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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. 
These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups.

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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COMEDY IS BACK! FREE TICKETS to Monday Night Laughs@The World Famous Comic Strip

Free Admission exclusively for this meetup group only and 2 item minimum as in any comedy club. A special guest may be arriving. She has been in blockbuster movie and a hit TV show. We all meet at the front bar at 7:30PM in Comic Strip Live. Ryan will be in the front bar. Show starts 8PM. We all hang before and after the show with some of the comics & meetup members in a bar across the street.

* MASKS REQUIRED

Masks or cloth facial covering (must cover both nose and mouth) are required during check in and seating, while seated if not actively eating or drinking. Limited Seating.

The Strip opened in 1976. It’s the oldest club in New York.It also discovered many of the acts that are popular today,such as Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano,Chris Rock, Paul Reiser.Adam Sandler, Colin Jost, Louie CK and Eddie Murphy along with many of the acts that play the clubs in NYC now. Jerry Seinfeld and Adam Sandler just filmed there Netflix special there. We had Dave Attell, Jay Pharoah and many more drop by and do killa sets at Monday Night Laughs at Comic Strip Live at 8pm.

There will only be a number of available seats and we are expecting this to be a sold out meetup so please make sure you show if you RSVP.

FOLLOW THE ORGANIZER AT INSTAGRAM: @realrydaddy

Comics Featured:

Dustin Chafin (HBO's Crashing)

Dean Obeidallah (The Dean Obeidallah show on SiriusXM radio, CNN, FOX, Comedy Central)

Madison Malloy (FOX)

Ryan Dacalos (The Rude Awakening Show radio, Refried Comedy Tour, CBS)

Erik Bransteen (FOX)

James Camacho (Cosmo)

Andrew lee (Jersey City Comedy Festival)

& more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZuF2_KNeIE

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (Differences & Debate Online)

Online event

$12.00

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/men-vs-women-debate--mixer/dates/ (*Limited # save $3 by using discount code "3" at checkout. Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion of the total members attending. Price will go up as date gets closer so save and get your ticket today.)

Maybe this year 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?
$12-$15 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

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The Great Global Mystery & Scavenger Hunt (Online)

Online event

*TO ATTEND REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/murder-mystery--scavenger-hunt/dates/ (Online game limited to 20 people and this sells out quickly. Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a small portion of the total members attending).

Try something a little different and join our very popular Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - from the comfort of your own home! It's an awesome alternative to going out and a great way to meet and socialize with others in a fun and unique way - online!

You will be teamed up with others to try and help solve the mystery through collaboration and online searches. No experience or prior knowledge is needed.

What to expect:
* When you log in you will be randomly put onto teams with other fun members and friends. If you have friends that you’d like to play with just tell the host at the beginning.

*Once the teams are set our host will describe the situation and give you the clues you will need to follow to help solve the mystery.

*All clues are found through online searches. Each team will decide how to approach getting the clues.

*At the end of the allotted time, the team with the most points or that solves the mystery wins!

The story:
Yuki and Antonio are members of Meetup. They met at one of the events and plan to get married. The trouble is that Yukki’s ex-boyfriend (Billy) is not ready to let her go and plus he gave her a very expensive pendant and he wants it back! He will go to the ends of the earth to stop the wedding and get his gift back!

Follow the story of Yuki and Antonio as they travel the world to try and outsmart Billy while trying to tie the knot. You will be teamed up with other members of the group and given clues to find the famous places they run to and the things they did. In the end you will need to solve the mystery of what finally happens to Billy and the pendant.

How it works:
Register for a ticket and we will send you the Zoom link DAY OF THE EVENT (if you don't see it, please check your spam folder). Once logged in your host will explain the rules and randomly split you into teams (unless you have a team already). If you are registering with someone that will be sharing your Zoom log in please select 2 tickets (or more if you have multiple people playing with you).

FAQs:
What do I need?
Computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone

Can I attend alone?
Right now 95% of those participating attend alone.

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?
$15-$20 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

Winter Wine Tasting (w/ Comp Appetizers)

Sesamo (formally Crispin's) - Italian Restaurant Hell's Kitchen NYC

*TO ATTEND GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/wine-tasting/dates/ (*For your safety, this event will be operating at a limited capacity so will sell out quickly. Price goes up as as space becomes limited, so get yours tickets today!)

Join us for a one-of-a-kind wine tasting social! Mingle with like-minded vaccinated wine enthusiasts who are looking to make new connections both personal and social!

At 7pm you will receive high exquisite quality light bites for sharing among the group prepared by the master chef! From 7-8pm a professional sommelier will guide you through a taste of 4 superlative wines in a professional presentation! In addition there will be a specialty menu prepared that will be discounted just for our group!

Sesamo’s a wine bar that lends a touch of metropolitan sophistication to the heart of Hell’s kitchen. Offering a unique fusion of Manhattan-Italian influenced cuisine with world class seafood and wine, it is no wonder why this chic and classy venue is always brimming with patrons.

What to expect:
* Complimentary tasting of 4 delicious Malbec wines 7pm-8pm
* High-quality audience interactive wine presentation
* Complimentary premium light bites at 7pm
* Specialty discounted menu prepared just for this event
* Amazing ambiance and product at top-rated Italian Restaurant
* Wine enthusiast crowd ready to mingle and make new connections

FAQs:

Can I come alone? Yes about 90% will attend on their own.

Do I need to know about wine? No, most come for socializing, learning and the enjoyment of wine.

What's dress code? Wear what you had on at work. It is a casual and comfortable atmosphere.

What are the ages? 21 and over. We'll have a good mix of ages, mostly 20s-50s. Everyone always seems to find people in their peer group to hang and taste with.

Do I have to buy in advance? Yes. Space is limited and this will sell out. An RSVP alone will not hold your spot.

How much to attend? $39 (goes to $49 as event gets closer).

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