October 2014 - All Events

Stuart Little

September 19 – October 26, 2014

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Shy and thoughtful, Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend? 

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

5 Years of SilverWorks: A Celebration of Techniques

September 20 – October 26, 2014

Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

 


Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present an exhibition celebrating SilverWorks Studio & Gallery from September 20 to October 26. The exhibition features artwork by the director and resident artist Blair Anderson, as well as artwork by studio assistant and teacher, Mawadda Alaswadi. Both women present a rich educational environment to the students of SilverWorks by providing numerous classes in a variety of jewelry making techniques. 5 Years Of SilverWorks: A Celebration of Techniques is a showcase of these techniques that celebrates the fifth anniversary of this student friendly studio. Chasing & Repoussé, Etching, Forming, and the ancient art of Keum Boo are just a few of the techniques used in this collection of one-of-a-kind works by these two artists. The work of honorary students of SilverWorks will also be on display.

 

Reception: Saturday, September 20, 7 to 10pm

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 2, 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.

Rapunzel

            September 19 – October 12, 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 Rapunzel, a “bewitching” tale by Duane T. Bowers, of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert.  Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince.  The Puppet Co. uses “coloring-book” charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org.

Contra Dance

October 3, 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. Tonight Will Mentor calls to Nor'easter with Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle), Max Newman on guitar/mandolin and Julie Valimont on piano/accordion/jaw harp. Beginners are always welcome!

Blues Dance

Friday, October 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents their annual BamBLOOZled weekend with their first dance featuring Homemade Jamz Blues Band. They may be young — Ryan Perry on vocals and guitars is 21; Kyle Perry on bass is 19; Taya Perry on drums is 15 — but the Homemade Jamz play the old stuff with complete, insane mastery. They are absolutely incredible.The evening includes a beginner blues lesson from 8 - 9 pm followed by dancing to live music until midnight.

 

Please check out the entire BamBLOOZled Weekend including two full days of Blues workshops, competitions and dances with some of the best Blues bands around.

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.

 

Open Saturday, October 25: 10am to 12pm

The Sentient Object: Still Life Painting by Ephraim Rubenstein

September 20 to October 19, 2014

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

The exhibition, The Sentient Object, is a solo exhibition by Ephraim Rubenstein, explores the expressive capabilities of the still-life. Rubenstein has always believed that still-life objects have the power to raise potent human emotions. More than half of the paintings in the show come from the series, “The Great War and Me”, a group of paintings and drawings exploring his Grandfather’s involvement in World War I. Also included in the exhibition are paintings from an on-going series of discarded books and other common objects that he believes not only define us as human, but that are in danger of disappearing.  

 

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Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pm

 

Join the Friends of the Yellow Barn for an Artist Talk featuring Ephraim Rubenstein on Friday, October 17 and a "Color Spot Painting" workshop on Saturday, October 18. 

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Blues Workshops

Saturday, October 4, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Various prices

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents a full day of Blues Workshops as part of their BamBLOOZled Weekend.  Check out the entire workshop schedule and registration options by visiting capitalblues.org. The fun continues with dancing to live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Blues Dance

Saturday, October 4, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents the main event of their annual BamBLOOZled weekend with Kim Massie, Blues Diva at the Spanish Ballroom. Kim Massie is one of the most recognizable vocalists in the Midwest. Her ability to sing not only blues and gospel but rock, pop, country and R&B have earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards. She’s got the soul.

 

Beginner blues lesson from 8 - 9 pm is followed by dancing to live music until midnight.

 

Be sure to check CapitalBlues.org/bambloozled for more information about the entire schedule of blues workshops and dances offered during the weekend. 

Blues Workshops

Sunday, October 5, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Various prices

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents a full day of Blues Workshops as part of their BamBLOOZled Weekend.  Check out the entire workshop schedule and registration options by visiting capitalblues.org. The fun continues with dancing to live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Waltz Dance

October 5, 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 Valse Impressions with Katie Davis Henderson (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), 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. 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 5, 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

http://www.tangobrillantedc.com

 


 

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. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 5, 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 Will Mentor calls with Nor'Easter.

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 9, 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.

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!

Photo Slam: The Exhibit

October 10 - November 17, 2014

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

Art Walk in the Park @ Glen Echo Park:  October 10, 2014, 6-8 PM

Reception and Gallery Talk:  Sunday, November 9, 2014, 6-8 PM

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

In partnership with FOTOWEEK DC (Nov 7-16), Photoworks presents award-winning images from last year's hip, fast-paced Photo Slam at Busboys and Poets.  Featured photographers are Michele Egan, Serli Lala, Julie Miller, and Pablo de Loy.  For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Contra Dance

October 10, 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 celebrate their 40th Anniversary presenting 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. Tonight Susan Taylor calls with the Glen Echo Open Band. Beginners are always welcome!

Salsa Dance

Friday, October 10, 8 pm - Midnight

Presenter: High Energy Productions

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $12

Contact Email: searchernet@comcast.net

http://www.oohsalsa.com/

 


 

High Energy Productions presents a Salsa dance, featuring a beginner/intermediate Salsa lesson with Keith Givens from 8 - 9 pm, followed by recorded music from 9 pm - midnight. The lesson is included in the admission price.

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 11, 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 Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven is the newest addition to the Rhythm Club family. This seven-piece line-up, with trumpet, reeds, and a four-piece rhythm section, really gives Glenn the opportunity to flex his muscles and have some fun as an arranger and composer. It's here that you'll hear charts for all his latest compositions as well as his newest small-band arrangements of vintage classics by artists like Benny Goodman, Count Basie, John Kirby, Duke Ellington, and more. The Savoy Seven will have you in the groove and swingin' like 1942!

 

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.

Family Dance

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

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 dance calling from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, church or synagogue group, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.

 

Today the Ann Fallon calls with Graham DeZarn.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 12, 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

http://www.tangobrillantedc.com

 


 

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. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 12, 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 Ted Hodapp calls with the Dead Sea Squirrels.

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 16, 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.

Artist Lecture: The Importance of Still Life

Friday, October 17, 6:30-7:30pm

Reception following, 7:30-8:30pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Studio

Admission: $45/Yellow Barn members; $60 non-members

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Importance of Still Life
lecture by Ephraim Rubenstein

 

"I have always believed that still life objects have the power to raise potent human emotions. In seeing still life as a vehicle for expressing formal concerns and problems only, modernism has turned its back on a tremendously expressive genre."
- Ephraim Rubenstein

 

Purchase tickets here:  http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com/SpecialEvents.htm

Contra Dance

October 17, 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. Tonight Ted Hodapp calls to Coffee Zombies with Tom Cunningham on fiddle and guitar, Bob Douglas on percussion and guitar and Dianna Davis on piano, accordion and clarinet. Beginners are always welcome!

Swing & Blues Crossover Dance

Friday, October 17, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises & Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion/Cuddle-Up Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises and Capital Blues collaborate to present a night of swing dancing with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion featuring Josh Fialkoff & the Fried Bananas.

 

Created as a fun experiment, The Fried Bananas had such smashing success they quickly became requested at all the major venues in Boston. Playing a mix of blues, old standards, and gypsy jazz, they have a sound that is both versatile and classic. Four of the six members are swing dancers themselves - Shawn Hershey on the trumpet, Josh Fialkoff on piano, Anna Callahan on vocals and trumpet, and Jeramie Anderson on drums, making them ideal for swing venues as "dancers playing for dancers."

 

Both a beginning Swing lesson and a blues lesson are offered from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle and Mike Marcotte of Capital Blues. Dancers may choose the lesson they wish to take (included in the admission). The lessons will be held in the Bumper Car Pavilion and the Cuddle-Up Pavilion.

Cajun/Zydeco Music & Dance Festival

Saturday, October 18, 12 pm - midnight

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Various prices

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@verizon.net

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


 

Dancing by the Bayou presents a Cajun and Zydeco Music and Dance Festival with live music by multiple bands, including Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners, Mo' Mojo, Acadien Cajun Band, and Lil' Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations! Join us for a day full of dancing - see the current Schedule here. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary. Please check back for even more information about the schedule and additional bands.

Contrastock IV - All-Day Dances!

Sunday, October 19, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Various prices

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

On October 19th at Glen Echo Park's Spanish Ballroom, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington is sponsoring the 4th Annual ContraStock contra dance festival. The dance goes from 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Here are the dancing details:

The three bands performing are:
- Coffee Zombies at 1:00 pm
- Perpetual E-Motion at 3:40 pm
- Elixir at 7:00 pm

- All-Band Hoedown Dance Jam at 9:40 pm

Callers will be Bev Bernbaum, Will Mentor and Nils Fredland.

Visit the FSGW Contrastock 4 web page for more details!

Waltz Dance

October 19, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 Rhapsody with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina, Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), and Ralph Gordon (bass).  Dancing from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 19, 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

http://www.tangobrillantedc.com

 


 

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. 

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 23, 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.

Contra Dance

October 24, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Michael Hamilton with Ari & Mia with Ari & Mia Friedman on fiddle, cello and banjo; third musician TBA. Beginners are always welcome!

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, October 24, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room 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.

Ancient Materials, Modern Aesthetic

October 25 to November 23, 2014

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present “Ancient Materials, Modern Aesthetic,” Lime Stucco Plaster in Contemporary Mosaics. In May 2014 ten mosaic artists from across the United States participated in a workshop under the tutelage of mosaic master Dagmar Friedrich from the Friuli region in Northeast Italy. The focus was on the use of the ancient material of lime stucco plaster and how that technique could be incorporated into the design of contemporary mosaics.  The artists used their own artistic voice to translate the instructor’s design into works of art. This exhibit displays the final project of each participant.  The similarities and differences in their mosaics provide interesting insights into each artist’s aesthetic. To further explore the dynamic of these differences, the exhibit includes other examples of the artists’ work. 

 

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

Fall Frolic 2014

October 25, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade around the Park. Activities will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  

 

Visit our Fall Frolic page for more details!

Photoworks Master Lecture Series

October 25 through November 15, 2014

Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Arcade Building, 2nd Floor

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Join four master photographers as they talk about their work and their passion for the telling image. Four veteran photographers—all of them award-winning, internationally acclaimed and brimming with experience and great stories—will inaugurate the Photoworks Master Lecture series next month at Glen Echo Park in partnership with 2014 FOTOWEEK DC, a celebration of photography in the Metropolitan Region. 

 

FRANK VAN RIPER
“Photographing in a Foreign Country”

Saturday, October 25th, 1-2 PM
2nd Floor, Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park

 

Internationally acclaimed photographer, journalist and author Frank Van Riper will kick off PHOTOWORKS Master Lecture series on Saturday, Oct. 25th with a lavishly illustrated talk entitled “Photographing in a Foreign Country.”  Frank, who leads photography workshops in Maine, Umbria and Venice with his wife and professional partner Judith Goodman, is the author of five books, including the international bestseller Serenissima: Venice in Winter.  In his talk Frank will combine gorgeous landscape and documentary photography with practical hints on how these photographs were made.  This lecture follows Frank’s first Photoworks lecture last Spring, entitled ‘See the Light’ that drew back-to-back sold out audiences.
 

Swing Dance

Saturday, October 25, 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 by Chelsea Reed & the Fair Weather Five in the historic Spanish Ballroom. When vocalist Chelsea Reed brought five of her friends together to play some tunes in a South Philly dining room in October 2012 little did she know that someday she and her band of handsome gentlemen would find themselves playing at the latest DCLX dance event! And not just any DCLX event, but the premier of our newly revamped DCLX'tra series. It's not our main dance exchange, it is a special gift from us to you! Hope to see you there!

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight.

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, October 26, 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 Samba 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.

Open Rehearsal "The Girl Child Project" Dance Performance

Sunday, October 26, 4pm

Presenter: Light Switch Dance Theatre & Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Hall of Mirrors

Admission: $8

http://lightswitchdance.wix.com/lsdt

 


 

"The Girl Child Project" is a collaborative dance performance project by Sandra C. Atkinson of Light Switch Dance Theatre and Shruthi Mukund  and Deepti Mukund of Natyabhoomi School of Dance.  Music by Deepak Ram.

The Girl Child Project is a multi-disciplinary project that raises awareness of the “girl child” world over and her plight. Through this artistic lens we hope the audience will connect to the issue beyond the presentation. Through Bharathnatyam Indian classical dance, Contemporary dance, original/live music and visual art we aim to show how the violence against women is an atrocity that affects all communities. We want to show through these forms that we can all be a part of a positive shift to the “girl child” issue.

 

Join us for an Open Rehearsal of this work in progress, Sunday, October 26, 4pm, Hall of Mirrors. Tickets at the door, $8.

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, October 26, 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

http://www.tangobrillantedc.com

 


 

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. 

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, October 26, 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 Anna Rain calls with Ari and Mia Band.

Contra Techno Dance

Thursday, October 30, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $8; $6 for FSGW members, and age 17 and under

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Experience a special Halloween edition of Contra Sonic.  FSGW presents a "Techno" Contra Dance with a DJ spinning an eclectic mix of music and a caller leading the dances. This dance will be held in the Spanish Ballroom and includes a beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing from 8 - 11 pm.

Blues Dance

Thursday, October 30, 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.

Halloween Contra Dance!

October 31, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $11 / $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 Louie Cromartie calls with ContraForce with Andrea Raffield on fiddle, Joey Dorwart on drums and saxophone, and Jimi "Two Nails" Periano on acoustic and electric guitars. Beginners are always welcome!