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This is the #1 Group in Los Angeles for meeting other fun young LA locals! We eat great food, drink amazing wine, party and socialize in new and fun ways.

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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.

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.

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.

This rule applies here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

! ! ! wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !™ https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/Join

I Just Moved to LA" . . . New in Town!!! https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

Wine, Arts, Culture and Travel https://www.meetup.com/Cultural/Join

Outdoor Adventures. Travel, Hiking, Camping, Backpacking https://www.meetup.com/AtlasObscura/Join

40+ Flying Solo. The Original Over 40s Social Events Group https://www.meetup.com/FlyingSoloSocials/Join

50+ Singles Just Wanna Have Fun! Active Adventures 'n More https://www.meetup.com/FiftyAndFabulous/Join

40's-60'­s Single Travelers. Explore the world near & far!! https://www.meetup.com/40s60sSingleTravelers/Join

20's 30's Social Fun in LA https://www.meetup.com/TheGoingOutGroup/Join

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.

Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Twenties Thirties 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ & 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, 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, 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

Upcoming events (5+)

{Pasadena} 🎵 Blues Dance - August 2019

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Pasadena

Looking for a fun Friday night out? Come to Pasadena and blues dance — There's even a beginners blues dance lesson included in the $10 cover! No need to bring a friend or dance partner. Lots of people come out solo and everyone asks each other to dance—It's a great way to meet new people! Cool! What is do Something Blue? Great question. do Something Blue is a blues dance held the last Friday of the month (there are some exceptions so stay tuned on MeetUp for each month's dance date). ⏲️ WHEN 8:30pm-9:15pm Blues Dance Lesson (included in cover) 9:15pm-1am Blues Dance with DJ'd Blues Music 💰 COVER $10* (Cash or Credit/Debit) *This is the cash discount price. Full price (using Credit) for entry is $11. No Bills Larger Than $20 Accepted. 🚗 PARKING There's plenty of street parking, both residential and meters (meters should all be off by 6pm). Just make sure to move your car by 2am. ✔️ CODE OF CONDUCT All attendees are expected to respect and abide by our Code of Conduct. It is displayed at the front desk nights of the dance. So, save the date and RSVP for this month's dance and, if you'd like to pencil in the next few they will be on: Sep 27th and Oct 25th. Don't hesitate to ask a question below. See you on the dance floor!

FREE!! - SOCIAL GAME NIGHT - NEW FRIENDS, PRIZES, GAMES & MORE!! (WEST LA)

250+ RSVPs!! Come join new friends for fun, games, prizes and awesome drink specials! We will play a lot of fun games, including Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme?, Sushi Go, Operation, Bananagrams and many more! Whether you are coming alone or with family/friends, all are welcome! Come by and check it out! This event will be hosted at one of the hottest and most stylish bars LA has to offer -- The Arsenal! Seriously, this place is fantastic! Located next to both the 10 and 405, The Arsenal makes for a very easy place to get to! Come join us for a fun-filled evening, with great food and drinks, awesome people, exciting games and a wonderful atmosphere! Afterwards, stick around for an awesome DJ and to dance the night away!! Details: Cost: Recommended donation to cover expenses: $5-10 Dress Code: Dress to impress! When: 7:00-9:30PM Parking: Street parking; Valet parking is available for $7 Taking the Metro? Take the Expo line to Expo/Bundy stop and walk 3 blocks south. **This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many other groups, expect a large number of attendee

{Santa Monica} Fun Mingle Mixer - Come Make New Friends :) :)

Let's get ready for a fun "Singles Mingle Mixer" event, where you get to see old friends and meet new ones. For the folks that have never been to one of these mixers, this is a great mixer with[masked] singles mingling through a couple of fun ice breaker games. We also always find cool, happening locations to host our events. LA is a huge place; it's cool to meet at new or interesting locations. This time will be no different. We are hosting this event at Santa Monica's newest nightlife venue - Senator Jones on Wilshire! This venue just opened and is beautifully renovated. We have the venue to ourselves for the Meetup before it opens to the public. You are welcome to stay after the event when they open their doors to the public. Come and check out this fun venue while meeting new friends! And we will have drink specials just for our group. :) For those who have attended the event in the past, thank you for the great feedback. For newbies, no worries, before you know it, you will make many new connections too! People often ask me if they can come by themselves...... Don't worry, in no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup and be looking to make friends! :) You are more than welcome to bring your friends as "wingman" or "wingwoman." The cost is $10 cash at the event. Tentative Agenda: 7:30 PM to 8:00PM - Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:00 to 8:45PM - Game 1 8:45 to 9:30 PM - Game 2 9:30 PM - ??? - Enjoy LA night life with your new friends! Senator Jones will have a DJ come on so you can chill and dance! Parking: There is plenty of parking in the area. Just be sure to read the street signs. Taking the Metro? Senator Jones is less than a mile from the 17th/SMC Station off the Expo Line. Age Range of attendees is 21 and above! :) This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) (#MixProfessionals) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!

SUNSET YOGA AT EL PORTO BEACH AND DINNER!!

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Come and flow with me with a beautiful Sunset view!. ***This is $10 DONATION class but feel free to donate whatever comes from your heart :) <3 Feel yourself, listen to your breath and the ocean while moving through your practice. We will be doing 60-75 min All levels Vinyasa flow style yoga class. ***What to bring: You can bring your mat or towel or simply do your practice on the sand. Be prepared to get sandy! Bring plenty of water and some fruits or nacks for after the class. For those interested we can go for a tea or dinner after class. ***IMPORTANT*** Bring plenty of LAYERS and/or blankets as it gets colder after the sun sets by 7:45pm, specially for Savasana (last corpse pose). ***Link for GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/csH3CXC8zpr31Wte7 ***MEETUP and PARKING details: Go all the way down on 45th st to find parking lot entrance. Parking is metered and they close at 8pm. You can also find free parking a little further on the street but make sure to read for permit parking only signs. We will meet by tower 45. IS the closest tower once you enter in parking lot if you enter from 45th st. SEE YOU SOON!! Mariana IG & venmo: @anairamyogidancer paypal: https://www.paypal.com/marianasuarez

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