The DC Metro weather is slowly warming up, and spring is on the horizon. It’s time to step outside of your Bethesda home and get back in the groove of things. Move your body. March to the beat of your own drum. Strike a chord. Change your tune. You get where we’re going, right? Here are five music events in Bethesda, Maryland. And the best part is: more than half of them are FREE.
La Juan D’Arienzo Orchestra
This isn’t a passive experience; for this event, you better bring your dancing shoes. Your ticket includes one hour of dance lessons brought to you by Tango Brilliante, followed by three hours of live music and dancing to the sounds of La Juan D’Arienzo orchestra. Juan D’Arienzo was known as the Rey del Compas, or the King of Rhythm. They are considered one of the greatest orchestras in Argentine tango history. Enough said.
- Where: Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
- When: Mon, March 2, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM EST
21st Century Rock Jam
There is truly a Meetup for every interest, and 21st century rock is no exception. The DC Rockers group is putting on a jam session in Bethesda, covering bands like the White Stripes, Foos, Kings of Leon and more. Tickets are only $10 or free if you are already a member (or want to be one) of the DC Rockers.
- Where: Bach To Rock – America’s Music School, 4819 Saint Elmo Ave · Bethesda, MD
- When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chamber Music Play-In
Ever heard of a play-in before? The Association of Chamber Music Players (ACMP) is calling chamber music players all over the world to unite people of all ages and abilities by their common love of chamber music. The Washington Conservatory is hosting their own play-in on Sunday, March 8th, complete with three grand pianos and accommodations at Glen Echo Park. However, the ACMP invites anybody to host their own play-in on their Facebook page.
- Where: 7300 Macarthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
- When: Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
- Tickets: Free!
Musician, soloist, and concert master, Diana Cohen presents a beautiful arrangement of Beethoven’s third sonata, Mendelssohn’s F major sonata, the Granados sonata, and “Road Movies” by John Adams. She is known locally as a skilled coach at the Chamber Music Conference of the East. She will be performing with her husband, pianist Roman Rabinovich, who has quite the reputation of his own. He tours internationally as a piano soloist and chamber musician and has been named a “dynamic musician of the millennial generation” by the the Washington Post.
- Where: St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
- When: Sun, March 8, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
- Tickets: Free!
B2R DJ Workshop
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to DJ or sharpen your DJ skills, here’s your chance. The Beat Refinery is putting on a workshop to teach you the skills you need to become a real DJ, combining traditional methods and modern technology. There’s nothing stuffy about it. It’s a casual, fun setting to take beginners to pros, and pros to super-stars. And here’s the best part — it’s FREE.
- Where: Bach to Rock Bethesda, 4819 Saint Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
- When: Thu, March 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
- Tickets: Free! Register here