February 2016 - All Events

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.

Self & Subject: Ideas in Contemporary Portraiture

January 15 - February 1, 2016

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

Reception and gallery talk, Sat, January 16, 5 to 7 pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 
Contemporary life challenges longstanding ideas about identity and selfhood, and raises questions about our relationships to history and our surroundings. This suggests new possibilities for the photo portrait, to be surveyed in this popup group exhibition. Self & Subject is curated by John Borstel in conjunction with his upcoming "Ideas in Contemporary Portraiture" course, weekly at PhotoworksJune 8 - July 13, 2016. See www.glenechopark.org for more information about this upcoming class.
 

Reception and Gallery Talk:  Saturday, January 16, 5 to 7pm

For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Shades of Winter: Ken Bachman Oils

Park View Gallery

January 16 to February 20, 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 Shades of Winter: Ken Bachman Oils. This exhibition features a selection of oil paintings from local artist Ken Bachman that capture natural beauty and solitude in his landscape and bird life scenes. For more artist information visit: kbachmanart..

 

Artist's Reception

Friday, January 29, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Creative Crafts Council: On Tour

January 16 to February 21, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership and the Creative Crafts Council

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to host Creative Crafts Council: On Tour.  This exhibition features artists whose work had received awards at the Creative Crafts Council 30th Biennial Exhibition, which originally took place at Strathmore Mansion in June-July 2015.

 

The Creative Crafts Council (CCC), started in 1954, is an umbrella organization of fine craft guilds in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia known for sponsoring a juried biennial exhibition of regional fine craft artists at the Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, Maryland every other year.  This original exhibition was juried by three expert jurors in their respective fields: Nora Atkinson, the new Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery; Frederick L. Wall, furniture maker and sculptor who works primarily in wood and metal and former professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design; and Shana Kroiz, a jewelry and enamel artist who currently serves as Special Events and Workshop Coordinator of the Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry Center, which she founded in 1992.

 

Artists' Reception

Friday, January 29, 6 to 8pm

 

More Information: creativecraftscouncil.org

Alignment: Phil Brown and Westen Muntain

January 16 to February 21, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm - 6 pm

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 Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Alignment featuring the work of Phil Brown and  Westen Muntain.  Phil Brown is a fine artist working in wood and wood turning. "A vessel is like a flowing object, revealing the inner beauty of that once majestic living tree.  The wood continues to live for us, providing enjoyment through sight, touch, and use."  - Phil Brown  More info: fineturnedwood.com

 

Westen Muntain is an accomplished intaglio printmaker and often combines painting with printmaking in her work.  "I believe that patient labor and love of the inward and outward landscape come together in my work to create images of beauty, pictures that are eminently worth looking at." - Westen Muntain  More info: westenmuntain.com

 

 

An Opening Reception will be held Saturday, January 16, 5 to 7pm

 

Stone Tower Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Len Piper's Pinocchio

J           January 30 to February 21, 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

 


 

A life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper.  This production has been completely refurbished and adapted for the Puppet Co. stage.  Performed in Hollywood and Hawaii, critics hailed the production as “A Masterpiece!” and raved, “The underwater ballet alone is worth the price of admission!”

 

Age recommendation: 5 years to adult; Running time: 50 minutes.

 

Visit http://www.thepuppetco.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 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. Tonight's dance features live music by Full Power Blues. Formerly known as the D.C. Blues Society Band, this six-piece ensemble features high-energy tunes and vocals by Anisha "Mama Moon" Newbill.

 

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 fabulous live blues music.

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

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

February 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 Greg Frock calls to Contrarians with Will Carter on stick bass, Paul Epstein on fiddle, John Longwell on mandolin, saxophone, tenor banjo and fiddle and Andy Park on acoustic and electric guitars..

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Art Explorers Parent/Child Drop In Art

Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm

Presenter: PGiP, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: 10 years and under

Location: Candy Corner Studio

Admission: $10 per child (with adult)

http://www.pgip.org

 


 

Playgroup in the Park (PGiP) and the Partnership present Art Explorers Family Studio for parents and children. Each week explore a new art form or theme in the Candy Corner Studio.  Drop-in only; no pre-registration.  $10 per child/parent combo.

 

More information on our Art Explorers page>>

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Saturdays, 10am - 4pm

Sundays, 11am - 4pm

Weekdays by appointment

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. 

 

Join us for our Special Winter Hours:

     Saturdays, 10am to 4pm

     Sundays, 11am to 4pm

      and

     Friday, January 29, 11am to 4pm

     Monday, February 15, 11am to 4pm

   

More information on our Aquarium page >>

The Shadow Knows

February 6 - March 14, 2016

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

Reception Sat, February 6, 6 - 8 pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 

 

Photoworks is proud to present The Shadow Knows, a photography exhibition of silver gelatin master prints from Photoworks’ Advanced Master Darkroom Class.  Beautiful, haunting, rugged and surprising, these original prints will not disappoint.

 

Exhibiting Artists: Andy Currie, Brenda Hanning, Ann Harding, Tom Kraly, Martin Kret, William Mertens, Joanne Miller, Amrit Patel, Elizabeth Steuart, and Alejandra Vallejo.

 

Reception:  Saturday, February 6, 6 to 8pm

For more information, visit www.glenechophotoworks.org.

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 6, 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

 


 

Since 1974, The Nighthawks have earned a reputation as one of the best and hardest working bands around. They have gotten their widest acclaim for being one of the first and best white boy blues bands of their generation, and for putting on a great live show. But their acclaim and accomplishments go far beyond that. They are among the top musical acts to come out of the Washington, D.C. area—and are still based there. They were a roots rock band before there was such a thing as “roots rock.” They play a wide variety of music that has appeal to a diverse audience, mixing the blues, rock and soul—along with rockabilly and swing. They’ve played all over the U.S., with the East Coast and Midwest being particular strongholds, and they have toured around the world, establishing especially strong followings in Germany and Japan. 

 

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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 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 Terpsichore with Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 7, 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 7, 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 Lindsey Dodson calls with The Contrarians.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

***CANCELLED Mardi Gras Zydeco Dance CANCELLED***

Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $TBD

Contact Name: Michael & Sharon

Contact Email: dancingbythebayou@gmail.com

http://www.dancingbythebayou.com

 


 

CANCELLED

 

Unfortunately this year's Mardi Gras Cajun/Zydeco dance has been cancelled. Please join us for our next Cajun/Zydeco dance at Glen Echo on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

February 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 Melissa Chatham calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance - Valentine's Day Red Dress Ball

Saturday, February 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Flying Feet's Red Dress Ball in Glen Echo Park's historic Spanish Ballroom. In addition to swing dancing with your sweetie, you'll be supporting a good cause - all profits from this dance go to the American Heart Association.

 

Live music will be provided by the Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra. Eric Felten brings his talents as a singer and trombonist to the classic American popular music of the '30s, '40s and '50s. Leading a gold-standard orchestra of Washington's finest musicians, Eric Felten sings hits from Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and Joe Williams, and performs favorites from the great big bands -- Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more.

 

The night begins with a beginner Swing lesson from 8 to 9 pm (included in admission) and is followed by dancing from 9 pm to midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Zouk and Kizomba Social

Saturday, February 13, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Kizoukchata Nights

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

Contact Email: henokg@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/Kizoukchata/

 


 

Kizoukchata Nights presents a weekly Saturday evening social featuring Brazilian Zouk and Kizomba dances with a Bachata chaser. Admission includes 30 minutes of Zouk and 30 minutes of Kizomba beginner dance lessons from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, followed by a DJ dance until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Family Dance

Sunday, February 14, 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 Susan Taylor calls to the music of Lars Prillaman & Friends.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 14, 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 Hot Square Babes call with Have-a-Heart Trappers.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

February 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 Chuck Abell calls to New Caledonia wwith Laura Light on fiddle, Janet Muse on piano, Bert Carlson on guitar and Loren Oppenheimer on percussion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Balboa DJ Dance

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

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 20, 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. Mr. Boogie's back in town! Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage, taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s. Mitch takes his cue from Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, Louis Prima, to name just a few. Making the night even more special, Mitch will be joined by local Boogie Woogie piano legend Daryl Davis

 

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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Zouk and Kizomba Social

Saturday, February 20, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Kizoukchata Nights

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

Contact Email: henokg@live.com

https://www.facebook.com/Kizoukchata/

 


 

Kizoukchata Nights presents a weekly Saturday evening social featuring Brazilian Zouk and Kizomba dances with a Bachata chaser. Admission includes 30 minutes of Zouk and 30 minutes of Kizomba beginner dance lessons from 8:00 - 9:00 pm, followed by a DJ dance until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, February 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 New Caledonia with Laura Light, Loren Oppenheimer, Ralph Gordon, and Janet Muse.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 21, 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 Tom Hinds calls with live music by Audrey Knuth, Mike Sokolowski, Dave Cory.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Blues Dance

Thursday, February 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra Dance

February 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 Ted Hodapp calls to Northern Aire with Patrick O'Loughlin on banjo/concertina, Tim Reese on fiddle and Bob Wasler on piano/accordion/guitar.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Seasonal Mix: Ronnie Spiewak

Park View Gallery

February 27 to March 27, 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 Seasonal Mix. Ronnie Spiewak is a collage artist working primarily in collage and paint. Inspired by nature, she uses collage to express her deep feelings for the natural world.  Her scissors and Exacto blade are her paintbrushes, paper is her pallet and she creates crisp lines and explores the language of paper.

 

For more artist information visit: passagewaysstudio.com

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

 

 

Fields of Inquiry

February 27 to March 27, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Opening Reception, Sunday, February 28, 3 to 5pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

Fields of Inquiry brings together the work of three artists exploring the concept of imagination: Mei Mei Chang, Pat Goslee, and Kathryn McDonnell.  Each artist approaches the concept differently, pushing the limits of what the mind can conjure. Mei Mei Chang makes fun and spritely references to everyday objects, including the bendable forms of PVC tubing, masking tape, and vegetable dye. Pat Goslee’s acrylic paintings explore an internal universe, enchanting the viewer with luscious colors and fantastic forms morphing from solid shapes to dripping liquids. Kathryn McDonnell re-imagines insistent patterns found in nature, architecture, and information technology that have in some way piqued her fancy.

 

 

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 28, 3 to 5pm

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, February 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.”

 

New this year: Tom has asked some of the finest young jazz musicians in the area to come and play a set during the first band-break. That way you can keep swingin' to live music while the big band takes a rest, and these youth players can experience the thrill of performing in the Spanish Ballroom. Tonight's special guests: TBD

 

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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, February 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 list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, February 28, 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 Ted Hodapp calls with Northern Aire.

 

For a list of all the February dances, visit the February 2016 Month-at-a-Glance calendar.