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

November 19 - January 15 : Theatre Performance

Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 6+. $15+. 301/280-1660.

December 1 - January 30 : Saturday Song Circle

Explore a children’s book with your family through song & instruments. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ideal for ages 1-3. $8/person. 301/280-1660. 

December 3 - January 15 : Theatre Performance

Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $15+. 301/280-1660.

January 1 - January 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.

January 7 : Children’s Concert

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards; vibrant, five-piece band of musician-educators. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 10:30am; doors open 9am. All Ages. $12; children under two are free. 301/581-5100. 

January 7 - January 28 : Saturday Song Circle

Explore a children’s book with your family through song & instruments. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ideal for ages 1-3. $8/person. 301/280-1660. 

January 14 : Art Talk & Tour

Young art lovers discuss & tour the exhibit; includes hands-on art activity. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 7+. $5. 301/581-5108.

January 20 - February 19 : Puppet Performance

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

January 1 - January 31 : Italian Classes for Youth

Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885. 

January 13 - February 11 : Theatre Performance

Inside Out. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

January 19 - February 11 : Puppet Performance

Tales of Beatrix Potter. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

January 20 - January 31 : Puppet Performance

Winter Wonderland – Jan. 20, 21; Magic Toyshop – Jan. 27, 28, 31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

January 27 : Art Talk & Tour

Young art lovers discuss & tour the exhibit; includes hands-on art activity. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 7+. $5; reservations required. 301/581-5108.

Classes/Workshops

January 1 - January 31 : Tai Chi Class

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

January 2 - January 31 : Italian Classes

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

January 4 - January 25 : 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.

January 6 - January 27 : 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. 301/656-8992.

January 8 : New Year's Open House

Begin 2017 with a Tai Chi class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071. 

January 9 : 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.

January 21 : Mindfulness for Stress Management

Learn mindfulness practices to improve health & wellbeing. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste.100. 12-2pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090. 

January 23 : Look Good & Feel Better

Trained, volunteer cosmetologists will demonstrate how to cope with skin changes & hair loss; for women in cancer treatment. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Dr., Ste 1200. 1-3pm. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

January 27 - January 28 : Mind-Body for Cancer

Supports cancer patients & providers & teaches methods of cancer prevention & care. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste.100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 16+. $159. 301/986-3939. 

January 1 - January 31 : English Classes

English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575. 

January 1 - January 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 14+. 301/215-7885.

January 3 - March 28 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

Certified instructor teaches exercises to increase strength, endurance & improve range of motion; bring hand-held weights & mat. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Wed., 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

January 3 - January 31 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl., Room C. Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.

January 5 - January 30 : Aerobics, Strength, Stretching

Certified instructor leads low impact aerobic exercises; band and/or light weights required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Fri., 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

January 7 : Tai Chi Open House

Trial Tai Chi Class. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10am. All Ages. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

January 12 - January 13 : Mind Body Therapies

Scientific method & research findings on the clinical applications of meditation & mindfulness practices. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Jan.12, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Jan.13, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $160. 301/986-1090.

January 20 : Sustainable Resolutions Workshop

How to develop exercise & healthy eating habits, strategies to stay fit & injury-free & more. Training Ground, 4940 Hampden Ln. 10-11am. FREE. hello@traininggroundbethesda.com 

January 20 : Mindfulness for Stress Management

Mindfulness practices for stress management, health & relaxation. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. 12-2pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

January 11 - January 25 : Concert

Chris Urquiaga; singer-songwriter who combines Latin rhythms, pop, R&B & more. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Jan. 11 & 25, 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

January 19 : Concert

TwoPianists; Luis Magalhães & Nina Schumann, a virtuosic husband and wife piano duo from South Africa. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

January 27 : Concert

Celebrate the release of Chaise Lounge’s newest album. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

January 28 : Concert

Cedar Lane Chamber Orchestra & Choir perform music from Latin America; benefit for local charity, CASA. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/493-8300.

January 29 : Concert

Art Sherrod & CeCe Peniston. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

January 5 : Concert

Catherine Russell & John Pizzarelli; A Salute to Billie Holiday & Frank Sinatra. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $40-$95. 301/581-5100.

January 12 : Concert

76 Degrees West Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $30. 240/330-4500.

January 15 : Concert

NOW Family Concert by New Orchestra of Washington; followed by instrument petting zoo & pizza lunch. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 11am. All Ages. $10; free for children 3 & under. 240/235-5088.

January 17 : Concert

Gina Sobel; multi-instrumentalist. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

January 20 : Concert

Benefit concert for Shepherd’s Table; Cedar Lane Chamber Orchestra performs Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. All Ages. 301/493-8300. 

January 20 : Concert

Croatian classical guitarist, Ana Vidovic. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. Adults: $22.50-$55; Students (18-22): ½ price of adult tickets; Youth (7-17): one free youth ticket available w/each adult ticket. 301/990-3031.

January 25 : Concert

Joel Fan, piano. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

January 31 : Concert

Gina Sobel; multi-instrumentalist. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

January 8 : Poetry Reading

Sophie Cabot Black, The Exchange & Alan King, Point Blank. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 22 : Author Reading

Shara McCallum, Madwoman & Jeneva Burroughs Stone, Monster. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 23 : Annual Breast Cancer Symposium Overview

Dr. John Wallmark will talk about the latest studies. Suburban Hospital, 6400 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-8pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

January 29 : Author Reading

Marc Nieson, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape; Ellen Prentiss Cambell, The Bowl with Gold Seams & Melissa Scholes Young, When the Levee Breaks. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 3 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The English Teacher by Yiftach Reicher Atir. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

January 9 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

January 10 : Storyfest Short Slam

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

Live Performance/Exhibit

December 6 - January 7 : Art Exhibit

The Holiday Show; gallery artists present a group show. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Dec.9, 5-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

January 4 - January 28 : Art Exhibit

Local Color by The Seven Palettes. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: January 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 7 - January 28 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

January 17 : Exhibit

Toast to Art featuring work by Jim Leach, Eileen Lyons, Mark Schwenk, Allison Spence and Mark Willcher. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 7-9pm. FREE. 301/560-3700.

January 22 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

January 25 - February 26 : Theatre Performance

Caroline, Or Change. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 18+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100. 

January 26 : Comedy Show

Joey Vega, comedian, actor & writer. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

January 6 - January 27 : Comedy Show

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

January 10 - February 3 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Sara Becker, Nancy Butler, Helen Gallagher, Caroline Orrick, Maureen Ward, Ann Rossilli & Penny Smith. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Jan. 12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 14 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

January 21 : Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

Percussive dance styles integrated with Isongs, storytelling & humor. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 5pm. $35-$75. 301/581-5100.

January 26 : Comedy Show

The Newly Dead Game; murder mystery comedy show, part scripted, part improv & with audience participation. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

Special Events

January 7 : Used Book Donation

Donate books to the B-CC High School PTSA for the upcoming used book sale. B-CC High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. 10am-2pm. 

January 15 : 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+. Donation

January 20 : Admissions Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 20 : Admissions Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 26 : Historic Home Tour

Guided tour about the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE; reservation required. 301/581-5108.

January 6 : Used Book Donation

Donate books to the B-CC High School upcoming used book sale. B-CC High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. 10am-2pm. http://www.bccptsa.net/used-book-sale 

January 18 : The Woods Academy Open House

Visit classrooms, speak with our faculty & more. The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 18 : Washington Episcopal School Open House

Learn about the nursery-8th grade programs. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Pkwy. 9:30-11:30am. Ages 3+. FREE. 301/652-7878.

January 19 : Musical Improv: Tara & Rance HERE in DC

HERE is an improvised musical performed by veteran Chicago improv duo Tara & Rance. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 8 – 10pm. $15. Tickets: http://TaraAndRance.eventbrite.com

January 21 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

Social meeting & Italian movies. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste.201. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.