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

May 4 - June 11 : Puppet Performance

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

June 1 - June 11 : Puppet Performance

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

June 3 - June 17 : Family Jazz Session

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

June 3 - June 28 : Puppet Performance

Clowning Around – June 3 & 4; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – June 7 & 10; Panda-Monium – June 18, 24, 28. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

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 22 : Children’s Story Time

Pajama party story time with Rita Madison, author of Pepper, Pumpkin and the Magical Pajamas. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 7pm. Ages 1-8; accompanied by adult. FREE. 301/986-1851.

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.

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

April 7 - June 20 : 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.

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.   

June 3 : Adoption Information Meeting

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

June 14 : Annual Men’s Health Symposium

Treating the Whole Man; Physicians review the benefits of exercise on heart & joint health. Kenwood Golf and Country Club, 5601 River Road. 6:30-8pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

June 25 : 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.

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

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.

June 2 : Concert

The Patty Reese Band & Revelator Hill. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

June 8 : Concert

Bria Skonberg Quartet. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

June 9 : Concert

Writer, performer & GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, Wayna. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

June 11 : Concert

Strathmore Children's Chorus: Celtic Sounds. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 4pm. $20-$25. 301/581-5100.

June 16 : Concert

D.C. Federation of Music Clubs; Nicole Butler sings opera accompanied by Frank Conlon on piano & Melissa Jean Chavez sings Broadway songs accompanied by Steve Hom on guitar. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. All ages. FREE. 301/365-3479.

June 16 : Concert

The Sidleys Album Release Party with Hayley Fahey. Villain and Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 9pm. $10. 240/800-4700. 

June 17 : Concert

Women in Blues. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

June 25 : Concert

Nick Colionne; contemporary urban jazz. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

June 28 : Concert

Artist in Residence, Ines Nassara. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 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

June 4 : Author Reading

Readings by Andrew Gifford, We All Scream: The Fall of the Giffords Ice Cream Empire and Cathy Cruise, A Hundred Weddings. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

June 5 : Author Reading

Caroline Adams Miller, Getting Grit. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 6:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/986-1851.

June 7 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Prophet by Michael Koryta. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 11 : Author Reading

Readings by Amber Sparks, The Unfinished World and Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln.; hosted by The Writer’s Center. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

June 13 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue by Edna O'Brien. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 18 : Father's Day Open Mic

Share your poetry or short prose. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln.; hosted by The Writer’s Center. 2pm; sign-up begins at 1:30pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

June 20 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Romola by George Eliot. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 25 : Author Reading

Reading by Tom Glenn, The Last of the Annamese. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln.; hosted by The Writer’s Center. 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

May 9 - June 3 : Art Exhibit

Textures in Glass; work by Jill Tanenbaum. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 12, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

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.

June 23 : Bethesda Fine Art Open House

The Art of Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017); a retrospective of the paintings of the late artist. Bethesda Fine Art, 4931 Cordell Ave. 6-8pm. FREE. 240/800-3628. 

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

June 3 : Imagination Bethesda 2017

Street festival celebrating children and the arts in downtown Bethesda along Elm St. and Woodmont Ave. 10am-3pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 3 - June 30 : Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays; call for dates. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7pm; Exception: June 24 at 12pm. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 6-12. 301/365-1076.

June 4 : Community Picnic

Food, friends & fun; please bring side dish to share. Concord-St. Andrews UMC, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 11:30am-1:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3383. 

June 4 - July 30 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

June 6 : Antique Appraisal

General appraisals by certified appraiser/antiques shop owner; lecture on history & market value of collectibles. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 2-4pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6853.

June 6 : Drawing for Art

Every ticketholder will take home a personally selected original work of art from the exhibit; ticket numbers drawn at random. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. $100/ticket (valid for one piece of artwork plus admission for two to the drawing); proceeds support visual arts programming at Strathmore. www.strathmore.org/drawing

June 10 : Yard & Book Sale

Concord-St. Andrews UMC, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 9am-1pm. All Ages. FREE admission; $35 for vendors to rent table. 301/229-3383. 

June 12 : Brain Fitness & Alzheimer's Antidotes

Enjoy great food and wine while listening to Dr. Mark McClure and author Amy Berger tell you how to stay sharp and never worry about Alzheimer's again. the Oakville Grille and Wine Bar, 10257 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8:30pm. RSVP: 301/505-1266.

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.