December 6, 2019 - All Events

Blues Dance

Thursday, December 5, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

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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.

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery


Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228



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.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo


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



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.

Contra Dance

Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

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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!


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Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, December 6, 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.



Susan Sonde is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her debut collection, In the Longboats with Others (New Rivers Press) won the Capricorn Book Award. The Chalk Line was a finalist in the National Poetry Series. In a busy 2019, The Arsonist (Main Street Rag) was released, Evenings at the Table of an Intoxicant was a finalist in the New Rivers New Voices contest, and The Last Insomniac, a chapbook, now working its way to a full collection, was a finalist for the James Tate Award. Individual poems have appeared in many prestigious journals such as the North American Review, the Southern Humanities Review, and New Letters. She has received a National Endowment Award in poetry, grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Gordon Barber Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Adam Lauver is an actor, comedian, and recovering PhD student. His work includes dialogic communication research and practice, social justice activism, and facilitating workshops in prisons and jails. In 2018 he coauthored a book chapter titled "The Big Worlds Swirled": Dialogue, Reciprocity, and Rigorous Critical Pedagogy in a Prison Classroom. His first book, an experimental play titled The Last Thing I'll Ever WriteWrite (Part One), was published by Plays Inverse Press in January 2019. He also wrote and stars in The Podney Dangercast, a 40-minuteaudio drama podcast about Rodney Dangerfield.