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

Children's Events/Classes

August 1 - August 10 - Live Performance

The BFG; based on the book by Roald Dahl. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5-11. $10 and up. 301/280-1660.

August 1 - August 23 - Dance Summer Camps

Dansez! Dansez! 4907 Rugby Ave. 9am-5pm. Ages 2-13. $365/week or prorated based on schedule chosen. 301/652-2551.

August 1 - August 31 - Puppet Performance

Little Red Riding Hood & the Three Little Pigs. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs & Fri. 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 3-11. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

August 8 - Storytime & Moon Bounce

Reading from popular children's books, tour school, meet teachers & moonbounce. Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. 9:30-11am. Ages 2-3. FREE. RSVP: 301/652-7751.

August 15 - Nature’s Summer Theater

Watch birds & bats, listen to insects & frogs, watch the sunset and enjoy an outdoor film & other activities. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. 6:30–9:30pm. Ages 2+; must register. $5. 301/765-8660. 

August 16 - Storytime in French!

French stories and songs with Madame Jackie. Bonjour Mama, 3786 Howard Ave. 11-11:45am. FREE! RSVP appreciated. 240/383-9163.

Classes/Workshops

August 1 - August 31 - Ballroom Dancing Classes

Group lessons in all styles; no partner needed. Dushor Dance Studio, 7800 Wisconsin Ave., 2nd Fl. All Ages. Call for more information. 301/656-7434. 

August 1 - August 29 - Friday Community Yoga Class

Mixed-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl. Fri. 6-7pm (except 7/4). Ages 16+. $8/drop-in fee (cash). 301/656-8992

August 1 - August 31 - Spanish Classes

Group & private instruction available; call for more information. Spanish Now! 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times. All ages. $239/8 wk session. 301/530-1200.

August 1 - August 31 - English Language Classes

Call for class times & prices. English Now! 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/718-3575.

August 1 - August 31 - Chinese Language Classes

Call for class times & prices. Chinese Now! 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/785-3892.

August 2 - Adoption Workshop

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

August 13 - September 17 - Zumba Gold

Latin and international-inspired fitness program; can be done seated or standing. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. 1-1:45pm. Ages 55+. $60/6-week session (Wednesdays). 301/896-3939.

August 13 - September 24 - Freedom From Smoking Program

Program to help people gain skills to stop smoking. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. Wed., 7-8:30pm & Fri. Sept. 5. Ages 18+. $95. 301/896-3939. 

August 16 - August 23 - Intro to Yoga

Four-class course introducing the fundamentals of yoga. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave. 16th Fl. Sat., 8:15-9:15am. Ages 16+. $68/four-week course; $20/single class. 301/656-8992. 

August 19 - Benefits of RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) Testing

8030 Woodmont Avenue, 3rd Floor. 12pm. FREE. RSVP: 301/685-0230.

August 21 - August 23 - Mind-Body Therapies

Learn about using meditation and mindfulness practices in the therapeutic setting. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street. Call for times. Ages 18+. $160. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

August 1 - August 29 - Friday Night Concerts

Dance the night away on Friday nights with the great local bands. 3 Bethesda Metro Center. Fri., 5:30-8:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/652-4988. 

August 6 - Concert

Outdoor concert featuring Cathy Ponton King. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

August 7 - August 14 - Bethesda's Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. Thurs., 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

August 9 - Live Music

Nobody's Business - blues band. Parker's, 4824 Bethesda Ave. 9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 

August 13 - Concert

Outdoor concert featuring ukulele performances. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

August 16 - Concert

10th anniversary tribute concert with Bandhouse Gigs. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All Ages. $15-$29. 301/581-5100.

August 20 - Concert

Outdoor concert featuring Dakha Brakha. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/581-5100.

August 23 - Concert

"The Wanna Beatles." Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 9pm. $20; $10 students with ID. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

August 3 - Author Reading

Brian Gilmore reads from his collection of poems, We Didn’t Know Any Gangsters. He is joined by poets Heather Lynne Davis and Jose Padua; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

August 5 - Author Visit & Book Signing

When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation 1940-1944, by Ronald C. Rosbottom. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 7pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/986-1761.

August 10 - Poetry Reading

Reading by members of the Federal Poets. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

August 12 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Brewster by Mark Slouka. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 17 - Poetry Reading

Reading by poets who have read in the Mariposa reading series and/or poetry retreat; reading followed by reception. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

August 24 - Poetry & Prose Open Mic

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Sign-up begins at 1:30pm; Readings begin at 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

August 27 - Author Visit & Book Signing

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000, by Dav Pilkey. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 6pm. FREE. 301/986-1761.

Live Performance/Exhibit

August 2 - August 30 - Laugh Riot

Live standup comedy show featuring local comics. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Sat. 8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.

August 17 - Ballroom Dance Summer Recital

Dushor Dance Studio students perform a variety of dances. Dushor Dance Studio, 7800 Wisconsin Ave. 2nd Fl. 1:30pm. $25. 301/656-7434. 

Special Events

August 2 - Ceramic Clearance Sale

Annual ceramic sale by the Kiln Club of Washington. Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9am-1pm. FREE. 

August 3 - August 31 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

August 9 - Bach to Rock Open House

Bach to Rock hosts a Back to School Open House including demos of various class offerings. Bach to Rock, 4819 St Elmo Ave. 11am-1pm; Call for information about time of specific class demonstrations. FREE. 301/913-5757. 

August 20 - YMCA Bethesda Appreciation Day

Opportunity to learn more about the YMCA and resources in the community. 9401 Old Georgetown Rd. 4-7pm. FREE. 301/530-3725. 

August 21 - FAES Graduate School Open House

Learn about 60+ evening courses offered; courses open to public. FAES Academic Center Terrace, NIH Clinical Center, Bldg. 10. 4-6:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/496-7976. 


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