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This meetup features tours and events that highlight the amazing sights and sounds of Los Angeles in a fun but educational fashion. This area is so vast that folks who even live here barely get to see 1/10th of what Los Angeles has to offer. We resolve this problem by providing people culture, cuisine and connection! Have you ever wanted to visit the Grammy Museum but couldn't find a friend to join you? Do you wish to marvel at the Boat Parade at Marina del Rey but didn't have a social mechanism to do so? We offer group meetings so that you can meet friends doing fun things that you always wanted to do but were afraid to ask!

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Legendary Pico-Roberston (Cultural ft Kosher Foodie Tour)

Pico Glatt Mart

$20.00

Buy discounted tickets at: https://legendary-pico-robertson-tour.eventbrite.com Pico- Robertson known for it's major Jewish community and culture in the area. It's truly amazing how many cultural hubs there are in LA and how little we know about them having lived here substantial amounts of time. That's where we as CityGyd step in, do the research and plan the most unique and unexplored tours. Come join us on an afternoon filled with culture, learning and great food at the legendary Pico- Robertson. First we begin our tour at the Pico Glatt mart, which is a strictly regulated Kosher Mart under the supervision of Kehilla. Food being Kosher among the Jewish community is highly essential as they at the earliest phases of history understood the patterns of Kashrut. One of the school of thoughts explain Kashrut, as God proving a prescription of foods to ensure the good health of Jewish people. It is also thought that "God knows that in all foods prohibited to the chosen people, elements injurious to the body are found."? We look in to some of these customs a little deeper. Next we saunter on to David Solomon's book store, which is a pure Judaica store which provides a range of objects used by Jews for ritual purposes. This store has been specializing in everything Judaica for the past 35 years. They have a wide range of cultural products including jewelry, yad (a Torah pointer for reading Torah text), incense burners and modern menorahs. Schnitzly is a kosher diner, which offers a minimum of ten different types of Schnitzel, which is widely known by Jewish people. Schnitzel is deep fried meat thinned meat, often coated with flour, beaten eggs and bread crumbs. Their famous sauces are created in the store. ***** Hosted by Marina

Malibu Hindu Temple Tour (Cultural & Foodie Tour)

Malibu Hindu Temple

$20.00

Buy discounted tickets at: https://malibu-hindu-temple-tour-1.eventbrite.com or at https://citygyd.com Isn't Malibu just stunning? The mountains, fresh air and just peace of mind. It is the perfect blend of human and nature. CityGyd is excited to announce its first tour in the heart of Malibu within the Santa Monica mountains. Let's explore the Malibu Hindu Temple, a cultural hub, filled with history and stories. We begin our tour at the entrance of the temple complex, which is dedicated to the Hindu god Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu god Maha Vishnu. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu (Venkateswara) came to earth searching for the goddess Lakshmi with whom he had a fight with in Vaikunta and she left. However upon reaching earth, he couldn't find her. However to know more about this story and many more, join us at the Malibu Hindu Temple Tour. We will explore the large complex and take in the serenity of our surroundings as we do so. There will be 10 minutes of meditation at our tour as we do so and feel our true inner peace. Our tour will be concluded by making a trip to the food area of the temple, where all sorts of South Indian food is available at nominal prices such as $3 and connect with our group as we do so.

Singles Evening @ Wally's, Beverly Hills

Wally's Beverly Hills

$20.00

Buy tickets at: https://singles-night-wallys.eventbrite.com or https://citygyd.com/collections/tours/products/singles-evening-wallys-beverly-hills-1 (no eventbrite fee). In a city like L.A. where everything is so spread out it can be tough finding someone who captures your interest. We end up going to bars, nightclubs, events, parties, dating apps, all kinds of things in the hope of meeting someone special. We at CityGyd want to ease that process with more hits than misses. So we have come up with our own formula and key to connecting the right people. We will be playing a series of icebreaker games to remove the awkwardness which makes it so tough to connect in a social setting. The goal of the evening is to really get to know our peers and who knows what the evening will bring. We try the same things and usually get the same results, lets try something new at our very own 'Singles Night.' Online- $20 Cash- $25 *** Event hosted by Marina & Ike

Once upon a time in Chinatown (Cultural ft Chinese foodie tour)

Buy discounted tickets at : https://once-upon-a-time-in-chinatown-2.eventbrite.com or https://citygyd.com/collections/tours/products/once-upon-a-time-in-chinatown-cultural-ft-chinese-foodie-tour (no eventbrite fee) Who doesn't love Chinatown, we for one do! Chinatown is a hub for the artist, the food, the creative and the culture connoisseur. The mountain views surrounding Chinatown make it truly magical. Spend an afternoon learning about the ONLY Chinese temple in the heart of LA, exploring one of the cheapest shopping areas and eating unforgettable food. We are excited to start our walking tour with the Thien Hau Temple which is a Taoist temple. It is truly glorious and beautiful in its presence. It is a temple dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, the deified form of the medieval Hokkien girl Lin Moniang, located in Chinatown. In addition to Mazu, the temple venerates the war god Guan Yu and the earth god Fu De. The temple is associated with the Camau Association of America, an association serving Chinese-Vietnamese refugees from Vietnam. Next we move on to the Dynasty Shopping Center which is a traveler's and local favorite in the area. It has a range of really affordable Chinese products, food, gift items, clothing etc., which all can be bargained. Finally we end our culture-filled tour at the Won Kok Restaurant. It's a gem in the heart of L.A and excessively popular due to it's attractive prices and unforgettable food. It doesn't get better than that. Won Kok's dumplings, pan-fried noodles and Chinese broccoli leave our hearts throbbing for more. Hosted by, Mo

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