February 24, 2018 - All Events

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

February 9 - March 31, 2018

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore. And if that's not bad enough, Alexander's brothers don't have any cavities but - he does. And just when it can't get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and - yuck!- kissing on the TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

Friday, February 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!

 

Ron Buchanan calls to Cloud Ten with Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Donal Sheets (guitar, cello, mandolin), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano).

 

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

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.

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. 

 

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

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am

     Closed Easter Sunday, April 1

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $7 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.

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.

Beauty and the Beast

February 16 to March 25, 2018

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

 


A romantic tale of a handsome prince, and his love, Beauty, set in a great forest in old Russia. There are curses, conflicts, hopes, wishes, dreams, and exciting adventures, all the things that make a happy ending that much sweeter. Imaginative settings and beautiful costumes support this large-scale marionette version of the classic love story. Winner of a Citation of Excellence from the American Center of the Union Internationale de la Marionette, it has played successfully to children and families nationwide.

 

Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Sarah O'Donoghue: Long Distance Calls

February 24 to March 24, 2018

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

Artist's Reception, Sunday, March 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm

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 Sarah O'Donoghue: Long Distance Calls.  The paintings by Sarah O’Donoghue show history, nature’s history, mythology, recreation and fantasy. From those themes, O’Donoghue draws autobiographical personal narratives informed by sentiment and lived moments.

 

Artist's Reception

Sunday, March 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Saturday Morning Family-Friendly Swing Dance

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8 / children under 13 free

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We know how it is, babies. Ever since you joined your family, your parents have been talking about how they never get a chance to go out swing dancing anymore, so tell them about this great Saturday DJ dance that's parent and children-friendly. They won't have to worry about getting a babysitter, because the whole family can attend together. They won't have to worry about bothering other dancers, because you're all in the same playpen! The music will be soft and the lights will be up, so Mommies and Daddies can get their swing on in a family-friendly setting.

 

Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. Adults do not have to be accompanied by a baby (but they must like babies!). 

Parents/guardians are entirely responsible for their children and child care is NOT provided by GEPPAC or American Swing.

 

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

Dorothy Fall: Forest Mysteries

February 24 to March 25, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artist's Reception, Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7 pm

Artist and Curator Talk, Sunday, March 18, 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

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Dorothy Fall: Forest Mysteries.  This exhibition showcases paintings and monoprints by Dorothy Fall, and curated by Mindy Weisel. 

 

Artist's Reception

Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7pm

 

Artist and Curator Talk

Sunday, March 18, 4 to 6pm

Influences: New Work by Glen Echo Park Faculty & Students

February 24 to March 25, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artists' Reception, Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7 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

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Influences: New Work by Glen Echo Faculty & Students. This exhibition showcases recent work by Glen Echo Park resident visual artists and faculty members, paired with work by selected students. With each combination, glimpse the influence of instructor mentors on the development of students’ technique.  Works include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, jewelry and other mediums available through Park classes and studios.

 

Artists' Reception

Sunday, March 4, 5 to 7pm

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, February 24, 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! This time, we are fortunate to have internationally renowned instructors Markus Smith and Tren Veal teaching our special WCS workshop with intermediate techniques that are easily applicable across all dance styles.

The lessons portion of the night will be part three of a three part series, designed progressively to help dancers prepare for the final master workshop by WCS Champions Markus and Tren.

 

CLASSES:
7:00pm-7:45m Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing class
Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk
West Coast Swing with Helen Chao; reviewing WCS foundations from WCS Bootcamp 1/3 and 2/3, including timing, footwork, and connection, as well as basic patterns (sugar push, side passes, whip)

 

7:45pm-8pm Zouk/WCS Mixer
We encourage advanced dancers to come early and practice/dance with newcomers! Let's show them the love in our communities :)

 

8:00-9:30pm Workshop with Markus and Tren
Technique for West Coast Swing that you can apply to ALL of your dancing.

 

DANCING:
9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS Social *pending DJ confirmations*
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night!

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 24, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $15 students

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 to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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