Events Calendar

The Bethesda Urban Partnership publishes a bi-monthly calendar of events and distributes it free of charge to area residents and businesses. To submit an event to be considered for the print or online calendar, please contact Valerie Hillman at vhillman@bethesda.org.

June July

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Concerts/Music | Classes/Workshop | Children's Events/Classes
Discussions/Readings | Live Performance/Exhibit | Special Events

Children's Events/Classes

June 2 - July 17 - Puppet Performance

Little Red Riding Hood & the 3 Little Pigs. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

June 2 - June 30 - Puppet Performance

Old McDonald’s Farm – June 4-5; Mother Goose Caboose – June 8, 11-12; World on a String – June 15, 18; Baby Bear’s Birthday – June 25-26; Jellybean Circus – June 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

June 13 - Read to a Dog

School-aged children are invited to practice reading aloud in short, semi-private sessions with certified therapy dogs. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 14 - Book Discussion

Discussion of People of the Book by Geradine Brooks. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 18 - Father’s Day Storytime

Reading of Dad School and Grandpa Loves You!; activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am. FREE. 301/986-1761. 

June 18 - August 28 - Theatre Performance

Jumanji; Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 4+. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

June 20 - August 20 - Summer Dance Camp

Weekday dance camp. Dansez Dansez, 4907 Rugby Ave. Ages 2-12. Call for times & prices. 301/652-2551.

June 21 - Build & Learn with Lego

Imaginative construction with LEGO; blocks supplied. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 6-10, accompanied by adult. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 22 - August 14 - Theatre Performance

The Little Mermaid. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

June 25 - July 21 - Theatre Performance

Inside Out. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

Classes/Workshops

June 1 - July 31 - Chinese & English Classes

Chinese Now! & English Now! 4630 Montgomery Ave. Suite 300. Call for times & prices. All ages. Chinese Now!: 301/785-3892; English Now!: 301/718-3575. 

June 1 - July 31 - Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, cooking, art and Latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

June 1 - July 31 - Community Yoga Class

Mixed-levels yoga. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste PH7. Fridays, 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $8, cash. 301/656-8992.

June 1 - August 31 - Italian Summer Camp

Weekday summer camp for kids or immersion camp for teens. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Ste. 301. Ages 4-18. Call for times & prices. 301/215-7885.

June 1 - June 30 - Tai Chi Class

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi, a form of moving meditation & martial art. Sun & Moon Taiji One,
4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

June 3 - June 17 - Yoga for Osteoporosis

Learn key poses to practice bone strengthening; no experience required. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste PH7. Fri., 10-11:30am. Ages 21+. $22/class. 301/656-8992.

June 4 - Writing Workshop

The Art of Storytelling for Business. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 12-4pm. Ages 18+. $80. 301/654-8664.

June 5 - Writing Workshop

Moving Beyond Writer’s Block with Breath, Meditation, and Movement. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 12-4pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

June 5 - Yoga for Cyclists

Improve your cycling & general well-being; no experience required. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste. PH7. 12:30-2:30pm. Ages 16+. $30. 301/656-8992.

June 9 - June 12 - Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified yoga teacher. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Suite 100. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.

June 10 - Friday Night Candlelight Yoga

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. 8-9:30pm. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

June 11 - Writing Workshop

Write Tight! Learn how to excise excess prose to streamline your work. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10-12:30pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

June 11 - Writing Workshop

Elements of Fiction: Dialogue. For writers having trouble getting their dialogue to sparkle. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 2-4:30pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

June 11 - Poetry Workshop

Getting Your Poetry Published. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 2-5pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

June 11 - Writing Workshop

Write and Publish Articles for Magazines and Websites. For writers having trouble getting their dialogue to sparkle. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 12-5pm. Ages 18+. $100. 301/654-8664.

June 11 - Writing Workshop

Scripts Are All About Structure. Analyzing award-winning screenplay structure. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 10am-4pm. Ages 18+. $115. 301/654-8664.

June 12 - Reducing Test-Taking Anxiety

Ph.D. Anna da Cunha gives tips to reduce test-taking anxiety. Bethesda Public Library Meeting Room, 7400 Arlington Rd. 3-4pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/564-4950.

June 13 - Writing Workshop

Creating Your Book for Children: Shape it, Submit it, See it in Print. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 7-9:30pm. $50. Ages 18+. 301/654-8664.

June 15 - Men’s Health Symposium

It’s a Guy Thing; Suburban Hospital urologists discuss will conditions & latest treatment options. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

June 17 - June 18 - Weekend Meditation Retreat

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Suite 100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 18+. $149. 301/986-1090.

June 18 - Writing Workshop

Conflict & Tension; turning an ordinary tale into an extraordinary adventure by using conflict & tension. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 10-12:30pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

June 18 - Yoga and Writing

Yoga and Writing: for those seeking to spark their creativity & increase their confidence. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 10-2pm. Ages 18+. $135. 301/654-8664.

June 18 - Writing Workshop

Writing for Film & Television. A hands-on workshop for the beginning or intermediate screenwriter. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo. 10am-4pm. Ages 18+. $115. 301/654-8664.

June 23 - CATCH Healthy Habits Volunteer Training

Training to become a CATCH Healthy Habits volunteer, an intergenerational program designed to combat childhood obesity. OASIS, 7125 Democracy Blvd. 10:30am-3:30pm. Ages 50+. FREE. 301/469-5127.

June 25 - Writing Workshop

Write and Publish Short Stories. The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 10am-3pm. Ages 18+. $100. 301/654-8664.

June 25 - Writing Workshop

The Muddle in the Middle. Get the middle of your story moving with prompts and tasks to open up a wealth of fresh ideas. Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St. 10am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

June 25 - Unburden Your Shoulders through Yoga

Workshop will focus on using yoga to find correct bio-mechanics in shoulder joint; no experience required. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste. PH7. 1-3pm. $38. 301/656-8992.

Concerts/Music

June 2 - June 30 - Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. Thurs., 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 4 - Latino Choral Music Concert

A Cuatro Voices: Cantigas’ 25th-Year Farewell Celebration. River Road U-U Congregation, 6301 River Rd. 7pm. All Ages. $15-30; free for children. 301/230-1361.

June 15 - Concert

Be Steadwell, vocalist. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

June 17 - Concert

A Jazz and Classical Smorgasbord featuring vocalist Lena Seikaly, Steve Hom on guitar, Soprano Katelyn Aungst & Francis Conlon on piano; presented by D.C. Federation of Music Clubs. 11am. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. FREE. 

Discussions/Readings

June 1 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Women Who Wouldn't Die by Collin Cotterill. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 5 - Author Reading

Readings by poets Herb Guggenheim & W. Luther Jett & novelist Richard Seldin; reception & book signing to follow. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

June 6 - Author Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks speaks with NPR’s Guy Raz; book signing to follow. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, Phillips Hall, 7001 Connecticut Ave. 7pm. $10 members/$15 non-members; registration required. 301/657-3115.

June 7 - Teen Author Discussion

New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant discusses his new book, Front Lines. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 13+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 12 - Author Reading

Dana Cann reads from Ghosts of Bergen County & Max Greenfield reads from Max’s Diamonds; reception & book signing to follow. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

June 19 - Author Reading

Readings by authors including Stephanie Allen, Julia Campbell Johnson, Howard Kaplan & Katrina Norfleet; reception to follow. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

June 21 - Speaker Series

Beckyanne Theriot discusses, “A Lifestyle Transition to Live For;” light refreshments served. Chevy Chase Woman’s Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 2-3:30pm. Ages 55+. FREE; please RSVP. 301/946-7700.

June 26 - Author Reading

Elizabeth Poliner reads from As Close to Us as Breathing & Paula Whyman reads from You May See a Stranger; reception & book signing to follow. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

Live Performance/Exhibit

June 1 - June 25 - Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 10, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 4 - June 24 - Laugh Riot

Live standup comedy show. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Sat., 8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.

June 7 - July 2 - Art Exhibit

Five: New Voices at Waverly, featuring fused glass, collage, photography, metal & clay sculpture. 4600 East-West Hwy. Tues.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 10, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

June 9 - June 22 - Live Performance

Flying V presents Matt and Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers; Directed by Matt Bassett. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. $20. Email for times: flyingvtheatre@gmail.com.

June 10 - June Art Walk

Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

June 4 - Imagination Bethesda 2016

Street festival celebrating children and the arts in downtown Bethesda along Elm St. and Woodmont Ave. 10am-3pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 4 - June 26 - Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7:30pm. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 6-12. 301/365-1076.

June 5 - June 26 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 10am-1:30pm. FREE. 

June 11 - Dance Bethesda Anniversary Ball

An evening of Hollywood Glamour including a three-course dinner & dancing. Kenwood Country Club, 5601 River Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. $85. 301/951-3660. 

June 16 - Historic Home Tour

Guided tour about the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE; reservation required. 301/581-5108.