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.

July August

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

Children's Events/Classes

July 2 - July 30 - Puppet Performance

Mother Goose Caboose – July 2, 8, 12; Bunny Business – July 16 & 19; Penguins’ Playground – July 22, 26, 30. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

July 27 - August 27 - Puppet Performance

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

Classes/Workshops

July 5 - September 27 - Senior Shape: Weight Training

Increase muscular strength, endurance & improve balance. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Wed., 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 6 - September 28 - Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Tues. & Thurs., 11:30am-12:15pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 7 - September 29 - Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Fridays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 7 - August 25 - 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 only. 301/656-8992.

July 10 - Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

July 11 - September 26 - Senior Shape: Advanced Aerobics

Increase flexibility, balance & strength. Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd. Tues., 10-10:45am. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

Concerts/Music

July 12 - Concert

Ella to Eva Retrospective; Karla Chisholm with Steve Hom on guitar. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/656-2797.

July 14 - Concert

Michael Mwenso & the Shakes; big band jazz & swing. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

July 15 - Concert

GRAMMY Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter/Producer Eric Roberson. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49.50. 240/330-4500.

July 19 - Outdoor Concert

Look Homeward; bluegrass, folk. Music Center at Strathmore at the Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

July 20 - Concert

Gaelic Storm; Celtic folk rock. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $40. 301/581-5100.

July 23 - Concert

“A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass" by Brencore Allstars Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

July 26 - Concert

Big Ray & the Kool Kats. Music Center at Strathmore at the Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

July 27 - Concert

John Hammond; blues. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

July 5 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Faithful Place by Tana French. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 8 - Author Reading

Alan Topol, Washington’s Power Play. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/986-1851.

July 9 - Author Reading

Readings by David O. Stewart & Dorothy Seyler. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

July 22 - Local Author Night

Local authors meet & greet. B&N Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Call for times. All ages. FREE. 301/986-1851.

July 30 - Author Reading

Readings by David Goodrich & Aaron Hamburger; get to know their work & learn about their journeys to publication. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

Live Performance/Exhibit

July 12 - August 5 - Art Exhibit

Artwork by Saya Benham. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 14, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

July 1 - July 21 - Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays; call for dates. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7pm; Exception: July 2 at 4pm. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 6-12. 301/365-1076.

July 4 - Fourth of July Bell-Ringing

Join the Children of the American Revolution as we strike our 1/10 replica Liberty Bell to celebrate Independence Day. Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Aves. 1:30-2:15pm. FREE. 703/425-4568.

July 15 - July 16 - Pop-up Rosé Garden

Bethesda Row's Sidewalk Sale will feature a Rose Garden by Redwood Restaurant and Monument Fine Wines; 3 featured rosé wines. Redwood Restaurant and Bar Patio, 7121 Bethesda Ln. 1pm-4pm. Ages 21+; parents are welcome to bring their children. $8 glass/tasting; $25/bottle. 301/656-5515. 

July 18 - July 22 - 2017 Bethesda Outdoor Movies

A different blockbuster movie is shown each night. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk & Auburn Ave. 9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.