- : Imagination Stage Presents: A Year with Frog and Toad
A musical celebration of friendship and holiday fun!
Inspired by the acclaimed children’s books, this Broadway musical favorite follows two best friends with opposite personalities as they wake up from hibernation and enjoy hilarious adventures through the seasons. Join cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad as they eat too many cookies, fly a faulty kite, and celebrate the holidays together, learning valuable life lessons along the way. Don’t miss out on this light-hearted, musical celebration of friendship, sprinkled with nostalgia and holiday fun. For more information and to buy tickets please visit https://imaginationstage.org/on-our-stages/a-year-with-frog-and-toad/.
- : Adventure Theatre Presents: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
In a two-person version of the classic tale, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover a secret portal to a magical world called Narnia. With an evil White Witch ruling the kingdom, can Lucy, her new friend Mr. Tumnus, and her family band together to save this land from the eternal winter? This show is recommended for ages 4+. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit https://adventuretheatre-mtc.org/shows/professional-shows/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe/.
- : Imagination Stage Presents: Pippin, a Student Performance
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young dreamer's search for the secret to true happiness. Guided by a mysterious troupe of magical players, Pippin seeks fulfillment in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh, and the intrigues of political power. Come join us...we've got magic to do.
Please be advised, Pippin includes mature themes and adult language, and is best for ages 11+.
For more information and to buy tickets please visit https://imaginationstage.org/on-our-stages/pippin/.
: Martial Arts Classes for Children 3+
Children participate in a series of drills and skills that work on their strength, flexibility and endurance. Little Tigers Class is from 9:30am to 10:00am, Children's Class is 11:25am to 12:05pm. This Free event is hosted by Master Lee's Martial Arts, located at 4833 Bethesda Avenue, Lower Level.
- : Santa's Workshop
Celebrate Christmas at the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase! Visit with Santa, Decorate a Cookie, visit the crafts table, Santa's Art Studio, view the Train Display, shop at the Gift Shop, and more. The event takes place from 10 AM to 1 PM Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10 and is open to all those who believe in Santa. Tickets are $20. For more information visit www.WCCCmaryland.org.
- : Imagination Stage Presents: Jungle Discovery
Jungle Discovery is an engaging and immersive interactive experience for children ages 3-6 and their adults. Participants enter a fantastical jungle world where they may dress up as exotic creatures and explore the beautiful flora and fauna. Led by Jungle Guides, participants may choose to play in the jungle leaves, add flowers, play with sound using a rain stick, draw on the Mirror Mural, and make a warm nest to hide in. There will be plenty of fun surprises in this multi-sensory environment. For more information and to buy tickets please visit https://imaginationstage.org/on-our-stages/jungle-discovery/.
: Better Breather's Club
Join Saj Rambob, Manager of Respiratory Care, to learn more about COPD exacerbations and respiratory health! For more information visit https://bbc.events.suburbanhospital.org/.
: Humor in Poetry
Does a good poem have to take itself seriously? In this workshop, we will examine what makes us laugh, the difference between “light verse” and humorous poetry, and the role that wit, the comic, and the absurd play in American poetry. Cost is $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Learn More.
: Fables for the Present Day
Learn how to incorporate techniques from past myth and fable storytelling traditions to create contemporary work that feels both timeless and fresh! In this generative workshop, students will read and discuss contemporary work inspired by past myth and fable storytelling traditions, will analyze how these techniques can be used to develop their stories, and will begin drafting new work of their own. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members. Learn More.
: Foster Parent Information Meeting
We Need You! Please join to learn about becoming a foster parent in Montgomery County. This virtual meeting takes place from 6:30 to 8 PM. To learn more and register please visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fosterparent.
: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
For more than 35 years, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been a beloved holiday tradition across America. Grammy Award-winning artist Chip Davis has designed a show that features Mannheim Steamroller’s timeless Christmas classics as well as a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series that introduced the distinctive Mannheim style to all of America. Prepare to be enchanted as the magic of the season comes alive with dazzling multimedia effects and Mannheim Steamroller’s signature sound.
Tickets are available at Strathmore.org.
: Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2023
Dave Koz and Friends announce the 26th anniversary edition of the longest-running jazz-based Christmas tour. Beginning the next era of this rich musical tradition, Koz and Friends will perform fresh renditions of timeless Christmas classics—as well as a Chanukah medley—and hits from their respective catalogues. Tickets are available at Strathmore.org.
: Seán Heely's Celtic Christmas
US National Scottish Fiddle Champion Seán Heely brings Celtic Christmas to Strathmore! The DC-based award-winning Celtic fiddler, Scots Gaelic Singer, and harpist takes audiences on a magical winter tour through the Scottish Highlands and across the rugged Irish coast. Tickets are available at Strathmore.org.
- : Bethesda Chevy Chase High School Winter Concerts
Join the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School musical department on Tuesday December 12th and Thursday December 14th from 7 PM to 9:15 PM for performances by our talented musical ensembles. This free event is open to all ages, and will be held at B-CC High School at 4301 East West Highway.
- : BCC English Conversation Club
An opportunity to practice conversational English in small groups. Share your experiences and culture with other non-native English speakers in a friendly environment. Held Wednesdays 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. In December the club will meet on the 6th, 13th, and 20th. There will be no meeting on the 27th. No registration required. Attend as often as you like. Free; no charge! The BCC English Conversation Club meets at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center located at 4805 Edgemoor Lane. Meetings are held in Meeting room C, on the 2nd floor of the services center. For more information, please view the flyer here. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
: TJ Butler Book Launch Celebration at The Writer's Center
The Writer’s Center welcomes author TJ Butler for a reading and discussion of her debut story collection, Dating Silky Maxwell. TJ is in conversation with author and filmmaker Tara Stillions Whitehead. Book signing to follow. This free event will take place from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street.
: Book Talk on "The Lioness of Boston"
Join us from 12 PM to 2 PM at the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase for a luncheon/book discussion featuring author Emily Franklin. Copies of "Lioness of Boston" will be available for sale. Tickets are $25. The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase is located at 7931 Connecticut Avenue. For more information please visit http://www.wcccmaryland.org.
- : Round House Theatre Presents: The Seafarer
It’s a stormy Christmas Eve on the Irish coast, and down-on-his-luck Sharky has returned home to look after his cantankerous brother Richard, who has recently gone blind. When Richard’s old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky show up to play a game of poker with an enigmatic stranger, Sharky is forced to confront his past and fight for his future. Buy Tickets Here.
: Bethesda Art Walk
Tour several downtown Bethesda galleries and studios during the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday December 8th. From 6 PM to 8 PM you'll be able to view the art, meet the artists, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. This is a free event, and no registration is required. Learn more.
: FOUR STORIES Opening Reception at Gallery B
Gallery B presents the contemporary work of local artists Karen Van Allen, Mimi Guernica, Tamora Ilasat and Kate McConnell representing their woven voices. Working both independently and together over many years in workshops and art associations, these artists use various media to reflect on their personal journeys to create work that tells a story through each of their respective narratives. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday December 9th from 2 PM - 6 PM. Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E.
- : Holiday Art Show & Sale at Glen Echo Park
With so many unique gifts, the Holiday Art Show & Sale is a great place to shop for everyone on your holiday list! The show features the Park's resident artists and instructors, as well as other invited guests with works in:
Glass | Ceramics | Photography | Painting | Jewelry | Holiday Ornaments | and more!
The Park's major resident visual arts organizations are represented, including the Art Glass Center, Glen Echo Glassworks, Glen Echo Pottery, SilverWorks, Photoworks, the Sculpture Studio, the Stone Tower Studio, and the Yellow Barn Studio. For more information please visit https://glenechopark.org/holidayartshow.
: Cinema Art Bethesda
Join Cinema Art Bethesda at Landmark Cinema Bethesda Row from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for their monthly film and discussion. This month we will be screening The Eight Mountains, a Cannes award-winning film, which tackles the complex relationship of two boys/men. Tickets are $15 and include coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. For more information please visit https://cinemaartbethesda.org/this-years-films/the-eight-mountains/.
: Clara Barton Holiday Craft Show
The 2023 Clara Barton Holiday Craft Show is set for Sunday, December 3, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. View and shop for works created by local artisans; some of them may be your neighbors, so get acquainted! The event takes place at the Clara Barton Neighborhood Recreational Center at 7426 MacArthur Blvd. in Cabin John. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the show contact the CBCC office at 240-777-4910 or go to www.friendscbcc.org .
- : A Grinch Experience! Holiday Pop-Up Bar
Swing by Fialova in The Bethesdan Hotel for an unforgettable holiday experience! Enjoy Grinch-themed cocktails and adult hot chocolates through the month of December. More information.
: Winter's Eve at Glen Echo Park
Visit Glen Echo Park from 3 PM to 6 PM on Saturday December 9th for Winter's Eve. Gather with family at the Park for kids' holiday crafts, music, and open studios and galleries. For a full list of activities please visit https://glenechopark.org/winterseve.
: Evening Holiday Celebration
Join the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase for the Evening Holiday Celebration featuring Live music, Sing-a-Long, Adult Craft tables, Gift Shop, Train Display, food & drinks for sale. Tickets are $20. The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase is located at 7931 Connecticut Avenue. For more information please visit www.WCCCmaryland.org.
: Chanukah Light Up the Night
Come celebrate Chanukah at Bethesda Row! Light the menorah at 5:30 PM at the corner of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues, in front of the Anthropologie.
: Open Mic @ The Writers Center
Prose, poetry, and spoken word Open Mic at The Writer’s Center! All writers are welcome to come and share 4-5 minutes of their latest work. Limited space. In-person signup starts at 6:45 (when space allows—sign up online at the link below to ensure a spot), and readings begin promptly at 7. More Information.