What we're about

Our sister groups https://tr.im/MoreToExplore & https://tr.im/IWantToDoThat

All the best in one place!

Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.

In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.

The mission of this group is its name.

(quick legal note: this group name and all derivations are ™ Trademarked/Servicemarked and/or Copyright protected. Unauthorized used is NOT permitted. This group is part of a confederation of groups. You may NOT start a chapter without express permission. There is no charge or fee to be part. The group must be for the most part "non-profit." You may not charge organizers to list events. The group may NOT be a promotional front, or a venue for one person or entity. The group must be diverse and open Chapter Guidelines may be obtained by clicking the "Contact the Organizers" button)

DC and surrounds are 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.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )

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.

Here are the basics of group rules.

Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.

Avoid Put Downs.

Speak For Yourself.

Listen To Others.

You Have The Option To Pass.

Expect Unfinished Business.

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.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

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.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.

• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)

• No outside links

• Great Copy

• Great Pix

• 4 weeks notice is best.

• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & 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, york 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, tech 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

This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +

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Upcoming events (5)

Ladies Night IN! (For Women Only)

Online event

$10.00

*REGISTER - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/girls-night-in/dates/ (*RSVP's shown here are just a very small portion of members attending. This is a multi-Meetup group event and we average at least 15 attendees. Ticket link is Eastern Standard Time.)

Hey ladies, let's break up the work week and wine-d down with some GIRL TIME! Hang out virtually with some fun, friendly females! Sorry fellas, this is for women only (and will be hosted by one of our female organizers).

Enjoy a chill girls night IN! Enter a welcoming, productive circle to connect with others, exchange ideas, and make new girl-friends from all over the country! There will be several ice-breaker style activities to help get the conversations going plus facilitate and moderate so that everyone has a chance to participate.

ICE-OLATION BREAKERS:
Our friendly host will welcome attendees and warm up the conversation with fun questions to get to know each other better.

FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:
We'll ask everyone to show or tell about a new favorite thing - wine, show, music, movie, book, game, exercise, craft, etc.

BEAUTY & THE QUARANTINE:
Share any beauty and fashion tips - a new pair of comfortable jammies, a great way to color your own hair, etc.

All you need is either a laptop/phone/tablet. Once you register for a ticket, you will be sent a secured Zoom link on the DAY OF THE EVENT.
After the event, we'll leave the event open for 15-20 minutes so you can exchange contact information with anyone else privately through the chat.

*REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/girls-night-in/dates/ (Cost: $10-$15 depending on how early you register)

Speed FRIENDING - Expand Your Social Network (Online/Fundraiser)

*TO ATTEND REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/speed-friending/dates/ (*Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion attending. We have at least 20 registered. Portion of all ticket sales are donated to various Covid-19 charities.)

Make new friends and add to your social network - all from the comfort and safety of your own home!

ABOUT:
Many of us are feeling isolated and still looking for ways to socialize so we created Virtual Speed Friending to allow you to meet new people and make new friends - in a fun and safe environment!

HOW IT WORKS:
We will take all of the participants and break them up Virtually into smaller groups of 3-4 people. You will be in a private online room (for 5-10 minutes) with just your small group (you can see and hear others in your group). The host will provide an ice breaker question. At the end of each round, you will have an opportunity to share contact information privately with people you felt connected with. The groups will then be mixed up again and you will continue to meet more people.

If you purchased a ticket, don't worry if it says "Unpaid" next to your RSVP. That's just a Meetup glitch. All paid attendees will get Zoom link day of the event. If you do not receive by 6:30pm day of event, please message the organizer.

*Cost: $15- $20 depending on how early you register. Event organizers continue to be hit hard by this pandemic. We are still working hard to create fun, virtual events for you to participate in and still "Meetup". We appreciate your support during this trying time. We will get through this together!

Pre-Oscars Murder Mystery Mixer (Murder At Academy Awards)

*GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/murder-mystery-mixer/dates/ (*Online game limited to 20 people and this sells out quickly. Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a small portion of the total members attending).

Our online Murder Mystery Parties have become an awesome alternative to the bar scene. This is a fun, unique, interactive event where you will help to find the killer!

Everyone at the party will have a character to play. Your host will welcome and chat with everyone before you start. During the event you will be asking other participants certain questions that will help you figure out the case.

After the mystery is solved we will leave the online room open for you to continue socializing. No experience is necessary and you'll have a great time!

How it works:
Register for a ticket and we will send you the code to join our Zoom DAY OF THE EVENT (please check your spam folder if you don't see it or message organizer BEFORE the event starts).

Before the event, we'll send you a character description explaining who you are and how you fit into the story. Your host will guide you through the story and help you interact with the others to help solve the murder. Throughout the night different things will be revealed to help you reach your goal.

The Theme:
After a night of accolades at the Academy Awards Show, you will attend the A-list after-party hosted by millionaire Vanity Affair. While socializing and schmoozing with Hollywood’s elite, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen. With a V.I.P. victim and the celebrities all suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this red carpet caper.

Will it be an aspiring actress, tired of living in the shadows? A faithful friend who has been pushed too far? Or possibly the teen starlet trying to attract a more mature audience? As the night unfolds, so will a web of lies and scandals intricately woven to point you to a killer. It is up to you to uncover the clues or the culprit will remain concealed. Come walk the blood red carpet and enjoy a night of secrets, celebrities & scandal.

FAQs:
What do I need?
Computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone

Can I attend alone?
95% of those participating attend alone.

How many are expected?
This is a multi-group event so don't pay attention to RSVPs. Most of our virtual events have up to 20 participants unless otherwise specified.

*$20-$25 depending upon how early you purchase - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/murder-mystery-mixer/dates/

Sunday Free Online Guided Meditation- Learn, practice, relax and grow

Meditate, meet and get motivated.
Meditation that you can use. Meditate for spiritual awakening, stress care, personal development, health...

How to join?
Please click on 'Attend Online' to get Zoom link

We recommend joining by laptop for better experience. All levels welcome.
You will find experience of this online class very real life like and in fact more attentive and personal

Facebook for more resources- more live events, recorded sessions, self learning units, mentorship, downloads..... Join now!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeMeditateGroup

What meditation technique is used?

The gentle and easy technique shared is known as 'Sahaja Yoga' meditation and is practiced in more than 100 countries and is always free. It was founded in 1970 by- Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. When practiced for 10 minutes a day it can lead to dramatic positive change in your personal life - even after one week of practice!

More at:
https://sahajayogareview.wordpress.com/

Expected Outcome of class?

1. Learn how to meditate at home
2. Learn best practices and techniques
3. Experience the 'awakening' of healing energy within us that gives peace and balance
4. Sahaja Yoga meditation toolkit resources to apply techniques learnt in daily life

What happens after this class?

These recurring classes are meant to come together and meditate and learn little by little, so please plan to join them every week for growth in your meditative state and practice. You are equipped with knowledge to start practicing from day 1. As you join us for subsequent classes you are taken forward in meditation practice. In case you are unable to join a class, don't worry and rejoin any time and you can always start afresh.

Do share this event with you friends, colleagues, neighbors and loved ones. It may change their life and it may be the best gift they ever got :).

Need Help?

Please feel free to email or WhatsApp following in case you have more questions or face difficulties joining Zoom session. We will try to keep you informed about more meditation events.
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Stay safe and keep meditating!

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