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.

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 - 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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. 

March 29 - April 29 : Art Exhibit

Maryland Federation of Art. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: April 14, 6-8pm. FREE. 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 - 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.

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.