• 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.

  • {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.

  • 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

  • Pajama Party! ~ Pajama Party!!

    The Parlor

    Pajama Party! Time to roll out of bed and show off your best pajamas, onesies, robe, sleeping gown or other sleeping wear at the Pajama Party (probably not the birthday suit pajamas though, haha)! I figured I can announce this event so you can begin searching for that perfect pair of PJ's - I know that Target has a great selection of onesies but there are other options as well. Ladies, Victoria's Secrets has very comfy PJs! Even Costco has PJs. But, seriously, if you don't mind with what you actually sleep in (that's tasteful...), that will work too! :) As with any good Pajama Party, we'll be playing games such as Twister, Toss the Teddy, Cards Against Humanity, Jenga and more! Pillow fight anyone? Please pay cash $10 cash at the door! We will host this at The Parlor on Melrose! We will start the evening at 9:30PM. Come play some games, have some drinks, and meet other friendly guests. We plan to end the evening at 1:00AM so those taking uber/lyft can hopefully avoid high surcharges! There will be valet parking for those that choose to drive (and some street parking - please read the sign). If you are drinking, please remember to save yourself LOTS of money by taking an uber/lyft (DUI is very costly). This event is cross-posted on several groups - Expect a great turnout! Parking: Valet is $10 per vehicle. There is street and metered parking around the neighborhood.

  • Paso Robles Wine Tasting Trip and Tour. All Inclusive! Wine, wine, & more wine!!

    You like wine. You like travel. You like history & culture. You like to do it with good people and while having a great fun social time. Maybe have it be a little quirky and off the beaten path too. And you want it all at a fair decent cost. Is that too much to ask for? Apparently not!!! Because there is this meetup. A wine, history & culture tour. Mostly it's a wine tasting. There are some added special gems. Let's get to the main details. This is a one day LA to Paso Robles and back adventure. Itinerary: 7:30 to 11:00 LA to Paso Robles 11:00 to 12:30 Sculptera Wineery www.sculpterra.com 12:30 to 2:00 lunch bites Cass Winery www.casswines.com/ 2:00 to 3:30 Bianchi www.bianchiwine.com/ 3:30 to 4:30 Eberle Winery www.eberlewinery.com/ 4:30 to 6:00 Thai dinner at Tobin James www.tobinjames.com/ Gas up .restrooms . . freshen up and on the road home by 6:30/7:00 Home earliest by 10 if no traffic. 10:30/11 latest 6 to 9 PM Nap and Sober up. Let's look closer at this sched. First of all . . .this is a guide NOT hard in stone. There is going to be shifting of times and adjusting as we go. The one thing that is NOT flexible is our depart time. THIS WILL BE FIRM!!!!! BE EARLY TO BE ON TIME. We are leaving SHARP It gives 3 hrs there and 3 back (and 1/2 hr float) According to the google machine. That's the min. On the Sat AM ride up via the 5. It will be close to that. The ride home may be 15 to 30 more if there is slowing. If you look you will see it gives us generous time per location and time for getting on and off and travel between. But again . . there is flexibility within this. We can linger longer or bail early of the place is just not working for us.. All of these wineries are on many of the Paso Robles top ten best wineries lists. Possible Bonus Culture and history locations after dinner if time permits: Madonna Inn https://www.madonnainn.com/ Bubble Gum Alley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_sRx1OOPwE or https://youtu.be/J9eLrwINgXU All in all this is the most cost effective way to get the most. We are looking at 5 locations. All tastings included. Coffee and morning pastries included. Lunch bites included. Dinner included. What a win! Cost? $195.00 Per Person, all inclusive. https://www.paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/195 Discount for two: $185.00 Per Person. https://www.paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/370 Discount for three: $175.00 Per Person. https://www.paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/525 This event is limit in size to 14 people. And currently it is filling. The only way to secure your space is payment. The number of RSVP's does not reflect all who have rsvp'd or paid as this is cross posted. When filled the payment links will be removed. You may still RSVP if the links are removed. This will get you on the wait-list. Refunds? Full refund if notice is given if cancel 1 week in advance of departure. Less than one week you will be given full refund when or if a person off the wait list takes your place. If no replacement from wait-list. You will receive 1/2 refund. (roughly the food and wine portion, but not the coach portion). If you are still wondering what is "all inclusive" Includes transpiration to and from Paso Robles. Tastings at 5 top notch wineries included. Coffee and morning pastries included. Lunch bites included. Dinner included. Not included: Any other additional food. wine of items purchased at you discretion.

  • 🎳 BOWLING PARTY and Dinner with Friends - Let's laugh & have fun!

    Join us for Bowling and Dinner afterward. Invite a friend. NEW BOWLERS are welcome to join us. You don't need to know how to bowl, we'll show you how. We'll cheer each other on and have fun! _____________________ MEETING TIME: Please arrive promptly by 4:30PM to check-in with Louis. You'll have time to get your bowling ball, shoes and meet your fellow bowlers. We'll have 2 hours for bowling and you're guaranteed to bowl at least 2 games with your team, so you don't have to feel rushed. _____________________ 🛑 An RSVP is not enough to reserve your space for bowling. 💚 You must PAY $20 IN ADVANCE to save your space for bowling with PayPal by clicking here: https://paypal.me/paylouis/20 You cannot pay at the bowling alley. After Saturday, August 10, 2019, no refunds will be given, and the price will increase to $25. _____________________ 🔶 IMPORTANT 🔶 _____________________ 💜 BEFORE YOU CLICK ON "Send Payment Now" SCROLL UP and where it says "Add a note" type your: 1. First and Last Name and 2. "ART OF MEETUP" 💚 Do NOT check the box that says "Paying for goods or a service?" If you check this box PayPal will charge Louis a fee, and you'll have to pay Louis an additional $7. _____________________ DINNER: Join your new friends and get a bite to eat after bowling at Viva Rancho Cantina Mexican Restaurant 900 W Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506 which is across the street from the bowling alley. You can leave your car parked at Pickwick Bowl. _________________________________________________ This event is crossposted on other Meetup groups, so you'll get a chance to meet lots of new people.

  • {Gratuit} Getty Villa Montessori Scavenger Hunt w/ Potluck Piknic Garden Lunch

    The Getty Villa . . . that amazing place to go. If you have never been. . . it should be on your list. Read all the details about this event. What will we be doing? Will will be doing the "Montessori Museum Scavenger Hunt" This is where we mimic the assorted artwork while in front of it using the artwork as the model. If you want to use fancy words it's a version of doing a "Tableau Vivant" or "living stone" or "living statues" Afterwards we will have a potluck picnic. Itinerary 9:30 to 10:00 Arrival 10 to 10:30 Meander and Stroll 10:30 to 11:00 Small Art Lesson AND Instructions for Montessori Museum Scavenger Hunt 11:00 to 12:30 Montessori Museum Scavenger Hunt 12:30/1:00 to 1:45 Potluck Lunch 2:00 onwards More Museum or head out to other adventure So here is what will happen. Getty opens to allow onto the property (parking) at 9:30AM The grounds are open but not the main bldg. That opens at 10:00AM I STRONGLY suggest you are in line at the main gate on PCH no later than 9:30 to get in first and park. Either way, . . . The main part of the meetup will start at 10:30 sharp. Get there early and there will be bonus time. At 10 I will do a docent tour of the Outer Peristyle area (central garden courtyard) for 30 people max. At 10:30 the Art Lesson will include The Lost Language of Hands (spoiler alert: it's all about the hands), . . . This will lead us to then having a lot of fun. After the lesson we will then break people off into groups of 5 (or so). One person on the team will be responsible to sending photos of your items (the team with the most and best photos wins). Lunch will be either in the picnic area or the upper grass area (bring a blanket) After that spend more time at the museum at your leisure with new friends. Or head out toward the neat offerings in Topanga cyn such as https://www.instagram.com/hiddentreasurestopanga/ The Getty Villa is normally free. You only have to pay for parking. Parking is $20 per car. I have a limited number reservations for I can give out. It's better if we carpool. If you have parking, uber, bus questions http://www.getty.edu/visit/villa/plan/parking.html And yes, . . .the museum is fully aware we are coming and doing this. So it's not like we will get in trouble. But we still have to behave (a little bit). I can NOT do a docent led for all of us due to limit of 20 people per room. So we are doing Tableau Vivants instead. It's a different art lesson. This event is no +1. This means if you have a guest: have them RSVP on the group. I need to account for all attendees. If I have a firm list I can increase the space they have allocated for us. This event WILL fill. I will allocate tickets ONLY to those that follow instructions. Tix given NOT on the order you rsvp. You will enter your cell and email when you RSVP. Those who do not will not get tix. 1 week before will confirm you can make it. No reply. Not going. Parking pass will be emailed to those who confirm. (now you see why I need the email address) In case you are wondering what we will do: Here are previous time we went. https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=29713249 And yes. Getty is totally aware we are doing this and welcome it due to it actually being a guerrilla art lesson. This event is super special. You can RSVP if you are only interested as the confirm part will only start before the event. Question: Why don't you do a docent led tour instead? We have done Getty and I lead the docent tours. However the limit is 20 people in an single room or 25 in the outer peristyle. So I have to make an event with strict limits and then be the Hall Monitor and kick out those to no-show. IF you want to not have to get the Parking Pass from me you can go to the Getty website and reserve a parking pass from them for that date and time. It will free up for another person to go. If you do that still RSVP here. When I message to confirm you will let me know you already have a reservation

  • Game Night Social Mixer - Cards Against Humanity, Jenga & much more! :)

    What are you doing Saturday night? Join the largest Los Angeles social group and play fun games such as Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Uno, Exploding Kittens, Never Have I Ever & more. It's a GREAT way to make new friends! Join us for a fun-tastic game night and kick some butts.... I mean, meet new friends.... (hehe)!!! Join us for this terrific event and meet new friends at a really fun venue, FreePlay DTLA. There are other games at the venue besides the games we are bring! Anyone say pinball machines, foosball table, pool table and more?! We will start the evening with an ice-breaker game where you will mix-and-mingle with everyone. This helps you figure out the group of new friends you would like to challenge for the first board game! Once seated, feel free to rotate through the various tables and meet new friends and play different games! Coming by yourself? Most people do! Don't worry. In no time, you will make a bunch of new friends; everyone at the event is there for the event. Event Agenda 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Social time. Grab a drink, meet and greet your new friends. 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm - Enjoy the games and the drink specials while losing... I mean, winning! Starting at 9:30 we will put the games away, but you are free to hang out all night with your new friends and enjoy the music! :) Note: It will not be advantageous to arrive late. Guests that show up on time normally end up meeting everyone and have the most fun. Come on time at 7:30pm. :) Cost: Entrance is $10 cash. Dress Code: Upscale casual. Parking: Free Parking is available at the VIP Gold Lot on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and S. Hoover St. Taking the Metro? From the Expo Park/USC station, walk along Kinsey Drive or Victory Walk to South Coliseum Drive towards The Fields LA. This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups. Expect a great turnout!! :)

  • {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.

  • Networking with "Mix Professionals" and "Rocking It Now Academy"

    Join Mix Professionals and Rocking It Now for our Monthly Networking Event. While many of us seek friendship during our off hours, most of us wake up every day and go to work. Some of us have jobs that require networking while some of us are looking for new opportunity or to make new business connections. It doesn't matter which you fall under. What's important is venturing out to network and make connections with like-minded individuals. Join us for our July networking event at the new Speakeasy in DTLA (819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017). The Queensberry had it's grand opening recently and we will have our networking event at this new trendy lounge. The Happy Hour will also go to 10PM - $5 beer, $10 wines, and $3 off signature cocktails. There is also food for those that fancy a bite! If you are new to networking and unsure what to do, stop by and say hello to Anna and she can introduce you to others in the room! For the networking gurus, I am sure you already have your elevator speech prepped! Mix Professionals (www.MixProfessionals.com) is hosting this event with our Co-Sponsor, "Rocking It Now."If you are looking for professional growth, develop your managerial skills, launch new business ventures or travel with other like-minded professionals, you will find your answers with "Rocking It Now." Please take a look at www.RockingitNow.com for more information. The event is $10 Cash at the door. Raffle: We will raffle off 3 x 50% off coupon for future Weekend Getaways with Rocking It Now. Join us and meet other professionals!!! Note: This event is cross-posted on many meetup groups and social media groups. The turn out will be fantastic!