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 Rotem Banai at RBanai@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

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.

April 1 - May 31 : Italian Classes for Kids

Italian Classes for toddlers, children and teens; Music Together in Italian (0-5yrs). 4833 Rugby Ave., Suite 201. 4:30-6:00pm, Fri.; 9:45am - 5:00pm Sat.; Sun. 10-11am. Ages 2-18. $290. 301/215-7885.

April 8 : Read to a Dog

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

April 11 : Read to a Dog

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

April 13 : Family Jam Sessions

Sing, play, and prepare for a lifetime of music appreciation. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ages 3-8. 10:15am. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

April 17 : Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring a stuffed animal friend to the library for bedtime stories and sleepover. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Ages 3+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 27 : Family Jam Sessions

Sing, play, and prepare for a lifetime of music appreciation. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ages 3-8. 10:15am. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

February 13 - April 17 : Healthy Weight Series

Explore the building blocks of a healthy diet, latest topics in nutrition, exercise & lifestyle. The Champlain Building, 6410 Rockledge Dr, 150A. Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:15pm (no class March 20). Ages 18+. $85. 301/896-3939.

February 26 - April 2 : Pilates for Seniors

Core, spine, muscle toning & more. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $60. 301/896-3939.

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 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 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.

April 1 - June 17 : Italian Classes

Italian classes for Adults (age 14 +) All levels. 4833 Rugby Ave. suite 201. $290 for 20 hr. course. April 1 - June 17. Call for times. 301/215-7885. 

April 1 - May 31 : Triangle Art Studio Classes

Group art and craft classes by Jill Newman, Barbara Siegel and Clare Winslow. Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. Call for times & prices. 301/633-4714.

April 1 - May 31 : Language Classes

Language classes and private tutoring for adults and children. ISL International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. All ages. Call for schedule and cost. 301/312-8847.

April 3 - May 30 : English Conversation Club

Practice in informal, small groups. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Every Wed. and Thurs. 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578.

April 3 - May 22 : BCC English Conversation Club

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

April 5 - April 6 : Mind-Body for Cancer Patients & Caregivers

Support for cancer patients and providers. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Fri., 4/5: 6:30-9:30pm; Sat., 4/6: 12-5pm. $159. 301/986-1090.

April 8 : Adoption Information Meeting

Monthly informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

April 12 - April 13 : Reiki I Certificate Training

This training gives an understanding of Reiki, its roots, and its benefits. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Fri., 4/12: 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 4/13: 12-5pm. $200. 301/986-1090.

April 27 : Inversion Workshop

How to prepare and safely approach inversions. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. 12-2pm. $40. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

April 4 : Michael Miles

Musical documentary channeling some of the most singular American voices. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

April 4 : Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated score for Birdman. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $28-$42. 301/581-5100.

April 5 : A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye & Donny Hathaway

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35-$40. 240/330-4500.

April 6 : Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Featured in an Oscar-winning documentary film. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $38-$78. 301/581-5100.

April 7 : Violin Virtuoso Zoltán Mága

Hungary’s preeminent violin virtuoso, Zoltán Mága and his fiery orchestra: the Budapest Gypsy Virtuosi, will deliver a lively, masterful performance. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 3pm. 301/581-5100. https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/zoltan-maga

April 9 : Kristen Chenoweth

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $78 - $158. 301/581-5100.

April 15 : Caetano, Moreno, Zeca & Tom Veloso

Grammy Award-winner that is a major musical, social & cultural force in Brazil. The Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $45-$85. 301/581-5100.

April 18 : The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert

The Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $35-$45. 301/581-5100.

April 24 : Alan Cumming

Provocative new concert show. The Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $35-$85. 301/581-5100. 

April 27 : Hey Nineteen

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $30-$35. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

April 3 : David Sedaris

The master of satire & author of Me Talk Pretty One Day. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Ages 14+. $39-$79. 301/581-5100.

April 3 : It’s a Mystery Book Discussion

Book discussion of Desert Heat by J.A. Jance. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Adults. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 9 : Bethesda Reads Book Club

Book discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Adults. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 25 : Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & reading by award winning poet Michael Glaser. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave. Suite E. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

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.

April 1 - June 26 : Abstract Artists’ Collective Exhibit

Inspired by the Abstract Artists’ Collective. Serendipity Labs, 4500 East West Highway, Suite 125 (entrance on Pearl Street). Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5:00pm. Free reception with the artists: Thurs., 5/2, from 6-8pm. 301/703-9039.

April 3 - April 27 : Art Exhibit

Morton Fine Arts presents Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann & Astrid Kohler. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri., 4/12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 7 - May 4 : Art Exhibit

Indeterminate Identities by Kristina Penhoet. Wavery Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Fri., 4/12, 6-9pm; Artist Talk: Sat., 4/27, 3pm; Meet the Artist: Saturdays. All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

April 7 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Greek film, Amerika Square. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

April 12 : Art Studio Receptions

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.

April 14 : Lewis Black

Comedian. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $35-$89. 301/581-5100. 

April 28 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Israeli film, Scaffolding. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

Special Events

April 5 - April 6 : Bethesda Film Fest

Screenings of short documentaries by regional filmmakers. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Fri., April 5 at 7pm; Sat., April 6 at 6pm and 8pm. $10. 301/215-6660.

April 5 - April 7 : 44th Annual Community Art Show & Sale

130+ local artists, more than 450 works of art; three paintings to be raffled. Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Fri., 2 – 5 pm; Sat., 11 am – 5 pm; Sun., 1 – 5 pm. FREE. 

April 6 : Yard Party

Advice from a master gardener, product demos, paint-a-pot station for kids & more! Strosniders Hardware, 6930 Arlington Rd. 11am-2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-5688.

April 7 - May 26 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

April 9 - June 25 : Board Games Night

Board game night. Second Tuesday of the month April-June. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-9pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

April 13 : Bethesda Women’s Club Spring Boutique

Shop for the latest fashion trends, home decor items and specialty foods. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 10-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/530-1784.

April 26 : Essay & Short Story Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Awards Ceremony & reading for Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest winners. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 27 : Marc Korman, District 16 Delegate

Delegate Korman will discuss recent Maryland General Assembly session. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 3:30-5pm. Adults. FREE. 240/630-2628.

April 27 : Cinco de MayoThon

Culture Festival. Norfolk & St. Elmo Ave. 12-5pm. FREE.