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.

May June

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

Children's Events/Classes

May 3 - May 27 - Puppet Performance

Baby Bear’s Birthday – May 3; World on a String – May 7 & 13; Old McDonald’s Farm – May 21, 24, 27. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

May 4 - June 11 - Puppet Performance

Cinderella. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

May 5 - Westbrook Carnival

B2R Bethesda Bands will perform at Westbrook’s PTA Carnival. Westbrook Elementary, 5110 Allan Terrace. 3:30-7pm. All ages. 

May 6 - May 20 - Family Jazz Session

Mornings of singing, playing & more with jazz musicians. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

May 7 - FORCE Fitness Fest

Spin, group exercise & yoga classes; spa treatments, prize drawings & more. Equinox Bethesda, 4905 Elm Street. 1-3:30pm. Ages 14+. $50 tax-deductible donation benefits programs providing support to families affected by hereditary cancers. 301/961-4956.

May 8 - Adoption Information Meeting

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

May 12 - May 13 - Weekend Meditation Retreat

Advanced meditation seminar. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Ste 100. May 12, 6:30-9:30pm; May 13, 12-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

May 18 - Diabetes Symposium

Discussion about the psychological and physiological aspects, treatment options & management. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 7-8pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939.   

May 18 - May 21 - Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.

May 19 - Candlelight Yoga

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

May 20 - Pranayama Breathwork

Cultivate optimal well-being through the practice of Pranayama. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 12-2pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

May 6 - Concert

Nurit Bar-Josef, violin & Audrey Andrist, piano. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/320-2770.

May 10 - Concert

Tamir Hendelman. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $30. 240/330-4500.

May 10 - May 24 - Concert

Artist in Residence, Simone Baron; accordion & piano. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100.

May 11 - July 27 - Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Ave. Thurs., 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

May 17 - Concert

The Cookers. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

May 4 - Author Reading

Scott Westerfeld will discuss his newest book for teens, Spill Zone. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 12+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

May 9 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The White Tiger: A Novel by Aravind Adiga. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

May 16 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Iceland's Bell by Halldor Laxness. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

May 20 - Reading & Book Launch

Local authors Tara Laskowski & Andrew Gifford will discuss their new books, Bystanders & We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire; reception to follow. The Barking Dog, 4723 Elm St. 7-11pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 505/428-9045.

Live Performance/Exhibit

May 3 - May 27 - Art Exhibit

Exhibit curated by “Be Gallery.” Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 9 - June 3 - Art Exhibit

Textures in Glass; work by Jill Tanenbaum. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 12, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

May 11 - Comedy Show Benefit

Laugh Riot for MobileMed; food, drinks & laughs. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 6:30-9pm. $60/includes show, two drinks, appetizers & dessert. www.mobilemedicalcare.org or 301/841-0825. 

May 21 - Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of The Midnight Orchestra (Morocco); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

Special Events

May 7 - 8K Run & 2 Mile Family Fun Walk

Presented by Leonard A. and Linda K. Greenberg Charitable Foundation. 5020 Battery Ln. 8am. All ages. $35 for 8k; $20 for adults to walk; $10 for children to walk. 301/652-0077.

May 11 - Plant Sale

Bethesda Community Garden Club Annual Sale; perennials, shrubs, herbs & more. Bethesda Farm Women’s Market, 7155 Wisconsin Ave. 7am-1pm; rain or shine. FREE entry (cash or check only for sales); proceeds benefit community projects. 301/656-1893. 

May 11 - Laugh Out Loud Fundraiser

Join for an evening of entertaining comedy and delicious food while supporting MobileMed. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 6:30pm. $60. www.mobilemedicalcare.org.

May 13 - May 14 - 2017 Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

120+ fine art & craft vendors & live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk & Auburn Aves. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

May 13 - The Grateful Shred

Dispose of personal files. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 9am-12pm. Donations suggested based on parcel size. 240/777-4910.

May 29 - Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day ceremony, sponsored by the General William Smallwood Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues. 10:30am. FREE. 301/320-1863.