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Across the Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Come on a unique journey across the cosmos. We’ll begin at the beginning almost 14 billion years ago when the Universe was smaller than an atom and continue on to the present, all the while exploring its many extraordinary features. We will then look towards the future and speculate where we are all going. This voyage is perfect for anyone who has...

$12
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Urban Tantra®: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual/spiritual explorers that can be used by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice; it is a way of life and a path to spiritual growth. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be found in both everyday life and in peak sexual experiences. We...

$155
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A Dreadful History of Vampires

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

A Dreadful History of Vampires, Werewolves, and Things That Go Bump In The Night Just in time for the spookiness of Halloween, let's explore America's favorite fears: vampires, werewolves, and more! Leave Bram Stoker in the dust with a new favorite blood-sucker like Varney the Vampire, and learn whether silver bullets are...

$10
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Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

"Bronx Man Leads Russian Revolution" and other Stories of Espionage Slip into the covert history of New York City, and follow in the footsteps of four centuries of spies. Explore New York’s finest hotels and most elegant office towers, as well as its toughest docks and most derelict tenements, through the eyes of an active agent. Along...

$10
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New Year's Traditions

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate New Year's with fireworks and alcohol, let alone at all? Well, wonder no more!  In this class you will learn about the earliest New Year's celebrations and how many of those early civilizations melded together to create the party we know and love today. From the ancient Mesopotamians...

$8
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Making the Queer Scene

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 Fifth Ave At 103rd St, New York, New York 10029

Whether at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, far West Side hangouts like the Ramrod and the Mineshaft in the 1970s, lesbian bars like the Clit Club, or the drag and performance spaces of the East Village in the 1980s and '90s, bars and clubs have long been places where LGBT people have come together to socialize, celebrate community, and push back...

$25
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Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal

at Brooklyn Brainery - Gowanus
567 Union St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Lying at the epicenter of one of Brooklyn's most rapidly gentrifying (and expensive) neighborhoods is a toxic waste site and open sewer: That's right, it's the Gowanus Canal. This waterway is mostly famous for its stench and as a repository for dead bodies, but did you know that the Gowanus's story begins before Brooklyn was its own...

$15
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Drugs and Society

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - SoHo
172 Mulberry St, New York, New York 10013

Through the use of globalized, brand-name pharmaceuticals and illicit tinkering, drugs act upon our physical well-being and sense of self, creating relations of care, dependence, and exploitation in their wake. Informed by Marxist theory, feminism, and science studies, this class interrogates how drugs – both engineered pharmaceuticals and pleasurably...

$315

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Aesthetics and the Senses

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

The event of art, Jacques Rancière writes, plays out in “form, a burst of colour, an acceleration of rhythm, a pause between words, a movement, or a glimmering surface.” Art, in other words, transforms the “sensible fabric” of life “at the cost of constantly merging its own reasons with those belonging to other spheres of experience.”...

$315

4 sessions

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More than a Hipster Touchstone

at Think Olio - Boerum Hill
61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

More than a Hipster Touchstone:  Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears -- angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies -- I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel's seminal 1998...

$12
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Never Mind the Bollocks!: The Truth Behind Punk Style

at Think Olio - Manhattan
611 BROADWAY, Suite 900, New York, New York 10012

Punk rock is the poster child of street style. That’s what the fashion books tell us, and we’ve come to accept it as truth that original ‘70s punk was born on the streets of London with disenfranchised kids using clothing as a signifier of everything they hated.  While it’s always wise to ‘not let the truth get in the way of a good story’,...

$20
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The Search For Life in the Universe

at Think Olio - Crown Heights
899 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Throughout history people have looked at the sky with awe and wonder. One of the most pressing questions has been whether or not we are alone in the universe. Today, with cutting edge technology, we are on the brink of answering one of the most profound mysteries of all time. In this class we will explore the current state of our knowledge about life...

$12
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Paris the Insider Guide

at Fluent City - Williamsburg
188 Woodpoint Rd Store 1A, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Join Chris Beck, French language and culture master (literally - he has two masters degrees in this stuff), for a night of insider tales and tips on the City of Light.  What You'll Get: Essential customs and phrases to get by in Paris An interactive map of Paris with curated spots for nightlife, food, shopping, art...

$40
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Cultures of Resilience Roundtable:

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Join us for an evening of poetry introducing the upcoming COP 22 event – a United Nations Climate Change Conference. We will welcome Salima Yacoubi Soussane, journalist and UN Correspondent covering the COP 22 at the UN in New York. A historic Paris Agreement was adopted last year during COP 21, aiming at limiting the temperature increase to 1.5 °C...

$10
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Kill Bill Vol. 1: Quentin Tarantino as Mash-Up DJ

at Think Olio - Brooklyn
575 Degraw St,, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Join us for an evening at Brooklyn Boulders as Professor Geoff Klock (the man who won a grant to study Kill Bill) shows us through an hours worth of clips from his favorite Tarantino film. Tarantino steals music, dialogue, fight moves, costumes, and set design from an international host of D-list movies. But Kill Bill is more than a game of Spot that...

$25
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