Children's Events/Classes

: Bilingual Art Talk & Tour for Kids

The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11:30am. All ages. FREE. 301/581-5100.

- : Language Classes

ISL International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. All ages. Call for times and prices. 301/312-8847.

: Family Movie Night

Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30-8:00pm. Elementary age. FREE. 240/777-0970.

: Crafternoon

Celebrate Library Lovers' Month by making a Valentine for the library and other fun crafts! Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

- : Read to a Dog

Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Feb. 10 & 13, 4-5pm. Elementary Age. FREE. 240/777-0970.

- : February 20 – March 29 – Puppet Performance

Beauty and the Beast. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and price. Ages 5+. 301/634-5380.

: Wow in the World Pop-Up Party

The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 1pm & 5pm. Ages 5-12. Call for prices. 301-581-5100.

: Family Jam Session

Sing, play, and prepare for a lifetime of music appreciation. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 4-8. Call for prices. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

- : Tri-Weekly Tai Chi Classes

Improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10am. Ages 10+. Call for price. 301/512-5071.

- : Foreign Language Classes

Foreign language classes for children and adults. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Kids 3+, Adults 18+. Call for times and prices. 301/312-8847.

- : English Conversation Club

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

: Mid-Winter Tai Chi Open House

Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10-11am. Ages 10+. RSVP required. FREE. 301/512-5071.

: Gentle Stretching Yoga

Release stress, improve circulation and relieve joint strain throughout the body. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. 6:30-7:30pm. All ages. $20. 301/986-1090.

- : BCC English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Services Center; 2nd floor, Room C, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE.

: Erasure Poetry Class

The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 1:30-3:30pm. $50. 301/654-8664.

- : Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-2849.

: Meditation: Yoga Nida

Yoga nidra is a powerful state of dynamic sleep, in which you learn to relax consciously. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Suite 100. 7:45-8:45pm. All ages. $20. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

: Brian Ganz Plays Chopin

Brian Ganz joins The National Philharmonic Orchestra. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. Call for price. 301/637-2608.

: The S.O.S Band

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59.50-$79.50. 240/330-4500.

- : Niccolo Seligmann

Folk instrumentalist. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pk. Feb. 12, 19, 26: 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $19. 301/581-5100.

: Crack the Sky

Progressive rock. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $27-$50. 301/581-5100.

: Invoke

The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pk. 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $30. 301/581-5100.

: Chris Walker & Friends

Celebrating Al Jarreau. Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49. 240/330-4500.

: Black Classical Music Pioneers

Enjoy African-American traditions and the blending of classical and popular styles. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. Call for price. 301/637-2608.

: That '70s Party with Superflydisco

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $22. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

- : French Book Club

Join Madeleine Hage for a discussion of books written in French and discussed in French. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Feb. 11 & 26; 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

: Classics in Context Book Group

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Art Exhibit

Tale of Four Cities. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm.

- : Laugh Right

Ongoing Weekly-Every Saturday. Positano Italian Restaurant, 4948 Fairmont Ave. 7pm. 301/946-1102.

- : Spring Awakening

Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy. Call for times & pricing. All ages. 240/644-1100.

- : Gallery B Exhibit

“Way We See” featuring Nana Bagdavadze, Katty Biglari, Nora Maccoby, Antonella Manganelli and Grazia Montalto. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Feb. 14, 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

: Bereishit Dance Company

The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $35-$75. 301/581-5100.

: Love & Marriage & Murder

Interactive wedding-themed whodunit. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $22-$37. 301/581-5100.

: 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

Special Events

: Cinema Art Bethesda

Presents the Norwegian film, What Will People Say. Bethesda Row Landmark Theater, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

: Galentine’s Day Sip & Create

Crafting, hors d’oeuvres and wine. Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Road. 6-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/215-6660.

- : Central Farm Market

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

: Play in a Day

Professional theatre companies write, direct & perform original plays in just 24 hrs. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 8pm. $15; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.