Classes + Events

Upcoming classes

Tuesday
9 January
2018

Queer Book Club: One Man Guy

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

The publisher says it’s “a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud-funny story of romance, family, and self-discovery.” What do you say?

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Recent classes

Tuesday
5 December
2017

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6:30 p.m.

Renting may be expensive, but it doesn’t have to violate your rights.

👤 Instructor: Marc Borbely

Wednesday
29 November

Arm Knitting

time 6:45 p.m.

Brrr … make a scarf for the cold weather without having to buy any knitting needles! 

👤 Instructor: Becca Kraybill

Monday
27 November

Queer Book Club: Difficult Women

time 7 p.m.

Roxane Gay returns with a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Saturday
18 November

KCDC Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo

time 1 p.m.

We'll meet at the location where the book takes place!

👤 Instructors: Brian Shell, Jessica Unger

Sunday
5 November

Hands-on with Fingerpainting

time 2 p.m.

You bring the "paintbrush," we'll bring everything else.

👤 Instructor: Liz Liang

Exploratory Jogging: Canal in Color

time 10 a.m.

The C&O Canal dates back to the dawn of black and white photography, but we'll explore it in full (fall) color!

👤 Instructor: Geoff Patterson

Sunday
29 October

Cancelled
Ancient History of Essential Oils

time 6:30 p.m.

Discover the origins of one of nature’s most powerful elements — essential oils!

👤 Instructor: Jensy Scarola

Thursday
26 October

Blisters, Burns, Breaks, and Bites: Wilderness First Aid

time 7 p.m.

Before heading off to the wilds of the Shenandoah Valley to explore the fall foliage, learn how to be safe with basic wilderness first aid.

👤 Instructor: Tom Mpande

Tuesday
24 October

Queer Book Club: The Summer We Got Free

time 7 p.m.

When a mysterious woman arrives unexpectedly for a visit, something is reignited in Ava: The indifferent woman she has become begins to give way to the wild girl, and the passionate artist, she used to be.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Sunday
22 October

Fall Tree Identification

time 1 p.m.

Is that a beech, or are you barking up the wrong tree? 

👤 Instructor: Gabriel Popkin

Saturday
21 October

Lessons Learned Down the Mississippi

time 2 p.m.

M-I-SS-I…

👤 Instructor: Alyssum Pohl

Sunday
8 October

The Basics of Investing

time 1:30 p.m.

If you get the facts about saving and investing and follow through with an intelligent plan, you should be able to gain financial security over the years.

👤 Instructor: Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

Saturday
30 September

Reinterpreting Pop Culture Through the Hard Side of Japanese Idol Music

time 1 p.m.

Some people try to shift paradigms; others take a club to them and make beautiful art from the shards.

👤 Instructor: Homicidol Maniac

Sunday
24 September

DC State Fair: A Puppet Demo with Wit’s End Puppets

time 5 p.m.

Think of it as a puppet petting zoo.

👤 Instructor: Wit's End Puppets

DC State Fair: Urban Agriculture Panel Discussion

time 4 p.m.

👤 Instructor: Knowledge Commons DC

Improv Comedy for Beginners

time 3 p.m.

Whether you’re looking to be a part of the next great generation of great comedians or you just want to strengthen your humerus, this class is for you!

👤 Instructor: Murphy McHugh

DC State Fair: Build Your Own Body Weight Workout

time 3 p.m.

Get ready to move!

👤 Instructor: Gitanjali Borkar

DC State Fair: Fingerpainting

time 2 p.m.

Let's get hands-on with fingerpainting!

👤 Instructor: Liz Liang

DC State Fair: Public Space Recycling with Anacostia Riverkeeper

time 1 p.m.

Reduce. Reuse. RECYCLE.

👤 Instructor: Anacostia Riverkeeper

DC State Fair: Flower Arrangement Demo

time 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the beauty around you.

👤 Instructor: Kathy Jentz

Tuesday
19 September

Cancelled
Super Smash Bros. for Beginner and Intermediate Players

time 7 p.m.

You, too, can smash attack and win! 

👤 Instructor: Anthony Ashford

Saturday
19 August

Explain Yourself! A Critical Look at Our Identities Through Social Media Posting

time 2 p.m.

Share your posts IRL and we'll give you some likes.

👤 Instructor: Ari Hock

Sunday
13 August

It’s Alive! Brewing and Bottling Your Own Kombucha

time 1:30 p.m.

There’s a rumor that kombucha is on tap at every gas station in Oregon. Whether that’s true or not, you can also be a part of this brew-your-own trend.

👤 Instructors: Mika Weinstein, Sara Gassman

Tuesday
8 August

Queer Book Club: ODY-C, Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa

time 7 p.m.

The Odyssey is reimagined as gender-swapped science fiction graphic novel.

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski

Saturday
29 July

Exploratory Jogging: Chasing Waterfalls

time 10 a.m.

Don't stick to the trails and sunny forecasts you're used to: The verdant trail leading to one of D.C.'s least-known waterfalls is best explored during heavy rain.

👤 Instructor: Geoff Patterson

Tuesday
18 July

Super Smash Bros. for Beginners

time 7 p.m.

You, too, can smash attack and win! 

👤 Instructor: Anthony Ashford

Tuesday
11 July

Queer Book Club: Weetzie Bat

time 7 p.m.

Weetzie Bat and her best friend Dirk search across L.A. for the most dangerous angel of all … true love.

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski