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Book Club (Intermédiaire Confirmé Expert Spécialiste)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre St 2nd & 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

Join us for our first online book club! Hosted by Adrien, book lover and trained art historian, the Coucou Book Club’s aim is to practice French through a literary, emotional and esthetic-driven approach, which will translate well to an online setting. * This class will take place online via the video conference platform ZOOM * About the Book:...

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$246.96

4 sessions

Infinity Family Fest: Story Time

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

I Breathe My Own Breath! Connect to breath to breathe it and exchange during the story.

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Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Jacques Lacan always insisted that he was a thoroughgoing Freudian—perhaps the most orthodox Freudian of them all. A larger-than-life provocateur, Lacan’s oracular lectures and clinical innovations (including the notorious “short session”) ultimately led to his excommunication from the International Psychoanalytic Association. Yet, despite...

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$315

4 sessions

From Capitalist Realism to Acid Communism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

From Capitalist Realism to Acid Communism: an Introduction to Mark Fisher Most of the writings of the late cultural theorist Mark Fisher began their life not as academic papers or monographs or fully wrought essays but as blog posts, online responses, and even internet comments. These writings—including those that would be later collected into...

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$315

4 sessions

Sacred Union

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Infinity Foundation - Online Online Class, Online, Illinois 00000

Lectio Divina—pronounced either Lex-ee-o Divina or Lekt-ee-o Divina— is a contemplative spiritual practice that enables you to experience deeper and deeper levels of meaning within a single text. As the layers are peeled away, words, phrases, and symbols begin to communicate with the soul, making you receptive to Divine communication. Just as...

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$45

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Experiments in Writing

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Especially useful for overcoming writer’s block, this course explores the surprising potential of a playful union between fixed rules and imaginative writing. This workshop invites participants into the strange and meticulous world of constraint-based writing.  We take as our entry point a group of French writers and mathematicians called the...

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$292.50

5 sessions

Centering Prayer

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Though called prayer, centering prayer is contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. This practice is a direct way to feel a union with God beyond words and concepts. Find out about the origins, history, and practice of centering prayer. Be informed of how it is similar to—and different from—other...

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$70

3 sessions

Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman, How the French Saved America Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats,...

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Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of...

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A Cricket on the Hearth

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home was written by Charles Dickens in 1845. It is the third of Dickens’ five short Christmas books (the best-known of which is A Christmas Carol). Featuring a cast of eight professional actors, Jeff Christian’s adaptation brings this heart-warming and touching tale of love, loss, empathy, and...

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Conversations at the Newberry

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Hold the Mirror up to Nature: The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare Performance.  Shakespeare’s plays are filled with fourth-wall-breaking moments in which characters share their methods for successfully performing emotions, political alliances, and gender roles.  His work challenges directors and actors to reflect on the very...

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What to Wear...to the Royal Wedding!

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course The upcoming wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales to American actress and Northwestern University alumna Meghan Markle has ignited anticipation in fashion circles around the world. Threaded through the speculation of who will design the bridal gown, there is a lot of curiosity about the dress code for...

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Redlined: A Memoir of Race

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Linda Gartz’s Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago, exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with...

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Chasing Wilder in Chicago

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake! Participants: Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, is Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Wilder Society. Jeremy McCarter, author of Young...

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Chicago Opera Theater Presents: Deciphering Donizetti

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Join us for a conversation between Chicago Opera Theater’s Music Advisor Francesco Milioto and Amy Hutchison, director of our upcoming Donizetti Double Bill: Il Pigmalione and Rita. Featuring performances that span Donizetti’s body of works, following his compositional journey...

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