July 2016 - All Events

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.

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.

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

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

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

Stephen J. Greenberg Photography Lecture & Presentation

July 1, 2016 at 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Ink and Silver: Medicine, Photography and the Printed Book; 1845-1890

 

Join NIH librarian, historian and photographer Stephen Greenberg as he explores the curious and fascinating world of medical photography.  Photography has long been critical to the practice of medicine, but many times the resulting images and collections are far removed from their original context and therefore mysterious to the viewer. Learn why were pictures taken, who saw them, how did they reflect the techniques and aesthetics of the rest of contemporary photography, and how one produced and published medical photographs in the 19th century.

 

Stephen Greenberg is a librarian, historian and avid photographer.  Born and educated in New York City, (he holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Fordham University and the New School for Social Research), he has worked in the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine for nearly twenty-five years.  He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland and The Catholic University of America, where he lectures on the history of books.

Contra Dance

July 1, 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 Anadama with Amelia Mason on fiddle, Emily Troll on accordion and Bethany Waickman on guitar.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Art Explorers Parent/Child Drop In Art

Saturday Art Explorers

Saturdays, 10am - 12:30pm

CLOSED  Saturday, July 23

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

 

Presenter: PGiP, Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: 10 years and under

Location: Candy Corner Studio

Admission: $10 per child (with adult)

http://www.pgip.org

 


 

 

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

 

More information on our Art Explorers page>>

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Saturdays, 10am - 4pm

Sundays, 11am - 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Recommended Ages: All Ages

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

Admission: $6; $5 for military and seniors

http://www.gepaquarium.org

 


 

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

 

 

Hours for May:

     Wednesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 Hours for June through September:

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

     Saturday, 11am to 4pm

 

More information on our Aquarium page >>

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

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.

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.

 

Closing Reception

Sunday, July 17, 6 to 8pm

 

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

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 2, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

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

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

http://www.dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLXtra swing dance with live music by Russ Wilson and His Famous Orchestra. The band plays tunes by the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Earl Hines, Benny Goodman, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Jan Savitt, Artie Shaw and many other legendary greats.

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson in the Ballroom or an intermediate lesson on the Shim Sham in the Back Room - both lessons run from 8 to 9 pm and are included in the cost of your dance ticket. Beginners are always welcome and no partner is necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm - midnight.

 

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

Late-Night Blues Dance

Saturday, July 2, midnight - 2:00 am

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues presents a special late-night dance, immediately following the Saturday night Swing dance. Slow things down after a night of lindy-hopping with a Blues dance in the Back Room. DJ music from across the genre will challenge and inspire.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 3, 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 LET'S PLAY THREE! with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Jodi Beder, Melissa Running, and David Lopez.

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 3, 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 Bill Wellington calls to Wheelhouse.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: The Rock & Roll Relics

Thursday, July 7 - 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

 

The Rock & Roll Relics are one of the premier oldies musical acts in the Mid-Atlantic region. They are a favorite of Washington-area swing dancers and have performed in Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom several times. The Relics authentically reproduce the songs we grew up with, from the sweet sound of street corner doo-wop, to the exciting '60s sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 7, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Vastness of Space: Andrew Currie and John R. Cooper

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

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

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

The Vastness of Space

Photography from Andrew Currie and John R. Cooper

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

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

Contra Dance

July 8, 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 Ann Fallon 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Salsa Dance

Friday, July 8, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Sam Miller

July 9-10, 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 Sam Miller. This show will run from July 9 to 10. For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 9, 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 the Daryl Davis Band in the Spanish Ballroom. Chicago native Daryl Davis graduated from Howard University with a degree in Jazz. Additionally, he was mentored by legendary pianists Pinetop Perkins and Johnnie Johnson who both claimed him as their godson and praised his ability to master a piano style that was popular long before he was born. In addition to being a pianist and vocalist, Mr. Davis is an actor, author, and lecturer residing in Maryland. Apart from The Daryl Davis Band, he has worked with Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band, Percy Sledge, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Coasters, The Platters, The Drifters, and many others.

 

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

Family Dance

Sunday, July 10, 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 Quena Crain calls to the Long Pond Rounders.

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 10, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $20/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

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

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 10, 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 Gaye Fifer calls with Anadama.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: U.S. Marine Jazz Combo

Thursday, July 14 - 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 an evening of Latin Jazz with the U.S. Marine Jazz Combo. The combo is an ensemble within the United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own." The band is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 14, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $12

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.capitalblues.org/

 


 

Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to live blues music by Big Boy Little!

 

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

Contra Dance

July 15, 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 Quena Crain calls to Long Pond Rounders with Jonah Sidman on fiddle, Corey Walters on flute and mandolin, Ross Harriss on sax and guitar, Michael Friedman on piano and foot percussion, Dough Schaefer on percussion.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, July 15, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Jam Cellar

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

Contact Email: huh@thejamcellar.com

http://www.thejamcellar.com

 


 

The Jam Cellar presents a swing dance with live music, featuring Halley's Hot Gumbo Swingtet in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Included in the admission is a beginning swing dance lesson from 8 to 9 pm, followed by dancing until midnight.

 

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

Waltz Dance

Sunday, July 17, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

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

 

Today's dance features the band ADDISON BLEUFONTE with Marc Glickman (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), David Julian Gray (clarinet), and David Lopez (drums).

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: Family Jazz Day

Sunday, July 17 - starting at 3:00 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

 

Blues Alley and the Glen Echo Park Partnership are proud to host an afternoon Family Jazz Day featuring youth jazz ensembles and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores. A different band will play each hour. Family Jazz Day is a FREE event open to all ages.

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2016 schedule>>

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 17, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 17, 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 Steve Gester calls with The Ripples.

 

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

Peter and the Wolf

            July 21 to August 28, 2016

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years to adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


 

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

 

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

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Summer Concert Series 2016: Dave Kline Band

Thursday, July 21 - 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

 

The Dave Kline Band blends the modern genres of rock, blues, jazz and folk with the cultural sounds of its diverse 4 piece ensemble featuring: Brit Dave Kline (electric violin), Colombian-American Fernando Mojica (electric guitar), and Senegalise Etu Dieng (bass guitar).

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 21, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

July 22, 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 Scott Higgs calls to Green Light Karma with  David Knight on fiddle, Andrew Marcus on accordion and Dave Wiesler on piano and guitar.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Movement and Balance: Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life

July 23 to August 28, 2016

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

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

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://GlenEchoPark.org/Exhibitions

 


 

Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Movement & Balance: Abstract Drawings of an Internal Life by Heidi Sheppard. Each piece is an expression of an internal personal challenge that is described through a mulitlayered tableau. The use of rhythm, movement and balance helps to illustrate each story. Formally, the drawings explore line, color, texture, and composition, sometimes using the horizon line as a stabilizing element. Inspired by the environment and reflective of an inner world, these drawings are viewed up close in order to see the subtleties and gradations that live within all of us.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, August 5, 6-8pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, August 5, 6 to 8pm

 

Park View Gallery (2nd level Arcade Building)

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

Rising Scaffold

July 23 to August 28, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm to 6 pm

 

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

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

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

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, August 5, 6 to 8pm

 

Stone Tower Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

 

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

July 23 to August 28, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 


 

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

 

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

 

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 23, 4 to 6pm

 

Art Walk in the Park Reception

Friday, August 5, 2016, 6 to 8pm

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 23, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $18

http://www.tomcunningham.com

 


 

Hear for yourself why Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and an icon to the Swing World, called the Tom Cunningham Orchestra “the Swingin’est Band in all the Land!” The 16-piece orchestra’s appearances at Glen Echo Park are a Washington institution going back to 1983 and celebrated on TV, radio, newspapers and in books. So take a tip from The Washington Post’s Mike Joyce, “The Cunningham Band is bound to please.”

 

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

 

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

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 24, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

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

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $20/lesson and includes the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Tonight's milonga will feature live music by Trio de La Plata, a guest band visiting from Argentina!

 

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

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 24, 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 Andrea Nettleton calls to Sligo Creek Stompers.

 

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

Summer Concert Series 2016: Hit the Roof

Thursday, July 28 - 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

 

You wouldn't know it by listening to the music, but Hit the Roof is made up of only two virtuosic musicians - Matt Daniel on keyboard and Albert Daniel on drums. Their ability to play a wide range of musical styles is showcased in an eclectic mix of musical Americana, from Ragtime, to Boogie-Woogie, to Rock & Roll, to Funk. Hit the Roof hails from New York City and has played in venues up and down the East Coast, including the United Nations. They have also appeared in a number of national television commercials.

 

Come on out to listen or dance, or both!

 

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

 

Summer Concert Series 2015 schedule>>

Contra Sonic Dance

Thursday, July 28, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10; $8 for FSGW members, and age 17 and under

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Experience ContraSonic! Called contra dances to electronic music in a ballroom filled with strobes, glow sticks, and blue lights!  First-time Contra dancers are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 

Tonight Charlotte Crittenden calls to ContraForce.

 

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

Blues Dance

Thursday, July 28, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra Dance

July 29, 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 Charlotte Crittenden calls to ContraForce with Andrae Raffield on fiddle, Joey Dorwart on drums and saxophone and Jimi "Two Nails" Periano on acoustic and electric guitars.

 

Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

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

Swing Dance

Saturday, July 30, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Just saying the "Glenn Miller Orchestra" immediately conjures up images of the Big Band Era. Since the time he formed his own orchestra in 1937 until his untimely disappearance over the English Channel in 1944, the Glenn Miller Orchestra provided the music that was the backbone of the Lindy Hop era. Classic songs like Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Sunrise Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, In the Mood, and more, will never go out of style.

 

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

Ballroom Dance

Sunday, July 31, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, July 31, 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 July dances, visit the July 2016 Month-at-a-Glance.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, July 31, 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, Charlotte Crittenden calls with Contraforce.

 

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