Events Calendar

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, please contact Valerie Hillman at vhillman@bethesda.org.

April May

Filter May's Events by:
Concerts/Music | Classes/Workshop | Children's Events/Classes
Discussions/Readings | Live Performance/Exhibit | Special Events

Children's Events/Classes

February 1 - March 31 - Italian Classes

Italian culture & language classes; all levels. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. Call for times & prices. Ages 2-18. 301/215-7885.

February 2 - February 11 - Puppet Performance

Tales of Beatrix Potter. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3-9. $12. 301/634-5380.

February 3 - Theatre Performance

Shakespeare for the Young: The Tiniest Tempest. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 4-9. $8 in advance/$10 at the door. 301/581-5100.

February 3 - Music Lesson Trial

Music making through song, movement, games & more. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm. Ages 3-5. FREE trial. 301/365-5888.

February 3 - February 28 - Puppet Performance

Snow Show – Feb. 3, 7 & 11; Dragon Babies – Feb. 17, 25 & 28. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

February 9 - March 31 - Theatre Performance

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

February 10 - March 18 - Theatre Performance

The Princess & The Pauper – A Bollywood Tale. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

February 16 - March 25 - Puppet Performance

Beauty and the Beast. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12. 301/634-5380.

February 24 - Theatre Performance

The Poe Show:Once Upon A Midnight Cheery. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 10:15am. Ages 4-9. $8 in advance/$10 at the door. 301/581-5100.

Classes/Workshops

February 1 - March 31 - Foreign Language Lessons

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. Call for times & prices. Ages 12+. 301/215-7885.

February 1 - March 31 - Tai Chi Classes

Enhance balance, flexibility & strength through Tai Chi. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Avenue. Ages 25+. Call for times & prices. 301/512-5071.

February 2 - February 3 - Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm & well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Feb.2, 6:30pm-9:30pm & Feb.3, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

February 2 - February 23 - Aerobics, Strength, Stretching

Low impact aerobic exercises; band and/or light weights required. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Fridays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

February 5 - Adoption Workshop

International & domestic policy informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 6:30-9pm. Ages 25+. FREE. RSVP required. 301/664-9664.

February 7 - February 28 - English Conversation Club

English conversation practice for non-native English speakers. B-CC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., 2nd Fl. Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE.

February 7 - February 28 - Senior Shape: Weight Training

Exercises to increase strength, endurance & improve range of motion; bring hand-held weights & mat. Bethesda Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. 2nd Fl. Wednesdays, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

February 21 - Women’s Health Symposium

Doctors discuss steps women can take to age well. Chevy Chase Club, 6100 Connecticut Ave. 6:30-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/896-3939. 

February 22 - Healthy Cooking Class

Suburban Hospital, 8600 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. Ages 18+. $45. 301/896-3939. 

February 22 - February 25 - February 22-25 – Yoga Teacher Training

Become a certified instructor; 200hr training. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Ages 12+. Call for times & prices. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

February 2 - Concert

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Dr. Cornel West. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $35-$65. 301/581-5100.

February 3 - Concert

The Pressenda Chamber Players quartet. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.

February 7 - Concert

Cabaret Supper Club featuring Laura Osnes. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $37-$57. 301/581-5100.

February 8 - Concert

Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra with Russell Malone. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

February 15 - February 16 - Concert

The Spinners. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $65-$75. 240/330-4500.

February 23 - Concert

International School of Music Faculty Concert. International School of Music, 10450 Auto Park Ave. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/365-5888.

February 23 - Concert

Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki & Dirk Miller. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $20-$28. 301/581-5100.

February 24 - Concert

Classical guitarist, Lukasz Kuropaczewski. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. Call for prices. 301/799-4028.

February 28 - March 1 - Concert

Billy Ocean. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $60-$75. 240/330-4500.

Discussions/Readings

February 2 - February 23 - Teen Open Mic

Share poetry, fiction & nonfiction works. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Fridays, 7-9pm. Ages 13+. FREE. 301/654–8664.

February 7 - Book Discussion

Discussion of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 13 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 20 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room B, 2nd Fl. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

February 21 - Book Discussion

Discussion of The Painter of Battles by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. Hosted by Artists in Fiction Book Club at The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7pm. FREE; RSVP required. 301/581-5100.

Live Performance/Exhibit

February 1 - AMP Comedy Night

Eric DaSilva & Anthony Zenhauser. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

February 1 - February 25 - Theatre Performance

Handbagged. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Tues. – Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat., 8pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm. Ages 13+. Call for prices. 240/644-1100. 

February 3 - March 31 - Laugh Riot at Positano

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 8-9:30pm. Ages 18+. $10 (cash). 301/946-1102. 

February 4 - March 3 - Art Exhibit

Invitational Exhibit featuring 24 guest artists. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: Feb. 9, 6-9pm; Art Talk: Feb. 18 2-4pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/951-9441.

February 7 - March 3 - Art Exhibit

US FOUR featuring the works of Katty Biglari, Nora Maccoby, Grazia Montalto & Yolaine Rilhac. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: February 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

February 11 - February 11 – Cinema Art Bethesda

Film screening of Like Crazy (Italy); discussion to follow. Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am; doors open 9:30am. $15; includes bagels & coffee. 240/395-0042.

February 22 - AMP Comedy Night

Doug Smith & Raj Belani. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

February 24 - Theatre Performance

iMusical: comedic improvisation meets musical theater. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 7:30pm. All ages. 301/493-8300. 

Special Events

February 11 - Lecture

Mark Hetfield, President & CEO of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) to speak. Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 3pm. Ages 14+. FREE; reservation encouraged. 301/469-8636. 

February 17 - Play In A Day

Professional theatre companies write, direct & perform original plays in just 24 hrs. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. 8pm. $15; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

February 18 - Italian Movies & Cultural Events

Social meeting & Italian movies. 4833 Rugby Ave., Ste. 201. 1-5:30pm. Donations accepted. 301/215-7885.