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.

- : Nate the Great

See A Nate the Great, a boy who loves detective work and, on a mission, to sole two mysteries involving a cat, a dog, two friends, and a missing painting. Full of quirky characters and fun, this show brings the popular book series to singing and dancing life. Purchase tickets.

: Concerts for Kids

Join us on Friday, June 30th morning from 11:30am - 1:00pm for our new series, Concerts for Kids, with a performance from The Grandsons, Jr. Concerts are held at the Norfolk Avenue Streetery, corner of Norfolk & St. Elmo Avenues. Learn more.


- : Spanish Lessons

Learn the wonderful language of Spanish at Go Spanish Now from 10:00am-12:00pm or 6:00-8:30pm at 10203 Dickens Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Get the full schedule here.

: Outdoor Fitness Class

FREE outdoor Barre 3 class in Elm Street Park starting at 9am! Pre-registration is required, here.

: Dancing with a Purpose

Join Unity Dance & Movement on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM for a stress relief movement dance class with a purpose! Dancing with a Purpose is a Lupus Awareness Dance Workshop and Fundraiser, led by choreographer, instructor, and Lupus Warrior Justine Parker. Tickets are available for $25. For more information, click here or contact

- : Tai Chi Classes

Learn the art of Tai Chi at Sun & Moon Taiji One on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. More information.

: Yoga in the Park

FREE outdoor CorePower Yoga class in Elm Street Park starting at 6pm! Pre-registration is required, here.

: Creative Journaling: Words + Art

Discover how to interlace your writing with your own simple sketches and collages to create a unique fusion of words and art from 6:30-9:00pm at the Writer’s Center. Learn more.

: Better Breathers Club

Participate in a patient-centered club supporting those with lung disease, COPD, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, & lung cancer from 11am – 12pm. Learn more.

: Boxing Class in the Park

FREE outdoor Urban Boxing Bethesda class in Elm Street Park starting at 9am! Pre-registration is required, here.


- : Live Music at Caddies

Join Caddies every Friday and Saturday for live music. Learn more.

- : Summer Concert 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 Patrick Alban on June 2nd, Jill Fulton Band on June 9th, The 19th Street Band on June 16th, Vi-Kings on June 23rd, and La Unica on June 30th. FREE. For the full schedule, visit here.

: The Neon Lights are Bright

The Strathmore Children’s Chorus, The Neon Lights are Bright, performs at 7:30 at The Music Center at Strathmore. Purchase tickets.

: Juneteenth Heritage Festival

Join The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club in celebrating the music of Motown performed live at the gala concert and dance party to kickoff the Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival. The show begins at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.


: Read to a Dog

Come and read to certified therapy dogs at Connie Morella Library from 4:00-5:00pm. Bring your own book or choose one for their collection! More information.

: Bethesda Reads Book Discussion

Join Connie Morella Library for this Book Discussion on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. On Tuesday, June 13 we discuss "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner. Learn more

: Mark Cymrot & Ann Hagedorn in Conversation

Join authors Mark Cymrot, The Case of the Welched Reward, and Ann Hagedorn, Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away, as they discuss two masters of deceptions, with very different fates from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Book signing and reception to follow. Register here.

- : "Our Earth" Book Discussion Club

Come, share your ideas, and learn more about environmental topics in this space for thoughtful exchange around fiction and non-fiction books on Saturdays at Connie Morella Library from 3:30 to 5:00pm. June 24, The Story of More, by Hope Jahren, and July 29, The Light Pirate, by Lily Brooks-Dalton. More Information.

: Curated Conversation(s): José Olivarez & Oliver Sedano Jones

The writer’s Center welcomes US poet José Olivarez and UK poet Oliver Sedano-Jones come together for a transatlantic discussion of their work. Curated Conversation(s): a Latinx Poetry Show is a virtual discussion series pairing Latinx poets from the United Kingdom and United States for a deep dive into their poetry. This event starts  at 7:00pm. Register here.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Jane Kell: Color and Light

Visit Amy Kaslow Gallery from 6-8pm for their new exhibit, Color and Light. This exhibition will feature London-based abstract landscape painter Jane Kell. More Information.

- : "Drawn to D.C."

"Drawn to D.C." is an exhibit at the Connie Morella Library in Bethesda of cartoonist/illustrator Leila Cabib's pen-and-ink and watercolor sketches of 19th-century residential architecture in various Washington, D.C. neighborhoods: Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Logan Circle, Adams Morgan and Georgetown. Leila creates her drawings entirely on site.

- : “Eloquence of Nature” by Kee Woo Rhee

Waverly Place Gallery presents “Eloquence of Nature” by Kee Woo Rhee. Gallery Hours: Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 1-5pm, Fridays 4-8pm, with a reception and artist talk on June 2 from 6-8pm. Learn more.

: Art Walk in the Park

Every First Friday, from May through August from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park's many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities, including hands-on art projects and/or artist demonstrations. Learn more.

- : 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.

- : August Wilson's Radio Golf

Round House returns to Pittsburgh’s Hill District, where Harmond Wilks is redeveloping the struggling neighborhood with business partner (and golf enthusiast) Roosevelt Hicks while running to become the city’s first Black mayor. Get tickets and showtimes here.

: "Neighborhood Night"

Amy Kaslow Gallery host "Neighborhood Night" welcoming all into their gallery for art and libations. June 8th from 5:30-7:30pm. Learn more.

- : The Bethesda Painting Awards

The Bethesda Painting Awards will feature the artwork of eight finalists at Gallery B from June 8 - July 2, 2023, and an opening reception will be held on Friday, June 9th from 6-8pm. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. More information

- : Do Portugal Circus

Fun and exciting Circus show for the all ages to enjoy at Westfield Montgomery Mall. $15 for children . $25 for adults Learn more.

: Bethesda Art Walk

View original artwork from four downtown Bethesda galleries and studios at the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, June 9 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.

- : Summer Member Show

Visit Waverly Street Gallery for a special summer exhibit including all gallery artists. An opening reception will occur on July 9th from 6-8pm. Gallery hours will be Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1-5pm, Friday 4-8pm . More information.

Special Events

: Celebrating Pride at KID Museum

Join KID Museum’s Pride Celebration on June 4th! From 10:00am to 4:00pm, we will have exciting activities celebrating and recognizing the impact of LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities on history, invention, and creativity. Learn more.

: Planet Bethesda

The 2nd Annual Planet Bethesda festival returns with food and music promoting and raising awareness of the benefits of plant-based eating. Enjoy a plant-based pie eating contest, Bier Garten, Canine Courtyard, live entertainment, and free children’s activities. The event will be on June 4, 2023, from 12:00 PM-6:00 PM at Elm Street Park and is free to the public. Dog attendance is encouraged. More Information.

: LGBTQ+ Writers Affinity Mixer

Writers who identify as LGBTQ+ are invited to The Writer’s center for an informal gathering Center. Enjoy drinks and appetizers. FREE & open to all DMV writers who identify as LGBTQ+. RSVP required.

: Strosniders Annual Grill Fest

Attend Stronsniders' biggest grill sale of the year! Live grilling demos, raffles, and giveaways happening on June 10th from 10am to 3pm. Learn more.

: Early-Summer 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.