romantic tale of a handsome prince, and his love, Beauty, set in a great forest in old Russia. There are curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures, all the things that make a happy ending that much sweeter. Imaginative settings and beautiful costumes support this large-scale marionette version of the classic love story. Winner of a Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette, it has played successfully to children and families nationwide.


Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.


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Larry Witham

March 3 & 4, 2018

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free



The Yellow Barn Gallery presents oil paintings by Larry Witham. This show will run from March 3 to 4. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Glen Echo Park Rentals Open House

March 3, 2018

1pm to 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



You are cordially invited to explore the Art Deco at Glen Echo for your upcoming event!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties, family reunions, corporate events... you name it, it can happen at Glen Echo Park. Sample our caterers specialties, see our caterers table designs, and explore all the vendors near the Park that will make your next event spectacular!


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My Camera, My Voice: Photographs by Michael A. McCoy

March 3 to April 8, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Reception & Gallery Talk

Sunday, March 4, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274



Born and raised in Baltimore, Michael A. McCoy picked up a camera as a young teen. It wasn't until his two tours of duty in Iraq and the loss of his mother, though, that McCoy took up photography as means of focus, expression, and escape. His instinct for light and composition combined with his curious mind and engaging personality produce tender yet powerful portraits of fellow veterans combating PTSD, individuals supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, men in barber shops, youth at play, and mother and fathers with children. In other words his portraits, and his camera, are his voice and they speak of both the struggles and the joys of life and deployment. 


Michael A. McCoy's work has been featured in Time, Rolling Stone, and The Baltimore Sun. In 2017, Time named McCoy one of the "12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now."


Swing Dance

Saturday, March 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with a valid student ID

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The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Beginner lesson (included in your admission) from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, followed by dancing from 9:00 - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.


March is Women's History Month, and DCLX is kicking if off right with one of the most kick-butt lady bandleaders we know! Mark your calendars, get excited, tell a friend, and plan to join us March 3rd for a celebration of women in jazz with Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes! We'll also be featuring women teachers, DJ, and emcee!


Steeped in the tradition of the masters but forging ahead with a style all its own, “Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes” is the new all-women jazz ensemble based out of the DC area. Laid back but hard swinging, the Bullettes bring all generations together to enjoy a dynamite performance. The Bullettes began as a “dream” of Shannon Gunn, trombone player and graduate of the George Mason University Masters in Jazz Studies program. The Bullettes are a musical organization that uplifts women in jazz, creates networking opportunities, and provides a positive role model for aspiring jazz musicians in the DC area.


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