What we're about

Santa Fe Social Kooks and Curious Minds is all about making genuine connections and sharing offbeat and interesting experiences with like-minded curious people. Check your ego at the door (but not your passion), and join us for everything from bawdy conversations over coffee, to popcorn and foreign flicks, to ideological bickering over unparalleled dinner and drinks, to wilderness treks in search of UFOs and Bigfoot. We want to talk, laugh, not always take ourselves too seriously (but be able to mope when it's appropriate), enjoy each other's unique ideas, thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences, and most of all enjoy each other's company! We really want to know you! Goofy, serious, athletic, arty, brooding, popular, shy, curious, tentative, extroverted, lighthearted, nerdy, stoic, musical, or just downright ridiculously weird people are all welcome. Our only uniting requirements are that you are interested in real and lasting friendships and meeting a diversity of people, that you come with an open mind, and that you promise to bring your genuine self to the table.

** There is no age requirement to join SF Kooks and Curious. Its curator is 40-something, but recognizes the value in connecting with all ages and types of people. That said, being young at heart is a huge plus! The most important requirement is the desire to connect, listen and exchange stories, ideas, and experiences, and have fun. We LOVE adventure and discovery and want to share that with you, whatever your age or gender.

Our 'By All Means Not an Exhaustive List of Things We Like to Do and/or Organize':

* Hikes to interesting cultural and geological destinations
* Test drive new SF restaurants
* Dive-bar hoping
* Creative cooking luncheons
* Wine and Cheese (and sometimes even potluck) parties
* Game night (yes we still love Charades and Celebrity)!
* Foreign and Indy Flicks followed by serious coffee house discussions
* Group bashing poorly rated (rotten tomatoes) movies — especially over Whiskey
* Rock hunting expeditions
* City scavenger hunts
* Ghost stories around campfires and group campouts
* Unique forms of political activism (bend toward liberal, but all are welcome)
* Arts and crafts projects
* Museum hopping
* Live music and concerts
* Small group coffee shop outings and discussions
* Bike outings
* Star watching and celestial events
* Dog park meet-ups
* Breaking into interest specific smaller groups
* Local exploration and weekend trips

Things we like to talk about:

* Meaning with a capital M
* Celebrities
* Cultural and religious pluralism
* Philosophy (especially Camus, Deride, and Nietzsche)
* Taboo topics that help us understand people and the world
* Globalization issues
* Sex and sexuality
* Politics (Liberal bend but open to all AS LONG AS PEOPLE REMAIN RESPECTFUL AND CIVIL)
* Bad jokes and puns
* Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, and Geology
* All science, fringe science, Sci-Fi, UFO's and other weird shit
* BOOKS!!!!
* NM politics and politicians
* Travel
* Offbeat destinations
* Transplant stories — as in, I used to live in (insert state) but moved to SF.
* Faux-ripping on Minnesota (and sometimes California)
* NM History
* World History
* Your/Our kids and family
* Admiralty, Constitutional, and Internet Law
* Music
* Awards shows
* Favorite TV shows
* Movies
* Bands
* 'What If' scenarios
* Native American culture and history
* Spirituality
* Freud
* Dr. Seuss
* Carl Sagan
* Neil De Grasse Tyson

MOST IMPORTANTLY — We are a new group just getting started, so we are open to ALL of your input. Neither list is exhaustive and we welcome all of your thoughts, ideas, comments, and feedback no matter how straightforward, strange, seemingly mundane, conventional, unconventional or quirky! We'd love for you to help us build this group into something we all come to respect, love and cherish.

Join us and help us build an adventurous open-minded and spirited community! We can't wait to meet you.

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday Night Writer's Meetup

Ecco Espresso and Gelato

****** Until further notice, all Writer's Meetup attendees MUST BE FULLY vaccinated to attend Wednesday night meetings *******

The Kooks Tuesday night writing group has been moved to Wednesday night for the foreseeable future and has found a fall home at JW Windsor's downtown. If you fancy yourself a writer, please join us for coffee and gab!

* FYI — We are not a 'workshoping' group, just a bunch of people who identify with writing, either professionally or personally, like to network, and appreciate the support and friendship of other writers.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Wednesday Night Writer's Meetup

Ecco Espresso and Gelato

****** Until further notice, all Writer's Meetup attendees MUST BE FULLY vaccinated to attend Wednesday night meetings *******

The Kooks Tuesday night writing group has been moved to Wednesday night for the foreseeable future and has found a fall home at JW Windsor's downtown. If you fancy yourself a writer, please join us for coffee and gab!

* FYI — We are not a 'workshoping' group, just a bunch of people who identify with writing, either professionally or personally, like to network, and appreciate the support and friendship of other writers.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Wednesday Night Writer's Meetup

Ecco Espresso and Gelato

****** Until further notice, all Writer's Meetup attendees MUST BE FULLY vaccinated to attend Wednesday night meetings *******

The Kooks Tuesday night writing group has been moved to Wednesday night for the foreseeable future and has found a fall home at JW Windsor's downtown. If you fancy yourself a writer, please join us for coffee and gab!

* FYI — We are not a 'workshoping' group, just a bunch of people who identify with writing, either professionally or personally, like to network, and appreciate the support and friendship of other writers.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Wednesday Night Writer's Meetup

Ecco Espresso and Gelato

****** Until further notice, all Writer's Meetup attendees MUST BE FULLY vaccinated to attend Wednesday night meetings *******

The Kooks Tuesday night writing group has been moved to Wednesday night for the foreseeable future and has found a fall home at JW Windsor's downtown. If you fancy yourself a writer, please join us for coffee and gab!

* FYI — We are not a 'workshoping' group, just a bunch of people who identify with writing, either professionally or personally, like to network, and appreciate the support and friendship of other writers.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

Past events (280)

Wednesday Night Writer's Meetup

Ecco Espresso and Gelato

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