What we're about

Come to make friends, whether you’re a native speaker or you’re learning a Romance language. Likely you’re interested in the music, food, dance, art, etc. of these cultures. Let’s get together at fun events in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We’re warm, welcoming, and want to meet you!

The Romance languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian) can be heard in many corners of the earth. Lots of people consider them very charming languages. If you ask someone to name the language they find the most beautiful, there are high odds that they'll name a Romance language. Along with these languages are the different cultures, which are each colorful in their own way.

We will do activities such as happy hours, picnics, dinners, language and culture exchanges, cooking parties, day trips, hikes, BBQs, cultural events, holidays, live music, dancing, art events, and everything else!

Any member can plan and host events, and we are more than willing to help you promote your event ideas. We do ask that the events are inclusive, convenient, and reasonably priced for our members. Let me know your ideas.

Welcome to the family!
Erick

Upcoming events (5+)

International Party & Language Exchange (THURSDAYS)

Practice languages, make new friends, and have fun with us every week! Join a friendly and diverse crowd every Thursday! We give you a fun way to exchange languages and make global friends in a stylish Union Square bar with a fireplace. ♦ All languages welcome ♦ Enjoy real-life chats ♦ Make good friends ♦ The host will be giving you a sticker for you to write your name, native language(s) and language(s) you want to practice. It is also ok if you just want to speak your own language. This is a free event, but since we are using the bar's facilities, we are asked to buy at least one drink per person. Please remember to give a tip to the bartender for each drink you order. 1) Respect your RSVP – If you say you’re coming, then please come. 2) You must be 21 years old or older. Please remember to bring your original ID/Passport (no copies!) Also you must tip bartenders $1 per beer/$2 per cocktail. 3) Rude, disrespectful, sexual harassment, or inappropriate behavior is not tolerated. If you experience a problem, please tell the host about it! We want everyone to be safe and comfortable. Want to say thank you for the event? You can buy the host a beer. I love any kind of beer! ----------------------------------------------------------- AFTER PARTY!!! If you're looking to continue having fun after the language exchange, talk to the host for recommendations. There are several dance parties going on every Thursday night. I'll join you if I have enough energy for it. -----------------------------------------------------------

International Party & Language Exchange (SATURDAYS)

Practice languages, make new friends, and have fun with us every week! Join a friendly and diverse crowd every Saturday! We give you a fun way to exchange languages and make global friends in a cool martini bar in the Mission Neighborhood. ♦ All languages welcome ♦ Enjoy real-life chats ♦ Make good friends ♦ The host will be giving you a sticker for you to write your name, native language(s) and language(s) you want to practice. It is also ok if you just want to speak your own language. This is a free event, but since we are using the bar's facilities, we are asked to buy at least one drink per person. Please remember to give a tip to the bartender for each drink you order. 1) Respect your RSVP – If you say you’re coming, then please come. 2) You must be 21 years old or older. Please remember to bring your original ID/Passport (no copies!) Also you must tip bartenders $1 per beer/$2 per cocktail. 3) Rude, disrespectful, sexual harassment, or inappropriate behavior is not tolerated. If you experience a problem, please tell the host about it! We want everyone to be safe and comfortable. Want to say thank you for the event? You can buy the host a beer. I love any kind of beer! ----------------------------------------------------------- AFTER PARTY!!! If you're looking to continue having fun after the language exchange, talk to the host for recommendations. The Mission Neighborhood is a vibrant area with lots of fun stuff to do. I'll join you if I have enough energy for it. -----------------------------------------------------------

International Party & Language Exchange (THURSDAYS)

Practice languages, make new friends, and have fun with us every week! Join a friendly and diverse crowd every Thursday! We give you a fun way to exchange languages and make global friends in a stylish Union Square bar with a fireplace. ♦ All languages welcome ♦ Enjoy real-life chats ♦ Make good friends ♦ The host will be giving you a sticker for you to write your name, native language(s) and language(s) you want to practice. It is also ok if you just want to speak your own language. This is a free event, but since we are using the bar's facilities, we are asked to buy at least one drink per person. Please remember to give a tip to the bartender for each drink you order. 1) Respect your RSVP – If you say you’re coming, then please come. 2) You must be 21 years old or older. Please remember to bring your original ID/Passport (no copies!) Also you must tip bartenders $1 per beer/$2 per cocktail. 3) Rude, disrespectful, sexual harassment, or inappropriate behavior is not tolerated. If you experience a problem, please tell the host about it! We want everyone to be safe and comfortable. Want to say thank you for the event? You can buy the host a beer. I love any kind of beer! ----------------------------------------------------------- AFTER PARTY!!! If you're looking to continue having fun after the language exchange, talk to the host for recommendations. There are several dance parties going on every Thursday night. I'll join you if I have enough energy for it. -----------------------------------------------------------

🔥 Beach Party & Bonfire 🔥

Ocean Beach Fire Pits (Near Fulton/Grand Hwy)

I’d love to bring us all together for a gorgeous day at the beach and a cozy bonfire as soon as the sun goes down. Invite all your friends who are nice, positive, and like to hang out with an international crowd. We’ll play in the sand, bump some music, work on our California tan, make s’mores by the fire, and have fun with some awesome guys and girls. WHEN & WHERE: Starting at 12PM we’ll meet at Ocean Beach near stairwell 15 (the stairwell with the long ramp). Across the street on Fulton St. there’s a Safeway Supermarket where you can pick up wood, snacks, and drinks before joining the party. PLEASE DO NOT BRING GLASS BOTTLES! Aluminum or plastic bottles are ok. PLEASE DRINK YOUR ALCOHOL DISCRETELY! Hide it in a cup or flask. PLEASE KEEP THE BEACH CLEAN! Pick up after yourself and leave no trace. BRING SOME WOOD: I need your help! Please bring some wood for the fire. The firewood must be clean, natural, and not have any nails or chemicals. 🔥 The best wood is ‘Light 'n Go Bonfire Jumbo Log’ or ‘Timber Tote Fire Log’ which are available at Home Depot or Lowe’s. These logs, called Swedish Torches or Canadian Candles, burn for a long time. 🔥 THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED: ️🏖️ Something to sit on: beach towel, beach blanket, or folding chair 🏖️ Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, beach umbrella, tent or canopy ️🏖️ Games: volleyball, soccer ball, Frisbee, football, limbo, tug-of-war ️🏖️ Stuff to keep you warm: wool or fleece blanket, warm jacket, beanie These events can be costly for me. If you want to chip in some money so we can have fun like this again, please send a few dollars to either: Venmo: https://venmo.com/riportales?txn=pay or PayPal: https://paypal.me/riportales

Past events (10)

Potluck Picnic Party

At the corner of 20th St. & Dolores St.(Mission Dolores Park)

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