Children's Events/Classes

- : Italian Classes

Italian classes for children - all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., suite 201. Fri. & Sat. 4:30-6pm. Ages 2-18. Call for prices. 301/215-7885.

: Read to a Dog

Practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 5-10. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

: Family Movie Night

The House with the Clock in Its Walls. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. FREE. 240/777-0970.

: Read to a Dog

Practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 5-10. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

: Kids Board Game Time

Drop in and play board games. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Classes/Workshops

- : Ongoing – Triangle Art Studio Classes

Group art and craft classes by Jill Newman, Barbara Siegel and Clare Winslow.  Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Road. Call for times & prices. 301/633-4714.

- : Preparing for Marriage Class

Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. Sundays, 9:30-10:30am. All ages. FREE. 301/320-3600. 

- : Mindfulness Meditation

Guided meditation on the basis of mindfulness, posture, breathing and energy work. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, 2nd floor. Fridays from 11-11:45am. Ages 18+. $55. 301/896-3939.

- : Senior Shape Aerobics

Low impact aerobic exercises to improve your strength and endurance. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 11:15am-12pm. 55+. Every Friday. Call for prices. 301/896-3939.

- : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretch

Low impact aerobic exercises to strengthen your CV system, strength & endurance. Band and/or light weights are required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. Every Friday. 11:15am. Age 55+. $75. 301/896-3939

- : Ongoing – Language Classes

Language classes and private tutoring for adults and children. ISL International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. All ages. Call for times and price. 301/312-8847.

- : Language Classes

Group classes and private lessons available for both adults and children. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times and prices. All ages. 301/312-8847.

- : W/C Swing Lessons and Dance Social

Social community development through dance. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 7:30pm -9pm Lessons; 9-11:30pm W/C Swing Dance Social. Ages 15+. Call for prices. 703/282-4187.

- : Language Classes

Language classes and private tutoring for adults and children. International School of Language, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for schedule and prices. All ages. 301/312-8847. 

- : Ongoing – Spanish Language Classes

Learn simple conversations in Spanish and about Latin American culture. Go Spanish Now, 10203 Dickens Ave. Ages 18+. Every Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. First meeting is FREE. 301/530-1200.

- : Pilates for Seniors

Strengthen the core, lengthen the spine, and build muscle in seniors. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, 2nd floor. Thursdays, 11:15am – 12pm. Ages 50+. $60. 301/896-3939.

- : Senior Share: Advanced Aerobics

Increase flexibility, balance, strength and CV endurance. Floor work performed. A mat, weights, and band is required. Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd. Every Tuesday. 10am. Ages 55+. Call for price. 301/896-3939. 

- : English Conversation Club

Practice English conversation in informal, small groups. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Every Wednesday and Thursday 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578.

- : Divorce Support Group

Bible-centered support group for during & after divorce. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Rd. Wednesdays, 7-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

- : BCC English Conversation Club

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

: Publish Now

Seminar dedicated to help take the next steps toward publication. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 8am-6pm. $150. Registration required. 301/654-8664.

: Tai Chi Open House

Enjoy fun & myriad of physical-mental benefits. No prior experience necessary. RSVP required. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 7:45pm. Ages 10+. FREE. 301/512-5071.

: Equinox Summer Fitness Series

Yoga on the Lane. Bethesda Ln. 10 – 11am. RSVP required. 301/998-8306.

Concerts/Music

- : Live Jazz Thursdays

 

Jazz up your dinner at Mon Ami Gabi for a dining experience with an added entertaining twist. Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave. Thursdays, 6-9pm.

: Marcia Ball

 

The 2018 Texas State Musician of the Year. AMP, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $35-$55. 301/581-5100.

: Snarky Puppy

 

Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $29-$69. 301/581-5100.

: Howard Hewett

 

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. $59.50 - $79.50. 240/330-4500.

: Reckless Kelly

 

The outlaw spirit pervades the group’s gritty, uncompromising and hard-edged Americana. AMP, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $27 - $43. 301/581-5100.

: Funkateers Ball

 

Featuring Clip Payne's 420 Funk Mob, Michael Hampton & Kash Waddy. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49.50. 240/330-4500.

: Lucinda Williams

 

20th anniversary of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $38-$88. 301/581-5100. 

: Skerryvore

 

From Scotland’s remote Isle of Tiree to the top of charts. AMP, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $22 - $34. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

: It's A Mystery

Discussion of Shell Game by Sara Paretsky. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

: The Good Soldier

Discussion of The Good Soldier, by Ford Maddox Ford. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Laugh Riot at Positano

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $15 (cash only). 301/946-1102.  

- : Glen Echo Art Show

49th Annual Labor Day Art Show. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7pm. All ages. 12-6pm. FREE. 301/634-2222.

- : The Trawick Prize Exhibit

Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; work by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Sept. 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 3-1/215-6660.

: Art Openings

Friday Art Opening. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower level. Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

- : Play

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Call for times and prices. 240/644-1100.

: Cinema Art Bethesda

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

Special Events

- : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

: Bingo in the Park

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

: Bethesda's Yappy Hour

Pop-up dog park featuring live music, food, wine & beer. Elm Street Park, 4600 Elm St. 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

: Shooting in the Wild

Filmmaker Chris Palmer discusses ethics and dangers of filming wild nature and presents film clips. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 3-4:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/630-2628. 

: Wags n' Whiskers

Bethesda Row’s pet festival. Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda Row. 10am-4pm. FREE. 301/998-8306.

: Oneness-Family School Open House

Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. 9:30-11am. Ages 2-14. FREE. 301/652-7751.