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.

January February

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

Children's Events/Classes

January 2 - Winter Break Camp

Acting, dancing, visual art, etc. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Ages 3-15. Call for price & times. 301/280-1660. 

January 2 - January 31 - Chinese Language Classes

Call for class times & prices. Chinese Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/785-3892.

January 2 - January 31 - English Classes

Call for class times & prices. English Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/718-3575.

January 5 - March 23 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 4-18. $290/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

January 10 - Bach to Rock Open House

Tour, demo classes & opportunity to meet teachers. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. 11am-1pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/913-5757.

January 16 - February 15 - Puppet Performance

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

January 17 - January 31 - Puppet Performance

Penguin’s Playground – Jan.17; Old McDonald’s Farm – Jan.18; Panda-Monium – Jan.24; Mother Goose Caboose – Jan.31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $5. 301/634-5380.

January 24 - 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.

January 27 - Musical Storytime

Bach to Rock musical storytime at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE. 301/913-5757.

Classes/Workshops

January 1 - April 30 - Music Lessons

Intro to strings group class. Chevy Chase Music Lessons home studio. Sat., 1-2pm. Ages 7-9. $400/12 classes, materials included. Call for more information. 646/457-2372.

January 2 - January 31 - Pilates Baby Classes

Class for mom and baby to work out together.  Capital Wellness Center, 6701 Democracy Blvd, Ste 102. Tues., 11am. $20/class; $90/5 class pack. 240/390-6020

January 5 - March 23 - Italian Culture Classes

Italian language, cooking, art & Latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Mon.-Fri., 10am-8:30pm; Sat., 10am-4:30pm. All Ages. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

January 5 - March 23 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 14+. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

January 7 - January 28 - 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.

January 9 - January 31 - Meditation Seminar

Advanced meditation exercises. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm; Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 18+. $149. 301/986-1090.

January 12 - Adoption Workshop

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

January 14 - Mind-Body Program for Cancer Patients

Empowering techniques to improve health & wellness in cancer patients. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. 9am-5pm. $159. 301/986-1090.

January 17 - January 18 - Open House

Yoga Fusion Studio, 4609 Willow Lane. Call for times. FREE. 301/656-8937.

January 23 - February 20 - Mindfulness Meditation

Instructor guides participants & focuses on posture, breathing & energy. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Friday; 10-10:45am. Ages 21+. $45. 301/896-3939. 

January 26 - NIH presents “When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making

Jerome Groopman, M.D. and Pamela Hartzband, M.D. reveal that each of us have a “medical mind”, a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatment. NIH Campus, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, 20852; Building 10, Masur Auditorium. 10-11am. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/275-4769.

Concerts/Music

January 9 - Concert

Louis Weeks, composer and songwriter. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 8pm. Ages 12+. $15. 301/581-5100.

January 10 - Concert

Alexander Paley, piano; performing work by Chopin & Tchaikovsky. 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

January 10 - Concert

Delores King Williams, “I Love Being Here With You.” Strathmore Mansion Cabaret, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Ages 12+. $30. 301/581-5100. 

January 14 - January 28 - Concert

Innovative string quartet reinvent the sound of the string ensemble. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. Jan. 14 & 28, 7:30pm. Ages 12+. $17. 301/581-5100. 

January 24 - Concert

Cedar Lane Brass Ensemble & Choir present John Rutter’s “Gloria”; benefit for Interfaith Works. 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. FREE. 301/493-8300 x214. 

January 24 - Concert

Zoran Dukic, classical guitarist from Croatia. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. Ages 22+: $25; Ages 18-22: $12.50; Under 18: FREE. 301/654-6403.

January 24 - February 3 - Annual TJ-JL Foundation Band Kick-Off Party

Enjoy an evening with the 19th Street Band; food & drinks; benefits diabetes research & awareness. Rock Creek Mansion, 5417 Cedar Lane. 7pm-1am. Ages 21+. $50 cover. 301/613-2232.

January 25 - Music Festival

Bach to Rock’s first annual Bachapalooza; music & festival activities. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30am-4pm. All Ages. $7. 301/913-5757. 

January 29 - Concert

Vadim Neselovskyi, jazz piano. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 12+. $25. 301/581-5100. 

January 30 - Concert

Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All Ages. $39-$69. 301/581-5100. 

Discussions/Readings

January 13 - Speaker

BG Wilma Vaught, USAF, Ret., The Brigadier General will discuss the role of women in the military. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 11am. Ages 13+. $15. 301/530-1784. 

Live Performance/Exhibit

January 3 - January 31 - Laugh Riot

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

January 5 - February 7 - Art Exhibit

Journeys: Recent Paintings by Richard Levine. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Jan.9, 6-9pm; Meet the Artist: Sat. afternoons. FREE. 301/951-9441.

January 7 - January 31 - Art Exhibit

Work by Fran Abrams, Bob Elliott & Eric Garner. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, Jan.9, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 9 - January Art Walk

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

January 18 - Step Afrika

Performance features six step teams. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 4pm. All Ages. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

January 24 - Art Talk & Tour

Guided tour of current collection & discussion about artists & techniques. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 1pm. FREE. 301/581-5108.

Special Events

January 4 - Opera Night at Sorrento

Soprano, Tenor serenade guests at tables & take requests. Trattoria Sorrento, 4930 Cordell Ave. First Sunday of each month unless otherwise noted; 6pm. $60. 301/718-0344.

January 10 - Norwood School Open House

Tour campus, meet staff & attend mini-classes. Norwood School, 8821 River Rd. 1-3pm. FREE. 301/841-2130.

January 13 - 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.

January 14 - January 28 - Admissions Open House

Tour & learn more about classes; Preschool-Grade 8. The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. Wed., 9-10:30 am. FREE. 301/222-0776.

January 15 - FAES Graduate School Open House

Learn about & register for courses open to public. FAES Academic Terrace, NIH, 10 Center Drive. 4-6:30pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/496-7976.

January 17 - Italian Cultural Event

Italian cultural activities; hosted by the Italian Cultural Society. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave. 1-5:30pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/215-7885.

January 17 - Italian Cultural Events

Italian Cultural Society hosts activities; call for more information. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.