|Bethesda, MD 20814|
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 email@example.com.
Old MacDonald’s Farm – Nov. 1; Bunny Business – Nov. 7 & 8; World on a String – Nov. 14 & 15; Old MacDonald’s Farm – Nov. 18; Nutcracker Fantasy – Nov. 27, 28, 29 & dates in Dec. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.
Vocal exercises, singing in harmony & choreography while performing arrangements of popular songs. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Ages 6-13. Call for times & prices. 301/913-5757.
Build the tallest tower you can using spaghetti, string, tape & a marshmallow. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 11am-12pm. Ages 6-11. FREE; tickets distributed 30min beforehand. 240/777-0970.
Imaginative construction with LEGO; blocks supplied. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 6-10. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Children are invited to practice reading aloud in short semi-private sessions with certified therapy dogs. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Mouse on the Move. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 3+. $14. 301/280-1660.
Stories, rhymes, songs & other early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am & 11:15am. Ages 0-2, accompanied by adult. FREE; tickets distributed 30min beforehand. 240/777-0970.
Stories, rhymes, songs & a craft. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 3-6, accompanied by adult. FREE; tickets distributed 30min beforehand. 240/777-0970.
Stories, rhymes, songs & other early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 3+. FREE; tickets distributed 30 min beforehand. 240/777-0970.
The Nutcracker. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
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.
Usui Shiki Ryoho style Reiki; become certified in two days. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Nov. 7, 12-4:30pm; Nov. 8, 11:30am-4pm. Ages 16+. $200. 301/986-1090.
Wellness seminar discussing stress & holistic strategies to reduce stress triggers. Jane E. Lawton Community Center; 4301 Willow Lane. 1:30pm. Ages 55+. FREE. 240/777-6853.
Presentation on treatment strategies & therapies for people with diabetes & pre-diabetes. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 7pm. FREE; registration required. 301/896-3939.
Loving Your Tweens and Teens Without Losing Your Mind. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane. 7:30-9pm. $35. RSVP: 301/929-8824.
Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane. 9:30-11am. $35. RSVP: 301/929-8824.
Yoga class for the family. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl., Suite PH7. 3-4pm. Ages 7+. $15/person; $50/family of 4+. 301/656-8992.
Practice yoga with a partner. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl., Suite PH7. 2:30-5pm. Ages 16+. $60/pair. 301/656-8992
The U.S. Army Blues; the U.S. Army’s premier jazz ensemble. Cedar Lane Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.
An Evening of Jazz and Theology with Pastor Bill Carter. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 7:30pm. FREE. 301/365-2850.
Opera Meets Jazz: a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. Hermon Presbyterian Church, 7801 Persimmon Tree Lane. 5pm. $20+ check donation requested. 301/365-3479
Boléro by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. $45-$110. 1-877-BSO-1444 .
Acclaimed jazz pianist Dan Roberts with Kimberly Kong on classical piano & Griff Kazmierczak on jazz trumpet and violin. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.
Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $30. 240/330-4500.
Hilary Hahn Plays Dvořák by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. $45-$110. 1-877-BSO-1444.
Chia-Wei Lin, Classical Guitarist from Taiwan. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All Ages. Ages 22+: $28; Students ages 18-22: $14; Under 18: FREE. 301/654-6403.
AMP at Strathmore presents the Bernard/Ebb Showcase featuring 2015 competition winner Owen Danoff as well as Lexi Peto, 2015 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Youth Winner, and competition finalist Trina Coleman. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $15-$25. 301/581-5100.
Raoul Wientzen, author of The Assembler of Parts and winner of the McLaughlin Esstman Stearns First Novel Prize; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Quand Reviennent les Ames Errantes by Francois Cheng; discussion of books written in French and discussed in French. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Nov.2, 2pm & Nov.19, 7:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Flamenco, music & Spanish & English poetry inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7:30pm. Ages 16+. $15. 301/954-8664.
Celebrating the new issue of The Delmarva Review; readers to be announced; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of Someone by Alice McDermott. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Washington Post columnist, Petula Dvorak, to speak. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/530-1784.
Leslie Pietrzyk reads from This Angel on My Chest; Jehanne Dubrow reads from The Arranged Marriage; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Maryland Federation of Art. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: November 13, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Live standup comedy show. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Sat., 8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
Sacred Space; Landscapes with Buddha for Protection by Pat Silbert. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: November 13, 6-9pm; Artist Talk: November 14, 3-5pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda. 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Combining magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, surrealism, and that which cannot be defined, David London's Magic Outside The Box presents an original show of magic unlike anything you have experienced before. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 8pm. $25 Students, Artists, Seniors and Wizards; $45 General Admission; $60 VIP First Two Row Seating; $80 VIP First Two Row Seating + special pre-show Meet & Greet and Close-Up Magic Show. http://magicwc.bpt.me/
Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton. The Allan B. Lefcowitz Theater, The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times. $25/adults, $22/students, seniors, military. 202/355-6330.
Russian & Eastern European food, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, raffles & more. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd. Fri. & Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 12-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-6300.
Honor our veterans at the 56th annual Veterans Day observance in Veterans Park. Guest speaker: Commanding Officer of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Capt. Marvin L. Jones, MSC. 10:45-11:30am. FREE.
Learn about Norwood School’s K-8 program and view its child-centered learning environment. Norwood School, 8821 River Rd. 1-3pm. Ages 3+. FREE. 301/841-2130.
More than 40 vendors, art/crafts/accessories, bake sale, raffles, food trucks, visit with Santa & more. St. Jane de Chantal School, 9525 Old Georgetown Road. 9am-4pm. FREE. 301/530-1221.
Crafts, holiday items, homemade cookies, Czech & Slovak food. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd. 12-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-4064.
Hand-crafted jewelry by nine artists on sale; door prizes & evening reception. Somerset Town Hall, 4510 Cumberland Ave. 11am-7pm. FREE. 301/657-3697.
Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Ages 4+. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.
Bradley Hills Church will be joined by Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer of Bethesda Jewish Congregation and Dr. Tarek Elgawhary of the Islamic Community Center of Potomac. Dr. Elgawhary, Rabbi Schnitzer, and Pastor David Gray will join together for a service of inspiration, music, and readings from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic tradition. Bradley Hills Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 10:30am. FREE. bradleyhillschurch.org/events
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.
Enjoy refreshments and giveaways (including 500 free parking cards!). Corner of Woodmont and Bethesda Aves. 10am-2pm. FREE. 240/206-6711.
Fundraising for Woman’s Club philanthropies. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 1pm. All Ages. $20/person; reservations required. 301/530-1784.