Children's Events/Classes

- : Italian Classes

Italian Classes for children. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave, unit 201. Ages 3+. Call for times & prices. 301/215-7885.

- : Beauty and the Beast

Told with half life-size puppets. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Ages 5+. Call for times & prices. 301/634-5380.

: The Woods Academy Open House

Learn more about the integrated STEAM focused curriculum. The Woods Academy, 6802 Greentree Rd. 9-10:30am. Ages 3-13. FREE. 301/365-3080.

: Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Lion Dance by Chinese Youth Club of Washington, DC. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 11am. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

: Oneness-Family School Open House

Explore Montessori education for your child. Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. Ages 2-18. FREE. 301/652-7751.

Classes/Workshops

- : Italian Classes

Italian Language, Culture, Art, Latin and Cooking classes. Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave, unit 201. Ages 14+. Call for times & prices. 301/215-7885.

: Transformational Breathwork

A powerful self-healing tool. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. 7:15-8:45pm. Ages 18+. $30. 301/986-1090.

- : BCC English Conversation Club

BCC Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln. Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm. Ages 16+. FREE.

: Tai Chi and Qigong

A gentle practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. 5-6:15pm. Ages 18+. $20. 301/986-1090.

: Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to the stress-relieving and healing practice of meditation. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St. 7:30-8:30pm. Ages 18+. $20. 301/986-1090.

Concerts/Music

: Alexander Paley

Debussy’s 12 Etudes, Scriabin’s Sonata No 5, and Ravel’s Suite Le Tombeau de Couperin. Washington Conservatory at Westmoreland UCC, 1 Westmoreland Cir. 8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/320-2770.

: AYO

Pop vocalist. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $19. 301/581-5100.

- : Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

National Philharmonic Orchestra with Orli Shaham. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm. All ages. Call for prices. 301/581/5100.

: Vivian Green

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59.50-$79.50. 240/330-4500.

: AYO

Pop vocalist. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. 7:30pm. Ages 14+. $19. 301/581-5100.

: Billy Price

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $16-$28. 301/581-5100.

Discussions/Readings

: Open Mic

Prose, poetry, and spoken word Open Mic. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2-4pm. Ages 16+. FREE. 301/654-8664.

: Classics in Context Book Group

Discussion of Hard Times, by Charles Dickens. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

: Madonna of the Trail

Join for a discussion about the history of this iconic statue. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 2pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Saturday Laugh Riot

Live standup comedy show. Positano, 4948 Fairmont Ave. Saturdays, 7-10pm. Ages 18+. $15 cash at door. 301/946-1102.

: Step Afrika! Step Xplosion

The first professional organization dedicated to the African American tradition of stepping. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 5pm. All ages. $35-$75. 301/581-5100.

- : Art Exhibit

Viewpoint; paintings by Jennifer Howard & Kathleen Byrnes. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Opening Reception: Jan. 10 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

: Art Openings

Friday Art Opening. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., lower level. Triangle Art Studios, 7711 Old Georgetown Rd. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

Special Events

- : Bethesda Central Farm Market

7600 Arlington Rd. Sundays, 9am-1:30pm. All ages. FREE. 301/775-6402. 

: Foster Parent Information Session

Montgomery County residents interested in providing foster care. Health and Human Services, 1301 Piccard Dr., First Floor Conference Room. 6:30-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 240/777-1664.

: Cinema Art Bethesda

Presenting the Japanese film, Shoplifters. The film is in Japanese with English subtitles. Bethesda Row Landmark, 7235 Woodmont Ave. 10am-12:30pm. All ages. $15. 240/395-0042.

: TRUEBODY Six-Week Transformation

Six-week group challenge for a total body transformation. TRUEBODY, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 1-3pm. Ages 18+. $200. 301/493-8783.