May 19, 2017 - All Events

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

April 7 to May 21, 2017

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270



This is Aladdin as you've never seen it before. Aladdin and his love, the princess Adora, must outsmart an evil Magician who wants to use the genie in Aladdin's lamp for his nefarious schemes! Will he get away with it? Get ready for love, magic, and mystery in this production for all ages.


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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


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.


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Making Artist Books: Discovering Through Journaling

May 5 to 29, 2017

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

Art Walk Reception: Friday, May 5, 6 to 8pm

Artists' Reception: Wednesday, May 17, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

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

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Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Making Artist Books: Discovering Through Journaling. This exhibition will feature students from ESOL programs at Einstein High School and Sherwood High School. Through the process of learning bookbinding skills and creating a personal book, students portray the story of their lives through creative writing and visual narrative like photographs and drawings. Where language is a barrier, the artist books help the students portray their feelings about living in a new place.


Art Walk Reception

Friday, May 5, 6 to 8pm


Artists' Reception

Wednesday, May 17, 4 to 6pm


Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

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


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.

Contra Dance

Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

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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!


Tonight Susan Kevra calls to Broome, Bell, & Trudel with Adam Broome, guitar; Rachel Bell, accordion; and Jaige Trudel, fiddle.


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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, May 19, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

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