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Getty Center: Un-Highlights Tour

at Museum Hack - Brentwood 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, California 90049

Made for museum lovers and skeptics alike, our Un-Highlights tour of the Getty Center will show you a side of the Getty you’ve never seen before!  Join our renegade tour guides on a high-energy, two-hour group tour through this visual arts mecca with a “tasting menu” approach as you learn the crazy true stories behind a selection of art...

Saturday Aug 24th, 11am - 1pm

How to Be a Weirdo

at Urban Elective - Sherman Oaks 13730 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423

Full course title: How to Be a Weirdo: Urban Legends, The Occult, and Conspiracy Theories Our course is all about weird subjects. We’ll be covering cryptozoology, conspiracy theories, and the paranormal. Each class will be on a different subject, so we recommend taking all 6 classes to get the full weird experience. Or just pick your favorite!...

Monday Sep 9th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

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The Dark History of Los Angeles

at Urban Elective - Downtown 700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, California 90012

The Dark History of Los Angeles is a course consisting of murder and mayhem in Los Angeles from the 1850s to present day. You will learn about the city by bearing witness to its iconic, and lesser known, crimes. You will become acquainted with the devils and the angels who once called Los Angeles home. There are no prerequisites for the course—all...

Monday Sep 9th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

The Age of Dinosaurs

at Urban Elective - West Los Angeles 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90064

The Mesozoic, or “Age of Dinosaurs”, was a fascinating span of 184 million years that was critical in determining how our present world came to be. This course will explore fundamental biological principles through the context of life in the Mesozoic, focused on the lives, evolution, and ecology of dinosaurs. We will also discuss some of the greatest...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

9-11 Reconsidered

at El Camino College - Torrance 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

The events of September 11, 2001, are well-known. But what if everything we know about 9/11 is wrong or incomplete? What if we look at video evidence from a distance of 18 years and see September 11 in a new light? If you dare to think the "unthinkable," join this reconsideration of the unforgettable events in New York City, Washington, D.C., and...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$125

6 sessions

True American Crime

at Urban Elective - Boyle Heights 2350 Sunrise St, Los Angeles, California 90023

This course will explore true crime through two real-life murders. We will deep-dive into the case, the suspects, and the tools that both law enforcement and lawyers use to make their case. You will learn how to look at a crime with a keen eye to determine who is guilty and who is not; you will explore the various ways in which evidence proves –...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

Intro to Rhetoric Through Film and Television

at Urban Elective - Covina 1580 W San Bernardino Rd Unit H, Covina, California 91722

Movies and television have a really important role in our lives. Whether you connect with a story that feels like your own or you are transported into the life of someone else – movies have been a loyal and memorable friend for many of us. But what makes movies so great? What can movies and television teach us about the way we communicate? Whether...

Sunday Sep 15th, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

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Fall Lecture: Art Movements from the Roaring 20’s

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405

The 20th century was an age of dramatic social and political change, with artistic movements simultaneously echoing and influencing those changes. Through the Jazz Age, the Great Depression, two world wars, and the increasing influence of European art upon American sensibilities, artists have captured the ebb and flow of social changes within their...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 12pm

  (2 sessions)
$59

2 sessions

From Sondheim to Hamilton: The History of Musicals

at Urban Elective - Sherman Oaks 13730 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423

History of Musicals is a class for anyone, from the Hamilfans to the rock dwellers who don’t even know their Do-Re-Mi’s. We will cover everything from operetta and vaudeville to the Disney Renaissance and what La La Land got wrong. There will be some lecture, but students should mostly expect an interactive environment with discussion, videos,...

Monday Oct 21st, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

Intro to Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

at Urban Elective - Hancock Park 600 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036

This course will introduce students to the power dynamics of varying aspects of gender and sexuality that play out in society. We will discuss gender as a social construct; get deep into feminist theory; seek out when, where, and in what ways femininity and masculinity are represented in the current culture; distinguish between “masculinity” and...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 5pm - 7pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

Intro to the Art of Bonsai

at Urban Elective - Boyle Heights 671 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, California 90023

Students will first receive an overview into the art and history of bonsai; students will then venture into styling techniques, tools, and horticulture for bonsai. Students will learn how to prepare, maintain, and style their own bonsai and will leave the class as an experienced bonsai owner! Materials Fee: $50 payable via check or cash on the first...

Thursday Sep 12th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

Herbal Supplements: Basics for the Everyday Consumer

at Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut 1100 N Grand Ave Bldg 40, Walnut, California 91789

Participants in this interactive workshop will be introduced to the herbal supplements industry and the products they sell.  Participants will also be introduced to the various health benefits and common mistakes involving medicinal plants and supplements advertised and sold in stores and the internet.   Participants in this class will...

Saturday Aug 31st, 9am - 2pm

Memoir I: Memorable Memoir Workshop

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

Saturday Oct 5th, 2pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)
$425

7 sessions

Intro to Astronomy & Astrophysics

at Urban Elective - Boyle Heights 2350 Sunrise St, Los Angeles, California 90023

Through this course, students with an interest in planets, stars, galaxies, and outer space will become acquainted with the world of astronomy and astrophysics. From history to today’s theories on the expansion of the universe, students will navigate and understand this fascinating world around them while also receiving insights into science and...

Monday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$129

6 sessions

Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

at Expedition 2 Corp - Downtown 833 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90014

Experience Los Angeles Like Never Before - Expedition 2 has designed Los Angeles Downtown Food Tour showcases the innovation and trendy restaurants of the Los Angeles culinary world. Having a office in Downtown LA for over 20+ years Expedition 2 Inc. has knowledge of DTLA like no one else.  We will share history of downtown, take...

Saturday Sep 21st, 11:30am - 2:30pm

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