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

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

February 1 - February 25 : Puppet Performance

Dragon Babies – Feb. 1 & 5; Snow Show – Feb. 11 & 19; Penguins Playground – Feb. 22 & 25; The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

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 - February 19 : Puppet Performance

Goldilocks! The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 4-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

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 4 : Music Lesson Trial

Music making through song, movement, games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm. Ages 3-5. FREE trial. 301/365-5888.

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 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.

February 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.

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.

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

February 1 - February 22 : 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.

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 4 : Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664

February 5 : Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

February 9 - February 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.

February 10 : Candlelight Yoga

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

February 12 : Writing Workshop

Elizabeth Hazen & Jessica Anya Blau share their work, discuss the writing process & writing prompts. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 11am-1pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664.

February 15 : Cooking Demonstration

Chef Patrick Vanas demonstrates healthy, delicious desserts. Fitness Generation, 7809 Woodmont Ave., Level C. 6pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/312-6301. 

February 17 - February 18 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

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

February 22 : Women’s Health Symposium

Doctors discuss the effects stress can have on a woman’s heart. Chevy Chase Club, 6100 Connecticut Ave. 6:30-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/896-3939.  

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.

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

February 3 : Concert

Bill Laurance. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

February 8 - February 22 : Concert

Joey Antico; percussionist. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Wed., 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100.

February 11 : Concert

Syleena Johnson. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49.50. 240/330-4500.

February 14 : Concert

New Orchestra of Washington. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 16+. $30 - $40. 301/581-5100.

February 24 : Concert

International School of Music Faculty Concert. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

February 25 : Concert

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

February 26 : Concert

Christiana Drapkin Jazz Band. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.

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

February 1 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 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. 

February 9 : Author Meet & Greet

Jeff Giles (The Edge of Everything) & Kami Garcia (The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos) discuss their new works for teens. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 12+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 14 : Book Discussion

Discussion of My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 15 : 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.

February 26 : Poetry Readingq

Featuring poets published in the Deaf Poets Society; reception to follow. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. 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

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. 

February 1 - 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. 

February 1 - February 25 : Art Exhibit

Sculpture by Caroline Champetier de Ribes, photographs by Mari Matsuri & paintings by Brigitte Zelenko. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: February 10, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.– 

February 4 - February 25 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

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.

February 10 : Art Exhibit

Serendipity Labs Presents Paintings by Beth Cartland; refreshments provided. Serendipity Labs, 4500 East-West Hwy; Pearl St. All Ages. FREE. 301/703-9039. 

February 12 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

February 18 : Play In A Day 2017

Professional theatre companies write, direct & perform original plays in just 24 hrs. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 8pm. $15; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

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

February 5 - February 25 : 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. Feb. 5, 12:30-4:30pm & Feb. 25, 10am-2pm. 

February 5 - March 26 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

February 15 : 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. 9:45-10:45am. FREE. 301/654-5285.

February 19 : Italian Cultural Society Meetings

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.

February 22 : American Red Cross Blood Drive

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 10am-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-2849. 

February 26 : Cycle for Survival

High-energy indoor team cycling event to raise money for rare cancer research. Equinox Bethesda, 4905 Elm Street. Morning session: 8am - 12pm; Afternoon session: 1pm - 5pm. Registration required: https://www.cycleforsurvival.org/events/bethesda-md 

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.