December 7, 2018 - All Events

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 6, 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 December dances, visit the December "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.

Holiday Art Show & Sale 2018

November 17, 2018 - December 30, 2018

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Friday, Nov. 23, 10 am - 4 pm

Winter's Eve: Dec. 8, 11am - 8 pm

Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): 10am - 2pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/holidayartshow

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition features work by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, holiday ornaments, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

 

Special Hours Added for Christmas Eve! - Monday, December 24, 10am to 2pm.
 
See above for Gallery Hours. 

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

 

The Nutcracker

November 24 to December 30, 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

 


A Washington tradition for 30 years, "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie's favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky's famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

 

Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; Running time: 50 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

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!

Contra Dance

Friday, December 7, 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!

 

Anna Rain calls to Jakob Raitzyk, Owen Morrison & Dave Wiesler.

 

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

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 host 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 literary trivia and an open mic session. The flyer for the December date is available HERE.

 

Featured authors this month:

 

The Surrey Street poets began as strangers, meeting for classes with American University poet, David Keplinger.  Following that series, every participant wanted to continue and, since 2010 they have met as a group, no longer strangers, at Judy Bowles home on Surrey Street in Chevy Chase and more recently in the District.  They have learned to listen to each other and to themselves with the same keen attention as David.  He taught them with his generous example to rewrite, rearrange and rethink each poem to its strongest notes. The poets are Judith Bowles, Betsy Holleman Burke, Henry Crawford, Joanne Rocky Delaplaine, Majda Gama, Renee Gherity, Margi Grady, Leah Johnson, David Keplinger, Dennis Kirschbaum, Meghan O'Connell, Ann Philips, Ellen Sazzman, Amy Young.  Such Friends As These is an anthology of their work, self published in 2018.  The title is a quote of William Butler Yeats: "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends."

 

 

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.