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.

August September

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

August 2 - August 30 - Storytime

Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Wed., 10am. FREE. 301/986-1761. 

Children's Events/Classes

August 1 - August 13 - Theatre Performance

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

August 1 - September 30 - Playseum Storytime

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. 

August 2 - August 27 - Puppet Performance

Sing-a-Long – Aug. 2 & 5; Magic Toyshop – Aug. 13; Imaginary Friends – Aug. 19; Dragon Babies – Aug. 23 & 27. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

August 3 - August 27 - Puppet Performance

Circus! The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

August 5 - Storytime

Peterrific and Aqualicious by Victoria Kann; activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am. FREE. 301/986-1761. 

August 5 - August 14 - Theatre Performance

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for dates & times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

August 6 - August 13 - Theatre Workshops

Bring favorite stories to life with drama activities. Aug. 6 – Elephant and Piggie; Aug. 13 – What Makes a Rainbow. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times & prices. 301/634-5380.

August 19 - Storytime

Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex; activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am. FREE. 301/986-1761.

August 21 - September 1 - Italian Summer Camp

Learn about Italian culture. Italian Language Program-Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Avenue, Suite 201. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 4-11. Call for prices. 301/215-7885.

Classes/Workshops

August 1 - September 30 - English Classes

English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575. 

August 1 - September 30 - Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue. Call for times & prices. Ages 6+. 301/512-5071.   

August 5 - Adoption Information Meeting

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

August 10 - August 13 - Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified Yoga Teacher. Call for times and pricing. Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Ste 100. 301/986-1090.

August 11 - Candlelight Yoga

Gentle flow yoga. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 8-9:30pm. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

August 16 - Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi trial class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 7:35pm. Ages 6+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

August 18 - August 19 - Weekend Meditation Retreat

A weekend retreat focused on personal awareness and the universal field of awareness. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Aug. 18, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Aug. 19, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

August 19 - Playwriting Process

Strategies for getting started, writing a first draft, revision & more. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am-12:30pm. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.

August 26 - August 27 - Italian Immersion Course

Prepare for your trip to Italy. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 201. 9am-5am. $210/16 hours. 301/215-7885.

Concerts/Music

August 1 - Concert

Chris Murray. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. $10 - $12. 240/800-4700. 

August 2 - Concert

Geno Marriott & The Spirit of Jazz. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $20. 240/330-4500.

August 4 - Concert

Daymé Arocena; Cuban jazz & soul. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

August 4 - August 25 - Concert

Live music on the plaza. 3 Bethesda Metro Center. Fridays, 6pm-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/752-9070. 

August 13 - Concert

Jeff Weintraub Trio. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 4pm. $10. 240/800-4700. 

August 20 - Concert

Selina Albright & Steve Cole. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $30. 240/330-4500.

August 24 - Concert

Shanice. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $37. 240/330-4500.

August 27 - Concert

Candice Bostwick. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. $15. 240/800-4700.

August 27 - Concert

Reggie Payne & Tribe. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $20. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

August 6 - Author Reading

Donald Illich, CL Bledsoe, Margaret Sessa-Hawkins & others will read. The Writer’s Center at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2-4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664

August 8 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 13 - Poetry Reading

Reading by poets who participated in the Mariposa Writer’s Retreat. The Writer’s Center at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2pm-4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

August 31 - Write Like the News

Strengthen your writing with lively, engaging news style. The Writer’s Center at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 7pm-9pm. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664. 

Live Performance/Exhibit

August 4 - August 13 - Theatre Performance

Night Seasons by Horton Foote, performed by Quotidian Theatre. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for dates & times. $30/standard; $25/seniors; $15/students. 301/816-1023.

August 5 - September 30 - Laugh Riot

Live standup. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Sat., 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102. 

August 10 - Comedy Show

Mike Storck & Jared Stern. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100. 

August 12 - September 15 - Art Exhibit

Modernism and Abstraction. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-7pm; Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.  

Special Events

August 5 - Pottery Sale

33rd Annual Kiln Club Clearance Sale. Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9am-1pm. FREE. 301/652-2252.

August 6 - September 24 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sun., 9am-1:30pm. FREE. 

August 13 - September 3 - Summer Camp Chapel & Coffee

Coffee & casual worship in the Chapel. Concord - St. Andrews, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. Sundays, 9:45am-11am. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3383.