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.

September October

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

Children's Events/Classes

September 1 - December 31 - Music Lessons

Beginning group viola and group cello lessons in small, relaxed, fun, group environment; experienced, credentialed teacher. 7408 Ridgewood Ave. Mon., 4:30pm; Tues. & Wed., 4pm. Ages 7-9. $400/Session (includes 12 classes and all materials). 646/457-2372.

September 15 - November 22 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 4-18. $290/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

September 19 - October 12 - Puppet Performance

Carnival of the Animals; a bilingual production featuring life size puppets. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Fri. 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 3-11. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

September 24 - October 26 - Live Performance

The Night Fairy; based on a book by Laura Amy Schlitz. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5-11. $10 and up. 301/280-1660.

September 27 - Magic of Music

Experience the fun of music making, dancing, instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Ages 3-5. Call for more information. $27. 301/365-5888.

Classes/Workshops

September 1 - September 30 - Ballroom Dance Lessons

Private lessons for all ages. Dushor Dance Studio, 7800 Wisconsin Ave., 2nd Fl. Call for more information. 301/656-7434. 

September 1 - September 30 - Music Lessons

Voice, piano, guitar, violin, drums & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Call for more information. $49.50. 301/365-5888. 

September 1 - September 30 - Spanish Classes

Group & private instruction available; call for more information. Spanish Now! 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times. All ages. $239/8 wk session. 301/530-1200.

September 1 - September 30 - English Language Classes

Call for class times & prices. English Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/718-3575.

September 1 - September 30 - Chinese Language Classes

Call for class times & prices. Chinese Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/785-3892.

September 2 - Fitting Exercise into Your Busy Schedule

8030 Woodmont Avenue, 3rd Floor. 12pm. FREE. RSVP: 301/685-0230.

September 3 - Fitting Exercise into Your Busy Schedule

Nu'U Vitality 8030 Woodmont Avenue, 3rd Floor. 6pm. FREE. RSVP: 301/685-0230.

September 8 - Parenting Workshop

"Why Don't My Kids Listen To Me?” A presentation for parents of children ages 1-6; sponsored by the Parent Encouragement Program. Kidville, 4825 Bethesda Ave. 7:30-8:45pm. FREE; registration required. 301/929-8824.

September 8 - Intro to Yoga for Teens

Introducing the fundamentals of yoga. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., suite PH7. 4:30-5:30pm. Ages 11-17. FREE. 301/656-8992.

September 8 - Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

September 10 - September 24 - English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.

September 10 - Free Yoga Class

Free yoga class in honor of National Yoga Month. Balance Studio, 4719 Rosedale Ave. 6pm. FREE. 301/986-1730.

September 13 - Newbie Yoga Workshop

Thorough introduction to the principles of yoga, breathing techniques, stretching postures and deep relaxation in a fun, stress-free environment. 4719 Rosedale Ave. 1-:30-3:30pm. $30. 301/986-1730.

September 15 - November 22 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 14+. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

September 15 - September 19 - 5-Day Bootcamp

New challenges each day, incorporating Pilates, barre and Yoga! Balance Studio, 4719 Rosedale Ave. 7am. $60. 301/986-1730.

September 16 - Reducing Stubborn Pockets of Body Fat

8030 Woodmont Avenue, 3rd Floor. 12pm. FREE. RSVP: 301/685-0230.

September 17 - Reducing Stubborn Pockets of Body Fat

Nu'U Vitality 8030 Woodmont Avenue, 3rd Floor. 6pm. FREE. RSVP: 301/685-0230.

September 18 - Better Breathers Club

Club that supports people w/chronic lung disease. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-7:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

September 23 - Napa Style Cooking Class

Instructors demonstrate recipes from Napa Valley. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $25. 301/896-3939.

September 28 - Yoga Class

iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation with Margarita Reyes. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street. 12:30-2pm. All Ages. $40. 301/986-1090.

September 30 - Vegan Cooking Class

Learn about the art of veganism and create delicious meals. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $25. 301/896-3939. 

Concerts/Music

September 18 - Concert

Drummer Nate Smith performs with his ensemble KINFOLK. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All Ages. $25. 301/581-5100.

September 26 - Concert

International School of Music faculty performs music from around the world. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

Discussions/Readings

September 14 - Speaker - Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader will discuss his new book, Unstoppable. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2301 River Rd. 12:45pm. FREE. info-CC&C@rruuc.org

September 16 - Book Discussion

Discussion of A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

September 3 - September 27 - The Trawick Prize Exhibition

Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; work by nine finalists on display. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

September 6 - September 27 - Laugh Riot

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

September 9 - October 4 - Art Exhibit

Inner Light; pastel & oil paintings by John Davis Held. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: September 12, 6-9pm; Demonstration: September 27, 2-4pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

September 12 - Bethesda's September Art Walk

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

September 20 - Comedy Show

Standup comic Wanda Sykes performs. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $39-$129. 301/581-5100. 

Special Events

September 4 - La Crema Wine Dinner

Join Chef Heineman in a salute to “Pork and Pinot”. Grapeseed 4865 Cordell Ave. 6:30pm. Ages 21+. $75. 301/986-9592. 

September 5 - Bingo in the Park

Bingo, silent auction, raffle & snacks; fundraising event for Glen Echo Fire Dept. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7-9:30pm. All Ages. FREE admission; $5 for bingo card. 301/229-3200.

September 7 - Heroes Walk to Fly benefitting Luke’s Wings

A 1.5 mile family-friendly scenic community walk passing Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, through downtown Bethesda, followed by a Community Block Party, featuring food, games and activities. Start: Stoneridge School of the Sacred Heart 9101 Rockville Pike; Finish and Family BBQ: Euro Motorcars Bethesda 7020 Arlington Rd. 10am-3pm. $12 for kids under 12; $25 for adults. 301/802-1786.

September 7 - Heroes Walk to Fly benefitting Luke’s Wings

A 1.5 mile family-friendly scenic community walk passing Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, through downtown Bethesda, followed by a Community Block Party, featuring food, games and activities. Start: Stoneridge School of the Sacred Heart 9101 Rockville Pike; Finish and Family BBQ: Euro Motorcars Bethesda 7020 Arlington Rd. 10am-3pm. $12 for kids under 12; $25 for adults. 301/802-1786.

September 7 - September 28 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9am-1pm. FREE. 

September 9 - Woman’s Club of Bethesda Luncheon

Learn how the club serves the community and enjoy lunch. 5500 Sonoma Rd. 11am. Ages 21+. Reservations requested. 301/530-1784. 

September 13 - ChessieFest

Local sustainable seafood and local craft beer for an afternoon of fun and libations. Grapeseed 4865 Cordell Ave. 12-3pm. $25 advance, $30 at door. 301/986-9592.

September 17 - YMCA Bethesda Appreciation Day

Opportunity to learn more about the YMCA and resources in the community. 9401 Old Georgetown Rd. 4-7pm. FREE. 301/530-3725. 

September 17 - Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Open House

Visit the club learn about the activities and charitable works. The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/652-8580.

September 21 - Fall Festival & Fundraising Walk

Walk, dance & music performances, bake sale, raffles, face painting & more. Corner of Woodmont Ave. & Norfolk Ave. 11am-4pm; walk begins at 1pm. FREE; donations accepted for Children of Persia’s charitable programs. 301/315-0750.

September 27 - Yard Sale

Used books, gently used items; tables for rent by community members. The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 9am-4pm. FREE. 301/652-8580.

September 27 - Taste of Friendship Heights

Restaurants, live music & kids activities; portion of proceeds donated to Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place. 4433 South Park Ave. 12-4pm. All Ages. FREE admission; food tickets: 4 for $5. 301/656-2797. 


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