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.

April May

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

Children's Events/Classes

April 1 - April 29 - Puppet Performance

Bunny Business – April 1; Bunny Business – April 4; Animal Crackers – April 11; Baby Bear’s Birthday – April 12; Panda-Monium – April 18; Magic Toyshop – April 26; Magic Toyshop – April 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 0-4. $5. 301/634-5380.

April 1 - May 31 - Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

April 2 - May 3 - Puppet Performance

Jack and the Beanstalk. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 4-12. $10; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

April 3 - The Lorax

Listen to Dr. Seuss' The Lorax and learn about the importance of trees. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 2pm. Ages 5+. FREE, tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program. 240/777-0970. 

April 3 - May 25 - Live Performance

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19. 301/634-2270. 

April 4 - Children’s Talk & Tour

Young art lovers talk about & tour the exhibit; program includes hands-on activity. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. All Ages. $5. 301/581-5100.

April 7 - Build & Learn with Lego

Imaginative construction with LEGO; blocks supplied. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 6 – 10, accompanied by adult. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 8 - May 31 - Live Performance

Sinbad: The Untold Tale. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

April 11 - Storytime

Stories, rhymes, songs & other early literacy activities. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 0-2, accompanied by adult. FREE; Tickets handed out 30 min before program. 240/777-0970.

Classes/Workshops

April 1 - April 29 - 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.

April 1 - Introduction to Prenatal Pilates

Teaches expecting moms safe exercises. Capital Wellness Center, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Ste.102. 6pm. Ages 18+. $40. 240/390-6020.

April 1 - August 31 - Dance Classes & Summer Camps

Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Zumba, etc. Dansez Dansez, 4907 Rugby Ave. Classes: 10am-7pm; Summer Camps: 9am-5pm. Ages 2+. Classes: $110/month; Camps: $365/week. 301/652-2551. 

April 1 - May 31 - Chinese Language Classes

Call for class times & prices. Chinese Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. $160+. 301/785-3892.

April 1 - May 31 - English Classes

Call for class times & prices. English Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. $200+. 301/718-3575.

April 1 - May 31 - Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, travel, cooking, art and latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times. Ages 12+. $265/20 class hours. 301/215-7885.

April 2 - Introduction to Postnatal Pilates

Teaches moms exercises to restore core strength & increase energy. Capital Wellness Center, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Ste.102. 6:30pm. Ages 18+. $40. 240/390-6020.

April 3 - Art & Wine Night

Crafting project related to art exhibit; reception & tour. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7-9pm. Ages 21+. $35. 301/581-5100.

April 4 - Art Talk & Tour

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

April 4 - Restorative Yoga

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. 11:30am-1pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090.

April 8 - May 6 - Prenatal Pilates

Teaches expecting moms safe exercises to minimize aches/pains & increase strength. Capital Wellness Center, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Ste.102. 6pm. Ages 18+. $90/five-week session. 240/390-6020.

April 11 - Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

April 12 - Songwriting Workshop

Songwriting workshop: In the Style of Rosanne Cash; lead by Ted Garber. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 12pm. All Ages. $65. 301/581-5100.

April 15 - Songwriting Workshop

Songwriting with Marian McLaughlin. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All Ages. FREE; reservations required. 301/581-5100.

April 19 - Family Yoga Workshop

Yoga class for the family. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 3-4pm. Ages 7+. $15/person; $50/family of 4+. 301/656-8992.

April 22 - College Investment Workshop

Sending your child to college; balance retirement and college savings. Ameriprise Financial, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. 3pm. Must call to reserve spot. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/634-5565.

April 22 - Retirement Investment Workshop

Gain control over how you manage and invest your retirement savings. Ameriprise Financial, 7500 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30pm. Must call to reserve spot. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/634-5565.

April 24 - Ukulele Workshop

All skill levels welcome. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. All Ages. $40. 301/581-5100.

April 25 - iRest Yoga Nidra

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. 11:30am-1pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

April 8 - April 22 - Concert

Marian McLaughlin, folk music. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. April 8 & 22, 7:30pm. Ages 12+. $17. 301/581-5100. 

April 9 - Concert

Miranda Cuckson, violin. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 12+. $25. 301/581-5100.

April 11 - Concert

Brasil Guitar Duo. 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm; pre-concert lecture at 7:15m; Meet the Artist reception to follow concert. Ages 7+. Ages 22+: $25; Ages 18-22: $12.50; Under 18: FREE. 301/654-6403.

April 15 - Concert

Engelbert Humperdinck. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All Ages. $38-$88. 301/581-5100.

April 16 - Concert

Israeli Chamber Project; works by Debussy, Schumann, Jolivet and Zohar Sharon. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 12+. $28. 301/581-5100.

April 17 - Concert

Rosanne Cash. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All Ages. $27-$68. 301/581-5100.

April 23 - Concert

Lily Neill, harp & Vesa Norila, cello. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 12+. $25. 301/581-5100.

April 26 - Concert

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 4pm. All Ages. $18-$48. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

April 1 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 4 - If the Shoe Fits

Lively panel discussion on Strathmore’s shoe exhibit. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 2pm. Ages 12+. FREE. 301/581-5108

April 12 - Poetry & Prose Open Mic

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Sign-up begins at 1:30pm; Readings begin at 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

April 14 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 26 - Author Reading

Novelist Barbara Klein Moss reads from The Language of Paradise; poet Judith Bowles reads from The Gatherer; reception and book signing to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

Live Performance/Exhibit

April 1 - April 25 - Art Exhibit

Oil & pastel paintings by Loriann Signori. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, April 10, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 7 - May 2 - Art Exhibit

Cadence: Photography by Barbara French Pace. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: April 10, 6-9pm; Meet the Artist: Sat. afternoons. FREE. 301/951-9441.

April 10 - April Art Walk

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

April 29 - May 23 - Art Exhibit

Work by Cynthia Ferrell Johnson, Donna McGee, Carol Vorosmarti, Kathryn Wiley and Patricia Zannie. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, May 8, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

April 1 - Japanese Tea

Japanese food & traditional Japanese Koto music. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 1pm. All Ages. $28. 301/581-5108.

April 4 - April 24 - Laugh Riot

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

April 10 - Dance Idol Party

Celebrate your dance idol at the weekly Friday dance social. Dance Bethesda, 8227 Woodmont Ave., Suite 2A. 8pm. Ages 20+. $18. 301/951-3660.

April 17 - April 19 - 16th Annual Bethesda Literary Festival

Authors, poets & special literary events. Downtown Bethesda’s bookstores, retailers & galleries. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 18 - 5K/1K Run

7th Annual Lions’ Roar Kate Truax 5K/1K Run; food, music & more. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 7500 Pearl St. 8-11am. $45/5K Run; $35/1K Fun Run; walk-in registration closes at 8:30am. 301/654-5376.

April 19 - Bingo Bash

10 bingo baskets, three $100 prizes; proceeds go to community philanthropies. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 1pm. All Ages. $10/adults, 10 games; $5/children under 12. 301/530-1784.

April 24 - Combat Paper Exhibit & Warrior Writers Reading

Art exhibit & reading by Veterans and Wounded Warriors from the D.C. area; participants narrate individual military experiences through original works of art and writing. Chevy Chase Cars, 7725 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

April 26 - Panther Scamper

5K & 1 mile fun run; proceeds benefit Girls on the Run & Holton-Arms Student Wellness program. Holton-Arms School, 7303 River Rd. 8:45am. All Ages. $15/1 mile; $30/5K run. 301/365-5300.