Olio noun \ˈō-lē-ˌō\  

A miscellaneous collection (esp. of art or literature)

Interdisciplinary classes with the best professors


Dec 13

"Read Your Toys": What Action Figures Can Teach us About Aristotle and Foreign Policy

Taught by Jonathan Alexandratos
Tue, Dec 13 // 7:30 p.m. at Round K

Sign Up - $12

Dec 15

Radical Politics: Then and Now and Then Again

Taught by J. Ward Regan
Thu, Dec 15 // 7 p.m. at Molasses Books
**Free event but space is limited. Please RSVP.

Sign Up - $0

Dec 17

It's Funny Because It's True: Buddhist Realism and the Dark Comedy of Louis CK

Taught by Christopher Kelley
Sat, Dec 17 // 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Boulders
**Free beer and rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders.

Sign Up - $28

Dec 20

Consider the Dementor: Harry Potter and the Construction of the Anthropocentric Villain

Taught by Tracy Bealer
Tue, Dec 20 // 7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

Sign Up - $14

Jan 4

Jan 13

Woman as Other, Woman as Lover: The Search for Self and the Politics of Love

Taught by Jamie Warren
Fri, Jan 13 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore
**Wine generously provided by Maison Cubi.

Sign Up - $20

Jan 19

Bottling the Zeitgeist: Classic Perfumes That Defined Their Eras, 1950 to 2000

Taught by Jessica Murphy
Thu, Jan 19 // 7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative
**Open bar with wine and cocktails.

Sign Up - $15

Jan 20

Jan 28

Kill Bill Vol. 1: Quentin Tarantino as Mash-Up DJ

Taught by Geoff Klock
Sat, Jan 28 // 6 p.m. at Brooklyn Boulders
**Day Pass of Rock Climbing and Complimentary Beer Included

Sign Up - $25

Feb 3

Consciousness Hacking: Seeking Enlightenment Through Technology, Psychedelics, and Meditation

Taught by Christopher Kelley
Fri, Feb 3 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore
**Complimentary wine

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Feb 10

Liberation Music: The Role of Jazz Music in Radical Politics of South Africa

Taught by Sean Jacobs
Fri, Feb 10 // 7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Feb 23

Is Design for Everyone?: A Look at How we do (and do not) Access Design From the Birth of the Internet to the Rise of the Drone

Taught by Michelle Millar Fisher
Thu, Feb 23 // 7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative
**Open Bar with Wine and Cocktails.

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Our core belief is that education should be an ongoing, lifelong endeavor.



Think Olio was created for those who want to keep learning. With our salon-style classes, taught by college professors, we’ve cut the excess out of education - the costs, the tests and grades, the fluorescent lighting, and people who don’t really want to be there.

This isn't about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It's about getting together with other people and expanding your worldview. It’s about enhancing our awareness of humanity and nurturing our appreciation for the humanities. Think Olio exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.


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Past Olios


Dec 6

The Woman Question

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Gowanus

Sign Up - $14

Dec 1

Britain Before the Beatles: Disinterring the UK’s Lost Decade

Taught by Amanda Hallay
7:30 p.m. at Franklin Electric

Sign Up - $12

Nov 28

Macbeth: Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny, & Monarchy

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Nov 16

Nov 10

Bottling the Zeitgeist: Classic Perfumes That Defined Their Eras

Taught by Jessica Murphy
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Oct 27

Addiction, Alienation and the Problems of Individualism - SOLD OUT!

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

Sign Up - $12

Oct 25

Where is the Right to Privacy in the U.S. Constitution, Exactly?

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

Sign Up - $12

Oct 13

Oct 6

Come Fly with Me: Cultural Hot Spots of the 20th Century

Taught by Amanda Hallay
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Sep 29

Food, Power and Control: An Olio Dinner Party

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
6:52 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $30

Sep 15

Very New York: The Birth of a Fashion Capital

Taught by Lisa Santandrea
7:30 p.m. at Franklin Electric

Sign Up - $12

Sep 13

Sep 1

Never Mind the Bollocks!: The Truth Behind Punk Style

Taught by Amanda Hallay
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Aug 23

Aug 10

Linguistic Prejudice: Media, Politics, and Saturday Night Live

Taught by Maureen Matarese
7:30 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Aug 9

City as Stage: Performance Art in New York During the 1970s

Taught by Meredith Mowder
7:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Gowanus

Sign Up - $14

Aug 9

Liberalism and the Good Life

Taught by Fernando Zapata
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

Aug 3

What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer

Taught by Jamie Warren
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Aug 2

Jul 28

Dharma and Desire: Persephone & The Ramayana

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

Sign Up - $12

Jul 21

Across The Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $12

Jul 19

The History of Science: The Industrial Revolution

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

Jul 19

The Myth of Women and Madness: Sylvia Plath and Zelda Fitzgerald

Taught by Dahlia Valle
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jul 12

Hamlet, the Joker, and George R.R. Martin: Radical Nihilism

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

Sign Up - $14

Jul 7

Truth Tellers and Trouble Makers in Paris' Jazz Age - SOLD OUT!

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Jul 6

Jul 6

Dinner and a Movie: Barton Fink pt.2

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $15

Jun 29

Dinner and a Movie: Barton Fink

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $15

Jun 28

The History of Science: The Age of Enlightenment

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

Jun 28

FDR Felt The Bern: Bernie Sanders in Historical Perspective

Taught by Michael Brenes
7 p.m. at Coworkrs Flatiron

Sign Up - $14

Jun 23

Culture of Desire: The Oedipus Myth and Modernity

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7:30 p.m. at Round K

Sign Up - $12

Jun 22

Dinner and a Movie: The Prestige pt 2

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $10

Jun 20

Jun 16

Truth Tellers and Troublemakers: Shelley and Free Love

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

Sign Up - $20

Jun 15

Dinner and a Movie: The Prestige pt 1

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

Sign Up - $20

Jun 14

Jun 14

How Did Trump Happen? And What if He Wins...?

Taught by Don Waisanen
6:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Flatiron

Sign Up - $14

Jun 13

The People vs Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism, Popular Culture, Evil

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jun 7

Thomas Paine and the Flame of Revolution - SOLD OUT!!

Taught by J. Ward Regan
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $10

May 31

Langston Hughes: Poet Of The People

Taught by Rita Tobin
7:30 p.m. at Round K

Sign Up - $12

May 26

Across the Universe: Travels in Space, Time, and Wonder

Taught by Michael Hamburg
7:30 p.m. at Coworkrs Gowanus

Sign Up - $14

May 24

May 22

Smartphones: The Fetish of Scientism

Taught by Michael Haltenberger
6 p.m. at The Deanery

Sign Up - $12


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