What we're about

Hello! This is a group for 30-somethings in and around Arlington who are interested in making new social connections. The group was started because there seem to be a lot of us around town these days. We would love to meet you at one of our events! The group relies on members to suggest and organize events*, some of which have included dinners, hikes, game nights, book clubs, concerts, and more. If you have an idea for a Meetup, please message the organizers!

*We really appreciate members who open up their home to host events and want folks to feel comfortable doing so. Hence, we ask new members to attend one of our public events prior to RSVP-ing to events held at a private residence.

Attendance policy: Plans change, stuff happens. We definitely understand, so please let the host/organizer know by updating your RSVP. On the other hand, no-shows are inconsiderate and disrespectful to the host/organizer, as well as other attendees. Repeated no-shows may result in removal from future events and from the group itself.

The Arlington 30-somethings Meetup group is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. That each member should feel safe and respected at each event is of utmost value to us. If any of our members have an experience at one of our events that does not align with this policy, we encourage you to bring it to the attention of the Leadership team so that it may be addressed it in a timely manner.


The continued running of this Meetup group is made possible by the generous contributions from fellow members. If you enjoy our events and would like to support us, please contact a member of the Leadership team. All member contributions go towards paying the Meetup fees for running the group (approx $198 +tax per year). Thank you!

Thank you to the following people for their generous support!

2021: Abhinav, Cate, Rachel.

2019: Vinh, Mina, Mary617, Gretchen H, Rachel, Anonymous, ulea lago, Rigel, Phil Eberhardt, DBmore, Cate, Abhinav, Ben.

2018 (September onwards): Rachel, DBmore, Mary617, Cate, Abhinav, Ben, Alice, Jill.

Upcoming events (1)

March Book club - American Kingpin

Needs a location

Our book club this month is American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton.

"In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything—drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons—free of the government’s watchful eye.

It wasn’t long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone could buy and sell contraband detection-free..."


Location for this book club is TBD. Let's see closer to the date how Covid is behaving and if we want to do a virtual event or in-person. If you feel like hosting an in-person event, please let me know.

If you don't have time to read the book, there is a movie (available via Hulu) that is about the same topic/inspired by the book. See: https://www.hulu.com/movie/silk-road-fd583fce-34ab-436a-b752-6f8930687433

Past events (262)

January Book Club - Circe by Madeline Miller

Online event

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