May 2019 - Special Events & Concerts

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, May 3, 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.

Romantic Salon Conversations with Stanislav Khristenko

Sunday, May 12 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

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.


Saturday, May 18, 6:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $250 per person

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents its annual Gala in the Park, which includes a reception, gourmet dinner, award program, dancing, and carousel rides. This year's Gala theme is Inspire New Memories Gala in the Park. Tickets are $250 per person and are tax-deductible above the $75 per person cost of the dinner and entertainment. 


By Words Alone: Spoken Word Fiction

Sunday May 19, 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:

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


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!