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7 classes in-person in Washington DC have spots left, and 6 classes live online are available.

DC Grand Day Tour

Loba Tours @ 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Grand Tour is a comprehensive tour with one of the DC tour guides from Loba Tours. Guests are taken to all the monuments & memorials while giving fascinating facts to make every visit in DC a memorable one. You will love the Grand Tour, guests will fully be engaged and entertained while visiting the wonderful DC attractions. We can help guests get the best pictures of DC on this Washington DC bus tour, come join the fun!

Saturday Jun 10th, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Mt. Vernon Tour

Loba Tours @ 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

This is a very exciting 5 hour tour that brings you back to the days when America the Greatest Nation on Earth was coming to life. You will experience first hand where George Washington The Father of our Great Nation ,lived, walked, and dined. On your way you will experience Old Town Alexandria, one of the only cities in the world where you will see as you drive the Masonic Temple and much more...

Friday Jun 9th, 11am–4pm Eastern Time

DC After Dark Tour

Loba Tours @ 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

The DC After Dark 3 hour Tour is a guided tour with a guide to take you to all the memorials while giving facts to make your visits a memorable one. You will love the DC After Dark tour!  TOUR INCLUDES:  The White House  Jefferson Memorial  MLK Memorial  Lincoln Memorial  Vietnam Memorial  Korean War Memorial And Many More. Are you busy taking care of your business and don’t have much time to spare,...

Friday Jun 9th, 7:30–10:30pm Eastern Time

Monuments at Night

Washington Photo Safari @ 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037

After giving an orientation on the basic techniques of nighttime photography, Instructor E. David Luria takes you to the most photogenic areas on the western end of the National Mall. We begin our DC at night photo tour along the Mall at the Lincoln Memorial with its majestic statue of President Lincoln. From there we walk along the Mall and visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Three Servicemen Statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. ...

Sunday Aug 13th, 7:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

DC At Night By Smartphone

Washington Photo Safari @ 302 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20224

Most of our monuments look even better at night than they do in the daytime! So on this special photo safari designed for smartphone users we are going to take you to DC’s best-known memorials after dark and show you where and how to take great pictures with your phone! And smartphones themselves are getting better every year in low-light situations! The late-model I-Phones, Samsungs, Motorola, LG, and Google Phones are much better now than their...

Friday Jun 9th, 8:15–10:15pm Eastern Time

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DC By Day: A Smartphone User’s Paradise

Washington Photo Safari @ US Capitol Grounds, Washington, DC 20016

Spend an afternoon visiting DC’s best-known memorials and learn where and how to take great pictures with your Smartphone! Washington DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, by night or day. So on this special photo safari designed for smartphone users we are going to take a limited number of clients to DC’s best-known memorials and show you where and how to take great pictures with your phone! And smartphones themselves are...

Sunday Jun 25th, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

Georgetown Foodie Tour

Mangia DC Food Tours @ 3430 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Georgetown is a prestigious neighborhood in DC well known for being home to some of the city’s most notable residents, embassies, local commerce, and culinary gems. This is the perfect neighborhood to eat your way through! Your local expert guide will take you off of the main M Street drag where you will be surprised to learn about the significant political and cultural history of its famous residents including the Kennedys and an Emmy award-winning...

Friday Jun 9th, 1–4:30pm Eastern Time

Philosophy of History

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental questions related to the philosophy of history. This course will survey these attempts to grapple...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Becoming Cyborg: Science and Science-Fiction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Feminist science studies scholar Donna Haraway writes: “By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are all cyborgs.” Haraway goes on to argue in her canonical essay, “A Manifesto For Cyborgs,” that to be a cyborg means to live in a world without tidy origin stories or innocent wholeness. Instead, it is about partial connections, complex...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Ethnopornography: Race, Erotics, and Domination

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Early anthropology had a sex problem. By day it studied kinship—how legitimately procreative sex produces a society—collected intimate items, and photographed naked subjects; by night, it hung around corners, pestered and menaced its way into intimate spaces. These early anthropologists were not alone. Their settler peers developed obsessions in schoolgirls and purchased wives, in erotic genres of parlor photography, in romantic rape literature,...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Don Quixote: Into the World of the Book

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote is, perhaps above all else, a book about books. The title character’s voracious consumption of books of chivalry drives him mad, leading him to interpret windmills as giants, common inns as majestic castles, and prostitutes as highborn damsels. In addition to the medieval romances that Don Quixote reads, a variety of texts in different forms populate the narrative: Arabic manuscripts, short stories...

Wednesday Jun 14th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Antonio Gramsci: Prison Notebooks

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

At Antonio Gramsci’s 1928 trial, the prosecutor famously demanded, “we must stop this brain working for twenty years!” Despite being imprisoned in rather brutal conditions by Mussolini’s fascist government, this goal was not achieved. Gramsci would produce, in the notes, scraps, fragments, commentaries, and essays, that constitute his so-called prison notebooks, his most famous thinking. Although the work covers tremendous ground—from...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Mental Health & the Law: Politics, Psychology & Profit

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

What is “mental health” and how has it been shaped by the law? From defining wellness to restricting the rights of the unwell, setting parameters for treatment, and regulating and protecting the pharmaceutical companies that develop and market psychological drugs (often to immense profits), government laws are fundamental to the ways mental health is experienced, perceived, policed, and commodified. But, how did the modern legal regime of mental...

Sunday Jul 16th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

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Story-Telling at the Nat’l Museum of American History

Washington Photo Safari @ 1300 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

Smartphone Photography: Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History This safari is especially designed for smartphone users! Her face says it all: “You can make me sit in a segregated part of this train, but you can’t break my spirit.” Her face is proud, resolute, her chin is held high, her lips are tight, her hands firmly clasped in her lap, as if to say: “Someday, one day, we will be able to sit anywhere we want. I might...

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DC Skyline at Night By Smartphone or Camera!

Washington Photo Safari @ 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20002

As pretty as the nation’s capital is by day, at night it really shines - Learn how to photograph the DC skyline at night! As pretty as the nation’s capital is by day, at night it really shines! So, on this new safari we take you to three of the best places to photograph the city in its “blue hour” and nighttime lights, while a professional Paris-trained photographer gives you guidance on camera and smartphone settings to get the best images!...

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Writing About Place

The Writer's Center @ 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815

Participants in this workshop will share their projects and discuss short readings from a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, memoir, and fantasy. We will discuss the various ways to establish an immersive sense of place in your writing, including historical context, natural description, dialogue, and more. Participants will gain a friendly, encouraging workshop environment and feedback on their projects, as well as new ideas for how...

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$115

3 sessions

Conflict, Tension, and Pacing

The Writer's Center @ 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815

It's often said that without conflict there's no story. It also holds true that strengthening the conflict in any type of fiction will bump up the tension and turn a limp, ordinary tale into an extraordinary adventure.  Whether you choose to write literary fiction, mysteries, family sagas, thrillers, historical fiction, sci-fi or fantasy--you can learn techniques for drawing readers in.  Join us for coffee, pastries and a lively discussion....

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Carnegie Library Building Tour

National Building Museum @ 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Presented in conjunction with the Historical Society’s exhibit, DISTRICT II currently on view at the National Building Museum, this experiential tour will explore how concepts of race and difference impact how citizens are allowed, prohibited, discouraged, or encouraged to share space.  Public space speaks to how we share space with one another and who is seen as having “a right to the city.”  Ideas about who has access...

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District II Walking Tour: Billy Luck’s Mt. Vernon Sq

National Building Museum @ 801 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and photographer and architectural history raconteur Chris Earnshaw for a stroll and discover the people, places and scenes of bygone Mt. Vernon Square.   This gently paced 90-minute walking tour will begin outside the main entrance to the Carnegie Library and end at the west entrance to the National Building Museum; participants are encouraged to visit the related DISTRICT II exhibit, including...

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