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 Rotem Banai at RBanai@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

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 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. 

February 2 : Chinese New Year Celebration

A Lion Dance, Chinese folk dance, Chinese yoyo, calligraphy & paper cutting. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm; tkts handed out 30min before. Ages 4+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 2 - March 30 : Music Classes

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

February 3 - February 23 : Puppet Performances

Winter Wonderland – Feb. 3; Snow Show – Feb. 9 & 17; Baby Bear’s Birthday – Feb. 23. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

February 5 - February 26 : Crafty Tuesday After School Class

Fun mixed media crafting classes will include sculpting modeling clay, collage & crafting with a variety of materials. Triangle Art Studios, Unit C, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm. Ages 8-14. $195; materials included. Sign-up & Info.

February 9 - March 24 : Anatole: Mouse Magnifique

Based on the books Anatole and Anatole the Cat by Eve Titus. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 4+. $15+. 301/280-1660.

February 11 : 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.

February 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.

February 14 - March 24 : Rapunzel

The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 11am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm Ages 3-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380. 

February 16 - March 31 : Dickens’s Davy Copperfield

Experience the genius of Charles Dickens through the eyes of a young boy. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 6+. $15+. 301/280-1660.

February 16 : BSO Music Box

Musicians from the BSO perform songs to develop your child’s musicality, creativity, coordination & literacy. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 10am & 11:30am. Ages 6 months - 3 years. $12. 301/581-5100.

April 1 - May 31 : Italian Classes for Kids

Italian Classes for toddlers, children and teens; Music Together in Italian (0-5yrs). 4833 Rugby Ave., Suite 201. 4:30-6:00pm, Fri.; 9:45am - 5:00pm Sat.; Sun. 10-11am. Ages 2-18. $290. 301/215-7885.

April 8 : Read to a Dog

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

April 11 : Read to a Dog

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

April 13 : Family Jam Sessions

Sing, play, and prepare for a lifetime of music appreciation. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ages 3-8. 10:15am. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

April 17 : Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring a stuffed animal friend to the library for bedtime stories and sleepover. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Ages 3+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 27 : Family Jam Sessions

Sing, play, and prepare for a lifetime of music appreciation. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ages 3-8. 10:15am. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

December 1 - March 31 : 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.

February 1 - March 31 : Spanish Lessons

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

February 1 - February 2 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Explore deeply restorative states that are profoundly healing to both mind & body. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St, Suite 100. Feb.1, 6:30-9:30pm; Feb.2, 12-5pm. Ages 18+. $149. 301/986-1090.

February 1 - March 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.

February 1 - March 31 : Italian Classes

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

February 1 - February 22 : Felting Frenzy Fridays - Art Class

Learn to make colorful sculptures, animals & more out of fluffy wool.  Triangle Art Studios, Unit C, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 4-6pm. Ages 11+. $225; 6-week session, materials included. Sign-up & Info.

February 4 : Adoption Information Meeting

Agency staff describes the adoption programs & a family will speak about their adoption experience. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd. 1st Fl. 6:30pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

February 6 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 6 - March 27 : English Conversation Club

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. 

February 6 - March 28 : English Conversation Club

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

February 6 - March 27 : Chill & Create - Art Class

Play with art materials and process your day with artist Barbara Siegel; learn new techniques each week. Triangle Art Studios, 7711D Old Georgetown Road. Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. $40/drop-in; $125/four-session package. https://www.meetup.com/Bethesda-Journaling-Meetup/events/mldqqqyzdbjb/  

February 8 : Make It/Take It Art Happy Hour

Unique happy hour with a hands-on art project. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. Ages 21+. $20. 301/581-5100.

February 9 : Pad Sketchbook Class

Learn the basics of creating a digital “sketchbook” of ideas and images using Adobe Photoshop Sketch; concentration on process over product & printing tips provided. Required: iPad with Adobe Photoshop Sketch installed. Triangle Art Studios, Unit B, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 1-4pm. $75. Sign-up & Info.

February 10 : Author Talk with Bob Levey

The Washington Post columnist Bob Levey discusses his new novel, Larry Felder, Candidate; joined by special guest Connie Morella. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 3:30pm. Co-sponsored by Bethesda Metro Area Senior Village. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 12 : Bethesda Reads Book Club

Join for a discussion of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 13 - April 17 : Healthy Weight Series

Explore the building blocks of a healthy diet, latest topics in nutrition, exercise & lifestyle. The Champlain Building, 6410 Rockledge Dr, 150A. Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:15pm (no class March 20). Ages 18+. $85. 301/896-3939.

February 13 : Gelatin Printing Workshop

Gelli printing with acrylic paint, paper, stencils, natural objects, stamps & more; participants leave with a set of finished prints and/or vibrant papers useful for future collage or mixed media projects. Triangle Art Studios, Unit B, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 10am-12:30pm. $60. Sign-up & Info.

February 15 - March 22 : Mindfulness Meditation

Posture, breathing & energy work. Bethesda Reginal Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. 11-11:45am. Ages 18+. $50. 301/896-3939.

February 17 : Partner Massage, Mindfulness & Movement

Improve stress relief, comfort and connection. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St, Suite 100. 1-3pm. Ages 18+. $40/person. 301/986-1090.

February 19 : Healthy Cooking Series

Ragin' Cajun; Light and healthy recipes to enjoy the bold flavor of the Big Easy. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6pm-8pm. Ages 18+. $25/class; $45/series. 301/896-3939.

February 21 : Widowed Persons Social Club Program

OASIS at Mercy's Home Store, 7125 Democracy Blvd. 4-5:30pm. FREE. 301/469-4976.

February 22 : Tai Chi Open House

Lunar New Year Class; welcome the Year of the Boar; no experience necessary. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10:50-11:50am. Ages 12-92. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

February 23 : Yoga Basics

Become acquainted with vinyasa, the flow & the sun salutations. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St, Ste.100. 12-2pm. Ages 18+. $40. 301/986-1090.

February 23 : Safe Sitter

A comprehensive training course on the essentials of babysitting; designed for 11-13-year-olds. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. 9am-3pm. $105. 301/896-3939. 

February 26 - April 2 : Pilates for Seniors

Core, spine, muscle toning & more. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $60. 301/896-3939.

February 27 : Community CPR

Learn to respond effectively in emergencies; includes infant, child & adult CPR. Total Wine & More Office, 6600 Rockledge Dr. 5:30-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $75. 301/896-3939.

February 27 : Tri-Weekly Tai Chi Classes

Improve posture, balance, flexibility & strength. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. Call for times & prices.            All ages. 301/512-5071.

April 1 - June 17 : Italian Classes

Italian classes for Adults (age 14 +) All levels. 4833 Rugby Ave. suite 201. $290 for 20 hr. course. April 1 - June 17. Call for times. 301/215-7885. 

April 1 - May 31 : Triangle Art Studio Classes

Group art and craft classes by Jill Newman, Barbara Siegel and Clare Winslow. Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. Call for times & prices. 301/633-4714.

April 1 - May 31 : Language Classes

Language classes and private tutoring for adults and children. ISL International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. All ages. Call for schedule and cost. 301/312-8847.

April 3 - May 30 : English Conversation Club

Practice in informal, small groups. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Every Wed. and Thurs. 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578.

April 3 - May 22 : BCC English Conversation Club

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

April 5 - April 6 : Mind-Body for Cancer Patients & Caregivers

Support for cancer patients and providers. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Fri., 4/5: 6:30-9:30pm; Sat., 4/6: 12-5pm. $159. 301/986-1090.

April 8 : Adoption Information Meeting

Monthly informational meeting. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd. 6:30-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

April 12 - April 13 : Reiki I Certificate Training

This training gives an understanding of Reiki, its roots, and its benefits. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Fri., 4/12: 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 4/13: 12-5pm. $200. 301/986-1090.

April 27 : Inversion Workshop

How to prepare and safely approach inversions. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. 12-2pm. $40. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

February 1 : Victor Provost & Josanne Francis

Steelpan concert. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $17 - $35. 301/581-5100.

February 2 : Jazz Concert

Contemporary jazz pianist Marcus Johnson & his Urban Jam Band perform his latest album. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $25 - $40. 301/581-5100.

February 2 : Pressenda Chamber Players

French Masterworks for string quartet & piano quintet. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

February 2 : Chopin: Recollections of Home

Brian Ganz, piano & Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages; kids 7-17 free w/paid adult. 301/581-5100.

February 7 : Tessa Lark on Violin

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

February 8 : Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $29 - $69. 301/581-5100.

February 9 : Celtic Concert

Enter the Haggis blends bagpipes & fiddles with rock instrumentation. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 14+. $27 - $37. 301/581-5100.

February 9 : A Tribute to The Music of Maze & Frankie Beverly

The Gap Band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35+. 240/330-4500.

February 13 : Anjali Taneja

Singer-songwriter explores urban sounds, old-school R&B melodies & Indian ragas. Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100.

February 15 : Gregory Porter

R&B & jazz singer-songwriter. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $58 - $108. 301/581-5100.

February 16 : Gina Chavez

Bilingual folk-pop. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 14+. $25 - $30. 301/581-5100.

February 21 : Verona Quartet

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

February 22 : Friday at Seven

Concert by Washington Conservatory faculty. Washington Conservatory of Music, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 7-8pm. All ages. FREE; donations accepted. 301/320-2770.

February 22 : Feb. 22 - New Wave Jukebox Band

Hits from the 80s. Rock Creek Council, Knights of Columbus, Rock Creek Mansion, 5417 W. Cedar Lane. 8:30pm. Details: https://www.newwavejukeboxdc.com/shows

February 23 : Soul Crackers

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. All ages. $15 - $25. 301/581-5100. 

February 23 : Marlow Guitar Series

Berta Rojas (Paraguay). Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8-10:30pm. All ages. $22.50 - $55. 301/799-4028.

February 24 : Violist, Robin Fay Massie & Friends

Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane. 4-5:15pm. All Ages. FREE; child care provided. 301/493-8300.

February 27 : Anjali Taneja

Singer-songwriter explores urban sounds, old-school R&B melodies & Indian ragas. Mansion at Strathmore. 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100.

April 4 : Michael Miles

Musical documentary channeling some of the most singular American voices. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. $30. 301/581-5100.

April 4 : Antonio Sanchez & Migration

Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated score for Birdman. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $28-$42. 301/581-5100.

April 5 : A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Gaye & Donny Hathaway

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35-$40. 240/330-4500.

April 6 : Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Featured in an Oscar-winning documentary film. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $38-$78. 301/581-5100.

April 7 : Violin Virtuoso Zoltán Mága

Hungary’s preeminent violin virtuoso, Zoltán Mága and his fiery orchestra: the Budapest Gypsy Virtuosi, will deliver a lively, masterful performance. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 3pm. 301/581-5100. https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/zoltan-maga

April 9 : Kristen Chenoweth

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $78 - $158. 301/581-5100.

April 15 : Caetano, Moreno, Zeca & Tom Veloso

Grammy Award-winner that is a major musical, social & cultural force in Brazil. The Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $45-$85. 301/581-5100.

April 18 : The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert

The Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $35-$45. 301/581-5100.

April 24 : Alan Cumming

Provocative new concert show. The Music Center of Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $35-$85. 301/581-5100. 

April 27 : Hey Nineteen

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $30-$35. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

April 3 : David Sedaris

The master of satire & author of Me Talk Pretty One Day. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Ages 14+. $39-$79. 301/581-5100.

April 3 : It’s a Mystery Book Discussion

Book discussion of Desert Heat by J.A. Jance. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Adults. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 9 : Bethesda Reads Book Club

Book discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Adults. FREE. 240/777-0970.

April 25 : Poetry Reading & Awards Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony & reading by award winning poet Michael Glaser. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave. Suite E. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Live Performance/Exhibit

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.

February 2 - March 30 : Saturdays – Laugh Riot at Positano

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 7:15-10pm. Ages 18+. $15 (cash). 301/946-1102.

February 3 - March 2 : Art Exhibit

Waverly Street Invitational Exhibition: member artists’ friends’ work featured. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm. Opening Reception, Feb. 8, 6-9pm. All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

February 4 : Cafe Muse

Poetry reading featuring Collective Voices: poets Sistah Joy, Ladi Di & Brenardo. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

February 6 - March 2 : Art Exhibit

Breakout Color featuring five painters. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. E. Wed. – Sat., 12-6pm; Opening Reception, Feb. 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

February 8 : 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.

February 9 : The Writer's Center Open Mic

An open mic for writers and spoken word performers. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm-4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

February 10 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of The Divine Orde (Switzerland), discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

February 17 : Artful Sunday

Guest artists will discuss their work. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. 2-4 pm. All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

February 21 : Farruquito

Hailed as the greatest flamenco dancer of the century by The New York Times. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $38 - $68. 301/581-5100.

February 23 : The Debut

The Birth of a Superstar: hear the program that catapulted Leonard Bernstein into the spotlight. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages; kids 7-17 free with paid adult. 301/581-5100.

April 1 - June 26 : Abstract Artists’ Collective Exhibit

Inspired by the Abstract Artists’ Collective. Serendipity Labs, 4500 East West Highway, Suite 125 (entrance on Pearl Street). Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5:00pm. Free reception with the artists: Thurs., 5/2, from 6-8pm. 301/703-9039.

April 3 - April 27 : Art Exhibit

Morton Fine Arts presents Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann & Astrid Kohler. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Fri., 4/12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 7 - May 4 : Art Exhibit

Indeterminate Identities by Kristina Penhoet. Wavery Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Fri., 4/12, 6-9pm; Artist Talk: Sat., 4/27, 3pm; Meet the Artist: Saturdays. All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

April 7 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Greek film, Amerika Square. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

April 12 : Art Studio Receptions

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.

April 14 : Lewis Black

Comedian. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $35-$89. 301/581-5100. 

April 28 : Cinema Art Bethesda

Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Israeli film, Scaffolding. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

Special Events

February 13 : Family Movie Night

The Princess and the Frog (G). Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. Ages 6+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 20 : Bloodmobile

Donate blood. Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 10am - 4pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 1/800-483-5433.

February 23 : Play In A Day 2019

Professional theatre companies write, direct & perform original plays in just 24hrs. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 8pm. $15; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

February 28 : TasteMaker Dinner

Ruth's Chris hosts a Rombauer VineyardsTasteMaker Dinner, featuring a 5-course dinner paired with select Rombauer wines. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 7315 Wisconsin Ave. 6:30pm. $110/person. 301/652-7877. 

April 5 - April 6 : Bethesda Film Fest

Screenings of short documentaries by regional filmmakers. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Fri., April 5 at 7pm; Sat., April 6 at 6pm and 8pm. $10. 301/215-6660.

April 5 - April 7 : 44th Annual Community Art Show & Sale

130+ local artists, more than 450 works of art; three paintings to be raffled. Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave. Fri., 2 – 5 pm; Sat., 11 am – 5 pm; Sun., 1 – 5 pm. FREE. 

April 6 : Yard Party

Advice from a master gardener, product demos, paint-a-pot station for kids & more! Strosniders Hardware, 6930 Arlington Rd. 11am-2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-5688.

April 7 - May 26 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

April 9 - June 25 : Board Games Night

Board game night. Second Tuesday of the month April-June. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-9pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970. 

April 13 : Bethesda Women’s Club Spring Boutique

Shop for the latest fashion trends, home decor items and specialty foods. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 10-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/530-1784.

April 26 : Essay & Short Story Ceremony

Local Writer’s Showcase: Awards Ceremony & reading for Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest winners. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

April 27 : Marc Korman, District 16 Delegate

Delegate Korman will discuss recent Maryland General Assembly session. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 3:30-5pm. Adults. FREE. 240/630-2628.

April 27 : Cinco de MayoThon

Culture Festival. Norfolk & St. Elmo Ave. 12-5pm. FREE.