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

February 1 - March 31 : 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.

February 9 - March 31 : Theatre Performance

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

February 10 - March 18 : Theatre Performance

The Princess & The Pauper – A Bollywood Tale. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

February 16 - March 25 : Puppet Performance

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

March 3 - March 31 : Puppet Performance

Penguins’ Playground – March 3 & 7; Mother Goose Caboose – March 11 & 17; Bunny Business – March 21, 25 & 31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

March 10 : Family Jazz Sessions

Mornings of singing, playing & more with jazz musicians. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 11am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

March 24 : Family Jazz Sessions

Mornings of singing, playing & more with jazz musicians. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 11am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

March 29 - March 31 : 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 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 3 - March 28 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

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

February 1 - March 31 : Foreign Language Lessons

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

February 1 - March 31 : 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.

February 1 - March 31 : Tai Chi Classes

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

March 2 - March 30 : Fridays – Aerobics, Strength, Stretching

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

March 3 : 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.

March 7 - March 28 : 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.

March 7 - March 28 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

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

March 9 - March 10 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm & well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. March 9, 6:30pm-9:30pm & March 10, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

March 11 : Tai Chi Open House

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

March 21 : Healthy Cooking Class

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $45. 301/896-3939. 

March 22 - March 25 : Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. 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

February 28 - March 1 : Concert

Billy Ocean. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $60-$75. 240/330-4500.

March 3 : Concert

James Buswell, solo violin with Tobias Werner, cello. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.

March 11 : Concert

Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

March 15 : Concert

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

March 18 : Concert

Washington Conservatory of Music Faculty Concert. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 5pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.

March 20 : Concert

“Weird Al” Yankovic. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $49-$79. 301/581-5100.

March 25 : The Apollo Orchestra presents the Faure Requiem

The Apollo Orchestra will be joined by Washington National Opera's Domingo Cafritz Young Artists in a free performance. The program includes Richard Strauss' beautiful Four Last Songs and Gabriel Faure's Requiem, Op. 48The Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave. 4pm. All Ages. FREE. 614/561-5416.

March 25 : Concert

Choral choirs of the Suitland High School for the Performing Arts. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4:00pm. All Ages. 301/493-8300. 

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

March 2 - March 30 : Teen Open Mic

Share poetry, fiction & nonfiction works. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Fridays, 7-9pm. Ages 13+. FREE. 301/654–8664.

March 13 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 20 : Book Discussion

Discussion of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Hosted by Bethesda Library, location subject to change based on status of library renovations. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 21 : Book Discussion

Discussion of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. Hosted by Artists in Fiction Book Club at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. FREE; RSVP required. 301/581-5100.

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

February 3 - March 31 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

February 4 - March 3 : Art Exhibit

Invitational Exhibit featuring 24 guest artists. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: Feb. 9, 6-9pm; Art Talk: Feb. 18 2-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

February 7 - March 3 : Art Exhibit

US FOUR featuring the works of Katty Biglari, Nora Maccoby, Grazia Montalto & Yolaine Rilhac. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: February 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 1 - March 3 : Theatre Performance

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time performed by Walt Whitman High School's drama program. Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. March 1-3, 7pm. $10/students, $15/adults, $20/reserved seating. Tickets: http://whitmandrama.ticketleap.com

 

March 2 : Dance Performance

ETM: Double Down; evening of dance & music by Dorrance Dance. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $35-$80. 301/581-5100.

March 3 - March 31 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

March 3 : Bethesda Jewish Congregation Purimspiel Musical Comedy

Come and carouse with the Purimspiel Players – a musical spoof celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim. Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 6:30pm. All Ages. $50, includes dinner, drinks & entertainment.  RSVP by 2/26. http://www.bethesdajewish.org 301/469-8636.

 

March 7 - March 31 : Art Exhibit

Paintings by Teresa Jarzynski, Vatsala Menon, Robert O'Brien & Barbara Pliskin. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: March 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 7 - March 31 : Art Exhibit

“Highlighting the Life I Live,” photographs by Stephane Themeze. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: March 9, 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 443/593-9785.

March 8 : March 8 & 22 – AMP Comedy Night

Dean Napolitano & Corey Hunter. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

March 11 : Medieval-Style Comedy

The Edge of the Universe Players 2 presents, A Fool Named “O”; a Fool of long experience at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, assisted by a few simple objects & no words, engages the audience in old-world delights. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All Ages. $10. 202/355-6330.

March 11 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

March 22 : AMP Comedy Night

Kevin McCaffrey & Robert Dean. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

March 31 : Theatre Performance

Million Dollar Quartet. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $38-$88. 301/581-5100.

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

March 9 : Family Bingo Night in Cabin John

Bingo cards for all ages to play, local celeb callers, prizes & more. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 7–9pm. All Ages. FREE admission, $5/bingo card;  proceeds benefit Community Center programs. 240/777-4910. http://www.FriendsCBCC.org

March 10 - March 11 : B-CC High School Used Book Sale

Over 50,000 books; all genres. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. Sat., 10am-5pm & Sun., 10am-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/740-0400.

March 14 : Songwriting Awards Concert

Concert performed by Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards finalists; $10,000 Grand Prize winner announced. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm; doors open at 5:30pm. $12 & $18; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

March 18 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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

March 18 : All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp & Oyster Feast Fundraiser

Shrimp & oyster feast fundraiser hosted by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Alumni Association; all-you-can-eat oysters, clams on the half shell, spiced shrimp, fried oyster, sliced ham, potato salad, drinks & more. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, 5020 Battery Lane, Anastasi Room. 1-5 pm. $50/person. 301/442-4136. 

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.