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 Laura Foit at lfoit@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

November 19 - January 15 : Theatre Performance

Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 6+. $15+. 301/280-1660.

December 1 - January 30 : Saturday Song Circle

Explore a children’s book with your family through song & instruments. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ideal for ages 1-3. $8/person. 301/280-1660. 

December 3 - January 15 : Theatre Performance

Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $15+. 301/280-1660.

January 1 - January 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language program; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

January 7 : Children’s Concert

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards; vibrant, five-piece band of musician-educators. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 10:30am; doors open 9am. All Ages. $12; children under two are free. 301/581-5100. 

January 7 - January 28 : Saturday Song Circle

Explore a children’s book with your family through song & instruments. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10:30-11:15am. Ideal for ages 1-3. $8/person. 301/280-1660. 

January 14 : Art Talk & Tour

Young art lovers discuss & tour the exhibit; includes hands-on art activity. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 7+. $5. 301/581-5108.

January 20 - February 19 : Puppet Performance

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

April 1 : Theatre Performance

My First Imagination Stage, Balloonacy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

April 2 - April 30 : Youth Italian Classes

Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

April 4 - April 14 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Jellybean Circus. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. April 4, 8, 14; 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

April 5 - May 12 : Puppet Performance

Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12. 301/634-5380.

April 7 : Theatre Performance

My First Imagination Stage, Balloonacy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

April 7 : Music Lesson Trial

Music making through song, movement, games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm. Ages 3-5. FREE trial. 301/365-5888.

April 8 : Theatre Performance

My First Imagination Stage, Balloonacy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

April 14 - May 20 : Theatre Performance

Robin Hood. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Saturdays & Sundays, 1:30pm & 4pm. Ages 4+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

April 18 - April 28 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: “Sing-a-Long.” The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. April 18, 22, 28; 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

April 20 - June 3 : Theatre Performance

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

Classes/Workshops

January 1 - January 31 : Tai Chi Class

Enhance balance, flexibility, & strength through Tai Chi; gentle Tai Chi class offered. Team Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue.  Ages 8+.  Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.   

January 2 - January 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, cooking, art and Latin classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4827 Rugby Ave., Suite 301. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

January 4 - January 25 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wed., 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.

January 6 - January 27 : Community Yoga Class

Mix-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., 16th Fl, Suite PH7. Fri., 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $8 cash. 301/656-8992.

January 8 : New Year's Open House

Begin 2017 with a Tai Chi class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071. 

January 9 : Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

January 21 : Mindfulness for Stress Management

Learn mindfulness practices to improve health & wellbeing. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste.100. 12-2pm. Ages 12+. $40. 301/986-1090. 

January 23 : Look Good & Feel Better

Trained, volunteer cosmetologists will demonstrate how to cope with skin changes & hair loss; for women in cancer treatment. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Dr., Ste 1200. 1-3pm. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

January 27 - January 28 : Mind-Body for Cancer

Supports cancer patients & providers & teaches methods of cancer prevention & care. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste.100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 16+. $159. 301/986-3939. 

April 2 - April 30 : Writing Classes

One-day writing labs & weekly workshops to improve a variety of writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times & prices. 301/654–8664.

April 2 - April 30 : Foreign Language Lessons

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

April 2 - April 30 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

April 2 - April 30 : Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 25+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

April 4 - April 25 : English Conversation Club

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

April 4 - April 25 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

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

April 6 - April 7 : Mind-Body Therapies

Self-care practices to improve health, well-being & quality of life. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. April 6, 6:30-9:30pm & April 7, 12-5pm. Ages 12+. $159. 301/986-1090.

April 6 - April 27 : Aerobics, Strength, Stretching

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

April 6 - April 27 : Yoga

Vinyasa & Yin Yang Yoga, all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Friday, 1:15pm & Sunday, 8am. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

April 9 : Adoption Workshop

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

April 14 : Free Tabata Class

High intensity interval training (HIIT) hosted by Next Phase Studio; wear sneakers. Joe & the Juice, 7263 Woodmont Ave. 7:45am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/483-0414.

April 18 - April 26 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice in informal, small groups. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. April 18, 19, 25, 26; 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578

April 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

January 11 - January 25 : Concert

Chris Urquiaga; singer-songwriter who combines Latin rhythms, pop, R&B & more. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Jan. 11 & 25, 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

January 19 : Concert

TwoPianists; Luis Magalhães & Nina Schumann, a virtuosic husband and wife piano duo from South Africa. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

January 27 : Concert

Celebrate the release of Chaise Lounge’s newest album. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

January 28 : Concert

Cedar Lane Chamber Orchestra & Choir perform music from Latin America; benefit for local charity, CASA. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. FREE; donations accepted. 301/493-8300.

January 29 : Concert

Art Sherrod & CeCe Peniston. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

April 5 : Concert

Glenn Leonard, The Temptations Revue. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45. 240/330-4500.

April 6 : Concert

Grammy-award winning Bobby McFerrin. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $45-$85. 301/581-5100.

April 8 : Concert

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 2pm & 7pm. $55-$125. 301/581-5100.

April 12 : Concert

Michael Brown, piano: Bernstein at 100. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

April 14 : Concert

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

April 21 : Concert

Legendary guitarist Pepe Romero. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/799-4028.

April 22 : Concert

National Brass Quintet & Organist, Randall Sheets. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4pm. All Ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/493-8300.

April 25 : Concert

Ireland’s We Banjo 3 playing “celtgrass” music. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$30. 301/581-5100.

April 26 : Concert

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

April 29 : April 29 – Concert

Melba Moore. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $39.50. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

January 8 : Poetry Reading

Sophie Cabot Black, The Exchange & Alan King, Point Blank. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 22 : Author Reading

Shara McCallum, Madwoman & Jeneva Burroughs Stone, Monster. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

January 23 : Annual Breast Cancer Symposium Overview

Dr. John Wallmark will talk about the latest studies. Suburban Hospital, 6400 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-8pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

January 29 : Author Reading

Marc Nieson, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love and Landscape; Ellen Prentiss Cambell, The Bowl with Gold Seams & Melissa Scholes Young, When the Levee Breaks. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-8664.

April 4 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 10 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room A. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 10 - April 25 : French Book Discussion

Discussion of Meursault: Contre Enquete by Daoud Kamel. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Tues. April 10 at 2pm; Wed. April 25 at 7:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 17 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 19 : Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony

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

April 20 : Essay & Short Story Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Awards ceremony & reading for Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest winners. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Live Performance/Exhibit

December 6 - January 7 : Art Exhibit

The Holiday Show; gallery artists present a group show. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Dec.9, 5-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

January 4 - January 28 : Art Exhibit

Local Color by The Seven Palettes. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: January 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 7 - January 28 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

January 17 : Exhibit

Toast to Art featuring work by Jim Leach, Eileen Lyons, Mark Schwenk, Allison Spence and Mark Willcher. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 7-9pm. FREE. 301/560-3700.

January 22 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

January 25 - February 26 : Theatre Performance

Caroline, Or Change. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 18+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100. 

January 26 : Comedy Show

Joey Vega, comedian, actor & writer. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

April 4 - April 28 : Art Exhibit

Essence by John Bodkin. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm. Reception: April 13, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 7 - April 28 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

April 8 : April 8 – Cinema Art Bethesda

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

April 8 - May 5 : Art Exhibit

“From the Cosmos” New work by Ronnie Spiewak. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: April 13, 6-9pm; Art Talk: April 29 2-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

April 11 - May 6 : Theatre Performance

“Master Harold”… And the Boys. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 13+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100. 

April 12 : AMP Comedy Night

Ray DeVito & Dylan Vattelana. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

April 13 : Art Opening

Studio B Friday Art Opening, featuring the work of Judy Gilbert Levey. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 22 : Performance

Air Play; family-friendly, circus-style adventure. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 4pm. All ages. $22-$46. 301/581-5100.

April 26 : AMP Comedy Night

Leighann Lord & Randolph Terrance. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

April 26 : Art Opening

“Real Art on a Shoestring” Opening Reception featuring affordable work from 18 local artists. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. Wed.–Sun., 6-8:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/560-3700.

April 29 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

Special Events

January 7 : Used Book Donation

Donate books to the B-CC High School PTSA for the upcoming used book sale. B-CC High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. 10am-2pm. 

January 15 : Italian Cultural Society Meeting

Social meeting & Italian movies. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Third Sun. of each month; 1-5:30pm. Ages 4+. Donation

January 20 : Admissions Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 20 : Admissions Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0076.

January 26 : Historic Home Tour

Guided tour about the history, architecture & personal stories of the Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. Ages 18+. FREE; reservation required. 301/581-5108.

April 5 : AARP Fraud Watch Network Presentation/Training & SEC Presentation

Join for a discussion about how to spot & avoid identity theft & fraud. Montgomery County Police Station- 2nd District (Auditorium), 4823 Rugby Ave. 1-3pm. FREE. RSVP: MD@aarp.org.

April 6 : April 6 – Lawton’s Yappy Hour

Family-friendly social gathering for dogs & their owners. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane. 5-7pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6853.

April 6 - April 7 : Bethesda Film Fest

Screenings of short documentaries by regional filmmakers. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 6pm & 8:30pm. $10; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

April 7 : Appraisal Day

Verbal valuations of silver, fine art, jewelry, etc. 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am, 11am & 12pm. Ages 16+. $20; registration required. 301/652-8480.

April 8 - April 29 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

April 13 - April 15 : Community Art Show & Sale

Showing & sale of work by local artists. 7931 Connecticut Ave. Fri. 2-5pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/652-8480.

April 15 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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

April 21 : Jazz Fest

Silent auction & jazz concert sponsored by The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase. 7931 Connecticut Ave. 6pm Silent Auction; 7:30pm Concert. $15 youth; $30 adult. 301/652-8480.