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

March 28 - May 4 : Jack & the Beanstalk

The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri., 11am; Sat. & Sun., 11:30am & 1pm Ages 5-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

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.

May 4 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Mother Goose Caboose. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380. 

May 9 - June 23 : Puppet Performance

Cinderella. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thurs. & Fri. at 10am & 11:30am. Ages 5+. Call for pricing. 301/634-5380.

May 12 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: Mother Goose Caboose. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380. 

Classes/Workshops

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. 

May 1 - May 31 : Italian Classes

Italian classes for Adults (age 14 +) All levels. 4833 Rugby Ave., Suite 201. Mon.-Fri. 10am-4:30pm. Age 14-99. $290 for 20 hr course. 301/215-7885.

May 3 : Bike to Barre

Join Zengo Cycle & Barre3 for a 60 min empowering and restorative workout followed by Happy Hour. 4866 Cordell Ave. 5:30pm. Ages 14+. $30. 240/858-6101.

May 5 : Summer Qigong Workshop

Summer’s Qi movement, the embodied environment of your spirit, and love. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. 12:30-4pm. All ages. $75. 301/986-1090.

May 6 : Adoption Information Meeting

Domestic and International Programs. The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd, 1st floor. 6:30-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. 301/664-9664.

May 15 : Mid- Spring Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. RSVP required. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 7:40-8:40pm. Ages 12+. FREE. 301/512-5071.

May 31 - June 1 : Reiki II Certificate Training

Expand your personal relationship with Reiki practice. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Fri. 5/31: 6:30-9:30pm; Sat. 6/1: 12-5pm. All ages. $300. 301/986-1090. 

Concerts/Music

May 2 : Capital Jazz

The Mansion transforms into an intimate jazz club. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $30. 301/581-5100.

May 5 : Tidewater Blues & Jazz Concert

Phil Wiggins and his trio. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane. 4pm. All ages. FREE. 301/943-8300.

May 8 : Sean Heely Celtic Fiddle

Inspired by his Scottish ancestry. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100. 

May 10 : Stokley of Mint Condition

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm & 10pm. $65-$85. 240/330-4500.

May 16 - May 30 : Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park, Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. Thursdays, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 17 : Strathmore Children’s Chorus

The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 7:30pm. All ages. $15-$25. 301/581-5100. 

May 18 : NIH Community Chorus Concert

Featuring Sacred Pieces of Giuseppe Verdi. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd. 7pm. All ages. FREE admissions; Donations accepted for NIH charities. 301/654-3380. 

May 19 : Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras

MCYO’s orchestras and ensembles come together in their season finale. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 2pm & 7pm. All ages. $15-$25. 

May 22 : Sean Heely Celtic Fiddle

Inspired by his Scottish ancestry. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. All ages. $17. 301/581-5100. 

May 24 : Dave Hollister

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59.50-$79.50. 240/330-4500.

May 29 : Youssou NDOUR

Senegalese Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and activist. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. 8pm. Ages 14+. $38-$87. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

May 1 : It’s a Mystery Book Discussion

Join us for a book discussion of The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Adults. FREE. 240/777-0970.

May 14 : Bethesda Reads Book Club

Join us for a book discussion of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Adults. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

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 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.

May 1 - May 25 : Art Exhibit

Artist Catherine Levinson’s Color in May. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: May 10, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 8 - June 8 : Art Exhibit

Dialogue by Cristian Ianculescu. Wavery Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.-Sun.,12-6pm. Opening Reception: May 10, 6-9pm. All ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

May 10 : 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.

May 19 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

Special Events

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. 

May 3 - May 5 : Landon Azalea Festival

Carnival rides, boutiques, a gym full of upscale resale items, plant sales, food, live music & more. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane. 10am-5pm. FREE admission & parking. www.landon.net/community/azalea2019

May 4 - May 25 : Laugh Riot at Positano

Standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 7:15-10pm. Ages 17+. $15 (cash only). 301/946-1102.

May 4 : BBQ Fest

BBQ demonstrations and discounts on select grills. Strosniders Hardware, 6930 Arlington Rd. 11am – 2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-5688.

May 5 : Ladies' Night

20% off almost anything, vendor demos, refreshments & free goodie bags. Strosniders, 6930 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm-8:30pm. FREE. 301/654-5688. 

May 9 : Bethesda Community Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Large selection of member-grown perennials, native plants, herbs, annuals, and shrubs. Cash or check only. Bethesda Farm Women’s Market, 7155 Wisconsin Ave. 7am-1pm. Free. 301/657-8913. 

May 11 : Plan Ahead for the Grateful Shred

Bring your unwanted documents. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 9am-12pm. $3 for half a cubic foot, $2 for a quarter. 240/777-4910.

May 11 - May 12 : May 11 & 12 – Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

120+ fine art & craft vendors & live entertainment. Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk & Auburn Aves. Sat. 5/11, 10am-6pm; Sun. 5/12, 10am-5pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

May 19 : Movies & Culture Events at the ICS

Social Meeting at the Italian Cultural Society. 4833 Rugby Ave, Suite 201. 3rd Sunday of every month. 1-5:30pm. All ages. FREE (donations accepted). 301/215-7885. 

May 23 : Yappy Hour Doggie Social at Lawton

Social gathering for dogs and owners. Lawton Community Recreation Center - Outdoor Patio, 4301 Willow Lane. 5-7pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6855.