Events & Activities in Takoma Park

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

Up to 78% Off MMA and Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

MattyB – Up to 39% Off Kid-Friendly Hip Hop

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$32 $19.50

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Learn Hand-Sewing Techniques from an Eco-Friendly Clothing Artist

Think Outside the Store

$25 $25

DIY clothing expert Sarah Gingold teaches you basic hand-stitches and repair techniques within her eco-friendly studio

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

Up to 85% Off Mixed Marital Arts Classes with Uniform

Aspen Hill

$150 $25

Students gain confidence and have fun learning an array of mixed martial arts self-defense techniques from professional instructors

84% Off Personal Training

Silver Spring

$240 $39

Personal-training sessions combine strength training and cardio conditioning to tone muscles and burn calories

62% Off Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off a Private Horseback-Riding Lesson

Silver Spring

$255 $127

Riders learn to ride in the English style from instructors trained in accordance with the standards of the British Horse Society

Up to 67% Off Beading Classes or Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 85% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

Up to 63% Off Kids' Camp or Birthday Party

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

Up to 80% Off Zumba at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

57% Off at Now & Then Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$105 $45

Expert instructors teach students 1 of 21 dance styles during private and group classes; students put lessons to action during dance parties

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 52% Off at Go Cook Vegan

Hyattsville

$50 $24

Learn to cook vegan meals; two-course farm-to-table meals are served during the class, along with complimentary wine and mimosas

Up to 71% Off Youth Dance Classes

Joe's Movement Emporium

$60 $19

Ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance lessons for students 10 and up

Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

Up to 54% Off Half-Hour Music Lessons

Hyattsville Arts District

$40 $20

Expert instructors customize piano, guitar, or voice lessons to match each guest’s level of skill

50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

College Park

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Pub Grub at Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

50% Off Sneak Preview at Talk Cinema

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

$40 $20

Prolific critic Harlan Jacobson hosts sneak-preview screenings of indie and foreign films followed by discussions with film experts

Up to 75% Off a Falconry Presentation with Mike Dupuy

Union Jack's British Brew Pub Bethesda

$80 $30

Educational presentation on the art and sport of falconry and its 4,000-year history by master falconer Mike Dupuy

Up to 56% Off Kids' Movie-Acting Camp

Popcorn Media

$200 $89

Hollywood production crew guides kids in the creation of their own movie, from screen acting to lights, then stages a red-carpet premiere

63% Off Boot Camp at Tony's Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Burn fat and build lean muscle in these boot-camp classes designed to target problem areas such as glutes and abs

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

Bethesda

$30 $15

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Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 67% Off Yoga or Tai Chi Classes

Bethesda

$90 $30

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Therapeutic and gentle meditation, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and wellness classes for all skill levels help strengthen mind-body connections

Up to 55% Off Gym Memberships and Training

Bethesda

$65 $29

Members attend unlimited group classes such as Zumba, BodyPump, and cycling; personal trainers design individualized exercise routines

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Chevy Chase

$150 $59

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

Up to 75% Off at Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Experienced, black-belt instructors teach the fundamentals of karate in beginner classes

61% Off Yoga-Teacher Course

Chevy Chase

$3,100 $1,199

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Yoga Alliance–registered program helps aspiring yoga teachers learn more about the ancient art and how to lead classes for any practitioner

Up to 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

55% Off

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Explore 14th Street's Food and History with a Veteran Chef

Washington

$49.99 $49.99

Jeffrey Diaz or one of his guides leads you to historical sites and restaurants, where you meet the staff and sample food and drinks

Up to 45% Off Crime Museum Admission

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$21.95 $13

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Visitors explore a simulated crime scene, practice investigative skills, and learn about notorious criminals in interactive exhibits

Up to 59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six wines with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

Drink the District – Up to 40% Off Derby Days Party

Washington

$50 $30

Derby Day action includes two mint juleps, plus unlimited tastings of 75+ beers and wines and full pours of Bud Light and Shock Top

Washington Nationals – Up to Half Off Game

Nationals Park

$20 $10

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Led by a young all-star and one of the NL's most promising pitching staffs, the Nats head into 2014 poised to repeat 2012's NL East title

Up to 26% Off Neon Drink On Summer Beer Fest

Washington

$39 $29

Sample 100+ beers from 50+ breweries, including some of the first beers of summer, as well as food trucks, a game zone & live entertainment

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. – Up to 45% Off Visit

MADAME TUSSAUDS

$22.79 $13

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Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

DC Harbor Cruises – Up to 50% Off

Southwest Waterfront

$30 $15

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Up to 225 passengers board a luxury catamaran for a sailing excursion amid the peaceful waters of Washington

Ed Blaze and Friends – $5 for Standup Comedy

Pure Lounge

$10 $5

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Tanzania-born club veteran hosts evenings featuring up-and-coming and established comedians seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and BET

Up to 34% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Cardinal Stadium - Catholic University of America

$14.50 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the DC Current square off against teams from across the east coast

Up to 50% Off Tour of President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington

$30 $15

Multimedia-rich guided tours through house built in 1842; museum exhibits on Civil War, slavery, and life of President Lincoln

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

The Arena Stage

$57.50 $28

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"Bad Girl of Comedy" seen in "Borat" and The Katt Williams Comedy Tour takes the stage with support from Sampson McCormick

Up to 51% Off Bike Rental

Union Station

$40 $20

Cyclists zip around and explore the city monuments during full-day rentals

Up to 51% Off Weekday Kayak Rentals or Tour

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

Beneath the arches of the Key Bridge, kayakers and paddleboarders disembark for excursions onto the Potomac

Up to 55% Off Rooftop Happy Hour

Midtown Party Plex

$50 $25

Revelers cap off their weekend with a Sunday night happy hour on top of Midtown Partyplex where they can sip drinks, eat and enjoy the view

Up to 50% Off History and Photography Tour

Washington D.C.

$50 $25

Two- to three-hour tours explore historic sites in DC; guides provide historical background and offer composition ideas for photos

Up to 57% Off Wine or Whiskey Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

Up to 77% Off at Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

$148 $35

Certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through Jivamukti, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa-style yoga classes

Up to 56% Off Guided Walking History Tour

Washington

$78 $39

In depth historical lessons accompany tours that swing by the Jefferson Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Memorial

Up to 54% Off Adult Dance Classes

Brookland

$60 $28

Drop-in adult dance classes held five days per week and available in such forms as jazz dance, African dance, and salsa

Up to 57% Off Guitar Lessons

Georgetown

$80 $39

Award-winning guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin leads guitar lessons that were highlighted by CBS as amongst the best in D.C.

Up to 56% Off Classes at Knitting101.org

Dupont Circle

$179 $79

Instructors teach students basic and advanced knitting stitches and build on skills en route to the completion of an individual project

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Walking Tour

The Old Stone House

$50 $25

Chocolate tour introduces guests to Georgetown's homemade ice cream, artisan truffles, and pies

Up to 54% Off Private and Semi-Private Guided Tours of DC

Washington

$120 $59

Tour guides chauffeur groups of up to six in SUVs or vans, giving them private or semi-private tours during the day or evening

Up to 52% Off Tango Classes at Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

National Building Museum – Up to Half Off

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$16 $8

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Colossal 19th-century building's array of exhibits explores principles of architecture, engineering, and design

Up to 52% Off a DC Photography Tour

The National Mall

$140 $69

A skilled photographer leads groups of 6–10 to various monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial to learn photography techniques

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes or Party Package

Dupont Circle

$75 $29.99

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Positive instructors teach fitness styles from pole dance to yoga during group classes or snack-fueled parties

Up to 71% Off Dance and Yoga Classes

Takoma - DC

$70 $25

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

Up to 60% Off a Nine-Hour DC in a Day Tour

Gray Line Terminal Union Station (Bus Level)

$45 $22

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Nine-hour tour by motorcoach passes by national monuments and federal buildings and includes a visit to the US Capitol

The President Woodrow Wilson House — 50% Off Admission

Kalorama

$20 $10

Georgian Revival home where the 28th president resided after his term of office still showcases his furniture, art, photos, and state gifts

Half Off Cold-Press Prints

Capitol Hill

$200 $100

Cold-press prints; signed by Lisa Jones or an abstract, colorful creation of an ethereal woman

50% Off Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $40

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Lunch or Dinner at Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

63% Off Drinks and Appetizers at Red Lounge Bar & Grill

U Street - Cardozo

$68 $25

Sip on a choice of cocktails and drinks while sharing appetizers such as the curry shrimp and grits or the fish and chips

55% Off Services

Petworth

$75 $34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

58% Off Personal Training

Logan Circle - Shaw

$285 $120

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Personal trainers provide one-on-one guidance to help students work toward fitness goals

76% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $45

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Up to 55% Off a Painting Class at Art By The Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $25

Create a work of art and enjoy an optional glass of complimentary wine or help little ones paint masterpieces

Up to 72% Off Dance Classes

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

$170 $59

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

50% Off

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

Up to 51% Off Fitness Classes at Belin Sport & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $38

Insanity workouts challenge students to interval training taught by certified instructors; boot-camp includes core training and cardio

51% Off Massage at Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

The long, fluid strokes of a therapeutic massage ease tension, and relieves chronic pain

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At Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, everyone is welcome—whether you're an aspiring professional dancer or just looking to have a good time while learning dance moves beyond the Macarena. Adults break a sweat in Zumba, African dance fitness, and stretching and toning classes, while younger students master ballet positions, tap steps, and leaps and turns. All the while, Princess Mhoon and her staff craft a welcoming environment that balances serious study with light-hearted fun. It's not just the students who sing Princess Mhoon Cooper's praises—the instructor and choreographer has been commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Dance magazine honored her in a 2006 list of 25 to watch.

6925 Willow St NW
Washington,
DC
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Competition plays a peripheral role at Let’s Move Sportz. Coaches of the coed flag-football league, which welcomes kids aged 5–12, emphasize sportsmanship and camaraderie instead. Above all else, they aim to keep kids active and healthy, giving words of encouragement as budding athletes—clad in NFL flag-football jerseys—tackle the basics of noncontact football.

1600 Kennedy Place Northwest
Washington,
DC
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At DC Fencers Club (DCFC), head coach Janusz Smolenski leads a team of athletes that molds young fencers into champions. Thanks to his formidable swordsmanship, he has trained Olympic fencers at the ASZ AWF Katowice in Poland and national champions and junior Olympians at DCFC. Working with Coach Smolenski, a trio of coaches brings unique backgrounds and styles to the classes. Dariusz Gilman was a member of the Polish national team and a World Cup finalist, Robert Suchorski was a Polish National Junior Champion and has trained under top Polish and Russian fencing masters, and Ilya Lobanenkov worked with world class Russian, Hungarian, and Polish schools and has led students to two silver meals in the US Open Women’s épée team.

The DCFC facility boasts 10 full-size electric strips on a sprung-wood floor where fencers can lunge, parry, and riposte for hours on end without incurring injury. When not parrying and jousting, the team repairs or custom builds swords for fighters who want better balance, or a foil that can shoot other foils out of the end.

9330 Fraser Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

High-energy beats from artists such as Flo Rida, B.o.B., and the Black Eyed Peas bounce forth from the spinning studio at Rock Creek Sports Club, where nationally certified trainers lead stationary cyclists through challenging routes. In addition to these pop-powered workouts, the studio hosts more than 50 other fitness classes, an array of options that prompted the editors of Bethesda Magazine to name the studio 2012’s Best Neighborhood Gym. Zumba classes encourage students to boogie away calories to latin beats, and boxing clinics incorporate one-on-one attention from Golden Glove winner Russell Davis. The team of trainers can also coach visitors through the weight-loss process, or helm small group workout sessions capped at eight participants. The gym also welcomes independent workouts, with equipment such as treadmills, benches, and weights awaiting a few breathless reps of their own.

8325 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Drenched 5K events soak participants in the name of good health, good fun, and raising money for local charities. Runners of all makes and models can skip monthly jogs through the neighborhood car wash to converge on 5-kilometer courses, which start out dry, but quickly become lively fetes fueled by H2O. Along the routes misters, sprinklers, and fire hoses activate as groups pass by. Spectators also do their worst, launching water balloons and spraying water weapons at runners from the sidelines. A final 75-foot water slide sends runners gliding across the finish line, where a festival stocked with refreshments, live entertainment, and other water-related activities greets them.

8200 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase,
MD
US

Now in its 21st year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival celebrates hitting the drinking age by hosting an array of cinematic achievements by Latin American filmmakers, with this year’s slate of films extending to motion pictures from Spain and Portugal. The 2010 lineup includes Revolution, a collection of short films from 10 Mexican moviemakers, including actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, that explores the themes of the Mexican Revolution on its 100th anniversary. Those with an off-kilter sense of humor or an unhealthy love for con-artistry can check out Uruguay’s Bad Day to Go Fishing, which follows a wrestler and his manager as they navigate through South America, putting on fake exhibitions of strength. Venezuela’s Story of a Day enthralls its viewers by poetically chronicling the numerous parties, feasts, and chores in a Venezuelan village, and Honduras’s Love and Beans comically details marital mysteries and draws attention to the plight of beans everywhere. Check the full lineup to see how the festival's schedule of silver-screen offerings matches up to your own sci-fi screenplay about the 1993 Buffalo Bills.

8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US