June 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.

Cinderella

May 4 to June 11, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


The elegance of 17th-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comedie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival, and performed by invitation at the Center for Puppetry Arts, in Atlanta.

 

Age recommendation: 5 years old to adult; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 1, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

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.

Art Glass Center: Expressions in Glass 2017

June 2 to 25, 2017

Friday 10am to 2pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday noon to 4pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo presents Expressions in Glass 2017. This exhibition will showcase instructors and studio artists. The participating artists are David Beers, Christine Burris, Amy Clark, Michaela Borghese, Ana Chepelinsky, Matt Fuchs, Margaret Halpin, Katherine Siena Hubley, Virginia Hughes, Lori Milstein, Ann Minniear, Scott Musson, Katherine Thomas, Karen Lerohl Wilson.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, June 2, 6 to 8pm

 

Friday 10am to 2pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday noon to 4pm

Maremi Andreozzi: Little White Lines

June 2 to 24, 2017

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

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 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 Maremi Andreozzi: Little White Lines. This exhibition is a study of movement of a single white line zipping and looping through a pattered space. Maremi explores the harmony and disconnect between the organic and geometric, symmetrical and asymmetrical, cool and warm, fast and slow, and dense and airy. 

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, June 2, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Romancing the Stone

June 2 to 25, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - 6pm and by appointment

Art Walk Opening Reception, Friday, June 2, 6 to 9pm

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 SilverWorks: Romancing the Stone. This exhibition features jewelry created by resident artist and silversmith Blair Anderson. Blair highlights more unusual stones in this collection as well as how they are cut, their origins and their properties. Gem specimens will be displayed alongside their finished counterparts. This exhibition also features lapidary artist Robert Cline, and students of SilverWorks. 

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, June 2, 6 to 9pm

Aerial View

June 2 to 25, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 11am to 6pm and by appointment

Art Walk Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 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

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Aerial View. This exhibition features mixed media paintings by Kate Fitzpatrick, punctuated by the sculptural work of Sally Myers. Kate Fitzpatrick creates multi-layered, mixed media paintings that use maps as a collage material to address themes of place and identity. Through repurposed maps, she creates abstracted images of current and historical geographies that have emerged along our waterways. Using a variety of media allows her to create complex textures and layers with paper, paint, and ink to depict various waterways as viewed from above. Though made from steel, Sally Myers' sculptures fit well into nature. With her simplified rendition of plants and birds, the viewer can sense nature from an unnatural material. Intended as outdoor sculpture, the works evolve over time under the influence of the elements. Together, these works evolve landscapes and the confluence of their inhabitants as they celebrate the beauty of nature and symbiotic relationships of land, people and animals.

 

Art Walk Opening Reception

Friday, June 2, 6 to 8pm

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 5 / Jun 2 / Jul 7 / Aug 4 / Sep 1

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 


 

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. Check the Art Walk page to see what is happening in studios and shows at http://glenechopark.org/artwalk.

Contra Dance

Friday, June 2, 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!

 

Melissa Chatham calls to Wild Rumpus with Deborah Colon, fiddle; Karl Clark Colón, guitar; and Bobby Douglas, percussion.

 

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

Michael Adcock "The Art of Ragtime" Casual Concert

Friday, June 2, 7:30pm

Presenter: Washington Conservatory of Music

Location: Washington Conservatory of Music

Admission: With Donation

Contact Phone: 301 634 2250

http://washingtonconservatory.org

 


 

Join Washington Conservatory for a Casual Concert featuring Michael Adcock on piano.  Casual Concerts feature music in an informal setting  - sit back, relax, stretch out on floor pillows, or munch a treat you've picked up at Praline while you enjoy the music. Lasting about an hour, our informal setting encourages musicians and audience to chat during the performance.  The program will include Ragtime and Ragtime-inspired compositions by American composers including Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, William Albright, Bill Bolcom and John Musto to top off your evening at Art Walk in the Park. Admission with donation, all proceeds go to the artist.

Blues Dance

Friday, June 2, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues kicks off their Red Hot Blues 'N BBQ festival with a dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Admission includes a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Tonight's band is Robert Lighthouse and The Trouble No More

 

Robert Lighthouse, a native of Sweden, first came to the United States at the age of 18, determined to learn more about the music he loves – Mississippi Delta Blues. For eight years he traveled around the country visiting blues Meccas like Chicago’s famed Maxwell Street and New Orleans, the cradle of the blues. He settled in Washington, DC in 1988 and established a cult following as a street musician. He toured Belgium and Holland with the Charlie Sayles Band and then landed his own steady gig at City Blues Cafe in D.C.

While Robert often does a one-man show to rave reviews, this time he’ll be joined by his band, the Trouble No More.

 

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

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.

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.  

 

The Pottery Gallery reopens April 1, 2017.

The Role of Film

May 19 to June 25, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 8pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is proud to present The Role of Film, an exhibition of work by eight local artists who are longtime students of faculty member Frank (Tico) Herrera. These photographers are committed to working in film, printing in the darkroom, and exploring the unique relationship between light and chemistry that emerges. Exhibiting artists are: Andrew J. Currie, Brenda Hanning, Ann Harding, Peter Kozloski, Thomas Kraly, William Mertens, Elizabeth Steuart, and Alejandra Vallejo.

Washington Folk Festival 2017

June 3 & 4, 2017, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 37th year at Glen Echo Park. This FREE festival, presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington in collaboration with the Glen Echo Park Partnership, celebrates the many folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The Festival features over 450 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople in the region.

 

Five stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 70 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park’s picnic grove.

 

 

Additional information, including SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS >>

Steve Moen

June 3 & 4, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Steve Moen. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 3, 6 to 8pm. This show will run from June 3 to 4. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Blues Dance

Saturday, June 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues continues their Red Hot Blues 'N BBQ festival with a dance in the Spanish Ballroom. Admission includes a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Tonight's performer is the Stacy Brooks Band

 

Stacy Brooks was dubbed DC’s Queen of the Blues by her musical peers in Washington DC when she decided to dive deep into the Blues in 2007. Stacy works very hard to keep that opinion alive & well. Washington DC is not known as a Blues Town but ask anyone in Chicago, Key West, Memphis, Atlanta and Europe when coming to DC, they will tell you Stacy Brooks is a must see. The Stacy Brooks band won the DC Blues Battle of the Bands and competed in the 30th Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2014.

 

Stacy Brooks is a long-time favorite of DC blues dancers, and we’re thrilled to have her out again. As a special treat, she’ll be joined not only by her usual band, but also a brass section, to really fill up the Spanish Ballroom!

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 4, 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 Diane Silver calls to Wild Rumpus.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 8, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, June 9, 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!

 

Andrea Nettleton calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: By the Carousel

Admission: Free

Contact Email: registrar@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2226

http://www.wwkipday.com/glen-echo-park-knit-public-day/

 


 

Calling knitters of all ages & stripes to Glen Echo Park’s first ever Knit in Public Day. Everyone is welcome for a world wide day of community, comraderie, conversation & knitting! Meet our fiber arts instructors! Indoor location available if needed. Come for the day or a few minutes.

 

We will be knitting rain or shine!

 

For more info, click HERE

Jennifer Manner

June 10 & 11, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Jennifer Manner. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 10, 5 to 8pm. This show will run from June 10 to 11. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 students and Glen Echo Park Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Flying Feet Enterprises will teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight: Tara O'Grady and the Black Velvet Band

 

Tara O'Grady & the Black Velvet Band combine celtic, folk, funk, blues, and especially jazz in their unique lickety-split swing sound that has been described as 'Black Irish' and 'Celts in the Cotton Club.' This Irish-American jazz powerhouse based in New York City writes original music that sounds like it was composed for Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald, but also performs traditional Irish songs with fresh arrangements meant more for a prohibition swing dance hall than an Irish pub. Her stellar musicians have shared the stage with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Debbie Harry and Muddy Waters.

 

"This torchy chanteuse leads one of the most badass old-time swing bands you'll ever hear. One thing that distinguishes her from the legions of come-hither, moldy fig front women is that O'Grady writes her own songs - when she's at the top of her game, which she generally seems to be, they sound like classics from the 1930s. She brings Bessie Smith into this century with lickety-split swing."

-  New York Music Daily

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, June 11, 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 GO FIGURE with Janet Muse, Mike Dunn,  and Suzanne Hosch.

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, June 11, 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 David Kaynor calls to Polka Pants.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 11, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/lesson or $15 "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

 


 

Live music tonight with Ramon Gonzalez and Emmanuel Trifilio!

 

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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 11, 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 David Kaynor calls to Polka Pants.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: U.S. Marine Band - Latin Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, June 15 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of Latin Jazz with the U.S. Marine Band! The Latin Jazz combo is an ensemble within the United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own." The band is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 15, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

The Wizard of Oz

June 16 to July 23, 2017

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: PreK - Grade 6

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the tale follows closely the original story in L. Frank Baum's first, best known and best-loved of the classic Oz tales. There are more adventures than included in the film, more of Baum's original dialogue is included, and the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role.

 

Age recommendation: PreK - Grade 6; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Contra Dance

Friday, June 16, 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 Atlantic Crossing with Viveka Fox, fiddle, djembe, and bodhran; Peter Macfarlane, fiddle and low whistle; Tristan Henderson, mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, foot percussion, djembe, and bodhran; Rick Klein on guitar.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, June 16, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Ann Schlesinger

June 17 & 18, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Ann Schlesinger. Artist Reception on Saturday, June 17, 5 to 7pm. This show will run from June 17 to 18. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Benefit Concert for Billy Hancock

Saturday, June 17, Noon - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Friends of Billy Hancock

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: bassrise@hotmail.com

Contact Phone: 301 634 2229

 


 

Special Benefit Concert for Billy Hancock

Celebrating the career of a DC music legend

 

Featuring an all-star lineup of DC's finest musicians:

-The Smokin' Polecats

-Jay Monterose and the M&M's

-Cathy Ponton King featuring Sam Paladino

-Gantt Kushner and Lunch with Bob

-Ruthie and the Wranglers

-Jim Stephanson, Dave Chappell, Barry Hart, John Previti, Dave Elliott and guests as the Anacostia Delta Allstars

-Bobby Smith and Band

-Jumpin' Jupiter with Jay Jenc and Pat Kavanaugh

-Marty Baumann and the B's featuring Big Joe Maher

-Jimmy Cole and Band featuring Jan Zukowski, Pete Ragusa and Sam Paladino

-And others to be announced soon!

 

For more than four decades, Billy Hancock has played Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, and Rock n Roll in clubs all over the DC area. In the 1970s he was part of the acclaimed trio Danny and the Fat Boys, with Danny Gatton and Dave Elliott. Billy is best known for his Rockabilly career which really took off in the early '80's. Due to recent health issues, Billy has not been able to perform and has mounting medical bills. All profits from this benefit concert go directly to Billy.

 

Admission is $25. All tickets sold at the door. 

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 17, 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

 


 

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. 

 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight, Mr. Boogie is back in town! MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s are the torch-bearers of a great American heritage, taking their inspiration from the great jumping’ boogie outfits and swinging’ little big bands of the ‘40s. Mitch takes his cue from Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, and Louis Prima, to name just a few. If you like Boogie Woogie (and who doesn’t?), this is another don’t miss night.

 

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.

 

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

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, June 18, 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.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, June 18, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Sweden in the Park - Nordic Folk Dancing

Sunday, June 18, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Embassy of Sweden

Recommended Ages: all ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: FREE (must register to participate)

Contact Phone: 301 634 2229

https://swedeninthepark.eventbrite.com

 


 

SWEDEN IN THE PARK: Nordic Folk Dance at Glen Echo Park
June 18, July 28, August 25, September 10


The Embassy of Sweden, in collaboration with Glen Echo Park and the local folkdance community, is offering free Swedish/Nordic folk dance lessons and social dances! The events will take place in the Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

Pre-registration is required to attend. Click HERE to register.

 

This month's dance group: Scandia DC
Teachers: Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper
Fiddlers: Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley

 

First hour dance class, followed by social dance. Beginners are welcome. No need to bring a partner. Bring clean hard-soled shoes with low wide heel if you can. Water supplied.

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 18, 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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 18, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Donna Hunt calls to Atlantic Crossing.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: David Cole & Main Street Blues

Thursday, June 22 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

David "Git" Cole is a native Washingtonian and a favorite of the DC Blues Society. His versatile guitar playing and soulful vocals have allowed him to play with some of the top names in blues, jazz, and R&B, including Percy Sledge, Regina Bell, the Delfonics, Roberta Flack, and The Orioles. His band, Main Street Blues, features Ron Felder on drums, Emory Diggs Jr. on bass, and Barry Brady on keys. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 22, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, June 23, 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 Dance du Jour with Liz Donaldson, piano; Alex Mitchell, fiddle, mandolin, and tenor banjo; and Ralph Gordon, bass.

 

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

Heritage Days

Saturday, June 24, 12pm- 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Heritage Days is a two-day, county-wide festival sponsored by Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County (Heritage Montgomery). Glen Echo Park is one of many venues in the county offering special programming - FREE of charge- for Heritage Days weekend.

 

The Spanish Ballroom will be open to the public on Saturday from noon - 4 pm. See the interior of this 1933 art deco gem, learn about the history of the Ballroom and Glen Echo Park, and enjoy singing by Just In Time. Free performances in the Ballroom at 1:30, 2:15, and 3:00 pm.

 

Just In Time double quartet was born in 1981 (as "Pieces of Eight"). During the 36 years since 1981, the group has had 23 singers join and leave, but they're always "Just In Time". They sing four-part unaccompanied close harmony in the barbershop style. 

 

Other Heritage Days Events!

Each year, on the last weekend of June, Heritage Montgomery hosts its signature event, the annual Heritage Days celebration – this year marking its 20th anniversary! This event with free admission offers visitors an opportunity to sample numerous sites representing the history, culture, and natural beauty of Montgomery County. Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25, 2017 – noon to 4pm

For details visit the Heritage Montgomery website: www.HeritageMontgomery.org

Students of Walt Bartman

June 24 & 25, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

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The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Students of Walt Bartman. Artists' Reception on Sunday, June 25, 4 to 6pm. This show will run from June 24 to 25. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 24, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with valid student ID

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.”

 

Enjoy a beginning swing lesson with Tom & Debra of Gottaswing at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Kizomba & Zouk Social

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 pm - 2:30 am

Presenter: DMV Kizomba

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15 advance / $20 at the door

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roc-w-dc-kizomba-weekender-with-roc-kizomba-in-wash...

 


 

Alex and Laura present a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance party is part of a weekend full of events featuring ROC Kizomba. 

 

DJ Oscar BA and DJ Jair will have you dancing Kizomba and Zouk all night. No dance lesson offered tonight. Dancing runs 10 pm - 2:30 am. 

 

Advance ticket only $15, available HERE. Additional tickets available at the door for $20. 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, June 25, 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 GREEN LIGHT KARMA with David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 25, 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.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 25, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 the Callers Practicum group will call to the music of Green Light Karma.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, June 27, 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

 


 

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.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2017: Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition

Thursday, June 29 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

For the last 18 years, the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition has been one of the premier bluegrass bands in the Annapolis and mid-Atlantic area. Using the tools of their trade - banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass fiddle - the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition offers traditional and contemporary compositions laced with three part harmonies and bluesy solos.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Praline at Glen Echo will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 29, 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 June dances, visit the June "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Flying Solo: Tanguy de Carbonnières

June 30 to August 6, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 8pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Photoworks Gallery is proud to present Flying Solo: Tanguy de Carbonniéres. This exhibition will show mystical skies, scorched earth of the bush, luscious grass of the Okavango Delta, Victoria Fall roaring water, and elusive wildlife. Join us on this African journey through Tanguy de Carbonniéres' lenses and his unique aerial photographs of eerie light and nature's wonders.

Contra Dance

Friday, June 30, 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!

 

Perry Shafran calls to The Ripples with Christopher Wood, guitar and bass; Gabrielle Lanza, percussion; Kristen Planeaux, flute; and Andrew Taylor, fiddle.

 

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