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.

August 1 - August 18 : Performance

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

August 1 - August 30 : Italian Summer Camp

Italian Summer Camps for kids and teens. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., suite 200. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 4-18. $350/week. 301/215-7885.

August 1 - August 31 : Children’s Theatre, Music & Dance Camps

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

August 8 : Read to a Dog

Practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 5-10. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 12 : Read to a Dog

Practice reading aloud with certified therapy dogs. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 4pm. Ages 5-10. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 12 - August 23 : Adventure Theatre Summer Camp

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

August 12 - August 30 : YMCA Camps

Different sessions throughout the month of August. YMCA, 9401 Old Georgetown Rd. Call for camp offerings and price. 301/530-3725.

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 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

August 1 - August 13 : World Dance Classes

Mondays - Samba, Tuesdays - Zumba, Wednesdays - Bellydance, Thursdays - Bollywood/Bhangra. Serpentine Dance Studio, 4930 Saint Elmo Ave. 6:30-8:45pm. Ages 18+. Call for price. 301/654-2224.

August 1 - September 30 : Language Classes

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

August 1 - September 30 : Senior Shape Aerobics

Low impact aerobic exercises to improve your strength and endurance. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 11:15am-12pm. 55+. Every Friday. Call for prices. 301/896-3939.

August 5 - August 7 : Dance Classes

Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. Ignite Good Health Fitness Studio, 4907 Cordell Ave. 7-10pm. Ages 18+. Call for prices. 301/237-3354. 

August 6 - September 24 : W/C Swing Lessons and Dance Social

Social community development through dance. Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd. 7:30pm -9pm Lessons; 9-11:30pm W/C Swing Dance Social. Ages 15+. Call for prices. 703/282-4187.

August 9 : Tai Chi Open House

Join a happy community enjoying fun & myriad of physical-mental benefits. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 11am. Ages 10+.  FREE. RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

August 9 - September 20 : Mindfulness Meditation

Guided meditation on the basis of mindfulness, posture, breathing and energy work. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, 2nd floor. Fridays from 11-11:45am. Ages 18+. $55. 301/896-3939.

August 13 - September 17 : August 13 – September 17 - Pilates for Seniors

Strengthen the core, lengthen the spine, and build muscle in seniors. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, 2nd floor. Thursdays, 11:15am – 12pm. Ages 50+. $60. 301/896-3939.

Concerts/Music

August 1 - August 29 : Glen Echo Summer Concerts

Glen Echo Park Bumper Car Pavillion, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Thursdays, 7:30pm. All ages. FREE. 301/320-2770. 

August 2 : Jazz from the Great American Songbook

Saxophonist Marty Nau performs with Robert Redd, piano, and Steve Novosel, acoustic bass. Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7:30-8:30pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/320-2770.

August 4 : Cherish the Ladies

This female supergroup is a traditional Celtic ensemble. AMP, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 3pm & 7pm. Ages 14+. $25-$35. 301/581-5100.

August 7 - August 28 : Live from the Lawn

Free outdoor concert series. Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Wednesdays, 7pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/581-5100.

August 9 : Tribute to the Music of Aretha Franklin

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $40-$45. 240/330-4500.

August 10 : On the Bus

Villian & Saint, 7141 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $10-$15. 240/800-4700.

August 30 : Let it Flow

A blend of jazz, neo-soul, R&B, modern hip-hop, and old-school grooves. AMP, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

August 10 : Open Mic

Prose, Poetry and spoken word open mic. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. FREE. 301/654-8664.

August 13 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

August 20 : Classics in Context Book Group

Discussion of Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

August 2 - August 5 : Quotidian Theatre: The Mollusc

Hubert Henry Davies’ “The Mollusc”. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times and prices. 301/654-8664. 

August 3 - September 28 : Laugh Riot at Positano

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $15 (cash only). 301/946-1102.

August 31 - September 2 : August 31-September 2 – Glen Echo Art Show

49th Annual Labor Day Art Show. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 7pm. All ages. 12-6pm. FREE. 301/634-2222.

Special Events

August 1 - August 31 : Trivia Nights

Hosted by District Trivia. Tuesdays at Caddies & World of Beer; Wednesdays at Brickside; Thursdays at Tapp’d; Sundays at World of Beer. 7pm or 7:30pm start time. FREE. Call individual bars for more info.

August 2 : Memory Cafés

A way for people living with memory loss and their care partners to get connected through social events. Oasis at Macy’s Home Store, 7125 Democracy Blvd. 2-3:30pm. 18+. FREE. 301/469-4976.  

August 3 - August 31 : Westfield Central Farm Market

Westfield Montgomery, 10435 Westlake Dr. Saturdays, 9:30am-1:30pm. FREE. 301/775-6402.

August 4 - August 25 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

August 4 - August 25 : Movies & Cultural Events

Social Meeting at the Italian Cultural Society. ICS, 4833 Rugby Ave., Suite 201. Sundays 1-5 :30pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-7885.