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

November December

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

November 11 - November 30 - Live Performance

Wake Up, Brother Bear. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

Children's Events/Classes

November 1 - Bach to Rock Open House

Costume contest & free demo classes. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. 11am-1pm. FREE.

November 1 - November 30 - Music & Piano Lessons

Kids ‘n’ Keys: introduction to the fundamentals of music & piano playing with a group. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Call for times. Ages 5-7. $35/week + $35/materials. 301/913-5757.

November 1 - November 30 - Interactive Music Class

Rock ‘n’ Roll: music and movement class for children and caregivers. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Call for times. Ages 6mos-3. $20/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.

November 12 - 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.

November 28 - December 31 - Puppet Performance

The Nutcracker. 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.


November 1 - November 30 - Music Lessons

Voice, piano, guitar, violin, drums & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Call for more information. $49.50. 301/365-5888. 

November 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.

November 2 - 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.

November 3 - 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.

November 6 - Raising a Resilient Family

Psychologists share valuable advice for families with children with physical disabilities. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-8pm. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

November 7 - November 8 - 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. 

November 7 - November 21 - Candlelight Yoga

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

November 7 - November 28 - 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.

November 18 - 6 Ways Your Website is Failing You

Web strategist Erika Dickstein of Spring Insight Marketing, LLC highlights what is wrong with your website & explains how to fix it. Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Ste.1204, 7:45-9:30am. $25; $20/members. 301/652-4900.

November 19 - Guide for First Time Grandparents

Refresher course for grandparents; instruction on infant, child CPR, choking rescue & more. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive. 6-9pm. Ages 55+. $75. 301/896-3939. 

November 25 - 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.  


November 1 - Concert

Denise Graves, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 7:30pm. Advance: $20 adults; $15 seniors. At the door: $25 adults; $20 seniors. 301/365-2850.

November 5 - November 26 - 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.

November 6 - December 18 - Live Guitar Music

Enjoy Spanish food with live guitar music from prize-winning guitarist Mike Meier. Guardados, 4918 Del Ray Ave. Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm. 301/986-4920.

November 16 - 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. 

November 18 - Concert

Classical concert by Friday Morning Music Club. Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 12pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/652-8480. 

November 22 - Concert

Evening of poetry & music with Robin Weigert, actor & Dionne Laufman, piano. 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770. 


November 2 - November 23 - 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.

November 5 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

November 11 - Author Presentation

Mark Shriver, author and Vice President of Save the Children, speaks. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 11am. Ages 21+. FREE; reserve space. 301/530-1784.  

November 12 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

November 13 - Diabetes Symposium

Presentation on principles of culinary medicine to manage and prevent diabetes. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30pm. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

November 22 - Author Visit

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere, by Dorie Greenspan. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 7pm. FREE. 301/986-1761.

Live Performance/Exhibit

November 1 - November 2 - Exhibition

"Colors of Life," paintings by Nassera Dahmani. Yellow Barn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Sat., 12-8pm; Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/371-5593.

November 1 - November 29 - 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.

November 7 - November 29 - Art Exhibit

Nature’s Beauty Below the Surface, New Work by Marion Griffin. The Chesapeake Framing Company, 10507 Metropolitan Ave. 10am - 6pm Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 12pm-4pm; Artist Reception, Nov.9, 1-4pm. FREE. 301/942-0485.

November 8 - Dance Performance

Fall Dance Showcase. Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 2A. 7pm. $30. 301/951-3660. 

November 11 - December 6 - Art Exhibit

Photo Synthesis: Botanical Prints; abstract monoprints by Liz Wolf. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Nov.14, 6-9pm; Meet the Artist: Nov.16, 12-2pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

November 14 - November Art Walk

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

November 29 - Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

Music, light, and movement combine for a breathtaking performance. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 3pm & 8pm. All Ages. $25-$42. 301/581-5100.

Special Events

November 1 - Craft Show

Over 40 local artisans sell handmade items. The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/652-8480. 

November 2 - Nu'U Vitality & PowerBar- Nutrition for Improved Performance, Wellness, and Body

Presentation on PowerBar's line of products as well as the services Nu'U Vitality Center provides in the context of achieving improved fitness performance, body composition, and overall well-being. Nu'U Vitality Center, 8030 Woodmont Ave., 3rd Floor. 3-5pm. FREE. 301/685-0230.

November 2 - November 30 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

November 7 - November 9 - Ethnic Food Festival & Bazaar

Russian & Eastern European food, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, raffles & more. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd. Fri. & Sat., 11am-8pm; Sun., 12-4pm. FREE. 301/229-6300.

November 8 - November 9 - Next Phase Group Exercise Studio - Open House

Tour the brand-new studio, meet instructors and receive free classes. Next Phase Group Exercise Studio, 7610 Old Georgetown Rd., Plaza Level. 10am-2pm. FREE. 240/483-0414.

November 8 - November 9 - Next Phase Group Exercise Studio - Open House

Tour the brand-new studio, meet instructors and receive free classes. Next Phase Group Exercise Studio, 7610 Old Georgetown Rd., Plaza Level. 10am-2pm. FREE. 240/483-0414.

November 11 - Admissions Open House

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

November 11 - Suburban Nursery School Open House

School tours, a chance to meet parents and teachers, t-shirts, and the opportunity to submit applications for the 2015-16 school year. 7210 Hidden Creek Rd. 9:30-11:30am. FREE.

November 11 - Veterans Day Observance

The Kiwanis Club of Bethesda will host its 55th Annual Veterans Day Observance on Tuesday at Veteran’s Park in Woodmont Triangle.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen will be among the elected officials and local leaders to pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. Veterans Park. 10:45am. FREE.

November 12 - The Harbor School 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.

November 15 - 9th Annual Christmas Bazaar

More than 40 vendors of art/crafts/accessories, bake sale, raffles, food trucks & more. St. Jane de Chantal School, 9525 Old Georgetown Road. 9am-4pm. FREE. 301/530-1221.

November 15 - Czechoslovak Christmas Bazaar

Crafts, holiday items, homemade cookies, Czech & Slovak food. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd. 12-4pm. FREE. 301/229-4064.

November 15 - November 16 - Pleiades Jewelry Show & Sale

19 artists will show & sell handmade jewelry. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 11am-5pm. FREE. 301/424-0393. 

November 16 - Bethesda Baseball Holiday Auction

Help support our 2014 Bethesda Baseball Holiday Auction, brought to you by BCC Baseball & the Bethesda Big Train! DoubleTree Bethesda Hotel, 8120 Wisconsin Ave. 5-8pm. $25+. 301/365-1076.

November 16 - Italian Cultural Event

Meeting featuring a film, a conversation class, presentation by a guest & refreshments; hosted by the Italian Cultural Society. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave. Call for information. 301/215-7885.

November 16 - Charity Rummage Sale & Flea Market

Save on gently used clothing, household items, toys & sporting equipment, crafts, art and more; Food, bake sale, and music. The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave.10am - 2pm. Proceeds will support Hearts & Homes and A Wider Circle. 301/652-8480.

November 16 - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service of inspiration, music, and readings from the texts of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions. Bradley Hills Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 10:30am. The brunch will be served following the service and is $11 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). 301-365-2850.

November 20 - Gallery Bethesda Pop Up Art Sale

Gallery Bethesda is teaming up with Wentworth Gallery this Thursday to give you a true Gallery experience. Eat, drink and tour! Featuring a large selection of original paintings, limited edition prints and more from over 200 international artists. Gallery Bethesda Sky Lounge, 4800 Auburn Ave. 1-8pm. FREE. 301/654-4800. 

November 22 - Holiday Bazaar

Gently used clothing, jewelry, books & more on sale; pictures with Santa. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave. 10am-3pm. FREE. 301/652-8700. 

November 29 - Hellenic Literary Festival

Greek authors from Washington D.C. and New York will present their works, followed by book signings and reception. Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, 7701 Bradley Blvd. 7pm. FREE.

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