August 2014 - All Events

Pinkalicious

June 20 – August 31, 2014

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Little Red & the Pigs

July 24 – Aug 31, 2014

Friday, 10:00am & 11:30am

Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am & 1:00pm

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: PreK - Grade 6

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $10

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


The Puppet Co. presents Little Red & the Pigs. What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf?  At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe tells his side of the story, in rap, no less.  Has the notorious pork poacher and grandma impersonator gotten a bum rap, or is he truly deserving of his moniker?  You be the judge!  This is one of our funniest productions and includes lots of audience participation. Performances: Fridays, 10 & 11:30 am; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am & 1pm.  Check website for exact dates & times. Tickets $10, group rates available.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org.

Contra Dance

August 1, 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!

 

Tonight Valerie Helbert calls to Ricochet with Rya Martin on piano, Walter Hojka on fiddle, TJ Johnson on mandolin.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Art Explorers Parent/Child Drop In Art

Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm

Presenter: PGiP, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: 10 years and under

Location: Candy Corner Studio

Admission: $10 per child (with adult)

http://www.pgip.org

 


 

Playgroup in the Park (PGiP), and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio.  Drop-in only; no pre-registration.  $10 per child/parent combo.

 

Art Explorers is on Vacation August 2 through 23 - No Open Studio

 

Join us for the Open House for Classes and Programs - Sat. August 30, 12 to 4pm

Faculty Invitational

July 11 to August 10, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present the annual Faculty Invitational Exhibition. This exhibition features pairings of work by Glen Echo Park faculty members with selected students invited by those instructors. Featured works will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, glass and more.

 

Reception: Friday, July 11, 6 to 8pm as part of Art Walk in the Park.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pm.

Mimi Levine Retrospective

July 25 - August 25, 2014

Saturdays, 1 to 4pm, Sundays, 1 to 8pm

Reception & Gallery Talk, Sunday, August 10, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks is proud to present a retrospective of the illustrious work of Mimi Levine. Levine began her art and commercial photographic career at Photoworks in the late 1970's.  "It all started with the magic of making prints in the Photoworks darkroom." She was photography editor of Washingtonian Magazine from 1980-83, a contributor to Washington Post Magazine, the Montgomery Journal and other local and national publications. Her oeuvre includes black and white silver prints and archival ink jet prints.

Reception & Gallery Talk: Sunday, August 10, 4pm to 6pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange 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.

 

Tonight we are excited to welcome the Perseverance Jazz Band.  They hail from Philadelphia but channel New Orleans, with soulful interpretations of Ragtime, Dixieland, Traditional Jazz, and Second Line tunes.  Perseverance Jazz Band has emerged as a favorite of the Swing and Lindy community in Philadelphia due to their energetic performances, engaging improvisation, and instrumental flare.  

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Negotiated Space Dance Performance

Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:00am & 6:00pm

Presenter: Light Switch Dance Theatre & Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://lightswitchdance.wix.com/lsdt

 


 

Negotiated Space, by Sandra Atkinson (Artistic Director, Light Switch Dance Theatre), is a performance art/installation sites-specific contemporary dance piece. Through dance and visual art Negotiated Space investigates the emotional, mental, and physical effects of space.

 

"Do we shift ourselves in space, time, and effort in response to changes in the space around us? We want to challenge the concept of community by asking, if we change elements for one group of people how does it change for all?"

 

Performances at 11:00am and 6:00pm.

More Info: http://lightswitchdance.wix.com/lsdt

Waltz Dance

August 3, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

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 by WALTZ MAGIC with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass).  Dancing from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 3, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene 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 intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes 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. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 3, 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 called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Jim Kitch calls with Waverley Station.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

August Tiny Tots @ 10:00

SEE BELOW for SELECT Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays.

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 0-4

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $5

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


 

The Puppet Co. presents "Tiny Tots @ 10:00," a program designed for our youngest theater patrons (ages 0-4). The shows are shorter, the lights stay on, the doors stay open, and everyone has a great time! All shows begin at 10 a.m. Running time is 30 minutes. Tickets $5 per person (including babes-in-arms). Pre-Purchases or No-Obligation Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

TINY TOTS SHOWS:

8/06/14

Baby Bear’s Birthday

Wednesday

8/09/14

Old MacDonald's Farm

Saturday

8/10/14

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Sunday 

8/13/14

Panda-Monium

Wednesday

8/20/14

Old McDonald’s Farm

Wednesday

8/23/14

Clowning Around

Saturday

8/24/14

Bunny Business

Sunday

8/27/14

Mother Goose Caboose

Wednesday

8/30/14

Animal Crackers

Saturday

8/31/14

Old McDonald’s Farm

Sunday

 

Summer Concert Series 2014: Redwine Jazz

Thursday, August 7 - 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

 


 

Join us for a free concert featuring the Redwine Jazz Band. The trio is directed by clarinetist, Ben Redwine with guitarist Tom Mitchell and bassist John Previti, and performs "popular" music from the early part of the twentieth century. The goal of the Redwine Jazz Band is the promotion, perpetuation, and performance of traditional jazz---America's only indigenous art form.

 

"At a time when the clarinet is again re-emerging as a major jazz instrument, Ben Redwine and his trio have both summarized the past -- by their brilliant understanding of traditional music -- and defined a major path for the future." — George Huba, jazz aficionado, on Amazon.com review

 

"Redwine's extensive training manifests itself in his impressive agility and lovely tone. He also plays expressively and negotiates his material confidently."-- David Franklin, Jazz Times

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. The Ballroom Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

The Summer Concert Series is presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture with generous support from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation.

Summer Concert Series 2014: U.S. Navy Band "Country Current"

Thursday, August 14 - 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

 


 

Join us for a free concert featuring the U.S. Navy Band "Country Current" -- the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.

 

This seven member ensemble employs musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, Tenn., New York, New Orleans and more. In the tradition of country music, each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments. The band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. The Ballroom Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

The Summer Concert Series is presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture with generous support from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation.

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 7, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

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 Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Art Walk in the Park

May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 10 / 6-8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Join Glen Echo Park every second Friday from June to October for Art Walk in the Park. There will be artist demonstrations, refreshments, open studios and galleries. The event runs from 6pm to 8pm; free and open to all ages. 

 

Visit our Art Walk in the Park  page for more details!

Contra Dance

August 8, 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!

 

Tonight Rachel Wallace calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 9, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by Central Pennsylvania's Neon Swing X-Perience in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Wild. Wacky. Zany. Fun. That sums up Neon Swing X-perience (NSX) in four simple words. Yet there is more to the story of the “only band bold enough to jump, jive, and rock.” NSX was formed in 1998 by Mike Urick with a rag-tag group of musicians who had a passion for the music of a bygone era. Since its origins, NSX has been relentlessly devoted to updating and preserving vintage American genres such as swing, rockabilly, Dixieland jazz, horn rock, and blues. Described as “swing with sting,” NSX’s style is a raucous modernization of multiple influences all rooted in the big bands of the 1930s and 1940s.

 

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

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, August 10, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Hot Society Orchestra of Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $14/ $5 age 12 and under

Contact Email: dave@hotsociety.net

http://www.hotsociety.net/

 


 

Join the Hot Society Orchestra of Washington for an afternoon of dancing, featuring music and dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Dancers will enjoy foxtrot, two-step, waltz, cha-cha, rhumba, swing and more in the Spanish Ballroom. A Foxtrot lesson for all levels is presented by professional instructors 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 complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 10, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene 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 intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes 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. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 10, 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 called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight April Blum calls with Floorplay.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 14, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

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 Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

August 15, 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!

 

Tonight Anna Rain calls to Gaslight Tinkers with Peter Siegel on mandolin, guitar, banjo, Garrett Sawyer on bass, Zoë Darrow on fiddle and Dave Noonan on drums.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, August 15, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Annex

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 complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Glass: Visions & Voices

August 16 – September 14, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo are pleased to present an exhibition of glass art by Art Glass Center artists. This group exhibition includes a variety kiln-formed glass, including functional work, sculpture and jewelry.

 

Artist led tours: Saturday, August 31 at 1 pm and

Friday, September 12 at 6pm

Reception: August 24, 4 to 6pm

Functional, Whimsical, Wearable!

August 16 to September 14, 2014

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Functional, Whimsical, Wearable!, a wearable art exhibition featuring a variety of adornments, including fiber art, clothing, and sculptural jewelry.

 

Reception: Friday, September 12, 6 to 8pm as part of Art Walk in the Park.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pmand Labor Day Monday, 12:00 – 6:00pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Casey MacGill Quartet performs music that swings. Nat "King" Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. This is the American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. At the core of Casey's sound are his band's sometimes sweet, sometimes rough-hewn three-part harmony vocals and a piano-ukulele-bass-and-drums rhythm section that swings in a variety of textures.

 

We're so lucky—Casey will be in town earlier in August for the Ukulele Festival at Strathmore in Bethesda, then is sticking around to play for us at the beautiful Spanish Ballroom. What a night! The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8 - 9 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm - midnight in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

August 17, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

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 by Terpsichore with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).  Dancing from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 17, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene 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 intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes 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. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 17, 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 called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Bill Wellington calls with The Little Dustup String Band.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Summer Concert Series 2014: Memphis Gold & Band

Thursday, August 21 - 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

 


 

Join us for a free concert featuring Memphis Gold & Band. Chester Chandler, a.k.a. Memphis Gold, has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century and included four full length albums, nine international tours, and several blues festivals. Memphis has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Taj Mahal, Roomful of Blues, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Otis Rush, The Temptations, Jimmy Vaughn, and many more.

 

Whether you see Memphis locally or internationally, audiences thoroughly enjoy his unique style of deep rooted Memphis blues. Those who know Memphis feel he sounds like Albert King, King of the Blues Guitar, B.B. King, Buddy Guy or Howlin' Wolf and Muddy "Mississipi" Waters. According to the UK Blues and Rhythm Magazine, “Memphis Gold stands with one foot in the past and one foot in the present...[he] could be one of the youngest (and one of the last) to have picked cotton on the Dockery and Stovall plantations. Appreciative of his roots, yet too young to be completely anchored in the past, his original music moves forward with funky rhythms, odd chord changes and structures, and his own idiosyncratic view of life.”

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Bench seating provided but you may bring a chair if preferred. The Glen Echo Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

The Summer Concert Series is presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture with generous support from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation and water donated by DrinkMore Water.

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 21, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT! Capital Blues proudly presents Memphis Gold, who will be bringing down the house with his band’s soulful blues music. 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 Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

Contra Dance

August 22, 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!

 

Tonight Andrea Nettleton calls to Floorplay witt Rya Martin on piano, Paul Rosen on mandolin, fiddle and accordion and Will Morrison on drums..

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 23, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.” Beginning swing lesson at 8 pm is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 24, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $15/lesson or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: Rene Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

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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 intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes 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. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 24, 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 called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Susan Taylor calls with A Graham DeZarn Joint.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Summer Concert Series 2014: U.S. Navy Band "Cruisers"

Thursday, August 28 - 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

 


 

Join us for a free concert featuring the U.S. Navy Band "Cruisers" -- As the U.S. Navy's premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy's most dynamic performers. Formed in 1999 as a specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, the Cruisers are under the leadership of drummer, Senior Chief Musician Leon Alexander. The group takes its name from the Navy's versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship – the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz & standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material.

 

This elite group has engaged and excited audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and abroad with world-class musicianship and high energy, fun-filled performances.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. The Ballroom Cafe will be open or bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

The Summer Concert Series is presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture with generous support from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation and water donated by DrinkMore Water.

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 28, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

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 Back Room Annex is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

44th Annual Labor Day Art Show

August 30 - September 1, 2014

Art Show - Saturday through Monday, 12 - 6 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show features more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area and over 450 works of art. Many of the artists have a connection to Glen Echo Park either as instructors, students, or resident artists. Art works include photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. Art works are for sale.

 

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The Irish Music & Dance Showcase will also be featured on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, from 1 pm - 5 pm, in the Bumper Car Pavilion. This FREE event will feature outstanding musicians and Irish dancers! Don't miss the Park's Open House for Classes on Saturday, August 30. This will be a great opportunity to check out all the Park has to offer!

Contra Dance

August 29, 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!

 

Tonight Janine Smith calls with the Treble Makers with Robin Wilson on flute and concertina, Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Brenna Hogan on hammered dulcimer and Liz Donaldson on piano..

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Open House for Classes

Saturday, August 30

12:00 pm - 4:00 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

 


 

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 demonstrations, and enjoy theater performances and 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 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Irish Music and Dance Showcase

Daily: Saturday, August 30 thru Monday, September 1

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

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. FREE and open to the public, 1 pm - 5 pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The weekend-long Irish festivities will entertain and delight the many visitors expected over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Also during Labor Day weekend, join us for our free Open House for Classes on Saturday, August 30 from 12 pm - 4 pm, and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park. Visit Resident Artist studios, meet instructors, view demonstrations. Also, browse the art work at the 44th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12 pm - 6 pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 30, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18 adults; age 17 and uner $12

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing with live music by Lush Life, featuring Lynn McCune from New York City. Lush Life plays the classic swing sounds from the likes of Count Basie's combo or the Benny Goodman Sextet, mixed in with the jump blues & boogie sounds of Louis Prima, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, etc. Ms. McCune will lend her fabulous voice to those numbers made famous by the likes of Keeley Smith, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and more!

 

A beginning Swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle is included in the cost of admission. Following the lesson, the dance with Lush Life runs from 9 pm to midnight.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 31, 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 called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Perry Shafran calls with The Love Mongrels Trio.

 

For a complete list of all the August dances, visit the August Month-at-a-Glance calendar.