Calendar | Bethesda Magazine


Urbana, Get Your U! Seasonal Walk @ Giant Food, Villages at Urbana
Aug 1 – Dec 29 all-day

There are 5km, 6km, 10km, and 11km trails. The 5km trail (rated 2A) goes to the old part of Urbana, Urbana District Park and through some of the Villages of Urbana (celebrating their 20-year anniversary in 2019). The 10km trail (rated 2B) includes more of the Villages of Urbana and some woods walking on paved and natural surfaces and a muddy section (really hard for strollers; wear hiking boots or old tennis shoes), The 6km (rated 2A) and 11km (rated 2B) trails take you to the “site” of the old Peter Pan Restaurant, an indelible memory to all of us who lived in the general area during the 1960s and 70s.

2019/2020 Homecoming Season @ Round House Theatre
Sep 18 2019 – Jul 3 2020 all-day

Round House Theatre’s meteoric rise continues in 2019 as we get ready to reopen our dramatically transformed theatre with a full six-play lineup that’s brimming with heart, soul, and a whole lot of humor.

Our “homecoming” launches with the Off-Broadway hit comedy, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. Next, we’ll spark joy during the holidays with a run of Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 kicks off with another Tony-winning sensation—the powerful and poignant musical Spring Awakening—followed by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Cost of Living by Martyna Majok, whose award-winning Ironbound made its world premiere at Round House in 2015. We’ll close the season with THE LOVE/HATE REP, a bespoke juxtaposition of two electrifying comedies in rotating repertory—Big Love, Charles Mee’s contemporary take on a rollicking classic, alongside Hatef*ck, a fiery, new romantic comedy that just premiered Off-Broadway!

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo @ BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Casqueiro: Ballyhoo @ BlackRock Center for the Arts

Focused on the games, comics, and advertisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question “do we ever really grow up?”

Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advertised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.

About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, DC resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of America, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Instituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal. Learn more about the artist:

Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft @ BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm
Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft @ BlackRock Center for the Arts

In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our unintentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental, and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor.
In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced Figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:

The Best of the ART LEAGUE OF GERMANTOWN @ Glenview Mansion
Sep 22 – Oct 25 all-day
The Best of the ART LEAGUE OF GERMANTOWN @ Glenview Mansion

The 36-year old Art League of Germantown has curated a fine art display of paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media, and sculpture. On exhibit from September 22 through October 25, these works represent a considerable range of artistic viewpoints from 35 of ALOG’s members. All exhibited pieces are available for sale.
Join us for a free gallery opening reception and meet the artists from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 22.
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery is open Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm, Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Entry is FREE and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Beginning Drawing @ Yellow Barn Studios
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 4:30 pm
Beginning Drawing @ Yellow Barn Studios

Refine your drawing skills. Subjects include still life, landscape, portraits and the figure. Instructor will guide you in close observation. Model fee additional. Supply list emailed. If under 18, you and your parent/guardian must obtain instructor permission prior to enrollment. More info: Minimum age: 16.

Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Hosts 33rd Annual Decorator Show House to Support the Preservation and Restoration of Local Properties @ Historic Ellicott City Show House
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm
Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Hosts 33rd Annual Decorator Show House to Support the Preservation and Restoration of Local Properties @ Historic Ellicott City Show House

Historic Ellicott City, Inc.’s 33rd Annual Decorator Show House, Belle Vue at the Chase, opens September 21st and runs through October 20th, 2019 with hours Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Since 1987, Historic Ellicott City, Inc.—a nonprofit supporting the preservation and restoration of the Ellicott City Historic District and other historic structures in Howard County—has orchestrated an annual Decorator Show House inviting local interior designers to decorate and furnish individual rooms in grand estates across Howard County, Maryland. The event aims to show case historic and notable homes for future generations while raising funds to support our mission.

This year marks the organization’s 33rd annual Decorator Show House in which 21 designers will decorate 24 rooms and spaces in the stately French Provincial private home, Belle Vue at the Chase, located at 11645 Vixens Path, Ellicott City, MD—the future home to a couple with four young children.

“Our annual show house fuels our passion and purpose to save, preserve and restore historic properties of public interest within Howard County, Maryland,” says Peggy Maxson, President of Historic Ellicott City, Inc. and Design Chair Assistant for the 2019 Decorator Show House. “We are particularly focused on fundraising efforts for our beloved Ellicott City Historic District that has suffered two recent devastating floods.”

Visitors will see an impressive range and mix of styles, design techniques, ideas and themes to satisfy every interest. In addition, most designer’s accent pieces, furniture, rugs and individual elements are available for purchase throughout the show’s run. Special events including designer presentations to be announced. The ever-popular boutique and antiques will also be available—and for sale—at this year’s event.

“The annual Decorator Show House has become an event the community looks forward to each year,” says Kim Zorn, Chair of 2019 Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Decorator Show House. “And new this year is that the project has attracted designers from the Washington, DC area, as well as Baltimore and Annapolis.”

Carroll Frey of Carroll Frey Interiors has provided industry expertise for the annual Decorator Show House for the past 16 years and serves as this year’s Design Chair. The Design Committee also includes Kim Zorn, Peggy Maxson, Ann Hugel and Terry Wesselman.

The impressive group of area designers includes:

Front Porch – Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
Outdoor Terrace – Kimberly Asner, Country Casual Teak, Gaithersburg, MD
Foyer – Stephanie Strott, Jaclyn Miller & Sylvie Crabbe, Arhaus, Columbia, MD
The Boys Club – Quintece Hill-Mattauszek, Studio Q Designs, Alexandria, VA
First Floor Bath – Laura Farrell, LMI Studios Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Art Gallery – Artist Suzi Galletti, Lutherville, MD
Library – Rhonald Angelo, Rhonald Angelo Interiors, Kensington, MD
Formal Living Room – Tracey Davidson, Woodside Home, LLC, Sykesville, MD
Family Room – Paula Henry, Simply Put Interiors, Inc., Reisterstown, MD
Kitchen – Ashleigh Haker, A.S.H. Designs, Ellicott City, MD
Mud Room & Powder Room 01 – Mary Bradford and Debra Brumer, B&B Design, Westminster, MD
Dining Room – Elizabeth Kelly, Sanctuary Interiors, LLC, Easton, MD
Front Hall & Powder Room 02 – Carol Weil, The Decorating Therapist, Columbia, MD
Master Bedroom & Master Bath – Wendy Appleby, Your Home by Wendy, LLC, Columbia, MD
Girl’s Room & Jill and Jill Bath – Lauren Fowler, Echelon Interior Design, Catonsville, MD
Sitting Room – Sheryl McLean, McLean and Tircuit Designs, Bethesda, MD
Second Floor Hall – The Artist’s Gallery of Ellicott City, Ellicott City, MD
Boy’s Room & Jack and Jack Bath – Camille Scott, Camille Scott Interior Design and Renovations, LLC, Woodstock, MD
His Teen Room – Valerie Quarles, Valerie Quarles Interiors, LLC, Waldorf, MD
Music Room – Chris Bradford, KHM Antiques and Design, Westminster, MD
Projects Room – Artist Wiley Purkey, Ellicott City, MD

Tickets: Tickets are $35 at the door and online, or $30 at area businesses listed on the website (

Parking: No accessible parking is available at the Decorator Show House address. A shuttle will be provided to transport guests to and from the Decorator Show House. Details to follow at

Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings @ Korean Cultural Center
Oct 4 – Oct 21 all-day
Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings @ Korean Cultural Center

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings, an exhibition of works by 19 living artists following in the footsteps of an iconic art tradition, in partnership with the Korean Minhwa Center at Keimyung University. This exhibition introduces minhwa, Korea’s traditional folk paintings that depicted people’s tangible hopes and dreams through unconventional yet artistic expressions. Popularized during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897), minhwa are known for their bright colors, humorous depictions, and various virtues embedded symbolically within the imagery.

The public opening reception event will also include a special presentation by minhwa artist Stephanie S. Lee entitled An Introduction to Minhwa, and a free drop-in art workshop for guests.

Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings comprises 20 paintings by 19 artists from the Keimyung University Korean Minhwa Center who have followed in the footsteps of traditional minhwa painters of previous centuries. Their work spans a variety of iconic styles and subjects, including flora, fauna, landscapes, iconology, and a traditional study complete with books and stationery. Through a broad sampling of minhwa’s major thematic elements, viewers will encounter this cherished art form in all its glory while also taking a glimpse at the mythology, beliefs and views of the Korean people throughout time.

Often the work of untrained, itinerant, anonymous artists, minhwa flourished in the 19th century and were gradually shared among a large segment of the Korean population, especially common people. Minhwa came to represent ordinary people’s freedom of expression, revealing their innermost thoughts and aspirations. Today, minhwa are both an essential part of Korean heritage and rich source material for pop culture and creative design.

Admission to the exhibition opening reception on Friday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required below. Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings will remain on view during regular hours through October 21, 2019.

Earthly Elements Earth, air, fire, water – and spirit @ Waverly Street Gallery
Oct 9 – Nov 2 all-day
Earthly Elements Earth, air, fire, water - and spirit @ Waverly Street Gallery

Ceramics by Thien Nguyen and paintings by Pat Silbert

Harvest: Tom Kenyon and Ronnie Spiewak @ Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – Nov 17 @ 10:00 am
Harvest: Tom Kenyon and Ronnie Spiewak @ Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park

Harvest is a collaborative show featuring the paintings and collages of Tom Kenyon and Ronnie Spiewak. The exhibition features a series of paintings with plants as the subject. Experience bright colors and strong graphics. The paintings are mostly acrylic with some collage on board. Kenyon and Spiewak challenge each other as artists as they embark on this joint project. (Opening Reception: October 12, 2019, 6pm-8pm)

Bookkeeper/Accounting Assistant |

Cambridge Information Group

Rehab Office Coordinator |

Genesis Rehab Services

Print/Digital Graphic Designer |

Manhattan Strategy Group

Writer / Producer |

Strategic Education, Inc.

Marketing Coordinator |

Credible Behavioral Health Software

Leading Professionals »

Sponsored Content


    Get top stories in your inbox
    Exclusive deals from area businesses
    Including a sneak peek of the next issue
    The latest, local job openings straight to your inbox

Dining Guide