April 2014 - All Events

Frank Van Riper: On Location

March 22 through April 24, 2014

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Partnership Office Gallery, Arcade Bldg. 2nd Floor

 


Glen Echo Park Partnership presents an exhibition of photographs by Frank Van Riper taken on location at Glen Echo Park and abroad. Frank Van Riper is an award-winning photojournalist, author, fine art photographer and faculty member with the Photoworks Studio at Glen Echo Park.  In the Partnership Office Gallery, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

 

Van Riper is presenting a talk for "Picture Perfect," a Member and Donor Event on March 22.

APRIL 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.

 

APRIL TINY TOTS SHOWS:

4/02/14

Old McDonald’s Farm

Wednesday - 10:00 AM

4/05/14

Snow Show

Saturday - 10:00 AM

4/13/14

Baby Bear’s Birthday

Sunday - 10:00 AM

4/16/14

Mother Goose Caboose

Wednesday - 10:00 AM

4/19/14

Bunny Business

Saturday - 10:00 AM

4/27/14

Magic Toyshop

Sunday - 10:00 AM

 

 

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 3, 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Hansel and Gretel

March 27 – April 27, 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

 


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. Performances: Fridays, 10 & 11:30 am; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am & 1pm.  Check website for exact dates & times. Tickets $10, group rates available. Visit: www.thepuppetco.org.

The Jungle Book

April 4 - May 25, 2013

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park presents The Jungle Book. Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther. As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle’s greatest menace, Shere Khan, the Bengal Tiger prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago. 

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Mirror to the World - Documentary Photography 2014

April 4 – May 5, 2014


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

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

For the sixth straight year, Photoworks at Glen Echo Park is proud to announce “Mirror to the World,” an exhibition of documentary photography that this year features the work of five photographers who depict their surroundings in starkly different styles—from the streets of New York to the beaches of Normandy. Frank Van Riper, longtime Photoworks faculty member, award-winning author and documentary photographer, curates this annual show. Photo Credit: Paul Sharratt.

 

The reception will take place Friday, April 4, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm.

Contra Dance

April 4, 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 Donna Hunt calls to Atlantic Crossing with Viveka Fox on fiddle & bodhrán, Peter Macfarlane on fiddle & low whistle, Tristan Henderson on mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki & foot percussion, and Rick Klein on guitar.

 

For a complete list of all the April dances, visit the April 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.

 

APRIL 2014: Open every Saturday

Expressions in Glass

March 22 through April 27, Saturdays & Sundays, 12 - 6 p.m.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5 , 6pm to 9pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301.634.2222

 


The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present Expressions in Glass an exhibition of blown glass. Glassworks resident artist Paul Swartwood will exhibit works in blown glass, along with artists Mark Hill, Carol Hurwitch, Allan Jaworski, and Kevin Lurie, with whom he collaborated.

 

Artists Reception: Saturday, April 5, 6pm to 9pm

 

Cutting Edge

April 5 to 27, 2014

Fridays, 10am to 2pm

Saturdays, 10am to 4pm

Sundays, noon to 4pm and by appointment

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center Gallery

http://www.theartglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


The Art Glass Center presents "Cutting Edge," a special exhibition of work by Studio Artists at the Center.  The exhibition features Karen Wilson, Mary Wactlar, Lori Milstein, Virginia Hughes, Katherine Hubley, Margaret Halpin, Steven Gibson, Ana Chepelinksy, Jennifer Carroll, Michaela Borghese and Bryan Avila.
 
 "Cutting Edge" opens with a special reception at the Art Glass Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Join American Swing for a fabulous night of manic swing dance fun with the Jive Aces - the UK's top Jive and Swing Band! This wildly popular group has performed at thousands of festivals, theaters and events throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, as well as Japan, Israel and the Caribbean. Known for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, you’ll be treated to swing and R&B classics made famous by greats such as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner, and Sammy Davis, Jr., among others.

 

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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

April 6, 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 Sugar Beat with Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Marc Glickman (piano).  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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 6, 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 & Debbie Ciardo

Contact Email: Ciardo8130@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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 6, 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 Mary Wesley calls to the music of Sassafras Stomp with Johanna Davis (Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo), Adam Nordell (Guitar, Vocals, Foot Percussion, Banjo) and Putnam Smith (Vocals, Banjo, Mandolin).

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 10, 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

April 11, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 adults; special tonight, 17 and under free

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 Ridge Kennedy calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Salsa Dance

Friday, April 11, 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.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 12, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18; age 17 and under $12

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing with live music in the Spanish Ballroom.  A beginning Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle is followed by dancing until midnight. 

 

Tonight's dance features the Radio King Orchestra, a big band with a fresh new sound that continues to dazzle audiences and bring them to standing ovations at such venues as The Kennedy Center New Year's Eve Gala and Millennium Stage.  Radio King Orchestra encompasses the sophisticated yet carefree nature of the cherished Rat Pack. Comprised of the finest musicians in the Washington metropolitan area, Radio King Orchestra creates an enchanting evening of entertainment as they work their way through the repertoire of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Bobby Darin, to name a few.

 

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

Cajun/Zydeco Workshops & DJ Dance

Sunday, April 13, 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10/workshop; $15 for both workshops & dancing; $5 dancing only

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@verizon.net

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


 

Dancing by the Bayou presents an afternoon of Cajun and Zydeco workshop with dancing to recorded music. Choose one or more workshops from the schedule below:

 

  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm: Cajun Dance Workshop
  • 3:30 - 4:15 pm: Recorded Music/Dancing
  • 4:15 - 5:15 pm: Zydeco Dance Workshop
  • 5:15 - 6:00 pm: Recorded Music/Dancing

 

Admission

$10 per workshop & dancing

$15 for both workshops & dancing

$5 dancing only

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, April 13, 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.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, April 13, 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 13, 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 & Debbie Ciardo

Contact Email: Ciardo8130@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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 13, 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, April Blum calls with Hot Point String Band, featuring Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg (percussion and banjo uke), Hilarie Burhans (clawhammer banjo), Mark Burhans (fiddle), Marlene Shostak (piano) and Nick Weiland (bass).

Contra Techno Dance

Thursday, April 17, 7:30 pm - 10:30 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 Contra Sonic.  FSGW presents a "Techno" Contra Dance with caller Janine "J9" Smith and DJ Brian "B-Ham" Hamshar mixing the tunes. This dance will be held in the Spanish Ballroom and includes a beginner lesson.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 17, 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

April 18, 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 Janine Smith calls to Anadama with Amelia Mason on fiddle, Emily Troll on accordion, and Bethany Waickman on guitar.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, April 18, 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 19, 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

April 20, 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 Destino da Rosa with Susan Brandt (flute), Alan Oresky (violin), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Paul Oorts (guitar).  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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 20, 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 & Debbie Ciardo

Contact Email: Ciardo8130@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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 20, 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 Janine Smith calls to Anadama, with Amelia Mason on fiddle, Emily Troll on accordion, and Bethany Waickman on guitar.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, April 24, 8:15 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents a special Thursday night blues dance, featuring live music with Gary Brown and the Bushmaster Blues as a welcome dance to the weekend's DC Lindy Exchange. Gary Brown, lyricist, composer, guitar player, vocalist, and driving force for Bushmaster, is a warrior for equality and an ardent liberal. Born in Washington, DC, and growing up in the DC suburbs of Palmer Park, MD, along with the record collections of his parents, Brown was surrounded by the sounds of such local artists as Chuck Brown, Danny Gatton, Link Wray, and Bobby Parker. As a teen Brown learned guitar by jamming with other local talent and musicians. In 1992 Brown took the leap and formed his own band, Bushmaster. The band’s funky, guitar-centric, blues-rock music enlightens as well as entertains. You can hear the influence of such artists as Funkadelic, and Jimi Hendrix among others in their music.

 

Bushmaster’s new CD, “Revolution Rhapsody aka: Uprising Music”, debuted at #41 on the Roots Music chart, at #21 on the Living Blues Magazine Radio Chart, and has received reviews, interviews, and radio airplay from Croatia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and The U.K., as well as across the United States. Gary was also named “Best Up and Coming Blues Rock Artist” for The Rock Over America Magazine Music Awards 2012.

 

A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with the cost of admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to midnight to Gary Brown and the Bushmaster Blues.

 

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

Contra Dance

April 25, 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 DeLaura Padovan calls to Sibling Ribaldry with Steve Hickman, Joe DeZarn, Julie Borland, and Carolyn Ormes on fiddles; Marc Glickman on piano; and Ralph Gordon on bass.

 

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

Swing Dance

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@dclx.net

http://www.dclx.net

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents its annual DCLX 2014 weekend.  They will be kicking things off on Friday night with a swing dance to live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion.  Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight.  Tonight's band is The Smoking Time Jazz Club coming all the way from New Orleans.

 

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

Sam Abell: Window on the World

April 26 to May 31, 2014

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Partnership Office Gallery, Arcade Bldg. 2nd Floor

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership presents an exhibition of documentary images by renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell.

In the Partnership Office Gallery, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.

 

Sam Abell will present an Artist Talk on Saturday, April 26.  The Artist Talk and exhibition are inspired by our

Capture the Moment Gala in the Park on May 17, 2014.
 

Photoworks 40 Years: Origins

April 26 – June 1, Saturday & Sunday, 12pm to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks and the Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership and Photoworks present an exhibition of images by Photoworks founding members and early Faculty. The photographers represented in this exhibition founded Photoworks and taught from the mid-1970’s into the 1990's in the original studio location.  Each photographer will exhibit images from this early time frame at Glen Echo Park.  While silver prints will be the bulk of the images, experimenting with other processes will be exhibited....Polaroids, Platinum and Palladium prints, toy cameras. 

 

Photoworks celebrates 40 years of bringing outstanding programs to the Washington, DC region and will be honored at the Partnership’s Gala in the Park in May 2014.  Offering a diverse combination of educational programs, gallery exhibitions, and community initiatives, Photoworks is a vibrant and unique resource for student and professional photographers.

 

A reception will be held on Friday, May 9 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: info@dclx.net

http://www.dclx.net

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents its annual DCLX 2014 weekend!  The main event of the weekend will be the big Saturday night swing dance to live music in the Spanish Ballroom.  Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. 

 

Tonight we have The Craig Gildner Big Band with Laura Windley and featuring Aurora Nealand.  Craig Gildner brings together a strong rhythm section and vintage arrangements to create an ideal dance band while capturing the best of the era. Inspired by the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Harry James, this twelve-piece orchestra will definitely keep on your feet all night long.  They will be joined by a very special guest from New Orleans, Aurora Nealand.  She is most recognized for her performance on saxophones, clarinet and vocals and has been at the forefront of the revival of New Orleans Traditional Jazz amongst the younger generation of the city’s musicians. 

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, April 27, 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 Rumba 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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, April 27, 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 & Debbie Ciardo

Contact Email: Ciardo8130@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 April dances, visit the April Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, April 27, 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's dance features caller Ann Fallon with Triple Helix including Colleen Reed (flute), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Keith Gillis (guitar).

 

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