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.

October November

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

Children's Events/Classes

October 1 - Storytime

Stories, rhymes, songs & other early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am, 11:15am. Ages 0-2, accompanied by adult. FREE; Tickets handed out 30min prior to the program, space limited. 240/777-0970.

October 1 - November 30 - Music Lessons

Rock City: foundational musical concepts. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Call for times. Ages 3-5. $20/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.

October 1 - November 30 - Glee Club

Vocal, choreography and performing exercises for children. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Sat., 1pm for ages 12-15; Thurs., 4pm for ages 6-11. $37/week + $35 materials. 301/913-5757.  

October 4 - Bach to Rock Open House

Tour, demo classes & opportunity to meet teachers. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. 11am-1pm. FREE. 301/913-5757. 

October 4 - Early Childhood Music Classes

Singing, dancing, playing instruments, musical games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. $27. 301/365-5888. 

October 12 - October 14 - Puppet Performance

Rapunzel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Fri. 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 3-11. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

October 16 - November 21 - Puppet Performance

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 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.

October 18 - Nocturnal Neighbors Festival

Meet live animals, take a night hike, enjoy a campfire, games & more. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. 5-8pm. Ages 1+; must register. $5. 301/765-8660.

October 20 - November 22 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 4-18. $290/20 class hours. 301/215-7885

October 26 - Haunted House

Ninth annual haunted house; fortune telling, refreshments, small gifts for kids. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Boulevard. 4-6pm. FREE. 240/777-4910.

October 26 - November 9 - Locust Grove Cider Days

Learn about cider & apple varieties, sample lesser known apples types & press cider. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Oct. 26, 2-3pm; Nov. 9, 12-1pm. Ages 2+; must register. 301/765-8660.

Classes/Workshops

October 1 - October 29 - English Conversation Club

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.

October 1 - November 30 - 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.

October 1 - November 30 - 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.

October 3 - October 4 - Meditation Seminar

 Advanced meditation exercises. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm; Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 18+. $149. 301/986-1090.

October 4 - 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.

October 5 - Family Yoga Workshop

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.

October 7 - October 28 - Yoga for Backs and Hips

Learn yoga poses that help relieve tension and tightness in the back & hips. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Tues., 12:15-1:30pm. Ages 16+. $80/4-week course; $25/drop-in. 301/656-8992. 

October 8 - Self Defense Class

Learn the basics of self defense through an interactive session. Sculpt Studio, 4900 Auburn Ave. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/600-0730. 

October 10 - October 24 - Candlelight Yoga

Vinyasa flow practice by candlelight. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Ste.100. Thurs., 7:30-8:45pm. $20/advanced purchase; $25/drop-in. 301/986-1090.

October 16 - October 20 - The Happiness Program

Learn to use your own breath to live a stress free, happy life. The  Art of Living, 6112 River Rd. Weekdays: 6:30-9:30pm; Weekends: 9:30am-3pm. Call for price. 301/899-7099.

October 17 - October 31 - Yoga for Scoliosis

Yoga to create traction in the spine, strengthen & lengthen muscles, etc. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Fri., 10-11:30am. Ages 16+. $70/3-week course; $25/drop-in. 301/656-8992.  

October 19 - Restorative Yoga

Yoga with Margarita Reyes. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Ste.100. 12:30-2pm. $40. 301/986-1090.

October 20 - November 22 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 14+. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

October 23 - November 20 - Prenatal Pilates 5-Week Workshop

Five week class that teaches safe techniques on how to stay strong and in shape throughout your pregnancy. Capital Wellness , 6701 Democracy Blvd, Ste 102. 6:30pm. $90/5 week series. 240/390-6020. 

October 28 - Paella-making Class

Learn the art of Paella-making; includes paella, tapas, dessert, glass of wine & sangria. Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave. 6:30-8:30pm. $75. 301/913-0003.  

October 30 - November 20 - Strengthening Your Back with Yoga

Yoga poses to strengthen muscles affecting upper, middle & lower back. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Thurs., 6-7:30pm. Ages 16+. $76/4-week course; $22/drop-in. 301/656-8992.

Concerts/Music

October 5 - The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University

Founded in 1909, the Whiffenpoofs are the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group -- one of Yale's most celebrated and hallowed traditions. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane. 4pm. $20; Students, $10. http://www.whiffenpoofs.com/tickets/

October 19 - Concert

Bach to Rock and Beat Refinery students showcase their skills on stage. Bethesda Central Farm Market, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9:30am-12:30pm. FREE. 301/913-5757. 

October 25 - Concert

Pianist, Edvinas Minkstimas. 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

October 26 - Concert

Anthony McGill, clarinet & Christopher Shih, piano. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 4pm. $32. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

October 1 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Still Life by Louise Penny. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

October 5 - 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.

October 7 - Author Discussion

Meet author Carl Hiaasen who will discuss his new book, Skink No Surrender. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 13+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

October 9 - Author Visit

All the Truth Is Out: Gary Hart and the Week Tabloid Politics Took Over, by Matt Bai. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 7pm. FREE. 301/986-1761.

October 11 - Luncheon with Authors

Readers are invited to lunch with more than 45 romance authors; hosted by The Washington Romance Writers. The Loft Bar & Kitchen, 4935 Cordell Ave. 1-4pm. $25. 

October 14 - Author Presentation

Award-winning mystery novelist, Marcia Tally, speaks. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 11am. Ages 21+. FREE; reserve space. 301/530-1784.  

October 14 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

October 19 - Author Visit

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money, by Tommy Greenwald. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 3pm. FREE. 301/986-1761.

October 19 - October 26 - Author Reading

Author readings followed by reception and book signing; call for presentation information. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Sun., 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

October 22 - Author Visit

Nixon's Secrets: The Truth About Watergate and the Pardon, by Roger Stone. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 7pm. FREE. 301/986-1761.

October 23 - Author Presentation

Parenting with Courage & UNcommon Sense speak about parenting. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 7-9pm. $15/person; $25/couple. 301/896-3939. 

Live Performance/Exhibit

October 1 - October 25 - Art Exhibit

Work by Gongsan Kim, Chris Luckman & George Tkabladze. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, Oct.10, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

October 4 - October 26 - Live Performance

The Night Fairy; based on a book by Laura Amy Schlitz. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1:30pm & 4pm. Oct.25, 7pm. Ages 5-11. $10 and up. 301/280-1660.

October 4 - October 25 - 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.

October 7 - November 8 - Art Exhibit

Floral Portraiture: A Photographic Study of Form and Texture; by Carol Leadbetter. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Oct.10, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

October 10 - October Art Walk

Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda. 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

October 29 - November 29 - Art Exhibit

The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths present Metalwork 2014. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, Nov.14, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

October 1 - Yappy Hour

Food & drink specials; dogs welcome. Hosted by Montgomery County Humane Society. Redwood Restaurant, 7121 Bethesda Ln. 5 – 8pm. $20/single; $25/couple. 240/773-5925.

October 3 - Great Gatsby Party

Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 2A. 8-11pm. Ages 18+. $18. Call for more information. 301/951-3660.

October 5 - October 26 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

October 5 - St. Francis Day Pet Adoption Fair & Blessing of the Animals

Meet adoptable pets from Montgomery County Humane Society from 2-5pm. At 5pm bring your pet(s) or a photo of your pet to the Blessing of the Animals. St. John's Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. FREE. 301/654-7767.

October 6 - October 19 - Paella Festival

Try special paellas all week. Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave. 11:30am-close. 301/913-0003. 

October 6 - October 27 - Paella & Sangria Mondays

Enjoy unlimited paella, flan & sangria. Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Ave. 5pm-close. Call for prices & more information. 301/913-0003. 

October 9 - Admissions Open House

Learn about school programs, meet teachers, observe classes & take a tour. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy. 9am & 6:30pm; reservations recommended. FREE. 301/652-7878.

October 9 - Bethesda Green Gala

Networking, seasonal food, live entertainment & more; hosted by Bethesda Green. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 6:30-9:30pm. $100. 240/396-2440.

October 11 - Fall Festival

Music, food, moon bounce & more. Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda, 8011 Old Georgetown Rd. 12:30-3pm. FREE. 301/652-5160. 

October 11 - Rescue Day

Fire & rescue squad activities for all ages. B-CC Rescue, 5020 Battery Ln. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/652-0077. 

October 11 - Chevy Chase Fire Dept. Open House

Refreshments, activities & giveaways. Chevy Chase Fire Department, 8001 Connecticut Ave. 10am-3pm. FREE. 301/652-0707.

October 11 - Come Back to Bethesda

Car, truck & motorcycle show & family day. Benefits Children’s Inn at NIH. 7725 Wisconsin Ave. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/496-5672. 

October 11 - 25th Annual Taste of Bethesda

More than 50 restaurants & 5 stages of live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle. 11am-4pm. FREE entry; four tasting tickets for $5. 301/215-6660. 

October 11 - Bells & Whistles/Bike Rodeo

Free bike bells for Capital Crescent Trail users, plus a bike rodeo for kids. Capital Crescent Trail, Landy Lane & River Road. 10am-1pm. FREE. 301/405-7956.

October 16 - Admissions Open House

Admissions Open House at The Harbor School, a school serving children ages three through second grade. 7701 Bradley Blvd. 301-365-1100. 10-11:30am. FREE. 301/365-1100.

October 17 - October 18 - MCC Craft Show

Vendors with custom jewelry, creative gifts, gourmet food & more. Proceeds go to local charities. Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd. Fri., 5-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. FREE. ttp://www.gfwcmd.org/clubs/montgomeryco/ccmoco.html

October 18 - October 19 - Bethesda Row Art Festival

Fine art & craft for sale by artists; live music & food; rain or shine. Bethesda Row. Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/637-5684. 

October 18 - Imagination Stage Gala

Annual gala with an original performance, silent auction & reception. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 6:30pm. Ages 21+. $250. 301/280-1626. 

October 19 - Glen Echo Fire Dept. Open House

Moon bounce, fire engines, safety demonstrations, training simulator and more. 5920 Massachusetts Ave. 11am-2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/229-3200.

October 24 - Early Childhood Open House

Parents learn about the Nursery and Kindergarten programs & enjoy story hour with their kids. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy. 9am; reservations recommended. FREE. 301/652-7878. 

October 25 - Gallery Bethesda Oktoberfest

Tour, apply for free, eat, drink and win prizes! Don’t miss the chance to fall into your new home! Gallery Bethesda, 4800 Auburn Ave. 2-5pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/654-4800.

October 26 - All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast

Fundraiser for B-CC Rescue Squad.  All-you-can-eat steamed crabs, fried chicken, potato salad, sides, along with beer and soda.  B-CC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, 1-5pm. Ages 21+. $50 in advance; $55 at the door. 301-977-6634.

October 31 - Pirates of the Caribbean Halloween Party

Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 2A. 8-11pm. Ages 18+. $18. Call for more information. 301/951-3660. 


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