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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 if people have life get in the way and for whatever reason are a 'no-show".

We 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. 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 * " ! +  
left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong 
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 
True, Genuine, Chill Cool Vibes.
We are success-driven people who like staying honest, letting loose and enjoying ourselves.
We particularly enjoy drinking our favorite libations in cool venues with chill people. 
This happens to be our meetup group.

Upcoming events (4+)

Award Winning Comedian, Ever Mainard LIVE at the Lyric Hyperion

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ABOUT WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, SIR?
Queer, Non-binary comedian, Ever Mainard brings their highly interactive show, What's Your Problem, Sir? to the The Lyric Hyperion with a new run of shows.
Kick off the first show on Jan. 12th at 7:30pm. Grab your tickets HERE
Ever uses their skill of improvised standup to weave incredibly cathartic moments of unity through crowd-work, off-the-cuff riffs & tender storytelling.
Ever has an "Organic and effortless style that makes you giggle and feel you've somehow known them for years." (LA Weekly) & “A striking combination of genial prickliness and sometimes giddy emptiness!!” (Vulture Magazine)
The Comedy Bureau deemed WYPS a pick of the week with:
"Mainard’s penchant for being present and chasing tangents is one of the more enthralling and dynamic things we get to see out here in the LA comedy scene and an opportunity to see that for an hour should absolutely not be missed."

*Audience participation not required but highly encouraged.
*Heckling is not allowed
*PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY*
Catch WYPS? Thursday Jan 26th, and then every 2nd Thursday after that!
7:30pm at the Lyric Hyperion. Tickets HERE


EVER MAINARD is a non-binary, award winning actor, writer, and comedian. Most recently a Just for Laughs New Face of 2022, and one of Vulture Magazine's Comics You Should Know for 2022.
Variety Magazine describes Ever as a “Wildcard,.. Hysterically funny and a force one can see a mile away...” for their performance in Netflix’s The Feels, opposite Constance Wu. Ever has also been seen as Lomey in Mark Duplass’ Paddelton, and stars as Marcy in Conan O’Brien’s new digital series, Meet the Staff, and is the voice of the Whisperer in Disney's The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Ever has written for Scy-Fy, E!, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Wilshire Studios and more.
Ever has been rated as one of the Top- 3 U.S. Imports in the Edinburgh Fringe for their one-person show, Let Me Be Your Main Man, and has performed stand-up across the U.S. and Europe.

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Award Winning Comedian, Ever Mainard LIVE at the Lyric Hyperion

Lyric Hyperion Theater & Café

Hope you are well! A new What's Your Problem, Sir? Is right around the corner. The show is based on connection through crowd interaction, improvised standup, and storytelling. Its a really silly time.

I would love to have the show featured on your event's page. Is this something that I would need to pay for? Please let me know when you can! Would also love to have someone out to the show if they are available. The next show is THURSDAY, JAN. 26th, information below:

ABOUT WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, SIR?
Queer, Non-binary comedian, Ever Mainard brings their highly interactive show, What's Your Problem, Sir? to the The Lyric Hyperion with a new run of shows.
Grab your tickets HERE


Ever uses their skill of improvised standup to weave incredibly cathartic moments of unity through crowd-work, off-the-cuff riffs & tender storytelling.
Ever has an "Organic and effortless style that makes you giggle and feel you've somehow known them for years." (LA Weekly) & “A striking combination of genial prickliness and sometimes giddy emptiness!!” (Vulture Magazine)
The Comedy Bureau deemed WYPS a pick of the week with:
"Mainard’s penchant for being present and chasing tangents is one of the more enthralling and dynamic things we get to see out here in the LA comedy scene and an opportunity to see that for an hour should absolutely not be missed."


*Audience participation not required but highly encouraged.
*Heckling is not allowed
*PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY*

First Fridays at Natural History Museum ARE BACK!!!! Tons 'o' Fun w/ dinosaurs

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

### First Fridays @ The Natural History Museum

It's a time to go the museum in the evening and party while getting some learning.

This super fun event happens once a month on the first Friday from February until June. (This listing is only for February.)

Each month they have Live Bands, DJ's, Discussions, Food Trucks, Signature Cocktails and more!!!

The IMPORTANT thing on this event is TICKETS. You need to buy an advance ticket to attend. They are $20 each. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR. They most always sell out. So IF you want to go . . . TAKE CARE OF TICKETS NOW.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TICKETS LINK ON THE NHM PAGE.

Please join the WhatsApp group chat for this event if you are going. https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsVa1XgHqZ76Bglg6Fn6Qf

Now you are asking . . . soooooooooooo . . . what is there to do at this February 3rd First Friday at NHM?

DISCUSSION: Dragons, Lore, and More
LEVEL 2, NORTH AMERICAN MAMMAL HALL | 6:30 PM–7:30
PM
Guest speaker: Rebecca C. Thompson, author of Fire, Ice, and Physics; The Science of Game of Thrones

LIVE MUSIC in LEVEL 1, NORTH AMERICAN MAMMAL HALL

  • ARI RIVERA | | 8:00 PM
  • BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT | | 9:00 PM

DJ S in the NATURE GARDENS
CHULITA VINYL CLUB | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

POP-UP EXPERIENCES in the OTIS BOOTH PAVILION
Explore the work and collection of NHM with special displays from our Dinosaur Institute, Ornithology, Herpetology, and History department.

GOLDEN APPLE COMIC AND ART FOUNDATION @ LEVEL 1 FOYER - DUELING DINOS

PODCAST CORNER LEVEL 1 FOYER - NEXT TO DINO HALL
POPSKL PODCAST |

MUSEUM EDUCATOR POP-UPS are at EAST ENTRANCE-WELCOME TABLE
5:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Join one of our Museum Educators in a series of 30-minute presentations throughout the Museum. Meet the M.E.s at the Welcome Table located at East Entrance.

This Month's Featured Food Trucks

CLICK HERE to read about this and more on the NHM website

This event is cross posted to several groups. CLICK HERE To be able to post comments on the main group. Remember . . . Join the WhatsApp group chat for this event if you are going https://chat.whatsapp.com/KsVa1XgHqZ76Bglg6Fn6Qf

We will be meeting at 4:30 in the rose garden between the museum and science center. At 5, we can go in for the event as a group. Please follow the whatsapp.

Parking is $15 for the lot, so carpooling is a great idea, or taking the Metro Expo line.

CLICK HERE to join in and see all our other events.

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Award Winning Comedian, Ever Mainard LIVE at the Lyric Hyperion

Lyric Hyperion Theater & Café

Hope you are well! A new What's Your Problem, Sir? Is right around the corner. The show is based on connection through crowd interaction, improvised standup, and storytelling. Its a really silly time.

I would love to have the show featured on your event's page. Is this something that I would need to pay for? Please let me know when you can! Would also love to have someone out to the show if they are available. The next show is THURSDAY, JAN. 26th, information below:

ABOUT WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM, SIR?
Queer, Non-binary comedian, Ever Mainard brings their highly interactive show, What's Your Problem, Sir? to the The Lyric Hyperion with a new run of shows.
Grab your tickets HERE


Ever uses their skill of improvised standup to weave incredibly cathartic moments of unity through crowd-work, off-the-cuff riffs & tender storytelling.
Ever has an "Organic and effortless style that makes you giggle and feel you've somehow known them for years." (LA Weekly) & “A striking combination of genial prickliness and sometimes giddy emptiness!!” (Vulture Magazine)
The Comedy Bureau deemed WYPS a pick of the week with:
"Mainard’s penchant for being present and chasing tangents is one of the more enthralling and dynamic things we get to see out here in the LA comedy scene and an opportunity to see that for an hour should absolutely not be missed."


*Audience participation not required but highly encouraged.
*Heckling is not allowed
*PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY*

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