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Bethesda /Chevy Chase/Kensington

Discover the Bethesda – Chevy Chase and Kensington area!
Bethesda is a thriving urban district comprised of nearly 200 restaurants, two live theatres, 20 art galleries and great shopping. Additionally, as home of the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and the National Naval Medical Center, it is one of the leading biomedical research centers. Chevy Chase is also home to the National 4-H Center which hosts the National Science Bowl annually in either late April or Early May. This community also borders the popular shopping district of Friendship Heights and has been referred to as Washington’s version of Rodeo Drive. The town of Kensington is well known for the Antique Row, which is the DC metropolitan area’s largest and oldest antiquing center. You’ll find an amazing array of styles and types of merchandise—antique, vintage and new.

Another popular attraction in this area is Glen Echo. The town is famous for its Chautauqua cultural events and its old amusement park, the famous Glen Echo Park, is now a U.S. National Park. Nearby, you can explore historical lock houses, trails and the Great Falls at the C&O Canal.

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November – December 2014

Bella Gaia – Beautiful Earth @ Music Center at Strathmore
Bella Gaia - Beautiful Earth @ Music Center at Strathmore
This award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance combines high-fidelity images of Earth and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing our[...]
The James Brown Experience @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club
The James Brown Experience @ Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club | Bethesda | Maryland | United States
Mousey Thompson’s James Brown Experience is an all-star ensemble that faithfully performs the most popular songs by one of greatest music legends of our time, James Brown. This talented band was assembled by accomplished drummer[...]
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas  @ Music Center at Strathmore
This performance will also be held on: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM America’s Got Talent breakout stars create worlds of endless possibilities with costumes made of light. Gather the whole family for a show[...]
Charles Winston, piano @ Music Center at Strathmore
Charles Winston, piano @ Music Center at Strathmore
Delightfully quirky contemporary musician George Winston evokes the essence of the season using piano, organ, guitar and harmonica. He is a music lover’s dream, creating beautifully-spun moods and enveloping the audience in the atmospheric power[...]
Festival of Lights @ Washington D.C. - Temple Visitors' Center
Festival of Lights @ Washington D.C. - Temple Visitors' Center | Kensington | Maryland | United States
As one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night,[...]