|Bethesda, MD 20814|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun & creative thematic stories, followed by a free fruit or veggie snack with matching art activities. Playseum, 7000 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Fri., 11am, 2pm; Sat., 11am, 2pm, 5pm. $9/admission. 301/807-8028.
Pinocchio. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
Meet other teen writers, share your work & strengthen your writing. Hosted by Bethesda Library at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Thursdays, 7:30pm. Ages 12-18. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Engaging, educational activities; singing, dancing, playing instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE. 301/365-5888.
Baby Bear’s Birthday – Oct. 7, 11, 15; World on a String – Oct. 18, 22, 28. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.
The Smartest Girl in the World. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1:30pm & 4pm. Ages 6-11. $10+. 301/280-1660.
Tour campus & learn about the PreK-4th grade programs. Sidwell Friends Lower School, 5100 Edgemoor Ln. 2pm. FREE. 202/537-8111.
Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 14+. 301/215-7885.
English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575.
Improve posture, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.
English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl., Room C. Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.
Learn the basics. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 7pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.
Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.
Supports cancer patients & caretakers & teaches methods of cancer care. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 12+. FREE for patients. 301/986-1090.
International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
Learn how to overcome your inner critic. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 1pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.
Learn how to write dialogue. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 10am. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.
Learn to apply comedy techniques to your writing. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 1pm. Ages 18+. $80. 301/654-8664.
Drew Davidsen; singer/songwriter, guitarist. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.
Ocean Orchestra: Leaves of Autumn; Irish music & traditional instruments mixed with electronics & percussion. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.
Lisa Loeb. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8:30pm. $30-$37. 301/581-5100.
Brasil Guitar Duo, João Luiz & Douglas Lora. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.
Incognito; funk/jazz/soul/dance. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm & 10pm. $60. 240/330-4500.
Paula Cole. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8:30pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.
The Gibson Brothers; bluegrass. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.
Rachel Franklin, piano; with SONOS. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.
Billy Gilman. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $45-$75. 240/330-4500.
Discussion of Six Years by Harlan Coben. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Readings by Shirley Brewer & Fleda Brown. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.
Poetry & prose reading with Melissa Scholes Young, Iggy McGovern & Miranda K. Pennington. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 3pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.
Michael Bevel discusses Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room B. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Readings by Nancy Naomi Carlson, Lola Haskins & Katherine E. Young. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.
Novelist & short story writer Alice McDermott speaks with Washington Post columnist Bob Levey. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.
Live standup comedy. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
Blooming; Metal Art by Wajin Kim. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri. Oct. 13, 6-9pm; Meet the Artist: Saturdays, 1-3pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
Sent and Received; artwork explores the tradition of care packages by service members, curated by Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Oct.20, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Kevin Lee. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.
Film screening of Harmonia (Israel); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.
An evening celebrating the art of Linda Cafritz; additional local artists’ work will also be on display. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 7-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/560-3700.
Artwork by Jamie Marin-Price. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am - 7pm, Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.
Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sundays, 9am-1:30pm. FREE.
50 restaurants & 5 stages of live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle. 11am-4pm. FREE entry; four tasting tickets for $5. 301/215-6660.
Fire & rescue squad activities for all ages. B-CC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/652-0077.
Ceramics, glass, painting, photography & more. Elm St., Woodmont Ave. & Bethesda Ave. Sat., 11am-6pm & Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/637-5684.
Tour Glen Echo Fire Dept.; junior firefighter training, bounce house, free hot dogs & more. Glen Echo Fire Dept., 5920 Massachusetts Ave. 11am-2pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3200.
Social meeting & Italian movies. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste.201. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.
All-you-can-eat steamed crabs, fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans & more. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln., Anastasi Room. 1-5pm. $45/person in advance; $50/person at door. 301/442-4136
Celebrate Fall with the whole family and support the Bethesda Fire Department, NIH Charities, and the metroBethesda Rotary Foundation. Rock Creek Mansion on Cedar Lane, 5417 West Cedar Lane. 12 - 4pm. $10.
Capital Area Food Bank fundraiser; guests receive lunch from area restaurants & a handmade bowl. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center. 11am-1:30pm. $35/ticket; proceeds provide meals to neighbors in need. 202/644-9882.