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

August 1 - September 30 : Playseum Storytime

Fun & creative thematic stories, followed by a free fruit or veggie snack with matching art activities. Playseum, 7000 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Fri., 11am, 2pm; Sat., 11am, 2pm, 5pm. $9/admission. 301/807-8028. 

August 21 - September 1 : Italian Summer Camp

Learn about Italian culture. Italian Language Program-Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Avenue, Suite 201. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 4-11. Call for prices. 301/215-7885.

September 2 - September 9 : Music Classes

Engaging, educational activities; songs, stories, instruments & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. Sat., 9am, 10am & 11am. Ages 3-5. FREE. 301/365-5888. 

September 22 - October 22 : Theatre Performance

How I Became a Pirate. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268. 

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

July 5 - September 27 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

Increase muscular strength, endurance & improve balance. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd Fl. Wed., 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 6 - September 28 : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretching

Learn low impact aerobic exercises. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. Tues. & Thurs., 11:30am-12:15pm. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

July 7 - September 29 : 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.

July 11 - September 26 : Senior Shape: Advanced Aerobics

Increase flexibility, balance & strength. Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd. Tues., 10-10:45am. Ages 55+. $40 for 3 months. 301/896-3939.

August 1 - September 30 : English Classes

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

August 1 - September 30 : Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue. Call for times & prices. Ages 6+. 301/512-5071.   

September 1 - September 30 : English Classes

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

September 6 - December 13 : Divorce Care Support Group

Hosted by Fourth Presbyterian Church. Emmaus House, 5515 Ridgefield Road. Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/320-3600.

September 7 - September 28 : Group Knitting Session

Bring your knitting project & receive guidance from a teacher. Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. Thurs., 6:30pm-8:30pm. $80/6 weeks; $20/week. Call to register. 301/652-8688. 

September 7 - December 7 : Grief Share Support Group

Small group setting; based on a Christian video curriculum. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd. Thursdays, 1pm-3pm. Ages 21+. $15. 301/320-3600.

September 9 : Stress Management

Learn simple mindfulness practices to improve health & reduce stress. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 12pm-2pm. Ages 12+. $35. 301/986-1090.

September 10 : LaBlast Dance Fitness!

High energy cardio workout based on the dances seen on "Dancing With The Stars;" Jive, Salsa, Disco, Tango & more. Dance Bethesda, 5268-M Nicholson Ln. 3pm. Ages 18+. $15/person. 301/951-3660. 

September 11 : Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm- 9:00pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

September 13 - September 27 : English Conversation Club

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

September 15 - September 16 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Sept. 15, 6:30pm-9:30pm; Sept. 16, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

September 22 : Candlelight Yoga

Gentle flow yoga. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 8-9:30pm. Ages 12+. $20. 301/986-1090.

September 23 : Photo Organization

Tips to organize your print & digital photos; registration required. Jane E. Lawson Community Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 2pm-4pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 240/997-6475.

September 23 : Understanding U.S. Schools and Universities

Discussion about K-12 & university-level classes; designed for international families. English Now!, 4630 Montgomery Ave. 10-11:30am. All Ages. FREE. 301/718-3575. 

September 24 : Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi trial class; no experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50am. FREE; RSVP required. Ages 6+. 301/512-5071.   

September 28 - October 1 : Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified Yoga Teacher. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm Street, Ste 100. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.

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

September 1 : Concert

Live music on the plaza. 3 Bethesda Metro Center. 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/752-9070. 

September 2 : Concert

Jeff Bradshaw Birthday Celebration feat. Algebra Blessett & Glenn Lewis. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $40-$45. 240/330-4500.

September 10 : Concert

Nothing But The Sax, featuring Tony Exum Jr., Dee Lucas & Marqueal Jordan. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

September 21 : Concert

John Waite. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $30-$40. 301/581-5100.

September 21 : Concert

Michael Henderson & Cherrelle. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $45-$75. 240/330-4500.

September 24 : Concert

Ari Hest; folk. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $25-$30. 301/581-5100.

September 29 : Concert

International School of Music Faculty Concert. The International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park at 7 pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

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

September 12 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

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

August 5 - September 30 : Laugh Riot

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

August 12 - September 15 : Art Exhibit

Modernism and Abstraction. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-7pm; Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.  

September 6 - September 30 : The Trawick Prize Exhibit

Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; work by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Fri., Sept. 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

September 17 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

September 21 - October 16 : Art Exhibit

Paintings of New England. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10:30am-7pm; Sun., 12-5pm. FREE. 301/718-0622.  

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

August 6 - September 24 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

August 13 - September 3 : Summer Camp Chapel & Coffee

Coffee & casual worship in the Chapel. Concord - St. Andrews, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. Sundays, 9:45am-11am. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-3383. 

September 2 - September 30 : Laugh Riot

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

September 3 - September 24 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

September 6 - September 27 : Community Knit/Crochet Night

Bring your yarn, needles & hooks (or your wheel and fiber). Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. Wed., 7pm – 9pm. FREE. 301/652-8688. 

September 8 : The Trawick Prize Reception

Public opening reception for the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards exhibit; artwork by eight finalists. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.8 2017

September 8 : Bingo in the Park

Bingo, silent auction, raffle & snacks; fundraising event for Glen Echo Fire Dept. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7-10pm. All Ages. FREE; $5 donation for bingo card. 301/229-3200.Sep 8 2017

September 9 : Family Volunteer Fair

Local non-profits explain their mission & highlight volunteer opportunities. MYSA School, 8011 Woodmont Ave. 1pm-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/915-0955.

September 17 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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

September 20 : Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Open House

Learn about the club’s activities & charitable missions. WCCC Clubhouse, 7931 Connecticut Ave. 10am-12pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/652-8480. 

September 23 : Dog Adoption Event

Support City Dogs Rescue & enjoy fall activities, refreshments & store discounts. SR/A Interior Design, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 11am-2pm. FREE. 301/560-3700. 

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.