September 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.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 1, 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 September dances, visit the September 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.

Memories

September 2 to October 2, 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 Memories by Emma Stevenson Cowan. The show incorporates texture and textual memories to create paintings that long for the past, and celebrate the power of memory. Each piece uses a mixture of layered color blocking and imagined fonts inspired by old signage. These bits of text reference a time or a place, either imaginary or real. Through references to homespun signage mixed with abstract expression there is an attempt to fuse commercial and high art.

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, September 2, 6:30 to 9pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

46th Annual Labor Day Art Show

September 2, 2016, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
September 3 - 5, 2016, noon to 6 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

The 46th Annual Labor Day Art Show features more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area and over 450 works of art including photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. For the second year in a row, the Labor Day Art Show offers jewelry on a “cash and carry” basis and new this year is a sleeved prints section! See amazing artwork from across the region in one of the largest art exhibitions in the area! FREE ADMISSION.

Visions and Voices 2016

September 2 to October 2, 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 Visions and Voices 2016. 

 

The exhibition features works from the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo Park. The exhibition will showcase the resident artists and some studio artists.

 

Artists' Reception

Saturday, September 10, 4 to 6pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, September 2, 2016, 6 to 9pm

Instructors of the Yellow Barn

September 2 to October 2, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

Art Walk Reception, Friday, September 2, 6 to 9pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership and Friends of the Yellow Barn

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Partnership and Friends of the Yellow Barn is pleased to present  Instructors of the Yellow Barn. This exhibition will showcase all the instructors that are going to be teaching this fall and winter. Each instructor chose pieces of work that exemplify what they teach in their classes.

 

The mission of the Yellow Barn is to provide opportunities to artists of all ages and backgrounds to grow as artists, work in collaboration, and show and sell artwork.

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, September 2, 6 to 9pm

 

Stone Tower Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

 

6th Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition

Septemeber 2 to 5, 2016

Closing Reception: Monday, September 5, 5 to 6:30pm

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 the 6th Annual Yellow Barn Drawing Exhibition. This exhibition will showcase members of the Friends of the Yellow Barn. There will be a closing reception on September 5, from 5 to 6:30pm. This show will run from September 2 to 5. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Contra Dance

September 2, 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. Tonight TBA calls to Contranella.

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a calendar view of all the September dances, visit the September 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 >>

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.

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 Air

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.

Open House for Classes

Saturday, September 3

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Join us for our free Open House for Classes and explore the many classes and programs offered at Glen Echo Park.

Participate in a free workshop ...

Meet Instructors ...

Tour the Park ...

and try something new!

Visit Resident Artist studios, view demonstrations, and enjoy theater performances and family programs.

__________

 

Also during Labor Day weekend, the Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a weekend of Irish music and dancing, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. Also, visitors may browse the art work at the 46th Annual Labor Day Art Show in the Spanish Ballroom, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 3, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

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 in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Tonight's band is Lush Life, featuring Lynn "Luscious" McCune from New York City.

 

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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, September 4, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and the cost is $10, including lesson. 

 

Today's dance features the band HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Liz Donaldson (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 4, 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).

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 4, 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 Bob Isaacs calls with Amberwing.

 

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

Irish Music and Dance Showcase

September 5, 2016, 1 to 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

The Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Irish Inn at Glen Echo present a day of Irish music and dance, featuring a wide variety of the area’s finest performers. This one day Irish event will entertain and delight the many visitors expected over the Labor Day holiday weekend. FREE and open to the public, 1 pm - 5 pm Monday.

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 8, 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. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.

 

Live music tonight with the Jesse Palidofsky Blues Band featuring Seth Kibel!

 

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

Contra Dance

September 9, 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. Tonight Greg Frock calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Salsa Dance

Friday, September 9, 8 pm - Midnight

Presenter: High Energy Productions

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $12

Contact Email: searchernet@comcast.net

http://www.oohsalsa.com/

 


 

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

 

Beginners are always welcome and no partner is required.

 

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

Saturday Morning Parents' DJ Swing Dance

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8 cover; 12 and under free

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

We know how it is, babies. Ever since you joined your family, your parents have been talking about how they never get a chance to go out swing dancing anymore, so tell them about this great Saturday DJ dance that's parent and children-friendly. They won't have to worry about getting a babysitter, because the whole family can attend together. They won't have to worry about bothering other dancers, because you're all in the same playpen! The music will be soft and the lights will be up, so Mommies and Daddies can get their swing on in a family-friendly setting.

 

Children must be supervised by a guardian at all times. Adults do not have to be accompanied by a baby (but they must like babies!). 

Parents/guardians are entirely responsible for their children and child care is NOT provided by GEPPAC or American Swing.

 

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

Swing Workshops

Saturday, September 10, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $30 per workshop at the door; visit DCLX.org for discounted advance ticktets

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents swing dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom with instructors Michael Faltesek and Lainey Silver. There will be two 2-hour workshops during the day for dancers looking to hone their skills and pick up some new tricks of the trade. These intensive workshops will be geared to intermediate and advanced dancers.

 

Schedule:

11am - 1pm: Intermediate Workshop

1pm - 2:30pm: Lunch Break & Practice Time

2:30pm - 4:30 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

 

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

Annie Guthrie Gudis

Septemeber 10 to 11, 2016

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5 to 7pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents Annie Guthrie Gudis. There will be an artist reception on September 10, from 5 to 7pm. This show will run from September 10 to 11. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 10, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. Beginners are always welcome and no partner is required.

 

Tonight's band will be Falty and the Defects.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, September 11, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Mike's Ballroom Blast

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10

Contact Name: Mike Surratt

Contact Email: mikesurrattmusic@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 301-577-6488

http://www.ballroomblast.com

 


 

Join us in the Spanish Ballroom on Sunday afternoon for Mike’s Ballroom Blast – featuring Mike Surratt & the ECB playing a wide variety of dance music to include Foxtrot, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Tango, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Waltz, Swing, and More! A dance lesson for all levels is presented 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 calendar view of all the September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Family Dance

Sunday, September 11, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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 called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop. 

 

Today Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls with Maelstrom.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 11, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 11, 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 dance with caller Alexandra Deis-Lauby and live music by Pete's Posse from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 15, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Rapunzel

September 16 to October 9, 2016

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 3 1/2 years to 9 years old

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


 

Witch Wartsmith wants a baby. After bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must go to great lengths to keep her out of the hands of a handsome prince. The Puppet Co. uses "coloring-book" charm and the simplicity of hand puppets in a production designed to delight its younger audiences.

 

Age recommendation: 3 1/2 years to 9; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Contra Dance

September 16, 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 Susan Taylor and Janine Smith call to Dead Sea Squirrels with Cathy Mason on fiddle, Craig Edwards on fiddle/banjo/mandolin and Henry Yoshimura on guitar.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, September 16, 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 Johnson, dance from 9 pm-11:30 pm.

 

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

Richard Drehmer

September 17 to 18, 2016

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents an exhibition by Richard Drehmer. This show will run from September 17 to 18. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 17, 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 Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys in the historic Spanish Ballroom. From the Honky-Tonkin' songs of Hank Williams, Web Pierce, and Carl Smith to the Rock and Rollin' hits of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins, a Blair Carman show is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Blair and his Belleview Boys have long been a favorite of the DC swing dance community.

 

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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium's Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, September 18

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

 


 

Join us for the one year anniversary of the Glen Echo Park Aquarium! Learn about the history of pirates in the Bay, environmental conservation, explore our brand new water shed model, and even get your face painted! Stop by at1:00pm to get some birthday cake! 
 

Regular admission.

 

More information >>

Waltz Dance

Sunday, September 18, 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 SOME ASSEMBLY with Donna Boylan (piano), Mary Flora (flute, saxophone, whistles) Joe Klausner (violin, mandolin), and Paul Miller (guitar).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 18, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 18, 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 dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight Janine Smith and Susan Taylor call with Dead Sea Squirrels.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 22, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

September 23, 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 Tom Hinds & Caroline Barnes call to Love Mongrels with Orrin Star on mandolin, guitar, banjo, guitar and percussion, Alexander Mitchell on fiddle, Keith Carr on cittern and percussion, and Ralph Gordon on bass.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Christine Lashley & Students

Septemeber 24 to 25, 2016

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 24, 4 to 6pm

Saturday - Sunday - 12 pm to 5 pm

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Gallery presents an exhibition by Christine Lashley & Students. 20 students will show 60 plein air and studio paintings in watercolor and oil. There will be light refreshments at the opening on September 24 from 4 to 6pm. This show will run from September 24 to 25. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Blues Dance Workshops

Saturday, September 24, noon - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15/class or $45 for the whole day

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 



Capital Blues is bringing in a fabulous teaching duo, Julie Brown and Shawn Hershey, to lead an afternoon of dance workshops. There will be four separate classes with breaks in between.

 

Class Descriptions:

Ballroomin' Magic - all-levels ballroomin sampler, covering close embrace, traveling, shaping, and some moves
Phrasing Class - creating larger arcs of change over an entire dance, from followers' & leaders' perspective
Ouiji Class - this is a framework Shawn & Julie use to create super-connected dancing and use it as a platform for follower expression in close embrace and closed position
Independent Footwork Mode - int-adv class on a mode of dancing where partners can play with rhythm & shape in their footwork, sharing a clear movement path but having independence of footwork

Swing Dance

Saturday, September 24, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Cajun/Zydeco Dance

Saturday, September 24, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $20

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


Dancing by the Bayou presents a Zydeco dance with live music by Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys in the historic Bumper Car Pavilion.

 

Join us for a lesson at 8:00 pm followed by dancing from 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm.  Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Then & Wow! 2016

September 25, 2016, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Celebrate the Park's past and present at this annual festival! Take a ride on the Dentzel Carousel –- this is the last day of its 96th season in Glen Echo Park before closing for fall and winter –-  and enjoy other amusement rides and games for kids. Find out about the Park's arts programs and be entertained with magic shows, vintage cars, arcade games, and more! Share your Glen Echo Park stories and learn about the Park through exhibits and programs. Free admission and open to the public. Carousel, rides and games require ticket purchase.

Download the 2016 Schedule of Events here

Argentine Tango

Sunday, September 25, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, September 25, 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 dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Tonight George Marshall calls to Wild Asparagus.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, September 29, 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 September dances, visit the September 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Videosfest

September 30 to November 6, 2016 
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 8pm

 

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

This is Photoworks' first annual video and film exhibit.

Contra Dance

September 30, 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 Mary Wesley calls to Stringrays with Rodney Miller on fiddle, Max Newman on guitar and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo. PLUS Sam Bartlett on mandolin and Mark Hellenberg on percussion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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