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Science Exclamation Point

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

In this long-running monthly show, two short, entrancing science lectures inspire sets of hilarious, never-to-be-seen-again improv comedy. Featuring veteran improv team Thank You, Robot, whose members’ credits include Veep, This American Life, The Onion, SNL Weekend Update and more. Plus a different special guest team every month, and lectures curated...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9pm - 11pm

The History of Gin

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

From the debauched slums of Victorian London to dry martinis and fancy cocktail parties, gin has had a remarkable journey, a story that reflects the ever changing moods and sensibilities of society at large. Like many other spirits, it began life in the alchemist’s workshop as a medicinal cure-all, a link it would retain as a mainstay of European...

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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Platform Capitalism

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

A somewhat new, and highly profitable, feature of the economic landscape is the “platform”—a digital infrastructure powered by algorithms and automation that enables users to connect and interact. Making platforms valuable are zero marginal costs, non-linear scaling effects, and the economics of networks—all of which lead to positive feedback...

Monday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

What is an Author?

at Think Olio

Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to analyzing and discussing Michel Foucault’s much-celebrated essay, “What is an Author?” We will learn about Foucault’s concept, “the author function” and its chilling role in the production of ideology and power. At one point in history, the writer acted as a menace, her words possessing tangible...

Thursday Mar 5th, 7pm - 8:15pm

The Feminist Politics of a Broken Heart

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

'I would die for you’: The Feminist Politics of a Broken Heart In the midst of a recent broken heart, I was offered the following advice by a well-meaning and kind friend. “I think you need a better role model than Sylvia Plath.” My response: Never. This Olio is for anyone who has struggled to reconcile the Sylvia Plath who vowed to eat men...

Friday Feb 28th, 7pm - 8:15pm

Playing in the Tao

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 111 N. 12th St Brooklyn, New York, New York 11249

The Tao Te Ching is said to be one of the greatest wisdom books in all of recorded human history. Its philosophical moorings are unfettered by western religious and social notions like absolute good and evil, right and wrong, heaven and hell, etc.Featured throughout the Tao Te Ching the Taoist concepts of Yin and Yang, while appearing to be polarized...

Sunday Mar 1st, 3pm - 4:15pm

Drug Test

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Since the dawn of mankind, humans have tried to get high in one way or another. Why? Altered states of consciousness can be profoundly dangerous or dangerously profound. Knowledge makes the difference. We welcome a panel of experts and comedians to discuss how these drugs work! Trigger warning: this will be a frank discussion of drugs and drug use....

Sunday Mar 15th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

brunchwork w/ Anthony Saleh

at brunchwork

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with WndrCo General Partner & Emagen Founder Anthony Saleh. Enjoy a fireside chat with Anthony, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.

Sunday Mar 1st, 11:30am - 2pm

The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

The Garden Came First: Isabel Bannerman Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and "the Bonnie and Clyde of garden design." The Bannerman touch-evocative gestures with unexpected...

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am

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Creative Cities in History

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

How does an ordinary city become a place of majestic, legendary beauty and a hub of historic innovation? In a series of six lectures, renowned architectural historian and author Francis Morrone looks at great cities during periods of transformation: Florence in the 15th century, Venice in the 16th century, Amsterdam (and Delft) in the 17th century,...

Friday Mar 13th, 1pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$292

6 sessions

Growth brunchwork w/ Stripe

at brunchwork - Chelsea 31 Hudson Yards, New York, New York 10001

You're invited to brunchwork this weekend. We're hosting Stripe Head of Growth for the US East Coast James Allgrove. Enjoy an intimate conversation with James... and curated connections over a healthy meal.

Saturday Mar 7th, 11:30am - 2pm

Future of Education

at Be Social Change - Hell's Kitchen 424 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

How does the largest school system in the United States best serve its students and innovate for the changing needs of a global workforce? Join us to hear from government officials, educators, and nonprofits leading inventive solutions in education for the 1.1 million students in 1,800 New York City Public Schools. Events Schedule: 6:45 – 7:00...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:45pm - 9pm

The Earth in Her Hands

at New York Botanical Garden - Bronx 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

The Earth in Her Hands: Jamaica Kincaid in conversation with Jennifer Jewell Award-winning Caribbean-American writer Jamaica Kincaid is best known for her evocative portrayals of family relationships, interwoven with themes of the colonial legacy, gender, race, and class. But she is also a passionate and perceptive gardener, who has expanded the...

Friday Mar 13th, 11am - 12:30pm

Advanced Internet Searching

at The New York Public Library (Tech) - Midtown 476 Fifth Avenue (42nd Street Entrance), New York, New York 10018

Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online. Skill prerequisites: Basic mouse and keyboarding skills These are registration based classes and spots may fill up quickly. If for any reason we're unable to accommodate your registration, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Thursday Feb 27th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Free

Political Circus

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Elections are complicated and complex and make us both excited and stressed out. Lucky for us, political scientists have been studying pretty much every aspect of how they work for a long time. In this series, you’ll learn the biggest ideas and most important concepts that actually help us better understand the madness.  You’ll learn things...

Monday Mar 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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