|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 email@example.com.
Snow Show – May 2; The Mother Goose Caboose – May 3; Penguins’ Playground – May 9; Animal Crackers – May 10; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – May 13; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – May 16; Clowning Around – May 23; Old McDonald’s Farm – May 31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $5. 301/634-5380.
Learn about insects & watch ants up close; outdoor activities included in this program. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-5, accompanied by adult. $5; registration required. 301/765-8660.
Sing and play in French together! Bonjour Mama, 3786 Howard Ave. Wed., 9:45-10:30am. Ages 2-6. $25 per child per session. 1-888-951-1119
Cinderella. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm (no 1pm show on May 30 & 31). Ages 4-12. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
Explore the meadow at Locust Grove; outdoor activities included in this program. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-5, accompanied by adult. $5; registration required. 301/765-8660.
Welcome the bats back from winter hibernation; crafts, activities, hike & more. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. 7:30pm. Ages 5+, accompanied by adult. $5; registration required. 301/765-8660.
he Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) and the Maryland-National Capital Park Police will conduct a free bicycle rodeo for children and parents. Washington Episcopal School along the Capital Crescent Trail, 11am-1pm. FREE.
Yoga class for the family. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 3-4pm. Ages 7+. $15/person; $50/family of 4+. 301/656-8992.
International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
No experience necessary. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 12:30-1:30pm. Ages 16+. $72/four-week course; $20/single class drop-in. 301/656-8992.
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
Recovery from fibromyalgia with Dr. Deborah Norris. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. May 8, 6:30-9:30pm; May 9, 12-5pm. Ages 12+. $318. 301/986-1090.
RAIN; A Tribute to the Beatles. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All Ages. $48-$88. 301/581-5100.
Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. Thurs., 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Elijah Jamal Balbed, saxophonist & composer. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 12+. $17. 301/581-5100
Abdul Ali reads from Trouble Sleeping; poet Kyle Dargan reads from Honest Engine; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Sign-up begins at 1:30pm; Readings begin at 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Katherine Freese reads from The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Darkness; John Gaudet reads from Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of Candide by Voltaire. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Live standup comedy show. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
Birds of the Deep Water: Photography by Evelyn Jacob. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 8, 6-9pm; Artist Talk: May 30, 2pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda. 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660
Dance showcases performing to music from cinema and Broadway; hors' d'oeuvres & dance party. Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Suite 2A. 7pm. All Ages. $30/advance tickets; $40/at the door. 301/951-3660.
USATF-certified course, music, food, games and fun run for kids ages 12 and under; proceeds benefit volunteer rescue squad. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln. 8am. $35 for 8K until 4/15, $50 after 4/15; $10 for kids' run. 301/652-0077.
Mexican food & music by Cristian Perez in the Strathmore Tea Room. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 1pm. All Ages. $28. 301/581-5108.
120+ fine art & craft vendors & live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk & Auburn Aves. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Selection of perennials, annuals, native plants & shrubs. Bethesda Farm Women’s Market, 7155 Wisconsin Ave. 7am-1pm. Proceeds benefit community projects. 301/654-3115.
9th annual parade and festival; activities for kids, adults & dogs; organized & sponsored by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club. Woodmont Triangle. 10am-3pm. All Ages. $25/registration closes on 5/15. 301/229-6105.
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.
Conversation with Cokie and Steve Roberts with refreshments & all proceeds benefitting Bethesda Cares, A Community Outreach Program Ending Homelessness in Our Community. The Edgemoor Club, 7415 Exeter St. 7pm. $20 advance, $25 at the door minimum donation. RSVP & more info.
Bethesda Big Train plays. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7:30pm. $10/adults, $7/seniors & military, $5/kids 6 & under. 301/365-1076.