What we're about

This is the #1 Group in Los Angeles for meeting other fun young LA locals! We eat great food, drink amazing wine, party and socialize in new and fun ways.

Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!

There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.

Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.

Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!

In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

This rule applies here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

"I Wanted To Do That, . . . Just Not Alone!!" https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/Join

"I Just Moved To LA" https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

20's/30's Social Fun. The Going Out Group https://www.meetup.com/20s30sSocialFun/Join

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Twenties Thirties 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community.

Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group?

Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.

If so then you may be looking for us!

We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.

We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.

Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.

By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.

Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).

Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.

What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?

Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.

We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.

Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

Upcoming events (5+)

{Pasadena}🎵 Blues Dancing Pasadena w/ LIVE MUSIC - January 2019

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Pasadena

Looking for a fun night out? This is it! Since this is a special anniversary night there's not only going to be amazing DJ'd blues music and top notch drop-in dance lesson, but also LIVE MUSIC from Sista Jean and CB, amazing door prizes, a photo booth, and more — and it only costs $15* to get in!! All ages and dance levels welcome. No need to bring a dance partner .. everyone asks each other to dance so it's a great way to meet new people! Of course, that's not to say you can't bring a date and have an enjoyable night out on the town together. ⏲️ WHEN Blues Dance Class 8:30pm-9:15pm (included in cover) DJ'd Music 9:15pm-10:30pm and 11:30pm-1am Live Music from Sister Jean & CJ 10:30-11:30pm 🎟️ DOOR PRIZES Passes to do Something Blue, Third Saturday Swing, and Lindy Groove's Monthly Blues Lesson Series will be given out to some lucky winners**. **You must collect a ticket at check in and place it in the bucket for the event pass you'd like to be eligible to win. Must be present to to collect your prize. Drawing will be at/around 10:15pm. 💰 COVER $15 for this special engagement (Cash or Credit/Debit) *This is the cash discount price. Full price (using Credit) for entry is $16. No Bills Larger Than $20 Accepted. 🚗 PARKING There's plenty of street parking, both residential and meters (meters should all be off by 6pm). Just make sure to move your car by 2am. ✔️ CODE OF CONDUCT All attendees are expected to respect and abide by our Code of Conduct. It is displayed at the front desk nights of the dance. Don't hesitate to ask a question below. See you on the dance floor!

{DTLA} Fun Mingle Mixer - Come Make New Friends :) :)

The Continental Club

$10.00

Let's get ready for a fun Singles Mingle Mixer, where you get to see old friends and meet new ones. For the folks that have never been to one of these mixers, this is a great mixer with[masked] singles mingling through a couple of fun ice breaker games. We also always find cool, happening locations to host our events. LA is a huge place; it's cool to meet at new or interesting locations. This time will be no different. We also always find cool, happening locations to host our events. We are hosting this event at the exquisite and trendy The Continental Club in downtown L.A. Come and check out an exotic location while meeting new friends! You are welcome to stay after the event when they open their doors to the public. Come and check out this fun venue while meeting new friends! And we will have drink specials just for our group. :) People often ask me if they can come by themselves...... OF COURSE! And, not to worry. In no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup and be looking to make friends! :) You are more than welcome to bring your friends as "wingman" or "wingwoman." The cost is $10 cash at the event. Tentative Agenda: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM - Ice Breaker Game 1 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM - Ice Breaker Game 2 9:45 PM to 1:00AM - Enjoy LA night life with your new friends! They will have a DJ come on so you can chill and dance! Parking: There is a lot of parking around The Continental between $5-$10. If you park a few blocks away, on Broadway, etc, there may be free street parking; please read the signs for restrictions. Taking the Metro? Exit at Pershing Square and walk over! Age Range of attendees is 21 and above! :) This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups. Expect a large turnout!!!

FREE Museum Day in LA!!!! Go and get your culture on!!

Needs a location

Go to a place you have never been? Or go and check out a place you know!! Dozens of museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors and invite visitors to attend their museums free of charge. A link to the full list is will be posted in the comments area. The full list of 30 also contains a lot of great places that are free everyday. Taking normally free places off the list. As well as those in Santa Barbara, Riverside, Palm Springs, etc . . that leaves the following. The new list is now also reordered from highest to lowest instead of alphabetical. The offer of free admission is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Regular parking fees apply at each museum. Consult individual museum websites for hours, directions, and other visitor information. So here is what we are gonna do, . . . On this meetup event page if you are interested in any of these, . . . RSVP here and then in the comments area put where you want to go AND the meeting time. All you really need is one person to join you. Secondly, . . .on a monthly basis over the year an effort will be made to schedule a meetup to one of the normally free museums (volunteers welcome). And third . . . For a more "sure thing" of an event one from the list below is as a separate and stand-alone event. WAIT!!! I have a question, . . . Is this a hosted event or un-hosted? OK . . . here is the answer. One of these locations will be hosted by a primary organizer from the group. Other locations will be hosted by other organizers if they step up and volunteer. On a smaller basis members will step up and offer to host at locations that have none. If there is nobody that steps up there is no host and therefore no event. As of right now . . leaning towards LACMA as the main hosted one as it is central. A stand-alone will be posted after NYE. RSVP here to stay in the loop with updates. Below is list list of museums that will be free and their normal fee. Museum of Tolerance $15.50 Grammy Museum $15 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) $15 The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) $15 Kidspace Children’s Museum $14 each (child or adult) Autry Museum of the American West Normally $14 Japanese American National Museum $12 Free tickets available at janm.org/freeforall. Skirball Cultural Center $12 Noah’s Ark timed-entry, one-hour tickets are limited and distributed first-come, first-served La Brea Tar Pits and Museum $12 General admission only; free tickets available at tarpits.org/freeforall Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County $12 Free tickets available at nhm.org/freeforall USC Pacific Asia Museum $10 Japanese American National Museum $10 Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) $10 The Paley Center for Media (free or $10) Descanso Gardens $9 Free, timed tickets are available on a first-come, first- served basis at www.descansogardens.org (http://www.descansogardens.org/) Zimmer Children’s Museum $7.50 Pasadena Museum of California Art $7 Craft & Folk Art Museum $7 Columbia Memorial Space Center $5 per person. (In Donwney) BELOW is a list of participating museums that happen to be free every day. So those will be better on another weekend (in my opinion) . Annenberg Space for Photography Free cookie with the purchase of any coffee beverage (while supplies last). The Broad California African American Museum California Science Center Fowler Museum at UCLA Getty Center Getty Villa Free, timed tickets are required. Visit getty.edu. Hammer Museum Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust USC Fisher Museum Offering free admission on Saturday, January 27, instead of Sunday, January 28. University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach Join us for opening reception of Robert Irwin: Site Determined 4-6 pm, January 28. Closed January 27.

{DTLA} $ 10 cover. Exclusive Meetup-only Mixer & then Dancing @ Exchange LA!

Are you looking to meet some new friends and then check out a cool nightclub and maybe even dance? This is the event to be! Join us for a night of fun meeting new friends. Everyone is from Meetup and ready to mingle. Most people come by themselves so you will not be alone! I know it can be super nerve wrecking to come by yourself but, as long you are friendly and easy going, you will make some friends by the end of the event. We have a private Meetup-only Mixer at the club before it opens to the public. That way everyone from Meetup can meet each other. And when the club opens to the public, you and your new friends can enjoy the rest of the night. The Meetup-only Mixer starts at 8. Following the mixer, we get to stay in the club and dance the night away. The nightclub opens to the public at 10PM (after our private event). You are welcome to stay with your new friends! Did you know Exchange LA is the original Los Angeles Stock Exchange many decades ago?! :) You also get to experience some of the most awesome EDM DJs in the world at Exchange LA In case you didn't know, Exchange LA is ranked #40 club in the world (yes, in the world)! Join us to welcome our new members along with meet other fun members! Our event will be held in a private room of Exchange LA with just the Meetup folks. When you arrive we will be at the door to greet you! Since you joined the meetup event you don't have to pay the club cover nor wait in line (which can get looooong! ExchangeLA has some of the best lights and sound systems in the world. Walk around. Enjoy the vibe. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to dance the night away either in our room downstairs or in the main club floor with your new friends! Either way, it's amazing! Join me and other fun peeps at Exchange LA for a great evening. The cost is $10 cash at the door. Please arrive by 9:30PM. If you don't arrive by 9:30PM, you'll miss the meetup and will have to wait outside until after 10pm for the club to open. You will also have to pay at least $20 admission if you arrive after 9:30. Agenda: 8:00 PM to 8:15PM Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:15 PM to 10:00PM - Ice Breaker Game 10:00PM to to 3:00AM - Stick around and mingle or dance the night away at one of the hottest night clubs in Los Angeles! Parking: You can find parking in the area; you will have to pay a small fee for the parking. I normally park a couple of blocks away for $7. Taking the Metro? Exit at Pershing Square and walk over! Expect a great turnout!! :)

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