November 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.

Mosaics: One Piece at a Time

October 28 to December 9, 2017

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

Artists' Reception: Saturday, November 18, 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 Mosaics: One Piece at a Time.  This exhibition highlights the breadth of current work from a select group of mosaic artists from across the region.  Featured artists include Bonnie Fitzgerald, Yulia Hanansen, Ali Mirsky, Jane Pettit, Carol Talkov, Meghan Walsh and Roslyn Zinner.  The exhibition is in collaboration with the JRA Distinguished Artist Series workshop by mosaic artist Sonia King, November 18.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pm

 

Artists' Reception

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

 

JRA Members' Potluck with Sonia King

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

More info

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

November 1, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 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 first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Stevie Seahorse" A Tale of a Proud Papa, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Pinocchio

October 5 to November 17, 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

 


Half life-size rod puppets, performed in the Italian "Comedia del Arte" style, tell Carlo Collodi's story of what it means to be "real". Share the trials and tribulations of the little live puppet as he finds in one adventure after another that the "easy way" isn't always the right way.

 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 2, 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 November dances, visit the November "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.

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

 

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!

Contra Dance

Friday, November 3, 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!

 

Hilton Baxter calls to Mist Covered Mountains with Donna Hebert, fiddle, and Max Cohen, guitar.

 

For a calendar view of all the November dances, visit the November "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.

2017 Photoslam

October 27 to December 3, 2017
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present 2017 Photoslam. This exhibition will showcase the 2016 Photoslam winners. The exhibit features work that ranges from intimate portraits to street photography and sweeping minimalist landscapes.

Artists exhibiting work in the show includes 2016's first place winner Tom Mullins, second place Denzil Spicer, third place Tanguy de Carbonnières, and the audience choice Saul Pleeter. 

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.  

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.

Growth in Glass

October 28 to November 19, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm and by appointment

Opening Reception, October 28, 6 to 9pm

Closing Reception, November 18, 6 to 8pm

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 and Glen Echo Glassworks are pleased to present Growth in Glass. Resident Artist Paul Swartwood exhibits works in blown glass with artists Mark Hill, Allan Jaworski, Aimee Johns, Andrew Lang, Kevin Lurie, Connie McGuire, Bobby Pestronk, Bob Remes and Phil Valencia.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 28, 6 to 9pm

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

Objects and Images: Stone Sculpture and Oil Paintings

October 28 to November 19, 2017

Saturdays & Sundays 12pm to 6pm and by appointment

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, November 18, 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

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Objects and Images: Stone Sculpture and Oil Paintings. This exhibition features oil paintings by Sandra Fritter and stone sculptures by James Natali.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 28, 6 to 8pm

 

Closing Reception

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

Harlene Bernstein

November 4 & 5, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Harlene Bernstein. An artist's reception will be on Saturday, November 4, 4 to 6pm. This show will run from November 4 - 5. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Ballroom Dance

Saturday, November 4, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a social Ballroom dance with live music by the Lucky Cats Jazz OrchestraThis ensemble performs dance music of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, providing an elegant re-creation of the great early-jazz dance bands of a bygone era. Lucky Cats Jazz Orchestra is made up of 12 instrumentalists and one vocalist, and features many former members of the Hot Society Orchestra.

The great instructors from Flying Feet Enterprises will teach a beginner dance lesson from 2 - 2:30 pm (included in the cost of admission), followed by dancing to live music from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. The dance style featured in the beginner lesson will change each month - today's lesson will be on Cha-Cha.

 

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

Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, November 4, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 before 9:30 pm / $10 after 9:30 pm

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

 


 

Come join us for another night of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing! We'll have guest instructors Leonardo Bilia & Catherine Pereira teaching a zouk workshop.

CLASSES:
7:00pm-7:45m Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing
Crash course for those new to these dances
Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk
West Coast Swing with Daniel Pavlov

7:45pm-8pm Zouk/WCS Mixer
Dancers from the beginner classes can practice
Dancers coming for the zouk workshop can come and dance with the beginners 

8:00-9:30pm Zouk Workshop with Leo & Catherine
Technique for Brazilian zouk that you can apply to all of your dancing 

DANCING:
9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS with DJ LOJYK (James Kong)
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night

COST:
$20 Before 9:30pm (with the workshop/classes)
$18 Online in advance (link to be posted in October)
$10 After 9:30pm

 

WHO ARE LEO & CATHERINE?
Leonardo and Catherine, both Brazilians, have been working together since 2011, with a special focus on Zouk and Argentine Tango. Recently, they were recognized as “Top 5 Best Teachers at ‘Las Vegas Kizomba, Bachata, Zouk & Salsa Festival 2016’”. They have been travelling throughout the United States teaching Brazilian Zouk and Tango. They have taught at some of the biggest festivals and congresses such as Fall for Zouk (NYC), Las Vegas Zouk Festival, Baltimore Salsa-Bachata Festival, Washington DC Zouk Festival, and the San Francisco Zouk Festival.

Swing Dance | Cathy Ponton King

Saturday, November 4, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 students and Partnership members

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2229

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing and blues dance with live music by Cathy Ponton King in the historic Spanish Ballroom. A beginner dance lesson runs from 8 - 9 pm and is included in the cost of admission, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Cathy Ponton King has been playing swing, blues, and her own original music for over two decades. She has opened shows and/or jammed with KoKo Taylor, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Earl King, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Delbert McClinton, Bobby Parker, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Sarah Dash, and Arlen Roth. Her passionate vocals and Telecaster guitar lead an all-star band of jazz, blues, and R&B veterans.

 

"Cathy Ponton King, out of Washington D.C., has a style and grace all her own, even though she is continually compared to such artists as Bonnie Raitt. Her voice is like velvet, with a rich, sassy edge, and her delivery of each song is surely heartfelt."

- Nashville Music City Bluesletter (Jan Cronin)

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, November 5, 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 TERPSICHORE with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 5, 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.

 

Live music tonight with Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramon Gonzalez!

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 5, 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.

 

Maia McCormick calls with Switching Protocols.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 9, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, November 10, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / Free 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!

 

Kappy Laning calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro and Students

November 11 & 12, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro and Students. An artists' reception will take place on Sunday, November 12, 3 to 5pm. This show will run from November 11 - 12. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 11, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come salute our veterans at the annual Veteran's Day WWII Canteen Swing Dance featuring live music by the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom. Flying Feet will donate proceeds from tonight's dance to the USO.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Kizomba Social

Saturday, November 11, 9:00 pm - 2:30 am

Presenter: Alex Rodriguez Kizomba

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/413355789062486/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez Kizomba presents a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance is part of a great dance weekend - Revolution: Kizomba/Urban Kiz with Marta Mignone

 

Dance lesson offered from 9 - 10 pm, followed by dancing from 10 pm - 2:30 am with DJ Afriq and DJ Alex. 

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, November 12, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Family Dance

Sunday, November 12, 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.

 

Susan Taylor calls to Dead Sea Squirrels.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 12, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 12, 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.

 

Too Hot Mamas call to Dead Sea Squirrels.

 

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

Animal Storytime at the Aquarium

November 15, 2017, 11am - 1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesdays Each Month, 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 first and third Wednesdays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session.  Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm.

 

This Week's Story: "Tammy Turtle" A Tale of Saving Sea Turtles, written by Suzanne Tate

 

Learn more: gepaquarium.org

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 16, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Frosty the Snow Man

November 17 to December 31, 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

Contra Dance

Friday, November 17, 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!

 

Ted Hodapp calls to Brad & Ken Kolodner with Brad Kolodner, Ken Kolodner, Alex Lacquement, and Rachel Eddy.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, November 17, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Sonia King - James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Workshop

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9:30am to 12pm

Presenter: James Renwick Alliance

Location: Arcade Building 202/203

Admission: $60; $50 for JRA and Partnership members

Contact Phone: 301-907-3888

https://jra.memberclicks.net/

 


 

The James Renwick Alliance presents mosaic artist Sonia King as part of their Distinguished Artist Series 2017-2018.  Sonia King highlights the beauty and uniqueness of each tiny piece of stone or glass, while placing purposefully a multitude of these "tesserae" together to build artworks with rhythm, texture and emotion.

 

King will discuss her mosaic techniques at her Artist Workshop, Saturday, November 18, 9:30am to 12pm, at Glen Echo Park.  A lecture will be held Sunday, November 19 at the Katzen Arts Center.  Registration for these events is directly with the JRA. Glen Echo Park Partnership members may receive the JRA member price by calling 301.907.3888. 

 

JRA Members' Potluck with Sonia King

Saturday, November 18, 6 to 8pm

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Frank Cantrell

November 18 & 19, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Frank Cantrell. This show will run from November 18 - 19. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 18, 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

 


 

American Swing will offer a special deal at tonight's swing dance: The first 200 people to purchase tickets at the door will receive a $5 coupon to American Swing's dance on December 16!

 

Djoukil is a group of five fantastic French musicians from Lyon joined by their common passion for the music of Django Reinhardt-style Gypsy Jazz and American Swing. Their favorite era being the jazz/swing rhythms and melodies of the 1940s makes them a much sought-after band for swing dances, festivals and concerts in France the past 10 years, and now they are coming to the U.S.! Gottaswing is delighted to host Djoukil on their American tour.

 

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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Dance

Sunday, November 19, 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 SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 19, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 19, 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.

 

Bill Wellington calls with Honeysuckle Rose.

 

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

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. 30)

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.
Check back for additional holiday hours.

Contra Dance

Friday, November 24, 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!

 

Charlotte Crittenden calls to The Organic Family Band with Jakob Raitzyk, fiddle, foot percussion; Michael Raitzyk, guitar; Rebecca Geller, fiddler; and Judith Geller, french horn.

 

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

Contra Techno

Friday, November 24, 11:35 pm - 1:30 am

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $7 Techno "only"; $5 for contra dance attendees that night

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present a Contra Techno dance in the Back Room, right after the main Contra dance tonight. $7 as stand alone, $5 if purchased with the contra dance ticket.

 

Tonight's DJ is Jakob Raitzyk, aka DJ Beats and Tea.

 

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

Heloise Dupont Nivet

November 25 & 26, 2017

Saturday - Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Heloise Dupont Nivet. This show will run from November 25 - 26. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 25, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 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 by Craig Gildner and Blue Sky 5 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.

 

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

Waltz Practicum

Sunday, November 26, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 26, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 26, 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.

 

Melissa Chatham calls with Taylor Among the Devils.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 30, 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 November dances, visit the November "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."