What we're about

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

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.

These rules apply here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

More to Explore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/MoreToExplore

I wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! ! . . . . https://tr.im/IWantToDoThat

I Just Moved to LA . . . New in Town!!! . . . . . . . https://tr.im/IJustMovedToLA

Outdoor Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/OutdoorAdventures

Bucket List Journeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/BucketList

Legendary Urban Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/UrbanAdventures

Wanderlust and Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/Wanderlust

Museums, Tours, Culture, History, & Beyond . . https://tr.im/MuseumsArtCulture

Wine, Arts, Culture and Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/WineTravelArts

40+ Social Events Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/40PlusSocials

40's-60'­s Single Travelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/SingleTravelers

50+ Singles Just Wanna Have Fun! . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/FabulousFifty

The Jewish Meeting Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/JewishMeetupLA

LGBTQ Rainbow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/LGBTQRainbow

20's 30's Social Fun in LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/20s30s

20's/30'­s Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . https://tr.im/20s20sAdventure

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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Upcoming events (5)

Halloween Murder Mystery & Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Online event

*TO ATTEND REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/murder-mystery--scavenger-hunt/dates/ (Event time is 8pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME) We are taking our popular Halloween Murder Mystery & Scavenger Hunt online! Join us for a fun night of exploring and socializing as you follow the exploits of a someone who went to a big Halloween party but left in a body bag! It is up to you to solve the mystery of what happened. We will put you together with others to trace our victim's steps during the day which will give you clues as to what happened. No experience or prior knowledge is needed! How it works: Register for a ticket and we will send you the code to join our Zoom meeting day of the event. 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). When the hunt starts we will email the clues page and you will start your online journey. Each group will have 30 minutes to find as many clues as possible. You will use those clues to piece together the answer to the mystery. 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)

Name That 80s & 90s Song/Beat Shazam (Live Game/Fundraiser)

Online event

$15.00

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://www.socialevents123.com/event-details.aspx?id=8656#tix (*Fundraiser - A portion of ticket sales go to various charities who are helping with Covid-19 Relief) Here is your opportunity to have some fun playing our live "Name That Song/Shazam" game. This time we will be doing 80s & 90s songs! You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety and comfort of your home. Prizes include Amazon gift cards and free future events. This completely online event will be LIVE and you will be able to see and hear the other participants while playing. In addition you get to meet and interact with some of the other participants. This event will be held in a Zoom Virtual Room which you would access through your computer and webcam, or via your Smart Phone/Tablet. Zoom is super easy to use. THIS IS A SINGLE PLAYER GAME. EACH PERSON NEEDS to have their own registration and will access from their own device. If you want to play with another person from the same device (each person still needs their own registration), you can do so for fun, but would not be eligible to win any rounds (not fair to single players). HOW IT WORKS: 1. You will join the virtual room at the specified time. Prior to starting the game we will virtually introduce you to some of the other participants (if for any reason you are not interested in meeting the other participants, you can opt out of this part). 2. At game time, your host will play clips of songs. Your goal is to come up with the correct Title and Artist for each song. Once the round is over (about 6-10 songs), we will go through the answers and determine who had the highest score for the round. They will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the event. 3. We will play multiple rounds so each time you win a round, you will earn another raffle entry. At the end of the event, we will pull raffle tickets and award prizes. HOW TO FIND VIRTUAL ROOM: After you purchase your ticket, you will get a confirmation appear on your screen along with the zoom link for you to use to log in. *Ticket price ranges from $15-$20 depending upon how early you purchase.

Escape Zoom! (Online Escape Room & Murder Mystery Event)

Online event

$20.00

*FOR TICKETS - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/escape-zoom-online-escape-room--murder-mystery-event/dates/ (*Sundays & Tuesdays. Times are EASTERN STANDARD) WHAT TO EXPECT: Come experience the revolutionary online event that's taking the city by storm! Escape Zoom is a revolutionary online experience that combines the best aspects of escape rooms, murder mysteries and trivia nights into one awesome event! Use your wits, detective skills and trivia knowledge to find clues and solve puzzles. It has been called, "The most fun you'll ever have from home!". Get ready to be transported to an exciting world of puzzles and mysteries to solve. A question we get a lot is, "If I've been to an Escape Zoom event in the past, can I do it again? Will it be the same event?". The answer to that is... Each event has a theme (ie. Time Bomb, Murder At The Ball, Back To The 80s & 90s, etc.). As long as it's a different theme/name than you've done in the past, you're all good and the event will have completely different puzzles/questions. *QUICK NOTE: THIS IS A MULTI MEETUP GROUP EVENT. 10 OTHER MEETUP GROUPS HAVE ALSO BEEN INVITED SO WE'RE EXPECTING A GREAT TURNOUT. THE EVENT PRICE WILL BE GOING UP AS SPOTS FILL UP AND WE GET CLOSER TO EVENT TIME. IF ONE TIME SLOT OR THEME IS SOLD OUT YOU CAN SELECT ANOTHER. HOW IT WORKS: After you register for a ticket you'll be given a link that to a Zoom event. At the time of the event, you'll go to that link and the excitement begins! Our live, friendly host/game master will welcome you and make quick introductions among the group. You'll be in a Zoom room with between 10 and 20 other people and will be segmented into smaller teams. The team to solve the most puzzles/questions wins a prize! If you have friends who sign up as well you can ask to be put on the same team (Typically about 70% of people sign up on their own and 30% sign up with friends so you'll have fun whether you sign up alone or with friends). The event is so much fun and usually sparks new friendships! SPACE IS LIMITED AND SPOTS FILL UP FAST SO WE RECOMMEND SIGNING UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: "Wow! That was crazy intense. My heart was racing a mile a minute." - Alex M. "This should be on everyone's bucket list. I can't even explain how much fun I had." - Jasmine R. "Awesomely fun! Every time you solve something you get a huge adrenaline rush." - Douglas H. *REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/escape-zoom-online-escape-room--murder-mystery-event/dates/ (once you purchase, you'll receive an e-ticket receipt confirming your registration. Don't worry if you're listed on Meetup as "unpaid". As long as you paid, you're in!).

Ladies Night IN! (For Women Only)

Online event

$10.00

*REGISTER - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/girls-night-in/dates/ (*This event starts at 8pm Eastern Standard Time) Hey ladies, let's wine-d down the day with some GIRL TIME! Create new bonds and hang out virtually with some fun, friendly females! Sorry fellas, this is for women only (and will be hosted by one of our female organizers). Enjoy a chill girls night IN! Enter a welcoming, productive circle to connect with others, exchange ideas, and make new girl-friends! She'll have several ice-breaker style activities to help get the conversations going plus facilitate and moderate so that everyone has a chance to participate. ICE-OLATION BREAKERS: Our friendly host will welcome attendees and warm up the conversation with fun questions to get to know each other better. FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: We'll ask everyone to show or tell about a new favorite thing - wine, show, music, movie, book, game, exercise, craft, etc. BEAUTY & THE QUARANTINE: Share any beauty and fashion tips - a new pair of comfortable jammies, a great way to color your own hair, etc. All you need is either a laptop/phone/tablet. Once you register for a ticket, you will be sent a secured Zoom link on the day of the event. If you haven't already, download Zoom (it's free and easy to use). Once you login to the event, you'll get to see all of the other participants via video. After the event, we'll leave the event open for 15-20 minutes so you can exchange contact information with anyone else. We will have up to 20 attendees. RSVPs listed here are not reflective of actual attendance as this is a multi-group event. *REGISTER AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/girls-night-in/dates/ (Cost: $10-$15 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.

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