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 Laura Foit at lfoit@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

April 1 - May 22 : Family Jazz Session

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

June 16 - July 23 : Puppet Performance

The Wizard of Oz. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

June 21 - August 13 : Theatre Performance

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1pm & 4pm. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

June 23 - August 14 : Theatre Performance

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

June 24 - July 30 : Theatre Performance

¡Ratón en Movimiento! Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

July 2 - July 30 : Puppet Performance

Mother Goose Caboose – July 2, 8, 12; Bunny Business – July 16 & 19; Penguins’ Playground – July 22, 26, 30. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

July 27 - August 27 : Puppet Performance

Circus! The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

Classes/Workshops

June 1 - July 31 : Spanish Classes

Group, private & online sessions for all age groups. Go Spanish Now, 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times. Ages 6+. $269 for 8, 2 hours sessions. 301/530-1200.

June 1 - July 31 : Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue.  Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.   

July 5 - September 27 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

Increase muscular strength, endurance & improve balance. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Wed., 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 6 - September 28 : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Tues. & Thurs., 11:30am-12:15pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 7 - September 29 : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Fridays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 7 - August 25 : Community Yoga Class

Mix-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl, Suite PH7. Fri. 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $8 cash only. 301/656-8992.

July 10 : Adoption Workshop

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

July 11 - September 26 : Senior Shape: Advanced Aerobics

Increase flexibility, balance & strength. Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd. Tues., 10-10:45am. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

Concerts/Music

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. 

June 1 - July 20 : Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

July 12 : Concert

Ella to Eva Retrospective; Karla Chisholm with Steve Hom on guitar. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/656-2797.

July 14 : Concert

Michael Mwenso & the Shakes; big band jazz & swing. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

July 15 : Concert

GRAMMY Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter/Producer Eric Roberson. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49.50. 240/330-4500.

July 19 : Outdoor Concert

Look Homeward; bluegrass, folk. Music Center at Strathmore at the Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

July 20 : Concert

Gaelic Storm; Celtic folk rock. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $40. 301/581-5100.

July 23 : Concert

“A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass" by Brencore Allstars Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

July 26 : Concert

Big Ray & the Kool Kats. Music Center at Strathmore at the Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

July 27 : Concert

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

Discussions/Readings

July 5 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Faithful Place by Tana French. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 8 : Author Reading

Alan Topol, Washington’s Power Play. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/986-1851.

July 9 : Author Reading

Readings by David O. Stewart & Dorothy Seyler. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

July 22 : Local Author Night

Local authors meet & greet. B&N Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Call for times. All ages. FREE. 301/986-1851.

July 30 : Author Reading

Readings by David Goodrich & Aaron Hamburger; get to know their work & learn about their journeys to publication. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

Live Performance/Exhibit

June 3 - July 29 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

June 7 - July 1 : 2017 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 7 - July 1 : Art Exhibit

Private Moments; encaustic paintings by Sandra Sedmak Engel. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 9, 6-9pm; Artist Talk & Encaustic Demonstration: June 17, 1-4pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

June 7 - July 2 : Theatre Performance

How I Learned What I Learned. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Ages 18+. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100. 

June 15 - July 15 : Art Exhibit

The Art of Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017). Bethesda Fine Art, 4931 Cordell Ave. Tues.-Thurs., 11:30am-3pm & by appt. FREE. 240/800-3628.

July 12 - August 5 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Saya Benham. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 14, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

June 4 - July 30 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

July 1 - July 21 : Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays; call for dates. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7pm; Exception: July 2 at 4pm. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 6-12. 301/365-1076.

July 4 : Fourth of July Bell-Ringing

Join the Children of the American Revolution as we strike our 1/10 replica Liberty Bell to celebrate Independence Day. Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Aves. 1:30-2:15pm. FREE. 703/425-4568.

July 15 - July 16 : Pop-up Rosé Garden

Bethesda Row's Sidewalk Sale will feature a Rose Garden by Redwood Restaurant and Monument Fine Wines; 3 featured rosé wines. Redwood Restaurant and Bar Patio, 7121 Bethesda Ln. 1pm-4pm. Ages 21+; parents are welcome to bring their children. $8 glass/tasting; $25/bottle. 301/656-5515. 

July 18 - July 22 : 2017 Bethesda Outdoor Movies

A different blockbuster movie is shown each night. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk & Auburn Ave. 9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.