What we're about

Our sister groups https://tr.im/MoreToExplore & https://tr.im/IWantToDoThat

40's-60's are our most active and productive years! And yet...it's not so much fun being single! Especially when it comes to travel...

There are so many places we want to visit, so many cultures we would like to explore and different cuisines to taste! And what better way to do it, but with friends, close to our age and equally curious and adventurous!

This is a group for middle-aged single travel enthusiasts, who are young at heart and want to enjoy the best years of their lives with like-minded individuals. We plan some long-distance trips but we also do a lot of local activities, where we can meet face-to-face: dining out, scavenger hunts, wine tasting and local one-day trips.

Having these fun local activities, gives us the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and create new relationships, with a little help of a common interest - travel. Let's explore the word, near and far, together!

All the best in one place!

Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.

In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.

The mission of this group is its name.

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 )

EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP!

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 all. 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. 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.

Here are the basics of group rules.

Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.

Avoid Put Downs.

Speak For Yourself.

Listen To Others.

You Have The Option To Pass.

Expect Unfinished Business.

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. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . 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. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.

The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.

IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.

The rules simplified.

• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)

• No outside links

• Great Copy

• Great Pix

• 4 weeks notice is best.

• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

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. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. 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, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.

A bigger majority of what we are 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 volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?

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 instagram 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 from across the global atlas.

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, tech 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. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.

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!! All of it is obscure or obscura.

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.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke

And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +

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LA is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: ventura thousand oaks monica silverlake san fernando valley, studio city beverly marina del rey redondo long barbara l.a. east eastside gabriel valley ventrua angeles, palos verdes peninsula, gateway cities, harbor region north crescenta portions conejo antelope clarita central: mid-wilshire northeast acton adams-normandie forest agoura agua dulce alhambra alondra park altadena crest arcadia arleta arlington heights artesia athens atwater village avalon avocado azusa central baldwin hills/crenshaw bel-air bell bellflower gardens grove beverlywood boyle bradbury brentwood broadway-manchester burbank calabasas canoga carson carthay castaic canyons alameda century cerritos charter oak chatsworth reservoir chesterfield square cheviot chinatown citrus claremont commerce compton covina cudahy culver cypress aire desert view highlands diamond downey duarte eagle rock mirada northwest echo elizabeth lake el monte segundo sereno elysian encino exposition fairfax pomona florence florence-firestone gardena glassell glendale glendora gramercy granada green meadows griffith hacienda hancock hansen dam harvard hasley canyon hawaiian hawthorne hermosa highland historic south-central huntington hyde industry inglewood irwindale jefferson koreatown k-town cañada flintridge montrose ladera habra balboa hughes terrace lakewood lancaster puente larchmont verne lawndale leimert lennox leona lincoln littlerock lomita lopez/kagel feliz lynwood malibu manchester manhattan mar vista mayflower maywood mid-city mid wilshire monrovia montebello montecito monterey mount washington northridge palmdale whittier norwalk mountains pacific palisades pacoima palms estates panorama paramount pico rivera robertson union playa porter ranch quartz hill ramona rancho dominguez reseda ridge route rolling rosemead rowland dimas marino pasqual pedro fe springs sawtelle sepulveda basin shadow sherman madre signal silver southeast gate jose stevenson sunland sun sylmar tarzana temple toluca topanga torrance tujunga unincorporated catalina island susana universal university valinda glen val verde van nuys venice vermont knolls vermont-slauson verdugos vernon veterans administration park-windsor vincent walnut watts adams westchester westlake westmont whittier-los nietos westwood narrows willowbrook wilmington windsor winnetka

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Isolation Breaker. City Escapes!!! Car Based. City Wide Amazing Scavenger Race!!

The world keeps closing up more, while at the same time opening back up tantalizingly looms on the horizon. BUT, . . . we are not there yet. We still need to keep distanced and safe. Pretty much any sort of real life gathering is off limits except Drive In Theaters, AND THIS!!!! Skip to payment link https://py.pl/1xEyrR So if you want to get out and be social but remain distanced/safe and still have a ton of fun . . . then we have the event for you. It is called CityScapes because you get to escape your home and have an amazing adventure across the city. Part scavenger hunt. Part road rally. Part city history & culture tour. Part doing social good. and All Fun. Here is what will happen: We will all show up on the given time at the given location. We will all be in our own cars. There will be a zoom that we will all be on. At the appointed time you will be sent a list. And that is when the adventure begins. The list will contain locations from all around the city. It will range from: Historic Sites. Curious oddities. Film Locations Cultural and Iconic sites. At each of the locations you will have a challenge. It may be as simple as a photo with you in it to prove you were there. It may be you have to find a specific thing unique to that location. It may be that you have to find an item/object we placed at the location. It may be that you have to take a photo enacting a scene. For instance . . . The Old Zoo. A photo of you in an enclosure. As either pretending to be an animal OR as a scene from a movie filmed there (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy). While at Griffith. The James Dean bust. With you next to it doing your best Rebel Without a Cause. While at The Observatory where the bust is . . . a photo of you doing your best La La Land. You can be either Gosling or Emma Stone. There will be countless things to do/find. They will range from Pasadena, Griffith, Hollywood, DTLA, Mid City, South LA, SFV, Santa Monica, Long Beach and many others. In other words . . . all day and all over the city doing all sorts of fun things and going to neat places. There will be MORE than you can possibly get to. You will get points for each location you make it to. Question: How is this social if I am alone in my car driving to these places and doing these things? Easy. This will be done several ways. First: You can have friends with you in your car. People from your pod or circle who you have already been in contact with. Second: You will join a team of 3 or 4 others (in their own cars), and break up the list to try and cover more. Your team will decimate the competition. Third: We will be live on zoom the entire day. You will be able to taunt the other team members and players with each new conquest. AND you will also be able to chat with them between locations. Fourth: I did mention doing some social good. Included in the list of places will be all the locations of the Los Angeles Community Fridges https://community-fridge.bubbleapps.io Here is an article about them https://www.theinfatuation.com/los-angeles/features/los-angeles-community-fridges-locations-information Photos of fridges (and placing things in them) will be a points multiplier. Meaning If you visit three fridges . . . your final points will be X3 Visit at stock 6 fridges? That's Six Times your points from doing all the other adventure tasks set out. Payment link https://py.pl/1xEyrR Have Epic Fun and get out of the house. Be social and at the same time be able to be safe and distant. This is as high risk as a drive in movie. And those are totally allowed. Exact starting point location will ONLY go to paid attendees. We do not need crashers. Zoom info and Hunt List only given to paid attendees. Be sure to RSVP on the MAIN event link for conversations and comments. https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/275832804/ Prizes for the winning team. Everyone who brings food items and places them in the LA Community Fridges makes it so everyone wins.

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Online event

*TO ATTEND, GET TICKETS AT - https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=9021#tix (*Portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to various Covid-19 charity groups) Are you smarter than a 5th Grader?! Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our live interactive trivia game (Categories will be History, English/literature, Geography, Science, Math, etc). You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your home. Prizes include Amazon Gift cards, free future events and more! HOW IT WORKS: You can attend via a computer & Webcam or Smartphone/iPad/Tablet. This completely online event will be LIVE and you will be able to see and hear the other participants while playing. In addition you will get to meet and interact with other participants. HOW DO YOU FIND THE VIRTUAL EVENT ROOM: After you purchase your ticket, you will get a confirmation with the Zoom link for you to use to log in. Zoom is super easy to use. RSVPS ON HERE ARE NOT REFLECTIVE OF ACTUAL ATTENDANCE as this is a multi-group event and we've already received a good # of sign ups.

Live BINGO Online (Win Prizes!)

Online event

$15.00

*To Attend Register At - https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=9157#tix (*Portion of ticket sales go to various charities who are helping with Covid-19 Relief) Our last online Bingo Night Party was such a BIG hit, we're doing it again! Do you like to play BINGO or want to just do something different?! Then you will LOVE this event! Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our Live "Bingo" game. You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety & comfort of your home. Prizes included Amazon gift cards, free future events and more! This completely online event will be LIVE and you will be able to see and hear the other participants while playing. You will either need to print or draw out your bingo cards. We will email you with how to get it after registering. You can have more than 1 person on your team as long as they're from your house and use same device. Friends/family around the country can also play. They would just need to also register for a ticket. This event will be held in a Zoom Virtual Room which you would access through your computer and webcam, or via your phone/tablet. Zoom is super easy to use. After you register, you will get a confirmation with a secured Zoom link for you to use to log in. *RSVPS ON HERE ARE NOT REFLECTIVE OF ACTUAL ATTENDANCE as this is a multi group event. Cost: $15-$20 depending on how early you register. *P.S. Event organizers are being hit especially hard right now. We are working hard to create fun virtual events for you to participate and meet/make new friends. We appreciate your support during this trying time.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (Differences/Debate/Discussion)

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/men-vs-women-debate--mixer/dates/ (*Event time is 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time) Maybe this will be the time we figure each other out??!! It's not a secret that most of the time, men and women operate on two totally different wavelengths. Join us for this fun and online event where we come together to get on the same page... at least for one night :) Your host and moderator for this fun event where we will enjoy cocktails & socializing… virtually! How It Works: Prior to the event we will also ask you to send questions that you would like your host to ask to members of the opposite sex. Your questions will be read anonymously and kept confidential. Example: Host will randomly pick a question that was submitted from a male directed to the females. The females will have a chance to address the question and hopefully clear up why women do what they do. The same will happen for the men. It’s fun and we really get some great debates going. This is really a great way to get into the heads of exactly what people are thinking. You will be amazed at the very candid and honest things that come out. Grab your favorite cocktail & snacks and get ready to socialize and solve the mysteries of the differences between men and women. How To Attend: Register for a ticket and we will send you the code to join our Zoom meeting day of the event. You will need a computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone. How many are expected? This is a multi-group event so don't pay attention to RSVPs. Most of our virtual events have up to 20 participants unless otherwise specified. *How much? $10-$15 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

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Salsa & Bachata Lesson (Live Online)

Online event

$15.00

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