April 8, 2018 - All Events

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."


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.


Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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.

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!

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




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 April through December.  

Wild Things: National Capital Art Glass Guild

March 31 to April 29, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artists' Reception, Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. These are turbulent times! Simply put, we are surrounded by change. This inspired the search for art glass evoking the mythical, wildness in nature, the ocean, and the cosmos. The show is juried by a distinguished panel, including Laurie Brown, glass artist; Manny Flecker, ceramics instructor; Sherry Hawkins, glass artist and painter; and Sonya Kitchens, Director of the Montpelier Arts Center. Join artists at the Artists’ Reception and vote on the People’s Choice Award with a gift of $200 to the winning artist.  Artist Talks will be presented as part of Carousel Day, April 28.


Artists' Reception

Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan

March 31 to April 29, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

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




The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan. Local photographer Sheila Galagan offers a selection of photographs shot using infrared capture, an unusual method that when printed in black and white produces striking dark gray skies and white vegetation. Galagan's photographs, mostly landscapes, are taken in local natural settings often with some man-made components. Most of her images are shot with a digital camera modified to respond to near-infrared light. There are also some images taken the old-fashioned way with black and white infrared film. Some of the digital images have textures applied to them to add a further sense of depth. The film images have been printed using the lith printing technique, which uses certain papers and chemicals to produce a similar effect to textured digital images. Galagan has taught photography in several places, including Glen Echo Photoworks and Montgomery County Public Schools. She is also a member of f11, a Women's Photography Collective, which exhibits locally.


Artist's Reception

Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs

March 29 to May 12, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380



What's so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.


Age recommendation: 3 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.


Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Waltz Dance

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

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students and children

Contact Email: info@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 of admission includes the lesson. 


Today’s band is FIREFLY with Jane Ziki (fiddle, melodica), Linda Rowan (fiddle), Beverly Russell (hammered dulcimer), and Diane Sorenson (keyboard).


Family Dance

Sunday, April 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




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.


Penelope Pineapple calls with Rhys Pieces.



Argentine Tango

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

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com




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 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include 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, April 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




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.


Alex Deis-Lauby calls with Contrapositive