Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is known as the go-to place for ethnic restaurants, great shopping, trendy hot spots. Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District is brimming with inspiring artists and art venues, like the Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club; art events, unique galleries and public art fill the streets.
Strathmore has been a beacon for performing arts in Maryland since 1981. The 1,976-seat theater regularly hosts favorites including the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Walk the elaborate Sculpture Gardens, enjoy tea in the Strathmore Mansion, or catch a music festival on the front lawn.
2 Bethesda Jazz and Supper Club
Enjoy excellent food and drink in an old art deco theater revamped into a concert call showcasing jazz and blues. See your favorite artists in an intimate, elegant and acoustically outstanding setting.
3 Imagination Stage
The Washington D.C. region's premiere theater arts organization dedicated to children presents professional performances and after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18.
4 Bethesda Row
For fabulous shopping or delicious fun, Bethesda Row is a breath of fresh air. You’ll find an exciting collection of high-end fashion, home décor and boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and more. It’s all the best of Bethesda, all in a row!