Classes + Events

Upcoming classes

Saturday
3 November
2018

Fall Tree Identification

time 1 p.m.

Tree-hee! Foliage gazing for free! 

👤 Instructor: Gabriel Popkin

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 26 October

Tuesday
13 November

Queer Book Club: Speak No Evil

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

Niru is a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school in Washington, D.C., and his prospects are bright. But Niru is queer — a sin to his conservative Nigerian parents.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Recent classes

Tuesday
16 October
2018

Queer Book Club: No Ashes in the Fire

time 7 p.m.

Darnell L. Moore shares the journey taken by a scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Thursday
11 October

Community Calendar: Personal Style as Soft Power

time 7 p.m.

The term “soft power” is widely used in international affairs, but what happens when you apply soft power in your own life?

👤 Instructor: Courtney Rae O’Neal

Monday
8 October

Anacostans: Where They Lived, How They Lived

time 3 p.m.

This Indigenous Peoples' Day, learn about the first people who lived here in D.C.

👤 Instructor: Armand Lione

Saturday
6 October

How to Make a Roux

time noon

Nearly every mouth-watering Cajun dish starts with a roux; learn (and taste!) how a simple mix of oil and flour can transform a dish.

👤 Instructor: Mallory Domingue

Sunday
23 September

DC State Fair: Washington Improv Theater

time 5 p.m.

Is improv as fun as it looks? Yes!

👤 Instructor: Washington Improv Theater

DC State Fair: Public Space Recycling with Anacostia Riverkeeper

time 4 p.m.

Reduce. Reuse. RECYCLE. 

👤 Instructor: Anacostia Riverkeeper

DC State Fair: Food Recovery

time 3 p.m.

Wait! Don't toss that squash. (Or these chickpeas.)

👤 Instructor: DC Food Recovery Working Group

DC State Fair: DC Rawhides Country Western Dance Workshop

time 2 p.m.

Bring your cowboy boots and your sense of fun.

👤 Instructor: DC Rawhides

DC State Fair: Flower Arranging Demo

time 1 p.m.

Bouquets to amaze!

👤 Instructor: Kathy Jentz

DC State Fair: Urban Fruit Trees

time noon

👤 Instructor: Laura Schatzman

DC State Fair: Fingerpainting Fun

time 11 a.m.

Get hands-on with fingerpainting.

👤 Instructor: Knowledge Commons DC

Monday
17 September

Queer Book Club: Carry On

time 7 p.m.

After the Sorting HatCrucible pairs HarrySimon and DracoBaz as roommates, an obsessive rivalry starts to feel a little like an obsessive crush.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Tuesday
28 August

I Can’t Draw and So Can You: Garden Edition

time 6:30 p.m.

Doodle nature in a beautiful setting!

👤 Instructors: Hannah Dean, Sonia Booth

Monday
27 August

Open Meeting with the Knowledge Commons DC Wonder Dojo

time 7 p.m.

Our free school needs your input! 

👤 Instructor: Knowledge Commons DC

Wednesday
22 August

Improve Your Googling

time 7 p.m.

Don't get caught in a web of bad links. 

👤 Instructor: David Blum

Monday
20 August

Meet Your Anacostia River: A Boat Tour

time 6 p.m.

The Anacostia River might not (yet) be swimmable, but it is boatable!

👤 Instructor: Trey Sherard

Tuesday
14 August

Queer Book Club: Surpassing Certainty

time 7 p.m.

Long before she became a leading media figure, Janet Mock was a girl taking the time she needed to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others.

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Saturday
21 July

Cancelled
Meet Your Anacostia River: A Boat Tour

time 2:15 p.m.

The Anacostia River might not (yet) be swimmable, but it is boatable!

👤 Instructor: Trey Sherard

Monday
9 July

Queer Book Club: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

time 7 p.m.

Survival in Miles City, Montana, means blending in and leaving well enough alone, and Cam becomes an expert at both. Then Coley Taylor moves to town…

👤 Instructor: Johnna Percell

Saturday
30 June

How to Shuck an Oyster

time 2 p.m.

Come hungry and leave with the knowledge necessary to approach the raw bar with confidence — or to set up your own at home!

👤 Instructor: Gardner Douglas

Monday
25 June

Resources for Gardening in D.C.

time 7 p.m.

Learn about local gardens and gardening resources.

👤 Instructor: Kathy Jentz

Thursday
21 June

Introduction to Arabic Music

time 7 p.m.

Discover new musical instruments and rhythms.

👤 Instructor: Gretchen Clare