Master everything from tapas to paella to sushi to tigrés cake with these approachable and fully interactive classes. The chef accompanies you through the entire process and attendees are encouraged to ask as many questions as they want. Included with registration are recipes, ingredient and equipment lists, substitutions for dietary restrictions and a Zoom link. Classes generally run around 75 minutes, with small classes sizes to assure everyone can participate. // starts at $29 per device
Ongoing at 7:30 p.m.
Join renowned author and affable educator Kevin Zraly–who founded the Windows on the World Wine School–as he makes you an expert on a wine topic over the course of an hour. Upcoming classes focus on Italian red wines, California red wines and Bordeaux. // $50 per class plus the cost of wine (purchased individually)
Ongoing, join at any time, days and times vary
Work up a sweat while virtually learning belly dancing, Latin fusion, hip hop and street jazz through this studio with locations in Vienna and Arlington. Straight virtual classes are offered without students on screen, while in-studio classes (except tap) offer a streaming option as well. // fee starts at $22 per class with discounts for longer sessions or pass bundles
Ongoing, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. (depending on the class)
Among the online options available at the cooking school with locations in Sterling and Arlington is a series of 90-minutes sessions that will help you get dinner on the table three times in a week. Registration includes daily shopping lists, recipes, equipment list, a welcome guide and a Webex link; all classes are recorded so you can watch it another time if you can’t make the time slot. // $75-$85 per household
Ongoing, Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m
During this weekly Zoom class, writings can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. They will provide writing prompts, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own writing project-in-progress (and a happy hour beverage!). Thirty minutes of writing is followed by a brief discussion on reading. // free
Current session runs through Dec. 14, days and times vary
Weekly online courses from the Arlington and Fairfax studios are offered with a choice of synchronous attendance or access to class recordings, available for one week following the live class. Select from hatha, gentle, power core, tai chi and more. // $22 for a single class and $18 if you sign up for the remainder of the session
Oct. 24, 3-4 p.m.
Take a virtual exploration of the agave-based spirits from the award-winning DC craft cocktail bar with Del Maguey Mezcal’s Eva Pelczer. Included with the reservation is a Zoom link and a package of goodies to enjoy and taste; kits are available for pick-up or delivery. // $60 per ticket
Mondays, Nov. 2 through Dec. 7, 6:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
The next virtual session of the DC theater company starts in November with courses on acting, screenwriting, scene work and more. During this one, work on observations, reflections, improvisations, character work, voice and movement techniques; a rehearsal process culminates in a performance. // $149
Mondays, Nov. 2 to Dec. 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Learn how to color and draw with oil pastels during this six-session studio arts program taught by Chester Kasnowski, one of many programs offered through Smithsonian Associates. Delivered via Zoom, the class includes a supply list and will cover how to paint with vibrant pastel colors, including group technique demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, designed for both beginner and advanced artists. // $185/member, $215/non-member
Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
This course focuses on the four attractors that make a great photograph and the more than 60 detractors that can ruin it. Registration includes videos with audio, a PDF handout and live student participation session with instructor Roy Sewall; course material will be available for an additional 30 days past the date of the course. // $85
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