|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun & creative thematic stories, followed by a free fruit or veggie snack with matching art activities. Playseum, 7000 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Fri., 11am, 2pm; Sat., 11am, 2pm, 5pm. $9/admission. 301/807-8028.
Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.
Nutcracker Fantasy; call for show dates. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.
Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Wednesdays, 10am. FREE. 301/986-1761.
Singing, dancing, playing instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE; reservations required. 301/365-5888.
A tea party with Mrs. Claus; seasonal music, kid-friendly menu, story time with Mrs. Claus & more. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:30am & 1pm. $28; pre-paid, non-refundable reservations required. 301/581-5108.
Frosty the Snowman; explore the story through song, instruments & movement. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ages 1-5. $8/person. 301/280-1660.
Restore balance, calm and well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Dec.1, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Dec.2, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.
Group classes & private lessons offered. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/312-8847.
Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.
All classes six or fewer students. English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575.
Improve posture, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.
Introduction to the genre, techniques & tips for writing flash fiction. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am. All Ages. $50. 301/654-8664.
Gentle yoga followed by deep, full breathing session. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 2-4:30pm. Ages 12+. $55. 301/986-1090.
From the idea, through the creative process, learn the 16-point plan. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.
Learn key journalistic writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7-9pm. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.
English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl., Room C. Wednesday (6th,13th, 20th),11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.
Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.
Mix-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl, Suite PH7. Dec. 8, 15, 22, 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $10 cash. 301/656-8992.
International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.
Presentation designed to educate attendees how to provide potentially life-saving interventions prior to the arrival of emergency services; discussion includes communicating with 9-1-1 operators effectively, acting to protect the injured from further harm, positioning the injured & more. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. 1-2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/777-0916.
Review some of the more challenging natural and man-made threats in the world today & learn what it means to be prepared; discussion topics include types of disasters, ways to protect yourself; medical preparedness & more. Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. 2-3pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/777-0916.
Larry Carlton. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $40-$79. 240/330-4500.
Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with special guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White & introducing Selina Albright. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $48-$88. 301/581-5100.
Sons of Serendip put a soul-stirring spin on Christmas classics. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$35. 301/581-5100.
Jessica Stecklein sings opera, accompanied by Frank Conlon, piano; Karla Chisholm sings jazz standards & holiday tunes, accompanied by Steve Hom, guitar. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-3479.
Organ dedication concert with choir to benefit Mt. Carmel House for Homeless Women. St. Bartholomew Church, 6900 River Rd. 7:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-7933.
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra; A Bohemian Christmas. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 3pm & 7pm. $30. 301/581-5100.
Music of the season; a cappella, carols & young violinists. Church in Bethesda, 5033 Wilson Ln. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/654-4159.
Motown & More Holiday Show. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $20. 240/330-4500.
"A Redd Christmas!" featuring Chuck and Redd with Tommy Cecil & Tony Martucci. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.
World percussionist Tom Teasley & woodwind specialist Seth Kibel. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $20. 301/581-5100.
Share poetry, fiction & nonfiction works. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm; sign-up begins at 1:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654–8664.
Discussion of The Risen by Ron Rash. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Meet other teen writers, share your work & strengthen your writing. Hosted by Bethesda Library at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Dec. 7 & 14, 7:30pm. Ages 12-18. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Jose Ballesteros & poets published in the bilingual anthology Knocking on the Door of the White House. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.
Discussion of The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
Funny, short stories by ten storytellers who compete to win $100; audience votes. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7:30pm. Ages 18+. $10. 301/452-4220.
Readings by Lindsey Royce, James Mattson & Linda Schlossberg. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 1pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.
Discussion of Eugenie Grandet by Honore Balzac. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room B. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.
The Book of Will. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 13+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100.
Live standup comedy. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.
between silences; paintings by Loriann Signori. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Dec.8, 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Silver & Gold; Gallery artists present a group holiday show. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Dec.8, 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker; the classic score re-imagined through hip-hop choreography. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 8pm. $28-$58. 301/581-5100.
ISFF presents 10 Best of the Festival; featuring comedy, drama and animations films from France, Germany, Spain, Poland & Russia. Landmark Bethesda Row, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 7:30-9:30pm. $7.50. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-of-international-shorts-film-festival-2017-comedy-drama-and-animations-tickets-39715331626
Film screening of I, Daniel Blake (U.K.); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.
Ice sculptures, school choral performances, treats & visit from Santa. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. 1-4pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
Handmade original jewelry by 30+ local artists. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am-5pm. FREE.
Local artists, crafters, authors & more. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 1-5pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-1311.
Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sundays, 9am-1:30pm. FREE.
Learn about the nursery-8th grade programs. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy. 9:30-11:30am. Ages 3+. FREE. 301/652-7878.
Celebrate the Pet Parents' Grand Opening. Pet Parents, 4913 Fairmont Ave. 10:30am. 301/718-8400. https://www.petparents.love/
Janet Bodnar, former editor of “Kiplinger's Personal Finance,” speaks personal finance topics. Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 3pm. Ages 25+. FREE; reservation encouraged. 301/469-8636.
Select gifts for the readers in your life. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 3-6pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.
Guided tour about the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE; reservation required. 301/581-5102.