What we're about

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 (giant games of street tag, anyone?).

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

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Join our Offbeat Fun Discord server: https://discord.gg/E9sauzUGYK

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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/calendar/

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! Contact Michelle and/or Peter about hosting events. We're happy to help you get started!

• How much do events cost?
We strive to create an environment where fun is as accessible as possible, so most events tend to be free or very affordable! On occasions for really big complex events, we tend to charge more. Whatever we make goes back to investing in the group and paying Meetup fees to keep the group running. The organizers don't make any money off the group.

For events that cost money to organize, 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:
http://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/about/

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Are there certain events you want to see? Vote for them or add them here:
http://wishlist.offbeat.fun/

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, contact Michelle and/or Peter about hosting events. We're happy to help you get started!

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 (4+)

Offbeat Pun Night: It's a Punderfull Knight

Needs a location

$10.00

Calling all connoisseurs of word play, we are finally hosting our first Offbeat Pun Night!

We BLADE you well. KING you GENEVIEVE we had gone so long without a Pun Night? If you enjoy the sound of pained groans and FACE PLATES as you dish out the PUNCHES, join us for a KNIGHT of serious laughs. We're not HORSING around.

Round Table, the "Pizza Royalty" will also be served for the knight. 😇

Everyone is welcome!
You do not need to be funny or good at puns. Just come with a great attitude to have fun and laugh at ourselves! We will structure the event to make sure it's beginner friendly.

To help us prepare for the event, fill out this form (optional): https://forms.gle/mJFNbRavmeke4n5y8

*** IMPORTANT: For everyone's safety and comfort, please only come if you've been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms. We will not be checking, so please play by the honor system. Likewise, please do not come if you do not feel comfortable being around a large group unmasked. ***

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What We'll Do:

  • Warm Up (Come with a joke you want to share with the group! Does not need to be a pun, and internet research is welcome)
  • Prepared Jokes/Puns (aspiring comedians welcome!)
  • Beginner-friendly Team Pun Battle
  • Free-for-All Pun Play

What Will Be Provided:

  • Round Table Pizza (Sorry, I couldn't help it :P)--you're welcome to bring your own dinner
  • Appetizers
  • A variety of drinks (e.g., alcoholic drinks, juice)

Cost: $10 per person for food + drinks

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/

Bring:

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Like what we do?
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/offbeatfun
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Join our Offbeat Fun Discord server: https://discord.gg/E9sauzUGYK

Clandestine Oktoberfest!

Needs a location

It's time for Clandestine Brewing's annual Oktoberfest!

This year will feature a number of German style beers including: Hacktoberfest Festbier, Elsie's Marzen, Maihem Maibock, Bier Statt Krieg Kölsch, Undercover Berliner-Weiss, V Vienna lager, Codename: VW Helles Weizenbock, Brush Pass Roggenbier, and of course our 2020 GABF Gold Medal Dopplebock, Agent Provocator. Mezcla Colombian Eats will also drop in for food options!

Come join us for some great beers and a bite to eat. Don't forget your lederhosen and dirndl. Prost!

Offbeat Movie Night (Midsommar) + Potluck

Location visible to members

It's that time of year again for some horror/scary movies! This time, it's the highly rated one about scary cults, so should be good! I'll make Kool Aid.

Movie: Midsommar

Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.

https://youtu.be/1Vnghdsjmd0

*** IMPORTANT: For everyone's safety and comfort, please only come if you've been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms. We will not be checking, so please play by the honor system. Likewise, please do not come if you do not feel comfortable being around a large group unmasked. ***

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The movie will start at 8pm.

Come earlier to hang out and join us for a potluck dinner at 7pm. Please bring some food/drinks to share if you'll be joining for dinner. Write in the comments the type of food/drinks you'll be bringing so we don't all bring the same things (e.g., entree, appetizer, dessert, wine, beer)!

Note: Please keep your RSVP updated! Remove yourself (including from the waitlist) if you will no longer attend. We will assign a strike if you remove your RSVP at the last minute (< 48 hours notice) or if you flake (no-show). If there's a waitlist, we'll assign 2 strikes for any flakes. Don't be flaky!

RSVPs will open up 2 weeks before the event date.

See our RSVP policy here: https://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/about/

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Like what we do?
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/offbeatfun
Send one-off donations to @michelleth on Venmo or PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/michelleth)
Join our Offbeat Fun Discord server: https://discord.gg/E9sauzUGYK

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.

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Film discussion club #1: "Casablanca" (1942)

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