What we're about

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This is a group for people in their 20s & early 30s looking to bond with cool new friends over quirky, fun activities. We're less about the happy hours and meeting over drinks (though they're bound to happen informally) and more about the strange, fun things you've always wanted to try doing (Quidditch, anyone?).

Activities can range from the casual (hikes, game nights, karaoke nights, etc.) to the more offbeat (puzzle hunts, obstacle courses, murder mysteries, etc.). If this sounds right up your alley, come join us for some random fun!

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FAQ (If you have other questions, contact the organizers)

• How often are there events?

There are events whenever an organizer has an event to host. So it varies and depends on our organizers' schedules. Most of our events are "offbeat" in nature, so they also tend to take more planning (and therefore might not occur that often). Generally, we try to have on average at least one event each week. Most events fall on the weekends and sometimes on weeknights.

You can see a list of all of our upcoming events on our calendar:

http://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/events/

We update the list rather sporadically, so we encourage members to check our calendar weekly for fun things to do! We also try to announce events 1-2 weeks in advance, so also look out for email notifications about those.

If you'd like to see more events, consider hosting some!

• How much do events cost?

We strive to create an environment where fun is as free and accessible as possible, so most events tend to be free!

However, some events do cost money to organize such as for food and drink, supplies, booking venues, etc. For these events, we will ask all attendees to pay in advance to confirm their spot and help us plan. We will always try our best to keep costs reasonable.

Please see our Payment Policy for more information:

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Are there certain events you want to see? Vote for them or add them here:

http://tinyurl.com/OffbeatFunWishlist

Have ideas for events? Want to host events and make fun happen?

Consider becoming an organizer! (Or if you want to just create one-off events, click on the "Suggest a New Meetup" button.) New ideas are always encouraged! As long as it's fun, we'll do it.

If you're interested in becoming an organizer, fill out this form:

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Let's build a community of people who take action and make interesting things happen!

Location: Most activities will center around the Peninsula and South Bay to bring more fun to the area. Occasionally, we may expand our reach as fit.

Upcoming events (5+)

Mystery Wine Tasting

Somewhere in Santa Clara

$18.00

Do you know nothing about wine? Neither do we! We're going to buy a variety of wine bottles, cover up the labels, and taste them. Then we'll reveal the labels and see if the fancy, expensive wines are any better than the cheap kind. Cost: $18 per person When you RSVP, be sure to send $18 through Venmo to @don-sandbekkhaug. We need the payments in advance to hold this event, so we will remove your RSVP if we do not receive your payment. Refer to our payment and refund policy here: https://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/about/ You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Please do not drink and drive. Public transit, Lyft, and Uber are available in Santa Clara. Are there certain events you want to see? Vote for them or add them here: http://tinyurl.com/OffbeatFunWishlist Disclaimer: All participants accept sole responsibility for their actions and any consequences that may result. The organizer(s), event host(s), and other members of this group are not liable for any injuries you may sustain, damage you may cause, or criminal charges incurred otherwise while participating in this event. By attending this event, you agree to these terms. You will be required to provide a verbal confirmation accepting this agreement and/or a signed waiver before being allowed to participate when we meet for this event.

The Offbeat Files: Into the Woods FINAL Part (Horror Mystery!)

Somewhere in Santa Clara

$10.00

[This is the FINAL part in a 5 part series!!!! Feel free to join even if you haven't come for the earlier parts--we will do a recap.] We recently received a mysterious package from a stranger who needs our help. Contained within the package are a set of strange trinkets, random codes, and scribbled writing that needs deciphering. They all seem to lead to something... Something that seems dark and sinister. Calling on all brave detectives who can stomach facing the unknown, we need your help! *** This is a HORROR mystery, so please only sign up if you can bear/enjoy that type of thing. There may be content that may be twisted and creepy. Join us at your own risk. *** ===== Join us as we attempt to solve the final episode of the brand new horror mystery series, Empty Faces. Think murder mysteries meets horror movie meets True Crime. We will break into teams to see who can solve what, bring your detective caps! Light refreshments will be provided. Note: This will be the FINAL part in a 5 part series. The 5 parts are all supposed to add up to a bigger mystery, so we will not solve everything after the completion of the this part. We highly recommend you try to attend all 5 parts! We'll talk more about scheduling future events as we go along. Cost: $10 per person When you RSVP, be sure to send $10 through Venmo @michelleth or PayPal (http://paypal.me/michelleth/10/). We need the payments in advance to hold this event, so we will remove your RSVP if we do not receive your payment. Refer to our payment and refund policy here: https://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/about/ ===== Disclaimer: All participants accept sole responsibility for their actions and any consequences that may result. The organizer(s), event host(s), and other members of this group are not liable for any injuries you may sustain, damage you may cause, or criminal charges incurred otherwise while participating in this event. By attending this event, you agree to these terms. You will be required to provide a verbal confirmation accepting this agreement and/or a signed waiver before being allowed to participate when we meet for this event. Are there certain events you want to see? Vote for them or add them here: http://tinyurl.com/OffbeatFunWishlist

Hang out with Offbeat people, games, offbeat conversations

Let's hang out, play Dominion, have interesting Offbeat conversations, and perhaps watch a movie or some comedy. Please bring snacks/food/booze!

Paint by numbers (for Beginner and experts) nite + Drinks

Centerra Apartment

$15.00

Love to paint but a complete amateur at it? Join us for a fun sunday painting a beautiful canvas with drinks (beer/wine). Expert painters are also welcomed! I will be ordering paint by numbers kit which includes the paint by numbers canvas, the numbered paint, and paint brushes. Just follow the numbers and paint within the lines and you'll end up with a beautiful masterpiece. Hoping to include some offbeat conversations to get to know each other. Cost: $15 (canvas kit and drinks). Please pay by Feb 10th so that it will give me ample time to order your kit. I will not order any kits until money is received so will remove your RSVP if payment is not made. Earlier the better! venmo: meghan0328 Here's a time lapse video of a paint by numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzcIPCey5W8 FYI, Some canvases and even the simplest of ones are a bit time consuming so you may not finish in one afternoon. BRING YOUR ARTSY FARTSY SIDE AND LETS HAVE A FUN AFTERNOON DRINKING AWAY :) Parking: parking in downtown is free on the streets but come early to find parking, it may take awhile. You can also park in the parking garage about one block over at 45 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95113 about $5 and can get parking validated if you eat at San Pedro Square (right across from Centerra apartments)

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