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Calendar Jan. 28-Feb. 3

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Wednesday/Jan. 28

Afternoon Tea. Pianist Ellen Tennenbaum is performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Artist in Residence. Tosin Aribisala performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $10; call 301-581-5100.

Music Performance. Artist in Residence Tosin Aribisala and his group the Hallelujazz Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $10/person. Visit www.strathmore.org or 301-581-5100.

Meeting. Noon at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. Rotary Club of Potomac meeting about “Leadership Montgomery.” Visit www.rotaryclubofpotomac.org or 301-251-4942.

Thursday/Jan. 29

Music in the Mansion. Pianist John Davis performs selections by Blind Tom Wiggins and Blind John Boone at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $25; call 301-581-5100.

Friday/Jan. 30

Contra Dance. 7:30-11:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $9/person. Beginners welcome. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Lecture. Rabbi Yitz Greenberg will speak at the Shabbat dinner at Beth Shalom Congregation on “The Vision and the Way.” Fee for the dinner. Call 301-279-7010 for price and time.

Saturday/Jan. 31

Folk Songs. Discover the work of Woody Guthrie from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Recommended for children ages 4-7. Tickets: $30; call 301-581-5100.

Master Class. Pianist Stephen Hough will coach select students from the Levine School at 11 a.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Free. Reservations required; call 202-686-8000, ext. 1599.

Instructors Show. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Park Movie. 4 p.m. at Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Watch a movie documenting the park’s 115-year history. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Carousel Tours. Noon at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See how it was made, how it works and more. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Nature Programs. Enjoy activities, stories, animals, hikes and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and children under 2, $5/non member. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Swing Dance. 8 p.m.- midnight in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. $14/person. Beginners welcome. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Music Performance. 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Hear music by violist Miles Hoffman. Tickets start at $29 and children are free. Visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org for more.

Lectures. 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Beth Shalom Congregation, Rabbi Yitz Greenberg will talk on “The Twelve Steps of the Covenant” and “Covenant and the Halachic Method.” Free. 301-279-7010.

Celebrating Chinese New Year. 10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. All ages can enjoy dancing, crafts, painting and more. Free. 240-777-0690.

Art Exhibit. Noon-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See “Common Ground: Robert Bilek & Colin Campbell.” Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Author Reading. 7:30 p.m. at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda. Philip Lopate will read from his collection of novellas “Two Marriages.” $25/person. Visit www.writer.org or 301-654-8664.

Sunday/Feb. 1

New Year Celebration. The China Jiangsu Performing Arts Group and others perform at 3 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $25-100; call 301-581-5100.

Instructors Show. Noon-5 p.m. at Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free. Visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com or 301-371-5593.

Park Movie. 4 p.m. at Arcade Building at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Watch a movie documenting the park’s 115-year history. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Carousel Tours. Noon at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See how it was made, how it works and more. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/glec or 301-320-1400.

Nature Programs. Enjoy activities, stories, animals, hikes and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Free for members and children under 2, $5/non member. Visit www.discoverycreek.org or 202-488-0627.

Art Exhibit. Noon-6 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. See “Common Ground: Robert Bilek & Colin Campbell.” Free. Visit www.glenechopark.org for more.

Monday/Feb. 2

Singing Workshop. John Horman leads a multi-session workshop for aspiring singers from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $120; call 301-581-5100.

Tuesday/Feb. 3

Chinese Book Club. Join in a Chinese book discussion in the Chinese language from 7-9 p.m. at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive. Registration not required.

Afternoon Tea. Cellist Beth Radovsky is performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

ABBA Tribute. Arrival, an ABBA tribute band performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $25-65; call 301-581-5100.

Wednesday/Feb. 4

Afternoon Tea. Harpist Sally Nystrom is performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Artist in Residence. Herb and Hanson perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $10; call 301-581-5100.

Concert. Pianist Jeremy Denk and Violinist Joshua Bell perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Concert preview at 6;30 p.m. for Washington Performing Arts Society members. Tickets: $47-105; call 301-581-5100.

Thursday/Feb. 5

Cirque de la Symphonie. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Visit www.BSOmusic.org for tickets.

Friday/Feb. 6

Heart and Soul. The Stylistics, Harold Melvin’s Bluenotes and The Chi-Lites perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets: $45-75; call 301-581-5100.

Saturday/Feb. 7

Folk Songs. Discover the work of Woody Guthrie from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Recommended for children ages 4-7. Tickets: $30; call 301-581-5100.

Painting Workshop. Artist Nellie Chao teaches beginners the Chinese brunch painting from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $50 plus $15 material fee; call 301-581-5100.

National Philharmonic. The National Philharmonic Orchestra performs Bizet’s Carmen at 8 p.m. in the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Tickets from $29, children 7-17 free. Call 301-581-5100.

Play in a Day. 8 p.m. at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave. Watch ten-minute plays. $10/person. Visit www.bethesda.org or 301-215-6660 for tickets.

Meeting. Noon at Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road. Rotary Club of Potomac meeting about “Club Assembly.” Free. Visit www.rotaryclubofpotomac.org or 301-251-4942.

Sunday/Feb. 8

Author Reading. 2 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 45808 Walsh St., Bethesda. Novelist Tammy Greenwood and poet David Salner will read from their new works. Free. Visit www.writer.org or 301-654-8664.

Music Performance. 7 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Road. Hear “Organ Classics.” Free. 301-424-4346.

Monday/Feb. 9

Singing Workshop. John Horman leads a multi-session workshop for aspiring singers from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $120; call 301-581-5100.

Tuesday/Feb. 10

Afternoon Tea. Flutist Susan Bour and guitarist Phil Bour are performing at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $21 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.

Music in the Mansion. Pianist Raymond Jackson performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Tickets: $25; call 301-581-5100.

Fundraiser. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Robeks and 5-10 p.m. at California Tortilla, both in Cabin John Shopping Center. Mention “Churchill Bulldogs” and 25 percent will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Wednesday/Feb. 11

Valentine’s Tea. Pianist John Dassoulas is performing romantic music at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Prepaid reservations required; $26 plus tax. Call 301-581-5108.