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

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 20 - Kids’ Concert

Kids pajama jam party with Dan Zanes; Grammy winner, celebrated songwriter, & entertainer. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 5:30pm. $20. Ages 2+; free admission for children under 2. 301/581-5100.

September 24 - Early Childhood Music Classes

Singing, dancing, music games, playing instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Call for hours. Ages 3-5. $27. 301/365-5888.


September 1 - September 30 - Divorce Care Support Group

A bible-centered series including topical videos & confidential discussions. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Rd. Thurs., 7-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

September 1 - September 30 - Grief Share Support Group

Small group setting; explore relevant topics using a Christian video curriculum. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Rd. Fri., 11:30am-2pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

September 4 - Reducing Test-Taking Anxiety

Ph.D. Anna da Cunha gives tips to reduce test-taking anxiety. Bethesda Library Meeting Room, 7400 Arlington Rd. 3-4pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654-4950. 

September 7 - September 28 - Real Estate Career Course

Prepare to pass the real estate salesperson examination & start a career in real estate. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage School of Real Estate, 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Ste.100. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30am-4pm. $199. 

September 8 - September 11 - Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified Yoga Teacher; 200 HR training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Call for hours & pricing. 301/986-1090. 

September 9 - September 10 - Mind-Body Workshop

Dr. Deborah Norris leads workshop on recovery from fibromyalgia & chronic pain. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. $159. 301/986-1090. 

September 10 - Yoga

Improve your balance by strengthening & opening strategic areas; learn an effective yoga sequence you can practice at home. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 1-3pm. Ages 16+. $38. 301/656-8992.

September 12 - 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 13 - NINR Lecture Series

Ellen Goodman presents, “The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having;” describing The Conversation Project, a public health campaign that works to change the way people talk about and prepare for their end-of-life care. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10). 10:30-11:30am. FREE. Register:

September 14 - September 28 - English Conversation Club

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

September 17 - Fall Wellness Retreat

One-day wellness retreat; includes fitness classes, meditation, group acupuncture, outdoor hiking, healthy meals & more. Carderock Springs Swim & Tennis Club, 8200 Hamilton Spring Ct. 8:30am-9:00pm (with overnight option). Ages 18+. $189/per person; $174/bring a friend rate. 240/499-4614.


September 3 - September 4 - Concert

The Jeff Bradshaw & Friends Birthday Celebration Weekend with Special Guest; R&B/Jazz/Gospel icons. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45-$55. 240/330-4500. 

September 9 - Concert

Angélique Kidjo; high-energy international music. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $28-$78. 301/581-5100.  

September 10 - Concert

Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins; singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $22-$32. 301/581-5100.

September 23 - Concert

Raul Midón; jazz & soul singer & guitarist. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $35-$45. 301/581-5100.

September 29 - Concert

Luther Re-Lives. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $27.50. 240/330-4500. 

September 30 - Concert

Performance by the International School of Music’s award-winning faculty. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

September 30 - Concert

Sarah Dash. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35; $40 day of show. 240/330-4500.


September 13 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

September 6 - October 8 - Art Exhibit

Contrasts; glasswork by Jane Callen & Janet Wittenberg. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.-Sat., 12am-6pm; Reception: Fri., Sept. 9, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

September 9 - The Trawick Prize Reception

Public opening reception for the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; artwork by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

September 1 - September 30 - Rover the Wellness Wagon

Maryland Pet Acupuncture offers treatment for pets every Tuesday. North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd. 11am-3pm. $125 first visit, $85 follow-up. 301/996-1785. 

September 9 - 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 to attend; $5 donation for bingo card. 301/229-3200.

September 11 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast

All-you-can-eat crabs, side dishes, drinks & more; fundraiser for B-CC Rescue Squad. B-CC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln. 1-5pm. Ages 21+. $50/person, $55 at the door. 301/442-4136.

September 17 - Wear Blue: Run to Remember

Join a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American military. Meet at the corner of Beach Dr. & Cedar Ln. 7:30am. FREE.

September 18 - Movies and Social Meetings at the Italian Cultural Society

Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.

September 21 - Woman’s Club Open House

Join members of the Club for coffee & a meet & greet to learn more about activities & charitable missions. Woman's Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/652-8480.

September 29 - Cheval Bethesda Grand Opening

VIP grand opening event. Black's Bar & Kitchen, 7750 Woodmont Ave. 6-8pm. FREE. RSVP: