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, complete this online form. Questions? Please contact Laura Kellermann at lkellermann@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

October 1 - October 21 : Theatre Performance

Blueberries for Sal. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268. 

October 4 - November 16 : Puppet Performance

Hansel and Gretel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 4+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

October 6 - October 20 : Family Story Sessions

Families gather for fun & creativity, enjoying diverse programs with area storytellers. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Oct. 6 at 10:15 & 11:30am; Oct 20 at 11:30am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

October 6 - October 28 : Theatre Performance

Blue. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660. 

October 6 - October 27 : Music Classes

Engaging, educational activities; singing, dancing, playing instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Saturdays, 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE. 301/365-5888. 

October 11 : Read to a Dog

School-age children are invited to practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

October 15 : Read to a Dog

School-age children are invited to practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

October 18 : Board Games

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

October 26 : Halloween Spooktacular

Music, skits & fun for the whole family. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane. 7-8:30pm. All ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.

October 28 : Haunted House in Cabin John

Featuring fortune tellers, spooky pathways, games & refreshments. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John. 4-6pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-4910. 

Classes/Workshops

October 1 : Adoption Information Meeting

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

October 1 - October 31 : Foreign Language Classes

Group classes & private lessons offered. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/312-8847.

October 1 - October 31 : Mindfulness Classes

Meditation, Yoga Flow, Nia Dance & more; all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Call for times. $20 per class. 301/986-1090.

October 1 - October 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. FREE, RSVP required. Ages 14+. 301/215-7885.

October 3 - October 31 : English Conversation Club

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

October 3 - October 31 : English Conversation Club- Wednesdays & Thursdays

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

October 3 - October 31 : Senior Shape: Weight Training- Wednesdays

Exercises to increase strength, endurance & motion; bring weights & mat. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Wednesdays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

October 5 - October 26 : Aerobics, Strength, Stretching- Fridays

Low impact aerobic exercises; band and/or light weights required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Fridays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

October 12 : Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10:55-11:55am. Ages 25+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

Concerts/Music

October 4 : Concert

Clemente Music Rocks! 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $10-$20. 240/330-4500.

October 6 : Concert

Jazz guitar pioneer & Grammy Award-winner Pat Metheny. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $50-$85. 301/581-5100. 

October 6 : Concert

Pressenda Chamber Players. Westmoreland Congregational UCC, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE, donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

October 11 : Concert

Brazilian vocalist, composer & guitarist Vinicius Cantuária. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $30. 301/581-5100. 

October 12 : Concert

The Apollo Orchestra with Cho-Liang Lin. The Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave. 7:30pm. All ages. FREE. 614/561-5416.

October 12 : Concert

R&B singer/songwriter Howard Hewett. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59-$79. 240/330-4500.

October 18 : Concert

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

October 19 : Concert

Int'l School of Music Faculty Concert. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/365-5888. 

October 20 : A Cappella Concert

Performances by D.C.-based Supreme Chord, University of Maryland’s Anokha and Mario Loeiderman Middle School’s Hall Pass. Church in Bethesda, 5033 Wilson Lane. 7-9pm. $17 in advance, $20 at the door; proceeds to benefit local music-based organizations. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620567

October 25 : Concert

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

October 26 : Concert

The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59-$79. 240/330-4500.

October 28 : Concert

Balkan composer Goran Bregović. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $45-$85. 301/581-5100.

Live Performance/Exhibit

September 2 - October 6 : Art Exhibit

Gestures; photography by Sarah Hood Salomon. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Sept. 14, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

October 6 - October 27 : Laugh Riot at Positano- Saturdays

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102.

October 7 - November 3 : Art Exhibit

Drowning; ceramic forms by Kanika Sircar. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri. Oct. 12, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

October 10 - November 3 : Art Exhibit

New Abstractions; group show by Nihal Kececi of Gallery NK. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Oct. 12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

October 10 - November 4 : Theatre Performance

How I Learned to Drive. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. All ages. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100. 

October 12 : Art Opening

Friday Art Opening. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

October 21 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of White Sun (Nepal); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

Special Events

October 1 : Author Meet & Greet

Meet The Darkdeep authors Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 14+. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

October 6 : 29th Annual Taste of Bethesda

45 restaurants & 5 stages of live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle. 11am-4pm. FREE entry; four tasting tickets for $5. 301/215-6660.

October 6 : B-CC Rescue Squad Open House

Fire & rescue squad activities for all ages. B-CC Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Ln. 11am-4pm. FREE. 301/652-0077.

October 7 : Charity Walk & Block Party

Luke's Wings: Heroes Walk to Fly; support wounded warriors through this 1.5 mile walk & block party. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, 9101 Rockville Pike. 10am-4pm. All ages. $15/walker. 202/735-0900.

October 7 - October 28 : Bethesda Central Farm Market- Sundays

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

October 13 : Art & Craft Fair

Jewelry, pottery & other unique handmade items. The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/652-8480.

October 13 - October 14 : Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Ceramics, glass, painting, photography & more. Elm St., Woodmont Ave. & Bethesda Ave. Sat., 11am-6pm & Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/637-5684.

October 19 : Author Event

Fitzgerald Festival honoring author Richard Russo; remarks & readings by Russo & others. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654.8664.

October 21 : Fire Dept. Open House

Tour Glen Echo Fire Dept.; junior firefighter training, bounce house, free hot dogs & more. Glen Echo Fire Dept., 5920 Massachusetts Ave. 11am-2pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3200.

October 21 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

Social meeting & Italian movies. The Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste.201. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.

October 27 - October 28 : Yard & Book Sale

Gently used clothing, housewares, toys & more. The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun, 11am-3pm. FREE. 301/652-8480.

October 29 : Empty Bowls Bethesda

Capital Area Food Bank fundraiser; guests receive lunch from area restaurants & a handmade bowl. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center. 11:30am-1:30pm. $35/ticket; proceeds go to the Capital Area Food Bank. 202/644-9882. https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/bethesda-empty-bowls-2018/