What we're about

The mission of this group is its name.

"Random Rainbow" aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that are Random and are "Rainbow" or whatever that may mean to you. Mostly it means. Everyone is welcome.

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.

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )

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 the variety that is life. 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. And other times it will state only certain gender preference. 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. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. 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. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

This group does have several like minded sister groups with different interests.

"I wanted to do that . . . . . . .Just not alone!!"


"I Just Moved To LA"


40+ Flying Solo Social. (FSS) The Orginal Over Forties Events Group

https://www.meetup.com/FlyingSoloSocials/Jo... (https://www.meetup.com/FlyingSoloSocials/Join)

50's And Fabulous

https://www.meetup.com/FiftyAndFabulous/Joi... (https://www.meetup.com/FiftyAndFabulous/Join)

20's/30's Social Fun. The Going Out Group


Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 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 is is 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 mingle?

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 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.

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.

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!!

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.

It might be summed up by saying Random Rainbow is just that: An LGBT and Allies meetup group that does random activities, outings, events, and all kinds of fun random things for all kinds of colorful people who are lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans or queer and allies.

Events that are hosted, and community will be the order of the day.

Upcoming events (5+)

11 AM FINE FRENCH FOOD -Sunday Brunch in Glendale! February 24, 2019

Creamy Spoon French Bistro

FINE FRENCH FOOD! 11AM Sunday Brunch on 2/24/2019 at Creamy Spoon: 106 N Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 - https://www.creamyspoon.com This is an event for everybody. Conversation topics will include discussions about both literature and art: Lise Deharme- "Le Coeur de Pic" Robin Mckinley- "The Hero and The Crown" Ray Bradbury- "The Halloween Tree" There will be a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind at this meetup. Any kind of discrimination will not be allowed. People who disrespect others within the group or restaurant will be told to leave.


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Have you always wanted to learn how to dance, but maybe didn’t feel quite comfortable attending classes at a straight dance studio? Well, look no further, we are offering queer dance classes!! I have a professional teacher, Arlene Santos, with more than 20 years of teaching experience, who will be showing you all the moves! Arlene also has her own dance company and is a skilled performer, and choreographer! She is going to make sure that you will be getting the best dance experience ever!! We are currently offering a 90 minute salsa/bachata class combo. You don’t need a dance partner for either class. Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. => beginner salsa and bachata class (no previous dance experience needed. Location: Private home. Will send out address to people who RSVP. Cost: $10.00 payable in cash before each class. This is going to be a super fun! Make sure you don’t miss it!! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, NO PARTNER NECESSARY!! .

FREE!!! First Saturday Funnies-Women's HIstory Day Edition

Unitarian Universalist Church

• What we'll do From 7:30-8:00 mingling over free drinks. The show starts at 8:00 so we'll get seats and enjoy the first couple of comics. During intermission we can get to know each other better and then after the second half (around 10) the night owls in the group can go out for a late snack at Crave or 4 N 20 restaurant on Laurel Canyon. • What to bring Cash to tip the comics and a sense of humour :-) • Important to know Entry-FREE, Parking-FREE, Drinks-FREE! This show is completely uncensored, so be warned! Your funny bone will be tickled and your sensibilities may be challenged. This month marks our 4th anniversary of Laugh Out Proud and we are so excited to present and all-female lineup to honor Women's HIstory Month! Scheduled to appear are: Georgia native Bobbie Oliver, named one of the “Best Comics in America” by the New York Post, she is a regular on the L.A. comedy scene and can be heard on Sirius XM Comedy Radio. Winner of the Hollywood Ha Ha Festival and LA Super Bowl of Comedy, Bobbie owns Tao Comedy Studio in Los Angeles and published the Tao of Comedy: Embrace the Pause. Dana Eagle, Author of How To Be Depressed, a Guide and has been seen on NBC's Last Comic Standing, The Late, Late Show, Comedy Central, and Comics Unleashed. Cathy Lewis, who has performed regularly at the Comedy Store and has also appeared on Last Comic Standing on NBC, The Journey of Allen Strange for Nickelodeon, Comic View for BET, and The Jenny Jones Show. Betsy Salkind, who has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and she was also a staff writer for “SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL” and “ROSEANNE” (the sitcom), and a joke writer for Anthony Robbins. Michelle March who has appeared at the Laugh Factory, Tao Comedy and hosts the Youtube series, Coming Out. Laugh Out Proud is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City’s outreach program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning communities as part of our Welcoming Congregation program. Doors open at 7:30 pm for free drinks and socializing followed by a brief explanation of Unitarian Universalism at 8:00 pm. Donations are accepted on behalf of the comics who otherwise volunteer their time for our enjoyment.


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For our March LGBTQ salsa/bachata dance party, we have a special treat in store for you. For the first time ever, our student dance team will perform their salsa/bachata dance routine. Come cheer them on! Showtime is at 10:45 pm. 🏳️‍🌈💃 There will be a free dance class at 9 pm. We'll also provide some drinks and snacks (as long as supplies last). Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks/booze. There will be dancing all night long to the best salsa and bachata music. All levels are welcome. You can be a beginner or expert dancers. We are all there to have a good time. Cover: $5.00 per person Please help us grow this queer dance space by sharing our events with all your friends. Thank you. https://m.facebook.com/QueerLatinDancingLosAngeles/

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