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

February 1 - March 31 : Theatre Classes

Acting, musical theatre, dance & filmmaking. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times & prices. Ages 3+. 301/280-1636.

February 1 - March 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.

February 3 - March 19 : Theatre Performance

Ella Enchanted. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

February 11 - March 18 : Theatre Performance

The Freshest Snow Whyte. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

February 23 - March 26 : Puppet Performance

Jack and the Beanstalk. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

March 4 - March 29 : Puppet Performance

Sing-a-long – March 4, 12 & 15; Magic Toyshop – March 18 & 26; Mother Goose Caboose – March 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

March 4 - March 18 : 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.

March 13 : Read to a Dog

Children practice reading in short semi-private sessions with certified therapy dogs. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Classes/Workshops

February 1 - March 31 : Tai Chi Classes

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

February 1 - March 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, travel, cooking, art and Latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

February 26 - March 19 : Yoga for Osteoporosis

Four-week series to improve balance, posture & well-being. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Sundays, 3-5pm. Ages 21+. $140/series; $38/single class. 301/656-8992.

March 1 - March 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.

March 2 : Kids & Technology Seminar for Parents

Learn creative & effective ways to limit technology use & more. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 7-9pm. $35; registration required. 301/929-8824.   

March 3 - March 31 : Yoga & Anatomy

Learn specifics of anatomy while practicing yoga. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Ages 16+. $125/series; $30/single class. 301/656-8992. 

March 6 : 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 9 - March 12 : Yoga Teacher Training

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

March 10 : Candlelight Yoga

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

March 17 - March 18 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Advanced meditation seminar. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Suite 100. March 17, 6:30-9:30; March 18, 12-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

March 18 : Yoga

Improve your balance & stability; no experience necessary. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste.PH7. 1-3pm. Ages 16+. $38. 301/656-8992. 

Concerts/Music

March 7 : Concert

Rickie Lee Jones & Madeleine Peyroux. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $65. 240/330-4500.

March 13 : Concert

The TEN Tenors. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $30 - $65. 301/581-5100.

March 18 : Concert

Spanish Guitarist, Margarita Escarpa. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. Adults: $28; Students: $14; Under 18: FREE. 301/799-4028.

March 25 : Concert

Pop, jazz & folk favorites with David Meredith & Friends. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. All ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.

March 31 : Concert

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $15. 301/581-5100.

March 31 : Concert

Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $15. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

March 1 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 5 : Author Reading

Herta B. Feely reads from Saving Phoebe Murrow & Jeanne Marie Beaumont reads from Letters from Limbo; reception to follow. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 9 : Storyfest Short Slam

Funny, short stories by ten storytellers who compete to win $100; audience votes. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7:30-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10. 301/452-4220. 

March 12 : Author Reading

Annie Kim Into the Cyclorama and Seema Reza reads from When the World Breaks Open; reception to follow. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 19 : Poetry & Prose Open Mic

Share poetry, fiction & nonfiction works. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm; sign-up begins at 1:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654–8664.

March 26 : Author Reading

Tara Campbell reads from TreeVolution and W.M. Rivera reads from Café Select; reception to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654–8664.

Live Performance/Exhibit

February 7 - March 4 : Art Exhibit

Process and Inspiration. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: February 10, 5-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

March 1 - March 25 : Art Exhibit

Beyond That, curated by Gallery NK, features artwork by Nadia Arditti, Steffen Faisst, Bryan Grose, Hesso, Nihal Kececi, Alfredo Palmero & Isao Tomoda. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: March 10, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 4 - March 25 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

March 6 - April 8 : Art Exhibit

Somerset Artists; A group show by artists living & working in the town of Somerset. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: March 10, 5-9pm; FREE. 301/951-9441.

March 6 : DRUMLine Live

Interactive, high-energy show with dazzling choreography & explosive percussion. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 7:30pm. All ages. $28 - $68. 301/581-5100.

March 19 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

March 24 - March 26 : Cabaret Show

Let’s Not Talk About Love. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times. Ages 6+. $20/adults; $15/seniors; $12/kids. 240/479-4825. 

Special Events

February 5 - March 26 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sun., 10am-1:30pm. FREE. 

March 1 - March 29 : Wesley Nursery School Tour

Tour Wesley Nursery School & learn more about the programs for ages 2 - Pre-K. Wesley Nursery School, 8300 Old Georgetown Rd. Mar. 1 & 29, 9:45-10:45am. FREE. 301/654-5285.

March 3 : Songwriting Awards Concert

Concert performed by Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards finalists; $10,000 Grand Prize winner announced. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm; doors open at 5:30pm. $10 & $15; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

March 11 - March 12 : B-CC High School Used Book Sale

Over 40,000 books; all genres. Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. Sat., 10am-5pm & Sun., 10am-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 

March 17 - March 18 : Bethesda Film Fest 2017

Screenings of short documentaries by regional filmmakers. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 6pm & 8pm. $10; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

March 19 : Italian Cultural Society Meeting

Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Ages 4+. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.

March 26 : Shrimp & Oyster Feast

Shrimp & Oyster Feast Fundraiser; all-you-can-eat oysters, clams on the half shell, spiced shrimp, fried oysters, sides, drinks.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln. 1-5pm. $50 per person ($45 in advance). 301/442-4136. 

March 31 - April 2 : Community Art Show & Sale

150+ local artists exhibit work including painting, photography, sculpture & more. The Women’s Club, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Fri., 2-5pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/652-8480.