Founded in 1993, the Waverly Street Gallery has since been a veteran organization that promotes and exhibits both traditional and contemporary art. The gallery collaborates with a range of international artists and local talent to host regular exhibitions across genres of painting, sculpture, photography and pottery. Emerging artists are showcased through their exhibitions every second Friday of the month, which is also when the Bethesda Art Walk commences. In the past, the gallery has worked with artists such as Kate Radi, Pat Silbert, Sandra Zacharia and Kanika Sircar, among several others.
Established in 1978, the Round House Theatre in Bethesda has been entertaining locals for more than three decades. The theater has an array of shows and classes for adults and children. Every season features a mind-blowing 200 performances. Its summer classes for kids include puppet-making, sound design, dance, music and storytelling. If you're looking for a great theater experience, come to the Round House Theater and enjoy a good movie or play.
What once stood as the historic Bethesda Theater in 1938 has now been transformed into a suave live music supper club. Still carrying the glory of the yesteryear, Bethesda Blues and Jazz houses a small concert hall that serves brilliant continental fare. While 300 seats are ticketed as dinner seats, there are an additional 200 performance seats made available later. Come and enjoy this acoustically enhanced wonder on a fine evening.
The Sidney Harman Hall is a majestic 774-seat theater in the heart of Washington DC and forms a part of the Harman Center of the Arts. Suitable for dance and music events, organizers can choose from the proscenium, thrust, semi-arena or bare stages, depending on the show. It is acoustically designed to suit dramas, plays and even live chamber music concerts. The venue along with the Lansburgh Theatre on the 7th Street is home to the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
The Music Center at Strathmore is a cultural and entertainment hub in North Bethesda, Maryland. This concert hall hosts shows for a variety of events. It first opened in 2005 and it is not just a music venue but also provides education in music. With a wide range of musical concerts from jazz to rock, there is something for every music lover.
This club somewhat resembles Dr. Frankenfurter's laboratory in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The large, open space features a bar and a chest-high stage with a rather impressive sound and lighting system. Four bars are located throughout the venue, serving premium draft and bottled beer. Light snacks are also available for when those late night hunger pangs start kicking in. You can relish a wide range of items like sandwiches, wraps, paninis and sweets among many others during your visit to 9:30 Club.
Old Ox Brewery is the passion and dream of father and son duo, Graham and Chris Burns. They have turned this into a family affair. Set in an industrial park, it is spread across 12,440 square feet (1155.71 square meters) and also has a tasting room. You can sample their brews in their tasting room and buy kegs and growlers to take home. During weekends, you will find food trucks in the premises which will take care of your hunger pangs. They even many televisions in the tasting room where you can catch a game.
Carpool, as the name suggests, is a car-themed sports bar which has a few pool tables and dart boards. It also has big-screen TVs to watch the latest game. So grab a beer, some bar snacks and spend some time in this laid-back space.
One of the more recent additions to Ashburn's brew scene, Lost Rhino Brewing Co., is quite aptly located on Red Rum Drive. The brewery focuses on craft and root beers. Founded by Matt Hagerman and Favio Garcia, the brewery is currently responsible for five different brews - each with its unique flavor and personality. Apart from weekly tours (Saturdays), Lost Rhino offers a nice tasting area that along with house-brewed libations, serves an interesting range of pub food - huge Bavarian pretzels, pulled chicken nachos, jalapeno-stuffed crab wrapped in bacon and lots more. Apart from an impressive beer program, they also offer local wines, craft-brewed sodas and lots more.
Brambleton Golf Course is a multipurpose field, for baseball, golfing and private events. The well maintained lawn is a picturesque sight with a water fountain in the center. While you are here visit their lush green park and you can even go camping here. The field is an ideal ground to spend a day with friends and family and enjoy in a natural environment.