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.

September October

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

Children's Events/Classes

September 2 - September 9 - Music Classes

Engaging, educational activities; songs, stories, instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Sat., 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE. 301/365-5888. 

September 22 - October 22 - Theatre Performance

How I Became a Pirate. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268. 

Classes/Workshops

September 1 - September 30 - English Classes

English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575. 

September 6 - December 13 - Divorce Care Support Group

Hosted by Fourth Presbyterian Church. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Road. Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

September 7 - September 28 - Group Knitting Session

Bring your knitting project & receive guidance from a teacher. Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. Thurs., 6:30pm-8:30pm. $80/6 weeks; $20/week. Call to register. 301/652-8688. 

September 7 - December 7 - Grief Share Support Group

Small group setting; based on a Christian video curriculum. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. Thursdays, 1pm-3pm. Ages 21+. $15. 301/320-3600.

September 9 - Stress Management

Learn simple mindfulness practices to improve health & reduce stress. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 12pm-2pm. Ages 12+. $35. 301/986-1090.

September 10 - LaBlast Dance Fitness!

High energy cardio workout based on the dances seen on "Dancing With The Stars;" Jive, Salsa, Disco, Tango & more. Dance Bethesda, 5268-M Nicholson Ln. 3pm. Ages 18+. $15/person. 301/951-3660. 

September 11 - Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm- 9:00pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

September 13 - September 27 - English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd floor, Room C. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 

September 15 - September 16 - Weekend Meditation Retreat

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Sept. 15, 6:30pm-9:30pm; Sept. 16, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

September 22 - Candlelight Yoga

Gentle flow yoga. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 8-9:30pm. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

September 23 - Photo Organization

Tips to organize your print & digital photos; registration required. Jane E. Lawson Community Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 2pm-4pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/997-6475.

September 23 - Understanding U.S. Schools and Universities

Discussion about K-12 & university-level classes; designed for international families. English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave. 10-11:30am. All Ages. FREE. 301/718-3575. 

September 24 - Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi trial class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50am. FREE; RSVP required. Ages 6+. 301/512-5071.   

September 28 - October 1 - Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified Yoga Teacher. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Ste 100. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

September 1 - Concert

Live music on the plaza. 3 Bethesda Metro Center. 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/752-9070. 

September 2 - Concert

Jeff Bradshaw Birthday Celebration feat. Algebra Blessett & Glenn Lewis. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $40-$45. 240/330-4500.

September 10 - Concert

Nothing But The Sax, featuring Tony Exum Jr., Dee Lucas & Marqueal Jordan. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

September 21 - Concert

John Waite. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

September 21 - Concert

Michael Henderson & Cherrelle. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45-$75. 240/330-4500.

September 24 - Concert

Ari Hest; folk. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$30. 301/581-5100.

September 29 - Concert

International School of Music Faculty Concert. The International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park at 7 pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

Discussions/Readings

September 12 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

September 6 - September 30 - The Trawick Prize Exhibit

Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; work by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

September 17 - Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of Tanna (Australia); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15 (cash or check); includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

September 21 - October 16 - Art Exhibit

Paintings of New England. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-7pm; Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.  

Special Events

September 2 - September 30 - Laugh Riot

Live standup. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102. 

September 3 - September 24 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9am-1:30pm. FREE. 

September 6 - September 27 - Community Knit/Crochet Night

Bring your yarn, needles & hooks (or your wheel and fiber). Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. Wed., 7pm – 9pm. FREE. 301/652-8688. 

September 8 - The Trawick Prize Reception

Public opening reception for the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; artwork by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.8 2017

September 8 - Bingo in the Park

Bingo, silent auction, raffle & snacks; fundraising event for Glen Echo Fire Dept. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7-10pm. All Ages. FREE; $5 donation for bingo card. 301/229-3200.Sep 8 2017

September 9 - Family Volunteer Fair

Local non-profits explain their mission & highlight volunteer opportunities. MYSA School, 8011 Woodmont Ave. 1pm-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/915-0955.

September 17 - Italian Movies & Cultural Events

Social meeting & Italian movies. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste.201. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885. 

September 20 - Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Open House

Learn about the club’s activities & charitable missions. WCCC Clubhouse, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/652-8480. 

September 23 - Dog Adoption Event

Support City Dogs Rescue & enjoy fall activities, refreshments & store discounts. SR/A Interior Design, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 11am-2pm. FREE. 301/560-3700.