Children's Events/Classes

- : Language Classes

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

- : Italian Classes

Italian Cultural Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., suite 201. 4:30-6:00pm, Friday; and 10:00am - 3:15pm Saturday. Ages 2-18. Call for prices. 301/215-7885.

: Sensory-Friendly Backstage Tours

Young people with autism or sensory sensitivities are invited to come backstage for a small-group tour. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 11am. All ages. $5. 301/581-5100.

- : The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams's classic toy story gets a vibrant retelling in this brand-new adaptation. Adventure Theatre, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All ages. $20.50. 301/634-2270.

- : The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Ages 5+. Call for times and price. 301/280-1660.


- : English Conversation Club

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

- : Ongoing – Italian Classes

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

: Autumn Tai Chi Open House

No prior experience necessary. RSVP required. Coles Martial Arts Academy, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 11am-12pm. Ages 10+. FREE. 301/512-5071.

- : Language Classes

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

: Safe Sitter

A comprehensive training course on the essentials of babysitting. Bethesda Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, 2nd floor. 9am-3pm. Ages 11-13. $105. 301/896-3939.

- : Five Steps Towards Successful Meditation

Each session covers a different topic. Sahaja Yoga Meditation Center, 4915 St. Elmo Ave. Saturdays, 2:30pm-4pm. 202/306-6072.


: November 1 – Betty Wright

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $59.50-74.50. 240/330-4500.


: Arturo O’Farrill

Grammy-winning pianist, composer & founder of Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $27-$47. 301/581/5100.

: Molly Joyce

Composer and performer. The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Ages 14+. $30. 301/581-5100.

: Tom Petty Tribute

AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $20-$30. 301/581-5100.

: Leela James

Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7pm & 10pm. $65-$79. 240/330-4500.


: Open Mic

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

: Classics in Context Book Group

Discussion of Cousin Phyllis, by Elizabeth Gaskell. Connie Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

- : Laugh Riot at Positano

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

- : Kee Woo Rhee Exhibit

Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Opening reception November 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

: The Writer’s Center LIVE!

A literary variety show. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. 7:30pm. Ages 18+. 301/654-8664.

: 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.

- : Theatre Performance

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Call for times & prices. 240/644-1100.

Special Events

- : St. Mark Food Festival

Known for its Russian and Eastern European food specialties. St. Mark Orthodox Church, 7124 River Road. Call for times. All ages. FREE admission. 301/229-6300.

- : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

: Empty Bowls Bethesda

Capital Area Food Bank fundraiser features soup from area restaurants and locally made pottery bowls. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center. 11:30am-1:30pm. All ages. $35. 202/644-9882.

: Norwood School Open House

Learn about Norwood's child-centered, joyful and challenging learning community. Norwood School, 8821 River Road. 1-3pm. Grades PK-8. FREE. 301/841-2130.

: The Woods Academy Open House

The Woods Academy, 6801 Greentree Road. 9-10:30am. 3 years old through grade 8. FREE. 301/222-0776.

: Century Celebration

Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the historic Bank of Bethesda with the Bethesda Historical Society & Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Sidewalk in front of the bank, 7500 Wisconsin Ave. 2-4pm (rain date: 11/17).

: Oneness-Family School Open House

Explore Montessori education for your child. Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. 9:30-11am. Ages 2-18. FREE. 301/652-7751. 

: Thanksgrilling

Grilling event just in time to learn how to make your Thanksgiving meal on the grill. Strosniders Hardware, 6930 Arlington Rd. 11am-2pm. All ages. FREE. 301/654-5688.

: Italian Cultural Event

Cultural events and movies in Italian for adults and kids. Italian Culture Society, 4833 Rugby Ave., suite 200. 1-5pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-7885.