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Beginner American MahJongg

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506

Come learn this historic game of strategy, logic, and luck--MahJongg! You'll learn gameplay basics, history, and how to play defense. This is an in-person course, be prepared to enjoy learning collaboratively by playing the game with other students.   The course begins with the history of MahJongg, then you'll learn how to understand the tiles and by the second class, you'll begin playing the game while learning gameplay structure. ...

Friday Jun 9th, 4:30–6pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$25

5 sessions

Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

Santa Monica College @ 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265

Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture & Malibu Potteries Tile: Adamson House and Serra Retreat Day 1, Lecture:  Proclaiming its romantic heritage from a variety of influences from many cultures and countries, Spanish Colonial Revival style is a mixture of graceful living, indigenous design, and historical references from Spanish, Moorish, Mexican, and Native American cultures.  This course will focus on the rich cultural heritage of...

Friday Jul 21st, 10am–12pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

$48

2 sessions

How to Meet and Connect with Women (3-Day Bootcamp)

Craft of Charisma

This bootcamp is an intensive program designed to help a man learn how to approach women, start conversations, and set up a dates. The program includes lecture, role-play, infield practice, and real time feedback from some of the world's top dating coaches. Day 1: Evening Session 1 Understand and overcome your fears: We start by explaining the causes of approach anxiety, answering your questions, and then working with you to understand and confront...

Friday Jul 28th, 7:30–11:30pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

$4,000

3 sessions

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

Weekly Torah Portion, Gleanings from the Torah

92nd Street Y

Back by popular demand! Join Abby Eisenberg for a weekly exploration of community, character and sanctity — elemental themes of the Torah. Throughout the year, we’ll consider texts that both challenge and inspire us as we read our sacred ancient words while gleaning modern meaning and relevance for our lives today.

Wednesday Jun 7th, 8–9pm Eastern Time

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Narcissism: Pathology, Culture, and Politics

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Do we live in an “Age of Narcissism,” or has vanity been with us always? Is narcissism necessarily pathological, or is it a structural feature of human subjectivity in general? Is narcissism a diagnostic concept, a moral problem, or a little bit of both at once? Are we all “narcissists”—or is it just you? In this course, we’ll consider the origins of narcissism as a clinical concept alongside its function as a polemical term in modern...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Georg Lukács: Consciousness and Revolution

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Written at the crest of the revolutionary wave sparked by the cataclysm of World War I and the 1917 Russian Revolution, Georg Lukács’ History and Class Consciousness stands as one of the most influential Marxist texts of the 20th century. Though suffused with the revolutionary spirit of its time, History and Class Consciousness nevertheless attempts to take stock of the failure of revolutions in Germany (both in Berlin and...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Feminist Economics: An Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Traditional economic thinking posits a frictionless universe of rational actors, profit-pursuing firms, and the harmonious equilibrium of supply and demand. What’s lost in this sanitized picture of economy is any recognition of the hierarchies that not only shape economic behavior and opportunity, but also, at the root, make capitalist economy exploitative and unequal—chief among these, gender relations. Often falling upon women are the tasks...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$315

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

The Incredible Women of the Bible

92nd Street Y

Rabbi Samantha Frank’s The Incredible Women of the Bible The women of the Bible are complex, crafty, and sometimes mysterious. Together, we’ll explore a few of their stories and consider what lessons we can learn for our lives today. Come with a sense of open inquiry! No prior Jewish study required — all genders welcome.

Monday Jun 5th, 1–2:15pm Eastern Time

Jean Paul Sartre: Being and Nothingness

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

For Jean-Paul Sartre, the fundamental philosophical problem of the modern age was how to respond to Friedrich Nietzsche’s dictum: god is dead, and so is, as a consequence, traditional western conceptions of morality, justice, and truth itself. In the cafes of occupied and post-war Paris, Sartre and his cohort of fellow existentialists attempted to meet Nietzsche’s challenge: to reimagine the basis of morality and value in a godless world. Very...

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Heidegger/Arendt: Philosophy, Influence, and Being

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger’s love affair is perhaps the most well-known, if not notorious, in modern Western letters. But, putting the more intimate aspects aside, how can we understand the intellectual connection, sometimes ardent, sometimes ambivalent, sometimes hostile that tied the two together for the majority of their adult lives—even after Heidegger’s turn to Nazism? In this course we will explore the affinities and differences...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

What it Means to See: Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Fascinated by its uncanny power and difference, both Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag dealt continuously with the nature and meaning of photography throughout their writing lives. Their engagement culminated in two works, published just a few years apart, which continue to tower over contemporary photographic theory: Sontag’s On Photography and Barthes’s Camera Lucida. Beyond their immersion in post-war French theory, both writers shared a view...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

AMA's Training Certificate Program

American Management Association

Our training for trainers program: how to build confidence and engage your audience The training field can change fast, which makes training for trainers crucial. New methodologies. New discoveries about the way adults learn. Changing expectations from trainees—and from your company. Our training the trainer courses give you the practical platform skills and confidence you need to succeed. This powerful seminar puts the latest trends and techniques...

Monday Jun 12th, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$2,695

4 sessions

Writing for Competitions, Residencies & Grants

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

This six-week workshop is for artists who have a project in development and are ready to start the application process. Through lectures, class discussions and guided personal research, students will develop and present a basic professional portfolio of text that includes a cover letter, CV, artist statement, project statement (or proposal) and biography. This portfolio of text can be used to apply to competitions, residency and small grant committees. ...

Wednesday Sep 20th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$575

6 sessions

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Book Signing and Lecture with J.C. Gordon

School of Multidimensional Healing @ 18271 W McDurmott, Irvine, CA 92614

"Join us for an Orange County Exclusive" "The Significance of the Near Death Experience and What it revealed to Me" Book Signing, Lecture, and Social Hour ( Books will be available for purchase) The Orange County Chapter of the International Association for Near-Death Studies is a monthly meeting, open to the public. which provides a forum for people to learn about, share and explore near-death experiences, their meaning and integration into present...

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Fall Lecture 2: The Mexican Muralists

Santa Monica College @ Online Classroom, Los Angeles, CA 00000

 In between World War I and World War II, the artistic endeavors of a group of painters known as the Mexican Muralists evolved from the pre-Columbian roots of the artists, as well as a desire to address the political and social transformation of the modern age. The members of this group often used large-scale mural paintings in order to convey their messages, as public murals could be viewed by the general public, regardless of social class....

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Fall Lecture 1: The Harlem Renaissance

Santa Monica College @ Online Classroom, Los Angeles, CA 00000

The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion centered in Harlem, New York City, that spanned the 1920s and ushered in an unprecedented phase of African-American literary and artistic development. Writers such as Dr. Alain Locke and Langston Hughes along with artists such as Archibald Motley, Aaron Douglas, and Loïs Mailou Jones celebrated their culture to bring ethnic consciousness and a new identity into their artistic...

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Fall Lecture: Art Movements from the Roaring 20’s

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 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 respective movements. Part I: A Time of War and Surrealism – The social changes manifested...

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$59

2 sessions

How to Write Funny

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA 91754

In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely uniquely "you." Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, live acts, and even business presentations. You'll also manke an exciting discovery: There are no limits to what can be...

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$75

5 sessions

The Glamour of Old Hollywood: Architecture of the Stars

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Hollywood boasts a plethora of beautiful homes and glamorous retreats where legends of the film industry lived, worked, and played.  Through a richly illustrated slide lecture, find out about some of the most famous environs of the stars--from their luxurious private homes to their notorious hideaways--the glittering social environment in which they lived, and the popular architectural styles and interiors of the 20s and 30s, including Romantic...

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From Sondheim to Hamilton: The History of Musicals

Urban Elective @ 13730 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 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, instruments, and performances. “Now is the time to seize the day.” Materials Fee: N/A

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$129

6 sessions

Archetype of Motherhood

Art Therapy LA @ 12304 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Whether you are a biological mother or not, we will explore the archetype of mother in this inspiring workshop using mandalas to reflect the role of the maternal in our everyday lives.

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Netflix brunchwork

brunchwork @ 1520 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90401

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Netflix Director of Original Film Racheline Benveniste. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Racheline, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal. Menu We will serve acai bowls with fresh fruit, coffee and mimosas.

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Betterment brunchwork

brunchwork @ 00000

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Adam Grealish, the Director of Investing at Betterment.  Our virtual experience is intimate, interactive, and includes curated breakout sessions around a group business activity. Practice pitching & get feedback on your ideas. Special Guest Adam Grealish is the Director of Investing at Betterment, the largest independent online financial advisor, with $16B+ AUM. So far, Betterment,...

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Goop brunchwork

brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Goop Senior Vice President & GM of Fashion Shaun Kearney. Enjoy a fireside chat with Shaun, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.

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Live Nation brunchwork

brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with the Live Nation President / Chief Strategy Officer of Women Nation Ali Harnell. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Ali, curated connections, a creative challenge, and pitch... over a healthy meal.

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