June 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.

Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students

May 21 to June 12, 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 Healing Through the Arts: Artist Books by ESOL Students.  This show displays hand-made books that students from Einstein and Sherwood High School have made. Through the process of learning bookbinding skills and creating a personal book, students portray their storytelling of their lives as part of healing their trauma in a very formal but supportive and respectful school environment.

 

Opening Reception

Thursday, May 26, 4 to 6pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, June 3, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Little Red Riding Hood & The 3 Little Pigs

            June 2 to July 17, 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

 


 

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.

 

Age recommendation: 3 years to adult; Running time: 40 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 2, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

**Please note that tonight's dance will take place in the Spanish Ballroom.**

 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. Tonight's dance features live music by the Stacy Brooks Band. 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.

 

For a calendar view of all the June dances, visit the June 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. Each month features different activities. Learn more 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.

Expressions in Glass 2016: Art Glass Center

June 3 - 26, 2016

Friday 10 am - 2 pm

Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo Park

Location: Art Glass Center

Contact Phone: 301-634-2273

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org/

 


 

The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo Park is pleased to present Expressions in Glass 2016. The show will run from June 3 - 26. 

 

Artists' Reception

Friday, June 3, 6 to 8 pm

 

Talkin' Bout My Generation

June 3 to July 5, 2016

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

Art Walk Reception, Friday, June 3, 6 to 8pm

Awards Ceremony, Sunday, June 12, 2 to 4pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Photoworks' Gallery presents "Talkin' Bout My Generation" - Youth Photography Competition and Exhibition

 

Over 30 new and exciting images from young photographers in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Jay Sumner, formerly with National Geographic, serves as the juror to this year's exhibition. Fresh, honest, reflective and surprisingly optimistic, this exhibition provides a glimpse into the artistry of a new generation of photographers.

 

Art Walk Reception

Friday, June 3, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 

Awards Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, June 12, 2:00 to 4:00pm

Contra Dance

June 3, 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 Nils Fredland calls to Elixir with Nils Fredland on trombone, Anna Patton on clarinet, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle, Jesse Readlynn on trumpet and flugelhorn, Owen Morrison on guitar and foot percussion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

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.

Inspiration to Completion

May 14 to June 12, 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 Inspiration to Completion. 

 

The exhibition features recent works of the Pottery’s instructors and advanced students and showcases how an inspiration informs the artist’s completed work.  The show highlights masterworks of form, function, and sculpture, focusing on personal style and interpretation.

 

Closing Reception

Sunday, June 12, 3:30 to 5pm

 

A Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection

May 14 to June 12, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

Art Walk Reception, Friday, June 3, 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 Visionary's Eye: Glimpse Into Carol Trawick's Private Collection. Carol Trawick is chair of the Maryland State Arts Council and founder of the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards and the Bethesda Trawick Painting Awards. This intimate exhibition, co-curated by Catriona Fraser, will feature a selection of “Best in Show” winners from these prizes, along with additional work by contemporary artists from the region. The selection of work is limited by venue configuration. Mrs. Trawick will be honored with the Visionary Award at the Partnership’s annual Gala in the Park on May 14.

 

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Friday, June 3 from 6 to 8pm as part of Art Walk in the Park.

Visitors may vote for their favorite work as part of a "People's Choice Award" through the duration of the exhibition.  The winner will receive a $1,000 donation from the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation.

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, June 3, 6 to 8pm

 

Stone Tower Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

Washington Folk Festival 2016

June 4 & 5, 2016, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 36th year at Glen Echo Park. This FREE festival, presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington in collaboration with the Glen Echo Park Partnership, celebrates the many folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The Festival features over 450 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople in the region.

 

Five stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 70 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park’s picnic grove.

 

 

Additional information, including SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS >>

Anka Zaremba, Lena Fruman & Tatyana Soubbotina

June 4 - 5, 2016

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 recent works by Anka Zaremba, Lena Fruman & Tatyana Soubbotina. Show runs from June 4 - 5. For more information go to the  Yellow Barn website.

Salsa Showcase and Dance

Saturday, June 4, 8 pm - Midnight

Presenter: High Energy Productions

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: searchernet@comcast.net

http://www.oohsalsa.com/

 


 

High Energy Productions presents its annual Salsa Dance and Performance Showcase featuring the debut of the Latin Motion 2016 Student and Semi-Pro routines. There is a beginner/intermediate Salsa lesson with Keith Givens from 8 - 9 pm, followed by open dancing from 9 pm - midnight with live music by Joe Falero and his orchestra! There will also be DJ music from Steve Greene. The cost is $18 and the lesson is included in the cost of admission.  Please visit www.oohsalsa.com for more information.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 5, 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 Nils Fredland calls with Elixir.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: Washington Conservatory Encore Chorale & Encore Rocks Glen Echo

Thursday, June 9 - 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

 

Encore Creativity for Older Adults has collaborated with the Washington Conservatory of Music to form two outstanding choral groups open to anybody aged 55 or older. Encore Chorale performs more traditional choral repertoire, while Encore Rocks features popular music from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Each group will perform for 30 minutes.

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 9, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

June 10, 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 Dugan Murphy calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro & Students

June 11 - 12, 2016

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 Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro and his Students. Reception is Saturday, June 13, 4 to 6pm. Show runs June 11 to 12. For more information go to the  Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 11, 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 Natty Beaux 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, June 12, 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. 

 

Join us for our first 50/50 Waltz/Swing event. Percussionist Wes Crawford joins Waltz Time regulars GIGMEISTERS with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), David Wiesler (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass)

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, June 12, 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 Eric Maring will play music and lead the dances.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 12, 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. 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 12, 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 Ann Fallon calls with the Gigmeisters.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: Peabody Ragtime Ensemble

Thursday, June 16 - 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

 

A Maryland treasure celebrating its 40th season, this 8-piece acoustic band preserves the roots of American Jazz through performance of a vintage repertoire. A concert by Peabody Ragtime Ensemble is a quirky, joyous potpourri of American music ranging from about 1890 to 1960, spanning a vast repertoire of early jazz styles including ragtime, Dixieland, big band, swing, novelties and vocals. This performance is made possible by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council's Maryland Touring Grant program.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 16, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

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

Contra Dance

June 17, 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 Valerie Helbert calls to Honeysuckle Rose with Liz Donaldson on piano, Andrea Hoag on fiddle, Paul Oorts on banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and Ralph Gordon on bass.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Explorations: Grace E. Peterson

June 18 to July 17, 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 Explorations by Grace E. Peterson. Grace Peterson investigates new ways of using water-based pigments, either alone or with various mediums to provide textures that give depth to her work. She continuously explores the natural world and presents it to us in her works of experimental watermedia, providing the viewer with an image of something different, something exciting, something that will reach out and cause them to linger and reflect.

 

Opening Reception

Sunday, June 19, 3-5pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, July 1, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

A Polymer Palette: Art and Craft in Polymer Clay

June 18 to July 17, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

 

Opening Reception, Saturday, June 18, 7 - 9pm

Art Walk Reception, Friday, July 1, 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 Polymer Palette: Art and Craft in Polymer Clay. This show is a compilation of artists who use polymer clay in different ways. This group exhibition showcases the versatility of polymer clay as a medium, through wall hangings, jewelry, and sculptures. Selected artists present work in polymer alone, as well as in combination with other media. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Creative Arts Fest Master Class camps in polymer clay, June 17 to 20.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, June 18, 7 to 9pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, July 1, 6 to 8pm

 

Stone Tower Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

Image: "Summer Becomes Fall" by Fran Abrams

 

Synesthetica: Music inspired Wearable Art

June 18 to July 17, 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 Synesthetica: Music Inspired Wearable Art. 

 

The exhibition features works from resident artist and silversmith Blair Anderson. Blair explores the visuals triggered by works of music to create this collection. Multiple genres are tested. Hear the music that inspires each piece while viewing Blair's interpretation in a wearable result.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, June 18, 7 to 10pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, July 1, 2016, 6 to 8pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 18, 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 in the historic Spanish Ballroom: the hot sounds of the jazz age will come alive with the Boilermaker Jazz Band! Led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, this acclaimed group serves up swinging renditions of jazz classics as well as some rarities with superb instrumentals and heartfelt vocals. Tonight the Boilermakers bring the music of the Benny Goodman orchestra to us for pure dancing pleasure. Known as the King of Swing, Benny Goodman's iconic Big Band recordings of the 1930s and '40s are instantly recognizable as helping to define the Swing Era ,but Benny also featured a wonderful small band that could play it blazingly hot or delicate and haunting. Tonight's musical selection will also include songs by Goodman's Gals: Helen Ward, Peggy Lee, and Martha Tilton.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 19, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 19, 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.

 

Today Kappy Laning calls to the music of Dance du Jour.

 

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

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 >>

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>>

Summer Concert Series 2016: Washington Conservatory of Music presents the VERGE Ensemble

Thursday, June 23 - 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 contemporary classical music from the VERGE Ensemble, the New Music Ensemble-in-Residence at the Washington Conservatory of Music. The VERGE ensemble is the performing ensemble of Washington’s Contemporary Music Forum and has been pioneering and promoting modern music for over 40 years. A recent Washington Post review describes the ensemble's mission perfectly, saying that VERGE "puts modern classical music in front of the public with more dedication and skill than any other group in Washington."

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 23, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

June 24, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Tonight Perry Shafran calls to Boneshakers with Joe DeZarn on fiddle, Gina Faber on mandolin, Paul Hammerton on guitar and Ralph Gordon on bass.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, June 24, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Heritage Days

Saturday, June 25 to 26, 12pm- 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Park grounds

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Held each year on the last weekend of June, Heritage Days is a two-day, county-wide festival sponsored by Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County (Heritage Montgomery). Glen Echo Park is one of many venues in the county offering special programming - FREE of charge- for Heritage Days weekend.

Students of Walt Bartman

June 25 - 26, 2016

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 artwork from the students of Walt Bartman. This show will run from June 25 - 26. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 25, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

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.”

 

The National Jazz Workshop Orchestra will play during the first band break. The National Jazz Workshop Jazz Orchestra is a year round band comprised of students from the Washington, DC area. The band rehearses at George Mason University and performs throughout the metropolitan area.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, June 26, 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 WALTZING STARS with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donadlson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

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

Cajun/Zydeco Dance

Sunday, June 26, 3:00 pm - 6:00 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 Cajun/Zydeco dance with live music in the Bumper Car Pavilion by Little Pookie & the Zydeco Sensations.

 

Enjoy a beginner's lesson from 3:00 to 3:30 pm (included in admission) followed by dancing to the band from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Beginners always welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 26, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 26, 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.

 

Today Perry Shafran calls to the music of The Boneshakers.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: Back Porch Blues

Thursday, June 30 - 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

 

Back Porch Blues is an all-star down-home acoustic trio consisting of the incredible guitar and vocal work of Eleanor Ellis, the blues harmonica virtuosity of Jay Summerour, and the percussion talents of Eric Selby. Together, they deliver real deal acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Hills to the Swamp. This performance is made possible by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council's Maryland Touring Artist Grant program.

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 30, 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 June dances, visit the June 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.