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

November 3 - December 31 : Theatre Performance

Cinderella. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $12. 301/280-1660.

November 16 - January 6 : Theatre Performance

Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268.

November 23 - December 30 : Puppet Performance

The Nutcracker. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

December 1 : Music Class

Educational music activities, singing, playing instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am, 11am. Ages 1-5.         FREE. 301/365-5888.

December 1 - January 6 : Cinderella

Wacky retelling of the fairy tale for the holiday season. Imagination Stage, Lerner Family Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $15- $35. 301/280-1660.

December 1 - January 16 : Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas

Based on the book by Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All ages. $25.  301/634-2270.

December 1 - January 31 : Youth Spanish Classes

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

December 6 - December 30 : The Nutcracker

Music from the ballet blends with marionettes & costume characters. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. 12/6 & Fri. 12/7, 11am; Thurs. & Fri., 12/12 - 12/28, 10am & 11:30am; Sat. & Sun. 11:30am & 1pm. Ages 5+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

December 10 : Read to a Dog

School age children read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-11. Additional dates: 12/13, 1/10, 1/14. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

December 13 : Read to a Dog

School age children read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-11. Additional dates: 12/13, 1/10, 1/14. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

December 31 : Happy Noon Year

Ring in the New Year early with a party at the library. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 11:30am-12:15 pm. All ages. FREE; tkts distributed 30min before program. 240/777-0970.

Classes/Workshops

December 1 : Adoption Information Meeting

Agency staff describes the adoption programs & process & answer questions. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Age 25+. FREE; registration required. 301/664-9664.

December 1 - January 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.

December 1 - January 31 : Tai Chi Classes

Improve posture, balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

December 1 - January 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.

December 1 - January 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.

December 1 - January 31 : Spanish Classes

All ages & levels via Go Spanish Now! 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/530-1200.

December 1 - January 31 : English Classes

English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave., Ste. 300. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/718-3575.

December 2 : Post-Thanksgiving Tai Chi Open House

No prior experience necessary; RSVP required. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 12+. FREE. 301/512-5071.

December 4 : Healthy Cooking Series: Soup's On!

Warm your stomach & heart by preparing vegetarian soups with fresh ingredients. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. All ages; children accompanied by adults. $25. 301/896-3939. 

December 5 : Write Like the News

Learn key journalistic writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7-9pm. Ages 16+. $50. 301/654-8664.

December 5 - December 19 : BCC English Conversation Club- Wednesdays

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

December 5 - December 27 : English Conversation Club - Wednesdays & Thursdays –

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

December 5 - January 30 : Senior Shape: Weight Training- Wednesdays

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

December 7 : Chanting Workshop

Instructor leads a soothing chanting session; no experience required. Unity Woods Yoga, 4853 Cordell Avenue, Ste PH7, 16th Fl. 7:10-7:40pm. FREE; donations accepted for Capital Area Food Bank. 301/656-8992.

December 8 : Writing Workshop

Further develop writing skills; participants focus on specific readings to learn how other writers manage point of view, dialog, imagery, etc. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St.10am-2pm. Ages 16+. $80. 301/654-8664.

December 12 : Fire Safety & Prevention

B-CC Fire/Rescue Deputy Chief will explain the importance of fire prevention & safety during the holidays. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. 1-2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

December 13 : CPR for Friends & Family

Adult, child & infant CPR & choking rescue with discussion about AED; non-credentialed course. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 5:30-8:30pm. Ages 18+. $75. 301/896- 3939. 

December 16 : POP Pilates Fitness Class

Fusion of mat pilates, yoga & dance set to upbeat pop music; all fitness levels welcome. Laehfles Fine Health, 4907 Cordell Ave., 2nd Fl. 12-1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/841-8008.

Concerts/Music

December 1 : Benefit Choral Concert

Handel's Messiah performed by St. Bartholomew's Choir. St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, 6900 River Rd. 7:30-8:30pm. All ages. FREE; offering accepted for the Mount Carmel Shelter for Homeless Women. 301/229-7933.

December 1 : Pressenda Chamber Players

Strings, clarinet & piano. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770. 

December 1 : MCYO Winter Concerts

Performances by Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 2pm & 7pm. All ages. $15 - $25. 301/581-5100.

December 2 : Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 4pm & 8pm. All ages. $52 - $108. 301/581-5100.

December 4 : Kenny G

Join Kenny G for a night of festive spirit & contemporary classics.  Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $48 - $128. 301/581-5100.

December 7 : Kenny Lattimore

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm; doors open at 6pm. $59.50 - $79.50. 240/330-4500.

December 9 : NIH Orchestra & Chorus Concert

Free concert featuring holiday and orchestral works; reception to follow. Cedar Lane Unitarian Church   , 9601 Cedar Ln. 7pm. All ages. FREE; donations benefit NIH charities. 410/474-8250. 

December 9 : Strathmore Children's Chorus

More than 200 voices join together to pay homage to female composers. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 4pm. All ages. $15 - $25. 301/581-5100.

December 10 : The Beach Boys

Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $58 - $108. 301/581-5100.

December 14 : DC Federation of Music Clubs

Jessica Stecklein sings opera, accompanied by Adelaide Edelson on piano & Integriti Reeves sings jazz, accompanied by Steve Hom on guitar. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 12pm. All ages. FREE. 301/365-3479.

December 14 - December 15 : Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Jazz up your holiday celebration; orchestra helmed by Wynton Marsalis. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $58 - $108. 301/581-5100.

December 16 : Washington Conservatory of Music Orchestra

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

December 21 : Macy Gray

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm; doors open at 6pm. $67 - $87. 240/330-4500.

Live Performance/Exhibit

November 7 - December 1 : Art Exhibit

100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus! Retrospective of a Bauhaus American Artist - Werner Drewes. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Nov. 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

November 28 - December 23 : Theatre Performance

Gem of the Ocean. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. All ages. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100.

December 1 - December 23 : Gem of the Ocean

Personalities mesh & collide & notions of freedom are challenged as characters prepare for a mystical quest.            Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy. Call for times. All ages. $30 - $65. 240/644-1100. 

December 1 - January 26 : Laugh Riot at Positano - Saturdays

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

December 1 : School Open House

Families invited to learn more about MYSA & the micro school movement, MYSA menus and mastery-based learning. MYSA Micro School, 8011 Woodmont Ave. 3pm. FREE. 301/915-0955.

December 2 - January 5 : Holiday Art Show

An inspiring selection of original work. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed. -Sun., 12-6pm; Opening Reception Dec. 7, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/981-9441. 

December 5 - December 29 : Art Exhibit

Be Dot Gallery presents A Burning Winter Dance. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm; Opening Reception, Dec. 14, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

December 14 : 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.

December 16 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of This Is Our Land (France); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15; includes coffee & bagels. 240/395-0042.

December 18 - December 19 : The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $30 - $60. 301/581-5100.

Special Events

December 1 : Bethesda's Winter Wonderland

Ice sculptures, school choral performances, treats & visit from Santa. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. 1-4pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

December 2 : Clara Barton Holiday Craft Show

50 creative local artists, crafters & authors. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 1-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/365-1311.

December 2 - December 30 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

December 7 : Memory Cafes

People living with memory loss & their care partners connect with others through social activities. Oasis at Macy's Home Store, 7125 Democracy Blvd. 2-3:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/469-6800 x211.

December 8 : Admissions Open House

Take a tour of the campus & learn about WES's curriculum, mission, & philosophy. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway. 9:30-11am; RSVP. All ages. Free. 301/652-7878.