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

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 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.

March 3 - March 31 : Puppet Performance

Penguins’ Playground – March 3 & 7; Mother Goose Caboose – March 11 & 17; Bunny Business – March 21, 25 & 31. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. 10am. Ages 2-4. $6. 301/634-5380.

March 10 : Family Jazz Sessions

Mornings of singing, playing & more with jazz musicians. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 11am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

March 24 : Family Jazz Sessions

Mornings of singing, playing & more with jazz musicians. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 11am. Ages 3-8. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. 301/581-5100.

March 29 - March 31 : Puppet Performance

Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs. 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.

March 2 - March 30 : Fridays – 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.

March 3 : Adoption Workshop

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

March 7 - March 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.

March 7 - March 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. Wednesday, 11:15am-12pm. Ages 55+. $40/3 months. 301/896-3939.

March 9 - March 10 : Weekend Meditation Retreat

Restore balance, calm & well-being. The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St., Ste 100. March 9, 6:30pm-9:30pm & March 10, 12pm-5pm. Ages 12+. $149. 301/986-1090.

March 11 : Tai Chi Open House

No experience necessary. Sun & Moon Taiji One, 4916 Fairmont Ave. 10-11am. Ages 25+. FREE; RSVP required. 301/512-5071.

March 21 : Healthy Cooking Class

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

March 22 - March 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 28 - March 1 : Concert

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

March 3 : Concert

James Buswell, solo violin with Tobias Werner, cello. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 8pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.

March 11 : Concert

Tribute to Phyllis Hyman. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $35. 240/330-4500.

March 15 : Concert

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 8pm. $25. 240/330-4500.

March 18 : Concert

Washington Conservatory of Music Faculty Concert. Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 5pm. All ages. FREE; donations welcome. 301/320-2770.

March 20 : Concert

“Weird Al” Yankovic. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $49-$79. 301/581-5100.

March 25 : The Apollo Orchestra presents the Faure Requiem

The Apollo Orchestra will be joined by Washington National Opera's Domingo Cafritz Young Artists in a free performance. The program includes Richard Strauss' beautiful Four Last Songs and Gabriel Faure's Requiem, Op. 48The Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave. 4pm. All Ages. FREE. 614/561-5416.

March 25 : Concert

Choral choirs of the Suitland High School for the Performing Arts. Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln. 4:00pm. All Ages. 301/493-8300. 

Discussions/Readings

March 2 - March 30 : Teen Open Mic

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

March 13 : Book Discussion

Discussion of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Hosted by Bethesda Library at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln., Room C. 10:30am. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 20 : Book Discussion

Discussion of To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Hosted by Bethesda Library, location subject to change based on status of library renovations. 7-8:30pm. Ages 18+. FREE. 240/777-0970.

March 21 : Book Discussion

Discussion of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. 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 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.

March 1 - March 3 : Theatre Performance

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time performed by Walt Whitman High School's drama program. Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Blvd. March 1-3, 7pm. $10/students, $15/adults, $20/reserved seating. Tickets: http://whitmandrama.ticketleap.com

 

March 2 : Dance Performance

ETM: Double Down; evening of dance & music by Dorrance Dance. Strathmore Music Center, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. $35-$80. 301/581-5100.

March 3 : Bethesda Jewish Congregation Purimspiel Musical Comedy

Come and carouse with the Purimspiel Players – a musical spoof celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim. Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd. 6:30pm. All Ages. $50, includes dinner, drinks & entertainment.  RSVP by 2/26. http://www.bethesdajewish.org 301/469-8636.

 

March 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. 

March 7 - March 31 : Art Exhibit

Paintings by Teresa Jarzynski, Vatsala Menon, Robert O'Brien & Barbara Pliskin. Gallery B, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E. Wed.-Sat., 12-6pm. Reception: March 9, 6-8pm. FREE. 301/215-6660.

March 7 - March 31 : Art Exhibit

“Highlighting the Life I Live,” photographs by Stephane Themeze. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy. Wed.–Sun., 12-6pm. Reception: March 9, 6-9pm. All Ages. FREE. 443/593-9785.

March 8 : March 8 & 22 – AMP Comedy Night

Dean Napolitano & Corey Hunter. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

March 11 : Medieval-Style Comedy

The Edge of the Universe Players 2 presents, A Fool Named “O”; a Fool of long experience at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, assisted by a few simple objects & no words, engages the audience in old-world delights. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St. 2pm. All Ages. $10. 202/355-6330.

March 11 : Cinema Art Bethesda

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

March 22 : AMP Comedy Night

Kevin McCaffrey & Robert Dean. AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave. 8pm. $14. 301/581-5100.

March 31 : Theatre Performance

Million Dollar Quartet. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln. 8pm. All ages. $38-$88. 301/581-5100.

Special Events

March 2 : Songwriting Awards Concert

Concert performed by Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards finalists; $10,000 Grand Prize winner announced. Bethesda Blues & Jazz, 7719 Wisconsin Ave. 7:30pm; doors open at 5:30pm. $12 & $18; tickets sold in advance. 301/215-6660.

March 9 : Family Bingo Night in Cabin John

Bingo cards for all ages to play, local celeb callers, prizes & more. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Blvd. 7–9pm. All Ages. FREE admission, $5/bingo card;  proceeds benefit Community Center programs. 240/777-4910. http://www.FriendsCBCC.org

March 10 - March 11 : B-CC High School Used Book Sale

Over 50,000 books; all genres. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy. Sat., 10am-5pm & Sun., 10am-3pm. All Ages. FREE. 240/740-0400.

March 18 : Italian Movies & Cultural Events

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