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

May 4 - June 11 : Puppet Performance

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

June 1 - June 11 : Puppet Performance

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

June 3 - June 17 : Family Jazz Session

Mornings of singing, playing & more with jazz musicians. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Sat., 11am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

June 3 - June 28 : Puppet Performance

Clowning Around – June 3 & 4; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – June 7 & 10; Panda-Monium – June 18, 24, 28. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

June 16 - July 23 : Puppet Performance

The Wizard of Oz. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

June 21 - August 13 : Theatre Performance

Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 1pm & 4pm. Ages 5+. $10+. 301/280-1660.

June 22 : Children’s Story Time

Pajama party story time with Rita Madison, author of Pepper, Pumpkin and the Magical Pajamas. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 7pm. Ages 1-8; accompanied by adult. FREE. 301/986-1851.

June 23 - August 14 : Theatre Performance

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

June 24 - July 30 : Theatre Performance

¡Ratón en Movimiento! Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

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

April 7 - June 20 : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Fridays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

June 1 - July 31 : Spanish Classes

Group, private & online sessions for all age groups. Go Spanish Now, 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times. Ages 6+. $269 for 8, 2 hours sessions. 301/530-1200.

June 1 - July 31 : Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue.  Ages 8+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.   

June 3 : Adoption Information Meeting

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

June 14 : Annual Men’s Health Symposium

Treating the Whole Man; Physicians review the benefits of exercise on heart & joint health. Kenwood Golf and Country Club, 5601 River Road. 6:30-8pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

June 25 : Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 8+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

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

May 11 - July 27 : Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Ave. Thurs., 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

June 1 - July 20 : Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 2 : Concert

The Patty Reese Band & Revelator Hill. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

June 8 : Concert

Bria Skonberg Quartet. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

June 9 : Concert

Writer, performer & GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, Wayna. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

June 11 : Concert

Strathmore Children's Chorus: Celtic Sounds. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 4pm. $20-$25. 301/581-5100.

June 16 : Concert

D.C. Federation of Music Clubs; Nicole Butler sings opera accompanied by Frank Conlon on piano & Melissa Jean Chavez sings Broadway songs accompanied by Steve Hom on guitar. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 11am. All ages. FREE. 301/365-3479.

June 16 : Concert

The Sidleys Album Release Party with Hayley Fahey. Villain and Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 9pm. $10. 240/800-4700. 

June 17 : Concert

Women in Blues. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

June 25 : Concert

Nick Colionne; contemporary urban jazz. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

June 28 : Concert

Artist in Residence, Ines Nassara. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $17. 301/581-5100.

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

June 4 : Author Reading

Readings by Andrew Gifford, We All Scream: The Fall of the Giffords Ice Cream Empire and Cathy Cruise, A Hundred Weddings. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

June 5 : Author Reading

Caroline Adams Miller, Getting Grit. Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave. 6:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/986-1851.

June 7 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Prophet by Michael Koryta. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 11 : Author Reading

Readings by Amber Sparks, The Unfinished World and Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln.; hosted by The Writer’s Center. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

June 13 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue by Edna O'Brien. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 18 : Father's Day Open Mic

Share your poetry or short prose. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln.; hosted by The Writer’s Center. 2pm; sign-up begins at 1:30pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

June 20 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Romola by George Eliot. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 25 : Author Reading

Reading by Tom Glenn, The Last of the Annamese. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln.; hosted by The Writer’s Center. 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

May 9 - June 3 : Art Exhibit

Textures in Glass; work by Jill Tanenbaum. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 12, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

June 3 - July 29 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

June 7 - July 1 : 2017 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 7 - July 1 : Art Exhibit

Private Moments; encaustic paintings by Sandra Sedmak Engel. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 9, 6-9pm; Artist Talk & Encaustic Demonstration: June 17, 1-4pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

June 7 - July 2 : Theatre Performance

How I Learned What I Learned. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Ages 18+. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100. 

June 15 - July 15 : Art Exhibit

The Art of Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017). Bethesda Fine Art, 4931 Cordell Ave. Tues.-Thurs., 11:30am-3pm & by appt. FREE. 240/800-3628.

June 23 : Bethesda Fine Art Open House

The Art of Kenneth Victor Young (1933-2017); a retrospective of the paintings of the late artist. Bethesda Fine Art, 4931 Cordell Ave. 6-8pm. FREE. 240/800-3628. 

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

June 3 : Imagination Bethesda 2017

Street festival celebrating children and the arts in downtown Bethesda along Elm St. and Woodmont Ave. 10am-3pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 3 - June 30 : Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays; call for dates. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. 7pm; Exception: June 24 at 12pm. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 6-12. 301/365-1076.

June 4 : Community Picnic

Food, friends & fun; please bring side dish to share. Concord-St. Andrews UMC, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 11:30am-1:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3383. 

June 4 - July 30 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

June 6 : Antique Appraisal

General appraisals by certified appraiser/antiques shop owner; lecture on history & market value of collectibles. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 2-4pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6853.

June 6 : Drawing for Art

Every ticketholder will take home a personally selected original work of art from the exhibit; ticket numbers drawn at random. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. $100/ticket (valid for one piece of artwork plus admission for two to the drawing); proceeds support visual arts programming at Strathmore. www.strathmore.org/drawing

June 10 : Yard & Book Sale

Concord-St. Andrews UMC, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 9am-1pm. All Ages. FREE admission; $35 for vendors to rent table. 301/229-3383. 

June 12 : Brain Fitness & Alzheimer's Antidotes

Enjoy great food and wine while listening to Dr. Mark McClure and author Amy Berger tell you how to stay sharp and never worry about Alzheimer's again. the Oakville Grille and Wine Bar, 10257 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8:30pm. RSVP: 301/505-1266.

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.