|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.
Mother Goose Caboose – July 1 & 5; Winter Wonderland – July 8; Clowning Around – July 11; Penguins’ Playground – July 15 & 18; World on a String – July 19; Sing-a-long – July 22; Old McDonald’s Farm – July 26; Bunny Business – July 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $5. 301/634-5380.
Authors Miranda Kenneally, Jenny Martin & Lindsay Smith will discuss latest works. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 12+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm (no shows on July 4). Ages 4-12. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.
Children are invited to practice reading aloud in short semi-private sessions with certified therapy dogs. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Children will discover the art in nature & use found materials, textiles & colors to create their own natural masterpieces. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 6-10. $290. 301/765-8660.
International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
Tips & strategies that can help bring retirement dreams & goals more within reach. Ameriprise Financial, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30pm. Must call to reserve spot. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/634-5565.
The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. July 24: 6:30-9:30pm; July 25: 12-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.
Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Blues Alley 50th Anniversary; Kindred Family Soul, Angela Winbush, Chelsey Green. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All Ages. $48-$88. 301/581-5100.
Discussion of A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Benthos; Discoveries & marine habitats in glass. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 10, 6-9pm; Artist Talk: July 18, 3-5pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
Novelist Susan Coll reads from The Stager; poet Frederick Pollack reads from A Poverty of Words; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Discussion of The Good Lord Bird by James MacBride. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Emily Mitchell reads from Viral, her new collection of stories; Lauren Acampora reads from The Wonder Garden, her recent collection of linked stories; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Reading by members of the Federal Poets, Jacqueline Jules, Judith McCombs, Don Illich & Michael H. Levin; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Galerie Myrtis. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 10, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda. 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Wildwood Summer Theatre presents RENT. Albert Einstein High School Auditorium, 11135 Newport Mill Rd. July 16- 24, 7:30pm; July 25, 1:30pm & 7:30pm. Ages 17+. Call for prices. 240/583-0978.
Oliver! Roundhouse Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway. Fri., 7pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm & 7pm. All Ages. $45/adults, $35/students. 301/634-2270.
Bethesda Big Train plays. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7:30pm. $10/adults, $7/seniors & military, $5/kids 6 & under. 301/365-1076
Let Freedom Ring Bell Ringing Ceremony by the Ark and Dove Society and the Maryland Children of the American Revolution. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Avenues. 1:30pm. FREE. Call Michelle at 703-425-4568 for more details.
Live standup comedy show. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
13th Annual Paella Festival featuring paellas from Jose Andres and his team, as well as guest chef Quim Marqués from Barcelona. 7271 Woodmont Ave. 301/913-0003.
Local vendors selling one-of-a-kind items, including home decor, pet accessories, jewelry, toys, clothes, bath and beauty products and gourmet food. Bethesda Metro Center Plaza. Fri., 3:30-8:30pm; Sat., 11am-5pm. FREE. More info.
Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.
A different blockbuster movie is shown each night. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk & Auburn Ave. 9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Learn how to make paella; enjoy select tapas, your paella, flan and a glass of wine or sangria. 7271 Woodmont Ave. 6:30-8:30pm. $75. 301/913-0003.