March 2019 - 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.

Huckleberry Finn's Big River

February 8 - March 10, 2019

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Touching and timeless, this tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power of changing the world.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

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, 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!

Rapunzel

February 14 to March 24, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 - 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


A "bewitching" tale by Duane T. Bowers, adapted from the Brother's Grimm fairytale. Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences.

 

Age recommendation: 3 1/2 - 9 years old; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Contra Dance

Friday, March 1, 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 by Coracree and caller Ron Buchanan from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, March 1, 2019, 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.

 

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.

 

Feature Readings: 

 

Brenda Bunting is a Poet, Author, Spoken Word Artist and Workshop Facilitator. She is a
former Poet in Progress through the DC Commission on the Arts and the Humanities and a life
member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society (KSPS). A University of Kentucky alumna with her
B.A. in English, Brenda advocates for the therapeutic use of writing poetry for mental and
emotional wellness and healing from traumatic events. She was most recently published in,
“The Daily Abuse” Collection 2018. Her book, "Poems of Love and Violence In between Life and
Death 2nd Edition" is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
 
Cliff Lynn was a Gong Show reject at 13, which naturally led to his sailing on submarines as a
young man. The honorary Poet Laureate of Tuscarora High School in Frederick, MD, Cliff also
survived a Literary Death Match at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2010. Journals such as
Mount Hope, Smeuse, Free Lunch and Scribble have graciously published several baker's
dozens of Cliff's poems and short stories. Once at an Odenton coffeehouse, John Coltrane's
nephew played an original composition as Cliff read one of his poems aloud and a beautiful
dancer interpretively danced. With one Rocky Jones, Cliff co-created and co-hosts the Evil Grin poetry reading series in Annapolis, MD.

 

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.

Place and Displacement

January 26 to March 3, 2019
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, January 26, 5 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Place and displacement intertwines the series House to House by Patricia Howard and Suburbs by Andrew Currie. In both series, images of inhabited and desolated town and suburbs share a similar sense of alienation produced by powerless and meaningless life. Both subjects of the photographer's stories, Howard's mother and Currie's concrete dwellers, are presented with the same sense of being in a place that is not ideal or a preferred place to be. Alienation is central in Currie's overcast, temperamental, dystopian views of overdeveloped suburbs. In contrast, Howard's installation is trying to understand her mother's constant displacement by retracing and recreating their presence through personal objects and textile.

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 activities 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.

Voyages: Michael Horan

March 2 to 31, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 9, 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 Voyages: Travel Photography by Michael Horan. This exhibition is a collection of travel photography spanning more than thirty years and drawn from trips through all fifty states and across the seven continents. The exhibition displays a mix of landscapes, cityscapes, environmental and intimate portraits, with a smattering of some of the world's most iconic sites.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 9, 4 to 6pm

A Singular Vision of Outer Cape Cod: Catherine Hess

March 2 to 30, 2019

Mondays through Saturdays, 10am to 6pm

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 9, 4 to 6pm

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

 


 

A Singular Vision of Outer Cape Cod features monotypes by Catherine Hess. Hess is inspired by the Outer Cape's often dramatic and constantly changing light, clouds, wind, and tides. As a plein air painter and a creator of monotypes, she aims to capture the effects of these changing conditions on colors, shapes, and shadows in the marshes, dunes, and shorelines of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 9, 4 to 6pm

Landscape and Memory, An Elemental Journey: Robert Devers

March 2 to 31, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening reception: Saturday, March 9, 4 to 6pm

Closing reception: Sunday, March 31, 2 to 5pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Landscape and Memory, An Elemental Journey. This exhibition brings together a dynamic collection of ceramic sculptures -- both recent works and works from his past -- by sculptor Robert Devers. The exhibition is centered around a large floor installation titled “Low Tide.” “Low Tide” is composed of various objects, both found and made by the hand of the artist, that present a collective source of inspiration for Devers.  The piece serves as the locus of memory for the recurring themes found in Devers’ work.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 9, 4 to 6pm

 

Closing Reception

Sunday, March 31, 2 to 5pm

Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance

Saturday, March 2, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Contact Name: Elke Baker

Contact Email: ldoyle@glenechopark.org

 


Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club Dance in the Ballroom Back Room

 

The Dance will be from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Ballroom Back Room

 

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 2, 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 by Neon Swing X-Perience in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Neon Swing X-perience, based in Pittsburgh, has been described as the “only band bold enough to jump, jive, and rock” and “swing with sting.”  The purpose of NSX is simple: to get people from all walks of life to come together and have a good time! Over the past 20 years, the band has done just that by performing hundreds of shows throughout the US and releasing seven recordings.  2018 marked the release of their eighth album. Gottaswing is delighted to welcome them back for another night of great dancing.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8:00 pm – 9:00pm. Band plays two long sets 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm followed by DJ music until 12 midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Free Workshop: Creative Students and the College Application Process

Sunday, March 3, 2pm

Arcade 302

Presenter: ARTriculate and the Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Arcade 302

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

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For students interested in performing or visual arts and digital media, start thinking about your college admissions now!

 

This FREE workshop is for students who want to integrate their creative interests when they search for their "best fit" colleges. Learn about different college admissions pathways and determine where experts might help reduce the stress and set your student up for success.

 

We'll discuss:

  • Careers in visual arts, performing arts and digital media
  • Finding your “best fit” degrees, programs and colleges
  • What's changed since parents applied to college

 

RSVP (not necessary but preferred)  

 

More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com

www.ARTriculate.com

 

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Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 3, 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 dance features live music by Sugar Beat with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (violin), and Marc Glickman (piano).

 

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

Romantic Salon Conversations with Stanislav Khristenko

Sunday, March 3 at 4pm

Presenter: Washington Conservatory of Music

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Washington Conservatory of Music, Glen Echo Park

Admission: $15 at the door

Contact Phone: 301-320-2770

http://www.washingtonconservatory.org

Delve into the music of various composers with Washington Conservatory 2018-19 artist-in-residence Stanislav Khristenko, the winner of the coveted Cleveland International Piano Competition prize and multiple other international piano competitions. Hear a series of performances and demonstrations by Mr. Khristenko and select Washington Conservatory students in this intimate series - each based on different composers or genres.

 

Parking is available in the main visitor parking lot located at 5801 Oxford Road.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 3, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 3, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Back Step Cindy with caller Caroline Barnes.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 7, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, March 8, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / Free 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 Doug Singleton calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Glass Reflections

March 9 to 23, 2019

Fridays, 10am-2pm

Saturdays, 10am-4pm

Sundays, noon-4pm

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo Park

Location: Art Glass Center

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@artglasscenteratglenecho.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2273

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

See glass in a whole new light with pieces from eight emerging glass artists. The objects demonstrate the diversity of contemporary glass fusion in form, texture, images, and abstractions. The exhibit is the outcome of a six-month "Artist's Journey" seminar led by the Art Glass Center Resident Artists. The artists featured are: Suzanne Arden, Christine Burris, Regine Camacho, Keary Cannon, Mary Ellen Fraser, Jennifer Lee, Barbara Mierau-Klein, and Becky Snider.

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner presents SIX-APPEAL:The Small Groups Of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

Craig Gildner presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom! Tonight's band is SIX-APPEAL: The Small Groups Of Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman.

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, March 10, 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.

 

Today's family dance features Caroline Rand & Friends.

 

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

Challenging Squares & Contras

Sunday, March 10, 3:00 pm - 6:00 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 an afternoon of Challenging Squares & Contras featuring the band Uncle Farmer with caller Will Mentor.

 

A typical challenging session features dances with figures that might not be regularly encountered in an evening of dance. So be ready to challenge your brain and feet with star thru contra corners, backward progressions, left hand chains, and other odd delights.

You will advance your dance practice, be it through learning new moves, getting smoother on infrequent ones, or helping others to do so. Mostly it’s a chance to dance your best and have fun!

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 10, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 10, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Uncle Farmer with caller Will Mentor.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 14, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, March 15, 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's band is Contratopia with caller Ted Hodapp.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, March 15, 8:30 pm - 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, dance from 9:00 pm -11:30 pm.

 

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

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


Come join us for a night of Swouk (Zouk+West Coast Swing) from 7 PM to 2 AM! We will have a beginner and intermediate lesson with a social dance to follow. Please visit our Facebook page for specific times, costs, instructors, and DJs! www.facebook.com/SwoukDC

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 16, 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 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.

 

Tonight's band features Halley Shoenberg's Revival Jazz.

 

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

By Words Alone: Spoken Word Fiction

Sunday March 17, 2019

Presenter: Novelist Roger Bradbury and Poet Kristin Kowalski Ferragut

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Backroom Ballroom at the Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: Roger 702-279-8465 Kristin 240-224-5725

http://glenechopark.org

 


Spoken Word Fiction offers writers of fiction, play script, memoir, or blog an opportunity to read their published or new work to an audience. Styles from Children to Literary are welcome. Each reader will receive a five to eight minute segment at the mic. Once the readings are complete, Roger or Kristin lead an improvisation exercise modeled after "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night." Though slanted toward prose, the hosts welcome creative people who express their vision through poetry. song, or acoustic music. Let's gather and make some noise!

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 17, 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 dance features live music by Contratopia with Ted Hodapp, Erik Sessions (fiddle), John Goodin (mandolin, guitar), Patrice Pakiz (piano, oboe), and Pat o'Louphlin (english concertina, banjo, cajon).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 17, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 17, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Contratopia with caller Ted Hodapp.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 21, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, March 22, 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's band is Atlantic Crossing and caller Donna Hunt.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 23, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with military or school ID

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Nine in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight.  No partner or prior experience needed!

 

Also tonight there is a special free (with admission) presentation in recognition of Women's History Month at 8 pm entitled The History of Women in American Jazz.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, March 24, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 24, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 24, 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.

 

Tonight's band is The Dead Sea Squirrels with callers Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg.

 

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

Jack and the Beanstalk

March 28 - May 5, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 - 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Fe-fi-fo-fum. A timely version of the classic children's tale about the young lad that doesn't know beans about trading, but still manages to climb his way to the top. Jack finds that happiness lies in helping others rather than mere personal gain. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists, Jack has long been a favorite of our audiences.

 

Age recommendation: 5 - 9 years old; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, March 28, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Winnie the Pooh

March 29 - May 26, 2019

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga's dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

Friday, March 29, 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's band is Callithump and caller Caroline Barnes.

 

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

RENTALS OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Name: Laura Doyle, Events & Venue Manager

Contact Email: ldoyle@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301.634.2222

http://glenechopark.org/rentalsopenhouse

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Mark your calendar for Glen Echo Park's 2019 Rentals Open House!

 

• View table settings

• Sample caterers' specialties

• Meet vendors

• Admission is FREE

 

Whether you are looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, bat or bar mitzvah, gala, fundraiser, coporate event, or birthday party, Glen Echo Park's Bumper Car Pavilion and Spanish Ballroom are the place to be on Saturday, March 30!

 

 

A full list of caterers, vendors, and activities will be announced closer to the date.  We hope to see you here!

 

RSVP encouraged and will be available March 1. 

 

Member & Donor Event: Swing the Night Away

Saturday, March 30, 7:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room and Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free for Members & Donors

Contact Email: dmueller@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2230

https://glenechopark.org/MemberRSVP

 


 

Join us for a reception with wine and refreshments from 7pm-9pm in the Ballroom Back Room in conjunction with the Swing Dance in the historic Spanish Ballroom (9pm - midnight). If you are new to dancing or just want to enjoy the music, we will have an area in the Ballroom set aside for listening and viewing. 

Members receive two complimentary tickets to the Swing Dance. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.

 

RSVPs have closed.

Swing Dance

Saturday, March 30, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $15; Door: $20; $15 Partnership members & students

Contact Email: ldoyle@glenechopark.org

https://glenechopark.org/social-dances

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music by Music Unlimited Big Band (MUBB) in the historic Spanish Ballroom. 

 

A beginner dance lesson will run from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm and is included in the cost of admission. Following the lesson, dance from 9:00 pm to midnight. We encourage all to come out -- no partner or prior experience necessary! For more information about the dance, click HERE.

 

To purchase advance tickets, click HERE.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, March 31, 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 dance features live music by Firefly with Diane Sorenson (piano), Beverly Russell (hammer dulcimer), Jane Ziki (fiddle), and Linda Rowan (fiddle).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, March 31, 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 March dances, visit the March "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, March 31, 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.

 

Tonight's band is Atlantic Crossing with caller Brian Hamshar.

 

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