August 2016 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Movement and Balance: Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life

July 23 to August 28, 2016

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery (2nd Floor in the Arcade Building)

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://GlenEchoPark.org/Exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Movement and Balance: Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life by Heidi Sheppard. This exhibit of intimate abstract drawings using colored pencil, wax pastel and found objects taken from the beaches of Cap Cod and Cape Henlopen. Inspired by the natural environment, these drawings use rhythm, color and texture to reflect an inner world striving for balance.

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, August 5, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

Monday through Saturday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm

Jumanji

June 17 to August 28, 2016

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

On a dull day, Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and some destructive monkeys later, the children are plunged into an experience they'll never forget. Will they ever finish this mysterious game and claim Jumanji?!

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Peter and the Wolf

            July 21 to August 28, 2016

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years to adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


 

Staged with half life-sized marionettes, Peter and the Wolf is a one-man show based on Prokofiev's popular tale of good versus evil. An introduction to the instruments in the orchestra precedes this story of Peter and his animal friends, and their attempts to capture wily "Old Lupus".

 

Age recommendation: 4 years to adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Summer Concert Series 2016: Trifilio Tango Trio

Thursday, August 4 - 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

 

Trifilio Tango Trio, led by bandoneonist Emmanuel Trifilio, also features Devree Lewis on cello and Ramon Gonzalez on guitar. With a fresh perspective on the Argentinian genre, their concert repertoire is almost entirely comprised of Sr. Trifilio's original tango pieces: brand new, yet true to tango tradition. The group performs in many different environments, from their weekly appearances at D.C.'s Rumba Cafe to providing live music for local milongas. Tonight's concert will also feature dance performances by Tango Brillante DC.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Order your special picnic from Praline at Glen Echo Park. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 4, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $12

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. Tonight's dance will feature live music by the Jesse Palidofsky Group with Seth Kibel! Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 6 / Jun 3 / Jul 1 / Aug 5 / Sep 2

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222

 


 

Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. This month will have special hours for the Labor Day Weekend. Check the Art Walk page to see which studios and shows are open later at http://glenechopark.org/artwalk.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Art from South Africa: Showcasing Passion, Humanity, and Diversity

August 5 to 7, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday August 6, 4 to 7pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Art from South Africa: Showcasing Passion, Humanity, and Diversity. These wonderful and inspiring artworks include oil and acrylic paintings, charcoal and pastel drawings, ink drawings on canvas, collage (from recycled prints, traditional African textiles, etc.), original prints (etching, drypoint, linocut, aquatint, screenprints, monoprint) and multi-media work. All of these artists have participated in successful shows in South Africa and the United States (Washington and New York), as well as other countries. This show will run from August 5 to 7. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Contra Dance

August 5, 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 April Blum calls to Zeke’s Fancy with Zeke Hutchinson on mandolin, Mark Barsamian on fiddle, Dae Borowski on guitar, Nick Weiland on bass.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Art Explorers Parent/Child Drop In Art

Saturday Art Explorers

Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm

 

Please check http://www.glenechopark.org/ for updates.

 

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.

 

More information on our Art Explorers page>>

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Saturdays, 10am - 4pm

Sundays, 11am - 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: All Ages

Location: Aquarium (former Living Classrooms Children's Museum)

Admission: $6; $5 for military and seniors

http://www.gepaquarium.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Aquarium is a Chesapeake Bay discovery center based in Glen Echo Park.  The Aquarium is now open on weekends (weekdays by appointment) and includes live animal exhibits as well as static displays that help our visitors appreciate and learn about our nation's largest estuary. The aquarium is managed by Under the Sea, a live sea creature outreach company based in Northern Virginia, and has a partnership with the College of Exploration. 

 

 

Hours for May:

     Wednesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 Hours for June through September:

     Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 11am to 4pm

 

More information on our Aquarium page >>

Rising Scaffold

July 23 to August 28, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

 

Art Walk Reception, Friday, August 5, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Partnership is pleased to present a solo show by Sondra Arkin. This site-specific installation of wire sculpture emerges from the floor of the Stone Tower Gallery to make a rising tide of dimensional linework. Curated by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

 

Want to see how this installation was created? Watch the time-lapse video that Sondra Arkin recorded here.

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, August 5, 6 to 8pm

 

Stone Tower Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

 

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April 2 through December)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm through December.  

 

Opening weekend is April 2 & 3, 2016.

Glassworks

Ongoing

Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Yellow Barn Gallery

Saturday & Sunday

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery hosts individual and group art exhibitions year-round and is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm.  The Yellow Barn Studio provides an array of programs for Yellow Barn members. Exhibitions change weekly.  For current schedule see the Yellow Barn website.

Triple Vision: Marylouise Roach, Madeleine Schaller, and Mimi Betz

July 23 to August 28, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present the exhibition Triple Vision. 

 

The exhibition features works from Mimi Betz, Marylouise Roach, and Madeleine Schaller. The three artists met taking classes at the Yallow Barn Studios. While they have different art experiences and background, they all share painting in en plein air. They are representational artists who paint primarily in oil and pastel. For this show, they have prepared several paintings that are three visions of the same subject, and other paintings displaying their individual interests.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 23, 4 to 6pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, August 5, 2016, 6 to 8pm

Vastness of Space: Andrew Currie and John R. Cooper

July 8 to August 14, 2016 
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 8pm

Opening reception and Gallery talk, Friday, July 8, 6 to 8pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

The Vastness of Space

Photography from Andrew Currie and John R. Cooper

John R. Cooper is a free-lance fine art photographer.  Cooper's images of mountains, deserts, winter and ocean landscapes seek to capture the grandeur, vastness and human insignificance before the force of nature.

Andrew Currie is a photographer whose images of space vehicles and observatories are taken from his "Rocketpunk" project -- an ongoing exploration of spaceflight history and of the "future that might have been." Currie's work is a tribute to those who look at the sky and dream of space as a true frontier.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 6, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with a valid student ID

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, leader of local fav's Blue Sky 5, now lends his prodigious skills to leading a big band! Made up of some of DC's finest, the Craig Gildner Big Band, brings you a swinging night of the classics of the swing era. Weaned on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn and more, Craig welcomes the opportunity to present the music he loves with a full-size big band.

 

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

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 7, 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.  Dancing runs 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. 

 

Today's dance features the band WALTZ MAGIC with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 7, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20/lesson or $15 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René 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 $20/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight's milonga will feature live music by Emmanuel Trifilio (bandoneon) and Ramon Gonzalez (guitar). We are thrilled that they will be playing for us once a month in 2016!

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

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

 

Tonight April Blum calls with Zeke's Fancy.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Summer Concert Series 2016: Brian Gaffney with Elle Hope

Thursday, August 11 - 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

 

Tonight's concert features two local singer-songwriters - Brian Gaffney and Elle Hope. Brian Gaffney played professionally in Ireland during the 1970s and '80s before moving to the United States to continue his musical career. He sings a mix of original songs, folk, and traditional Irish. Elle Hope is an exciting new artist on the Indie Pop and Singer-Songwriter scene with an absolutely captivating voice. She will open the concert with a 20-minute set.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Order your special picnic from Praline at Glen Echo Park. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

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

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

August 12, 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 Maia McCormick calls to Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Small Work Exhibition

August 13 to 14, 2016

Closing Reception: Sunday, August 14, 4 to 6pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Friends of the Yellow Barn presents their first annual Yellow Barn Small Work Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn. There will be a closing reception on August 14 from 4pm to 6pm. This show will run from August 13 to 14. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 with a valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a night of swing dancing with live music by Craig Gildner & Blue Sky 5 in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

A beginning Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm is included with admission and is followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 14, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

Contact Name: René 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. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 14, 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 dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Maia McCormick calls to Ricochet.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Summer Concert Series 2016: Dave Chappell & Friends featuring Anthony Pirog

Thursday, August 18 - 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

 

Dave Chappell, a Washington, DC native, is one of the most sought after and respected guitarists in the area.  For the past several years, he has won the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES) for 'Musician of the Year', 'Rock Instrumentalist of the Year', and 'Roots Rock Instrumentalist of the Year'. He will be joined on stage by fellow guitar whiz Anthony Pirog.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Order your special picnic from Praline at Glen Echo Park. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Summer Concert Series 2016: Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, August 25 - 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 performance by the Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble, a 15-piece band that will play a mix of Big Band and modern jazz music. They perform under the direction of Professor Alvin Trask.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Order your special picnic from Praline at Glen Echo Park. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 18, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Earth, Water and Air

August 19 to September 25, 2016 
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 8pm

Reception and Gallery Talk, Saturday, August 27, 4 to 6pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Earth, Water and Sky

Leslie Kiefer, Rebecca Clews, Caroline Minchew

 

Leslie Kiefer
The juncture of earth, water, and sky forms the basis of Kiefer’s images, which are influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and the wabi-sabi concept of beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

Rebecca Clews
Inspired by J.M.W. Turner and Chinese sublime landscape paintings, Clews builds imaginary, sometimes fantastic, scenes from a multitude of microscopic photographs.

Caroline Minchew
Using a large format camera and printing in luminous platinum and palladium, Minchew transforms expansive landscapes into intimate, personal experiences.

Contra Dance

August 19, 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 Steve Gester calls to Some Assembly with Mary Corletta Flora on flute, alto sax and penny whistle, Joe Klausner on fiddle, mandolin and banjo, Adam Lee on guitar, Ian Sturrock on vocals, cajon and guitar and Donna Moore Bovlan on keyboard and accordion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, August 19, 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Beyond Color

August 20 to 21, 2016

Artist Reception: Saturday, August 20, 6 to 8pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Beyond Color. This exhibition will show paintings from the Critique Group. The Critique Group is made up of painters who connect, collaborate, and critique. They use watercolor, acrylic, oil and mixed media, and the styles range from abstract expressionist to highly realistic. There will be an artist reception on August 20 from 6 to 8pm. This show will run from August 20 to 21. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18 / $14 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by the Rock-A-Sonics in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tom Bowes, Willie Barry, Eric Hurt, Louie Newmyer and Kim Reynolds form the ROCK-A-SONICS, the newest rockabilly and early rock-n-roll group in the DC area. Originally formed just to play at a Buddy Holly tribute, they quickly realized this combination should be a going concern, and we know you will agree!

 

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 calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, August 21, 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.  Dancing runs 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. 

 

Today's dance features the band WAVERLEY STATION with David Knight (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 21, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

Contact Name: René 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. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 21, 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 dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Frannie Marr calls with The Stuff.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Blues Dance

Thursday, August 25, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

August 26, 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 Lindsey Dodson calls to Rambling House with Joe DeZarn on fiddle, Tina Eck on flute /pennywhistle, Patrick Cavanagh on tenor banjo/button accordion and Marc Glickman on piano/bodhrán.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

NPS Centennial Celebration at Glen Echo Park

Saturday, August 27, 10am to 4pm

Presenter: National Park Service

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Come celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service along the George Washington Memorial Parkway!

 

The Park will be hosting events at Glen Echo Park and Great Falls Park! With the amusement park atmosphere at Glen Echo Park, what better place to celebrate the centennial! Visitors will find a variety of activities for the entire family. The "Main Show," starting at 2 p.m. is a feature that will bring life to the exciting history of the National Park Service. Recreated historical NPS uniforms will be worn by models who will provide the context and history surrounding the iconic National Park Service uniform and flat hat! This main event will be accompanied by the US Army Band.

 

Starting at 11a.m two youth bands, Twenty20 and YAP! will be performing. Twenty20, is an energetic one-of-a-kind band that is taking DC by storm! YAP! is a hip-hop trio that have catchy, exciting songs with a conservation message?

 

The rest of the day, starting at 10 a.m. will be filled with events like face painting, a photo booth, birds of prey demonstrations, an antique car show, and a scavenger hunt. Also, you can meet historical re-enactors portraying Theodore Roosevelt and the Buffalo Soldiers! 

 

All activities are free and presented rain or shine.

 

More Information >>

 

Centennial Celebration Press Release

 

Angela He

August 27 to 28, 2016

Artist Reception: Saturday, August 27, 6 to 8pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents works by Angela He. There will be an artist recepetion on August 27 from 6 to 8pm. This show will run from August 27 to 28. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, August 27, 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.”

 

Enjoy a beginning swing lesson with Tom & Debra of Gottaswing at 8 pm, followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, August 28, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

Contact Name: René 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. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, August 28, 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 dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Janine Smith calls to the Organic Family Band.

 

For a calendar view of all the August dances, visit the August 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.