Children's Events/Classes

: LEGO Construction and Duplo Too

Each Wednesday, join Connie Morella Library in the meeting room from 4:00-5:00pm for a building session with LEGO and Duplos. This program is for children ages 3 years old and up. Parents/caregivers MUST accompany children under the age of 12 during the program. LEGOs and Duplo pieces will be supplied. More Information.

: Laser Cut Pendants

KID Museum welcomes children in grades 2-4 to discover how a laser cutter works as you turn your artwork into a laser-engraved pendant. Starting at 10:30 am at 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814. Register here.

- : Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Mo Willem’s beloved picture book comes to life at Imagination Stage exploring what can happen when we have the courage to be ourselves. Have the opportunity to see the show from November 16, 2022 – January 8, 2023. Learn More.

Classes/Workshops

: Tai Chi Classes

Improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength through Tai Chi, a form of moving meditation and martial arts. Classes are held Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and Fridays at mid-day on Zoom and in-studio at Sun & Moon Taiji One at Yong Studios,4916 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD. More Information.

: Stage & Screen: Writing Characters

Participate in the Stage & Screen: Writing Characters workshop, exploring and developing characters in the early stages of writing your play and discussing ways to assess the potential of the characters to drive action in your story. This workshop will take place at 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, Md from 7:30-10:00pm. More Information. 

Concerts/Music

: Sunday Serenade

Enjoy live music as you lay out on the lawn at Cabin John Regional Park’s Amphitheater on Sunday, November 6th. Join Montgomery Parks for a live performance from The Bruce Swaim Quartet from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817. Learn more.

: Fresh AIR Soiree

Join Strathmore's for an elevated concert experience and be the first to meet the new Artist in Residence (AIR) class as they take the stage at AMP in an unforgettable evening of cross-genre collaboration. Stay for dessert and a toast, with a chance to meet the artists. The show will start at 8:00pm at 11810 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Purchase tickets.

: Southern Culture on The Skids

Shake your blues away listening to the sounds of southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS), rock therapy. The band will perform at AMP By Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852, starting at 8pm. Purchase tickets now.

: All-Star Purple Party Prince Tribute featuring Junie Henderson

All-Star Purple Party is a unique tribute concert and dance party featuring outstanding lead singer Junie Henderson performing as Prince with dazzling vocals, iconic attire, and a commanding stage presence that captures the spirit of Prince's electrifying performances. See the show on Friday, November 18th at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club starting at 8:30pm. Purchase tickets here.

: The Bizmonks Live on Thanksgiving Eve

Visit Tommy Joe's from 6:00-9:00pm for live music from The Bizmonks and DJ Big Rich to follow until close. More information.

Discussions/Readings

- : BCC English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers in friendly atmosphere. Wednesdays in November from 11am-12:30pm; additional dates November 2,9, 16, 23, and 30. Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln;2nd floor; Room C. FREE. More information, email coversationbcc@gmail.com.

: An Afternoon of Poetry & Poetry in Translation

The Writer’s Center host an Afternoon of Poetry & Poetry in Translation to celebrate the publishing of Nancy Naomi Carlson, Gabriella Fee, Cynthia Hogue, and Dora Malech. This free event will be held on November 12th from 2 to 3pm. Learn more.

: Artist Talk & Meet and Greet the Artist: Vian Borchert

Have the opportunity to meet and listen artist Vian Borchert talk about her paintings showcased in the exhibition and her overall art practice and thoughts behind her art creation. The event is free and open to the public at Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, on November 12 from 2-3 PM. Learn more.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : "Life In Color"

Visit Waverly Street Gallery and view the vibrant city scenes and forest landscapes in the “Life In Color” exhibit by Barbara Mierau-Klein.  The show will run from October 30th – November 26th on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 1-5pm and Fridays 4-8pm, with an opening reception on November 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. More information.

- : Laugh Riot at Rock Bottom

Visit Rock Bottom Brewery every Saturday for a live Standup Comedy Show featuring local DC-MD-VA comedians from 8-10pm. More Information.

- : "The Magic of Glass"

The National Capital Art Glass Guild (NCAGG) presents “The Magic of Glass." The exhibit showcases Guild members’ work, including mosaic, fused, stained, and blown glass, at Gallery B. The opening reception will take place on Friday, November 11, from 6-8pm. During the month, visit the gallery on Fridays from 2-8 pm, Saturdays from 12-6pm, and Sundays from 11am-4pm. Learn more.

: Nutcracker: Magic of Christmas

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet at The Music Center at Strathmore. Experience the exquisite artistry of the international cast, featuring stars of Ukraine ballet performing at the highest level of classical technique. There will be two shows at 3pm and 7pm. Buy tickets and learn more.

- : The Tempest

Road House Theatre welcomes The Tempest, an unforgettable reimagining of Shakespeare’s most enchanting romance that features haunting music from the catalog of iconic songwriter Tom Waits and mind-bending moves from Pilobolus, as well as astonishing feats of magic. Purchase tickets here.

- : Holiday Show

Visit Waverly Street Gallery for a special exhibit including all gallery artists. An opening reception will occur on December 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm. Gallery hours will be Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1-5pm. More information.

Special Events

: Pop-Up and Dessert Party

localCOLOR is featuring hand-turned wooden bowls by @Jimhuizingabowls and colorful cloth baskets with lids by Norma @njb_basket_of_jewels. Kick off your holiday shopping and start prepping with samples of Dini's Divine Homemade Pies @dinisdivinepies and other sweet treats at Gallery B from 12-5pm.

- : Gallery Gifts

Come and shop for crafty gifts made by local artist at Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814. Gallery gifts will be open from November 5th to December 30th on Thursdays and Saturdays 10am-4pm; Fridays 2-8pm; and Sundays 11am-4pm. More Information.

: Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Daughters of The American Revolution in honoring local veterans for a special ceremony at 10:30am in Veterans Parks. More info.

: Official Competition

On Sunday, November 13, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Spanish film Official Competition (Competencia oficial). The film will start at 10:00 am with bagels & cream cheese provided beginning at 9:30 and a post-film discussion following the film. Tickets are $15. More information.

: Thanksgrilling Party

It’s a grill promotion in time for the holiday season. Learn how to cook your Thanksgiving meal on your grill or smoker with live demos at Strosiniders from 11am to 2pm, 6930 Arlington Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814. More information.

: Early Winter Tai Chi Open House

Join Sun & Moon Taiji One at Yong Studios from 10:00 to 11:00am for their Early Winter Tai Chi Open House on Zoom. De-stress, boost natural immunity, and increase fitness through low-impact exercise! No prior experience is necessary, FREE, but RSVP is required via e-mail, SunAndMoonTaijiOne@gmail.com.