leisure 02.15.06

Brain Food

…and other pursuits…

China in the 20th and 21st Centuries
A discussion of the decline of dynastic China, the rise of Communism, and recent developments in the country at the 92nd St. Y on Monday, March 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm. $25

Beginning Bead Weekend
A hands-on course where you'll learn the basics of creating decorative beads. It takes place at Urban Glass on Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 11am-4pm, $375.

Josephine, the Taste of an Empress
As the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, JoBo had a lot of influence on interior design, fashion, jewelry, dining, and the arts. A discussion of that influence takes place at Sotheby's on Tuesday, March 31, 6:30pm. $35.

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
A burlesque life drawing session ("when cabaret meets art school") every other Saturday in Williamsburg at the Lucky Cat. The next one is this Saturday, February 18th, 3pm-6pm, $6.

Inside the Criminal Mind
Three classes, one on the mind of the sex offender, one on psychopaths, and one on terrorists at John Jay College, starting Thursday, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm, $55.

Politics and Art in Cinema: Cultures Imploding
Three evenings of movies and a discussion after on cultures in conflict. It takes place at NYU's Center for Global Affairs starting Tuesday, February 28th, 6pm-9pm. No fee, but reservations are required.

Floral Design
Learn how to create basic centerpieces and arrangements, taught by the NY Botanical Garden in conjunction with Cooper Union. Eight Wednesdays, starting April 19th, 6:30-8:30pm. $336.
Wall Street Volunteers Winter Benefit
Wall Street Volunteers is a worthy organization — a network of young professionals committed to giving back to NYC. Their first annual Winter Benefit takes place Thursday, February 23rd at Aer Lounge, 409 W. 13th [9th/Wash], 7pm-10pm. $80.

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