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.

April May

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

Children's Events/Classes

April 1 - June 14 - Italian Classes & Camp

Italian Language Program-Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 4-18. $290/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

April 1 - May 31 - Music & Piano Lessons

Kids ‘n’ Keys: introduction to the fundamentals of music & piano playing with a group. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Mon., 4pm; Thur., 4:30pm; Sat., 12pm & 2pm; Sun., 12pm. Ages 5-7. $35/week + $35/materials. 301/913-5757.

April 1 - May 31 - Interactive Music Class

Rock ‘n’ Roll: music and movement class for children and caregivers. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Mon., 10:30am; Sat., 4:30pm. Ages 6mos-3. $20/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.

April 1 - May 31 - Music Lessons

Rock City: foundational musical concepts. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Mon., 11:30am & 4pm.; Wed., 3:30pm; Sat., 11am & 3:30pm. Ages 3-5. $20/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.

April 2 - April 27 - Puppet Performance

Old McDonald’s Farm – April 2; Snow Show – April 5; Baby Bear’s Birthday – April 13; Mother Goose Caboose – April 16; Bunny Business – April 19; Magic Toyshop – April 27. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $5. 301/634-5380.

April 3 - April 27 - Puppet Performance

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

 

April 9 - May 25 - Live Performance

Cinderella: the Remix. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1:30pm & 4pm.; Select Sat., 11am. $10 - $40. 301/280-1660.

 

April 22 - Storytime

Stories, rhymes, songs and other early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 2-3, accompanied by adult. FREE; Tickets handed out 30min prior to the program, space is limited. 240/777-0970.

 

Classes/Workshops

April 1 - June 12 - Winter Dance Sessions

Call for dates & more information. Dansez! Dansez! 8020 Norfolk Ave. 4-8:30pm. Ages 2+. $110/month. 301/652-2551. 

April 1 - June 30 - Dance Classes
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Latin, Zumba & more. Call for dates/times & more information. Dansez! Dansez! 8020 Norfolk Ave. Ages 2+. $110/month. 301/652-2551.  
April 1 - May 1 - Mindfulness Classes

Yoga, meditation, tai chi, nia dance & more for all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Ste.100. Call for class times. Ages 16+. $20/class. 301/252-0243.

April 1 - June 16 - Dance Classes

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Latin, Zumba & more. Call for dates/times & more information. Dansez! Dansez! 8020 Norfolk Ave. Ages 2+. $110/month. 301/652-2551.

April 1 - June 16 - Italian Classes & Summer Camps

Italian language program. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 18+. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

April 1 - June 16 - Italian Classes

Italian language program. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 18+. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

April 1 - May 31 - 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.  

April 2 - April 30 - 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.

April 5 - 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.

April 22 - Care Giving Discussion

Barbara Kane, LCSW-C of Aging Network Services discusses accessing vetted social service workers nationwide. Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Ave. 2-4pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/657-3115. 

April 26 - Pranayama Class

Class focusing on the practice of pranayama, using breathing exercises. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 12-4pm. $79. 301/252-0243. 

April 29 - June 3 - Zumba Gold

Latin and international-inspired fitness program. Jane E. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 11am. Ages 55+. $60/6-week class (Tuesdays). 301/896-3939.

April 30 - Managing the Internet Program for Parents

Brave New World: program to help parents learn how to manage the internet in the age of handheld devices. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. $15/person; $25/couple. 301/229-1347.

Concerts/Music

April 4 - Concert

Katerina Zaitseva, faculty member of the International School of Music, performs eclectic piano repertoire. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-5888

April 5 - Concert

Pearl Django, “Hot Club” jazz. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. $35/adults; $17.50/ages 18-22; FREE/17 & under. 301/654-6403. 

April 5 - Concert

NIH Community Orchestra Concert featuring Schumann’s Symphony No.3, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No.3. Cedar Lane Church, 9601 Cedar Lane. 3pm. All Ages. FREE; donations accepted for NIH charities. 301/654-3380.

April 6 - Concert

Elisabeth Adkins, violin & Edward Newman, piano. Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 5pm. All Ages. $25. 301/320-2770.

April 6 - Concert

Charles Mokotoff, guitar, performing Granados, Albinez, J.S. Bach and melodies of Latin America. Cedar Lane Church, 9601 Cedar Lane. 4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/493-8300 x214.

April 6 - Concert

Elisabeth Adkins, violin & Edward Newman, piano. Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 5pm. All Ages. $25. 301/320-2770.

April 12 - Concert

National Philharmonic: Bach Mass in B minor; National Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra and four soloists. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Ages 7+. Tickets start at $28; kids ages 7-17 FREE (call the ticket office for kids’ free tickets). 301/581-5100.

April 27 - Concert

Voices XXI: A Choral Mosaic. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave. 3pm. FREE; donations accepted. 240/643-6563. 

April 30 - Highland Music & Scottish Tea

Joan Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes, perform traditional highland music. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 1:00 PM. Ages 18+. $28; Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required. 301/581-5108.

Discussions/Readings

April 2 - Book Club

Non-Fiction Book Club meeting; Eleni by Nicholas Gage. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave, Art Dept. 7:30pm. FREE. 301/986-1761.

April 5 - Talk Cinema

View and discuss new independent films. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am (doors open at 9:30am). $10 w/undergraduate student I.D.; $20. 800/551-9221.

April 6 - Author Reading

Christopher Bakken reads from Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table. Derrick Weston Brown reads from Wisdom Teeth; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7:30pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

April 8 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 10 - Author Reading

Poets Joanna Chen & Zein El-Amine read selections of their work; reception to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

April 13 - Author Reading

Selby McPhee reads from Love Crazy. Natasha Saje reads from Vivarium; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

April 15 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Daisy Miller by Henry James; discussion is part of the Classics in Context series. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 27 - Author Reading

Shirley Brewer reads from After Words. Barbara Morrison reads from Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

April 27 - Author Presentation

Paul Ehrlich, author of “The Population Bomb,” will discuss how to improve our collective future; reception to follow. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd. 1:30pm. Ages 16+. $20 before April 18; $25 days following. 301/229-0400.   

Live Performance/Exhibit

April 2 - April 26 - Art Exhibit

Group exhibition featuring pastels by Richard Levine, tapestries by Tea Okropiridze and ceramics by Laura Peery. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, April 11, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 5 - April 26 - Laugh Riot

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

April 8 - May 3 - Art Exhibit

Vibration, Mystery and Landscape; paintings by Loriann Signori. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: April 11, 6-9pm; Demonstration: April 12, 3-5pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

April 11 - April Art Walk

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

April 12 - April 13 - Yellow Barn Exhibition

Making Waves: Kathleen Zeifang's Recent Paintings. Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, 7300 McArthur Blvd, Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm; Reception: Sat., 2-5pm. FREE. 301/371-5593.

April 24 - Historic Home Tour

A guided tour illuminating the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE, reservations required. 301/581-5100.

April 30 - May 24 - Art Exhibit

Photography by FolioLink members. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, May 9, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

April 5 - May 3 - Talk Cinema

Screen new independent films in advance of their theatrical release followed by a discussion led by a film critic or industry insider. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. Apr 5, 2014; May 3, 2014. 10am. Doors open at 9:30am. 10-part series for $179; General admission: $20; Students with valid undergraduate ID: $10. 800/551-9221.

April 5 - Preschool Open House

Come meet the teachers and staff and explore the wonderful nursery school environment at Concord-St. Andrew's Cooperative Nursery School. 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 10-12am. FREE. 301/229-5225.

April 11 - April 14 - Forty-Sixth Annual (and FINAL) Used Book Sale

Books priced individually, most between $1-$5. Stone Ridge School, 9101 Rockville Pike. Fri., 8am-8pm; Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 12-6pm; Mon., 5-8pm. FREE. http://www.stoneridgeschool.org/booksale 

April 11 - April 13 - 15th Annual Bethesda Literary Festival

Authors, poets & special literary events. Downtown Bethesda’s bookstores, retailers & galleries. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

 

April 12 - Norwood Nearly New Sale

Bargains on secondhand children’s items, sporting & household goods, electronics, clothing and more. Norwood School, 8821 River Rd. 8am-3pm. FREE. 301/841-2111. 

April 12 - 5K Run

Sixth annual Lions’ Roar Kate Traux 5K run: fundraiser for Our Lady of Lourdes School. Event includes food, DJ, moon bounce & more. Our Lady of Lourdes School, 7500 Pearl St. 9am-12pm. All Ages. $35-$40/runner. 301/654-5376. 

April 12 - Celebrity Softball Classic

Bethesda Big Train charitable softball game featuring local professional athletes vs. media personalities. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Drive. FanFest begins at 5:30pm; Game begins at 7pm. All Ages. $10. (301) 741-3308. 

 

April 12 - City Cycling class

City biking skills for adults of all ages and skill levels. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration fee: $10, $5 for WABA members, or drop-in for FREE. 202-518-0524.

April 21 - Public Board Meeting

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Meeting open to the public. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. 7-9pm. FREE. 240/777-8200

April 26 - Garden & Gourmet 36th Annual Sale

The Garden & Gourmet 36th Annual Sale sponsored by Westmoreland Hills Garden Club offering quality annuals, perennials, herbs, gourmet food and gardening boutique items. Westmoreland Hills Garden Club, Corner of Elliott Rd & Duvall Dr. 9am-12 noon. FREE. 202/679-5488.

April 26 - Healthy Kids Day

Family event w/focus on keeping families healthy, active & having fun. 9401 Old Georgetown Rd. (front field). 10am-1pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/530-3725. 

 

April 26 - Garden & Gourmet Sale

Westmoreland Hills Garden Club sale: perennials, annuals, gourmet foods, arts & crafts activities & more; rain or shine. The Corner Garden, intersection of Duvall Dr. & Elliott Rd. 9am-12pm. All Ages. Cash/Check only; 202/679-5488.

April 26 - 5K

5K to support non-profit, Romanian Christian Enterprises. Fourth Presbyterian Church School, 10701 S. Glen Rd. 8:30am. All Ages. FREE; raise support. 301/938-6371. 

April 27 - Panther Scamper: A Run for Wellness

5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk. Holton Arms School, 7303 River Rd. 8:45am. $30/5k, $15/fun run. www.holtonarms.edu/pantherscamper.


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