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Last week was our first Deep Dive. To start out with a good splash we visited to The D'Orsay https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/musée-d’orsay-paris/KQEnDge3UJkVmw With a focus on this part of the collections https://artsandculture.google.com/search/asset/?p=musee-dorsay-paris&em=m015r61 And then after an intermission we whisked off to San Diego Museum of Art for a nice walk in the sun of California Plein Air https://www.sdmart.org/sdma-360-tour/ https://www.kcet.org/shows/departures/the-california-plein-air-movement All in all a fun social evening where we accidentally learn something together. So we are gonna do it again. Different place. Different theme. Schedule (note: times are PST) 7:00-8:00 pm: Open Arrival and Open Social. Chit and Chat 7:45-8:00 pm: A little bit of Intro. 8:00-8:45 pm: Location ONE 8:45-9:15 pm: Intermission and Refreshments. Chit and Chat 9:15-10:00 pm: Location TWO What does that mean? It means the main program will start sharp at 8PM. You will need to be ready to go and there BEFORE 8. Ideally . . . you should be there at least by 7:45PM. However . . . The ZOOM will be open starting at 7. Folks will be there and be social and chit and chat. (Spoiler alert: the social thing is kinda important). OK . . . How do I get to go? To Join The Event you MUST fill out this form/link so we have your correct email to email you the Zoom Link on the day of the event. It also asks some other things too. https://forms.gle/HNScXcdCmVeAAJbKA To Join The Event you MUST fill out this form/link (Yes. We did say this twice) This is all sounds great. How much does it cost? Oh yes . . . The cost is FREE! That's a bargain even at twice the price!!!! So why not splurge and come and share your time with us. I know. You just read this whole thing and you are saying to yourself . . ."Self, . . . exactly what will they be covering or doing?" And the answer is simple. at 7:45 we will do some intros of where/what, and at 8 we dive right in. For an online event hopefully you will feel as if you have visited far off places and times. And maybe even see yourself in the those places and scenes. We have been watching other artsy fartsy things being done. They tend to be essentially a power point. When it says "lecture" you better run!! There is no dynamic discussion or engagement. No interaction and no social. AND . . . Most of all . . you really don't visit a place or meet the other people. Just like anything else we do . . . ours will be different. We will come out the other side richer for the experience. Yes. This does mean there is no canned script. Wait!! I just read this and I still do not know where to go. When will I know what places? On the day of the event you will get an email 2 or 3 hours before the event. It will give all that info, plus some other zingers too. For those not aware I do have classical art training, as well as years of working within the art industry with curators, conservators, collectors, artists, museums, studios and institutions. So we will make this all very worthwhile. Our last one had about 70 folks show. Super fun. This event is cross posted to several like-minded groups. The main place coordinating is https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/275759886/ Good idea to RSVP there as that's where any good comments and conversations get posted. Join us in this Art Adventure Social Soiree. Make some friends while learning and sharing, and sharing some learning. IF you went to our last one you do not need to re-fill-out the google form.
WYPS is a deeply personal, wild, interactive, and incredibly vulnerable show. The show itself seeks to find resolution in the mundane of everyday life, in the conflict within Self/Other, and ultimately find human connection in the spaces we deem void. What a more perfect place than the internet to do this. Tickets: $5 LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-your-problem-sir-a-night-of-vulnerable-comedy-w-ever-mainard-tickets-136317267617 Jan. 30th 6pmPST/9pmEST Joined by Special Guest and Hosted by Ever Mainard! Non-Binary/Queer Comedian, Ever Mainard, whom Variety Magazine describes as a "Wildcard.. Hysterically funny and a Force one can see a mile away.." brings their spontaneous characters, quick-witted anecdotes, and quirky mannerisms for a wild night of vulnerable yet rowdy comedy. Ever has been seen on Netflix, Conan, and has been awarded one of the Top 3 U.S. Imports at the Edinburgh Fringe.
2020 sure has been quite a year. Lot's of life and events got put on hold. We are looking ahead and see a bright horizon. On a local level we will have Camping and places in California. And we have some AMAZING plans for things outside of CA. We will be posting those to the group as things get closer. HOWEVER . . . If you want a sneak peek and RSVP on the main location so you get early updates. (AS WELL AS . . to secure your spot early, . . . ) Then here is your chance. Here is a preview of some of what is up ahead. Our events do always fill up quickly. This is your opportunity to see our secret list and to be first in. No more worries of being on the "wait list" Overseas Events: May 14 [masked] Meetup on The Orient Express https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266194400/ June 27-July[masked] Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls & Portugal (by Night Trains) W/ Haro Wine Battle (Batalia Del Vino) https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271062791 Sep 10-Sep[masked] Meetup On The Orient Express Part Deux https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/274937297/ Feb 7-Feb 15th 2022 Best of Italy WITH Mardi Gras/Carnivale In Venice (By Train and like locals) https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271063466/ April[masked] TRANSFORMATIVE TRIP TO INDIA-The Golden Triangle with a Free Stopover in Dubai https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266789581/ April[masked] Epic Everest Base Camp https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/266193501/ AND as far a local adventures we have planned Mar 12 Death Valley https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/275066628/ Mar 26-28 Sequoia (Early Season) https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272411574/ Apr 2 Death Valley Spring https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272592889/ Apr 9-11 Pinnacles https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272397378/ Apr 16 Yosem Apr 30-May 2 Sequoia (w/ rafting) https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272411463/ May 7 Pioneer Trail May 14 Yosem May 21 Rafting and Sequoia https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272411574/ May 28-31 Mem Day Weekend Big Pine https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272408214/ May 28-31 Mem Day Weekend Whitney Training https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272397402 July 2 4th July Weekend Big Pine https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272408247/ Jul 9 Pismo Jul 16 Morro Jul 23 Pt Reyes Jul 30 Aug 1 Big Sur https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272397361/ Aug 6 Whitney Training https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272592820/ Sep 3-7 Labor Day Weekend Big Pine https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272408287/ Sep 17 Morro Sep 24 YOSEM https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272608313/ Oct 9-11 Mt Whitney Training https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/271874632/ Oct 22 Sequoia https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272411524/ As things become more open we will resume or Free Monthly New Member Mixers as well as our Free Museum Scavenger Hunts and our other free local events. If you have questions the best way to reach me is MESSAGE ME DIRECT compared to posting in comments https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881 To Message to Anna Direct. She takes care of all the deposits as well as flights, hotels and etcetera. https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
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Let's make a plan to get out of town and Meetup!! This trip is an AMAZING Eastern European journey. It has all the best elements. The basic thumbnails are St Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow and Wieliczka. We will be visiting at the top of summer - a time called "White Nights" The sun never really sets. It's amazing!!! Add to this: We will be taking Night Trains from St Petersburg to Moscow and then from Moscow to Warsaw. This brings in the romance train travel of a bygone era. We start in St Petersburg. A city dripping with history. First of all . . .there is the Hermitage. And there is the rest of the amazing city too (rsvp or message us to find out city options) After our time in St Petersburg we travel by night train to Moscow. In Moscow we will have two full days to soak in the city with guided tours. (rsvp or message us to find out city specifics) After our fill of Moscow we make our way by Night Train to Warsaw. If you don't know much about Warsaw . . . you will, after we get there. It is truly a historic city. (rsvp or message us to find out city options) We continue to Krakow. This may very well be the gem of the entire trip. From Krakow we do take a day trip to Wieliczka. This is NOT to be missed. Here are links that give a small taste of each place "White Nights https://tr.im/WhiteNightsVid St Petersburg https://tr.im/StPetersburgVid Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowVid (this underplays what is there) Karkow https://tr.im/KrakowVid1 and https://tr.im/KrakowVid2 Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawVid Wieliczka https://tr.im/WieliczkaVid Itinerary Day 0 Jun 17 Departure to St Petersburg Day 1 Jun 18 Arrival. Sit down kickoff dinner (included) Hotel Petro Palace Day 2 Jun 19 First day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Lunch Included in tour. Hotel Petro Palace Day 3 Jun 20 Second day of Miracles of St Petersburg. City Tour. Night Train St Pete/Moscow Day 4 Jun 21 Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Sit down dinner (included) Hotel Metropol Moscow Day 5 Jun 22 Moscow Private 2-Day Tour. Night Train Moscow/Warsaw Day 6 Jun 23 Warsaw Hop-on, Hop-off Tour. Sit down dinner (included) Hotel Bellotto Day 7 Jun 24 Day at leisure to explore (night in) Hotel Bellotto Day 8 Jun 25 Warsaw to Krakow with sightseeing on the way. Extra stop Monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, home to the Black Madonna painting. Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 9, Jun 26 Day Trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine from Krakow (Lunch included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 10 Jun 27 Farewell Dinner (included) Metropolitan Boutique Hotel Day 11 Jun 28 Flight Home Add to all of this . . . we will be staying in 5 star hotels that are in the heart of the city and in the center of all the sights and culture. Hotels St Petersbug https://tr.im/StPetersburgHotel Moscow https://tr.im/MoscowHotel Warsaw https://tr.im/WarsawHotel1 or https://tr.im/WarsawHotel2 Krakow https://tr.im/KrakowHotel This event is cross-posted to several like-minded groups. The main group coordinating is https://tr.im/MoreToExplore Total cost is $2,990. Per person, Double Occupancy. We will provide roommate matching. Solo Room supplement is $1,100 (if you want the hotel room and train cabin to yourself) Round trip air is not included. This is the "land" portion cost. Deposit of $500.00 to secure your place ASAP. Deposit refundable up to 90 days prior to departure. Balance due no later than April 17, 2020. We will walk you thru obtaining a Russian Visa. There is an additional cost. Here are other upcoming events: May 15 Ensenada Weekend Cruise https://tr.im/Ensenada Apr 18 Everest Base Camp https://tr.im/BaseCampEverest Sep 18 Meetup on The Orient Express Paris, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul https://tr.im/OrientExpress2020 May 8 Sequoia National Park https://tr.im/SequoiaCamping May 22 Yosemite Memorial Day Weekend https://tr.im/YosemiteCamping Jul 2 July 4th Weekend: Big Pine Lakes https://tr.im/July4thCamping