- Special Events
- Bethesda Literary Festival
- Bethesda Outdoor Movies
- Imagination Bethesda
- Summer Concert Series
- Taste of Bethesda
- Winter Wonderland
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Arts & Entertainment
- Art Walk
- Bethesda Film Fest
- Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
- Bethesda Painting Awards
- Dance Bethesda
- Gallery B
- Play In A Day
- Studio B
- The Trawick Prize
- The Trawick Prize - 10th Anniversary
- Tunnel Vision
- Arts & Entertainment Venues
- Public Art
- Parking & Transit
- Events Calendar
- Media Center
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.
March 1 - March 29 - Music Lessons
Songs, movement, games & musical instruments. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Sat., 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. $27/class; FREE trial for new students. 301/365-5888.
March 1 - April 6 - Interactive Show
Inside Out; children discover the joy of turning things inside out. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Tues.-Fri., 11:45am; Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 3-5. $10-$12. 301/280-1660.
March 1 - March 31 - Music & Piano Lessons
Kids n Keys: introduction to the fundamentals of music & piano playing with a group. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Mon., 4pm; Thurs. 4:30pm; Sat. 2pm; Sun., 12pm. Ages 5-7. $35/week + $35/materials. 301/913-5757.
March 1 - March 31 - Music Lessons
Rock City: foundational musical concepts. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Mon., 4pm; Wed. 3:30pm; Sat. 11am. Ages 3-5. $20/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.
March 1 - March 31 - Interactive Music Class
Rock n Roll: music and movement class for children and caregivers. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Mon., 10am; Sat. 4:30pm. Ages 6mos-3. $20/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.
March 4 - April 22 - Drum Class
8 week session focuses on introduction to drumming fundamentals. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Thurs., 4:30pm. Ages 6-11. $37/week + $20/materials. 301/913-5757.
March 6 - March 27 - Glee Club
Vocal, choreography and performing exercises for children. Bach to Rock, 4819 St. Elmo Ave. Thurs., 4pm. Ages 6-11. $37/week. 301/913-5757.
March 18 - Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Space limited- tkts handed out 30min prior to program. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 3-6. FREE. 240/777-0970.
March 27 - April 27 - Puppet Performance
Hansel and Gretel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs & Fri. 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm. $10. 301/634-5380.
March 1 - March 31 - Spanish Classes
Call for more information. Spanish Now!, 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $239/8 sessions. 301/530-1200.
March 1 - March 31 - Chinese Language Classes
Call for class times & prices. Chinese Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/785-3892.
March 1 - March 31 - English Language Classes
Call for class times & prices. English Now!, 4903 Montgomery Lane. Ages 5+. 301/785-3892.
March 3 - 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.
March 5 - March 26 - Conversation Club
English conversation for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.
March 9 - Family Yoga Workshop
Yoga class for the family. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 3-4pm. Ages 8+. $15/person; $50/family of 4+. 301/656-8992.
March 23 - Yoga, Knitting & Quilting Workshop
Yoga poses for hands, arms, shoulders, spine & hips, followed by instruction in handcrafts. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 2:30-5:30pm. Ages 16+. $30. 301/656-8992.
March 1 - Concert
Michael Adcock, piano.Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.
March 1 - Concert
Emma’s Revolution; progressive, socially-conscious music performed by a duo. Cedar Lane Church, 9601 Cedar Lane. 7:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/493-8300 x214.
March 2 - Concert
Michael Bolton makes his Strathmore debut. Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 7pm. Ages 18+. $39-$81. 301/581-5100.
March 15 - Concert
Rupert Boyd, classical guitarist from Australia.Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm; pre-concert lecture at 7:15pm. $25/adults; $12.50/ages 18-22; FREE/17 & under. 301/654-6403.
March 28 - March 29 - Talent Show
Walt Whitman High presents a musical talent show designed & directed by students. 7100 Whittier Blvd. 7pm. Ages 6+. $10/students; $15/adults; $20/reserved seating. 301/320-6569.
March 29 - Concert
Washington Conservatory of Music Faculty Showcase.Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.
March 2 - Author Reading
Raoul Wientzen reads from The Assembler of Parts. Virginia Pye reads from River of Dust. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
March 8 - Talk Cinema
View and discuss new independent films. Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am (doors open at 9:30am). $10 w/undergraduate student I.D.; $20. 800/551-9221.
March 9 - Historic Fiction Panel Discussion
Featuring panelists Kent Wascom, Daniel Stashower & David O. Stewart. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
March 16 - Author Reading
Amy Abrams reads from The Cage and the Key. Elisavietta Ritchie reads from her new collection of poems, Tiger Upstairs on Connecticut Avenue. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
March 23 - Author Reading
Anton Piatigorsky reads from The Iron Bridge, his collection of short stories. Poet Indran Amirthanayagam reads from Uncivil War. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.
March 30 - 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.
March 1 - Live Performance
Lord of the Flies. Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. 7pm. Ages 12+. $10/students, $15/adults, $20/reserved seating. 443/637-2621.
March 1 - March 29 - Laugh Riot
Live standup comedy show featuring local comics. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Sat., 8-10pm. Ages 18+. $10. 301/946-1102.
March 5 - March 29 - Art Exhibit
Work by Robert O'Brien. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm. Reception, Mar.14, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
March 7 - Dance Bethesda Dance Classes & Parties
Enjoy free dance parties. Downtown Bethesda dance studios. 7-10:30pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
March 7 - March 8 - Live Performance
Bethesda Little Theatre presents “Millennium Broadway: A Musical Revue." The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2:30 & 8pm. Adults, $18; Seniors $15; Students/Children 12 and under, $12.
March 8 - Dance Bethesda's Dance Concert
Professional dance concert featuring regional dance groups. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy. 8pm. $20/adults; $10/children. 301/215-6660.
March 8 - April 6 - Art Exhibit
23rd annual Strathmore Artists juried exhibition. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Tues. & Thurs. – Sun., 10am-4pm; Wed., 10am-9pm. FREE. 301/581-5100.
March 11 - April 5 - Art Exhibit
Serendipity; figurative and abstract paintings by Ann Deuterman. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.-Sat. 12-6pm; Reception Mar.14, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.
March 13 - March 15 - Children's Theater at Washington Episcopal School
The Wizard of Oz. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy. Thurs. & Fri., 7pm; Sat., 12:30pm. $5 students, $6 adults. www.w-e-s.org/musical.
March 14 - March Art Walk
Galleries & studios open late. Downtown Bethesda. 6-9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.
March 1 - TEDxManhattan 2014 -- Changing the Way We Eat Viewing Party
This is a one-day conference featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Ave., Ste. 200. 10am-6pm. Ages 12. FREE. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/greenhome-113/events/159445492/
March 1 - Used Book Donation Drop-off
Donate used books for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase used book sale. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. 10am-2pm.
March 1 - Mardi Gras Party
DJ/dancing, live jazz band, New Orleans Style Food Stations & King Cake presentation featuring a live brass 2nd line. DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda – 2nd floor. 8pm-1am. Ages 21+. $35. www.DoubleTreeMardiGras.eventbrite.com.
March 14 - Historic Home Tour
A guided tour illuminating the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE, reservations required. 301/581-5100.
March 15 - March 16 - Used Book Sale
Used book sale fundraiser. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-3pm. $3/hardbacks; $2/trade paperbacks; $1/pocket paperbacks.
March 16 - Literary Festival
Book sales, poetry reading & author discussions.Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Suite PH7. 4-7pm. FREE. 301/656-8992.
March 21 - March 22 - 2nd Annual Bethesda Film Fest
Short Documentaries by local & regional filmmakers featured. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 8pm. $10. 301/215-6660.
March 28 - Comedy Show
Lily Tomlin.Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Ages 18+. $27-$81. 301/581-5100.
March 29 - Head Shaving Fundraising Event for Childhood Cancer Research
Head shaving for awareness & funds for childhood cancer research. Kid’s activities - Face Painting - Clowns & balloons - Silent Auction. Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave. FREE. http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/salute.