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Are you New to Los Angeles? Or, have you been here your whole life and still wants to explore? This the meetup for you! Join Explore LA Like We Don't Live Here and make new friends at the various events!

All are welcome! Single or married. Boys or girls. Creative type or corporate exec. Just be curious on all the events happening in the City of Angels and be ready to explore and meet new friends!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Private Meetup Mixer and then Dance Party @ Exchange LA!

Are you looking to meet some new friends and then check out a cool nightclub and maybe even dance? This is the event to be! Join us for a night of fun meeting new friends. Everyone is from Meetup and ready to mingle. Most people come by themselves so you will not be alone! I know it can be super nerve wrecking to come by yourself but, as long you are friendly and easy going, you will make some friends by the end of the event. We have a private Meetup-only Mixer at the club before it opens to the public. That way everyone from Meetup can meet each other. And when the club opens to the public, you and your new friends can enjoy the rest of the night. The Meetup-only Mixer starts at 8. Following the mixer, we get to stay in the club and dance the night away. The nightclub opens to the public at 10PM (after our private event). You are welcome to stay with your new friends! Did you know Exchange LA is the original Los Angeles Stock Exchange many decades ago?! :) You also get to experience some of the most awesome EDM DJs in the world at Exchange LA (check out www.ExchangeLA.com). In case you didn't know, Exchange LA is ranked #40 club in the world (yes, in the world)! Join us to welcome our new members along with meet other fun members! Our event will be held in a private room of Exchange LA with just the Meetup folks. When you arrive we will be at the door to greet you! Since you joined the meetup event you don't have to pay the club cover nor wait in line (which can get looooong! ExchangeLA has some of the best lights and sound systems in the world. Walk around. Enjoy the vibe. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to dance the night away either in our room downstairs or in the main club floor with your new friends! Either way, it's amazing! Join me and other fun peeps at Exchange LA for a great evening. The cost is $10 cash at the door. Please arrive by 9:30PM. If you don't arrive by 9:30PM, you'll miss the meetup and will have to wait outside until after 10pm for the club to open. You will also have to pay at least $20 admission if you arrive after 9:30. Agenda: 8:00 PM to 8:15PM Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:15 PM to 10:00PM - Ice Breaker Game 10:00PM to to 3:00AM - Stick around and mingle or dance the night away at one of the hottest night clubs in Los Angeles! Parking: You can find parking in the area; you will have to pay a small fee for the parking. I normally park a couple of blocks away for $7. Exchange LA Dress Code: http://exchangela.com/venue-policies/ If you would like to have table service or possible get on the guest list the weekends we do not have events, or book table service, please reach our very own promoter, Terry (http://www.meetup.com/members/42279002/). :) Taking the Metro? Exit at Pershing Square and walk over! Expect a big turnout. This Meetup event is crossed-posted on a bunch of meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!! :)

See the play THE SOUND OF MURDER in Beverly Hills

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Charles Norbury, a successful writer of children’s stories, is popular in his field but not at home, where he’s an arrogant, calculating and cruel tormentor. His wife, starved for love and denied children of her own, turns to another man for affection, and eventually the two of them devise a foolproof plan to do away with the husband. But a tape recorder has been left on, and the writer’s frustrated secretary learns of the plan and uses the information to trap the other man into marriage after he’s killed the husband. And if you think the web that’s been woven so far is a sticky one, you haven’t seen anything yet… Enjoy The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40 at the Reuben Cordova Theatre in Beverly Hills. ___________________________________________________________ DISCOUNT TICKETS: Buy your own tickets tickets for this show. Discount tickets can be purchased from Goldstar for $17.50 plus a $5 fee at https://www.goldstar.com/shows/1656422/checkout/new Regular priced tickets can be purchased from the theatre for $35 plus a $3 fee at https://theatre40.org/product/the-sound-of-murder-march-14-april-14-2019/ Be sure to choose Showtime: Sat Mar 23 8pm * Please buy your tickets quickly before this popular show is SOLD OUT! * ________________________________ MEETING: Meet at the theatre box office at 7:45PM. Call Louis' cell phone number which is in the RSVP questions if you can't find our group. ________________________________ PARKING and DIRECTIONS: Theatre 40 is in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. Free covered parking is conveniently located just outside the theatre. For directions to the theatre and parking information click here: https://theatre40.org/directions-and-parking/ ___________________________________________________________ This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.

See the musical THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & have Dinner after at Portos Cafe

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Lovably wacky and filled with catchy tunes, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance has all the ingredients for the perfect farce: a damsel in distress, a brash pirate king, an adorably dopey Major-General, and a series of delightfully absurd mix-ups. Expecting to be released from servitude on his 21st birthday, pirate apprentice Frederic falls for the beautiful young Mabel. But due to a leap-year technicality, the poor lad soon discovers that he must be away from the love of his life and continue his apprenticeship for another 63 years! Will he ever be free? Can he win the hand of Mabel? ___________________________________________________________ TICKETS: Buy your own tickets online or over the phone. Tickets cost $34 regular price ($30 for seniors) and can be purchased online from the theatre at https://tix4.centerstageticketing.com/sites/glendalecentretheatre/selecttix_nochart.php?s_id=427&p_id=7010 or by calling the box office at (818)[masked]. * Please buy your tickets quickly before this popular show is SOLD OUT! * ________________________________ PARKING and DIRECTIONS: Parking is available at the Orange Street Parking Lot located at 222 North Orange St. (cross streets: California Ave. and Orange St.) The cost for parking is $1.00 for 4 hours with a validation stamp from the theatre. For directions to the Glendale Centre Theatre click here: http://www.glendalecentretheatre.com/about/directions/ ________________________________ DINNER: Meet us at the font door of the theatre after the show to go for dinner at Porto's Bakery & Cafe 315 N. Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91203 Call Louis' cell phone number which is in the RSVP questions if you can't find our group. ___________________________________________________________ This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups.

Wine, Cider Mead tasting Weekend away in a cabin glamping & Gourmet dinner too!!

Julian Wine, Cider, Mead Tour WITH Cabin and meals

Wine and Cider tasting Weekend away in a Cabin This event is limited to 12 total. Accommodations are small rustic cabins with 6 bunks each located 10 mins outside of Julian Ca. Itinerary: Fri: Arrival and settle in. Potluck and Wine Robin A Wine Tasting. Sat: We will likely start the day at Volcan Mountain Winery, located about 2 miles from downtown Julian. With a vineyard and a cozy tasting room. For instance they have Dolcezza apple wine. Despite Dolcezza meaning “sweet” or “sweetness” in Italian, it tastes more like a Sauvignon Blanc with hints of apple. The wine is made from 100% mixed variety apples grown at the winery. They also make regular wine from grapes too. Then on to Menghini Winery. It is a small production Julian winery with vineyards and apple orchards also at the base of Volcan Mountain. They produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. With all this wine it will be nice to break it up with some non-wine Our third stop will be: Julian Hard Cider‘s Miner’s Saloon, located in an old apple packing facility. To sample their award-winning hard ciders made from Julian apples Followed by a Mead Tasting at Golden Coast Mead. Optional Stops of Julian Wine and Chocolate Tasting Room, and The Cooler Tasting room. (both located next to Golden Coast Mead and Hard Cider Then onward to in Julian itself we will visit to Orfila Winery Tasting Room and Witch Creek Winery Tasting Room Both great wines with places right on Main Street. In Julian we will also visit the other main st sights of the Eagle Mine and other cute and quaint-ness. Now to round back towards our cabin with one last stop at Blue Door Winery. All these are grown and made locally. What an epic day. Grape Wine, Apple Wines, Mead (Honey Wine), and Hard Cider (beer from apples) We will make it back to our cabin to rest and prepare for dinner. Dinner will be a gourmet meal. The main course will be fresh made Bouillabaisse. The roasted garlic on the french bread paired with the wines just picked up during the day. What wine geos with that Capprese? We will find out!! The rest of the evening lounging around the campfire with more wine if you wish. Sunday will be a departure from wine. We will travel a bit to the east and go to Font's Point. We will try for sunrise there. But that might be a stretch. Whatever time we get there, then The Slot a stunning short and easy slot canyon hike. and then a visit to Galletta Meadows. The cost for all this? Early Bird @ in[masked] per person. (the cost will increase in the new year.) Payment is the only way to secure your spot before this fills https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/165 Fully Refundable up to 3 weeks before the event date. What's included: This is for the accommodations and a gourmet Sat night meal. Breakfast and picnic lunch included on Sat. Breakfast also provided Sunday, but we are heading out early so it's simple bites. What's not included? You will be responsible for however many or few tastings you want to do. This way you control intake and cost. You will need to bring a sleeping bag or bedding for the bunks. you will need to bring food for Fri eve Potluck and for Sunday hikes. Hikes and Galleta and Font's Point are optional. Sat Itinerary is subject to modification as needed due to wineries being closed or due to our own timing of arrival and departures or other unforeseen snafus. A note about food issues: Bouillabaisse is normally made with fish and shellfish. This will be made as a several split batch as needed. There will be a varieties of fish only, variety of shellfish only, and, the traditional mixed. There will also be a vegan/vegetarian version. A note about genders: There are two cabins and each has 6 bunks. If the gender balance is 6 and 6 then that's the split. If it's for example 9 women and only two men sign up. Then one cabin will be mixed gender. This will be Glamping Wineries, Meaderies, Cideries Oh My!!! Cabin with gourmet dinner!!

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