December 2018 - Special Events & Concerts

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:

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



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. 

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.

Bradbury Reading Series

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: Free


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to host the Bradbury Reading Series, a monthly open reading discussion! 


Meetings typically take place the third Sunday of each month.


Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.