November 2014 - All Events

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 Saturdays in November.

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.

 

Artists Reception, Saturday, November 8, 5 to 7pm

 

Make Mosaics, Drop-In Activity, FREE, Sunday, November 9, 11:30am - 2:30pm

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.

CircuitScapes: Work by Glen Kessler

November 1 - 23, 2014

Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.glenkessler.com

 


Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Glen Kessler from his highly awarded CircuitScape series. Oil paintings and pastel drawings explore the CircuitScape: the intersection between the urban landscape and the computers that increasingly control them. Works range in size from iPod (2"x3") to big screen (30"x48").

 

Artist's Reception: Saturday, November 15, 4 to 7pm, See invitation

Photoworks Master Lecture Series

October 25 through November 15, 2014

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

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Back Room Annex

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. 

 

JAMES STEELE
“The Eloquent Black & White Landscape”

Saturday, November 1st, 1-2 PM
Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park

 

Acclaimed landscape photographer James Steele’s arresting black and white landscapes have been compared to those of the late masters Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. Working primarily in medium and large format, Steele’s “scapes” of land, sea–and the human body–represent the finest in traditional and digital photographic imagery. Jim has studied with Cole Weston, George Tice, Joyce Tenneson, Christopher James, Carson Graves, and Martha Casanave. Besides teaching at Photoworks, Jim has taught at the Art League School in Alexandria, as well as at the Smithsonian and VISARTS. His work can be seen in studio #343 at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Old Town.
 

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 1, 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

 


 

American Swing presents a double-band night - Battle of the Clarinets: HALLEY’S HOT GUMBO SWINGTET vs. SETH KIBEL AND BAY JAZZ PROJECT. What a fabulous night! Two of DC's most famous purveyors of the licorice stick duke it out onstage. You know Halley Shoenberg from her incredible reed work with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Blue Sky Five, and other groups. Seth Kibel appears regularly with Bay Jazz Project, Daryl Davis Band, Natty Beaux and more. What happens when two titans of the clarinet, onstage with some pretty incredible musicians, battle to the death? We can't wait to find out!

 

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.

Waltz Dance

November 2, 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 Devine Comedy with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle, vocals) John Devine, (guitar, vocals), 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, November 2, 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 special Milonga 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 tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 2, 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 caller Steve Gester with Devine Comedy.

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 6, 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

November 7, 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 Greg Frock calls to Avant Gardeners with Laura Light – fiddle; Roger Gold - guitar; Loren Oppenheimer – percussion. Beginners are always welcome!

Salsa Dance

Friday, November 7, 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.

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 "TICO" HERRERA
“The West Virginia Crosses: My Guggenheim Adventure”

Saturday, November 8th, 1-2 PM
Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park

 

The most senior of the speakers in the Photoworks Master Lecture Series, Frank ‘Tico’ Herrera has been teaching at Glen Echo Park since Photoworks began more than 40 years ago.  An unsurpassed black and white darkroom printer, in 1985 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to document clusters of Roman crosses that were being erected all over West Virginia by a millionaire businessman as part of a religious mission called “Cast Thy Bread.” This effort, as well as Tico’s large format, black and white photos, generated both news and controversy. Besides showing “lots of pictures” and telling “lots of stories” during his appearance on November 8, Tico will discuss “the effect(s) on the vernacular landscape by the introduction of dogma-laden symbols and vice-versa.”
 

WWII Veteran's Day Canteen Swing Dance!

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Salute our Veterans at this WWII Canteen Swing Dance featuring the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. Eric Felten brings his talents as a singer and trombonist to the classic American popular music of the '30s, '40s and '50s. Leading a gold-standard orchestra of Washington's finest musicians, Eric Felten sings hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and Joe Williams, and performs favorites from the great big bands -- Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more. The night begins with a Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm with Marc Shepanek and Ellen Engle, followed by dancing to Eric Felten from 9 pm to midnight.

Family Dance

Sunday, November 9, 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 Family Dance Band plays with Caller TBA.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 9, 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 special Milonga 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 tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 9, 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 Caller Ann Fallon with OMG 2.0.

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 13, 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.

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

November 14, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge’s mind – perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Can this clever boy and his best friend Charlotte save Christmas and change the heart of the meanest man in town? This exciting world premiere story of a father and son is adapted by Broadway’s Tony-winning Ken Ludwig (Twas the Night Before Christmas) and his very own son, Jack. Get ready for the wildest ride you've ever had at Christmas! 

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

November 14, 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 Jim Kitch calls with the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band. Beginners are always welcome!

Photoworks Master Lecture Series

October 25 through November 15, 2014

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

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Back Room Annex

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. 

 

KAREN KEATING
“Snapshots of Photo History: Process and Personalities”

Saturday, November 15th, 1-2 PM
Back Room Annex at Glen Echo Park

 

Rounding out the Master Lecture Series on November 15th will be Karen Keating, an acclaimed documentary photographer and author.  Keating, who is also Director of Photoworks and an award-winning 25-year darkroom photography teacher at Washington’s Field School, will present “Snapshots of Photo History: Process & Personalities.” The lecture will cover the highlights of photography’s 175 years: from early processes to important personalities like ‘Father of Photography’ Alfred Stieglitz, from Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers of the Great Depression to war photographers from the Civil War to the present. Karen also will discuss the digital revolution in photography as well as the fascinating cross-fertilization that occurs when old and new technologies mix.
 

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 15, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music by the Blue Crescent Syncopators in the Spanish Ballroom.  Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight.

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, November 16, 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.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 16, 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 special Milonga 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 tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 16, 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 caller JoLaine Pokorney with Deux Francois.

Blues Dance

Thursday, November 20, 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

November 21, 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 Perry Shafran calls to Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell on fiddle and mandolin, Colleen Reed on flute and sax, and Keith Gillis on guitar. Beginners are always welcome!

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, November 21, 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.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 22, 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.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 23, 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 special Milonga 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 tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 23, 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 Caller Bob Isaacs with Petes Posse.

The Nutcracker

            November 28 - December 30

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

 


A Washington tradition for 26 years, the Puppet Co.'s "The Nutcracker" is the story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy, and their adventures together in the Land of the Sugerplum Fairy.  Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org.

Holiday Art Show and Sale 2014

November 28, 2014 - January 12, 2015

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (through Dec. 21)

Plus, Winter's Eve, Dec. 6 until 10pm

Monday through Wednesday, December 22 to 24, 10 am - 2 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will feature works by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

Contra Dance

November 28, 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 Luke Donforth calls to Morrison Brothers with Jim Morrison on fiddle, Owen Morrison on guitars and Will Morrison on percussion. Beginners are always welcome!

Contra Techno

November 28, 11:35 pm - 1:30 am

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $7 Techno "only"; $5 for contra dance attendees that night

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present a Contra Techno dance with Dj Improper and caller Brian Hamshar in the Back Room Annex, right after the main Contra dance tonight.

Swing Dance

Saturday, November 29, 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.

Waltz Dance

November 30, 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 Cabaret Sauvignon with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), and Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo & 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. 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, November 30, 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 special Milonga 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 tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, November 30, 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 Tom Hinds calls with Cabaret Sauvignon.