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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.

! ! ! wanted to do that . . . just not alone ! ! !™

https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/Join

I Just Moved to LA" . . . New in Town!!!

https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

Wine, Arts, Culture and Travel

https://www.meetup.com/Cultural/Join

Outdoor Adventures. Travel, Hiking, Camping, Backpacking

https://www.meetup.com/AtlasObscura/Join

40+ Flying Solo. The Original Over 40s Social Events Group

https://www.meetup.com/FlyingSoloSocials/Join

50+ Singles Just Wanna Have Fun! Active Adventures 'n More

https://www.meetup.com/FiftyAndFabulous/Join

40's-60'­s Single Travelers. Explore the world near & far!!

https://www.meetup.com/40s60sSingleTravelers/Join

20's 30's Social Fun in LA

https://www.meetup.com/TheGoingOutGroup/Join

This group aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

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.

This rule applies here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

"I Just Moved To LA" https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

"I Wanted to do that, . . . Just Not Alone!!"

https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

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.

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. 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, 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, 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.

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

Upcoming events (5+)

YOGIKE - Hike + Yoga - PALOS VERDES - MODERATE PORTUGUESE BEND RESERVE HIKE

Ladera Linda Community Center

Hello Yogikers!! a This is a donation based event. $10 are suggested but please feel Free to donate the amount that comes from your heart ❤️ This time we will be hiking to MODERATE PORTUGUESE BEND RESERVE HIKE in PALOS VERDES -- The whole adventure should be about 3-4 hours. It would be about 120 to 150min to complete the hike and 70min for the yoga class and short guided meditation (shavasana 5-10 min). And of course adding some time in between the hike and yoga class for restroom and refreshment. We will meet at 3:30 and start hike by 3:45pm . Please plan ahead to get there on time. ***YOGA MAT is a must. ***HIKING shoes are always a MUST and also bring extra layers, sweater, blankets,etc as it usually gets colder for the last pose of the yoga class. ***Bring plenty of water and maybe some fruits and snacks of your choice to keep yourself hydrated and to share with one another. ***Dogs are allowed in this trail so feel free to bring your pup :). Make sure your dog can stay iclm for the yoga class. ***Shade/ Heat Most of the trail has no shade. Bring hat, wear sunscreen, etc. *** Trekking poles ...not required but bring them if you want. Don't forget to bring a big SMILE! :-) ***Link for TRAIL INFO, make sure to read please: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/portuguese-bend-landslide-loop ***Link for GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/QwivkZn4SsfRRvAp9 ***ADDRESS for google maps: 32201 Forrestal Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 ***MEETUP and PARKING details: Plenty of parking on Forrestal Drive or parking lot in Ladera Linda Community Center (Closes earlier sometimes please read signs) **Meetup in Ladera community center --- Venmo: @anairamyogidancer PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/marianasuarez SEE YOU SOON!! Mariana

*~FREE~* GIRLS NIGHT OUT - LADIES ONLY SOCIAL MIXER - MAKE NEW FRIENDS (WEST LA)

Ask for reservation for Ashley/Meetup 100+ RSVPs!! Calling all ladies!! Tired of terrible dates and awful pick-up lines? Let's take a break from the Y chromosomes and get together for some quality girl time-- all ages welcome! Come Join new friends for fun, games and awesome drink specials! This event will be hosted at a cool little bar in West LA -- Q's Billiards. Seriously, this place is fantastic! Located next to the 405, Q's makes for an easy spot to get to! Come join us for a fun-filled evening, with great food and drinks, awesome ladies, exciting games and a wonderful atmosphere! Details: Dress Code: Casual When: 7:00-9:00PM Parking: Street parking **This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many other groups, expect a large number of attendees**

{DTLA} Private Multi-Meetup Mixer and then Dance Party @ Exchange LA!

Are you looking to meet some new friends and then check out a cool nightclub and maybe even dance? This is the event to be! Join us for a night of fun meeting new friends. Everyone is from Meetup and ready to mingle. Most people come by themselves so you will not be alone! I know it can be super nerve wrecking to come by yourself but, as long you are friendly and easy going, you will make some friends by the end of the event. We have a private Meetup-only Mixer at the club before it opens to the public. That way everyone from Meetup can meet each other. And when the club opens to the public, you and your new friends can enjoy the rest of the night. The Meetup-only Mixer starts at 8. Following the mixer, we get to stay in the club and dance the night away. The nightclub opens to the public at 10PM (after our private event). You are welcome to stay with your new friends! Did you know Exchange LA is the original Los Angeles Stock Exchange many decades ago?! :) You also get to experience some of the most awesome EDM DJs in the world at Exchange LA In case you didn't know, Exchange LA is ranked #40 club in the world (yes, in the world)! Join us to welcome our new members along with meet other fun members! Our event will be held in a private room of Exchange LA with just the Meetup folks. When you arrive we will be at the door to greet you! Since you joined the meetup event you don't have to pay the club cover nor wait in line (which can get looooong! ExchangeLA has some of the best lights and sound systems in the world. Walk around. Enjoy the vibe. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to dance the night away either in our room downstairs or in the main club floor with your new friends! Either way, it's amazing! Join me and other fun peeps at Exchange LA for a great evening. The cost is $10 cash at the door. Please arrive by 9:30PM. If you don't arrive by 9:30PM, you'll miss the meetup and will have to wait outside until after 10pm for the club to open. You will also have to pay at least $20 admission if you arrive after 9:30. Agenda: 8:00 PM to 8:15PM Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:15 PM to 10:00PM - Ice Breaker Game 10:00PM to to 3:00AM - Stick around and mingle or dance the night away at one of the hottest night clubs in Los Angeles! Parking: You can find parking in the area; you will have to pay a small fee for the parking. I normally park a couple of blocks away for $7. Exchange LA Dress Code: http://exchangela.com/venue-policies/ Taking the Metro? Exit at Pershing Square and walk over! Expect a big turnout. This Meetup event is crossed-posted on a bunch of meetup groups Expect a great turnout!! :)

{FREE} End of Summer Cocktail Party @ KUES {Downtown LA}! 🎉🍸🕺💃🥂🍹

Thanks to everyone who came to our last event in Santa Monica (Chesnut Club), everyone had a blast as always! Summer came and went folks, so what better way to end summer than a mix-and-mingle party? If you're new to LA, new to the group, or trying to meet new people, this is a perfect event for you. We always have a fun group of people that go to our events, and you will meet people. The party will be at one of my favorite bar/restaurant in downtown LA, Kues. It's a pretty nice venue, they have a great menu and delicious drinks (and awesome bartenders!) I'll be reserving the patio bar area for this group, just meet us there. This is a joint event with - Westside Shenanigans 20s/30s/40s: https://www.meetup.com/WestsideShenanigans_20s_30s-40s/ So if you guys live in the westside (West LA, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Culver City and surrounding cities), feel free to join this other group as well. This event has been posted to other groups as well so we should have a pretty big fun crowd ============================ ***DETAILS*** TIME: Event starts @ 9pm, my buddy DJ Joe Balboa (awesome DJ by the way) comes on around 9:30ish (so put your dancing shoes on people!). Dancing will be inside. ***FREE Hors d'oeuvres from 9-10pm*** ATTIRE: Cocktail Chic (no tank tops/hoodies/sweat pants/shorts) - c'mon people...this is LA...dress to impress! (Note: For cocktail chic guidelines - https://www.reference.com/beauty-fashion/cocktail-chic-attire-e7c0cfb744248c93) ***20s/30s/40s event - But then again, no one is checking ID's*** ============================ Also important, if you RSVP'd yes and if you can't make it for whatever reason, please update and click on the "X" to mark yourself "Not Going". ***THIS IS A NO-FLAKE EVENT*** - Will keep track of all the no-shows for future events. ============================ This is also a ***FREE*** event, everyone is responsible for their own drinks (or food). If you plan on eating, I recommend going there early before the party starts. Feel free to check out their delicious menu (I've eaten there a few times already) - https://kuesrestaurant.com/menu/ ============================ **IMPORTANT:** We will NOT condone any inappropriate or unruly behavior! If anyone reports any issues with any of the guests attending (regardless of gender), we will deal with it immediately and you will be escorted out of the venue. The venue management will not tolerate any sort of improper behavior or harassment. In addition to being escorted out, you will be removed from this group.

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