Category Archives: Arts

Picture of the Day: Where in Bethesda is this high end feature?

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Dentzel Carousel: Not Quite Yet!

Despite the weather feeling like Spring, unfortunately the Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park will not be open until May. I know a lot of you are impatient (particularly those young Carousel riders!) but remember: Good things come to those who wait :)

Here is a link to a video and a picture for those not familiar with it (https://glenechopark.org/carousel#Carousel video)

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Passing this along (hat tip Bethesda.org): Bethesda Play in a Day

Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours.  The plays will be presented at the 13th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

Play In A Day kicks off on Friday evening, February 17th where playwrights and directors come together to receive their assigned themes and props.  Playwrights then work through the night to create their ten-minute masterpieces. As the sun comes up, rehearsals begin as teams of directors and actors prepare anxiously to make the 8pm performance deadline on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  ** Please note, some material is not suitable for children.

Tickets are $15.

The Writers Center Bethesda

I just wanted to take a moment to give a quick plug to the terrific Bethesda Writers Center (4508 Walsh Street Bethesda). They have a wonderful series of programs, workshops etc. covering an incredible range of topics/ areas.

If you New Years resolution includes a quest to write, think, be creative, capture ideas/ memories and thoughts – you may want to consider popping over to the Writers Center to see if one of their workshops could assist your efforts!

Of course, if you would like to share some of your creative thoughts on these pages, feel free to send me an email – we can’t promise to publish every submission but would be happy to consider links to your work and short pieces (poems etc.)

Email, as ever, is raj@rajabout.com

Cheers!

Carousel at Glen Echo Park

 

 

I just need to take a moment and write about a hidden gem here in Bethesda – the Carousel at Glen Echo Park!

We took our 19 month old there recently and she absolutely loved it – yes mum and dad stood next to her and held on tight :-)

It reopens in the Spring and is well worth a visit. It is fun for all ages! See below for a little write up from the Glen Echo website:

 

“Glen Echo Park’s historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel is almost ready for it’s 96th season in the Park.  The carousel will open for the 2016 season with our Family Day celebration and will close with our Then & Wow! festival. The cost is $1.25 per ride; all riders must purchase a ticket. Payment by cash is preferred, but please note that there is no ATM onsite at the Park. Payment by credit card is now also accepted in the Carousel ticket booth. There is a $5.00 minimum charge for credit card sales. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Installed at Glen Echo Park in 1921, the canopy and the carved figures were made by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Germantown, Pennsylvania. It is a classic example of hand woodcarving popular during the early 1900s. From 1983 through 2003, the carousel was fully restored – including each animal. The carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Taste of Bethesda October 1

Hurrah and enjoy unconfined!

Taste of Bethesda is almost here!

From our friends at Bethesda Up:

Bethesda’s famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages
of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000
attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit
the kid’s corner for face painting and arts & crafts.

 

Picture of the day: Where is this?

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Picture of the Day: Where is this?

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Good Works in Bethesda/ MoCo

Hi friends, I wanted to take a moment to post some info on a terrific group called Rebuilding Together Montgomery County.  RTMC is doing wonderful and important work by providing safe, warm and healthy homes to some of the most vulnerable residents in Montgomery county.
A colleague just let me know about a fun fundraising event that is coming up for RTMC called “The Playhouse Project.” The essence is that 8 amazing one-of-a-kind playhouses (built and donated by local custom home builders) will be auctioned live on June 11.
My colleague forwarded the info and the link below:

Art in Bethesda: Where is this piece?

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