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

November 16 - January 6 : Theatre Performance

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

December 1 - January 6 : Cinderella

Wacky retelling of the fairy tale for the holiday season. Imagination Stage, Lerner Family Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $15- $35. 301/280-1660.

December 1 - January 16 : Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas

Based on the book by Jane O'Connor & Robin Preiss Glasser. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All ages. $25.  301/634-2270.

December 1 - January 31 : Youth Spanish Classes

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

January 10 : Read to a Dog

School age children read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-11. FREE. 240/777-0970.

January 11 - February 17 : Wake Up, Brother Bear

Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back for an interactive performance. Imagination Stage, Reeve Studio Theatre, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 1-5. $12/advance, $14/at the door. 301/280-1660.

January 14 : Read to a Dog

School age children read aloud to certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4-5pm. Ages 5-11. FREE. 240/777-0970.

January 18 - February 10 : The Velveteen Rabbit

A gentle tale of friendship & magic told with hand puppets, storytelling & song. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Fri., 11am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm Ages 3-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380. 

Classes/Workshops

December 1 - January 31 : Foreign Language Classes

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

December 1 - January 31 : Tai Chi Classes

Improve posture, balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

December 1 - January 31 : 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.

December 1 - January 31 : Italian Classes

Italian language, culture, art & cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste 201. FREE, RSVP required. Ages 14+. 301/215-7885.

December 1 - January 31 : Spanish Classes

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

December 1 - January 31 : English Classes

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

December 5 - January 30 : 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.

January 2 - January 30 : BCC English Conversation Club - Wednesdays

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. BCC Regional Sercices Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl., Room C. 11am - 12:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE.

January 2 - January 31 : 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.

January 4 - January 25 : Community Yoga Class- Fridays

Mix-level yoga class. Unity Woods Yoga Center, 4853 Cordell Ave., Ste. PH7, 16th Fl. 6-7pm. Ages 14+. $10 cash. 301/656-8992.

January 4 - January 25 : Aerobics, Strength, Stretching - Fridays

Low impact aerobic exercises; band and/or light weights required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Fridays, Jan. 4 - March 2911:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

January 6 : New Year's Resolution Tai Chi

Begin 2019 with a healthier you; no experience necessary, RSVP required. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 9:50-10:50am. Ages 12+. FREE. 301/512-5071.

January 7 : Adoption Information Metting

Agency staff describes the adoption programs & answers questions; a family will talk about their adoption process. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30pm - 9pm. Ages 25+. FREE; registration required. 301/664-9664. 

January 9 : Shingles: More Than a Rash

Dr. Lachtchinina discusses the signs, symptoms, treatments & prevention of shingles. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. 1-2pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

January 13 : Six Week Health Challenge

Unlimited fitness classes combined with techniques to improve health & lose weight. Laehfles Fine Health, 4907 Cordell Ave., 2nd Fl. 12:15pm - 1:15pm. Kick off: Sun., Janu. 13, 12:15pm. Ages 18+. $149/6 weeks. 301-841-8008. 

Concerts/Music

January 5 : Alexander Paley

Paley performs Chopin Preludes & Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet on piano. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. All ages. Free; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

January 5 : Leon Fleisher's Birthday Celebration

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates with an extraordinary concert. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $35+. 1/877/276-1444.

January 16 : Dante' Pope

Pope’s signature sound is infused with elements of gospel, jazz, & R&B. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100. 

January 18 : Friday at Seven

One-hour casual concert presented by Washington Conservatory faculty. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 7pm. All ages. Admission by Donation. 301/320-2770.

January 20 : Vivian Green

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm; doors open at 6pm. $59.50 - $79.50. 240/330-4500.

January 24 : Yael Weiss

Featuring 32 Beethoven sonatas combined with 32 newly commissioned pieces. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $30. 301/581-5100.

January 26 : Cedar Lane Benefit Concert

Cedar Lane’s Choir and Orchestra perform John Rutter’s “Requiem;” benefit for immigrants whose immigration status is at risk. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. All ages. FREE. 301/493-8300.

January 30 : Dante' Pope

Pope’s signature sound is infused with elements of gospel, jazz, & R&B. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100. 

January 31 : Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $15-$20. 301/581.5100.

Discussions/Readings

January 28 : Author Discussion

Brigid Kemmerer & Jennifer Armentrout will discuss their new books for teens. Connie Morella Library , 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 13+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

December 1 - January 26 : Laugh Riot at Positano - Saturdays

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

December 2 - January 5 : Holiday Art Show

An inspiring selection of original work. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed. -Sun., 12-6pm; Opening Reception Dec. 7, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/981-9441. 

January 6 - February 2 : Art Exhibit

Paintings by Tom Semmes. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm; Opening Reception, Jan. 11, 6-9pm. All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

January 9 - February 2 : Art Exhibit

"Destroy the Picture;" a group exhibit featuring paintings by several Virginia-based artists who have studied at The Art League School. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm; Opening Reception, Jan. 11, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 11 : Art Studio Receptions

Visit artist studios after hours to meet the artists & view work. Triangle Artist Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. & Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., lower level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

January 13 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of The Guilty (Denmark). discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15; includes coffee & bagels. 240/395-0042.

January 20 : Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! celebrates 25 years of stepping. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 5pm. All ages. $35 - $75. 301/581-5100.

Special Events

January 6 - January 27 : Community Sit ‘n’ Knit - Sundays

Bring your yarn, needles & hooks. Second Story Knits, 4706 Bethesda Ave. 4-6pm. FREE. 301/652-8688.

January 14 : School Open House

Learn about The Woods Academy. The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Rd. 9am-10:30am. FREE. 301/222-0776.

January 19 : Used Book Donation

Donate books to the B-CC High School upcoming used book sale; bag or box books for donation. B-CC High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. 10am-2pm. http://www.bccptsa.net/book-donation-information

January 26 : Admissions Open House

Take a tour of the campus & learn about WES's curriculum, mission, & philosophy. Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway. 9:30-11am; RSVP. All ages. Free. 301/652-7878.