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Silicon Valley's VC and Entrepreneurs Club's official Meetup.com page. We run Meetup style events at ACTIONspot startup colaboration place and incubator. Expect great speakers, great refreshments and great networking in a startup friendly environment. Open to the ACTIONspot's community and registered Meetup group members.

Upcoming events (2)

Free! Art Adventure Zoom Soirée. Topic: Machine Age Modern Art Deco

Art Deco and Machine Age Modern.
We will cover
Dystopian films including Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and Fritz Lang's Metropolis
San Francisco Maritime Museum
New York Central Hudson locomotive
Coca-Cola factory, Los Angeles
Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles
Hotel Shangri-La Santa Monica, California
Bauhaus style
Steampunk and Dieselpunk
Danish Modern
Atomic Age

So you can see such a small topic is rather huge. We will be covering (flat) art, sculpture, architecture, films, furniture, trains, cars, and more.

Howdy!! We started doing this Artsy Zoom Thingy every Wed since about Jan, and took a break late in the year.


1) Rsvp here on this event AND on this link https://www.meetup.com/CulturalArts/events/279619228/

2) Fill out this frorm https://forms.gle/HNScXcdCmVeAAJbKA
This way we can send you the reminder and the Zoom link the day of the event.

Something else we will be doing is: THIS posted event will MOVE to the new date each time. This way all the links keep working and do not change. The event content will keep rotating.

All in all this will be a fun social evening where we accidentally learn something together.

To Join The Event you MUST fill out this form/link https://forms.gle/HNScXcdCmVeAAJbKA so we have your correct email to email you the Zoom Link on the day of the event. It also asks some other things too. If you have attended an Art Soirée Zoóm of ours before . . . you do not need to do the Form a second time.

To Join The Event you MUST fill out this form/link (Yes. We did say this twice)

This is all sounds great. How much does it cost?

Oh yes . . . The cost is FREE!

That's a bargain even at twice the price!!!!

So why not splurge and come and share your time with us.

For an online event hopefully you will feel as if you have visited far off places and times. And maybe even see yourself in the those places and scenes.

We have been watching other artsy fartsy things being done. They tend to be essentially a power point. When it says "lecture" you better run!! There is no dynamic discussion or engagement. No interaction and no social.
AND . . . Most of all . . you really don't visit a place or meet the other people.

Just like anything else we do . . . ours will be different.

We will come out the other side richer for the experience.

Yes. This does mean there is no canned script.

On the day of the event you will get an email 2 or 3 hours before more in-depth info of what covering and the zoom links.

For those not aware I do have classical art training, as well as years of working within the art industry with curators, conservators, collectors, artists, museums, studios, institutions etc. So we will make this all very worthwhile.

Join us in this Art Adventure Social Soirée. Make some friends while learning and sharing, and sharing some learning.

IF you went to any previous Art Soiree you do NOT need to re-fill-out the google form.

RSVP on any of these specific dates and show your interest on those. Or to add comments of what to cover.

Jan 26 Art Deco and Machine Age Moderne

Feb 9 Don't Block Me In. Cubism . . . Picasso
Feb 23 That Makes An Impression On Me . . .
Mar 9 Of course after that is Post-Impressionism
Mar 23 Street Art / Grafitti
Apr 6 Pop Art. Duchamp and more.
Apr 20 Egypt, The Greeks and Petra (A Place)
May 4 Surrealism
May 18 Fin De Siècle
Jun 1 Film Nior
Jun 15 Memento Mori (throughout time)
Jun 29 Comic Art
Jul 13 New Art or Art Nouveau
Jul 27 Pretty As A Picuture. Photography!!!
Aug 10 Eros / Erotic Art
Aug 24 Cave Art / Petroglyphs
Sep 7 TBD
Sep 21 TBD
Oct 5 TBD
Oct 19 TBD
Nov 2 TBD
Nov 16 TBD
Nov 30 TBD
Dec 14 TBD
Dec 28 TBD

The date/subjects above . . . are subject to being swapped, moved, added, or otherwise nuanced as the year goes.

Do you have suggestions? Send them to: Marc Direct Message https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881

Also RSVP on the main link to be part of the discussion and comments

To see what else we do:

Bucket List SPAIN w/Running of the Bulls!! Barcelona/Valencia/Madrid/Bilbao!

San Francisco International Airport

Spain is truly a magical and fascinating country! And we get to travel in it as locals AND at the best time of year to be able to experience in person The Running Of The Bulls in Pamplona.

San Sebastian

In Barcelona there is everything Gaudi and Picasso, and the trip only gets better from there!

Guided tours in each city, at least one meal a day, museum entrances, Running of the Bulls w/balcony view and much more!

Many other options and extras are included. We travel as a group, and also have the flexibility of hop-on, hop-off tours and museum passes with "skip the line" so you enjoy a complete independence. You are free to do your own thing, cater to your special interests, visit other sights and locations in the cities, while still being guided and aided with arrangements. You can do it independently, or you can join new friends traveling with you, and do it together. The idea is come alone, meet new like-minded people and make lifelong memories, without the "one size fits all" tour formula.

EVERY aspect of this trip is well though out. We visit picturesque storied cities, and fully immerse in the Spanish culture, history and way of life

Day 1 The earlier you arrive the more time you will have in Barcelona this day. Sunset walking tour. Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Full Day Barcelona. Includes 3-day Barcelona Card: Free admission to museums, attractions and guided tours

Day 3 Wed Full Day Barcelona. More tours, sights and culture
Preferred entry to Sagrada Familia with Guided Tour
Gran Gala Flamenco Performance

Day 4 Barcelona/Valencia (via train) Half Day in Valencia

Day 5 Valencia/Madrid (via train) Half Day in Valencia and Madrid

Day 6 Full day Madrid
Hop-On/Off Tour
A day for exploring and shopping
Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour Dinner included

Day 7 Madrid/Bilbao (via air)
Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
Almost a full day Madrid with evening flight to Bilbao

Day 8 Full Day Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum tour. Dinner included during Authentic Bilbao food tour.

Day 9 Bilbao/San Sebastian (train)

Day 10 Full Day San Sebastian
A day for exploring and shopping. Dinner included at an authentic Basque Restaurant

Day 11 San Sebastian/Pamplona (via train)
Half day in San Sebastian and Pamplona

Day 12 Full day in Pamplona Running of the Bulls WITH Reserved Balcony for viewing

Day 13 Flight back home

* 12 nights in First Class, centrally located hotels
* Transfers Airport/Hotels/Train Stations
* Transportation between the cities by train or air
* Daily breakfast and at least 4 dinners
* Tours, museum visits, Flamenco show, tapa and wine tasting, Pamplona Balcony and more

Total cost per person, double occupancy: $[masked] (we match roommates for those wishing to share):
Cost for solo room: $[masked]
AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. Contact the organizers for a quote.

The only way to secure your spot is a $500 deposit
Secure Deposit Link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/TL3CB3BJL7MNA
Fill this out if you are making a deposit https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6

Deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days before the departure (less PayPal fees)
Final payment due 60 days before departure

Do you have questions? We lead a Q&A Zoom every other Wed

Limited capacity of 24 total. This trip will fill up extremely quickly.

Links Central:
Event Info Request Form https://forms.gle/pVEiWr25G9DM5nPM6
Main Event Location https://www.meetup.com/TheBucketList/events/282538601/
Secure Deposit Link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/TL3CB3BJL7MNA
To Message questions https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=131297062
Wednesday Overseas Q&A Zoom https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/282137223/
Wednesday Art Zoom

To see our other fun events https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events

Live the adventure instead of only dreaming it!


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