July 2014 - All Events

Looking Back

June 13 - July 20, 2014

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

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks is proud to present Patricia Smith and Vincent Ferrari. Smith's images examine properties that have outlived their useful, but not aesthetic purpose. For some, the decay is prevalent, and nature seems to be retaking its own. For others, they have not been forgotten, their beauty at least partially preserved. For all, the beauty is in the grain of the wood, in the pattern of the vines retaking the structure. All of the images are traditional silver gelatin prints. Vincent Ferrari's photographs present impressions and portraits -- of the Cuban people and their surroundings.  Ferrari's images are from his most recent visit to the island of Cuba.  

 

Artists Reception: Saturday, July 19, 4pm to 6pm.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pm

Pinkalicious

June 20 – August 31, 2014

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

CANCELED: Summer Concert: Flutes on the Brink

Thursday, July 3 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

DUE TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, TONIGHT'S CONCERT IS CANCELED.

 

Enjoy a free concert this evening by Flutes on the Brink. Flutes on the Brink is a flute choir centered in Montgomery County, MD, consisting of a mixture of about 20 professional and amateur musicians.

 

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

 

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

Blues Dance

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

The Wizard of Oz

June 13 – July 20, 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

 


Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the tale closely follows the original story in L. Frank Baum's first and best known strory, The Wizard of Oz.  There are more adventures than included in the film: more of Baum's original dialogue is included: and, the witch plays only a minor (less scary) role. Performances: Fridays, 10 & 11:30 am; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30am & 1pm.  Check website for exact dates & times. Tickets $10, group rates available.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org.

Contra Dance

July 4, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome!

 

Tonight Warren Doyle calls to Contra Rebels.

 

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

 

Open every Saturday

Landscapes of Color – Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro and Martha Spak

June 7 to July 6, 2014

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is proud to present an exhibition of landscape paintings by Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro and Martha Spak.  Ruiz Navarro’s work will include landscapes, townscapes and marine images in oil and pastel, inspired by his native country, Spain, as well as the Washington, DC area.  Spak’s featured work will include color driven abstract and vivid landscape paintings in oil, acrylic and mixed media. 

 

Reception: Friday, June 13, 6 to 8pm as part of Art Walk in the Park. 

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 – 6:00pm

Environments: Built & Unbuilt

June 7 to July 6, 2014

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

Environments:  Built and Unbuilt” is a collection of photographs taken in urban and rural setting throughout the United States by four local photographers:  Jo Ann Tooley, Pam Richmond, Sandy LeBrun-Evans, and Sheila Galagan.  All four artists participate in local exhibitions and are members of f11, A Women’s Photography Collective.  From striking large-scale landscapes to small, delicate nature studies, the collections express the photographers’ unique impressions of natural and man-made objects and settings.  The collection includes small and large framed prints, notecards, and books printed on unique media. Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership.

 

Reception: Friday, June 13, 6 to 8pm as part of Art Walk in the Park. 

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

July 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.

 

JUNE TINY TOTS SHOWS:

7/05/14

Old McDonald’s Farm

Saturday - 10:00 AM

7/06/14

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Sunday - 10:00 AM

7/09/14

Bunny Business

Wednesday - 10:00 AM

7/12/14

Baby Bear’s Birthday

Saturday - 10:00 AM

7/16/14

Old McDonald’s Farm

Wednesday - 10:00 AM

7/19/14

Winter Wonderland

Saturday - 10:00 AM

7/26/14

Mother Goose Caboose

Saturday - 10:00 AM

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 5, 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 New York City's Gas House Gorillas in the historic Spanish Ballroom. This primo jump blues band has it all—an amazing rhythm section, awesome sax playing, fabulous guitar, a killer front man, and fantastic songs. And more than all that, these guys have the ability to cross over from jump blues to swing to rock and back again, often within the same song. Formed in 2002, the Gas House Gorillas—whose name was inspired by a Bugs Bunny cartoon—draws from the well of such greats as Wynonie Harris, Gene Autry, Sam Cooke, Cab Calloway and Elvis Presley as they move effortlessly between jump blues, gypsy swing, and classic rock.

 

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

Waltz Dance

July 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 Taylor Among the Devils with Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle, vocals), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, vocals).  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 the July dances, visit the July Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 6, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. Tonight Greg Frock calls to Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes with Mike Rovine (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordian, guitar, banjo) and Celia Millington-Wyckoff (bass, recorder)

 

There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2014: Orrin Star Duo

Thursday, July 10 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Enjoy a free concert this evening by the Orrin Star Duo and featuring musicians Orrin Star and John Seebach. Orrin Star is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor. Once described as 'Arlo Guthrie-meets-Doc Watson', he was the 1976 National Flatpicking Champion, has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, and boasts a repertoire ranging from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Irish fiddle tunes to fingerstyle blues. A native of Kentucky, John Seebach sings and plays mandolin and guitar with Only Lonesome. He also performs with Rickie Simpkins Quartet and the award-winning band Big Chimney. He is a staff musician at the Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week.

 

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

 

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

Blues Dance

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

Faculty Invitational

July 11 to August 10, 2014

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

 


 

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

 

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

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

Art Walk in the Park

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

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

 

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

Contra Dance

July 11, 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 TBA calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

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

Salsa Dance

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 12, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing with live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band 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.

 

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

Late-Night Blues Dance

Saturday, July 12, 12 am - 2:00 am

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $5

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents a Late-Night Blues Dance right after the swing dance with the Boilermaker Jazz Band. After an exciting night of swing dancing, just head on over to that Back Room down the hall and cool off with some soulful blues. This very special late night will be DJed by DC's own Mike Marcotte and David Stein. It's only $5 to dance from the midnight hour on into the early morning.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, July 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 Cha Cha 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 July dances, visit the July Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Family Dance

Sunday, July 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.

 

Please check back for information about the band and caller.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 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 Brian Hamshar calls to Ricochet with Rya Martin (piano) and Walter Hojkstra (fiddle).

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2014: Rockville Swing Band

Thursday, July 17 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Enjoy an evening of fabulous music with your friends and family! Tonight's concert features the Rockville Swing Band. Under the musical direction of Rob Putt, the Rockville Swing Band brings together a unique group of talented musicians of all ages from the greater Washington D.C. community who play together during weekly rehearsals and performances. This exciting mix of musical talent performs contemporary jazz big band arrangements as well as traditional swing charts from the Golden Era. Dancers welcome!

 

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

 

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

Blues Dance

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

Contra Dance

July 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 Gaye Fifer calls to Devine Comedy with Marty Taylor on whistle, Steve Hickman on fiddle and John Devine on guitar.

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 19, 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 Craig Gildner Big Band in the Spanish Ballroom. Craig Gildner — Blue Sky 5’s dynamic leader, male vocalist, guitarist and pianist — can never get enough of the music called swing. Craig, a musician blessed with perfect pitch, finds that the pulse of an upright bass, accompanied by the open hi-hat cymbal rhythms, syncopated saxophones and trumpets are what make him smile.

 

His love affair with America’s most original music that stormed the country years before he was born began at the age of two. That’s when Craig’s radio station manager uncle gave him dozens of 78 records featuring big band and vocal stars like Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Harry James, and Sarah Vaughan. The ones he didn’t like were sent rolling down the basement stairs to meet their doom. He played the rest over and over till the grooves turned gray.

 

Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight.

 

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

Waltz Dance

July 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 Green Light Karma with Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Andrew Marcus (accordion), and David Knight (fiddle).  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 the July dances, visit the July Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Summer Concert Series 2014: FAMILY JAZZ DAY

Sunday, July 20 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership & Blues Alley

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Blues Alley and the Glen Echo Park Partnership are proud to host an afternoon Family Jazz Day concert, featuring youth Jazz Ensembles and the U.S. Army Blues. A different band will play each hour starting at 3 pm. Please check back for a complete schedule of bands and performance times as the date nears.

 

Families are welcome to bring a picnic or visit our Ballroom Cafe. Concerts will be held rain or shine.

 

The Family Jazz Day Concert is presented by Blues Alley and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture with generous support from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Foundation.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 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 Ann Fallon calls to Moving Violations with Van Kaynor (Fiddle), Ron Grosslein (Fiddle, Mandolin) and Eric Eid-Reiner (Piano).

 

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

Little Red & the Pigs

July 24 – Aug 31, 2014

Friday, 10:00am & 11:30am

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

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: PreK - Grade 6

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $10

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


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

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org.

Summer Concert Series 2014: Trio Caliente

Thursday, July 24 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Enjoy a free concert this evening by Trio Caliente. This group has a unique blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian Jazz. Since 2003, Trio Caliente has played to captivated audiences around the world including notable politicians, Fortune 500 companies and international organizations. Mike Joyce of the Washington Post comments "...be seduced by the blend of fiery guitar work, rumba beats, bossa nova rhythms, flamenco-tinted guitar flourishes and romantic ballads...evocative vocals...shimmering guitars..." 

 

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

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 24, 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 July dances, visit the July Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Mimi Levine Retrospective

July 25 - August 25, 2014

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

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

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks is proud to present a retrospective of the illustrious work of the late Mimi Levine (1939-2012). Levine began her art and commercial photographic career at Photoworks in the late 1970's. "It all started with the magic of making prints in the Photoworks darkroom," Levine insisted. She was Photography Editor of Washingtonian Magazine from 1980-1983, a contributor to The Washington Post Magazine, The Montgomery Journal and other local and national publications.

Levine was also an avid gardener and earned the distinction of Master Gardener through her study at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring, MD. She published "The Garden Within", a book of her garden photographs taken in Ireland, Mexico, Scotland and across the United States made with a plastic Holga camera. Her oeuvre includes black and white silver prints and archival ink jet prints.  

 

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

Contra Dance

July 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 Dave Eisenstadter calls to Free Raisins with Audrey Knuth on fiddle, Jeff Kaufman on mandolin & octave fiddle, and Amy Englesberg on piano.

 

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

Polkas Plus Dance

Friday, July 25, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Polkas Plus

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Back Room Annex

Admission: $10 (cash)

Contact Email: polkasplus@gmail.com

 


 

POLKAS PLUS includes polka dances with some added styles, including swing, waltz, Latin, foxtrot, and more, performed by Mike Surratt and The Continentals! The dance begins with a Polka lesson at 7:30, followed by dancing to The Continentals from 8:00 - 11:00 pm.

 

The Continentals of Washington, DC was formed in May 1972 and has been under the leadership of Accordionist/Keyboardist Mike Surratt since their humble beginning as a "German" Oom-Pah band. In their 42+ year history the band increased their repertoire incorporating many different ethnic styles of polka and waltz music, plus popular dance hits from the 1940's thru today. Many have tried to label this versatile group of musicians over the years, but most have faced the music that they just have to expect the unexpected at any given Continentals performance.

 

Admission of $10 per person (cash only) includes the lesson. Bring your dance shoes and enjoy dancing in air-conditioned comfort. No partner or prior experience needed. Refreshments for sale at the Cafe.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 26, 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 the July dances, visit the July Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Ballroom Dance

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 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

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the intermediate lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Rene will DJ with a mix of traditional and Nuevo tango with a little alternative added. No partner required. 

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 27, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the called dance with live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Janine Smith calls with the band is ContraForce including Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Joey Dorwart (drums, sax) and Jimi Periano (guitar).

 

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

Contra Techno Dance

Thursday, July 31, 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 Contra "HOT SONIC."  FSGW presents a "Techno" Contra Dance with a DJ spinning an eclectic mix of music and a caller leading the dances. Tonight DJ and Caller Eileen Thorsos will rock the Spanish Ballroom!

 

This dance includes a beginner lesson at 7:30 pm, followed by dancing from 8 pm - 11:00 pm.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2014: Quiet Life Motel

Thursday, July 31 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Enjoy a free concert this evening by the Quiet Life Motel. Washington City Paper has described the music of David Schulman as “spontaneous and completely unique.” Playing his Zeta electric violin through a loop station, David and his bandmates in Quiet Life Motel create layers of strings that shimmer and sway over frolicsome Latin grooves — or that evoke soundscapes and lost memories.

 

Music from his late 2012 album “Quiet Life Motel” has aired nationally on NPR's Weekend Edition, and the album has also been featured nationally on APM's "The Story," and in DC on “The Latin Flavor: Classic Edition” with Jim Byers. 2013 commissions include work to create and perform original dance scores for Stephanie Miracle (at Dance Place) and PearsonWidrig Dance Theater (at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage). He is currently Musician-in-Residence for the internationally known Dance Exchange, and is a favorite performer at the DC Jazz Festival. Quiet Life Motel features Eddie Eatmon on melodious, funky bass, and Felix Contreras grooving on congas and percussion.

 

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

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 31, 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 July dances, visit the July Month-at-a-Glance calendar.