What we're about

DiscoverLA

We are a group about discovering what the greater Los Angeles area has to offer. This could be food, lectures, theater, museums or whatever else piques our interest.

This is a group that will be going out and about in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Studio City, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills and beyond !

This will be a great opportunity to make new friends. Everyone is welcomed in the group - all Ages, Married or Single.

Upcoming events (5)

Virtual First Fridays at NHM

TBD

I enjoyed last month's First Fridays so let's have another go. Come for the lecture, stay for the tunes but I for one like the idea of the Dino Game Show. Ticket info below. Sign up and they'll mail you the link for the event. I don't have it. https://tickets.nhm.org/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=vff1&c=vff3 The Future Is Now Faster than a Wi-Fi download, more powerful than an electromagnetic field, able to leap centuries in a single algorithm, the tech future is coming fast with the promise of delivering a livable future in spite of the forces arrayed against it. Discussion | 6 pm | Zoom Webinar There’s only a planet h-for-humans if there’s a planet-b-for-bees, a creature vital to earth’s prospering. And b-for-breakthroughs in what and how we eat. Lab-grown meat and leather, aeroponic produce, more yield from less arable land, climate change-adapted crops – what coming loaves-and-fishes scientific triumphs will feed more of us, more responsibly? Each discussion forum will be moderated by Patt Morrison, L.A. Times journalist, author and Emmy-winning television and radio host. ELLEN JORGENSEN, PH.D. Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is cofounder and Chief Science Officer at Aanika, a biotech startup that safeguards supply chains and promotes sustainable practices by using microbes to track and trace food and other products. In 2017, Fast Company magazine named her one of their Most Creative Leaders in Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology from New York University, spent over 30 years in the biotechnology industry, and is passionate about science literacy. Her TED talks, “Biohacking: You Can Do It Too” and “What You Need To Know About CRISPR” have each had over a million views. CAROLINE KOLTA Caroline Kolta is a Project Manager at the XPRIZE Foundation working on designing incentivized competitions to leverage innovation and technology for international development and social impact. She also supports the Foundation’s research to chart future roadmaps for food systems. She holds an MA in Sustainable International Development, with a focus on Conflict Resolution from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Political Science from Cairo University. MODERATOR: PATT MORRISON Patt Morrison is a Los Angeles writer and newspaper columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. She has won six Emmys and eleven Golden Mike awards for her work hosting public television and radio programs. Dino 101 | 7 pm | Zoom Webinar Dustin Growick Luis Chiappe Interview and interactive quiz game hosted by Science Communicator, Dustin Growick, and featuring Dr. Luis M. Chiappe, Senior Vice President of Research & Collections and the Gretchen Augustyn Director of the Dinosaur Institute. Live Performance - Choir Boy | 8 pm | YouTube Live CHOIR BOY Since Choir Boy’s gorgeous debut LP on Team Love records in 2016, the dream-pop outfit has gained a cult following online and in underground circles. Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costello on bass (Fossil Arms, Sculpture Club, Human Leather) - and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear. DJ Lounge | 8:30 pm | YouTube Live KCRW RESIDENT DJ: NOVENA CARMEL With music royalty in her blood, Novena Carmel is an eclectic and energetic Bay Area born, LA-based DJ, singer, host, and curator known to lure a crowd and turn the party out. As a DJ, her love for music shines through in her wide range of selection, big smile and dance moves. In addition to L.A residencies, Novena has played at Amoeba Records, Dublab radio and as a resident at the Stones Throw summer pool party.

Free NASA lectures: Making a Mars Rover

Online event

What are the steps in getting the Mars 2020 rover mission ready to head to Mars, and how do we prepare for operations once we’re there? This month’s show will walk through activities leading up to the mission’s planned liftoff in July — build, test, transport and launch. We’ll then transition to a primer on how JPL uses Mars analog test facilities on Earth for operating the rovers once they’re on the Red Planet. Join us to hear about how we re-create different aspects of the Mars environment and test using stand-ins and “stunt doubles” for our spacecraft). Host: Preston Dyches Speaker(s): TBD Directions: This will be an online event

Come be a pagan (druid?) with me--Livestream summer solstice @ Stonehenge

You know not Everything about this pandemic crap is awful (though the closure of the Hollywood Bowl yesterday pretty much had me in tears.) OK well most of the pandemic sucks but I find myself getting to see so much more streamed. And I like the sound of this one. Let's celebrate the summer solstice on the plains of merry old England. We can avoid the cost, the travel, the early morning hours, the Crowds (COVID or no I'm always OK w/that). English Heritage runs Stonehenge and they're planning a live stream. They are 8 hours ahead, sunrise is 4:51AM that day local time but of course you need some pre-dawn coverage to get the full effect. SO, I'll call this for now about 8:30PM PST. They haven't posted it yet but promise they will and then I'll put it out here. If you want to watch their Stonehenge discussion on Facebook before then (you don't need a FB account) go here: https://www.facebook.com/englishheritage/videos/274330153601292/ Starts at 3 min. He's a bit 'chipper' but she's been working the site for 10 years so she knows her stuff. What you wear that night is of course up to you but if you dig a good pagan costume make sure you post pictures! Do you think they wore sweatpants 4500 years ago because mine are starting to feel like a 2nd skin?!

😂COMEDY, MOTOWN TRIBUTES, AFTER PARTY DANCE🎊

Old World Village

,LEGENDS OF MOTOWN COMEDY SLAMM & AFTER PARTY DANCE SATURDAY, SEPT 12 at 7:30pm 🌟P R I N C E v s. M I C H A E L J A C K S O N T R I B U T E D o o r s o p e n 6:30 p m B R I N G Y O U R O W N F O O D O u t s i d e d r i n k s n o t P e r m i t t e d A g e s 21+ NA T A L I E C O L E T R I B U T E b y D e b r a J o h n s o n Hosted by the hilarious Monty B. Sharpton (TBN's Comedy Specials) and amazing Soultones Tribute to the Temptations & Delfonics Scott Shimamoto Comic from the Ice House The hilarious Gilbert Esquivel from HBO's DEF Jam FUN SOCIAL **** GREAT WAY TO MEET NEW FRIENDS!! SHOW TICKETS INCLUDE DANCE : GENERAL: $25 PREPAID OR $35 AT DOOR (if available) Or DA N C E O N L Y 9 : 3 0 to m i d n i g h t $10 p r e p a i d $15 a t d o o r ***GREAT PLACE FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARY & MORE*** PROMOTED ON VARIOUS SITES Cross-posted on multiple fun social sites & often sells out GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! [masked] SpectacularEventZ.com FUN SOCIAL *** MEET NEW FRIENDS! HELD AT O L D WO R L D V I L L A G E 7 5 6 1 C e n t e r A v e H u n t i n g t o n B e a c h Prepaid tickets will be held in alphabetical order at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. Artists subject to change without notice Discount hotel rates $129+ at HOTEL HUNTINGTON BEACH when you mention you're going to this event. Hotel is just steps away from Old World Village. TICKETS: CALL[masked] for prepaid, discount tickets or pay online at www.SpectacularEventZ.com Please email your friends

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