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

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 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.

September 2 - September 9 : Music Classes

Engaging, educational activities; songs, stories, instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Sat., 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE. 301/365-5888. 

September 22 - October 22 : Theatre Performance

How I Became a Pirate. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268. 

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 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.   

September 1 - September 30 : English Classes

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

September 6 - December 13 : Divorce Care Support Group

Hosted by Fourth Presbyterian Church. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Road. Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

September 7 - September 28 : Group Knitting Session

Bring your knitting project & receive guidance from a teacher. Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. Thurs., 6:30pm-8:30pm. $80/6 weeks; $20/week. Call to register. 301/652-8688. 

September 7 - December 7 : Grief Share Support Group

Small group setting; based on a Christian video curriculum. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. Thursdays, 1pm-3pm. Ages 21+. $15. 301/320-3600.

September 9 : Stress Management

Learn simple mindfulness practices to improve health & reduce stress. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 12pm-2pm. Ages 12+. $35. 301/986-1090.

September 10 : LaBlast Dance Fitness!

High energy cardio workout based on the dances seen on "Dancing With The Stars;" Jive, Salsa, Disco, Tango & more. Dance Bethesda, 5268-M Nicholson Ln. 3pm. Ages 18+. $15/person. 301/951-3660. 

September 11 : Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm- 9:00pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

September 13 - September 27 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd floor, Room C. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 

September 15 - September 16 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Sept. 15, 6:30pm-9:30pm; Sept. 16, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

September 22 : Candlelight Yoga

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

September 23 : Photo Organization

Tips to organize your print & digital photos; registration required. Jane E. Lawson Community Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 2pm-4pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/997-6475.

September 23 : Understanding U.S. Schools and Universities

Discussion about K-12 & university-level classes; designed for international families. English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave. 10-11:30am. All Ages. FREE. 301/718-3575. 

September 24 : Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi trial class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50am. FREE; RSVP required. Ages 6+. 301/512-5071.   

September 28 - October 1 : Yoga Teacher Training

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

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

September 1 : Concert

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

September 2 : Concert

Jeff Bradshaw Birthday Celebration feat. Algebra Blessett & Glenn Lewis. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $40-$45. 240/330-4500.

September 10 : Concert

Nothing But The Sax, featuring Tony Exum Jr., Dee Lucas & Marqueal Jordan. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

September 21 : Concert

John Waite. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

September 21 : Concert

Michael Henderson & Cherrelle. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45-$75. 240/330-4500.

September 24 : Concert

Ari Hest; folk. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$30. 301/581-5100.

September 29 : Concert

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

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

September 12 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

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

August 5 - September 30 : Laugh Riot

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

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.  

September 6 - September 30 : The Trawick Prize Exhibit

Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; work by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

September 17 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of Tanna (Australia); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15 (cash or check); includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

September 21 - October 16 : Art Exhibit

Paintings of New England. 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 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. 

September 2 - September 30 : Laugh Riot

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

September 3 - September 24 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

September 6 - September 27 : Community Knit/Crochet Night

Bring your yarn, needles & hooks (or your wheel and fiber). Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. Wed., 7pm – 9pm. FREE. 301/652-8688. 

September 8 : The Trawick Prize Reception

Public opening reception for the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; artwork by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.8 2017

September 8 : Bingo in the Park

Bingo, silent auction, raffle & snacks; fundraising event for Glen Echo Fire Dept. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7-10pm. All Ages. FREE; $5 donation for bingo card. 301/229-3200.Sep 8 2017

September 9 : Family Volunteer Fair

Local non-profits explain their mission & highlight volunteer opportunities. MYSA School, 8011 Woodmont Ave. 1pm-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/915-0955.

September 17 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

Social meeting & Italian movies. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste.201. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885. 

September 20 : Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Open House

Learn about the club’s activities & charitable missions. WCCC Clubhouse, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/652-8480. 

September 23 : Dog Adoption Event

Support City Dogs Rescue & enjoy fall activities, refreshments & store discounts. SR/A Interior Design, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 11am-2pm. FREE. 301/560-3700. 

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.