A day long learning festival with free workshops for adults and families will be held Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A limited number of workshops will also be held Sunday in various locations around the city, times to be announced .
The second annual Learnapalooza is sponsored in part by The Wicker Park Art Center and WPB, the Special Service Area for the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods. The event will include 100 free workshops across Wicker Park, led by neighbors, business owners, and community residents.
A list of workshop topics being offered this year are:
ballet, stomp, hip hop, improv, international folk dance, digital photography, knitting, jump rope, knitting, public speaking, belly dance, traveling lightly, green for less green, Office 2011 tips and tricks, effective communication, client management for dummies, how to be an artist, inspiration and creativity, guitar maintenance, still life drawing, comic drawing, earring making, self publishing, beer tasting, how to make gnocchi, sausage or sandwiches, economics and land tax, comics making, fair trade, sustainable transportation, neighborhood architecture tour, Bollywood dancing, martial arts, how to get into business school, how to be a lawyer in 45 minutes, bee keeping, social media, community organizing, salsa dancing, music theory, color theory, worm composting, car maintenance, and backgammon.
Learnapalooza is a volunteer-organized event run in partnership with CommuniTeach, a website that makes it easy to learn from your neighbors for free throughout the year. Visit www.learnapaloozachi.com for updated event information, to see the current list of classes and venues or to sign up to teach a workshop.