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

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Our many interests and categories: bars, lounges, clubs, live music venues, craft beers, wine, parties, dancing, painting, trivia, board games, museums, cruises, scavenger hunts & more!

Upcoming events (5+)

International Mixer (Comp Appetizers, Drink Specials, Games & Prizes)

*PAY ONLINE (Prepay Only Event) - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/international-meet--mingle/dates/ Join members from all over the U.S. and around the world right here in NYC - expats, foreign professionals, and Americans of all ethnicities will be at this party! Mix, mingle and network with the vast melting pot of members from both the U.S.A. and around the world! The World bar has a classy and casual atmosphere with lots of room to socialize. We'll have comp appetizers, drink specials, and fun games with prizes too! What to expect: • Members from around the world to network, connect, mix and mingle with • Drink Specials until 9pm • Complimentary Hot & Cold Appetizers until 7:30pm • Fun Icebreaker Games & Prizes • Music played at conversational levels all night Can I come alone? Yes, 95% of those attending will likely come on their own. We will have our staff on hand ready to welcome you and introduce you to others. Can I bring non-members? Yes! Is this age-specific? No. We'll have a wide range of ages attending. All are welcome 21+. Dress code? Keep it clean & neat. No sneakers/t-shirts. Jeans ok. *Do I have to prepay to attend? Yes, tickets are not sold at the door. *PURCHASE AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/international-meet--mingle/dates/ *Prepay Only Event. Tix $15, goes to $25 as event gets closer.

40s & Over Upscale Mixer (Comp Apps, Drink Specials, Prizes, Ice Breakers)

*PREPAY HERE - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/40s--over-singles-mixer/t/sc40/ *Prepay Only Event. NOT sold at the door. If you're in your 40s or older, this is the perfect upscale Meetup mixer to make new friends and maybe meet the someone special. What to expect: • Comp Appetizers • Drink Specials • Ice Breakers to win Prizes • Great Music Played At Conversational Level (Just Right For Mingling) • Typically 75% of Attendees Come Alone, 25% bring friends • Suggested Age Range: 40s, 50s+ (mostly single) • Multi-group event, We expect 50+ members to attend • Dress Code: Neat, Professional, Stylish An email we got about one of our recent events: "Thank you so much for throwing such a great event. The crowd was really great and everyone was super friendly. As a busy professional, I don't get that much time to get out and meet people so it was nice to be in such a relaxed environment around people my age. Event well done!" - Danielle, NYC THIS IS A MULTI-MEETUP GROUP EVENT. WE WILL HAVE A GOOD # OF MEMBERS ATTENDING. THE RSVP LIST ON THIS PAGE IS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF ACTUAL ATTENDEES. *PAY ONLINE AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/40s--over-singles-mixer/t/sc40/ *You will not be able to pay for admission at the venue. Must purchase in advance. Price will go up to $30 as event gets closer so save and get your ticket today!

TRANSFORMATIVE TRIP TO INDIA - Golden Triangle: Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur

John F. Kennedy International Airport

This is a trip of LIFETIME which is aimed at your success in all areas of life.... HEALTH, WEALTH, RELATIONSHIPS & HAPPINESS. I took it 2 years ago and I had a truly transforming experience! Now I would like to share it with friends and likeminded people. This is an unique all-inclusive land tour which takes you to the most exotic locations of India like Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur, but it also will help you discover the secrets of a successful life and how to master your mind to achieve your goal. A trip full of life, joy, positivity, meditation, enjoyment, excitement, high vibration, beautiful destinations and...the secret of success. What you'll Get: * Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur * 6-night stay in 5 star hotels with modern facilities * Daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels * Fresh & Lip-Smacking delectable variety of Indian cuisine at Lunch & dinner. * Travel by comfortable, safe, modern, air conditioned transport. * Entry tickets to all monuments to avoid standing in long lines * Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly English speaking guides. * An amazing Elephant Ride in Jaipur. * Fulfilled Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaars in Delhi. * Daily meditation Sessions to relax your mind and remove all the stress. * Daily workshops & special sessions to secret success mantra. *** The meditation & Transformative sessions are not related to any religion or spirituality. The transformative sessions establish right level of thinking & actions that guarantee success. What you'll Discover: * Apply the money rules the rich and successful people use to accelerate their wealth. * Understand how - and why - people are programmed for success, mediocrity, or failure. * Reset your "Financial Blueprint" to a higher level of wealth and achievement. * Master how to improve your relationships & health * Learn how to eliminate stress & anxiety through meditation. Price per person $1199 if sharing a room. If you don't have a travel buddy, we offer share match. Single supplement $499. Airfare is not included, but I do have contracted fares. Message for a quote.

Haunted NYC Ghost Tour (Private Group)

Washington Square Park

*GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/haunted-nyc-ghost-tour/dates/ *Prepay Only Event. NOT sold at door. Did you know that NYC has been considered one of the most haunted cities across America?! The secret underworld history of Greenwich Village and surrounding areas will bring you back to a time before the restaurants and celebrity sightings. We will explore ghostly tales that include: *The Edgar Allen Poe mansion *Bobst Library *Washington Square Park * Triangle Shirtwaist Fire site *The Row * Electric Ladyland studios (Hendrix ghost) * 14 West 10th (considered the most haunted house in NYC) *The former site of the Women's House of Detention, along with a few other side jaunts. We may also visit Marie's Crisis and One if By Land in the far West Village, the ghost of punk rocker GG Allin, architect Stanford White, Weather Underground members who died in their bomb factory on 11th Street, and the victims of the Hippie Murders, a once infamous, but now largely forgotten crime in which two hippies were cut in half in a boiler room. Come and join us for this spooky adventure. *Prepay Only Event. Must purchase tickets in advance - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/haunted-nyc-ghost-tour/dates/

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