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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. 
Los Angeles is 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  
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Upcoming events (4+)

Let's Take a Stained Glass Window Workshop Class Together! 🤗

Discovery Center

( BEST TO CALL OR EMAIL DISCOVERY CENTER TO ASK IF THEY HAVE A SEAT OPENED UP FOR YOU. FEB 20 MIGHT HAVE A SEAT AVAILABLE OR SOME SEATS LEFT FOR MARCH 27. SPACES ARE LIMITED, BOOK NOW, BOOK FAST, BOOK EARLY. RSVP'ING WON'T CONFIRM YOUR SPOT. WALK INS ARE NOT ALLOWED SINCE YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE ) Let's take a Stained Glass Window Workshop Class Together! I got us a discount of $10 off with my special discount code for you but you just can't RSVP unless you pay Discovery Center on the link below, spaces are Limited so book Now by choosing a date. Please RSVP when you pay first on Discovery Center link only because you just cannot show up at class because once class is full and sold out, there is no class materials nor space in class to add you on day of class so please RSVP if you payed Discovery Center first to confirm your space, thank you kindly for understanding. You just can't show up on day of event because class will be full and no materials will be available after it is sold out, class full. Thank you kindly for understanding.

How to book:

First go to the bottom mentioned link for Discovery Center. Click on your chosen date, then click on add material fee, then it is added to your shopping cart. After class is in your shopping cart, go to the top of page shopping cart and click on it it will say that you have successfully chosen the class, then click on view cart and a question will ask you if you have a discount code, enter my Discount Code for you but type in all Capital Letters and no spaces in between just like I posted here on this posting for you, then it will take off $10 and then continue to pay by checking out with your credit card or debit card. If you have any questions or need help, please call Discovery Center at (773)[masked]. Please check out pictures on this posting for additional information.

https://discoverycenter.cc/art-classes/stained-glass-class

SGLASS10

Class Code: 1106
Availability: Spaces Available
Price: $75.00
Choose Your Class Session

* 1106 STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP I:

Sec D Sun Jan 23 10:00am-4:00pm

* Required Material Fees:
Add Material Fee to cart (+$60.00)
Class Registration Fee: $7

Create your own beautiful stained glass art. Learn how to cut & break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method. The session will deal with type & quality of glass, appropriate tools, cutting techniques and assembling. You will leave the class with a completed project.

Instructor: Isabel Badalpour has been a stained glass artist for 20 years and instructor for over 5 years. She enjoys teaching students to create unique pieces of art.

Location: 4318 N. Elston 1 session

Material Fee: $60.00
Class Registration Fee: $7

Also... I am going to eat at Taqueria El Primo, 4317 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL, across the street from Discovery Center after our class to eat Mexican food if anyone wants to join me after class message me please, thank you! 🤗

Improv 101 in-person classes!

Bughouse Theater

In-Person Improv 101 classes!
Have you never set foot onstage before, but you want to learn about improv to improve communication skills, become a better listener, think quickly on your feet, and break out of your shell? Our Improv 101 classes are for you! 4 weeks of fun theatre games and smart, playful exercises will help you become an even better you. Learn how to read body language, listen deeply, and communicate fully.

Improv 101 is intended for the novice student. No experience necessary. Makes a great holiday gift!
Classes will run Sundays, 2-4:30 PM, January 23-February 14, 2022. Location: Bughouse Theater (1910 W. Irving Park Rd)
$125/person

COVID-19 vaccine proof will be required of ALL students prior to all in-person classes. Plan on bringing your ID and vaccine card or a clear photo on your phone as proof of vaccination.
https://www.theatremomentum.com/classes

How to Survive & Thrive in a Pandemic using a 3-minute Mental Makeover

Zoom Online - Chicago

**NOTE: Registration is required through provided link. RSVP'ing here only will NOT get you the zoom link. https://narrativemedicine.eventbrite.com **

The ongoing burden of COVID-19, along with the January blahs, can add to stress and anxiety for anyone. It's especially challenging for healthcare workers who knew long before pandemics that patients and parents were extremely stressed out. However, there is a strategy proven to help lower stress for patients, parents, and their practitioners, and it can help anyone else too.

Dr. David Thoele, a pediatric cardiologist at Advocate Children's Hospital, will share with us how mindfulness and meditation relate to the idea of ‘narrative medicine’ and how it helps ease stress. Dr. Thoele will walk us all through an easy 3-Minute Mental Makeover (3MMM) in this engaging talk. It can be helpful to any level of your mental state -– general malaise and languishing, or serious stress and anxiety.

Please join us for an interactive lunchtime talk where you'll learn how narrative medicine can lower your stress let you survive & thrive during a pandemic. A Zoom link will be emailed to all who register in advance on Eventbrite (not just here on Meetup) at this link:
https://narrativemedicine.eventbrite.com

It will only take an hour, so well worth it. And virtual, so you can bring your own lunch and don't have to share with anyone!
You should have a pen and paper handy for the exercise.

We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP here: https://narrativemedicine.eventbrite.com

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (Differences & Debate Online)

Online event

$12.00

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/men-vs-women-debate--mixer/dates/ (*Limited # save $3 by using discount code "3" at checkout. Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion of the total members attending. Price will go up as date gets closer so save and get your ticket today.)

Maybe this year we figure each other out??!! It's not a secret that most of the time, men and women operate on two totally different wavelengths. Join us for this fun and online event where we come together to get on the same page... at least for one night :) Your host and moderator for this fun event where we will enjoy cocktails & socializing… virtually!

How It Works:
Prior to the event we will also ask you to send questions that you would like your host to ask to members of the opposite sex. Your questions will be read anonymously and kept confidential.

Example: Host will randomly pick a question that was submitted from a male directed to the females. The females will have a chance to address the question and hopefully clear up why women do what they do. The same will happen for the men. It’s fun and we really get some great debates going.

This is really a great way to get into the heads of exactly what people are thinking. You will be amazed at the very candid and honest things that come out. Grab your favorite cocktail & snacks and get ready to socialize and solve the mysteries of the differences between men and women.

How To Attend:
Register for a ticket and we will send you the code to join our Zoom meeting day of the event. You will need a computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone.

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.

*How much?
$12-$15 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

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