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, complete this online form. Questions? Please contact Laura Kellermann at lkellermann@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

October 4 - November 16 : Puppet Performance

Hansel and Gretel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 4+. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

November 1 - November 29 : Ukulele Club- Thursdays

Learn chords, strums, melodies & play songs together in this fun 8-session class. Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 5-6pm  Ages 6-12. $164. 301/320-2770.

November 1 - November 30 : Youth Spanish Classes

Go Spanish Now! 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times & prices. Ages 3-15. 301/530-1200.

November 3 - December 31 : Theatre Performance

Cinderella. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $12. 301/280-1660.

November 8 : Read to a Dog

School-age children are invited to practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

November 15 : Board Games

Drop in and play board games at the library. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

November 16 - January 6 : Theatre Performance

Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times and prices. 301/634-2268.

November 19 : Read to a Dog

School-age children are invited to practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

November 23 - December 30 : Puppet Performance

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

Classes/Workshops

November 1 - November 30 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 14+. 301/215-7885.

November 1 - November 30 : English Classes

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

November 1 - November 29 : English Conversation Club- Wednesdays & Thursdays

English conversation practice in informal, small groups. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578.

November 1 - November 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.

November 1 - November 30 : Spanish Classes

All ages & levels via Go Spanish Now! 10203 Dickens Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/530-1200.

November 1 - November 30 : Mindfulness Classes

Meditation, Yoga Flow, Nia Dance & more; all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Call for times. $20 per class. 301/986-1090.

November 2 - November 30 : Aerobics, Strength, Stretching- Fridays

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.

November 5 : Adoption Information Meeting

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

November 7 - November 28 : English Conversation Club- Wednesdays

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

November 7 - November 29 : English Conversation Club- Wednesdays & Thursdays

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

November 7 - November 28 : Senior Shape: Weight Training- Wednesdays

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

November 8 : Foster Care Information Session

For Montgomery County residents interested in becoming foster parents. 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 240/777-1664.

Concerts/Music

November 1 : Concert

Mexico Beyond Mariachi; commemorate Día de Muertos with this unique, immersive experience. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 6:30pm. All ages. $10. 301/581-5100. 

November 3 : Concert

Pianist Sofya Gulyak. Westmoreland Congregational UCC, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE, donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

November 4 : Concert

A cappella group Take 6. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 1pm & 7pm. $59-$79. 240/330-4500.

November 5 : Concert

Postmodern Jukebox; a vintage twist on pop hits. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $35. 301/581-5100.

November 8 : Concert

R&B singer Lalah Hathaway. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm & 9:45pm. $69. 240/330-4500.

November 8 : Concert

Aida Cuevas: Tribute to Juan Gabriel. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 7:30pm. All ages. $38-$78. 301/581-5100.

November 15 : Concert

Heath Quartet. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $30. 301/581-5100. 

November 16 : Concert

Saxophonist Walter Beasley. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $49-$69. 240/330-4500.

November 21 : Concert

Rare Essence, Washington’s premier Go-Go band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $30. 240/330-4500.

November 23 : Concert

Kindred The Family Soul. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59-$65. 240/330-4500.

November 25 : Concert

Home Free: A Country Christmas. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $34-$78. 301/581-5100.

Live Performance/Exhibit

October 7 - November 3 : Art Exhibit

Drowning; ceramic forms by Kanika Sircar. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri. Oct. 12, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

October 10 - November 3 : Art Exhibit

New Abstractions; group show by Nihal Kececi of Gallery NK. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Oct. 12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

October 10 - November 4 : Theatre Performance

How I Learned to Drive. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. All ages. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100. 

November 3 - November 24 : Laugh Riot at Positano- Saturdays

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

November 7 - November 30 : Art Exhibit

The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Show. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri. Nov. 9, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

November 7 - December 1 : Art Exhibit

100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus! Retrospective of a Bauhaus American Artist - Werner Drewes. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Nov. 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

November 9 : Art Opening

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

November 18 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of 1945 (Hungary); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open at 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

November 28 - December 23 : Theatre Performance

Gem of the Ocean. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. All ages. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100.

Special Events

November 2 : The Writer's Center Grand Reopening

Celebrate their newly renovated building with refreshments, music & more. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 5:30-7:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654.8664.

November 2 - November 4 : Ethnic Food Festival & Bazaar

Russian & Eastern European food, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, raffles & more. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Rd. Fri., 12-8pm: Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 12-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/229-6300.

November 3 : Dog Adoption Event

Adoptable dogs, silent auction, refreshments & neighborhood fun with City Dogs Rescue. SR/A La Collection, 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 12-2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/560-3700.

November 4 - November 25 : Bethesda Central Farm Market- Sundays

Over 60 farmers & artisan food producers. Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd. 9am-1:30pm. FREE. 301/775-6402

November 10 : Edgemoor Art and Fine Craft Show

Elegant holiday boutique featuring handmade work of 14 local artists. The Edgemoor Club, 7415 Exeter Rd. 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/656-3383.

November 10 : Author Event

The Washington Writers' Publishing House presents its two new authors for a reading & reception. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

November 12 : Centennial Veterans Day Observance in Veterans Park

Bethesda's Annual Veterans Day Observance will honor all who have served. Veterans Park, Corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Avenues. 10:30am. FREE. 301/657-0186. 

November 18 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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

November 27 : Blood Drive

Help save lives by giving blood. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 10am-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-2244.

November 30 : Holiday Open House

Toast to the season as we unveil hundreds of new antiques and gifts; last chance to view our fall local artist collection. SR/A La Collection 7020 Wisconsin Ave. 5:30-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/560-3700.