Fun and Games Events

We could all use some joy in our lives right about now.

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Past Events

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Wednesdays, Jun 9 - Jun 23, 5pm-6:15pm PT / 8pm-9:15pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look even better. From coming up with a concept all the way through completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know––some of which you may never have even thought of!

Fridays, May 14 & May 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this workshop, award-winning sports photographer Scott Strazzante will inspire and instruct on how to improve your sports photography. In addition, each person will receive a 30-minute one-on-one portfolio review with Scott.

Speaker: 
James Tanton
Thursday, April 22nd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Let’s have some bold and brash math fun! Five basic principles for mathematical thinking and practice can transform one’s approach to the entire subject. They can unravel deep joy, deep understanding, deep personal confidence, and intellectual glee. (Who doesn’t want to experience glee in mathematics?)

Tuesday, March 30th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Take your comedy career to the next level with personalized instruction and feedback from professional comedian Sarah Tollemache.

Speaker: 
Amy Kurzweil
Wednesday, March 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this hour-long session, students will learn key cartooning principles, theories, and approaches that will prepare them to dream up their own cartoons. We’ll do generative prompts together and then draw and share our funny thoughts and sketches (no experience necessary).

Tuesday, March 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn what it takes to become a professional comedian from someone who has done it. Professional comedian Sarah Tollemache will share how she got started in comedy, insights she has learned over the years professionally, and what you can do to have a career like hers.

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Sundays, Mar 21 - Apr 11, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look even better. From coming up with a concept all the way through completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know––some of which you may never have even thought of!

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Saturdays, Mar 13 - Mar 27, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look great. From coming up with a concept all the way through to completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know – some of which you may never have even thought of!

Speaker: 
Mani Marcus
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

A virtual Bravo Happy Hour Mixer! Learn about and discuss the rise of the “Real Housewives of Potomac” with other superfans!

Speaker: 
Jaime Wilson
Tuesday, February 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

This event will provide approachable instructions for how to create a recipe from scratch. The workshop will help participants tackle issues such as ingredient sourcing and recipe inspiration, as well as the very important skill of learning to think on your feet in the kitchen.

Speaker: 
Adrian Miller
Monday, December 28th, 5:30pm-6:30pm PT / 8:30pm-9:30pm ET

Take a trip around the world to learn New Year's food traditions with the Soul Food Chef Adrian Miller in this single-session seminar. Adrian is a James Beard Award-winning food writer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of global culture with curious learners––no cooking experience required. What better way to prepare for your own delicious New Year's celebration?!

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, November 12th, November 19th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Jamey Williams
Thursday, October 29th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a stressful year for everyone. Heal, laugh, and explore yourself through a spoken word poetry workshop taught by “the nicest poet in the country.”

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Sundays, October 4th and 11th, 12pm PT / 3pm ET

In this interactive, inter-generational magic lesson, illusionist extraordinaire Ryan Oakes will teach grandparents and their grandchildren how to perform astounding feats of magic using everyday objects from around the house.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

In this strange quarantine moment we’re living through, it’s harder to connect with other people on a deep and personal level. How can you, when you’re confined to your home? Sign up today to skip the small talk and move right into meaningful conversation.

Tuesday, September 8th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET

Join professional facilitator Kyla Sokoll-Ward for a series of authentic, insightful exercises and games designed to foster fast and meaningful connection. Take an hour to invest in yourself through exercises that build trust, empathy, playfulness, and self-understanding.

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Thursday, April 30th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

We could all use some magic in our lives right about now. Watch magician Ryan Oakes perform, and master a few tricks yourself.

Wednesday, April 29th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Stuck inside? Sick of eating PB&J? Foodie David Rheinstrom will have five minutes per participant to come up with a delicious dish that incorporates the ingredients they have in their kitchen, meets their dietary preferences, and that they'd be happy to cook & eat. Can he rise to the challenge? Only one way to find out!

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Tuesday, April 21st, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

We could all use some magic in our lives right about now. Watch magician Ryan Oakes perform, and master a few tricks yourself.

Monday, April 20th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Join us for an interactive event with loneliness expert Kyla Sokoll-Ward, who'll share her research and teach us games that fuel connection.

Wednesday, April 15th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

Stuck inside? Sick of eating PB&J? Foodie David Rheinstrom will have five minutes per participant to come up with a delicious dish that incorporates the ingredients they have in their kitchen, meets their dietary preferences, and that they'd be happy to cook & eat. Can he rise to the challenge? Only one way to find out!

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Sunday, April 19th, 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET

Magic for the whole family! At this event focused on kids ages 8-13, we'll watch magician Ryan Oakes perform, and we'll even master a few tricks ourselves. The whole family can share one ticket. We can't wait to make magic with you!

Saturdays, April 11th, 18th, 25th, and May 2nd, 1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET

We could all use a creative outlet these days! Join rapper Alex "Frak" Fraknoi for a workshop on songwriting, poetry, and rap. We'll meet on Saturdays 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, & 5/2. The $59 fee covers all four sessions. Not ready to commit? Check out session #1 for $18. Ages 8-108 welcome!

Speaker: 
Ryan Oakes
Monday, March 30th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

We could all use some magic in our lives right about now. Watch magician Ryan Oakes perform, and master a few tricks yourself.

Wednesday, March 25th, 5-6pm PT / 8-9pm ET

This is an intimate, participatory event. Please plan to keep your video camera on, as that helps us all feel more present and connected. We’ll kick off the event right on time, so please try to sign in a few minutes early -- we don’t want you to miss out on any of the fun! During the event, David will come up with a recipe for each participant based on their submitted ingredients. Afterward, we’ll type up the recipes and share them with you so you can try them out in your own kitchen.