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 Sarah Peterson at speterson@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

June 22 - August 20 : Theatre Performance

Tinker Bell. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

June 23 - August 12 : Theatre Performance

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

June 29 - August 5 : Puppet Performance

Snow White & The Seven Dwarves. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12. 301/634-5380.

August 1 - August 12 : Theatre Performance

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

August 1 - August 19 : Theatre Performance

Tinker Bell. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

August 1 - August 26 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Snow Show - Aug. 1 & 3; Jellybean Circus - Aug.8, 12 & 18; Mother Goose Caboose - Aug. 22 & 26. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

August 3 : Board Game Hour

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

August 9 - September 30 : Puppet Performance

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

August 11 : Performance

Music, comedy & puppet performance by Groovy Nate. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 11am. Ages 3+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 13 : Read to a Dog

Practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-10. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 15 : Family Movie Night

Featuring Finding Dory, rated PG. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 17 : Board Game Hour

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

Classes/Workshops

August 1 : Writing Workshop

Writing the College Essay; workshop by The Writer’s Center. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 10am-2pm. $80. 301/654–8664.

August 1 - August 31 : Senior Shape: Fitness Classes- Wednesdays & Fridays

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

August 1 - August 31 : English Classes

Small classes for all levels & ages. English Now! 4963 Elm St., 3rd Fl. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575.

August 1 - August 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.

August 1 - August 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.

August 6 : Adoption Workshop

Informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE. RSVP required. 301/664-9664.

August 11 : Poetry Workshop

Poetry Meter Crash Course; workshop by The Writer’s Center. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 11am-1:30pm. $50. 301/654–8664.

August 11 : Meditation Workshop

Yoga Nidra meditation to relieve stress & release pain. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 3-5pm. $40. 301/986-1090.

August 23 : Writing Workshop

Write Like the News; workshop by The Writer’s Center. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 7-9pm. $50. 301/654–8664.

August 25 - August 26 : Italian Immersion Course

Prepare yourself for an Italian getaway. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. 9am-5pm. All ages. $210 for both days. 301/215-7885.

August 29 : Tai Chi Open House

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

Concerts/Music

August 1 - August 29 : Outdoor Concerts

Live from the Lawn outdoor concerts. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/581-5109

August 3 : Concert - Betty Wright

Betty Wright; soul and R&B singer. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $65-$78. 240/330-4500.

August 3 : Concert - Jaewon Lee

Jaewon Lee, classical pianist. Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

August 3 - August 31 : Outdoor Concerts- Fridays on the Plaza

Fridays on the Plaza; live music at the Bethesda Metro Plaza. 3 Bethesda Metro Center. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/752-9070.

August 10 : Concert

Goin Goin Gone. Villain & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 9pm. $10. 240/800-4700.

August 11 - August 12 : Concert - UkeFest

UkeFest Evening Concert at the Education Center. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Aug. 11 & 12; 6:30pm. $15. 301/581-5109.

August 17 : Concert

The S.O.S. Band; American R&B and electro-funk group. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $50-$59. 240/330-4500.

August 19 : Concert

A Tribute to Marvin Gaye & Teddy Pendergrass. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

August 14 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

August 3 : Live Podcast Taping

Hey Frase! with Sarah Fraser & Paul Wharton. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $25-$30. 301/581-5100.

August 4 - August 25 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

August 9 : AMP Comedy Night

Jason Weems & Melissa Douty. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $14. 301/581-5100.

August 29 - September 23 : Theatre Performance

Small Mouth Sounds. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. All ages. Call for times & prices; FREE for students. 240/644-1100.

Special Events

August 5 - August 26 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

August 17 : YMCA Open House

YMCA FREE TODAY! Enjoy swimming, experience the Wellness Center or group exercise classes and a movie on the lawn at 8pm. 9401 Old Georgetown Rd. All Ages; 17 & under, accompanied by an adult. 202/604-6895 or cecilia.cabbil@ymcadc.org.

August 23 - August 26 : Outdoor Film Festival

Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival. The Lawn at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/581-5109.