January 2018 - All Events

John Loverro: Winter Scenes

December 16, 2017 - January 13, 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 John Loverro: Winter Scenes.  This exhibition features work by the late John Loverro, mainly in oil on canvas and wood.  His winter scenes incorporate abstract elements with a simple, and delightful style. 

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Frosty the Snow Man

November 17 to January 7, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike - even the heart of one near-sighted cop - through this uproarious antics.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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 April through December.  

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.

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.

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

 

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.

Holiday Art Show & Sale 2017

November 24, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 29)

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and will include glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

 

Open late for Winter's Eve - Saturday, December 9, 11am to 8pm.
 
See above for Gallery Hours.  Galleries will be open Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 11am to 4pm.

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 4, 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.

 

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

Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Fridays, 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 Fridays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session. Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm. For the story of the day and more information go to gepaquarium.org

 

Contra Dance

Friday, January 5, 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!

 

Brian Hamshar calls to Polaris with Jesse Ball (accordion, guitar, hammer dulcimer, and feet), Marta Bartholomew (fiddle), Rose Jackson (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (piano).

 

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

Coffee & Critique Show - Open Shutter

December 8, 2017 to January 15, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Artists' Reception

Sunday, December 10 from 4pm to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

One Sunday morning each month, photo enthusiasts of all sorts meet at Photoworks Gallery to share their work. Fueled by bagels and coffee, they join in lively conversation led by a Photoworks faculty member. Each participant, whether beginner or pro, has an opportunity to spread out prints on one of the big tables and receive thoughtful feedback and helpful suggestions. The popular, free event is a great way to meet others who are passionate about photography.

Coffee and Critique – Open Shutter highlights work by C&C members – some who have participated for years and others who are new to the group. Photographs exhibited range from bold portraits, to luminous landscapes, and textured minimalist images.

The artists exhibiting work in the show include:

Bob Friedman
Steve Greenberg
Beth Altman
David Mosher
Willa Friedman
David Scherbel
Val Makepeace
Julie Miller
Jim Palmer
Catiana Garcia-Kilroy
Louise Sabol
Kathryn Mohrman
Susan Green
Diane Charnov
Sandy Sugawara

Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, January 6, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: TBD

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


 

Come join us for another night of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing! 

CLASSES:
TBD

DANCING:
TBD
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night

COST:
TBD

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 6, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by Daryl Davis 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.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 7, 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

 


 

*** THIS DANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE ***

 

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 SOME ASSEMBLY, with Joe Klausner, Adam Lee, Mary Corletta Flora, Donna Boylan.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 7, 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

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 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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 7, 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 Gaye Fifer calls with Polaris.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 11, 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.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, January 12, 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!

 

Greg Frock calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

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

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $30 at the door

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents Cherry Poppin' Daddies in the Spanish Ballroom! 

 

It's the 20th anniversary of the song that was there at the very beginning of the Great Lindy Hop Revival of 1998! The CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES released "Zoot Suit Riot" just as the nation, and the world, went insane for Lindy Hop. Gottaswing is ECSTATIC to be presenting this legendary band at their very first swing dance at the beautiful Spanish Ballroom.

Ever since they first formed some 25 years ago, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies made it their mission to veer from genre to genre across the musical map, choosing to follow their own muse regardless of feedback from fans and critics alike. Truth be told, individuality and defiance have always been part of the band’s DNA, and have, in turn, reinforced their rebellious reputation. Granted, though that image is well deserved, the ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by an adherence to an older, now vanished tradition, grounded in Tin Pan Alley, Swing music and the great American songbook. We are going to have a BALL. 

 

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

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, January 14, 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.

 

Today Kappy Laning calls with Devine Comedy.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 14, 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

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 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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 14, 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.

 

Today Kappy Laning calls with Devine Comedy.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 18, 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.

 

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

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. 

 

Contra Dance

Friday, January 19, 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!

 

Ann Fallon calls to Treble Makers with Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Robin Wilson (flute).

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, January 19, 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.

 

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

Mary Belcher: Good People, Good Places

January 20 - 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 Mary Belcher: Good People, Good Places.  This exhibition features watercolors by this Washington, DC artist, capturing the inspiration of individuals who've come to this area to do important political and social work.  Belcher became a full-time watercolor painter in 1996, after having worked as a newspaper reporter covering national news, and finds her work reflects her journalistic background and desire to capture countless details.  Of this collection, Belcher describes: "So many people come to our region to do good work, sometimes causing historic change. The paintings in "Good People, Good Places" depict some of the local sites that inspire me, 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

Saturday, January 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

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.

 

Tonight's band is Halley Shoenberg's Hot Gumbo SwingtetA local from Silver Spring, Halley Shoenberg is a musical chameleon who plays the clarinet, saxophone and flute. Her groups have played at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Alexandria Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, and Blues Alley. Halley’s groups play everything from swinging originals to noted modern-era favorites, so you’ll be sure to find a tune that makes you want to tap your foot when Halley’s Hot Gumbo Swingtet is up on the Spanish Ballroom stage!

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, January 21, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $25 per couple / $5 students & children

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 KAREN COLLINS & THE BACKROADS BAND, with Karen Collins (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ira Gitlin (lead guitar), Geff King (vocals, acoustic guitar), Pat Puglisi (drums), Lynn Kasdorf (pedal steel).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 21, 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

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 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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 21, 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 Susan Taylor calls with The Bouncers.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 25, 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.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, January 26, 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!

 

Scott Higgs calls to Callithump with David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), Glyn Collinson (bouzouki).

 

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

Spring/Summer Walk-in Registration

Saturday, January 27, 2018
10am to 6pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Partnership Office

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org

 

Registration for Spring & Summer 2018 classes will open for WALK-INs ONLY on January 27. The office will be open 10am to 6pm. For most classes, it is not necessary to register on the first day.

 

Online registration will open on Sunday, January 28, at 12pm.

 

For more information about the first day of registration policies and procedures click HERE.

 

To download the Spring/Summer 2018 Catalog click HERE.

Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, January 27, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: TBD

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


 

Come join us for another night of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing! 

CLASSES:
TBD

DANCING:
TBD
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night

COST:
TBD

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 27, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

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!

 

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.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, January 28, 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

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, January 28, 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

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 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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, January 28, 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.

 

TBA calls with Rhys Jones & Friends.

 

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