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

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 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.

July 2 - July 30 : Puppet Performance

Mother Goose Caboose – July 2, 8, 12; Bunny Business – July 16 & 19; Penguins’ Playground – July 22, 26, 30. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

July 27 - August 27 : Puppet Performance

Circus! The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2+. $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

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.   

July 5 - September 27 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

Increase muscular strength, endurance & improve balance. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Wed., 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 6 - September 28 : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Tues. & Thurs., 11:30am-12:15pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 7 - September 29 : 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.

July 7 - August 25 : 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 only. 301/656-8992.

July 10 : Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

July 11 - September 26 : Senior Shape: Advanced Aerobics

Increase flexibility, balance & strength. Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd. Tues., 10-10:45am. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

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

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.

July 12 : Concert

Ella to Eva Retrospective; Karla Chisholm with Steve Hom on guitar. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/656-2797.

July 14 : Concert

Michael Mwenso & the Shakes; big band jazz & swing. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

July 15 : Concert

GRAMMY Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter/Producer Eric Roberson. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49.50. 240/330-4500.

July 19 : Outdoor Concert

Look Homeward; bluegrass, folk. Music Center at Strathmore at the Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

July 20 : Concert

Gaelic Storm; Celtic folk rock. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $40. 301/581-5100.

July 23 : Concert

“A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye and Teddy Pendergrass" by Brencore Allstars Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

July 26 : Concert

Big Ray & the Kool Kats. Music Center at Strathmore at the Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100. 

July 27 : Concert

John Hammond; blues. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 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

July 5 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Faithful Place by Tana French. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 8 : Author Reading

Alan Topol, Washington’s Power Play. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/986-1851.

July 9 : Author Reading

Readings by David O. Stewart & Dorothy Seyler. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

July 22 : Local Author Night

Local authors meet & greet. B&N Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Call for times. All ages. FREE. 301/986-1851.

July 30 : Author Reading

Readings by David Goodrich & Aaron Hamburger; get to know their work & learn about their journeys to publication. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 2pm. 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

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.

July 12 - August 5 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Saya Benham. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 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

June 4 - July 30 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

July 1 - July 21 : Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays; call for dates. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7pm; Exception: July 2 at 4pm. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 6-12. 301/365-1076.

July 4 : Fourth of July Bell-Ringing

Join the Children of the American Revolution as we strike our 1/10 replica Liberty Bell to celebrate Independence Day. Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Aves. 1:30-2:15pm. FREE. 703/425-4568.

July 15 - July 16 : Pop-up Rosé Garden

Bethesda Row's Sidewalk Sale will feature a Rose Garden by Redwood Restaurant and Monument Fine Wines; 3 featured rosé wines. Redwood Restaurant and Bar Patio, 7121 Bethesda Ln. 1pm-4pm. Ages 21+; parents are welcome to bring their children. $8 glass/tasting; $25/bottle. 301/656-5515. 

July 18 - July 22 : 2017 Bethesda Outdoor Movies

A different blockbuster movie is shown each night. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk & Auburn Ave. 9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.  

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.