October 2018 - 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.

Blueberries for Sal

September 21 - October 21, 2018

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother are picking delicious blueberries to can for the long winter months ahead to make delicious desserts. On the other side of Maine's Blueberry Hill, a mama bear and baby bear are filling up for the long hibernation. But somehow Sal and a baby bear have a mixed up adventure and lose their mothers!

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Hansel and Gretel

October 4 to November 16, 2018

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 4 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


Humperdink's children's opera, full of magic, music and dazzling special effects. The puppets, lights, music and effects, are all operated by Christopher Piper, who also performs all the live vocal characterizations. The production has long been a favorite of children and their parents, and is an excellent introduction to musical story for children.

 

Age recommendation: 4 years old - adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 4, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

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, Sue Hill, 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

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am

     Closed Easter Sunday, April 1

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

     Open Wednesday, July 4th

 

Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-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!

Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Fridays, 11am - 1pm

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: Ages 2-5 with adult

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 admission

Contact Phone: 301.955.6256

http://www.gepaquarium.org

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Join us for Animal Storytime at the Glen Echo Park Aquarium!  On Fridays, ages 2-5 with adult, will enjoy an aquatic themed storytime session. Stay to explore the Aquarium exhibits and touch tank until 1pm. For the story of the day and more information go to gepaquarium.org

 

Contra Dance

Friday, October 5, 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!

 

Brian Hamshar calls to Sugar Beat.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, October 5, 7:30 - 9:00 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. The flyer for the October date is available HERE. 

 

Featured authors this month:

 

Sean Enright's poems have appeared in Triquarterly, The Threepenny Review, The Sewanee Review and other literary magazines, plus the anthology Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller's Cabin, 1984-2001.  He is the author of four books of poetry including, most recently, The Beautiful Ones (2017). He has also written two novels, Nearly True (2012), and Goof and Other Stories (2001).  His play, The Third Walking Gentleman was a semi-finalist for the 2007 National Playwright's Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.  Sean has taught writing workshops at the University of Maryland, the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Trinity College in Washington, DC and Montgomery College.  Currently he works at Montgomery College as a project manager.

 

Sheila Martel was raised in Nova Scotia and Montreal. A poet and preschool teacher, Sheila’s current work focuses on the themes of belonging and community.  She recently published a prose & poetry piece about her empty nest experience in Middle Grounds: Essays on Midlife Mothering. (Demeter Press:Toronto)

 

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.

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 activites 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.

Places We Find

September 29 to November 4, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 29, 4 to 6pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

The Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present Places We Find. This exhibition has photographs by two photographers, Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia Kilroy.

Sandy Sugawara's photographs are framed around objects encountered in everyday life, things like washing machines, electrical cords, office phones, window shades and bus stops. They are the kind of objects that rarely warrant a second glance. Yet when a splash of sunlight or an unexpected spot of color appears, an otherwise mundane object can take on an otherworldly radiance. This is the kind Sugawara seeks to find, intimate scene with a quiet energy, a place where viewers can learn to exhale.

Catiana Garcia Kilroy's photographs are about showing how common places can become a source of surprise and discovery. With this objective, their framing puts together unexpected fragments of place, objects or people. Or scenes in they use scenes in the forefront of the photograph, forcing viewers to slow down the process of seeing and discovery. By making viewers slow down, Kilroy hopes to help them pay more attention to details and unexpected interactions between objects, colors, and shapes.

Out Loud & in the Bushes: Trinka Roeckelein and Roger Strassman

October 6 to November 11

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening Reception, Saturday, October 13, 4 to 6:30pm

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

 


 

Glen Echo Park Presents Out Loud & In the Bushes by Trinka Roeckelein and Roger Strassman.

Visions and Voices 2018

October 6 to November 11

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening Reception, Sunday, October 7, 4 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

 


 

Art Glass Center Artists explore the many facets of glass in this exhibition of fine art glass.  The exhibit reflects the endless possibilities of glass while echoing the artists’ personalities. View the broad range of glass, from complex sculptures and wall hangings to elegant vessels and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

 

Opening Reception

Sunday, October 7, 4 to 6pm

Jamie Platt

October 6 & 7, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, October 6, 2 to 4pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Jamie Platt. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, October 6, 2 to 4pm. This show will run from October 6 - 7. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Argentine Tango | Live Music by Otros Aires

Saturday, October 6, 8:00 pm - Midnight

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $40 at-the-door / $30 at-the-door students

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/630958683929698/

Buy tickets here Otros Aires


Otros Aires is a 21st century audiovisual TANGO (Electrotango, Neotango, Tango Nuevo, Fusion) project created, produced and directed by the Argentinean musician & architect Miguel Di Genova. Since its founding in 2003, the group has released six studio albums and completed dozens of tours in Europe and the Americas.

 

We will have a very special dance class from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, taught by two members of the band Otros Aires. The topic will be "musicality in Tango dancing." The class is included in the cost of admission.

A gran milonga will follow, with dancing from 9:00 - Midnight.

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, October 7, 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 band is SUGAR BEAT with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano).

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 7, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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.

 

Caroline Barnes calls to Waverley Station.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 11, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, October 12, 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!

 

Anna Rain calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Autumn Colors

October 13 to November 10

Saturdays & Sundays, 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

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Autumn Colors, a mixed media exhibition exploring the brilliance of this season. Glen Echo Park artists exhibit paintings, photography, and glass that explore the many dimensions of autumn – from colorful multitudes to reflective natural scenes.  

Abby Liles

October 13 & 14, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, October 13, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Abby Liles. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, October 13, 4 to 6pm. This show will run from October 13 - 14. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: New Columbia Swing

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

https://newcolumbiaswing.org/

 


 

New Columbia Swing presents a swing dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion with Craig Gildner and the Ivy City 6. Included in admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Artriculate Workshop - Prepare for Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Arcade 302

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership and ARTriculate

Location: Arcade 302

Admission: Free

Contact Email: Florence@artriculate.com

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

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Workshop for Teen Artists:

Preparing for Portfolio Day

 

The Washington, DC National Portfolio Day is on Saturday, November 17th. Join us for an informative, hands-on workshop designed to help students interested in pursuing a degree in the visual arts prepare to attend and get the most out of National Portfolio Day this year.

 

Learn what to expect, what to bring in your portfolio and what questions you should be ready to answer and ask.

 

This free workshop will also allow you to have a mock portfolio review by an Art Educator with many years of experience helping students prepare their portfolios for application to study art in college.  Increase your preparedness and gain confidence to attend Portfolio Day!

 

More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com

www.ARTriculate.com

 

Waltz Dance

Sunday, October 14, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students and 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 band is SOME ASSEMBLY, with Joe Klausner, Adam Lee, Mary Corletta Flora, Donna Boylan.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Family Dance

Sunday, October 14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.

 

Janine Smith calls to Rhys' Pieces.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 14, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 14, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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.

 

Janine Smith calls with Morrison Brothers Band.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, October 16, 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, it's loud, 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. 

 

Tonight J9 (Janine Smith) calls with DJ Mike.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 18, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, October 19, 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!

 

Emma Anderson calls to The Organic Family Band.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, October 19, 8:30 - 11:30 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 with Dabe and Janelle Johnson, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Walt Bartman

October 20 & 21, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, October 20, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Walt Bartman. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, October 20, 6 to 8pm. This show will run from October 20 - 21. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18 general / $14 students

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion!

 

The Craig Gildner Big Band is a thirteen piece repertoire orchestra authentically recreating the sounds of the swing era made famous by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Artie Shaw and others. Arrangements are direct transcriptions and stock selections that would have been played back in the day by bands across the country. Adding to the period feel, the rhythm section boasts calfskin drums arranged in a manner much like Krupa’s, gut wound bass strings, acoustic rhythm guitar on a vintage Gibson L7, and stride piano solos.

 

The musicianship is of the highest caliber. Bandleader Craig Gildner handpicked each and every section from DC’s pool of talented musicians. The band can whisper and scream… and everything in between…all in just one song!

 

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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Waltz Dance

Sunday, October 21, 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 band is RHAPSODY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 21, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 21, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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.

 

Greg Frock calls with Rhapsody.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 25, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra Dance

Friday, October 26, 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 their annual Halloween Contra dance with 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. Tonight Janine Smith calls to Ball, Gordon & Oorts with Tim Ball (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Paul Oorts (mandolin).

 

There will be a COSTUME CONTEST and prizes will go to the best Classic Scary, Current Event, Most Artistic, and Best Pair. This is a fundraiser for the benefit of Glen Echo Park.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Montgomery County Art Teachers

October 27 & 28, 2018

Saturday - Sunday, 11am to 5pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, October 28, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents the Montgomery County Art Teachers. There will be an artists' reception on Saturday, October 28, 4 to 6pm. This show will run from October 27 - 28. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Fall Frolic 2018

October 27, 2018, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Join us for a day of fall fun! Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating ($2/ pumpkin), trick-or-treating in resident art studios and galleries, and a costume parade around the Park. Activities will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  

 

Volunteer Opportunities are available for SSL Hours. Contact kcuthbert@glenechopark.org for details.

 

For more information,

visit our event page >>

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, October 27, 7:30 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 before 9:30 pm / $10 after 9:30 pm

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


 

Come join us for our second anniversary of Swouk DC! What a year of Brazilian zouk & West Coast Swing it has been!

CLASS INSTRUCTORS:

Brazilian Zouk with District Zouk

West Coast Swing with Daniel Pavlov

 

CLASSES:

7:30pm-8:30pm Beginner Zouk & West Coast Swing class

Concurrent beginner courses for those new or needing refreshers to these dances

- Zouk Topics - TBA

- WCS Topics - TBA

 

8:30-9:30pm Intermediate Zouk & West Coast Swing class

Concurrent intermediate courses for those ready to expand their knowledge

- Zouk Topics - TBA

- WCS Topics - TBA

 

DANCING:

9:30pm-2:00am Zouk & WCS Party w/ DJ TBA

Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night!

 

Swing Dance | Halloween Hop

Saturday, October 27, 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

 


 

Get ready for the Halloween Hop with KING TEDDY! It's Sue and Gary's legendary Halloween Hop in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park with decorations, costumes, contests, treats, and fun galore. It's worth showing up just to enjoy the outfits! At the intersection of swing, rockabilly and jump blues is where you'll find KING TEDDY, happily hanging out and humming Beatles tunes. Although their influences are varied (including everyone from Louis Prima to Sam Cooke to Gene Vincent to the afore-mentioned quartet), they are single-minded in their musical mission—to swing, baby!

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, October 28, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented at 3 pm, followed by dancing to wonderful live music from 3:30 - 6:00 pm. Admission includes the lesson. No partner or prior experience needed

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 28, 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 28, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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.

 

JoLaine calls with Frog Hammer.

 

For a calendar view of all the October dances, visit the October "Month-at-a-Glance Calendar."