Classes + Events

KCDC’s 5th anniversary session

Upcoming classes

Thursday
5 May
2016

Record Collecting 101: Vinyl Happy Hour With Som Records

KCDC Event time 7 p.m. Waitlist

Records aren’t just giant grooved drink coasters! Come learn how to enhance your music collection.

👤 Instructor: Neal Becton

Tuesday
10 May

Achieving Your Fitness Goals, One Step at a Time

time 7 p.m.

Getting fit doesn’t have to involve early-morning slogs on the “dreadmill.” It can be fun! And measurable!

👤 Instructor: Gitanjali Borkar

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 2 May

Thursday
12 May

Don’t Kale My Vibe

time 6:30 p.m.

Shop for your food like no one is judging you.

👤 Instructor: Casey Dunajick

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 4 May

Saturday
14 May

Club de Lectura en Español

time 2 p.m.

Practique Español en nuestro club de lectura de KCDC!

👤 Instructor: Dilia Hernández

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 6 May

Sunday
15 May

Japanese Weaving

time 10 a.m.

Learn to make bracelets, necklaces, and more!

👤 Instructor: Rachel Kaufman

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 7 May

Historic Brookland Walking Tour

time 1 p.m.

Brooklyn? Boring. Brookland? Yes, please!

👤 Instructor: Caroline Petti

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 7 May

Monday
16 May

Satisfy We: User Experience Design for the Wannabe UXD Professional

time 6 p.m.

Beginner and wannabe UXD professionals unite!

👤 Instructor: Kaytee Nesmith

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 8 May

Designing on a Dime: Get a Grown-up Home

time 7 p.m.

It’s time to let the Ikea futon, wobbly TV stand, and plastic plates go.

👤 Instructor: Rebecca Margao

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 8 May

Tuesday
17 May

Office Gardening

time 6 p.m.

It’s okay to bring your green thumb to work. 

👤 Instructor: Mark Seltzer

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 9 May

Mass Incarceration in America

time 7 p.m.

This class will examine our society’s use of the criminal “justice” system as a mechanism for producing mass suffering and prisons as a mechanism of control over certain populations.

👤 Instructor: Alec Karakatsanis

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 9 May

Wednesday
18 May

Bellydance for Beginners

time 6:30 p.m.

Are you ready to shimmy?

👤 Instructor: Gretchen Clare

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 10 May

Thursday
19 May

Very Basic Basque

time 6:30 p.m.

Ikusi eta ikasi! (Translation: See and learn!)

👤 Instructor: Kutz Arrieta

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 11 May

Saturday
21 May

Stress Relief with Laughter Yoga

time 2 p.m.

Don’t laugh! Laughter yoga is a real thing. Wait — do laugh. That’s the point!

👤 Instructor: Alban Pruthi

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 13 May

Sunday
22 May

Teddy’s Island: A Walking Tour

time 1 p.m.

Explore the area around the lesser-known Roosevelt memorial. This one’s on an island.

👤 Instructor: Geoff Patterson

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 14 May

Monday
23 May

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, too.

👤 Instructor: Marc Borbely

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 15 May

Wednesday
25 May

Anesthesia Through the Ages

time 6:30 p.m.

You will be SO GLAD you live in the 21st century after this class.

👤 Instructor: Jason Fehr

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 17 May

Thursday
26 May

Waste Not, Want Not

time 7 p.m.

WALL-E gets the most out of everything. So can you.

👤 Instructor: Casey Dunajick

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 18 May

Movie Night at City Blossoms: ‘WALL-E’

time 8:30 p.m.

Stick around for WALL-E’s live demonstration of the principles behind Waste Not, Want Not.

👤 Instructor: KCDC

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 18 May

Saturday
28 May

Exploratory Jogging: Architectural Digest Edition

time 10 a.m.

Don’t just run by those fancy D.C. houses with your mouth agape; stop and learn what they’re all about!

👤 Instructor: Meghan Hardy

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 20 May

Tuesday
31 May

We’re Cancer Survivors; Ask Us Anything!

time 6:30 p.m.

Have some awkward/uncomfortable questions about cancer? We’ll answer them all!

👤 Instructors: Geoff Patterson, Stacie Marinelli

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 23 May

Prisons, Profit, and Human Beings

time 7 p.m.

This follow-up to KCDC’s popular Mass Incarceration in America class delves deeper into the criminal “justice” system by examining profit motives and financial incentives.

👤 Instructor: Alec Karakatsanis

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 23 May

Wednesday
1 June

The Science and Sociology of Color

time 6:30 p.m.

Roses are red. Robins’ eggs are blue. This color theory class has much to teach you!

👤 Instructor: Diana M. Lautenberger

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 24 May

Thursday
2 June

More Than Meets the Eye: Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera

time 6 p.m.

Have a DSLR but don’t know how best to use it? Want to refresh your camera skills? This class is for you!

👤 Instructor: Rich Press

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 25 May

Saturday
4 June

Knotty by Nature: Sailing for Beginners

time 10 a.m.

Sick of high gas prices? It could be time to convert to wind power! Learn how in this out-on-the-water class.

👤 Instructor: Amanda Leslie

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 27 May

Sunday
5 June

To the Point: The Basics of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

time 3 p.m.

Very important: There will be no needle-sticking involved. (You need to go to school and get a license for that.)

👤 Instructors: Hannah Dwertman, Seth Shamon

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 27 May

Tuesday
7 June

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 31 May

Sunday
12 June

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine

time 3 p.m.

Qi is more than just a handy Scrabble word.

👤 Instructors: Hannah Dwertman, Seth Shamon

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 27 May

Tuesday
14 June

Getting Your Ish Together: Orderly Thinking About Home Organization

time 7 p.m.

There’s hope for your overflowing home, but you’re going to have to get rid of some crap.

👤 Instructor: Emily Hemphill

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 6 June

Saturday
25 June

Liquid Assets: Lost Streams, Dueling Railroads, and D.C. Craft Alcohol

time 10 a.m.

Ride through the hidden industrial heart of D.C. and learn why the city’s craft distilleries and breweries are where they are.

👤 Instructor: David Ramos

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on 17 June

Recent classes

Friday
29 April
2016

Here We Go-Go: Marvin Gaye, Go-Go Music, and the Arts in D.C.

time 6:30 p.m.

Music and art in the District of Columbia: Where has it been and where is it go-going?

👤 Instructors: Michael L. Chambers II, Natalie Hopkinson

Thursday
28 April

The Story of D.C.’s Black Broadway on U

time 7 p.m.

Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong … any names ring a bell?

👤 Instructors: Bernard Demczuk, Shellée Haynesworth

Sunday
24 April

Everyone’s a Drummer: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in “Male” Genres

time 6 p.m.

Yo, rocking out is for any gender. Come celebrate how.

👤 Instructor: Isabelle De Leon