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.

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.

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.

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.

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.