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 18 - October 18 - Puppet Performance

The Velveteen Rabit. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 4-8. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

September 19 - September 27 - Puppet Performance

Sing-a-Long – Sept. 19 & 20; Old McDonald’s Farm – Sept. 26 & 27. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

September 23 - November 1 - Live Performance

When She Had Wings; story inspired by the life of Amelia Earhart. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

September 26 - Magic of Music

Singing, dancing, playing instruments, rhythm games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm. Ages 3-5. $27/class. 301/365-5888. 

Classes/Workshops

September 1 - Music Lessons

Piano, voice, guitar, violin, cello & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Call for times. All Ages. $50. 301/365-5888. 

September 2 - 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 - Club Med-iterranean

Instructors demonstrate recipes using grains, beans & the light flavors of the sunny Mediterranean. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. Thurs., 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $25. 301/896-3939.

September 12 - Yoga for Better Balance

Explore movements while challenging your body; no experience necessary. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave. Ste. PH7. 1-3pm. Ages 16+. $38. 301/656-8992. 

September 15 - Aromatherapy Workshop

Mindfulness Center Instructor to teach how aromatherapy & essential oils can relieve stress, promote relaxation & improve memory. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. 11am-12pm. Ages 21+. $20. 301/896-3939. 

September 16 - September 30 - 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 22 - Workplace Retirement Benefits Planning

Find ways you can save more for your retirement goals. Ameriprise Financial, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30pm. Must call to reserve spot. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/634-5565.

September 29 - Dance Performance

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $38 - $58. 301/581.5100

Concerts/Music

September 10 - Concert

JaneliaSoul. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $10 advance; $12 door. 

September 12 - Music in the Library

Classical music played by the Adult Music Student Forum. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

September 17 - Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Juilliard-trained, Marsalis-mentored, clarinet- and sax-playing brothers perform. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100. 

September 18 - Concert

Join The Apollo Orchestra for a great musical evening with international violin star and Sony Classical Recording Artist Cho Liang Lin. Church of The Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave. 7:30pm FREE. 301/320-4538. 

September 25 - International School of Music Faculty Recital

Eclectic music performed by faculty members. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

Discussions/Readings

September 8 - Lecture

Kim Sajet, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, will speak about working with national treasures. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 12:45pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/530-1784.  

Live Performance/Exhibit

September 2 - September 26 - The Trawick Prize Exhibition

Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; work by eight finalists on display. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri., Sept. 11, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

September 8 - October 3 - Art Exhibit

Blooming: Sculpture by Wanjin Kim. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri, Sept.11, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

September 11 - September Art Walk

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

Special Events

September 9 - Blood Drive

CSAUMC/Red Cross. Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 11:30am-4:30pm. Ages 14+. FREE. 301/229-3383.

September 11 - 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 19 - Second Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Color Guard Salute, Taps & 21 Gun Salute by American Legion Post 86 & street festival including live music, Irish dancers, raffles, food & more. Cordell Avenue. 11:30am-5pm. All Ages. Free; donations accepted. 301/437-7428.

September 19 - Fall Ball & Concert

Swing Underground. Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 7-9pm. All Ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/229-3383.