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

Profiled seeks to dispel the myth that talking about race has to be uncomfortable by featuring comics who humorously discuss their experiences with racial profiling while your host Marcela Onyango also entertainingly share statistics about difficult topics like mass incarceration and the war on drugs. Featuring: Keisha Zollar  Zubi...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 9pm - 11pm

What Is the Political?

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO 20 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

From classical philosophy to contemporary conversation, politics is often assumed to be an extension of morality, an application of principles, or an obvious fact of identity or social position. But what makes something specifically political? Is there something about “the political” that distinguishes it from any number of related areas of inquiry...

Thursday Jan 31st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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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 Feb 2nd, 9pm - 11pm

Yeah She Did: Women in Food

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

YEAH SHE DID is a storytelling series that shines a light on the sheroes that should have been. A lineup of female-identifying comedians, writers, and storytellers join forces to share the stories of some of the greatest women the world has ever known (but history forgot). This Month: If You Can't Take the Heat Women in Food We're kicking off 2019...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Encyclopedia Commedia

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

Encyclopedia Commedia is a fast-paced and hilarious exploration of all the knowledge in the world (more or less [markedly less]). Come witness a ragtag assortment of bitter tastemakers, impure thought leaders, genuinely accomplished comedians and the occasional marching band as they pummel your cranium with information until you’re weeping with...

Friday Feb 1st, 9pm - 11pm

Developmental Psychology

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

How do people grow and change through life, from conception to death? This course introduces the field of human developmental psychology. Topics addressed include the characteristics and capacities of the human infant, infant-parent attachment and interaction, cognitive development, control of emotions, social cognition, family and peer relationships,...

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 6pm - 8pm

  (15 sessions)

15 sessions

Partitions: the Politics of Separation

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

From the population exchange that forged modern Greece and Turkey to the post-WWII division of South Asia and Palestine to the more recent dissolution of Yugoslavia, the 20th century was a time of partition and the compulsory movement of peoples. Often narrated as the inevitable result of different national and ethnic groups inhabiting the same territory–the...

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Remembering the Dead

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem 1216 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Today, in a city dotted with monuments to war dead and shrines to those lost in terrorist attacks, it is rare to find memorials to those who died from infectious disease or artworks commemorating those living with disease.  Artist and activist Avram Finkelstein and essayist Garnette Cadogan join moderator David Favaloro for a conversation about...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 8pm

The Kids are All Great

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

The Kids are All Great takes a look at what today's kids are into and why adults just don't understand, man. Hosts Reed Kavner and Taylor Lorenz will take a look at what the kids are into—apps, memes, songs, fashion trends—through a lens of empathy and genuine curiosity. You'll hear from experts and actual teens about latest developments in youth...

Wednesday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 8:15pm

Introduction to Feminist Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Feminism is often recognized as a political movement. But is there a feminist way of thinking about politics? If so, what is it? In this course, we’ll investigate the core premises and questions of feminism as they relate to political thinking, focusing particularly on feminist political thought as it developed in the twentieth century.  What...

Tuesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Happier Hour: Philosophy To Make Your Life Suck Less

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

The Happier Hour is a monthly event series bringing philosophy out of the ivory tower of academia and into our modern day agora: the bar. It’s like the self-help section– only way funnier, smarter, and with booze. And now it’s a podcast too! 

Saturday Jan 26th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

After Hours w/ charity:water & Sofar Sounds

at brunchwork - SoHo 40 Wooster St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

You're invited to an unforgettable dinner with charity:water COO Lauren Letta and Sofar Sounds' NY City Director Stephanie Mitchell. Enjoy an intimate conversation with Lauren and Stephanie and curated connections... over a seasonal, farm-to-table meal.

Wednesday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Ben Franklin Circle

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

Discuss the first seven of Ben Franklin’s virtues — Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity — and answer two questions: How can we improve ourselves and how can we improve our world? In regular small group discussions, Circle members use Franklin’s classic 13 civic virtues to spark discussion about members’...

Thursday Feb 7th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In Defense of Bidets

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

Did you hear about bidets on Saturday Night Live once, but aren't entirely sure what they are? You're not alone.  Bidets are not a recent phenomenon in the world, but the US has been reluctant to adopt them. A lot of people think they're gross. Others aren't entirely sure what's the point of using a bidet. This class aims to change your mind. ...

Thursday Feb 7th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Romance & Revenge, History of Aphrodisiacs & Poisons

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

Full Course Name: Masters of Social Gastronomy: Romance and Revenge, the History of Aphrodisiacs and Poisons Every culture has a long history of aphrodisiacs – love-inducing and libido-promoting foods, ranging from the commonplace to the esoteric. Is chocolate the rightful king of Valentines Day, or could we do better with a tiger’s unmentionables?...

Monday Jan 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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