April 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

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

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

     Open Wednesday, July 4th

 

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!

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm April through December.  

Wild Things: National Capital Art Glass Guild

March 31 to April 29, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artists' Reception, Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

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 and the National Capital Art Glass Guild are pleased to present Wild Things. These are turbulent times! Simply put, we are surrounded by change. This inspired the search for art glass evoking the mythical, wildness in nature, the ocean, and the cosmos. The show is juried by a distinguished panel, including Laurie Brown, glass artist; Manny Flecker, ceramics instructor; Sherry Hawkins, glass artist and painter; and Sonya Kitchens, Director of the Montpelier Arts Center. Join artists at the Artists’ Reception and vote on the People’s Choice Award with a gift of $200 to the winning artist.  Artist Talks will be presented as part of Carousel Day, April 28.

 

Artists' Reception

Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan

March 31 to April 29, 2018

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

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

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present The World in Infrared: Landscapes by Sheila Galagan. Local photographer Sheila Galagan offers a selection of photographs shot using infrared capture, an unusual method that when printed in black and white produces striking dark gray skies and white vegetation. Galagan's photographs, mostly landscapes, are taken in local natural settings often with some man-made components. Most of her images are shot with a digital camera modified to respond to near-infrared light. There are also some images taken the old-fashioned way with black and white infrared film. Some of the digital images have textures applied to them to add a further sense of depth. The film images have been printed using the lith printing technique, which uses certain papers and chemicals to produce a similar effect to textured digital images. Galagan has taught photography in several places, including Glen Echo Photoworks and Montgomery County Public Schools. She is also a member of f11, a Women's Photography Collective, which exhibits locally.

 

Artist's Reception

Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

My Camera, My Voice: Photographs by Michael A. McCoy

March 3 to April 8, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Reception & Gallery Talk

Sunday, March 4, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Born and raised in Baltimore, Michael A. McCoy picked up a camera as a young teen. It wasn't until his two tours of duty in Iraq and the loss of his mother, though, that McCoy took up photography as means of focus, expression, and escape. His instinct for light and composition combined with his curious mind and engaging personality produce tender yet powerful portraits of fellow veterans combating PTSD, individuals supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, men in barber shops, youth at play, and mother and fathers with children. In other words his portraits, and his camera, are his voice and they speak of both the struggles and the joys of life and deployment. 

 

Michael A. McCoy's work has been featured in Time, Rolling Stone, and The Baltimore Sun. In 2017, Time named McCoy one of the "12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now."

 

Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs

March 29 to May 12, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


What's so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less. Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker? You be the judge! This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation.

 

Age recommendation: 3 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 1, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, 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

 


 

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. Tonight's dance features live music by Emmanuel Trifilio (bandoneon) and Ramon Gonzalez (guitar). No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 1, 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.

 

Bob Isaacs calls with Tempest.

 

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

I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar

March 31 to April 28, 2018

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

Artist's Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

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 I Draw the Line: Oil Paintings by Robert LeMar. In this exhibition of paintings, LeMar experiments with different approaches to outlining, while seeking to maintain a strong sense of realism.  Although done entirely with oil on canvas, every painting is really about the drawn line. Color also plays a major role in the work, as it conveys light and form. Even so, it all starts with a line drawn on canvas. In this work, LeMar seeks to champion that line. Le Mar was the recipient of the Park View Artist Award at the 2017 Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park.

 

Artist's Reception

Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 5, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Fridays, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On Fridays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session. Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm. For the story of the day and more information go to gepaquarium.org

 

Expressions in Glass 2018

April 6 - 29, 2018

Fridays, 10am - 2pm

Saturdays, 10am - 4pm

Sundays, 12pm - 4pm

Artists' Reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

Contact Email: info@artglasscenteratglenecho.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2273

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

Discover the excitement and versitility of glass at Expressions in Glass 2018, an annual exhibit of new works created by the Studio Artists of the Art Glass Center. Held at the Art Glass Center's gallery at Glen Echo Park, the exhibit explores the many facets of fine art glass and showcases work in a variety of techniques, ranging from fusing, to casting, to glass powder printing as the artists play with color, texture, and depth.

 

Artists' Reception

Saturday, April 7, 4 to 6pm

Contra Dance

Friday, April 6, 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!

 

Tonight Chuck Abell calls to Brooklyn Swing Ensemble with Danny Elias (clarinet), Sam Zygmuntowicz (fiddle), Bill Peek (piano), Marco Brehm (bass).

 

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

Zouk dance

Friday, April 6, 8:30 pm - 2:30 am

Presenter: Zouk Heat Weekender

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/322316628293518/

 


 

The Zouk Heat Weekender gets started with a pre-party social dance.

 

8:30 - 9:30 pm: All levels Zouk class with Hannah and Ivo

 

Social dancing follows until 2:30 am with DJ Chuky and DJ Rx Zouk.

 

 

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.

Swing Dance | Svetlana & The Delancey Five

Saturday, April 7, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15 advance (see below) / $20 general at-the-door / $15 students & Partnership members at-the-door

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. Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Svetlana & The Delancey FiveOur good friends from the DC Lindy Exchange will teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission). Dancing follows from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Prepare to swing as Svetlana & The Delancey Five bring their hot New York style to Glen Echo! It’s a carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated tender tones to rowdy foot-stomping music fit for the 21st Century. Fronted by the energetic Svetlana Shmulyan, the band has headlined many sold-out shows in premier venues like the Blue Note, Iridium, and Joe's Pub. They’ve also brought their jubilant music to the masses with their Times Square Swing Flashmobs.

 

"Breakfast at Tiffany's served at the 21st Century Speakeasy." - Allan Young, New York Music Daily

 

"Exceptional vocalist and songwriter." - Will Frieldwald, Wall Street Journal

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 8, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students and children

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost of admission includes the lesson. 

 

Today’s band is FIREFLY with Jane Ziki (fiddle, melodica), Linda Rowan (fiddle), Beverly Russell (hammered dulcimer), and Diane Sorenson (keyboard).

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, April 8, 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.

 

Penelope Pineapple calls with Rhys Pieces.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 8, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 8, 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.

 

Alex Deis-Lauby calls with Contrapositive

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 12, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, April 13, 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!

 

Tonight Perry Shafran calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Kizomba Workshops & Social

Friday, April 13, 8:00 pm - 4:00 am

Presenter: Capital Kizomba Weekender

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20

https://www.facebook.com/events/909379199228957/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance is part of the Capital Kizomba Weekender. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Workshop runs from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing until 4 am!

 

DJs include Oscar B.A (DC Kizomba Ambassador), Alex Rodriguez (Alex Rodriguez KWB), and Carlos Cardoso (DJ Jair). 

 

PAGE Program Open House

Saturday, April 14, 10am to 12pm

Presenter: PAGE Program and Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Preschool age

Location: Arcade Building 2nd Floor

Contact Email: page@glenechopark.org

http://glenechopark.org/PAGEprogram

 


 

Please join the PAGE staff on Saturday, April 14, from 10am-12pmArcade Building 2nd Floor, for our PAGE Program Open House.  You'll have a chance to meet our teachers, tour our campus, see a sample daily schedule, and check out examples of classroom projects. We look forward to meeting you! Children are encouraged to attend. 

 

PAGE Program Information

Kizomba Workshops

Saturday, April 14, Noon - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Kizomba Weekender

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: varies

https://www.facebook.com/events/909379199228957/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a day of dance workshops. These events are part of the Capital Kizomba Weekender. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Workshops run from Noon to 5 pm. Please visit the Facebook event page for workshop details. 

 

 

 

Fariba Tashayyod

April 14 & 15, 2018

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 Fariba Tashayyod. This show will run from April 14 to 15. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Space Around Us: Ira Tattelman

April 14 to May 20, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm

Reception & Gallery Talk

Sunday, April 22, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Ira Tattelman uses photography to document the space around us. While he does not include portraiture in his practice, Tattelman calls attention to the planned and unplanned outcomes of human actions. As a full-time artist and registered architect, he observes, responds, and documents the built surroundings. By taking pictures of the places he occupies, he makes physical and emotional connections to the environments he lives in and travels through.

Tattelman's exhibition is curated by Iason Demos.

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music by Natty Beaux in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Kizomba Social

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

Presenter: Capital Kizomba Weekender

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20

https://www.facebook.com/events/909379199228957/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a late-night Kizomba social in the Back Room. This dance is part of the Capital Kizomba Weekender. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Dance runs from 9 pm - 4 am.

 

DJs include Oscar B.A (DC Kizomba Ambassador), Alex Rodriguez (Alex Rodriguez KWB), and Carlos Cardoso (DJ Jair). 

 

Kizomba Workshops

Sunday, April 15, Noon - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Kizomba Weekender

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room, Spanish Ballroom

Admission: varies

https://www.facebook.com/events/909379199228957/

 


 

Alex Rodriguez KWB and Kizomba Without Borders present a day of dance workshops. These events are part of the Capital Kizomba Weekender. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance - ticket packages are available. Click HERE for ticketing.

 

Workshops run from Noon to 5 pm. Please visit the Facebook event page for workshop details. 

 

 

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 15, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 15, 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.

 

Don Veino calls with Dead Sea Squirrels.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, April 17, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 19, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

April 20 to June 3, 2018

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She's got to figure out what to include in her "Me" collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they meet Cap'n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they're not the only salty dogs lookin' for loot! Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Come aboard as we launch this world premiere and find out!

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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!

 

Tonight David Eisenstadter calls to Ari & Mia with Ariel Friedman (fiddle), Mia Friedman (cello), Owen Morrison (guitar).

 

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

Swing Dance

Friday, April 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. A beginner lesson from 8:00 - 9:00 pm (included in the admission) is followed by dancing from 9:00 - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight's dance features Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders Orchestra.

 

This dance is part of DCLX's annual dance weekend. For information on other events taking place at Glen Echo Park and around the DC area, please visit DCLX.org.

 

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

Late-Night Swing Dance

Friday late-night (Saturday morning), April 21, 1:00 am - 4:00 am

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents late-night dances with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom and the Back Room. Only $20 to get into both dances!

 

Swing dance in the Ballroom with The Russ Wilson Swingtette. Blues dance in the Back Room with The Ceruleans

 

This dance is part of DCLX's annual dance weekend. For information on other events taking place at Glen Echo Park and around the DC area, please visit DCLX.org.

 

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

House Tour Fundraiser 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 12pm to 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Town of Glen Echo

Admission: $50 Per Person Donation; $40 for Members

Contact Name: Debbie Mueller

Contact Email: dmueller@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2230

http://glenechopark.org/housetour2018

 


 

The 5th annual House Tour will be a self-guided walking tour featuring seven unique homes in the Town of Glen Echo, including two homes that showcase artist studios, and an award-winning garden.

Check-in at the tent in Glen Echo Park's main parking lot (off of MacArthur Blvd. on Oxford Rd.) to receive your wristband for entry to the homes.

 

Learn more about House Tour here>>

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 21, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight's band is the Jonathan Stout Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander.

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

This dance is part of DCLX's annual dance weekend. For information on other events taking place at Glen Echo Park and around the DC area, please visit DCLX.org.

 

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

Late-Night Swing Dance

Saturday late-night (Sunday morning), April 22, 1:00 am - 4:00 am

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents late-night dances with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom and the Back Room. Only $25 to get into both dances!

 

Swing dance in the Ballroom with The Candy Jacket Jazz Band. Blues dance in the Back Room with Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five

 

This dance is part of DCLX's annual dance weekend. For information on other events taking place at Glen Echo Park and around the DC area, please visit DCLX.org.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 22, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students and children

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost of admission includes the lesson.

 

Today’s band is CHAMELEON with David Wiesler (piano), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

James Gurney Lectures

Sunday, April 22, 2018

5pm to 8pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Friends of the Yellow Barn welcome internationally known artist, author and illustrator, James Gurney. Gurney will present two brief lectures, "Composition: The Eye, the Mind, and the Story" and "Looking at Faces", which will include a live portrait painting demonstration. After the two lectures, join Gurney for a reception and book signing.

Tickets are $55 (two lectures and reception) or $75 (two lectures, reception, and the book Color and Light: A Guide for the Realistic Painter). Seating is limited.

For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 22, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 22, 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.

 

Kappy Laning calls with Squirrelly Dan and the Eastern Rounders.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 26, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, April 27, 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!

 

Tonight Emily Abel calls to Chimney Swift with Cecile Leroy (cello), Daniel Raine (cittern, guitar), Zoë Madonna (accordion), Yaron Shragai (doumbek, whistles).

 

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

Carousel Day 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11am to 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/carouselday

 


 

Family Day gets a new name, CAROUSEL DAY! Celebrate the opening of Glen Echo Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 98th season. There will be FREE activities throughout the park including live music & performances, face painting, storytelling, and carousel crafts. The carousel operates 11am - 6pm, $1.25 per ride.

 

Learn more about Carousel Day here>>

Marianne Gargour

April 28 & 29, 2018

Reception: Saturday, April 29, 5 - 8 pm

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 Marianne Gargour. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, April 29, 5 - 8 pm. This show will run from April 28 to 29. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 28, 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 presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom. 

 

The original "bad boys of Bethesda" have been making it happen since 1972. Along with founding member Mark Wenner, vocals/bassist Johnny Castle, guitarist Paul Bell, and vocals/dummer Mark Stutso, The Nighthawks have long been dedicated to the music known as the Blues. The band has toured with John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, John Hammond and Pinetop Perkins, and were featured in a recent documentary, Nighthawks on the Blue Highway.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 29, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 29, 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.

 

Emily Abel calls with Chimney Swift.

 

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