January 25, 2020 - All Events

VIRTUAL - Online Classes

Ongoing

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Contact Email: registrar@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/

 


 

Many of our classes at Glen Echo Park have gone online!  We now offer more than 50 classes for kids, teens, and adults online, including classes presented by the Yellow Barn Studio, Washington Conservatory of Music, Photoworks, and Adventure Theatre MTC.  

 

Visit our Online Classes page to browse and sign up for online classes!

 

NEW!  FALL 2020

Our Fall Classes catalog will be published online on August 12.  Visit our Online Classes page for more detailed information.

 

Virtual STEAM

ANYTIME! Online!

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids 10 & Under

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

 


 

NEW Virtual STEAM Projects Series

(STEM + Art = STEAM!)

Art Meets Science in Short Experiments for Parents & Children

 

Visit the Virtual STEAM page page:

A new project series will be available at the end of June.

VIRTUAL - Saturday Art Explorers

ANYTIME! Online!

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids 10 & Under

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

 


 

Saturday Art Explorers GOES VIRTUAL!  Visit our Saturday Art Explorers page for video tutorials and materials lists for art projects at home! New projects bi-weekly. 

 

Visit the Saturday Art Explorers page:

Contra Dance

Friday, January 24, 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!

 

Live music by JWalk

 

Fran Abrams "Unpainted Colors"

January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Monday through Saturday, 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

 


Fran Abrams' work in Unpainted Colors is created from polymer clay and is designed to be hung on the wall like a bas relief. Polymer clay is a man-made substance that begins as blocks of solid-colored clay-like material. The clay colors blend just like blending paints. Like many polymer clay artists, Abrams uses a pasta machine to condition the clay, to blend colors, and to achieve complex designs. Her work is unusual because of what is not there. There is no paint. All of the colors come from the clay itself. The focus is not only on blending the various color clays, but also on manipulating the results to express the themes of the pieces. The works are framed and presented without glass, allowing the viewer to see the intricacies of the designs.

 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm

RSVP

Paper Complex

January 11 - February 16, 2020

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12am 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

 


In Paper Complex, artists Jessica Beels, Ellen Kennedy, and Saaraliisa Ylitalo display the myriad ways to manipulate paper. Their distinctive styles and techniques tell the stories of their individual explorations and artistic processes. The thoughtful details and conceptual designs in their works are meditative, inviting viewers to experience the complexities of paper transformation. Each work evokes a deeper meaning; our interaction with paper has cross-cultural differences and significances. This show meets at the intersection of acknowledging this everyday material and the limitless ways in which paper can be manipulated, transformed, and reimagined. 

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm

RSVP

Rapunzel

January 17 - February 16, 2020

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: Pre-K - Grade 4

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

Rapunzel is a fantastic one-woman show that puts a twist on the Disney version. As with most Puppet Co. Theatre shows, the story follows the original, classic fairytale. Master puppeteer Liz Dapo will return with her one-woman performance of this timeless classic.

 

Age recommendation: PreK - Grade 4; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, January 25, 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

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, January 25, 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 in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Swing. Jump Blues. Vintage Lounge. Boogie Woogie. Formed in 2017, The Alpha Rhythm Kings have created quite a stir with music fans, having crafted an exciting California sound, with what Roots Music Magazine No Depression calls "the badge of authenticity." The band's top quality musicians, with Robert Dehlinger's blazing trumpet and "magnetic" singing (Jazz Corner) leading the way, are a favorite with swing dancers. Their debut recording, "California Boogie," featuring their exciting original arrangement of "Oh Marie," is a "truly happening party record" (Jazz Corner), and one of the "greatest swingin' releases worldwide" (Hey Mister Jesse).

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Band plays two sets 9:00 pm -11:45 pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.