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.

March April

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

Children's Events/Classes

March 1 - March 29 - Puppet Performance

Baby Bear’s Birthday – March 1; Dragon Babies – March 7; World on a String – March 14; Clowning Around – March 15; The Mother Goose Caboose – March 21; Old McDonald’s Farm – March 25 & 28; Panda-Monium – March 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $5. 301/634-5380.

March 4 - 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 before program. 240/777-0970.

March 7 - Art Talk & Tour

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

March 11 - April 12 - Live Performance

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

March 12 - Pajama Storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes & a craft. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 3-6, accompanied by adult. FREE; Tickets handed out 30min before program. 240/777-0970.

March 19 - March 25 - Storytime for Twos & Threes

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

March 19 - May 3 - Puppet Performance

Jack and the Beanstalk. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 4-12. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

Classes/Workshops

March 1 - Family Yoga Workshop

Yoga class for the family. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. 3-4pm. Ages 7+. $15/person; $50/family of 4+. 301/656-8992.

March 1 - March 31 - Friday Community Yoga Class

Mixed-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl. Fri. 6-7pm. Ages 16+. $8/drop-in fee (cash). 301/656-8992.

March 1 - March 31 - Italian Language & Culture Classes

Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Ste.301. Call for more information. 301/215-7885.

March 3 - March 24 - Lunchtime Yoga

Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Tues., 12:30-1:30pm. Ages 16+. $72/four-week course; $20/drop-in. 301/656-8992.

March 4 - March 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.

March 6 - March 27 - Friday Community Yoga Class

Mixed-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl. Fri. 6-7pm. Ages 16+. $8/drop-in fee (cash). 301/656-8992

March 10 - Lecture

Award-winning investigative reporter & mystery writer, Hank Phillippi Ryan, speaks about her career. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 12:30pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/530-1784.   

March 12 - Environmental Approach to Cancer Prevention

Dr. Erika Gupta speaks about environmental risk factors for development of gastrointestinal cancers & steps for defense. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/896-3939.

March 14 - April 11 - Pilates for Lower Back Pain

Core strengthening, breathing & body organization; fitness screening to assess progress. Capital Wellness Center, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Ste.102. 10-10:50am. Ages 18+. $90/five-week session. 240/390-6020.

March 14 - April 18 - Postnatal Pilates

Lesson about effects of pre/post-pregnancy on the body, changes on ligaments, joints & importance of strong core. Capital Wellness Center, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Ste.102. 9-9:50am. Ages 18+. $115/six-week session. 240/390-6020.  

March 19 - March 23 - The Happiness Program

Learn breathing techniques to live a longer healthy life. The  Art of Living, 6112 River Rd. Weekday: 6:30-9:30pm;  Weekend: 9:30am-3pm. $100 - $395. 240-899-7099.

March 21 - Core Strength through Yoga

Explore yoga poses that cultivate balance. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. 1-3pm. Ages 16+. $38. 301/656-8992.

March 24 - Seminar: Strong Women, Powerful Financial Strategies

Ameriprise Financial, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30pm. Must call to reserve spot. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/634-5565.

Concerts/Music

March 1 - Concert

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra with Simone Dinnerstein, piano. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 3pm. $9-$27. 301/581-5100. 

March 6 - Songwriting Awards Concert

Concert performed by Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards finalists; Grand Prize winner announced at end of show. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $10; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

March 14 - Concert

The Maginot Line: Works for Organ. Bradley Hills Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 7:30pm. $25/20 adults/seniors at the door; $20/15 in advance. 301-365-2850.

March 15 - Concert

Voices XXI: The Singers' Concert. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave. 3pm. FREE; donations accepted at the door. 240/643-6563.

 

 

March 21 - Concert

Berta Rojas, guitarist from Paraguay. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmorland Circle. 8pm. $35; student discounts available. Call for more information. 301/654-6403.

Discussions/Readings

March 1 - Author Reading

Lizzie Stark reads from Pandora’s DNA; Christopher Goodrich reads from No Texting at the Dinner Table; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 8 - Author Reading

Lauren Francis-Sharma reads from ‘Til The Well Runs Dry; Luc Phinney reads from Compass; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 10 - Book Discussion

Discussion of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 15 - Author Reading

Elizabeth Rees reads from Every Root a Branch; Lisa Couturier reads from Animals/Bodies; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 17 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 22 - Author Reading

Elissa Washuta reads from My Body Is a Book of Rules; Kristin Battista-Frazee reads from The Pornographer’s Daughter; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 29 - Author Reading

Susan Katz Miller reads from Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family; Nancy Arbuthnot reads from Spirit Hovering; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

Live Performance/Exhibit

March 4 - March 28 - Art Exhibit

Work by Shelva Gallman, Janice Knausenberger, Shelley Lee Marie and Michele Morgan. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste.E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, March 13, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 7 - March 28 - Laugh Riot

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

March 10 - April 4 - Art Exhibit

Transitions: Print & Print Constructions by Barbara Bickley. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: March 13, 6-9pm; Artist talk & demo, March 28, 3-5pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

March 13 - March Art Walk

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

Special Events

March 5 - Home is Where the Heart is Gala

Gala to raise funds for Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless programs; hosted by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. Hyatt Regency, 1 Bethesda Metro Center. 6:30pm. Ages 18+. $150. 301/917-6644.

March 12 - March 19 - Taste of Sunrise

Our resident chefs will pair up with our talented culinary team to prepare favorite dishes from home. Come see what makes The Avenue dining experience the "taste" of the town! Attendees will leave with a complimentary recipe book, full of recipes by Sunrise's talented culinary professionals, including finalists of the Annual Senior Eats®  Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise Senior Living, 5111 Connecticut Ave., NW. Thurs., 4-7pm. FREE. RSVP.

 

March 13 - Dance Bethesda Open House

Learn Ballroom, Latin & Swing dancing; lessons every ½ hour; demonstrations & special promotions. Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Ste.2A. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-3660.

March 20 - March 21 - Bethesda's Film Fest

Screenings of short documentaries by regional filmmakers. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 7pm & 9pm. $10; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660. 

March 21 - March 22 - Annual Used Book Sale

Books, CDs, DVDs; cafe & jazz band. Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Hwy. Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 10am-3pm. FREE.

March 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.

March 29 - Shrimp & Oyster Fundraiser for B-CC Rescue Squad

Fundraiser for B-CC Rescue Squad.  All-you-can-eat steamed shrimp, fresh shucked and fried oysters, beer, soft drinks, sides. B-CC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane. 1-5pm. Ages 21+. $45 per person in advance; $50 at the door. 301/442-4136.