• The Autry Free Museum Day . Second Tues of every month. Culture Cheat Sheet

    Autry Museum of the American West

    The Autry 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park Los Angeles https://theautry.org https://theautry.org/visit Open and free on the second Tuesday of every month. This event is being revised. It is in progress and not complete. This event is not announced yet. RSVP to show interest. You will then be made the Event Host and thus get it announced to the general group. You will then edit the event to match the times you wish to visit. The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. Founded in 1988, the museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. It has two sites and attracts about 150,000 visitors annually. In 2013, it extensively redesigned and renovated the Irene Helen Jones Parks Gallery of Art and the Gamble Firearms Gallery in its main building. In its related opening exhibit for the Parks Gallery, Art of the West, the new organization enabled material to be presented in relation to themes rather than chronology, and paintings were shown next to crafts, photography, video and other elements in new relationships. CURRENTLY ON VIEW (below) Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Investigating Griffith Park On Fire: Transcendent Landscapes by Michael Scott Art of the West Human Nature Garden | Human Nature California Road Trip Cowboy Gallery Imagination Gallery Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction Journeys Gallery The Colt Revolver in the American West Upcoming Exhibitions Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale Saturday, February 8, 2020—Sunday, March 22, 2020

  • {Free} Friday Night Classy and Fun!! Members Only Meetup Rooftop Cocktail Party.

    This group started small. And truly it still is. Except just larger. It's small in that the events are based off good decent social. And with larger well attended locations. A good balance. So come and be decent and social and part of the reason people are enjoying this group as Social Media That Is Actually Social. Arrival between 7 and 8PM. Cocktail party from 8pm onwards Where? Cocktails and bites at The Roof on Wishire. 6317 Wilshire Blvd. Located at the top of Kimpton Hotel Wilshire Attire: Cocktail Chic. If you are in doubt google it. The goal of this event is simple. A gathering to socialize in a great environment with even better people. It will be similar to the Monthly New Member Cocktail Mixer at Le Petit Paris. This is intended as a Westside option to balance out the Game Night in Burbank. As well as something for those that find DTLA difficult to get to for Petit Paris. It is also a change of pace being outdoors. This is a "Stigma Free Event". Meaning this event has a No Plus One. In this way everyone is coming on their own. Come on your own and leave with friends. Come with friends and leave with more friends. If you have a buddy or partner or a whatever, just have them RSVP on the event for the guest list. No RSVP=Big Sadness More about The Roof on Wilshire It has Chef Eric Greenspan’s unique take on classic American dishes that are sophistication, with vibrant market driven appetizers, to seasonal entrees and desserts. Yes. This means they have food. The full bar offers signature cocktails and an assortment of Mules featuring housemade ginger beer . And a carefully curated wine list and tap beer selection is perfect for a poolside star lit evening. A place to relax, unwind, and spend some time. The Roof on Wilshire is located on top of The Hotel Wilshire, a Boutique Kimpton Hotel. This Miracle Mile location is perfectly located between Los Angeles and Beverly Hills – making it the ideal place to explore the best in the city. It offers 360 degree views from its rooftop vantage point with cabanas and tables around a dimly lit pool. With adjacent fire pit offers a great place to unwind with a drink or snack amidst amazing views and a charming fire. Parking: There is Street meter parking. You can also try: parkopeida parkme spothero parkwiz parkingpanda There is also Uber or Lyft. There is carpooling. (post in the comments). Message @TheOddEyeSees about being one of the added Event Hosts. ALSO . . . if you are interested in creating or having a smaller gathering a weeknight a local place . . . drop a line. There are some events that simply need an event host who is willing to step up.

  • Game Night!!! In a Wine Bar!!! Boards and Booze!!! What could be better?

    This will be at Urban Press. This is a winery and they have some very special wines. We have been there before. We will have the entire upstairs and outdoor heated enclosed patio. Urban Press NOW also has a full service kitchen with wood fired pizza and hand made pastas. Bring your own board games or whatever games you wish to play. Bring several if you wish. Super simple event. Come and share and play and drink. Make friends while crushing your opponents and toasting to your victory. Of course there will be an equally amount who are crushed and will be drinking away the tears of defeat. Then get ready for a rematch! So here is the plan: 6 PM to 7 PM arrival window and general Social/Mingle 7 onwards with be Meetup Thunderdome Game-night of the ages. No Cover and No Minimum. The Winebar is at 316 North San Fernando Blvd (Magnolia at San Fernando) Free parking at the structure located at 266 East Orange Grove Or parking is available in a structure located at 249 E Palm (behind the winery). There is also plenty of street parking on Third. And Burbank City Hall on Palm is ALL public free parking in the eve. ************************************************* This is a no +1 event. Meaning have your friends RSVP on the meetup. This way nobody says I don't have someone to come with me. We are all coming on our own. As always. Come on your own and leave with friends.

  • LE FREAK! from Venice Beach Freakshow at The Mayan in DTLA

    LIVING WONDERS ENTERTAINMENT & The VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW proudly present..... LE FREAK! ......."LA's FUNKIEST New Club Experience!" LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY!!! ------------------------------------------ I'm Todd and I want to welcome you to a Special Club Event featuring the Funkiest Music from the 70s and 80s along with: LIVE PERFORMANCES from the VENICE BEACH FREAKSHOW and Cast from AMC's TV show FREAKSHOW: MEET...LARRY The WOLF BOY from MEXICO!!! You've seen him on Ripley's Believe It Or Not & in the Guinness World Record books....NOW SEE HIM LIVE!!! WITNESS...KANYA The AMAZING, LIVING HALF GIRL!!! You've been STUNNED by her on AMC's WALKING DEAD and FEAR of the WALKING DEAD!!! She'll BE THERE August 29th!!! SEE...JULIETTE ELECTRIQUE The FEMALE SWORD SWALLOWER She will swallow 3 SWORDS made of SOLID STEEL!!! BEHOLD.....SAMARA The SNAKE LADY!!! How does she hypnotize these AMAZON MAN-EATERS with just her intense gaze??? WATCH....LADY TWISTO The WORLD FAMOUS RUBBER GIRL tie her body into a knot like a HUMAN PRETZEL!!! BE ENTRANCED by JESSA The BEARDED LADY!!! MEET...Internationally Known Body Modified and Full Body Tattooed Clown RICHIE The BARBER!!! You've seen him on TV with the Kardashians and on America's Got Talent..... PARTY with our Incredible Host AMAZING ALI!!! You've loved her on LIFETIME's LITTLE WOMEN:LA and AMC's FREAKSHOW!!! You'll BE AMAZED by IKE the STRONG MAN!!!! ......AND MUCH MORE!!!!..... SEE DEATH DEFYING STUNTS LIVE ON STAGE!!! ENJOY EXCITING and STUNNING ACTS from WORLD FAMOUS BURLESQUE DANCERS, DRAG QUEENS, and PARTY FREAKS!!! Get a Jump Start on your LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!! This will be a DANCE NIGHT TO REMEMBER..... The FREAKSHOW is going to the DISCO!!! CALL ALL YOUR FRIENDS and Join Us for LE FREAK! This is a 21+over event.....DON'T MISS IT!!! LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY...... Of course good fun does have a price. We are not asking for your soul. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!! Limited Early Bird Special ONLY $20!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/le-freak-tickets-65006795074#tickets BUT WAIT, . . . . THERE'S MORE!!!! The music!!! Don't forget the MUSIC!!! Party to the FUNKY sounds of DISCO, HOUSE, FUNK, and SOUL -------------------------------------- Played by Internationally Known DJs in multiple rooms: CUT CHEMIST (Jurassic 5, Ozomatli) FUNK FREAKS (Worldwide Kings Of Funk) SUPREME LA ROCK (Seattle Soul/Disco Master) DJ AARON PAAR & The LA HOUSIN' AUTHORITY (TEFLON DONS, WORLDSHIP MUSIC) T-RAY (Grammy Award Winning Producer- Cypress Hill, Nas, Santana / playing Disco Classics and B-Boy Breaks) & SPECIAL GUESTS Did you get that ticket yet? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/le-freak-tickets-65006795074#tickets

  • Camping Labor Day Weekend: Big Pine Lakes!!! Fishing, Glaciers, Roaring Rivers

    First of all, . .Big Pine Lakes is an amazing hidden gem. The water is a crazy hue. The Minarets rising above are stunning. There are amazing places on the way there and nearby as side trips. Such as the Anceint Bristlecone Forest, Mansanar, Alabama Hills, Fossil Falls or Red Rock Canyon (Cantil). There is no fee to enter compared to National Parks like Sequoia ($35 per car) Even with that: You don't see trips often to Big Pine Lakes. This is because area is only open from May to October. The snow is thick even into May and in Oct the nights are below freezing. With such a small window sites are super hard to get. Especially for holiday weekends. AND WE HAVE A GROUP SITE FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!!!! Our site is amazing. Tons of conveniences. There is a small cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a small general store with a few necessities for if you need them. Many of the sites have electrical at the site or close by. Same goes for water. Restrooms are close. Space for cars, and an overflow lots near. Best of all . . . There is a Fish Pond!!!!! Stocked with trout. You can even catch dinner. The fish pond is free!!! For fishing you will need to buy (AND HAVE WITH YOU) a fishing licence before you go. They do rent poles at the general store and have bait too. Tons of shade from mature pines for many of the sites We are steps away from the trail-head AND steps away from the roaring glacier fed Big Pine Creek. Drive Time to the site from LA is less time than it takes to get to sites in Sequoia. The site is located at 7,800 ft so it's cooler. For Sequoia is super hot this time of year. For example Canyon View Campground in Kings Canyon/Sequoia is at 4500 ft or so. Super toasty!! After payment is received you will be added to the carpool matrix. The complected matrix will be sent out as it is updated. You only need the basics of camping gear. You will revive a packing and equipment list recommendations . Food: People have soooooooo many specialized diet. It is not feasible to provide food. There will be plenty of sharing. Plenty of fire-rings each with a grill. Rough Itinerary/Schedule Leave LA when you can. Arrive at the campsite as late as you wish. Friday 2:00 PM is the earliest you may arrive. People are still arriving at midnight. The road to the site is not winding. So it's no prob for late. Fri Eve will be Potluck and DrinkLuck. As people arrive they will share and enjoy. Sat AM Hike to Big Pine Lakes. Yes. This trail does allow dogs https://calitrails.com/2014/05/29/hiking-the-north-fork-of-big-pine There are options: Option 1: Lakes 1, 2, & 3. Lake three is the crazy blue one and the one most go there for. 9.2 mi out and back. 3000 ft elevation change. 5 hrs https://modernhiker.com/hike/hiking-the-north-fork-of-big-pine-creek/ Option 2: The "lollipop loop" to Lakes 1 - 3, and 4, 5, and Black Lake. 14.3 mi round trip, 3,400 6 to 8 hours. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/big-pine-lakes-trail Other Options 3: Continue to to Lake 6 and 7 (this will a very early start) OR After Third Lake, go Sam Mack Meadow to Palisades Glacier. Sunday: Either go back up to Big Pine Lakes OR . . . Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest-hike/ https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/904989489/ancient-bristlecone-pine-forest/?hl=en On Monday for the ride home Schat's Bakery Mansanar Alabama Hills Fossil Falls Of course this is all mix and match and flexible. Cost for this adventure? Three nights/Four Days on a Holiday Weekend in an AMAZING place Fishing/FIshpond, Cafe, roaring river and AMAZING ALPINE LAKES $95 for for 1 https://www.paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/95 $90 per for 2 https://www.paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/180 $85 per for 3 https://www.paypal.me/IWantToDoThat/255 Venmo is @IWantToDoThat Dogs OK. Kids OK. Under 18 is 1/2 cost Event is rain or shine. Refunds given if request is prior to 2 weeks before the start time.

  • Multi-Meetup Mixer and then Dance Party @ 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 (check out www.ExchangeLA.com). 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. Exchange LA Dress Code: http://exchangela.com/venue-policies/ If you would like to have table service or possible get on the guest list the weekends we do not have events, or book table service, please reach our very own promoter, Terry (http://www.meetup.com/members/42279002/). :) Taking the Metro? Exit at Pershing Square and walk over! Expect a big turnout. This Meetup event is crossed-posted on a bunch of meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!! :)

  • Huntington Free Museum Day . First Thurs of every month. Culture Cheat Sheet

    The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

    The Huntington Library, Collections and Botanical Gardens https://www.huntington.org/visit Open and free on the First Thrus of every month BUT YOU HAVE TO GET THE FREE TIX A MONTH IN ADVANCE https://www.huntington.org/free-day This event is being revised. It is in progress and not complete. This event is not announced yet. RSVP to show interest. You will then be made the Event Host and thus get it announced to the general group. You will then edit the event to match the times you wish to visit. https://www.huntington.org/visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, colloquially known as The Huntington, is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and located in San Marino, California, United States. In addition to the library, the institution houses an extensive art collection with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century European art and 17th- to mid-20th-century American art. The property also includes approximately 120 acres of specialized botanical landscaped gardens, most notably the "Japanese Garden", the "Desert Garden", and the "Chinese Garden"

  • {Gratuit} Le Petit Paris!! Classy Cocktail Party! {DTLA} New Member Sip'n'Mingle

    The concept here is very simple. If you are new to the group or New in Town OR new to meetup. Then THIS is the event to go. AND If you have been in the group, and want to be part of the welcome wagon . . . join right in. Just like everyone else: You want to meet other members and to meetup!! In other words all members welcome to attend. So you will meet and make a nice circle of friends and decent people. Where will all the merriment be occurring you ask? Le Petit Paris!!!! Located in a historic Building built in 1913. Sumptuous as a description does not do it justice. Several circular crystal chandeliers drape from the ceiling and gold leafed columns line the walls. The restaurant’s grand staircase leads to the second floor complete with a lounge, red velvet abounds. A candle filled fireplace complete with lush furniture and original hand painted tiles. It also features multiple skylights, two bars, a mezzanine level and a large outdoor patio. We will have the entire mezzanine level just for us. Here is what will happen: Arrival time window is between 7 and 8PM When you enter on Spring St thru the grand entrance literally step in a little bit of Paris here in LA. There will be a host from the group with a Top Hat and they will hand you something. This will be how you recognize everyone in the group. Then you will proceed thru the main part of the restaurant to the grand staircase and go upstairs to the elegant mezzanine level. Once there . . . you will meet other event hosts and group members. How much for all the fabulousness? • No Cover and No Minimum. (this way if on a budget there is no pressure). You will still need to pay for whatever drinks or bites you do purchase. The main goals are to: • Socialize and get to meet people. • Celebrate any birthdays of members in that month. • Be a New Members welcome too. And meet other more seasoned members too!! And also please feel free to be event host. Just ask!! On this event . . . more than one host is ok. Aiming for 2 or 3. To be clear: This event open to all members. With the on site emphasis to be a warm welcome to the group, and to meetup. This is an inclusive event for people to feel comfortable and get to know people in a setting that does not involve some other event happening (like a concert, or seated dinner) Starting at around 8:00PM most will be there. IF you are in interested in the Meetup on the Orient Express, https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/events/260156821/ we will have an area reserved on the left when you go up the stairs. IF you have given your deposit on the Meetup on the Orient Express ( https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/events/260156821/ ) we will buy you a drink. Does this place serve food? OMG yesssssssssssssssssssssssss. And it's delish! Parking: Street meters and check Parkopedia.com Carpool? Post in the comments (also read the comments too before you post). . . TRAIN!!!! Take the Metro Train. Do a TrainPool, . . . Post in the comments what station you will leave from and expected time. . .Final note: Very often people say: "I want to go but I don't have anybody to go with." . . . .on this event we all come on our own. If you have a buddy or partner or a whatever, just have them RSVP on the event. No RSVP=Big Sadness This is a Stigma Free Event. Meaning this event has a No Plus One. Individual Names needed for the Guest List. Also: In this way everyone is coming on their own. Come on your own and leave with friends. Come with friends and leave with more friends. Come out for a fab meetup in fab place with even better people. Special Note: Inappropriate (or creepy) behavior by any attendee regardless of gender or age is not acceptable. If any inappropriate or creepy behavior is reported or observed at an event you will immediately be requested to leave by the manager of the venue. You will also be removed from this group by any organizer, co-organizer or assistant organizer.

  • DTLA Rooftop Night Market . . . it's and Odd Market on September 14th

    The Rooftop Odd Market is DTLA's only Night Market with curated food booths, artists, designers, and local makers. This event is on September 14th 200 is the Number of Pop Up Booths It may take a hot minute to get filled up but who cares? This is a great place to come spend a day and support these local designers, makers, dreamers and "I'm quitting my day job-ers" 750 Parking Spaces Don't sweat the parking because FREE PARKING. That's right "Free" Parking! Or take an Uber or Lyft. Or use Getaround.com $5 admission.

  • The Autry Free Museum Day . Second Tues of every month. Culture Cheat Sheet

    Autry Museum of the American West

    The Autry 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park Los Angeles https://theautry.org https://theautry.org/visit Open and free on the second Tuesday of every month. This event is being revised. It is in progress and not complete. This event is not announced yet. RSVP to show interest. You will then be made the Event Host and thus get it announced to the general group. You will then edit the event to match the times you wish to visit. The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. Founded in 1988, the museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs, including lectures, film, theater, festivals, family events, and music, and performs scholarship, research, and educational outreach. It has two sites and attracts about 150,000 visitors annually. In 2013, it extensively redesigned and renovated the Irene Helen Jones Parks Gallery of Art and the Gamble Firearms Gallery in its main building. In its related opening exhibit for the Parks Gallery, Art of the West, the new organization enabled material to be presented in relation to themes rather than chronology, and paintings were shown next to crafts, photography, video and other elements in new relationships. CURRENTLY ON VIEW (below) Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Investigating Griffith Park On Fire: Transcendent Landscapes by Michael Scott Art of the West Human Nature Garden | Human Nature California Road Trip Cowboy Gallery Imagination Gallery Western Frontiers: Stories of Fact and Fiction Journeys Gallery The Colt Revolver in the American West Upcoming Exhibitions Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale Saturday, February 8, 2020—Sunday, March 22, 2020