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

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 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 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.

May 1 - May 31 : 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.

May 6 - May 12 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Imaginary Friends. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. May 6, 9 & 12; 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

May 17 - June 24 : Puppet Performance

Sleeping Beauty. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12. 301/634-5380.

May 20 - May 26 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Panda-Monium. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. May 20, 23, 26; 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

Classes/Workshops

May 1 - May 31 : 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.

May 1 - May 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.

May 1 - May 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.

May 1 - May 31 : 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.

May 2 - May 23 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wednesdays (May 2, 9, 16, 23) – 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.

May 2 - May 30 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

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

May 2 - May 31 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice in informal, small groups. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578

May 4 - May 25 : 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.

May 4 - May 27 : Yoga

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

May 7 : May 7 – 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.

May 11 - May 12 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm & well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. May 11, 6:30-9:30pm & May 12, 12-5pm. Ages 12+. Fri. & Sat. $149 or Sat. only $100. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

May 2 : Concert

Jazzy Blu. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $20. 240/330-4500.

May 3 - May 4 : Concert

Iron & Coal; theatrical concert w/ cutting-edge visuals, rock band, chamber orchestra & 120+ voices. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Thursday & Friday, 8pm. $43-$77. 301/581-5100.

May 5 : Concert

Confonica presents Latino & Hispanic Music of the Americas. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4pm. All Ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/493-8300.

May 5 : Concert

DC singer-songwriter Be Steadwell. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $15-$22. 301/581-5100.

May 9 : Concert

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

May 10 : Concert

Beegie Adair Trio featuring Monica Ramey. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

May 12 : Concert

Michael Feinstein, headlining Strathmore’s Annual Spring Gala. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $65-130. 301/581-5100.

May 17 - May 31 : Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Ave. May 17, 24, 31; 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 19 : Concert

A Concert of Contrasts: Brahms & Americana. St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd. 7:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE; donations welcome. 301/654-3380.

May 23 : Concert

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

May 23 : Concert

Bluegrass group, Front Country. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $18-$25. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

May 8 : French Book Discussion

Discussion of L'Homme Aux Cercles Bleus by Fred Vargas. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Tues. May 8 at 2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

May 15 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Martha Quest by Doris Lessing. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

May 23 : French Book Discussion

Discussion of L'Homme Aux Cercles Bleus by Fred Vargas. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Wed. May 23 at 7:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

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. 

May 2 - May 26 : Art Exhibit

A Color Affair by Alexandra Arata. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 5 - May 26 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

May 6 - May 31 : Art Exhibit

Waverly Street Gallery 25th Anniversary Art Show. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: May 11, 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

May 11 : Art Opening

Studio B Friday Art Opening. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 11 : Rob Lowe - LIVE!

Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends - Live!. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $38-$88. 301/581-5100.

May 17 : AMP Comedy Night

Tom Simmons & Jamie Utley. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

May 20 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

May 31 : AMP Comedy Night

Dusty Slay & Hannah Hogan. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

Special Events

May 4 : 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.

May 6 - May 27 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

May 10 : Plant Sale

Bethesda Community Garden Club Annual Sale; perennials, shrubs, herbs & more. Bethesda Farm Women’s Market, 7155 Wisconsin Ave. 7am-1pm; rain or shine. FREE entry (cash or check only for sales); proceeds benefit community projects. 301/656-1893. 

May 12 - May 13 : Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

120+ fine art & craft vendors & live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk & Auburn Aves. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/215-6660. 

May 20 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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

May 28 : Memorial Day Observance

Memorial Day Observance; keynote speaker will be Major General (Retired) James A. Adkins. Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Avenues. 10:30am.