Classes in District of Columbia

$99 for a 90-Minute Gardening Consultation from Garden Gurus ($150 Value)

Garden Gurus

Redeem from Home

$150 $99

Landscaping experts identify diseased plants and provide solutions, suggest plants that will thrive in your yard, and provide design ideas

$150 for One "Sew Genius" Sewing Party for Up to Eight Kids from CraftyStitches LLC ($300 Value)

CraftyStitches LLC

On Location

$300 $150

Ninety-minute sewing parties with included supplies help kids develop creative impulses by creating their own designs

$43 for $85 Groupon — momentum dance & fitness studio

Momentum Dance Theatre

Capitol Hill

$85 $43

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Build Your Own Terrarium with Succulents

Terrarium-Making Class

Washington

$50 $50

Follow along with expert DIYer Holley Simmons as she shows you how to make your own beautiful terrarium with succulents, rocks, and moss

Create Street Art with a Renowned Graffiti Artist

Graffiti and Street Art Class

Washington

$59 $59

Join multi-media artist Rajan Sedalia for a live graffiti demo before trying out the techniques yourself

Bake Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with a Southern Chef

Biscuit-Baking Class

Adams Morgan

$45 $45

Jessica O'Neal leads students through a hands-on biscuit-baking lesson before the class sits down to feast on their creations

10 or 20 60-Minute Dance Classes at The Davis Center (Up to 72% Off)

The Davis Center

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

$170 $59

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

$22 for $40 Worth of Studio Time, Art Supplies, and Beverages at ArtJamz

ArtJamz

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Artists of all ages slap canvases with provided acrylics at open-house studio; of-age artists can sip beer, wine, or champagne

Three-Hour Basic Sewing Class for One or Two at The Laurianda Clothing Company (Up to 53% Off)

The Laurianda Clothing Company

DC

$105 $52

Three-hour sewing classes teach the basics, including how to read and cut patterns, sew pieces together, and press seams

Six-Week Tango Course, Weekend Intensive, or Private Lesson for One or Two at Tango Mercurio (Up to 52% Off)

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

Six-Week Tango Course, Weekend Intensive, or Private Lesson for One or Two at Tango Mercurio (Up to 52% Off)

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

3 or 10 Drop-In Fitness and Pole-Dancing Classes, or Party Package for Up to 30 at Jordin’s Paradise (Up to 61% Off)

Jordin's Paradise

Dupont Circle

$75 $29.99

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Positive instructors teach fitness styles from pole dance to yoga during group classes or snack-fueled parties

5 or 10 Dance and Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio

Takoma - DC

$70 $25

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

One-, Two-, or Three-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Tanning at Results Gym (Up to 78% Off)

Results Gym

Capitol Hill

$150 $49

Spacious health club boasts fitness classes in sunlit studios, locker rooms with Hex II tanning beds, and cardio equipment

Adult Painting Session or Child and Adult Painting Session at Art By The Glazz (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Art By The Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $25

Create a work of art and enjoy an optional glass of complimentary wine or help little ones paint masterpieces

$20 for $40 Groupon — Twist and Turns Body Fitness offering Zumba Classes 8 sessions

Twist and Turns Body Fitness

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three Trial Classes or Two-Week Fitness Class for One or Two at SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. (Up to 75% Off)

SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

Three Trial Classes or Two-Week Fitness Class for One or Two at SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. (Up to 75% Off)

SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc.

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Work It! Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Work It! Studio

U Street - Cardozo

$120 $29

One-hour fitness classes such as boot camp, ballet basics, dancehall fusion, and piloxing, which combines Pilates and boxing

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Though his family hails from Italy, Chef Alfio Celia takes his cues from the French when it comes to the art of cooking. After learning the basics among French chefs, Chef Alfio sharpened his knives at various restaurants around DC before establishing a culinary consulting firm, Bella Companies. There, the chef learned how to help businesses thrive from the inside out by working with hotels, restaurants, and cafés to develop menus, provide start-up management assistance, and train new staff members. When he’s not advising clients on the finer points of the food-service industry, Chef Alfio can be found in the Bella Companies kitchen, where he helps at-home chefs thrive with his cooking classes. These sessions are open to home chefs of all experience levels. Chef Alfio provides his students with insider culinary tips, such as how whip up a large brunch feast capable of feeding the 25 or more out-of-state relatives who decided to "just drop by" your place for the weekend.

1715 Swann St NW # 2
Washington,
DC
US

Knitting101.org operates as a nonprofit organization with the noble mission of advancing knitting as a vehicle for the greater good. The shop supports local yarn and fiber spinners, as well as local suppliers of yarn materials and tie-dyed sheep. The outfit also works with wounded soldiers, knits for military families, and promotes knitting as a therapeutic method of lowering blood pressure and coping with life-altering illnesses. During classes, needlers of all knitting levels gain the skills needed to create their own wearable art. Specialty sessions, such as Knitting for Lefties, Parent and Child Knitting, and Knitting Flowers, add a twist to the basics, while travel knitting opportunities whisk students to knit-friendly destinations such as New York City, Iceland, and France where they delve into local customs such as knitting sweaters for the Eiffel Tower.

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Chef Daniele Catalani traveled to the United States from his Tuscan homeland at the age of 20. By the time he was 23, he'd already made his mark on the DC culinary scene, earning a spot as the exclusive chef of Galileo Restaurant and doing battle with clanging robot cooks on the Food Network show Iron Chef America. Though he spends most of his time overseeing the kitchen at Toscana Café, his Washington Post–lauded eatery, he also shares his craft by teaching aspiring cooks how to create Italian-inspired meals and pair them with wine.

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington,
DC
US

Libations Bar School educates aspiring barkeeps with multiple levels of programs ranging from full licensing courses down to individual workshops designed for entertainment. In the "Drink This" series of fun, upbeat classes, amateur mixologists learn how to craft popular cocktails under the tutelage of Master Barman and Libations owner Jesse Dean. Along with imparting a mastery of bartending techniques and finesses, Dean dedicates his school's mission to promoting imagination and seeking out new, fresh concepts similar to the Prohibition-era breakthrough of actually drinking moonshine rather than pouring it over senators' heads.

1069 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Supplying all materials, Art By The Glazz's artist-led painting sessions kindle brush-wielding talents during three-hour classes held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. New artists capture shapes and shadows inspired by a number of pastoral- or wine-themed templates, with step-by-step instruction from pigment professionals. One complimentary glass of wine emboldens the pigment-shy, and those with a thirst for more can visit an onsite cash bar. Aprons protect against stray paint, wine drops, and the tears of fruit trapped in a beautiful but airless eternal present, although Art By The Glazz recommends wearing old clothes. Finished masterpieces chaperone each artist home, ready to be mounted on a wall or hung from the dining-room chandelier.

During Cookies and Milk sessions, kids or teens settle down with a complimentary dessert amid canvases ripe for realizing 2-D tableaux. During each session, one featured painting of a subject, such as the beach, Green Eggs and Ham, or Mickey Mouse, is perched mid-studio to kindle students’ imaginary fires. The company also hosts corporate team-building events, small groups, and birthday parties, giving guests an enjoyable ice-breaking activity.

1306 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

In the dead of night in 1976, the Abi-Najm family boarded a cargo ship bringing only what they could carry; an escape from Civil War in Lebanon called for a quick getaway. They traveled across the ocean to safety in Arlington, Virginia, where they were able to open a small cafe in 1979. To save money, they changed the eatery?s name from ?Athenian Taverna? to ?Lebanese Taverna? so that they only had to update one word on the eatery?s marquee.

From these modest beginnings grew a series of eateries that today comprises of six cafes and four quick-service caf?s, all still operated by the Abi-Najm clan. One look at the menu explains the success: chicken shawarma, spicy hummus, lamb tartare?all Lebanese staples that helped the restaurant earn a spot on Northern Virginia magazine's list of 25 Iconic Eats. There's even kibbeh, or stuffed meatballs, which blend ground beef, lamb, almonds, and pine nuts into fried spheres suitable for felling miniature bowling pins on top of the table before entrees arrive. The decor is as striking as the cuisine; inside the Bethesda location, light filters through the colored glass lanterns that decorate the dining room.

2641 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US