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.

San Diego 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 its 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 on one reason or another. Or there are 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 guarde, 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 (5)

Halloween Singles Virtual Party (Games, Prizes & More!)

Online event

$15.00

*Tickets for Halloween Singles Virtual Party on 10/31 at 8pm Eastern - https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=8758#tix **We're also having a Pre-Halloween 80s & 90s Virtual Dance Party w/ a live DJ on 10/30 at 8pm Eastern. For tickets to that one go to - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/80s--90s-pajama-party/dates/Oct-30-2020_at_0800PM (Details below for the Halloween Singles Virtual Party on 10/31) We're making being single not so scary! Make yourself a Love Potion #9 and come find your Boo online! Come party with spooktacular singles! Plus, prizes for best Costzoom!! You'd be ghoulish to miss it :) Mix and mingle while playing some of our most popular singles games (with Halloween themes): Name That Spooky Song, Scary Survey Says, Halloween Trivia, Break Out Rooms, Ice Breaker Questions, and more! Scorecard Singles Matching (optional) - At the end of the event, you will have the option to let us know if there is someone you would like to keep in touch with. If you each pick each other, you will each receive each others email address. One way matches will also be provided. What To Expect: * Singles Games including Name That Song & Friendly Feud * Halloween Trivia & Prizes for Best Costume/Virtual Background * Break Out Rooms & Ice Breakers *Tri-State/NYC Professional Singles What Do You Need: All you need is either a laptop/phone/tablet. We strongly advise you use a desktop device for better quality. Once you register for a ticket, you will be sent a secured Zoom link. If you haven't already, download Zoom (it's free and easy to use). Once you login to the event, you'll get to see all of the other participants via video. Who Will Be There: This event is open to all singles. We expect to get a good mix of ages. This is not guaranteed to be completely gender balanced but we will do our best. RSVPs listed here are not reflective of actual attendance as this is a multi-group event and we will have a good # of attendees. What Do I Wear: Costume's are not mandatory but strongly encouraged. It's Hallloween! How Much Does It Cost: $15-$20 depending on how early you register - https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=8758#tix

Live BINGO & Name That Song (Win Prizes & Fundraiser)

Online event

$15.00

We're having 2 of our most popular online live games this Sunday! To attend get tickets at the following links (*A portion of ticket sales go to various charities who are helping with Covid-19 Relief): BINGO (6:30-8pm EST) - https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=8786#tix Do you like to play BINGO or want to just do something different?! Then you will LOVE this event! NAME THAT 80s & 90s SONG (8-9:30pm EST) -https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=8797#tix Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our live "Name That Song/Shazam" game. This time we will be doing 80s & 90s songs! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prizes for both events include Amazon gift cards, free future events and more. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your home. This completely online event will be LIVE and you will be able to see and hear the other participants while playing. You can have more than 1 person on your team as long as they're from your house and use same device. Friends/family around the country can also play. They would just need to also register for a ticket. This event will be held in a Zoom Virtual Room which you would access through your computer and webcam, or via your phone/tablet. Zoom is super easy to use. After you register, you will get a confirmation with a secured Zoom link for you to use to log in. *RSVPS ON HERE ARE NOT REFLECTIVE OF ACTUAL ATTENDANCE as this is a multi group event. Cost: $15-$20 depending on how early you register.

Escape Zoom! (Online Escape Room & Murder Mystery Event)

Online event

$20.00

*FOR TICKETS - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/escape-zoom-online-escape-room--murder-mystery-event/dates/ (*Sundays & Tuesdays. Times are EASTERN STANDARD) WHAT TO EXPECT: Come experience the revolutionary online event that's taking the city by storm! Escape Zoom is a revolutionary online experience that combines the best aspects of escape rooms, murder mysteries and trivia nights into one awesome event! Use your wits, detective skills and trivia knowledge to find clues and solve puzzles. It has been called, "The most fun you'll ever have from home!". Get ready to be transported to an exciting world of puzzles and mysteries to solve. A question we get a lot is, "If I've been to an Escape Zoom event in the past, can I do it again? Will it be the same event?". The answer to that is... Each event has a theme (ie. Time Bomb, Murder At The Ball, Back To The 80s & 90s, etc.). As long as it's a different theme/name than you've done in the past, you're all good and the event will have completely different puzzles/questions. *QUICK NOTE: THIS IS A MULTI MEETUP GROUP EVENT. 10 OTHER MEETUP GROUPS HAVE ALSO BEEN INVITED SO WE'RE EXPECTING A GREAT TURNOUT. THE EVENT PRICE WILL BE GOING UP AS SPOTS FILL UP AND WE GET CLOSER TO EVENT TIME. IF ONE TIME SLOT OR THEME IS SOLD OUT YOU CAN SELECT ANOTHER. HOW IT WORKS: After you register for a ticket you'll be given a link that to a Zoom event. At the time of the event, you'll go to that link and the excitement begins! Our live, friendly host/game master will welcome you and make quick introductions among the group. You'll be in a Zoom room with between 10 and 20 other people and will be segmented into smaller teams. The team to solve the most puzzles/questions wins a prize! If you have friends who sign up as well you can ask to be put on the same team (Typically about 70% of people sign up on their own and 30% sign up with friends so you'll have fun whether you sign up alone or with friends). The event is so much fun and usually sparks new friendships! SPACE IS LIMITED AND SPOTS FILL UP FAST SO WE RECOMMEND SIGNING UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: "Wow! That was crazy intense. My heart was racing a mile a minute." - Alex M. "This should be on everyone's bucket list. I can't even explain how much fun I had." - Jasmine R. "Awesomely fun! Every time you solve something you get a huge adrenaline rush." - Douglas H. *REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/escape-zoom-online-escape-room--murder-mystery-event/dates/ (once you purchase, you'll receive an e-ticket receipt confirming your registration. Don't worry if you're listed on Meetup as "unpaid". As long as you paid, you're in!).

Escape Zoom! (Online Escape Room & Murder Mystery Event)

Online event

$20.00

*FOR TICKETS - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/escape-zoom-online-escape-room--murder-mystery-event/dates/ (*Sundays & Tuesdays. Times are EASTERN STANDARD) WHAT TO EXPECT: Come experience the revolutionary online event that's taking the city by storm! Escape Zoom is a revolutionary online experience that combines the best aspects of escape rooms, murder mysteries and trivia nights into one awesome event! Use your wits, detective skills and trivia knowledge to find clues and solve puzzles. It has been called, "The most fun you'll ever have from home!". Get ready to be transported to an exciting world of puzzles and mysteries to solve. A question we get a lot is, "If I've been to an Escape Zoom event in the past, can I do it again? Will it be the same event?". The answer to that is... Each event has a theme (ie. Time Bomb, Murder At The Ball, Back To The 80s & 90s, etc.). As long as it's a different theme/name than you've done in the past, you're all good and the event will have completely different puzzles/questions. *QUICK NOTE: THIS IS A MULTI MEETUP GROUP EVENT. 10 OTHER MEETUP GROUPS HAVE ALSO BEEN INVITED SO WE'RE EXPECTING A GREAT TURNOUT. THE EVENT PRICE WILL BE GOING UP AS SPOTS FILL UP AND WE GET CLOSER TO EVENT TIME. IF ONE TIME SLOT OR THEME IS SOLD OUT YOU CAN SELECT ANOTHER. HOW IT WORKS: After you register for a ticket you'll be given a link that to a Zoom event. At the time of the event, you'll go to that link and the excitement begins! Our live, friendly host/game master will welcome you and make quick introductions among the group. You'll be in a Zoom room with between 10 and 20 other people and will be segmented into smaller teams. The team to solve the most puzzles/questions wins a prize! If you have friends who sign up as well you can ask to be put on the same team (Typically about 70% of people sign up on their own and 30% sign up with friends so you'll have fun whether you sign up alone or with friends). The event is so much fun and usually sparks new friendships! SPACE IS LIMITED AND SPOTS FILL UP FAST SO WE RECOMMEND SIGNING UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: "Wow! That was crazy intense. My heart was racing a mile a minute." - Alex M. "This should be on everyone's bucket list. I can't even explain how much fun I had." - Jasmine R. "Awesomely fun! Every time you solve something you get a huge adrenaline rush." - Douglas H. *REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/escape-zoom-online-escape-room--murder-mystery-event/dates/ (once you purchase, you'll receive an e-ticket receipt confirming your registration. Don't worry if you're listed on Meetup as "unpaid". As long as you paid, you're in!).

Past events (404)

80s & 90s Halloween Dance Party (w/ Live DJ)

Online event

$10.00

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