April 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.

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

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, April 4, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

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!

Contra Dance

Friday, April 5, 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 features the Jake Blount Band with caller Janine Smith.

 

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

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, April 5, 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.

 

Reuben Jackson is an archivist with the University of the District of Columbia's Felix E. Grant Jazz
Archives. From 2013 until 2018, he was host of Friday Night Jazz on Vermont Public Radio and has been an archivist and creator with the Smithsonian Institution's Duke Ellington Collection. His poems have been published in over 40 anthologies. Scattered Clouds, a collection of previously published and new poems will be published in October by Alan Squire Press. His music reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, Jazz Times, Downbeat, Jazziz, the Jazz Journalists Association website, and on NPR’s All Things Considered.  He has taught poetry at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland and to high school students in Burlington, Vermont.
 
Gary Hotham has been crafting English language haiku for over 50 years. Echoing T.S. Eliot, he
finds writing haiku to be a way to “devour any kind of experience” and fulfill the poet’s “task of
trying to find the verbal equivalents for states of mind and feeling.” He first discovered the
genre in a high school English class and has yet to recover from the challenge. He grew up in
northern Maine, currently resides in Maryland and has traveled and lived in Japan, Germany,
England, and Texas. His work has appeared in journals, chapbooks and anthologies. His major
collections of haiku: Breath Marks: Haiku to Read in the Dark (1999), Spilled Milk: Haiku
Destinies (2010), and Stone’s Throw: Promises of Mere Words (2016).

 

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 began as 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 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.

All Nature is But Art: Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region

April 6 to 28, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

All Nature Is But Art features artwork by the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR). In the early nineteenth century, the intrepid English author Frances Trollope embarked on a multiyear journey around the United States. Her travels took her from New Orleans to Niagara Falls. The spring of 1830 found her staying at Stonington, a farm not far from Glen Echo and close to the C&O Canal, which she observed under construction. Her advice to travelers was to “let no one visit America without having first studied botany.” With the current renewed interest in native flora among ecologically minded gardeners, BASNCR presents an exhibit showcasing the kinds of plants that Frances Trollope might have encountered on her journey around the young United States.

 

The BASNCR (www.basncr.org) is a nonprofit organization of professional and semi-professional artists and illustrators who specialize in depicting botanical subjects in ways that are both scientifically precise and aesthetically appealing.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 6, 4 to 6pm

Space Cowgirls: Ciara Barsotti

April 6 to 27, 2019

Mondays through Saturdays, 10am 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

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Space Cowgirls: Ciara Barsotti. The exhibition is a series that explores humanity’s relationship with the land and this planet we call “Earth.” It features colorful acrylic landscape paintings of the Southwest, with an added technique that involves glassine or tracing paper to create semi-transparent figures that float over the landscapes. When the series began, the figures in these paintings were tourists, visiting national parks and famous vistas from another time or dimension, and have since taken on more of a guardianship role over the land.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 6, 4 to 6pm

Artist Talk, 4:30pm

 

Meditations on the Personal: The Work of Susan Lyon

April 6 to 28, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm 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

 


 

This April, world-renowned portrait artist Susan Lyon is showcasing her work at the Stone Tower Gallery at Glen Echo Park. The exhibition of works on paper titled Meditations on the Personal” focuses on her world travels. Meeting people from other cultures has become the primary inspiration for her artwork. The exhibition coincides with a two-day workshop and a lecture on April 13 and 14, both elaborating on themes from this exhibition. Ticket sales for the workshop and lecture benefit the Friends of the Yellow Barn, a nonprofit organization that supports the programs and community of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery, the resident painting and drawing studio at Glen Echo Park. 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 6, 4 to 6pm

 

Artist Talk and Reception

Saturday, April 13, 6 to 8:30pm

More Info

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 6, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student or military ID

https://newcolumbiaswing.org/

 


 

New Columbia Swing presents a swing dance in the Spanish Ballroom with live music by The Bitter Dose Combo. Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, April 7, 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 Gyrations. With Carrie Rose (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and David Knight (fiddle)

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 7, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 7, 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 Sugar Beat with caller Stephanie Marie.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 11, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, April 12, 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!

 

April Blum calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 13, 8:00pm - 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

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to present a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. 

 

A beginner dance lesson will run from 8:00pm - 9:00pm, and is included in the cost of admission.  Following the lesson, dancing, with a live band from 9:00pm to midnight.  We encourage all to come out - no partner or prior experience necessary! 

 

Tonight's band and is Hot Club of Baltimore.

 

Learn more and purchase advance discounted tickets >>

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, April 14, 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 band is Flutes and Fiddles.

 

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

Romantic Salon Conversations with Stanislav Khristenko

Sunday, April 14 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, April 14, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 14, 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 Taylor Among the Devils with caller Penelope Weinberger.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $9; $7 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 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. 

 

Tonight's caller is Ann Fallon with DJ Luminous.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 18, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Human Landscapes

April 19 to May 26, 2019
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Reception and Gallery Talk: April 27

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks is proud to announce Human Landscapes featuring work by Alan Awakim, Hannah Fox, and David Pellegrini. Curated by Fabian Goncalves Borrega, Human Landscapes is the conjunction of three photographic series that propose a dialogue between the subject and the objects with which they are surrounded. In their joint work, Interior Landscapes, Alan Awakim and Hannah Fox bring us an intimate, narrative series that shows the loneliness of old age. Their individual styles work together to visually and thematically complement each other. David Pellegrini's series, Camaguey: Memory & Meaning, features photographs from a city in the center of Cuba where residents of the community pose with precious objects that evoke belief and past experiences.

Contra Dance

Friday, April 19, 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 Grim Fandango with caller Gaye Fifer.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

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

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 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 7:30 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!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17 / $10 children 10 and younger

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by The Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

 

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

By Words Alone: Spoken Word Fiction

Sunday April 21, 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, April 21, 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 Waverley Station with Liz Donaldson, David Knight, Ralph Gordon.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 21, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 21, 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 Are We There Yet with caller Andrea Nettleton.

 

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

Swing Dance

Thursday, April 25, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

As part of the 2019 Annual DC Lindy Exchange, DCLXtra presents both swing and blues dances with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with dances to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed!

 

The Swing band tonight is Gretchen and the Sidestar Six, and the blues band is Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal.

 

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

Contra Dance

Friday, April 26, 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 David Knight, Owen Morrison & Carrie Rose with caller Anna Rain.

 

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

Swing Dance

Friday, April 26, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders in the Historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. Late night swing and blues dances feature Taryn Newborne and the Real Deal and Bobby Hurricane Spencer.

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

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

Carousel Day 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11am to 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/carouselday

 


 

Family Day gets a new name, CAROUSEL DAY! Celebrate the opening of Glen Echo Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 99th season. There will be FREE activities throughout the park including live music & performances and more. The carousel operates 11am - 5pm, $1.25 per ride.

 

Learn more about Carousel Day here>>

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 27, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by The Jonathan Stout Orchestra in the Historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. Late night Swing and Blues dances feature the Mint Julep Jazz Band and Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five.

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, April 28, 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 April dances, visit the April "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 28, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 28, 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 is Stomp Rocket with caller Diane Silver.

 

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