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

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.

June 1 : Storytime with a NASA Ambassador

A space-themed story time and craft led by a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Ages 0-5. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 17 - August 30 : Italian Summer Camp

Italian Summer Camps for kids. The Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Suite 201. Mon.-Fri. 9-3:30pm. Ages 4-18. $350/week. 301/215-7885.

June 21 - August 18 : Performance

The Cat in the Hat. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All ages. $20. 301/634-2270.

June 28 : Kids Night

A gluten-free pizza-making party with games, crafts, & little-big-screen movie. The Red Bandana Bakery, 8218 Wisconsin Ave. 6-10pm. Ages 5-12. $60. 240/284-6523.

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. 

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. 

June 1 - June 30 : Ongoing Italian Classes

Italian classes for Adults (all levels). 4833 Rugby Ave., Suite 201. Call for times & prices. Age 14+. 301/215-7885.

June 1 - August 13 : World Dance Classes

Mondays - Samba, Tuesdays - Zumba, Wednesdays – Belly dance, Thursdays - Bollywood/Bhangra. Serpentine Dance Studio, 4930 St. Elmo Ave. 6:30-8:45pm. Age 18+. Call for prices. 301/654-2224.

June 30 : Tai Chi Open House

Early-Summer Tai Chi Open House. Coles Martial Arts Academy. 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10am. Age 10+. FREE. 301/512-5071.

Concerts/Music

June 29 : El Gran Festival de Musica Cubana

Former members of Buena Vista Social Club along with an all-star lineup of Cuba’s most celebrated artists. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Age 14+. $78-$128. 301/581-5100.

June 30 : Tribute to the Music of Motown

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm. All ages. Call for price. 240/330-4500.  

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.

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.

June 5 - June 29 : Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibit

Finalists of the Bethesda Painting Awards. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 14, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 9 - July 6 : Art Exhibit

Change/Transformation, Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater WashingtonWaverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway. Wed. – Sun. 12-6pm. Opening Reception: June 14, 6-9pm. 301/951-9441.

June 25 : What’s It Worth? Antiques Appraisals

Bring your heirlooms and artifacts for free appraisals by expert John Caplan. Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Ln. 2-4pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6855.

June 26 : Iyanla Vanzant

Author, speaker, and television personality brings her Acts of Faith Remix Tour to Strathmore. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Ages 14+. $38-$90. 301/581-5100.

June 27 - July 7 : L’homme Cirque

One-man circus balances feats like high wire flips and a human cannon launch with humor and poetry. Strathmore Campus, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. All ages. Call for times & prices.  301/581-5100. 

June 29 - July 27 : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

Special Events

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. 

June 27 : Yappy Hour

Pop – up dog park featuring live music, food, wine & beer. Elm Street Park, 4600 Elm Street. 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 30 - July 28 : Sundays – Bethesda Central Farm Market

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