August 2018 - 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.

Tinker Bell

June 22 to August 26, 2018

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell's point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy's point of view.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

2018 Summer Concert Series: Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes

Thursday, August 2 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of live blues music with Fast Eddie & the SlowpokesThey have performed throughout the DC – Maryland- Virginia region, from The Kennedy Center to festivals to roadhouses. They have shared the stage with Victor Wainwright (2016 BMA Entertainer of the Year), The Nighthawks, The Andy T Band, Jimmy Thackery, and Phil Pemberton of Roomful of Blues. They won the 2016 and 2012 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and represented the DC Blues Society at the 2017 and 2013 The International Blues Challenge in Memphis! In 2017, they were Semi-Finalists at the International Blues Challenge!

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 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 August dances, visit the August "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

Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-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!

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

 

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves

June 29 to August 5, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 4 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


When Snow White meets seven vertically challenged bachelors, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork makes any challenge smaller. Based on the Grimm fairytale, this production takes the Puppet Co.'s usual sideways view of the popular story, giving it timeliness and humor for adults as well as kids.

 

Age recommendation: 4 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Design Domain

August 3 to 26

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

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

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Design Domain: Contemporary Furniture and Inspired Decor, a modern furniture and decor exhibition showcasing work from six different designers: Joel D’Orazio, Jeff Jenkins, Scott Jones, Ryan Pieper, Tristan Roland, and Rick Singleton. Get inspired as each designer brings something exciting to the show, whether it be functional or sculptural work. Works range from sofas and chairs to wall hanging decor.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Puppet Co.: 35 Years of Enchantment

August 3 to 25

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

Over the past 35 years, the principals of the Puppet Co. - Allan Stevens, Christopher Piper and MayField Piper - have created over twenty-five major productions illustrating the breadth and importance of puppetry as an art form, one with special appeal to children and family audiences. They have presented over 12,000 performances to a total audience of over two million individuals. This special exhibit highlights the productions and the creative process of the Puppet Co. as they explore their four major directives: Creation, Presentation, Education, and Preservation.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Organic Growth: Meaghan Busch & Annalisa Leonessa

August 3 to 26

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk and Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

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 Organic Growth. Print artist Meaghan Busch and fiber artist Annalisa Leonessa combine in this unique show about growth. Busch’s growth is through hard times – from dealing with the mental decline of a parent and becoming a parent. This body of work is bittersweet, embracing hard reality with warm feelings from the past. Her works are wistful and joyful, embracing the duality of adult life. For Leonessa, growth is the process of making each felt piece. Making vessels has become a way to challenge the limits of the felt-making process. Leonessa must plan her work carefully, choosing techniques that allow her to maintain an open dialog between her imaginary ideas and wool’s natural properties. Her vessels are influenced by natural forms and color to evoke impressions of the organic world. Wool has an intrinsic quality of impermanence, common to all textiles, which can also symbolize the status of our own life, and reinforce the pull towards growth and change.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, August 3, 6 to 8pm

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 4 / Jun 1 / Jul 6 / Aug 3 / Sep 7

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 


 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, August 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!

 

Ted Hodapp calls to Triple Helix.

 

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

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, August 3, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Room 302, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 240-899-6514

 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to welcome Words Out Loud, a monthly spoken word series! 

 

Meetings typically take place the first Friday of each month and feature readings by accomplished authors, followed by an open mic session. The flyer for the August date is available HERE

 

Featured authors this month:

 

David Martin/aka Q.R. Quasar is a poet, playwright, novelist, scholar and translator of Arabic & Persian poetry, with work in Poetry, Hawaii Review, Al Arabiyya. His seven books include Buddha Time and Watching the Universe Die (Global Scholarly Publications.org). His translations include Expanse of Green and Sepehry’s Persian poetry (UNESCO/Kalimat).

 

Maritza Rivera is the creator of a short form of poetry called Blackjack, the publisher of Casa Mariposa Press, and hosts the annual Mariposa Poetry Retreat and the annual Mariposa Reunion Reading .  She leads workshops  at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda and is the author of About You, A Mother’s War, A Baker’s Dozen, Twenty-One: Blackjack Poems, and The Blackjack Poetry Playing Cards.

 

Tony Bernardi is an interdisciplinary multi-creative thinker whose portfolio of creative works reflects his passion for form and meaning in art, philosophy, and science.  Tony has authored 3 longer works – Dialogues, an ode to longing, Tobias, a novel in progress, and Field of Perception, a collection of aphorisms and meditations.  Tony is also an accomplished musician and painter.

 

Room 302 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

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

The Miraculous in the Mundane

July 6 to August 12, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, July 8, 5 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Against a tidal wave of perfectly-crafted instagram squares, three documentary photographers are making pictures that honor the disregarded, even disdained, condition of authentic childhood. In these photos, the photographers uphold raw truths; the good, the bad, and the banal moments typical in the lives of children. It's no accident that these photographers are mothers themselves - tempered by the all too real experiences of bringing up very real children. By honoring and documenting the gritty truth, they craft a photographic style that challenges contrived portraiture and celebrates the miraculous in the mundane.

 

The photographers are Aniya Legnaro, Katie Jett Walls, and Chelsea Silbereis. Aniya Legnaro is a documentary wedding and family photographer living in Barbados with her daughters and husband, 2 dogs, and 5 turtles. She is an avid surfer, reader and coffee drinker and firmly believes that kids and the elderly hold the key to life. Kids have fantastic imaginations, with no fear or judgment. The elderly have fantastic stories from life lived and know time is too short to have fear or judgments.

Katie Jett Walls is a documentary photographer specializing in families and street photography. A proud resident of the District, Katie lives in a DC rowhouse with her nerdy husband and precocious kindergartner. Though her family would tell you all she ever does is take pictures, or talk about pictures, in fact she also reads lots of British crime novels, drinks coffee with the other school moms, and binge watches all the best shows.

Chelsea Silbereis is a photographer living in Connecticut. She creates photo essays of family life. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat. She likes to imagine the ghosts of pets past are also members of the household.

Fall/Winter Walk-in Registration

Saturday, August 4, 2018
10am to 6pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Partnership Office

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org

 

Registration for Fall & Winter 2018-2019 classes will open for WALK-INs ONLY on August 4. The office will be open 10am to 6pm. For most classes, it is not necessary to register on the first day.

 

Online registration will open on Sunday, August 5, at 12pm.

 

For more information about the first day of registration policies and procedures click HERE.

 

To download the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Catalog click HERE.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 4, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $15 students and military with valid ID

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music by The Rhythm Queens in the Spanish Ballroom. Included in admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight's band, The Rhythm Queens, is a special 6-piece ensemble created and led by Shannon Gunn and Halley Shoenberg. Gunn and Shoenberg are both respected bandleaders in their own right, so we can't wait to see what kind of magical synergy results when they take the stage as co-bandleaders.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 5, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students & 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 GREEN LIGHT KARMA with David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 5, 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 $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. TONIGHT: Live music with Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramón González! No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 5, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Anna Rain calls with Green Light Karma.

 

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

Peter and the Wolf

August 9 to 26, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 4 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Staged with half life-size marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is one of the Puppet Co.'s best-loved stories. Over a million children and adults have seen this one-man show, based on Prokofiev's popular tale of good versus evil, performed by Puppet Master Christopher Piper. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends, and their attempts to capture wily "Old Lupus."

 

Age recommendation: 4 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

2018 Summer Concert Series: U.S. Marine Band - Free Country

Thursday, August 9 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Free Country, the Marine Band's popular music ensemble. The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own," is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

 

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

Blues Dance

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

Contra Dance

Friday, August 10, 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!

 

Jack Mitchell calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 11, 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 Olney Big Band is a traditional jazz big band, comprised of professional and talented musicians from the Washington, DC area. The band specializes in performance of classic swing, dance and jazz music from the Big Band Era of the ‘30s and ‘40s; its mission is to bring the sounds of big band music into the mainstream for current and future generations to enjoy.

 

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

Argentine Tango

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 12, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Jack Mitchell calls with Gotham Carnival.

 

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

2018 Summer Concert Series: Justin Trawick and The Common Good

Thursday, August 16 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Justin Trawick and The Common GoodJustin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single, "Goodbye," under the band name “Justin Trawick and the Common Good.” Trawick has opened for over 30 national acts including Suzanne Vega, Wyclef Jean, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his song "All the Places That I've Been."

 

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

Blues Dance

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

Contra Dance

Friday, August 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!

 

Sargon de Jesus calls to Are We There Yet? with Charlie Pilzer (piano), Tina Chancey (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), Tom Wright (mandolin).

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

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

Listen Up!

 August 18 to September 3, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Closing Reception, Gallery Talk, and Awards: Monday, September 3, 4 to 6pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

The Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present Listen Up! This documentary competition, the 6th annual juried show for young photographers, comes at a time of unprecedented student involvement and activism. Students are able to show their work and perspectives of the past year.

Emily Whiting will be the juror. Emily Whiting has worked with young photographers as a member of the faculty at Photoworks for more than 10 years, teaching classes in darkroom printing, digital editing, book-making, and documentary street photography. Currently, she is collaborating with Rhyme & Reason, a humanities enrichment program founded by University of Pittsburgh faculty, to mentor student photographers in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. Their work documenting life in Homewood was exhibited at the Ace Hotel in April at the opening of "Old Paths New Beats: East Side Youth Tell It Like It Is." Emily has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and an MBA from the George Washington University.

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, August 18, 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'll have guest instructor K-yo visiting from Brazil. He's known for his unique style of soulzouk, and this will be his first time back in North America in the last two years. He's coming for DCBX, a multi-genre latin dance festival in Washington, DC August 23-27, so this will be a pre-party to get ready for that full weekend of dancing.

 

CLASSES:

7:00 - 7:45 pm Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing class

- Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk: learn or review the basic steps and patterns of this dance so you can use them that night at the social

- West Coast Swing with Daniel Pavlov: WCS foundations, including timing, footwork, and connection, as well as basic patterns (sugar push, side passes)

 

7:45 – 8:00 pm 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 - 9:30 pm Zouk Workshop with K-yo Victor

Body Movement and Flow

Brazilian Zouk is known for its undulations and smooth flow, and K-yo is one of the masters of this kind of dancing. Learn from him how to execute moving body rolls and isolations and maintain flow throughout your dance.

 

DANCING:

9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS Party w/ DJ Chuky & DJ Prozac

Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night!

Note: We will once again have media staff at the social in order to help us continue to promote swouk in DC. Please let them know if you do not want your picture or video taken!

 

WHO IS K-YO?

K-yo Victor is a well-renowned Brazilian Zouk instructor and DJ from Brasilia, Brazil. His style of teaching focuses on slower, soulful zouk movements with musicality and partner connection. He was one of the first Brazilian Zouk instructors in North America, helping to develop the zouk scene in New York, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, Knoxville, and Washington.

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 18, 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 the Rock-a-Sonics 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 19, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students & 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 WAVERLEY STATION TRIO with David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 19, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Ann Fallon calls with Medicinal Purpose.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, August 21, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

2018 Summer Concert Series: James Bazen Big Band

Thursday, August 23 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the James Bazen Big BandThis exciting 18 piece ensemble features some of the area's best musicians performing a wide range of material. 

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 23, 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 August dances, visit the August "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Frontline Arts + Warrior Writers Exhibition

Friday, August 24, 7 - 9 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Room 202 & 203, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Co-presented with Community Building Art Works & USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, The Combat Paper/Warrior Writers exhibition and reading is the culminating event of a four-day art-making and writing workshop at the USO Warrior and Family Center in Bethesda. During the workshop, Service Members and Veterans make paper out of used military uniforms and then write and create art on that paper. At the culminating exhibition at the Park, the public is invited to view the artwork and listen to a reading/performance by participants. Previous exhibitions have been held at The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, Washington Artworks, Ratner Museum, and the Art League Alexandria.

 

Room 202 & 203 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 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!

 

Jacqui Grennan calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Paul Tambellini and Marianne DiBrino

August 25 & 26, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, August 25, 3:30 to 6pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Paul Tambellini and Marianne DiBrino. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, August 25, 3:30 to 6pm. This show will run from August 25 - 26. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 25, 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. 

 

At an impressively young age, the talented Josh Christina has already seen the big city lights of country music capital Nashville when recording his first album, as well as performing on the international television stage of Ireland’s Late Late Show. 

Josh Christina is the future of Rock ’n’ Roll, folks! He plays it the way it was meant to be played. How this 21-year-old musician plays with the soul of Ray Charles, the piano with the feel of Jerry Lee Lewis, the energy of Elvis Presley and the rhythm of the legendary rock n’ roll guitar player, Chuck Berry, who all had their biggest hits before he was born, in fact, before his parents were born, is beyond me!

— Daryl Davis - Legendary Blues Musician

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

Argentine Tango

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 26, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Jacqui Grennan calls with Larry Unger, Alexander Mitchell, and Ralph Gordon

 

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

2018 Summer Concert Series: Texas Chainsaw Horns

Thursday, August 30 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Texas Chainsaw Hornsa funk-soul-blues-R&B band that came together fifteen years ago in the suburbs of Washington D.C. The main focus of the band is the tight, five-piece horn section featuring trumpeter/arranger Tony Murtha, whose work has been featured on American Idol, the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Disney Channel, Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, and commercials for Subway and the Washington Nationals. With almost a dozen members, the band draws on a wide variety of influences, ranging from Ray Charles and James Brown, to ZZ Top and The Tower of Power.

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

Blues Dance

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

Contra Dance

Friday, August 31, 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!

 

Dugan Murphy calls to Audrey & Clayton with Audrey Budington (fiddle), Clayton Clemetson (piano).

 

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

Labor Day Art Show Opening Reception

August 31, 7:30-9:30 PM

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

 

Public Opening Reception

 

Please come join us for the opening reception of the 2018 Labor Day Art Show!

 

Friday, August 31, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm

Spanish Ballroom

Light refreshments