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.

January February

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

Children's Events/Classes

January 1 - January 31 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

January 7 - Children’s Concert

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards; vibrant, five-piece band of musician-educators. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 10:30am; doors open 9am. All Ages. $12; children under two are free. 301/581-5100. 

January 7 - January 28 - Saturday Song Circle

Explore a children’s book with your family through song & instruments. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ideal for ages 1-3. $8/person. 301/280-1660. 

January 14 - Art Talk & Tour

Young art lovers discuss & tour the exhibit; includes hands-on art activity. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 7+. $5. 301/581-5108.

January 20 - February 19 - Puppet Performance

Goldilocks. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12. 301/634-5380

Classes/Workshops

January 1 - January 31 - Tai Chi Class

Enhance balance, flexibility, & strength through Tai Chi; gentle Tai Chi class offered. Team Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue.  Ages 8+.  Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.   

January 2 - January 31 - Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, cooking, art and Latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

January 4 - January 25 - 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.

January 6 - January 27 - Community Yoga Class

Mix-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl, Suite PH7. Fri., 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $8 cash. 301/656-8992.

January 8 - New Year's Open House

Begin 2017 with a Tai Chi class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071. 

January 9 - 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.

January 21 - Mindfulness for Stress Management

Learn mindfulness practices to improve health & wellbeing. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste.100. 12-2pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090. 

January 23 - Look Good & Feel Better

Trained, volunteer cosmetologists will demonstrate how to cope with skin changes & hair loss; for women in cancer treatment. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Dr., Ste 1200. 1-3pm. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

January 27 - January 28 - Mind-Body for Cancer

Supports cancer patients & providers & teaches methods of cancer prevention & care. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste.100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 16+. $159. 301/986-3939. 

Concerts/Music

January 11 - January 25 - Concert

Chris Urquiaga; singer-songwriter who combines Latin rhythms, pop, R&B & more. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Jan. 11 & 25, 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

January 19 - Concert

TwoPianists; Luis Magalhães & Nina Schumann, a virtuosic husband and wife piano duo from South Africa. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

January 27 - Concert

Celebrate the release of Chaise Lounge’s newest album. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

January 28 - Concert

Cedar Lane Chamber Orchestra & Choir perform music from Latin America; benefit for local charity, CASA. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/493-8300.

January 29 - Concert

Art Sherrod & CeCe Peniston. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

January 8 - Poetry Reading

Sophie Cabot Black, The Exchange & Alan King, Point Blank. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 22 - Author Reading

Shara McCallum, Madwoman & Jeneva Burroughs Stone, Monster. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 23 - Annual Breast Cancer Symposium Overview

Dr. John Wallmark will talk about the latest studies. Suburban Hospital, 6400 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-8pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

January 29 - Author Reading

Marc Nieson, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape; Ellen Prentiss Cambell, The Bowl with Gold Seams & Melissa Scholes Young, When the Levee Breaks. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

Live Performance/Exhibit

January 4 - January 28 - Art Exhibit

Local Color by The Seven Palettes. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: January 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 7 - January 28 - Laugh Riot at Positano

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

January 17 - Exhibit

Toast to Art featuring work by Jim Leach, Eileen Lyons, Mark Schwenk, Allison Spence and Mark Willcher. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 7-9pm. FREE. 301/560-3700.

January 22 - Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of The Last Mentsch (Germany); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

January 25 - February 26 - Theatre Performance

Caroline, Or Change. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 18+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100. 

January 26 - Comedy Show

Joey Vega, comedian, actor & writer. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

Special Events

January 7 - Used Book Donation

Donate books to the B-CC High School PTSA for the upcoming used book sale. B-CC High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. 10am-2pm. 

January 15 - Italian Cultural Society Meeting

Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Ages 4+. Donation

January 20 - Admissions Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 20 - Admissions Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 26 - Historic Home Tour

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.