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

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.

July 1 - July 12 : Musical Theatre Camp Session II

Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 McArthur Blvd. Mon. – Fri.:  9am-4pm. Grades 1 -6. $800. 301/251-5766.

July 1 - July 31 : Children’s Camp

Different sessions throughout month of July. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times and prices.  301/961-6060. 

July 8 : MCYO Summer String Week

Weeklong camp for young string players to enhance their musicianship. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave. 9am. Grade 3-8. $495. 301/581-5100.

July 11 : July 11 – Energy Express

The Department of Environmental Protection will teach children and parents about energy usage. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 11am. Children entering grade school. FREE. 240/777-0970.

July 15 - July 26 : Musical Theatre Camp Session III

Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 McArthur Blvd. Mon. – Fri.:  9am-4pm. Grades 1 -6. $850. 301/251-5766.

July 26 : Kids Night

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

Classes/Workshops

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.

July 1 - September 30 : Ongoing – Triangle Art Studio Classes

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

July 1 - September 2 : Ongoing – Language Classes

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

July 1 - September 2 : Ongoing – Language Classes

Learn simple conversations in Spanish and about Latin American culture. Go Spanish Now, 10203 Dickens Ave. Ages 18+. Every Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. First meeting is FREE. 301/530-1200.

July 2 - September 24 : Senior Share: Advanced Aerobics

Increase flexibility, balance, strength and CV endurance. Floor work performed. A mat, weights, and band is required. Wisconsin Place Community Center, 5311 Friendship Blvd. Every Tuesday. 10am. Ages 55+. Call for price. 301/896-3939. 

July 3 - July 25 : English Conversation Club

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

July 5 - September 27 : Senior Shape: Aerobics/Strength/Stretch

Low impact aerobic exercises to strengthen your CV system, strength & endurance. Band and/or light weights are required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. Every Friday. 11:15am. Age 55+. $75. 301/896-3939

July 8 : Adoption Information Meeting

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

July 11 : Creative Writing Workshop

These community workshops focus on writing as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection with others. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. Ages 14+. Call for pricing. 301/581-5100. 

July 19 - July 20 : Mind Body Therapies

This seminar will lead you on an exploration of the science behind the clinical applications of mindfulness practices. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. Ste. 100. Fri. 6:30 – 9:30pm; Sat. 12-5pm. All ages. $160. 301/986-1090. 

Concerts/Music

July 2 : 47SOUL

A powerful mix of traditional Palestinian street music combined with rock & more. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $31. 301/581-5100.

July 7 : Tribute to the Music of Phyllis Hyman

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. All ages. Call for price. 240/330-4500.  

July 10 : Karla Chisholm & Steve Hom

Vocalist Karla Chisholm & guitarist Steve Hom perform Great American Songbook standards and pop. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/656-2797.

July 26 : Open Mic Night

Come perform and watch other talented locals with GF pizza & snacks! The Red Bandana Bakery, 8218 Wisconsin Ave. 7-10pm. All ages. FREE. 240/284-6523. 

July 27 : July 27 – Sugar Bear Birthday Celebration

Featuring E.U. & Special guest. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. All ages. $30. 240/330-4500.

July 27 : Steppin’ at the Junction

Charm City Junction & Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 12+. $28-$48. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

July 13 : Open Mic

All writers are welcome to come and share 3-4 minutes of their latest work. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. FREE. 301/654-8664. 

July 16 : Classics in Context Book Group

Discussion of Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Age 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

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 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.

July 3 - July 27 : Art Exhibit

Maryland Federation of Art. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: July 14, 6-8pm. 301/215-6660.

July 9 : Pilobolus

Internationally renowned dance company Pilobolus. Music Center At Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. Ages 14+. $29-$69. 301/581-5100. 

July 14 : Art Opening

Studio B Friday Art Opening, featuring the work of Linda Button, Sara Liebman, Judy Gilbert Levey and Shanthi Chandrasekar. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

July 14 : Art Opening

Triangle Art Studios Friday Art Opening, featuring the work of Jill Newman, Maruja Quezada, Barbara Siegel and Clare Winslow. Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

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

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

July 4 : Fourth of July Bell – Ringing

Strike the replica Liberty Bell to celebrate Independence Day. Veterans Park, corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Aves. 1:30-2:15pm. FREE. 703/425-4568.

July 24 - July 27 : Bethesda Annual Outdoor Movies

A different blockbuster movie is shown each night. Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk & Auburn Ave. 9pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.