May 2016 - All Events

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.

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.

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.

Mirror to the World: Documentary Photography Exhibition 2016

April 22 to May 29, 2016

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

Opening Reception, Friday, April 22, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Eighth Annual 'Mirror to the World' Exhibition Features Documentary Photography from China to Campobello

 

Glen Echo Photoworks' eighth annual Mirror to the World exhibition of documentary photography features work by five area photographers who have traveled the world to capture stories of people and their environments. From fishermen battling the sea on Campobello, New Brunswick, to moviemakers in China, to dramatic views of the effect of climate change worldwide, this year's "Mirror" show lives up to its mandate to provide compelling, colorful stories that reflect the human condition.

 

As before, this year's show was curated by Frank Van Riper, longtime Photoworks faculty member and author of five books, including the internationally bestselling Serenissima: Venice in Winter.
 

Opening Reception

Friday, April 22, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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.

Sleeping Beauty

            April 14 to May 29, 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 story combining romance, adventure, fairies, frogs, kings and queens, and of course, a sleeping princess and the gallant prince destined to find her. Told with rod puppets and wonderful special effects, the show is a real treat for princesses and princes, big and small!

 

Age recommendation: 3 1/2 years to adult; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

The Emperor's Nightingale

April 22 to May 30, 2016

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: All ages

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

The sweet song of a Nightingale saves an Empire. This brand new adaptation set in eighteenth century China, brings to light the younger days of Emperor Qianlong, who would become one of the greatest rulers of the Middle Kingdom. It takes a magical bird to help the headstrong and aimless prince to become a King. Based off of the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale.

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Broad Strokes: Nancy Arons, Kathy Byrnes, Jennifer Howard, and Marybeth Paterson

April 30 - May 1, 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 Broad Strokes featuring Nancy Arons, Kathy Byrnes, Jennifer Howard, and Marybeth Paterson. This show is inspired by their adventures painting together, filtered through their individual perspectives. An Artists' reception will be held May 1, 4 to 7 pm. Show runs April 30 to May 1.  Yellow Barn website.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, May 1, 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 CABARET SAUVIGNON with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, wooden flute), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), and Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar).

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, May 1, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, May 1, 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 Bill Wellington calls with Cabaret Sauvignon.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, May 5, 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 Clarence "The Bluesman" Turner. 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.

 

More about Clarence "The Blues Man" Turner & His Blues Band:

Reviews of his performances reveal just how talented Clarence is:

 

Maria Villafana, The Washington Post - "Turner and his band brought the house down at Blues Alley and a slew of other clubs throughout the D.C. area. Turner has developed something of a cult following, dazzling crowds with his frantic fret work and a compulsion to jump, dance, and play the guitar in unusual positions. Turner and his band have developed a reputation for making dancers sweat!"

 

Mike Marcotte, Capital Blues - "A nitty, gritty, pure blues band that incorporates jump blues and soulful swing into their charged performances."

 

Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records - "Clarence Turner and his band has quickly become Washington dancers' favorite source of live blues. They play all over the city at jazz and blues clubs. Each time they're out, more and more dancers get their fix and come back raving about the band. What's more...they really have befriended local dancers and have a very good sense of what to play."

 

For a calendar view of all the May dances, visit the May 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/art-walk-park.

Contra Dance

May 6, 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 Will Mentor calls to Stringrays with Rodney Miller on fiddle, Max Newman on guitar and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Art Explorers Parent/Child Drop In Art

Saturday Art Explorers is currently closed

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

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

OPEN: Monday, May 30, 11am - 4pm (Memorial Day)

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

     *Monday, May 30, 11am to 4pm
Hours for June through September:

     Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

More information on our Aquarium page >>

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

 


Please Note: The Glassworks Studio will be closed Saturday, May 21. It will reopen for classes on Sunday, May 22.

 

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.

"Layers" Solo Art Show by Irina Koren

May 6 - 8, 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 "Layers" by Irina Koren. Preview Friday, May 6, 6 to 8pm. Show runs May 7 & 8, with a reception on Saturday, May 7, 4 to 6 pm.  Yellow Barn website.

Zouk and Kizomba Social

Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Kizoukchata Nights

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5 for dance only / $10 for one lesson & dance / $15 for both lessons & dance

Contact Email: henokg@live.com

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

 


 

Kizoukchata Nights presents a weekly Saturday evening social featuring Zouk and Kizomba dances with a Bachata chaser. We are now offering expanded dance lessons prior to the social! From 7:00 - 8:00 pm there will be an open-level Kizomba lesson, followed by an open-level Zouk lesson from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. The DJ dance runs from 9:00 pm until midnight and will feature a variety of music. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Zouk is a Brazilian dance derived from Lambada. Kizomba originated in Angola and grew out of Compas dancing, a Caribbean merengue style. Both styles feature sensual rhythms, flowing movements, and are great for beginning dancers.

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, May 7, 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: The Maryland Christian Youth Band and Orchestra (www.mcybo.org).

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, May 8, 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 Will Mentor calls to live music by Stringrays.

 

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

Cajun Dance

Sunday, May 8, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Dancing by the Bayou

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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 by Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, May 8, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, May 8, 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 Will Mentor calls with Stringrays.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, May 12, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

May 13, 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 Jeremy Child 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Salsa Dance

Friday, May 13, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Patrick & Lisa Sieg

May 14 - 15, 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 Patrick and Lisa Sieg. May 14 - 15.  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.

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, May 21, 5 to 7pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, June 3, 2016, 6 to 8pm

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

 

CAROUSEL MEMORIES GALA IN THE PARK

Saturday, May 14, 6:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $200 per person

Contact Email: dmueller@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org/gala-park

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents its annual Gala in the Park, which includes a reception, gourmet dinner, award program, dancing, and carousel rides. This year's Gala theme, Carousel Memories, is inspired by the Park's iconic 1921 Dentzel Carousel, which is celebrating it's 96th season. The Gala honors Carol Trawick, president of the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, for her generous and ongoing support of Glen Echo Park and the arts in Montgomery County. Music will be provided by the Craig Gildner Big Band. Tickets are $200 per person and are tax-deductible above the $75 per person cost of the dinner and entertainment. 

 

GALA DANCE (Swing Dance)

Saturday, May 14, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents our annual Gala Dance featuring live music by the Craig Gildner Big Band! Starting at 8 pm, join dance instructors from the DC Lindy Exchange (DCLX) for a beginner swing dance lesson in the Bumper Car Pavilion, followed by dancing in the Spanish Ballroom from 9:00 pm - midnight.

 

For this special occasion, we've asked some of the great dancers from DCLX to perform swing dance routines during the first band break around 10:00 pm.

 

Admission includes the lesson & dance, dessert, beverages, and free carousel rides.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, May 15, 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 KAREN AXELROD, ERIC MARTIN, & RACHEL BELL with Karen Axelrod, Eric Martin, and Rachel Bell.

 

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

Challenging Squares & Contras

Sunday, May 15, 3:00 pm - 6:00 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 an afternoon of Challenging Squares & Contras. Today Janine Smith calls with Pete's Posse.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, May 15, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, May 15, 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 Janine Smith calls with Pete's Posse.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, May 19, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

May 20, 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 Anna Rain calls to Callithump with David Knight on fiddle, Andrew Marcus on accordion and Glyn Collinson on bouzouki.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, May 20, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

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

Flowing Color: Bonny Lundy & Students Watermedia

May 21 - 22, 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 watermedia by Bonny Lundy and her students. Opening recpetion Saturday, May 21, 4-6 pm. Show runs May 21 - 22.  Yellow Barn website.

Vintage Jazz Age Dance

Saturday, May 21, 5:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: free lecture; $18 for lesson & dance ($14 with valid student ID)

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org

http://www.glenechopark.org

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership celebrates the music and dance of the Jazz Age with an evening lecture, dance lessons, and a vintage dance to live music by David Sager's Pie in the Sky Jazz Band! Swing dancers and Lindy-hoppers won't want to miss this opportunity to explore the dance styles of the early 1900s that gave rise to swing dancing, while jazz and history lovers will appreciate the authentic music and dance on display. 

 

For this special event, we will be joined by Walter Nelson, an experienced dance teacher, authority on Jazz Age social dance, and creator of the extensive website Mass Historia. Using historic film footage, Mr. Nelson will survey the Fox Trot, the most popular and easy-to-learn social dance of the Jazz Age.  Dance instruction in the 1920s form of the Fox Trot included. No prior dance experience needed - as Mr. Nelson points out on his website, "In the Jazz Age, almost everyone danced so they did a dance almost anyone could do." Lecture from 5:00 - 6:30 pm.

 

From 8:00 - 9:00 pm we'll offer a beginner dance lesson taught by Bob and Debbie Lew of the award-winning Fidgety Feet dance team. They'll focus on a few different vintage dance styles to include the One-Step, its many variations, and partner Charleston. No partner or prior experience needed. 

 

Dancing follows from 9:00 - midnight with David Sager's Pie in the Sky Jazz Band. This 8-piece band plays authentic renditions of jazz-era tunes and is made up of top-notch musicians from Virginia to Pennsylvania. Acclaimed trombonist and band-leader David Sager played professionally in New Orleans and then toured extensively in the US and Europe before settling in the DC area.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, May 22, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, May 22, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, May 22, 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 the Great Bear Band.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, May 26, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

May 27, 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 - George Marshall calls to Swallowtail with David Cantieni on winds, Ron Grosslein on fiddle, Timm Triplett on piano, George Marshall on concertina and Tim van Egmond on hammered dulcimer.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Michael Shibley

May 28 - 29, 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 Michael Shibley. Reception is Sunday, May 29, 2-6pm. Show runs May 28 - 29.  Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, May 28, 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.

 

When Doc Scantlin and the Imperial Palms Orchestra step to the stage, the audience is transported to the high life immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby. Shake over ice, add a twist of jazz and you'll get Scantlin's living homage to the music of the era with the group bringing down the house as everything old becomes new again. The 18-piece ensemble, featuring the irrepressible Chou Chou, swings with manic abandon through the early Great American Songbook, infusing standards with new energy. The Big Band Era comes alive for a night of fantastic swing dancing.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, May 29, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 Waltz only / $15 for aft. Waltz and eve. Contra

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 SWALLOWTAIL with George Marshall (concertina), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), Tim van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplett (keyboard), and David Cantieni (wind instruments). Swallowtail will also play the evening Contra dance and we are celebrating this great band by offering a double dance deal - $15 will get you into both the afternoon waltz and evening contra!

 

Here's the schedule for this Swallowtail Celebration:

2:45 pm - Waltz Lesson

3:30 - 6 pm - Waltz

6:00 pm - Dinner Break

7:00 pm - Contra Lesson

7:30  - 10:30 pm - Contra Dance

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, May 29, 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 May dances, visit the May 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, May 29, 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 and Tim call with Swallowtail.

 

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

Red Hot Blues!

Sunday, May 29, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $18

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues caps off their Red Hot Blues weekend with a Sunday evening dance featuring live music by Ana Cecilia and the Big Time in the Bumper Car Pavilion. In addition to Ana Cecilia's fantastic vocals, this band features drums, bass, guitar, horns, and Blues dance favorite Solomon Douglas on piano.

 

A beginner workshop from 8:00 - 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 midnight to fabulous live music.

 

Please check back for information about tonight's band.

 

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