Classes + Events

Upcoming classes

Thursday
23 February
2017

KCDC Book Club: The Origins of Totalitarianism

time 6:30 p.m. Registration is closed

As the old saying goes: “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”

👤 Instructor: Elena Goukassian

Friday
24 February

Zydeco in Two (Easy) Steps

KCDC Event time 6:30 p.m. Registration is open

Get ready for Mardi Gras, y’all!

👤 Instructor: Heather Carter

Sunday
26 February

Behind the Scenes: History Museum Education

time 12:30 p.m. Waitlist

D.C. has many museums that cover historical topics. Who works at them, and what do they do?

👤 Instructors: Katharine Mead, Sarah Jencks, Sonia Booth

Monday
27 February

Winter Wellness with Essential Oils

time 6:30 p.m. Registration is open

Learn how to use essential oils to get through the winter blues and avoid those pesky colds.

👤 Instructor: Priscilla Rodgers

Wednesday
1 March

Know Your Rights as a D.C. Tenant

time 6:30 p.m. Registration is open

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

👤 Instructor: Marc Borbely

Behind the Scenes: Knowledge Commons DC

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

Yep, that’s us! Who came up with the idea for Knowledge Commons DC, and what does it mean to be a “free school”? 

👤 Instructors: Kate Clark, Knowledge Commons DC

Thursday
9 March

Queer Book Club: Before Night Falls

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

“I tell my truth like a Jew who has suffered from racism, a Russian who has been in the Gulag, or any human being who has eyes to see things as they are: I cry out: therefore I am.”

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski

Wednesday
29 March

Things Fall Apart: The Music of 1999

time 6:30 p.m.


Do you believe in life after love? Want no scrubs? Livin’ la vida loca? There’s more behind these hits than you think. 

👤 Instructor: Neal Fersko

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 21 March

Monday
24 April

The Fermi Paradox: Where Are All the Aliens?

time 6:30 p.m.

Think we’re alone in the universe? Statistics say you should think again. 

👤 Instructor: Simon Kanter

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 16 April

Recent classes

Sunday
19 February
2017

Behind the Scenes: Denizens Brewing Company

time 2 p.m.

Diverse beers presented by diverse brewers.

Wednesday
15 February

Behind the Scenes: Washington Area Bicyclist Association

time 6 p.m.

Better bike lanes. Better bike laws. Better bicyclists. Better bicycling.

Monday
13 February

Behind the Scenes: &pizza

time 6 p.m.

Learn all about D.C.'s most successful pizza chain (& eat some pizza after).

Thursday
9 February

Queer Book Club: Symptoms of Being Human

time 7 p.m.

Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And genderfluid.

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski

Behind the Job: Journalism

time 6:30 p.m.

Find the truth among fake news and alternative facts.

👤 Instructor: David Colton

Monday
6 February

Cancelled
Behind the Scenes: &pizza

time 6 p.m.

Learn all about D.C.'s most successful pizza chain (& eat some pizza after).

Tuesday
31 January

Petworth Citizen Happy Hour

time 5 p.m.

Join us for a fundraiser before we kick off our 2017 classes! 

👤 Instructor: Knowledge Commons DC

Thursday
5 January

Queer Book Club: A Single Man

time 7 p.m.

"Wry, suddenly manic, constantly funny, surprisingly sad, this novel catches the texture of life itself." Don't believe the back cover? Read it yourself!

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski