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

October 5 - November 17 : Puppet Performance

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

November 1 - November 30 : Italian Classes

Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885. 

November 8 - November 26 : Puppet Performance

Clowning Around – Nov. 8, 12, 15; Nutcracker Fantasy – Nov. 24, 25, 26. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

November 10 - December 3 : Theatre Performance

Cajas! Cajas! Cajas!; bilingual, interactive, live show. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 3-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

November 17 - December 31 : Theatre Performance

Frosty the Snowman. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268. 

November 18 - January 7 : Theatre Performance

Charlotte’s Web. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1:30pm & 4pm. Ages 3-11. $10+. 301/280-1660.

November 24 - December 31 : Puppet Performance

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

November 25 : 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.

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

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 - 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.

November 1 - November 29 : 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.

November 1 - November 30 : English Classes

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

November 1 - November 30 : 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.

November 6 : Adoption Information Meeting

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm- 9:00pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

November 9 - November 12 : Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090. 

November 10 : Candlelight Yoga

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

November 10 : Tai Chi Open House

Trial Tai Chi Class. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10:50-11:50am. All Ages. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

November 10 : Publishing Class

Learn about the publishing process. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 12pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

November 11 : Writing for TV & Film

Learn how to write screenplays. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 10am. Ages 18+. $115. 301/654-8664. 

November 16 : Beginner Writing Class

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street. 7pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/654-8664. 

November 17 - November 18 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm and well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Nov. 17, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Nov. 18, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

November 30 : Creative Journaling with Rachel and Company & Paper Source

Join for an evening of creativity and organizing; create your own journaling system & get some tried-and-true tips on how your journal can help make life a little easier during the busy holiday season. Paper Source, 4805 Bethesda Ave. 7-9pm. $40. Tkts: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-journaling-with-rachel-and-company-paper-source-tickets-39129215537

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

November 2 : Concert

Brûlée; jazz, indie alt-pop, bossa nova & Americana songwriting. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $5 - $8. 240/800-4700.

November 2 : Concert

Lydia Loveless; roots punk & country. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $15-$20. 301/581-5100.

November 3 : Concert

Jesse Colin Young and Band; Americana. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35-$40. 240/330-4500.

November 5 : Concert

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

November 11 : Concert

United States Navy Band “Country Current;” bluegrass Veterans Day tribute. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/493-8300. 

November 11 : Concert

Dave Kline Band & Veronneau; world jazz & folk. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

November 12 : Concert

The Claudettes & Big Lazy. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $10 - $12. 240/800-4700.

November 16 : Concert

Sonnambula; concert of works by Leonora Duarte. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

November 17 : Concert

Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Showcase at AMP by Strathmore; features the 2017 Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Winner Lea Morris & fellow 2017 singer-songwriter finalists. 8pm. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 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

November 4 : Author Reading

Readings by Washington Writers’ Publishing House fiction & poetry winners. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

November 11 : Poetry Reading

Readings by Gary Fincke, Annie Finch & J.M. Tyree. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

November 16 : Author Reading

Reading by Sally Mott Freeman, The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

November 18 : Poetry Reading

Readings to celebrate the Delmarva Review 10th anniversary. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301-654-8664.

November 21 : Book Discussion

Michael Bevel discusses The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room B. 7pm. 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

October 10 - November 4 : Art Exhibit

Blooming; Metal Art by Wajin Kim. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri. Oct. 13, 6-9pm; Meet the Artist: Saturdays, 1-3pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

October 11 - November 4 : Art Exhibit

Sent and Received; artwork explores the tradition of care packages by service members, curated by Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Oct.20, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

October 21 - November 15 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Jamie Marin-Price. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am - 7pm, Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622. 

November 4 - November 25 : Comedy Show

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

November 8 - December 2 : Art Exhibit

Photography & digital art by Bob Bradford, Bob Elliott, Allen Hirsh & Sam Shin. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Nov. 10, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

November 8 : Comedy Show

Tony Deyo. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

November 12 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

November 18 - December 6 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Roxie Munro from her children’s book, “Masterpiece Mix;” Exhibit of Modernism & Abstraction by William Woodward, Steven Glucksberg, Jamie Marin-Price & Madelaine Finley. 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

November 3 - November 5 : Ethnic Food Festival & Bazaar

Russian & Eastern European food, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, raffles & more. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd. Fri. & Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 12-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-6300.

November 5 - November 26 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

November 11 : Christmas Bazaar

40+ vendors, jewelry, crafts, bake sale, raffles, food trucks, visit from Santa & more. St. Jane de Chantal School, 9525 Old Georgetown Road. 9am-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/530-1221.

November 11 : Czechoslovak Christmas Bazaar

Crafts, holiday items, homemade cookies, Czech & Slovak food. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd. 12-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-4064.

November 11 : Norwood School Open House

Prospective families are invited to learn about the Pre-K-8 programs, tour the school, meet teachers & more. Norwood School, 8821 River Rd. 1-3pm. Ages 3+. FREE. 301/841-2130.

November 19 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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

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.