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.

March April

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

Children's Events/Classes

March 1 - March 31 - Youth Spanish Classes

Go Spanish Now! 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times & prices. Ages 3-15. 301/530-1200.

March 2 - Saturday Family Jazz Sessions

Singing, playing & more. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. $10/advance, $12/at door. 301/581-5100.

March 3 - American Girl Live

Tales of bravery & friendship come to life as American Girl characters lend a hand through story & song. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 2 & 6:30pm. All ages. $30 - $76. 301/581-5100. 

March 3 - March 31 - Puppet Performances

Baby Bear’s Birthday – March 3; World on a String – March 9 & 17; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Feb. 23 & 31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

March 5 - March 19 - Crafty Tuesday After School Class

Fun mixed media crafting classes will include sculpting modeling clay, collage & crafting with a variety of materials. Triangle Art Studios, Unit C, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 4-5:30pm. Ages 8-14. $195; materials included. Sign-up & Info.

March 11 - Read to a Dog

School age children read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-11. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 14 - Read to a Dog

School age children read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-11. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 23 - BSO Music Box

Musicians from the BSO perform songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination & literacy. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 10am & 11:30am. Ages 6 months - 3 years. $12. 301/581-5100.

March 28 - May 4 - Jack & the Beanstalk

The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 11am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm Ages 5-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

March 30 - Saturday Family Jazz Sessions

Singing, playing & more. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. $10/advance, $12/at door. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

March 1 - March 29 - Restorative Yoga for Low Back Pain

Restorative stretches for getting at the root causes of low-back, hip & knees issues. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Fridays, 12pm. Ages 18+. $20. 301/986-1090. 

March 1 - April 26 - Felting Frenzy Fridays

Learn to make colorful sculptures, animals & more out of fluffy wool.  Triangle Art Studios, Unit C, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 4-6pm (closed March 29). Ages 11+. $225; 6-week session, materials included. Sign-up & Info.

March 2 - Adoption Information Meeting

Staff describes the adoption programs & a family speaks about their adoption experience. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am. Ages 25+. Free. 301/664-9664.

March 5 - April 9 - Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

Designed to help manage chronic health conditions. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE; registration required. 301/896-3939.

March 5 - Pre-Diabetes Management Class

Learn essential lifestyle modifications that can slow or prevent the onset of diabetes. Total Wine & More Office  , 6600 Rockledge Dr. 6-8:30pm. $40. 301/896-3939.

March 6 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Fall Guy by James Lasdun. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 6 - March 27 - Slow Flow Yoga by Candlelight

Candlelit class; all experience levels welcome. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Wednesdays, 7:45pm. Ages 18+. $20. 301/986-1090.

March 7 - March 28 - Gentle Stretching Yoga: Viniyoga

A gentle, breath-centric style class emphasizing individual needs to achieve self-discovery. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Thursdays, 10:45am. Ages 18+. $20. 301/986-1090.

March 10 - Gentle Yoga & Breathing for Pain Relief

Use yoga and breathing techniques to relieve pain. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 1-3pm. Ages 18+. $40. 301/986-1090.

March 12 - Bethesda Reads Book Club

Join for a discussion of Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 13 - Survival Guide for Grandparents

Infant & child CPR & choking rescue instruction for first-time grandparents. OASIS at Macy's Home Store, 7125 Democracy Blvd. 6-9pm. $45/person; $75/couple. 301/896-3939.

March 14 - April 18 - Tai Chi

Improve your memory, coordination, balance & flexibility. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am. Ages 18+. $70. 301/896-3939.

March 20 - Artists in Fiction Book Club

Explore the fictions of your favorite artists & discuss. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/581-5100.

March 21 - Good For Your Brain

Boost your brain by incorporating different nutrients that will keep the mind sharp. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $25/class; $45/series. 301/896-3939.

March 22 - Make It/Take It Art Happy Hour

Unique happy hour with a hands-on art project. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. Ages 21+. $20. 301/581-5100.

March 23 - Safe Sitter

A comprehensive training course on the essentials of babysitting; designed for 11-13-year-olds. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. 9am-3pm. $105. 301/896-3939.

March 28 - Heartsaver AED & Adult CPR

Non-clinical individuals can learn the latest lifesaving techniques & AED training. Total Wine & More Office, 6600 Rockledge Dr. 5:30-8:30pm. Ages 18+. $75. 301/896-3939.

March 30 - Sound Healing

Experience the healing vibrations of the gong & other instruments for deep relaxation & inner body massage. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St, Ste. 100. 12-2pm. Ages 18+. $50. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

March 1 - Spyro Gyra
American Jazz Fusion Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59.50+. 240/330-4500. 
March 1 - Rosanne Cash Band

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

March 2 - RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles

Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $49-$89. 301/581-5100.

March 2 - Cello & Piano Concert

Cellist Tobias Werner & pianist Read Gainsford perform. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

March 7 - Paul Galbraith on Guitar

Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $30. 301/581-5100.

March 13 - Eliot Seppa

Upright & electric bass. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100.

March 15 - Loston Harris on Piano

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $25 - $40. 301/581-5100.

March 15 - Scholarship Benefit

Washington Conservatory of Music faculty perform to benefit scholarships for underserved students. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 7pm. All ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

March 17 - Washington Conservatory Orchestra

Jovan Zivkovic conducts the community orchestra. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 5pm. All ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

March 21 - Monterey Jazz Festival

Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura & Jamison Ross. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $38 - $68. 301/581-5100.

March 22 - Rochelle Rice

A unique, jazzy take on pop and R&B. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm . All ages. $15-$30. 301/581-5100.

March 24 - Coming Home

The Little Flower Concert Series presents D.C.-based wind quintet, District5. The concert features selections from District5's debut Chopin Preludes album. Little Flower Church, 5607 Massachusetts Ave. 4-5:30pm. All ages. FREE. 774/278-0799.

March 27 - Eliot Seppa

Upright & electric bass. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100.

March 28 - March 28 - New Wave Jukebox Band

New wave hits from the 80s. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. 240/800-4700.

March 30 - National Philharmonic’s Sounds of New Orleans

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $20+. 301/581-5100.

Live Performance/Exhibit

March 3 - April 6 - Art Exhibit

Unstuck in Space and Time; Jeffery Human’s work explores the territory between conceptualism & realism. Wavery Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: March 8, 6-9pm. Artist Talk: March 24, 2pm All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

March 3 - April 6 - Art Exhibit

Unstuck in Space and Time; Jeffery Human’s work explores the territory between conceptualism & realism. Wavery Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: March 8, 6-9pm. Artist Talk: March 24, 2pm All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

March 6 - March 30 - Art Exhibit

New works by Morton Fine Art’s artists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm; Opening Reception, March 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 8 - Art Studio Receptions

Visit artist studios after hours to meet the artists & view work. Triangle Artist Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. & Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., lower level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 14 - Pi Day: Math + Poetry

A panel of D.C.-area poets and mathematicians share poetry with links to mathematics. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

March 17 - Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of In Between (Bar Bahar) (Israel).   Bethesa Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am - 12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

Special Events

March 8 - 2019 Songwriting Awards Concert

Concert by Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards finalists; $10,000 Grand Prize winner announced. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm; doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets start at $15. 301/215-6660.

March 8 - Family Bingo Night

Bingo, prizes & food. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 7pm. FREE admission; $5 bingo cards. 240/777-4910.

March 9 - March 10 - B-CC High School Used Book Sale

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. Sat., 10am-5pm & Sun., 10am-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/740-0400.

March 13 - Family Movie Night

Christopher Robin (PG). Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.