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 Laura Foit at lfoit@bethesda.org.

 

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Children's Events/Classes

January 13 - February 11 : Theatre Performance

Inside Out. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Sat. & Sun., 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $14. 301/280-1660.

January 19 - February 11 : Puppet Performance

Tales of Beatrix Potter. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3-9. $12; group rates available. 301/634-5380.

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.

June 1 - June 24 : Puppet Performance

Sleeping Beauty. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12. 301/634-5380.

June 1 - June 30 : Youth Italian Classes

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

June 2 : 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.

June 2 : Family Storytime

Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30-11am. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 2 - June 23 : Puppet Performance

Tiny Tots: World on a String – June 2 & 3; Teddy Bear’s Picnic – June 6, 9 & 17; Baby Bear’s Birthday – June 20 & 23. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

June 8 : Family Storytime

Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30-11am. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 16 : Magic Show

Featuring Magician Abracadabra Alex. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30-11am. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 20 : Family Movie Night

Featuring Wonder, rated PG. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 6:30pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 22 - August 20 : Theatre Performance

Tinker Bell. Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. All Ages. $19.50. 301/634-2270.

June 23 - July 29 : Dance Performance

Paper Dreams. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Saturdays & Sundays, 10am & 11:15am. Ages 1-5. $12. 301/280-1660.

June 23 - August 12 : Theatre Performance

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Call for times. Ages 5+. $12-$30. 301/280-1660.

June 29 - August 5 : Puppet Performance

Snow White & The Seven Dwarves. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call for times. Ages 3+. $12. 301/634-5380.

Classes/Workshops

January 3 - March 28 : Senior Shape: Weight Training

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

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.

June 1 - June 30 : Writing Classes

One-day writing labs & weekly workshops to improve a variety of writing skills. The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St. Call for times & prices. 301/654–8664.

June 1 - June 30 : Mindfulness Classes

Meditation, Yoga Flow, Nia Dance & more; all levels. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. Call for times. $20 per class. 301/986-1090.

June 1 - June 30 : Foreign Language Classes

Group classes & private lessons offered. International School of Languages, 7906 Woodmont Ave. Call for times & prices. All Ages. 301/312-8847.

June 1 - June 30 : 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.

June 1 - June 30 : Tai Chi Classes

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

June 2 : Summer Wellness Expo

Featuring DEXA scan from Composition ID, nutrition seminar, physical therapy assessment, cryotherapy, food & drink. Training Ground, 4940 Hampden Ln., Suite 200. 8am-4pm. $80. 240/483-0414.

June 2 : Adoption Workshop

Informational meeting. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Rd., 1st Fl. 9:30am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE. RSVP required. 301/664-9664.

June 2 : Mindfulness in Education

The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 12-2pm. $40. 301/986-1090.

June 6 - June 28 : English Conversation Club

English conversation practice in informal, small groups. Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1-3pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 301/237-5578

June 7 - June 28 : Teen Writers’ Club

Share your writing with peers & improve in the process. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. Thursdays, 7:30pm. Ages 11-18. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 7 : Kitchen, Bath & Whole Home Remodeling Workshop

Mark IV Builders presents a home design & remodeling workshop during which you can ask Mark about the design process & see how homes in the DMV area can undergo beautiful transformations. *For a limited time, attendees will recieve up to a $1,000 credit towards any new design agreement. Kenwood Golf & County Club. 7:30pm. FREE. https://www.markivbuilders.com/remodeling-seminar/

June 8 : Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 11am-12pm. Ages 25+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

June 10 : Massage Class

Partner Massage, Mindfulness & Movement class. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste. 100. 1-3pm. $40. 301/986-1090.

June 14 : Annual Men’s Health Symposium

Learn how to change unhealthy behaviors with internist, Dr. Matthew Mintz. Kenwood Golf & Country Club, 5601 River Road. 6:30-8pm. Ages 21+. FREE. 301/896-3939.

June 15 - June 16 : June 15-16 – Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm & well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. Fri., 6:30-9:30pm & Sat., 12-5pm. Ages 12+. Fri. & Sat. $149 or Sat. only $100. 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.

June 3 : Concert

Rare Essence, Washington's premier Go-Go band. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

June 7 : Outdoor Concert

“Lawton Live!” Free jazz concert featuring renowned bassist Tommy Cecil & pianist Bob Diener. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane. 7-8:30pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6853.

June 7 - June 21 : Bethesda Summer Concerts

Live music in Veterans Park. Corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Aves. Thursdays, 6-8pm. All Ages. FREE. 301/215-6660. https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/summer-concert-series

June 8 : Concert

The Apollo Orchestra in concert with cellist Steven Honigberg. The Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave. 7:30pm. All ages. FREE. 614/561-5416.

June 15 : Concert

D.C. Federation of Music Clubs; Jessica Stecklein sings opera with Frank Conlon on piano & Lena Seikaly sings jazz with Steve Hom on guitar. Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike. 12pm. All ages. FREE. 301/365-3479.

June 20 : Concert

Jazz vocalist Karla Chisholm with Steve Hom on guitar. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue. 7pm. All ages. FREE. 301/656-2797.

June 27 : Concert

Tony and Emmy Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $78-$158. 301/581-5100.

June 29 : Concert

Sarah McLachlan. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $66-$146. 301/581-5100.

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.

June 6 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Inheritance by Charles Finch. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 1pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 12 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

June 19 : Book Discussion

Discussion of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Connie Morella (Bethesda) Library, 7400 Arlington Rd. 7pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

Live Performance/Exhibit

January 10 - February 3 : Art Exhibit

Artwork by Sara Becker, Nancy Butler, Helen Gallagher, Caroline Orrick, Maureen Ward, Ann Rossilli & Penny Smith. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: Jan. 12, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

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. 

June 1 - July 31 : Art Exhibit

Washington Color School: 50 Years Later. Bethesda Fine Art, 4931 Cordell Ave. Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 12-3pm. FREE. 240/800.3628.

June 2 : Performance

Off the Top! with Jason Kravits. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $28-$35. 301/581-5100.

June 2 - June 30 : Saturdays – Laugh Riot at Positano

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

June 3 - July 7 : Art Exhibit

Resilience. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Tues.–Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 8, 6-9pm. FREE. 301/951-9441.

June 6 - June 30 : June 6-30 – Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition

Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: June 8, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 6 - July 1 : Theatre Performance

The Legend of Georgia McBride. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy. Ages 13+. Call for times & prices; FREE for students. 240/644-1100. 

June 8 : Art Opening

Studio B Friday Art Opening, featuring the work of Linda Button. Studio B, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level. 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 14 : AMP Comedy Night

Cliff Cash & Chris Alan. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. Ages 18+. $14. 301/581-5100.

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.

June 1 : Lawton’s Yappy Hour

Family-friendly social gathering for dogs & their owners. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane. 5-7pm. All ages. FREE. 240/777-6853.

June 2 : Truebody Grand Opening

Unique fitness classes, rooftop yoga, music, local vendors, food & refreshments; indoors & outdoors. Truebody, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. 12-10pm. Some classes free, call for details. 301/493-8783.

June 2 : 24th Annual Imagination Bethesda

Street festival celebrating children & the arts in downtown Bethesda along Elm St. & Woodmont Ave. 10am-3pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 2 - July 20 : Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train plays; call for dates & times. Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr. $9/adults, $7/seniors (65+) & students, $5/kids ages 5-12. 301/365-1076.

June 3 - June 24 : Bethesda Central Farm Market

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

June 9 : Yard & Book Sale

Concord-St. Andrews UMC, 5910 Goldsboro Rd. 9am-1pm. All Ages. FREE admission. 301/229-3383.

June 9 : Gilda's Bridal Collection Grand Opening

Grand Opening Celebration. Gilda's Bridal Collection, 4931 St. Elmo Ave. 2-6pm. 301/654-2000.

June 10 : Pet Parents to the Rescue Walk

Charitable dog walk around the Woodmont Triangle to benefit Leashed End Senior Pet Sanctuary & Rescue & will raise awareness for pet rescues; followed by light refreshments, raffle & face painting (rain date: June 17). Pet Parents, 4913 Fairmont Ave. 10am-1pm. Minimum suggested donation: $5. 301/718-8400.

June 14 : Toastmasters Public Speaking & Communication Open House

Learn how to become a better communicator in a friendly environment with peers working on the same goal; Toastmasters is an Internationally recognized program of members working to become more effective communicators to advance their personal and professional lives. Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Norfolk Room. 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 202/664-9572. 

June 28 : Bethesda’s Yappy Hour

Pop-up dog park featuring live music, food, wine & beer. Elm Street Park, 4600 Elm Street. 6-8pm. All ages. FREE. 301/215-6660.

June 28 : Toastmasters Public Speaking & Communication Open House

Learn how to become a better communicator in a friendly environment with peers working on the same goal; Toastmasters is an Internationally recognized program of members working to become more effective communicators to advance their personal and professional lives. Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Norfolk Room. 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 202/664-9572.