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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August 2 - August 30 : Storytime

Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. Wed., 10am. FREE. 301/986-1761. 

Children's Events/Classes

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.

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.

August 1 - August 13 : Theatre Performance

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

August 1 - September 30 : Playseum Storytime

Fun & creative thematic stories, followed by a free fruit or veggie snack with matching art activities. Playseum, 7000 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Fri., 11am, 2pm; Sat., 11am, 2pm, 5pm. $9/admission. 301/807-8028. 

August 2 - August 27 : Puppet Performance

Sing-a-Long – Aug. 2 & 5; Magic Toyshop – Aug. 13; Imaginary Friends – Aug. 19; Dragon Babies – Aug. 23 & 27. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

August 3 - August 27 : Puppet Performance

Circus! The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

August 5 : Storytime

Peterrific and Aqualicious by Victoria Kann; activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am. FREE. 301/986-1761. 

August 5 - August 14 : Theatre Performance

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for dates & times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

August 6 - August 13 : Theatre Workshops

Bring favorite stories to life with drama activities. Aug. 6 – Elephant and Piggie; Aug. 13 – What Makes a Rainbow. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times & prices. 301/634-5380.

August 19 : Storytime

Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex; activities to follow. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 11am. FREE. 301/986-1761.

August 21 - September 1 : Italian Summer Camp

Learn about Italian culture. Italian Language Program-Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Avenue, Suite 201. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 4-11. Call for prices. 301/215-7885.

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

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 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.

August 1 - September 30 : English Classes

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

August 1 - September 30 : Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue. Call for times & prices. Ages 6+. 301/512-5071.   

August 5 : 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.

August 10 - August 13 : Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified Yoga Teacher. Call for times and pricing. Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Ste 100. 301/986-1090.

August 11 : Candlelight Yoga

Gentle flow yoga. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 8-9:30pm. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

August 16 : Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi trial class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 7:35pm. Ages 6+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

August 18 - August 19 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

A weekend retreat focused on personal awareness and the universal field of awareness. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Aug. 18, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Aug. 19, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

August 19 : Playwriting Process

Strategies for getting started, writing a first draft, revision & more. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 10am-12:30pm. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.

August 26 - August 27 : Italian Immersion Course

Prepare for your trip to Italy. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave. Suite 201. 9am-5am. $210/16 hours. 301/215-7885.

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

August 1 : Concert

Chris Murray. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. $10 - $12. 240/800-4700. 

August 2 : Concert

Geno Marriott & The Spirit of Jazz. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $20. 240/330-4500.

August 4 : Concert

Daymé Arocena; Cuban jazz & soul. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

August 4 - August 25 : Concert

Live music on the plaza. 3 Bethesda Metro Center. Fridays, 6pm-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/752-9070. 

August 13 : Concert

Jeff Weintraub Trio. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 4pm. $10. 240/800-4700. 

August 20 : Concert

Selina Albright & Steve Cole. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $30. 240/330-4500.

August 24 : Concert

Shanice. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $37. 240/330-4500.

August 27 : Concert

Candice Bostwick. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. $15. 240/800-4700.

August 27 : Concert

Reggie Payne & Tribe. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $20. 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

August 6 : Author Reading

Donald Illich, CL Bledsoe, Margaret Sessa-Hawkins & others will read. The Writer’s Center at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2-4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664

August 8 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 13 : Poetry Reading

Reading by poets who participated in the Mariposa Writer’s Retreat. The Writer’s Center at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2pm-4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

August 31 : Write Like the News

Strengthen your writing with lively, engaging news style. The Writer’s Center at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 7pm-9pm. Ages 16+. $50. 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

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.

August 4 - August 13 : Theatre Performance

Night Seasons by Horton Foote, performed by Quotidian Theatre. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for dates & times. $30/standard; $25/seniors; $15/students. 301/816-1023.

August 5 - September 30 : Laugh Riot

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

August 10 : Comedy Show

Mike Storck & Jared Stern. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100. 

August 12 - September 15 : Art Exhibit

Modernism and Abstraction. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-7pm; Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.  

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

August 5 : Pottery Sale

33rd Annual Kiln Club Clearance Sale. Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9am-1pm. FREE. 301/652-2252.

August 6 - September 24 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

August 13 - September 3 : Summer Camp Chapel & Coffee

Coffee & casual worship in the Chapel. Concord - St. Andrews, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. Sundays, 9:45am-11am. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3383. 

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.