Classes + Events

Behind the Scenes classes return in September. Look for other classes in October–November.

Upcoming classes

Saturday
1 October
2016

Canceled
Behind the Scenes: Ride With Riide

time 6 p.m.

Take a riide with us, from Riide’s new Shaw showroom.

Sunday
2 October

Exploratory Jogging: Trail Edition

time 10:30 a.m. Waitlist

Trails are softer on your knees than roads, until you trip and fall.

👤 Instructors: Geoff Patterson, Meghan Hardy

Tuesday
4 October

KCDC Session 16 Opening Party

KCDC Event time 5 p.m. Registration is open

Fall 2016 brings KCDC (session) 16. Meet the community and have a drink in celebration!

Queer Book Club: The Left Hand of Darkness

time 7 p.m. Registration is open

Winter is coming. Not that winter, but this Winter (“an alien world whose inhabitants can choose — and change — their gender”) may be even cooler.

👤 Instructor: Shira Pilarski

Wednesday
5 October

Making Your Favorite Foods by Fermentation

time 6:30 p.m. Registration is closed

Beer, cheese, yogurt, and bread…do it yourself!

👤 Instructor: Matt Colombo

Sunday
9 October

How to Lose Weight Eating Chocolate

time 2 p.m.

Think chocolate and weight loss can’t go together? Think again!

👤 Instructor: Joe Bernstein

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 1 October

Monday
10 October

Behind the Scenes: WAMU

time 12:30 p.m.

It is proper to bow/curtsy if you see Diane Rehm on her way to lunch.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 2 October

Saturday
15 October

Exploratory Jogging: Halloween Special!

time 10:30 a.m.

Don your scariest running gear — but hold the garlic, please.

👤 Instructor: Meghan Hardy

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 7 October

Indigenous Corps of Discovery Presents: A Presidential Portrait Gallery Expedition

time 2 p.m.

As the next election approaches, there are some things you should know about past presidents and their policies.

👤 Instructor: DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 7 October

Sunday
16 October

Behind the Scenes: Pleasant Pops

time 5 p.m.

Once you pop…

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 8 October

Monday
17 October

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

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 9 October

Tuesday
18 October

Design Your Own Body Weight Training Workout

time 6:30 p.m.

Who needs a gym? Create a personalized workout that requires no equipment other than yourself.

👤 Instructor: Gitanjali Borkar

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 10 October

Thursday
20 October

Quick and Dirty Websites: Getting Online with Squarespace

time 6:30 p.m.

Build yourself a new home…on the web.

👤 Instructor: Andrew Gagliano

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 12 October

Saturday
22 October

Behind the Scenes: Harper Macaw Chocolate Factory

time 4:30 p.m.

What do you get when you bring together a Brazilian chocolate maker and a U.S. Marine veteran? A chocolate factory. 

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 14 October

Monday
24 October

Who Owns The Funk!?: The Genealogy of George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic

time 6:30 p.m.

Ow, we need the funk. We gotta have that funk!

👤 Instructor: Neal Fersko

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 16 October

Wednesday
26 October

Making Acorns Into Food

time 6:30 p.m.

Silly squirrel, acorns are for humans.

👤 Instructor: Matt Colombo

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 18 October

Sunday
30 October

Busting Weight Loss Myths

time 2 p.m.

Embrace the avocado!

👤 Instructor: Joe Bernstein

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 22 October

Wednesday
9 November

Sticks over Bics: Basics of Bow Drill Friction Fire

time 6:30 p.m.

Make a fire using a knife, string, and wood.

👤 Instructors: Joseph Ziobro, Matt Colombo

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 1 November

Thursday
10 November

Make Your Own Laser-Cut Jewelry

time 6 p.m.

Lasers do more than go pew pew pew.

👤 Instructor: Erika Rydberg

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 2 November

Salsa for Beginners

time 8 p.m.

Salsa: It’s not just for your chips. 

👤 Instructor: Raymond Wong

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 2 November

Sunday
20 November

Salsa for Beginners

time 1 p.m.

Salsa: It’s (still) not just for your chips.

👤 Instructor: Raymond Wong

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 12 November

Recent classes

Tuesday
27 September
2016

Behind the Scenes: Takoma Radio

time 5:45 p.m.

D.C.'s newest community radio station is now on air. You could be too.

Sunday
25 September

Behind the Scenes: RFK Stadium

time noon

RFK's seen a lot of action over the years. Get a piece of it. (The action, not the stadium. That's vandalism.)

Saturday
24 September

Behind the Scenes: Good Food Markets

time 2 p.m.

This neighborhood grocery and social enterprise brings healthy food and financing to food deserts.

👤 Instructor: Philip Sambol

Friday
23 September

Behind the Scenes: Union Kitchen

time 4 p.m.

Create. Contribute. Prosper. (Learn.)

Thursday
22 September

Behind the Scenes: Republic Restoratives

time 7 p.m.

Visit the world’s largest crowd-funded distillery, right here in D.C.

Monday
19 September

Behind the Scenes: Globe Electric Tattoo

time 7 p.m.

What's it like to be a tattoo artist? You don't know either? Then this class is for you!

Saturday
17 September

Behind the Scenes: Denizens Brewing Company

time 3 p.m.

Diverse beers presented by diverse brewers.

👤 Instructors: Emily Bruno, Jeff Ramirez, Julie Verratti

Behind the Scenes: National Museum of Women in the Arts

time noon

Five centuries of art. Created by women, enjoyed by everyone.

Tuesday
13 September

Behind the Scenes: Split

time 6 p.m.

D.C.'s ridesharing start-up helps you lickety Split.