Children's Events/Classes

- : Toodler Storytime

Get up and get moving at storytime! These 20-30-minute programs are full of a diverse collection of books, songs, and fun activities at 10:00am – 10:30am and 11:15am – 11:45am at Connie Morella Library every Tuesday. More information.

: Disney Sing-along for Families

Enjoy some of the most memorable Disney songs from Snow White to Frozen to Encanto with Notes in Time, in this entertaining and educational music program at Connie Morella Library from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Learn more.

- : The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Imagination Stage presents ““The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, using more than 70 beautiful, larger-than-life puppets and original music, this special event follows all your favorite characters from “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “The Very Busy Spider,” “10 Little Rubber Ducks,” and, of course, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Purchase tickets here.

: Dork Diaries Posh Paris Book Tour

Join us for an exciting evening as we bring the Dork Diaries Posh Paris Book Tour to Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland. Get ready to dive into the hilarious world of Nikki Maxwell , her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, and arch nemesis, MacKenzie Hollister. Rachel and Nikki will talk about their latest book in the series and answer your burning questions about the series. Tickets are $15 and include one autographed book. Buy Tickets Here.


- : At Yong Studios Martial Arts Classes

Attend live in-studio classes at Yong Studios Martial Arts on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, check the schedule here.

- : Creating Novel Characters

Attend the Creating Novel Characters Workshop and learn how to add dimension to your fictional characters. Learn more and register.

- : The Language Within

In this workshop, writers will explore writing from personal and cultural memory. The workshop occurs at the Writer’s Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT between September 5 - October 10. Register here.

: Dine, Learn, & Move

Join Suburban Hospital for healthy tips to build metabolism, a live cooking demonstration to showcase recipes to support weight loss and a fitness class. All exercises will include modifications for those who wish to participate seated. Register here.


: Summer Concerts at the Streetery

Please join us on Friday evenings at 6pm this summer for live music at the Streetery on Norfolk Ave. Enjoy the sounds of the Soul Crackers on September 1st. FREE. For the full schedule, visit here.

: Summer Concerts at the Streetery

Please join us on Friday evenings at 6pm this summer for live music at the Streetery on Norfolk Ave. Enjoy the sounds of Kentucky Avenue on September 8th. FREE. For the full schedule, visit here.

: Summer Concerts at the Streetery

Please join us on Friday evenings at 6pm this summer for live music at the Streetery on Norfolk Ave. Enjoy the sounds of Melissa Quinn Fox on September 15th. FREE. For the full schedule, visit here.

: Get Happy! Michael Feinstein Celebrates The Judy Garland Centennial

Join Michael Feinstein, Ambassador of the Great American Songbook, as he travels through the life and songs of Judy Garland to kick off her 100th birthday celebration at The Music Center at Strathmore. The show starts at 8pm. Buy tickets here.

: Little Flower Concert Series - District 5

Join us at Church of the Little Flower as District 5, a woodwind quintet, celebrates the start of their 10th season with an exciting program that is not to be missed! All concerts are free and open to the public. The show starts at 4pm. Learn More.

: Fatoumata Diawara

Experience Fatoumata Diawara at The Music Center at Strathmore. Fatoumata Diawara’s music defines her as the voice of young African womanhood: proud of her heritage, with a vision that looks confidently to the future. Learn more.

: Funkateers Ball 7

Funk Nation's biggest and best reunion celebrates Parliament-Funkadelic legends and the best present-day interpreters of the PFunk! Held at The Bethesda Theater, doors and dinner are at 6 PM, showtime is at 8 PM. Tickets are available now.


: Pat Valdata & Shirley J. Brewer Reading & Discussion

The Writer’s Center welcomes Pat Valdata (Where No Man Can Touch) and Shirley J. Brewer (Wild Girls) for a reading and discussion to celebrate their new poetry collections. Book signing to follow from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. More Information.

- : BCC English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers in a friendly atmosphere. Wednesdays in September from 11 AM-12:30PM; additional dates September 13, 20, 27 . Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln;2nd floor; Room C. FREE. For more information, email

: Dialogue at Amy Kaslow Gallery: Artrepreneurship and Social Change

Please join us at our new location for a K/NOW Dialogue ARTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL CHANGE with Multicolores, a Guatemalan cooperative of indigenous Maya textile artists changing the equation for women and girls. Multicolores’s Co-Founder Reyna Isabel Pretzantzin Chipix joins us to share how artists, their families and their communities stabilize, even grow from their members’ success. We will enjoy libations and a robust dialogue on from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Amy Kaslow Gallery at 7920 Norfolk Avenue. Learn More.

: The Writer's Center Presents: Kim Coleman Foote Reading & Discussion

The Writer’s Center welcomes author Kim Coleman Foote for a reading and discussion of her highly praised debut novel, Coleman Hill. Kim is in conversation with novelist Marita Golden. Reading at 7 PM, book signing and reception to follow. Book sales provided by Loyalty Bookstores.

Free and open to the public, limited space, registration required.

: Megan Elizabeth - Artist Talk

Visit Waverly Street Gallery and participate in an artist talk with painter, Megan Elizabeth starting 2pm.  Learn more.

: Poets Lawrence Couch & Melissa Bell Reading & Discussion

The Writer’s Center welcomes poets Lawrence Couch (The Gift Giver, a collaboration with photographer Kevin Byrne) and Melissa Bell for a reading and discussion of their work. Held at The Writer's Center at 4508 Walsh Street. The event starts at 2 PM, book signing to follow. Autographed prints from the book will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public, limited space, registration required

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Mother Earth: Fine Fiber Works from the Middle of the Americas

Amy Kaslow Gallery presents exquisite fiber works by artists who celebrate Mother Earth. The organic and upcycled materials show their reverence for the environment and remind us just how essential this region is to the entire globe’s well-being. The exhibit is from Thursday, August 10, 2023 6:00 PM  - Sunday, October 1, 2023 6:00 PM. Learn more.

- : Ink

On stage at Round House Theatre, “Ink” from August 30th – September 24th.  “Ink” tells the story of an unexpected partnership is born as Lamb and Murdoch assemble a team of scrappy underdog journalists and begin to transform The Sun into a populist juggernaut. Purchase tickets.

- : Laugh Riot at Rock Bottom-Standup Comedy

Live Standup Comedy with local DC-MD-VA Standup Comedians every Saturday at Rock Bottom from 8-10pm. The show is for ages 18+. More Information.

- : "Wild and Precious Life"

Visit Waverly Street Gallery's new exhibit, "Wild and Precious Life" by painter Megan Elizabeth. Gallery hours: Thursday, Saturday, Sundays 1-5pm and Friday 4-8pm, and opening reception September 8th from 6-8pm. More Information.

- : Trawick Prize Exhibit

The 2023 Trawick Prize finalists will have their work on display September 7 - October 1, 2023 in downtown Bethesda at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E. Trawick Prize Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm. More information.

: Bethesda Art Walk

View original artwork from four downtown Bethesda galleries and studios at the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, September from 6-8 pm. Attendees are invited to delight in the artwork, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and shop at these unique and inspiring galleries. Participating galleries include Gallery B, Studio B, Triangle Art Studios, and the Waverly Street Galleries.  For more information, visit here.

- : Precipice Improv: A Comic Play

The Writer’s Center welcomes Precipice Improv and their full-length comic play from audience suggestions. Shows take place on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023; Friday, Sept. 15; Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 All performances are at 8 pm except for Sunday, the performance is at 2 pm. Learn more.

: Open Mic at The Writer's Center

Prose, poetry, and spoken word Open Mic at The Writer’s Center! All writers are welcome to come and share 4-5 minutes of their latest work. Limited space. In-person signup starts at 6:45 (when space allows—sign up online at the link below to ensure a spot), and readings begin promptly at 7. Sign up in advance to make sure you get a reading slot.

: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club invites comedian, Mary Lynn Rajskub on Friday, September 29th. The show starts at 8:30pm. Purchase tickets here.

Special Events

- : Bethesda Central Farm Market

The market is one of the largest farmers’ markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round. Enjoy music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and more on Sundays from 9:00am-1:30pm in September. The market is located at Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. More information.

: Early-Autumn Tai Chi Open House via Zoom

De-stress, boost natural immunity and increase fitness through low-impact exercise at Sun & Moon Taiji One at Yong Studio's open house from 10:00-11:00am. No prior experience is needed; RSVP here.

: Return to Dust

On Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 10 a.m. as Cinema Art Bethesda presents, Return to Dust. In this controversial Chinese film, a humble rural couple in an arranged marriage build a life together. Learn more.

: Yappy Hour

Grab your pup and your pals for Yappy Hour in downtown Bethesda. Enjoy a pop-up dog park, food, beer, and wine with live music from Mike P. Ryan. Elm Street Park, 4600 Elm Street, 6-8pm. FREE. More Information.

: Foodie Fridays Speaker Series: The People’s Medicine

A monthly speaker series featuring farmers, educators, community organizers, food lovers, and change makers. Attend the speaker series monthly on July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 27 at Josiah Henson Museum and Park from 6:30pm - 8:30 pm. More information.