Events Calendar

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 Valerie Hillman at vhillman@bethesda.org.

July August

Filter July's Events by:
Concerts/Music | Classes/Workshop | Children's Events/Classes
Discussions/Readings | Live Performance/Exhibit | Special Events

Children's Events/Classes

July 1 - July 29 - Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Baby Bear’s Birthday – July 1; Old MacDonald’s Farm – July 7, 11 & 15; Winter Wonderland – July 18 & 21; Clowning Around – July 25 & 29. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

July 1 - July 31 - Youth Italian Classes

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

July 5 - July 26 - Children’s Concert

Variety of music performances. Outdoor Backyard Theater Stage at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Thursdays, 9:30 & 11:30am. $8 in advance; $10 day-of. 301/581-5100.

July 6 - Puppet Performance

Goldilocks & the Three Bears and Stone Soup, presented by Kaydee Puppets. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30-11:15am. Ages 3+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 11 - Family Storytime

Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. July 11, 6:30pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 14 - Family Storytime

Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 18 - Family Movie Night

Featuring The BFG, rated PG. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 19 - July 20 - Book Bingo

Play bingo featuring some of your favorite children's book characters. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. July 19, 4pm; July 20, 10:30am. Ages 5-10. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 21 - Group Drumming Workshop

Taiko with Mark H. Rooney. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30-11:15am. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 28 - Performance

Arts on the Horizon: To The Clouds. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 9:30 & 11:30am. $8 in advance; $10 day-of. All ages. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

July 1 - July 31 - Writing Classes

One-day writing labs & weekly workshops to improve a variety of writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times & prices. 301/654–8664.

July 1 - July 31 - Mindfulness Classes

Meditation, Yoga Flow, Nia Dance & more; all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Call for times. $20 per class. 301/986-1090.

July 1 - July 31 - Foreign Language Lessons

Group classes & private lessons offered. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/312-8847.

July 1 - July 31 - Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

July 1 - July 31 - Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 25+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

July 5 - July 26 - Wednesdays & Thursdays – English Conversation Club

English conversation practice in informal, small groups. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578.

July 9 - Adoption Workshop

Informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. RSVP required. 301/664-9664.

July 20 - July 21 - Mind Body for Cancer

Workshop supporting cancer patients & providers. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. All ages. $159. 301/986-1090.

July 29 - Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10-11am. Ages 25+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

Concerts/Music

July 3 - Concert

The Chuck Brown Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

July 5 - July 19 - Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. Thursdays, 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660. https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/summer-concert-series

July 6 - Concert

Bobby Caldwell R&B Show w/ Special Guest Tulani. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. $50-$68. 240/330-4500.

July 6 - July 27 - Outdoor Concerts

Fridays on the Plaza; live music at the Bethesda Metro Plaza. Fridays, 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/752-9070. https://www.facebook.com/FridaysonthePlaza

July 11 - July 25 - Outdoor Concert

Live from the Lawn outdoor concerts. Gudelsky Gazebo at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Wednesdays, 7pm. FREE. 301/581-5100.

July 14 - Concert

Feinstein's Cabaret at AMP: Marilyn Maye. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

July 20 - Concert

An Evening with Al Stewart. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$50. 301/581-5100.

July 28 - Concert

“A Tribute to the Funk Bands.” Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

July 10 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 11 - Book Discussion

Discussion of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

July 4 - July 28 - Art Exhibit

"Four Seasons"; artwork by Aanen Nilsen, Tea Okropiridze, Antonio Scott and Joan Wexler. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

July 7 - July 28 - Laugh Riot at Positano

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

July 13 - Art Opening

Studio B Friday Art Opening, featuring the work of Judy Gilbert Levey. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

July 13 - Wentworth Gallery Exhibits Charles Fazzino's MLB Commemorative Artwork

Meet World-Renowned 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino as he premieres his Officially Licensed Commemorative Artwork for the 89th MLB All-Star Game. Wentworth Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd. 6-9pm. RSVP: 301-365-3270 or montgomery@wentworthgallery.com

Special Events

July 1 - July 29 - Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. Sundays, 9am-1:30pm. FREE. 301/775-6402.

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 24 - July 28 - Annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies

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