Are you interested in enjoying food and culture and are you open minded, LGBT, straight, married or single? Please join Rainbow Dinner & Culture to find out about the possibilities of dining and culture for 18+ only.
A wide variety of restaurants, from street food to fine dining, from Dutch cuisine to all types of ethnic cuisine
A wide range of cultural events like concerts, visits to museums and outdoor activities
A wide variety of events to fit everyone's budget. It is up to you what event you want to sign up for according to your budget
The typical event will have between 4 to 12 attendees, occasionally more
Many of the events are limited seating dining events, so we strictly enforce attendance. If you RSVP, 'Yes' for an event, then we fully expect you to attend the event. More on this see section Attendance Policies and 3 Strikes Rule below.
We encourage members to volunteer to host potluck parties at their homes. We are always open to dining and activity suggestions, but the emphasis of the events will always be about good food and good company.
If there's a restaurant, event or point of interest you want to try, ranging from architectural to cultural, historical to quirky we are open to suggestions for the group to try out. We celebrate food and life. We Live to Eat!
Attendance Policies and 3 Strikes Rule
A profile photo is required to attend an event.
RSVP-ing "Yes" for an event and then not showing up makes you a “No Show”. If the event is a pre-paid event, your event fee will be forfeited.
RSVP-ing "Yes" for guests and then they don't show up (regardless of whether you show up or not.) These guests are also "No Shows.” A strike is awarded for each guest that does not show up unless they have paid for the event in advance, which just means their pre-payments are forfeited. Don’t RSVP for guests if you're not sure they will show up. You are responsible for your guests’ attendance if they are under your RSVP.
24 Hour Event Cancellation Policy:
You must cancel and/or update your RSVP guest count 24 hours before the event start.
RSVP changes that occur less than 24 hours and the night before an event require that you contact the Assistant Organizer via email or phone call or else you get a strike.
RSVP changes that occur on the same day of the event require that you contact the Assistant Organizer via phone call or else you get a strike. If the AO did not provide a cell phone number, an email is sufficient. Please note that the Organizer may not have access to the internet and/or their computer before the scheduled event. They may be at work and/or running errands and may have just enough time to get to the event. You have to assume that the Organizer may not own an internet capable hand held device to detect your last minute change.
How To Avoid Being a "No Show"
If you RSVP Yes, show up.
If you RSVP guests, make sure they show up. If your guests are no longer able to attend the event, update your RSVP to reflect that; however, if their status changes on the day of the event itself, you have to contact the Assistant Organizer via cell or email, if a cell # wasn't provided.
As soon as you know you can no longer make it to an event, remove your Yes RSVP from the site and/or contact the Organizers about your change in status. By doing so, it’ll free up a space for someone else.
If you can't make it on the day of an event, call the (Assistant) Organizer on their cell phone to let them know, unless a compelling reason like a work, personal or family emergency has come up and you just don't have access to a phone. In a case where you're not able to make the phone call, a follow-up email letting the AO know that something important kept you away will definitely make a difference or else you’ll be considered a “No Show.”
Why is this important?
Organizers have to give the restaurant a number to reserve for. That number would presumably be the number of "Yes" RSVPs. "No Shows" distort that number. With "No Shows", the following scenarios may happen:
the restaurant may have to move tables and chairs around to accommodate a smaller group
the restaurant has to move the reservation to a later time due to the change in the RSVP number, which means the group has to wait a longer time for their meal.
the restaurant may not seat the group until the entire party is present, which means that the group may be waiting around for a person or people who may not even be showing up.
By being a "No Show", you are denying someone else's chance to go to the event. Just think how you'd feel if you found out that you weren't able to make it to an event due to someone else in the group being a "No Show."
3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT!
Please be very cognizant of and responsible for your attendance to Rainbow Dinner & Culture events. Once you've have 3 no-shows as defined earlier in this post, you will automatically be removed from the group. There will be no warning emails sent after your first and second no shows. After your third no show, you will simply be removed from the group. If you did 3 no shows in a row without contacting the organizer regarding your absence, you will be completely banned from the group. In all other instances, after a 3 month period, we will consider an email request to re-join