August 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.

Cat in the Hat

June 21 to August 18, 2019

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

From the moment his tail, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Circus!

June 28 - August 4, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Many of the acts we built more than 50 years ago by Christopher's parents for "Len Piper's International Marionette Circus."

 

Age recommendation: All ages are welcome; Running time: 35 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

2019 Summer Concert Series: Arundelair Chorus

Thursday, August 1 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Arundelair Chorus. Arundelair Chorus is an a cappella organization of women who sing and meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize and have fun. They have 21 women of varying ages from all walks of life. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner.

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 1, 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.

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!

Human = Nature: Marc Robarge

August 2 to September 2, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Labor Day Monday, September 2, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 to 8pm

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

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Human = Nature, featuring the art of Marc Robarge. The works in this exhibition are meant to prompt the viewer to consider the connection between humans and the natural world. They exist at the intersection of humanity, art, biology, metaphysics, and reverence for the earth. Each piece is an affirmation, acknowledging our shared DNA and giving voice to an organic knowledge deeper than words. Through a variety of media and forms, Robarge explores the overarching theme of our intrinsic connection to the natural world. His intent is to create forms that are convincingly organic and rooted in the shared biology between humankind and the flora, fauna, and fungi upon which life depends.

 

Art Walk Reception

Friday, August 2, 6 to 8pm

Gallery Talk

Saturday, August 24, 5 to 6pm

Turning Wood Into Art

August 2 to September 2

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Labor Day Monday, September 2, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 to 8pm

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

 


 

Turning Wood into Art is an exhibition of works created by members of Montgomery County Woodturners (MCW). The show prompts visitors to see and appreciate the wide variety of wooden objects that can be created on a lathe. A primary goal of MCW is to enhance awareness of turned wood as both a craft and an art form by sharing an array of hand-made functional, decorative, and sculptural items.

 

MCW is a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), based in Rockville MD. Organized in 2007 with goals of education, sharing, outreach, safety, and camaraderie, it is a diverse group of more than 80 woodturners of all ages, with skills varying from novice to professional. The common trait its members share is a passion to create beautifully turned, hand crafted objects from trees, most of which would otherwise be destined for the chipper or the fireplace.

 
Art Walk Reception
Friday, August 2, 6 to 8pm

 

Art Walk Friday with Photoworks Faculty

August 2, 2019
Art Walk: Friday, August 2, 6 to 8pm
Meet in the Photoworks Studio 
 

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


Join us at PhotoWorks this Friday, August 2 for a photo shoot around the beautiful and historic Glen Echo Park led by PhotoWorks faculty members.  Please bring a digital camera or phone camera to work with.  The shoot begins at 6:30 in the PhotoWorks Gallery and will return there about 7:15 for the opportunity to upload images in our state of the art digital lab, view and critique the evening.  We look forward to seeing “your take on the Park”.

 

Contra Dance

Friday, August 2, 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!

 

Janine Smith calling to Dave Casserly, Abe Joyner-Meyers, and Owen Morrison

 

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, August 2, 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.

 

 

Lindsay Lusby’s debut poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (June 2019) won the 2018 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from The University of Utah Press, judged by Kimiko Hahn. The author of two previous chapbooks and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review poetry contest, her poems have appeared most recently in The Cincinnati Review, Passages North, The Account, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

 

Susan Okie is a physician, poet and former Washington Post medical reporter.  She received her MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College in January, 2014.  Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, The Bellevue Literary Review, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and other journals. Her chapbook, Let You Fly, was a 2018 finalist in Finishing Line Press’s New Women’s Voices contest.

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 was 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.

Worlds Apart: Juried Youth Photography Exhibition

July 20 to August 25, 2019
Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm and Sundays, 1pm to 7pm
Reception, Gallery Talk, and awards ceremony: Saturday, July 27, 5pm to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks Gallery presents "Worlds Apart", the 7th annual juried show for young photographers. The show seeks to identify what makes us all the same and all so different. The young photographers show their world, across the globe or around the corner in their neighborhood.

Juror, Kristen McNicholas is an Associate Photo Editor at National Geographic with the Your Shot photo community. She previously interned at the White House Photo Office during the Obama Administration and with Education Week. As a photo editor with a community, Kristen loves to guide photographers to challenge themselves to make their best work. 

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 3, 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.

 
Henri Herbert is a piano-playing phenomenon, and definitely one of the most sought after boogie woogie blues piano men in the world. His video of Henri’s Boogie has racked up an incredible 18 million YouTube hits. Following successful tours of the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Spain and France, showcases at SXSW 2016, two critically acclaimed EPs, live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC Radio 6 Music and Jazz FM and opening for Richard Hawley, Herbert is firmly establishing himself as one to watch.
 
Born in France, and raised in the UK, at an early age he was drawn to records made by the piano-pounding pioneers Jerry Lee Lewis and Albert Ammons. He cut his musical teeth performing all over Europe before being invited to join the mighty Jim Jones Revue in 2011.
 
After several world tours, The JJR disbanded in 2014 and Henri launched a solo career. He now fronts Henri Herbert and The Fury, his best-ever lineup with Jez Southgate on bass and Aidan Sinclair on drums. 
 
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.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 4, 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 Trio con Brio. With Paul Oorts, Jonathan Jensen (piano), and Elke Baker (violin and viola)

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 4, 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. DJ dance. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 4, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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.

 

Penelope Weinberger calling with by Tea and Honey

2019 Summer Concert Series: Aloha Boys

Thursday, August 8 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Aloha Boys. Born and raised in Hawai'i and transplanted to the Washington D.C. area to pursue careers, The Aloha Boys, Glen Hirabayashi, Isaac Ho'poi'i and Irv Queja - met in 1996 while playing music for their children at Halau O'Aulani, a school of Hawai'ian culture, in the Washington D.C. area. A special and exciting bond grew musically among The Aloha Boys, who love to kanikapila or play an acoustic down-home, backyard-style Hawai'ian music, a style which includes everything from the very traditional to contemporary songs and styles. They all sign lead and backing vocals. Their voices blend in a nahenage (soft pleasant) style. They have performed at numerous functions from backyard parties to concerts and at many venues including Carnegie Hall and on the National Mall at the opening of the World War II Memorial and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. The music of The Aloha Boys brings them and their audience back to a lifestyle that is unique and precious to Hawai'i. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner.

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 8, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 9, 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!

 

Sargon De Jesus calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Live music by Radio King Orchestra

 

The Radio King Orchestra is one of Washington’s most exciting big bands. From Glen Miller to Tommy Dorsey to Frank Sinatra to Louie Armstrong, their music inspires dancing, recreating the best of swing music from the sophistication of a 1940’s New York Supper Club to the cool elegance and care-free nature of the cherished Rat Pack. The bands signature styling, lush vocals and energy are fun, pure and simple. Whether its your first time on a dance floor or you are a pro, the music will get you “In the Mood!”
 
Feel less than confident in your dance skills? The dance lesson with Glen Echo favorites Flying Feet Enterprises will get you all the moves you need to enjoy the best sprung wooden dance floor in the Washington DC area.
 
Come and have the time of your life with some of the very best musicians and dancers in the Washington area! 
 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 11, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 11, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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.

 

Live Music by Liz Donadlson, Elke Baker and Tom Wright

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, August 13, 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. 

 

DJ Beats and Tea (Jakob Raitzyk)

2019 Summer Concert Series: United States Marine Band - Free Country

Thursday, August 15 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Free Country, the United States Marine Band's popular music ensemble. The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own," is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner.

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 15, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 16, 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!

 

Bob Isaacs calls to Larry Unger, Alexander Mitchell, Rebecca Weiss, and Sophie Chang

 

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, August 16, 8:30 pm - 11:00 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.

 

 

FREE Weekend Activities - Calendar Item

August  17 & 18, 2019

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Ages 2+

Location: Around the Park

Admission: FREE with proof of purchase from Adventure Theatre MTC, the Puppet Co. or Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

We know that you and your family are missing the carousel as much as we are while it is closed for building renovations (re-opening Spring 2020!). So we are pleased to offer free activities over two weekends in August and September 2019 to help you have loads of fun at the Park! 

 

We hope that you will come to the Park to enjoy our regular children's programming -- like theater shows and the aquarium -- and then participate in our FREE activities* on:

 

Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18

Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25

 

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29

 
Free activities run from 11:30am to 3:30pm
 
* Some activities require proof of purchase from Adventure Theatre MTC, the Puppet Co., or Glen Echo Park Aquarium. See below for more information! 

 

Get all the details at www.wemissthecarousel

Links to purchase theater tickets here >>

 

 

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, August 17, 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! www.facebook.com/SwoukDC

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 17, 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.

 

At an impressively young age, the talented Josh Christina has already seen the big city lights of country music capital Nashville when recording his first album as well as performing on the international television stage of Ireland's Late Late Show.

Josh Christina is the future of Rock ’n’ Roll, folks! He plays it the way it was meant to be played. How this 21-year-old musician plays with the soul of Ray Charles, the piano with the feel of Jerry Lee Lewis, the energy of Elvis Presley and the rhythm of the legendary rock n’ roll guitar player, Chuck Berry, who all had their biggest hits before he was born, in fact, before his parents were born, is beyond me!

— Daryl Davis - Legendary Blues Musician 

 

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.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 18, 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 Waltz Sisters. Liz Donaldson, Tina Chancey, Paul Oorts, and Ralph Gordon 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 18, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 18, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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.

 

Live music by Bob Isaacs with Larry Unger

2019 Summer Concert Series: King Soul

Thursday, August 22 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with King Soul. Born of a mutual passion for the deep, down home sounds of an earlier time, eight-piece band King Soul is bringing the excitement of old school Southern Soul to a new audience. Featuring original songs, powerful vocals and an awesome horn section, King Soul has become a top draw at area clubs and events. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner.

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 22, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 23, 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!

 

Eileen Thorsos calls to Calluna

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 24, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 general / $18 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music by Aaron Weinstein and the DC All Star Quartet, in the historic Spanish Ballroom!

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 25, 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.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 25, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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.

 

Live music by Liz Burkhart with Triple Helix

2019 Summer Concert Series: James Bazen Big Band

Thursday, August 29 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the James Bazen Big BandThis exciting 18 piece ensemble features some of the area's best musicians performing a wide range of material.  

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner.

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 29, 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.

Contra Dance

Friday, August 30, 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!

 

Carol Ormand calls to The Latter-Day Lizards

 

Labor Day Art Show

August 31 - September 2, 2019, 12 pm - 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

http://www.glenechopark.org/ldas

 

The 49th Annual Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park will be held in the historic Spanish Ballroom from Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2, 2019.

 

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the exhibition and sale runs from 12 pm to 6 pm each day. Admission is free.  The exhibition features the work of more than 200 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. The show includes works in a wide range of artistic media, including:

 

• sculpture

• painting and drawing

• ceramics

• glass

• jewelry

• fiber arts

• photography

• furniture

• works on paper

Open House for Classes

Saturday, August 31, 12 pm - 4 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://www.glenechopark.org/openhouse

 

Join us for our free Open House for Classes and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park.

Participate in a free workshop ...

Meet Instructors ...

Tour the Park ...

and try something new!

Visit Resident Artist studios, view artist demonstrations, and enjoy interactive family programs.

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Also during Labor Day weekend, the Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a weekend of Irish music and dancing, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. Also, visitors may browse the art work at the 49th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 31, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Bumper Car Pavilion.

Halley Shoenberg Swing Quintet performs classic American songs from Gershwin, Porter, Fats Waller, Arlen, Ellington, Basie and more for swing dancing!


A native of Silver Spring, MD, Halley Shoenberg has performed regularly with Washington, DC/Baltimore area swing bands for more than 20 years (most recently the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes, Craig Gildner and the Blue Sky 5) for dancing and has been featured as clarinet soloist for evening-long Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman tributes. She has played at major venues including the Kennedy Center, National Parks, at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival and Blues Alley.

 

Halley leads her own two- to eleven-piece jazz bands and has recorded three albums including her original compositions. Visit her website www.HalleyJazz.com.

 

Beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8-9pm; band plays two sets 9-11:45pm; DJ music 11:45pm-12midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

live music by Hally Shoenberg Swing Quintet