November 2019 - Special Events & Concerts

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Room 301, 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.


Dan Gutstein is the author of Bloodcoal & Honey (poems), non/fiction (stories), and BuildingsWithout Murders (novel, forthcoming 2020). His writing has appeared in American Scholar, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Best American Poetry, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, among many other publications. In addition to writing activities, he is co-producer of a forthcoming documentary film, Li'l Liza Jane: A Movie About A Song, and vocalist/lyricist for punk-jazz band Joy on Fire. 


Joshua Weiner is the author of three books of poetry (all from University of Chicago Press).   His Berlin Notebook, reporting about the refugee crisis in Germany, was published by Los Angeles Review of Books in 2016 as a digital edition.  A chapbook, Everything I Do I Do Good: Trumpoems (Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, 2018) is available as a free digital download (  He has received Whiting, Guggenheim, and Rome Prize fellowships, as well as the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, which took him to Berlin in 2012-13.  He is currently finishing a translation from the German of NellySachs' 1959 book, Flight & Metamorphosis.  The poetry editor of Tikkun, he teaches at University of Maryland, and lives in Washington D.C.  

By Words Alone: Performance Lit and Acoustic Music

Friday, November 15, 2019

Presenter: Novelist Roger Bradbury

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Arcade Building 302

Admission: Free

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: Roger 702-279-8465

Performance Lit offers writers of fiction, play script, or creative non-fiction an opportunity to read their work to a discerning audience. Singer-songwriters are also welcome to perform their original work with acoustic instrument accompaniment.. Each performer will receive a five to eight minute segment at the mic. Once the performers are done, Roger will lead an improvisation exercise modeled after "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night." All participants and members of the audience may join in the fun. Let's gather and make some artistic noise!


Spoken Word Performer Roger Bradbury

Holiday Art Show & Sale 2019

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

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.

See above for Gallery Hours. 

Swing/Blues Dance with Cathy Ponton King Band

Saturday, November 23 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

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Join us on Saturday, November 23, for a Swing & Blues Dance with Cathy Ponton King Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom.


Your ticket to the dance includes a complimentary one-hour blues dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm, followed by dancing from 9pm to midnight. 


Come to dance, or to listen to the music, or both! 


Learn more on the event page >>

Purchase tickets here >>


Shop Arts Saturday

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 12pm-5pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: All Galleries

Admission: Free

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



Enjoy a relaxed holiday shopping experience as you browse art studios and galleries in search of unique, handmade gifts. See demonstrations of resident artists at work and try your hand at a few techniques. Fine arts and crafts for sale include glass, ceramics, photography, jewelry, painting and drawing, plus a variety of works in our annual Holiday Art Show & SaleTake a break from your shopping and enjoy hot cider and music by the Washington Conservatory of Music


Remember to #ShopSmall and #ShopArts for this year's Small Business Saturday.