Film groups near California
Film, food and fun!
Pacific Grove, CA
People over 50 who enjoy going to a good movie and then having a discussion over dinner.. Group will explore new and old restaurants in the Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel area.
The experience will include picking a movie and then meeting afterwards at a restaurant for dining and discussion of the movie.
Monterey Peninsula Centering Prayer Group
Carmel by the Sea, CA
This is a kindly group of multi-denominational seekers, who meet weekly in the stillness of the early evening to practice Centering Prayer as developed by Fr. Thomas Keating. Through books, film and discussion, meetups are facilitated by Rev. Amber Sturgess, Rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Carmel. Drawing from interfaith ways of knowing from the writings of the great classic and contemporary Christian, Jewish, Sufi, and Buddhist Mystics, we seek to explore and practice non-Dual prayer in a supportive community.
Monterey Peninsula Art and Culture Group
We're passionate about creating and experiencing art, theater, film, music and most things creative — We are a community of people who may be separated at the moment but we are beautifully united by our shared mission to empower the creative economy of the Monterey Peninsula. Our goal is to both create opportunities and also get out & experience the variety of art that our region has to offer - all while meeting some great new people.
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Horror Fans of Monterey & Beyond
Do you love horror movies but can't get your easily frightened friends to go with you? Want to get into the allegories of all your favorite spooky stories? This group is for horror lovers of all kinds! While we will be starting off with seeing new horror films & discussing them afterwards, hopefully we can expand into other horror interests like haunted house fieldtrips & more! Your ideas welcome!
Racism, sexism, homophobia & transphobia are strictly forbidden & gregarious or repeat offenses will get you booted from the group at the sole discretion of the organizer.
Mighty Monterey Nature and Social Adventures Meetup
The Purpose of "Sky is the Limit" Adventures Monterey is to live life to the fullest! We all need some fun and it can be done safely outdoors for now. Everyone is welcome... singles, couples, professionals, dog lovers, photographers, artists, musicians, nature lovers, and explorers. I will be your tour guide and together we will sample the very best places of the Central Coast (Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, Carmel Valley! ). My goal for each event is to provide people with some kind of outdoor adventure & exercise, followed by time to mingle socially and relax with some great, affordable food, wine, beer or coffee in the area.
*Live Music & Dancing
*Nature Hiking & Dog Walks
*Kayaking/Paddle Boarding & Swimming
*Photography & Art Adventures
*Wine Tasting & Craft Beer & coffee & tea
*History and Art Walking Tours
*International Food & Drinks
I look forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody!
The Monterey Self-Defense Meetup
This class is for anyone wishing to learn or master self-defense skills. Raw beginners and instructors in other systems encouraged to attend. The focus will be on building a working self defense skill-set: This includes the optimal use of bio-mechanics and physics for self-defense. Instructor has been teaching the combat arts for around 17 years.
This class teaches stand-up fighting skills; i.e. striking (fists, palms, elbows, etc), striking interceptions / blocking, joint manipulation / breaking, and throwing techniques found in Judo / Shuai jiao. We do not cover ground fighting--for that range, it is recommended you also attend Gracie Jiu-jitsu monterey.
There is a numbered list curriculum/class-schedule, students can work their way from White Sash to Black Sash if they wish. (New students may join at any time.)
The groups organizer is the founding instructor of "Flowing Combat" (流动战斗), a System developed for modern self-defense from the internal Kung-Fu arts of BaguaZhang (eight Triagram palms), Xingyquan (heart, mind fist) and Taijiquan.
Mixed in with Kung-Fu is Military unarmed/armed combat, as taught to Military personnel and Special Operators across various services. The teacher was formerly contracted by the Air Force to teach the foregoing, including sexual assault prevention, weapons disarming, use, and retention.
Classes are Fees, but students may be asked to cover location/equipment costs as applicable per class/seminar; Class will be hosted at Wave Street Studios, by the beach, or in a private back yard area (cement/ w/ martial arts pads). Each class may be filmed and put online and/or broadcast on local TV stations.
The LA Acting Meetup Group Sponsor PerformerTrack Webware
Los Angeles, CA
We are actors, who specialize in tv, film, voiceover, etc. and are in various stages of our careers.
This MEETUP group is a place to share leads, encourage each other and get comfortable promoting ourselves and our needs in a friendly environment.
Sometimes we will meet with other Industry professionals so we can expand our database and learn more about what other folks are doing.
Our Meetups are free (except for what you purchase to drink or eat) as our sponsor Holdon Log handles the monthly fee. We kindly ask that you support the location hosting the Meetup by at least purchasing a beverage since they do not charge us for the space.
Please support our sponsor Holdon Log by joining their email list (www.PerformerNation.com) and sharing their valuable monthly newsletter, PerformerNation with your friends in the Biz.
Los Angeles Browncoat Shindig
Los Angeles, CA
Scoobies, Browncoats, Whovians, Sherlockians, Ringers, Potterheads, Trekkies, Scapers, Smegheads, Gamers and All Fandoms - Discussion of All Things Whedon, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Tolkien, Sherlock, Harry Potter, Farscape; books, film, television, webseries, fanfic, conventions, cosplay, SCA, gaming, computer skills and toys, plus we do that "general conversation"-thing that Muggles do, too!
We are a merger of multiple Meetups: Firefly, General SciFi & Fantasy, Buffy, Angel & Farscape groups in the Greater Los Angeles area into this single, monthly Meetup. So if you see only a few RSVPs, know that we will have many more people all together.
IMPORTANT INFO: Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are working on building Virtual Meetups. Read the date and description of each Upcoming Event to know when and how the Meetup will be happening. Ideas and help for these virtual Meetups will be gladly welcomed.
WHEN WE CAN MEET AGAIN IN REAL LIFE we will go back to our regular monthly meetings plus events planned by the members. We do many activities as off-shoots of this Single Enormous Meetup! There's many a movie-day that are attended by portions of our group! Not to mention various craft days, geek outings, etc. See who you bond with! See what further activities await you!!!
We've been active since early 2003 with a good turnout of members at each event.
Who should come? Everyone
Are newcomers welcome? Always
Why should people come? To be with people who don't look at you with blank face when you talk geek.
French in LA - A conversation group
Studio City, CA
Nous sommes un groupe de francophiles qui se réunit à Los Angeles et dans la vallée de San Fernando, pour parler français et découvrir la culture du pays. Nous formons un groupe très amical, composé de personnes de tous les âges et de tous les pays.
Le groupe se retrouve une fois tous les deux mois, mais nous avons aussi de vraies classes de conversation (débutant - intermédiaire ) , que j'anime le plus souvent. Bienvenue !
We are a group of Francophiles meeting in LA and in the San Fernando Valley, to explore the French language and culture. The group is friendly, and while most of the meeting are conversation groups, we also have all sorts of related events: potlucks, dining, outside activities & events, films, cafes, games. All ages.
We meet every other month, and there are also weekly conversation classes organized by myself (beginners- intermediate - advanced levels). Welcome to the group!
Mitta Vicki Wise - holistic practitioner - originally created this group in 2003 as a beginner/intermediate French group. It was the first French Meetup group in LA! Find Mitta here:
Gruppo di conversazione in Italiano
Ciao e benvenuti al gruppo di conversazione italiano di San Jose! Siamo un gruppo delle persone molto appassionate della lingua italiano. Parliamo in Italiano degli eventi attuali, i film, i libri e tutte le cose che ci interessano di Italia.
Ci incontriamo a San Jose al Panera Bread ogni giovedì sera alle sette. Di solito gli incontri sono un'ora, però qualche volta la conversazione è cosi vivace che parliamo più lungo! Questa è il posto perfetto per lasciare i tuoi inibizioni in dietro per esercitare la lingua. Ci sono persone di ogni livello e il nostro obiettivo è di migliorare la nostra conoscenza della lingua.
Sei hai delle domande puoi contattare i dirigenti del gruppo.
Vogliamo che tu venga per partecipare con noi! Ci vediamo al prossimo incontro! A presto!
Ink Tank Screenwriters Meetup Group
Los Angeles, CA
Open to all Los Angeles area screenwriters.
Ink Tank's goals are to make good scripts "great" and help writers to become better readers so they can become better writers.
Our group provides helpful analysis and notes to each other's scripts and provides a positive and professional environment to those looking to break into the film industry. We are open to reading all genres of feature scripts and TV pilots.
The North Bay Film Group
San Rafael, CA
The North Bay Film Group is a terrific group of men and women who enjoy seeing a wide variety of movies including indies, documentaries, blockbusters, and foreign films. This group is focused on fostering the genuine enjoyment of seeing an interesting film with others, and having an stimulating discussion about it afterwards!
We primarily watch movies in Marin County. We regularly patronize the Rafael Film Center, but also visit mainstream cinemas, private homes, and other local venues. Very rarely we will venture outside Marin and go to a specialty cinema in the East Bay, San Francisco, or Sonoma County. Group events can also include attending film appreciation workshops, lectures, film festivals, film nights in the parks, and Oscar Night parties! We welcome your suggestions for films you'd like to see via periodic polls.
Besides enjoying watching films together, an additional (and fun!) component of a North Bay Film Group event is to meet up before and/or after the movie at a cafe, restaurant or private home for an friendly discussion of the film. You do not need to be a film expert to participate. Our discussions are completely informal and all viewpoints/opinions are welcomed.
Adventures In SoCal: "The Exclusive Society"
Los Angeles, CA
Are you looking to explore our wonderful playground we call...... SoCal?
Well, what are you waiting for?!?!?!
This social club consists of fun, great, and active members getting together for some good, clean, and healthy fun. Our social events will accommodate groups of 8 to 20 people in an effort to keep the size of the crowd more intimate and friendly. Sorry, but if you're looking for events that feature crowds of hundreds of people, then, please move along.
We are open to anyone who wants to meet wonderful people in welcoming environments & currently average 2 events per week! That's right, 2 events every week!!!
HAVING FUN IS THE MAIN THEME OF THIS GROUP AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US!
We currently have events scheduled that revolve around: restaurant dining, nightlife/dancing, movie screenings, wine tastings, holiday-themed events, happy hours, outdoor adventures (hiking, biking, and the like), beach get-togethers, amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, film festivals, museum tours, home games (poker, board games, etc), comedy shows, picnics, bar-b-q's, and many other events.
So, join our social club and sign up for the upcoming events which will put you on your way to a good time.
Just remember this equation: SIGN UP + SHOW UP = GUARANTEED FUN!!
Join us and check out our "Calendar of Events" to take a look that our frequency and variety of events are second to none! We are one of the most active groups in the State of California!!
SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT WE ARE A SUPER ACTIVE & FUN GROUP!!!
WE DON'T ALLOW "SPAMMERS" OR "FALSE PROFILES". Because of "spammers" and "false profiles" that are hugely rampant on Meetup, the Organizer will need to approve new members. Simply click on "Join us!" and the Organizer will respond in timely fashion.
We hope to see you at an upcoming event real soon. CHEERS!!!
Yalla Arabi: San Francisco/East Bay Arabic Language Learning
YALLA ARABI is a free EDUCATIONAL Arabic language and culture meetup group that serves the San Francisco and East Bay area.
NO ARABIC LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Everyone is welcome! Ahlan Wa Sahlan!
We invite people from ALL backgrounds and ALL levels of Arabic experience to participate. We learn Arabic in fun, interactive and supportive ways by using collaborative activities and instructor-led exercises. We also watch Arabic films, eat at Arabic restaurants and attend Arab cultural events.
We heartily welcome advanced and native Arabic speakers to assist us with the Arabic learning activities. If you are interested in volunteering or doing a language trade to improve your English while improving our Arabic, please post a comment on our Yalla Arabi Facebook wall or here on our meetup page.
Pens and notepads are encouraged! Our meetups take place in host homes and public venues. Take a look at our varied history of meetup events!
FYI....THIS IS NOT A DATING WEB SITE.
PRIVATE ARABIC TUTOR: Hassan Al Nawar is a native Arabic speaker from Iraq with an Associate of Arts degree in Arabic Literature from Baghdad University (his B.S degree is in Physics). Hassan has over 7 years of experience teaching Arabic and currently tutors Arabic language students for the Monterey Language Institute. He has an excellent command of classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the Iraqi dialect. Hassan can help you improve your ability to speak, read and write Arabic with one-on-one tutoring sessions. If you’re interested in tutoring, contact Hassan at firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ONLINE ARABIC LEARNING RESOURCE
Sign up for daily emails and get your Arabic word of the day here. You may have to sign up TWICE to regularly receive the daily word.
People can learn Arabic by talking to Syrian refugees via this resource: https://natakallam.com/
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS MEETUP AND OUR FREE ARAB FILM SCREENINGS AT BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE WITH A DONATION:
Los Angeles, CA
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.
For more information visit http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/
Movies, theater, plays and more . . .
Santa Cruz, CA
FILM LOVERS, UNITE!!! Get your movie fix through the Hidden Gems Film Club (free monthly screenings through the public library), attending local film festivals and other brain food, like science talks & Computer History Museum events. Also non-brainy stuff too!
NO SHOWS POLICY: 3 AND YOU ARE OUT Please do your best to RVSP / un-RSVP as accurately as possible. We have a 3 no-shows policy - as in, if you RSVP and you do not show up, we will remove you from the group.
People who meet here are dedicated to living a quality life, for health and happiness.
Join us and you'll see that we're passionate about a variety of ways to enrich our lives, share our wisdom and cultivate a community of like-minded folks. Although this Meetup group is local, its content is connected to the web in a variety of ways.
Many of us follow a neo-paleo lifestyle, which includes key aspects of many dietary styles based on the ancestral diet, Bulletproof Diet, ketogenic diet and others. Strategies include:
• reliance on low-carb vegetables as a dietary mainstay,
• nutrient-dense foods (not just mineral density in vegetables),
• dietary variability (intermittent and partial fasting, seasonal eating, rotation),
• food as therapy (diet as first principle for wellbeing),
• and conscious food choices (avoiding ruts and autopilot, bypassing cravings).
Conscious food choices also involve:
• unprocessed, unrefined, "natural" foods,
• low carb, low glycemic, anti-insulin-resistance foods,
• clean foods (free of antibiotics, mycotoxins, added hormones, pesticides),
• sustainability (local, organic, biodynamic soil, regional, mixed use),
• ancestral strains (pre-GMO and pre-cultivation vegetables and grains),
• to grain or not to grain (avoidance, rotation, or selective),
• and to milk or not to milk (dairy choices, raw, cultured, etc).
Steve's areas of interest and expertise are:
• self-care modalities (being your own primary-care expert),
• biohacking and quantified-self technologies (fun with gadgets and science),
• aging (mechanisms of aging, and how to age gracefully),
• neurodegerative diseases (Alzheimer's reversal and prevention),
• the FDA (the 23andme situation is just the latest),
• supplements (vitamins, minerals, nutrients, amino acids, etc.).
• metabolism (the "dance" of the body's molecules), and
• the body-brain-mind connection (spiritual health).
Events may include:
• themed potlucks
• outings (hikes),
• lectures, classes, study groups,
• evenings with authors, speakers, film makers, etc.
We'll post our own events, and those of others (for-profit and non-profit).
Las Vegas Singer Songwriter Meetup Group
Las Vegas, NV
This Meetup is geared to bring together musicians who write and perform original music. Please be prepared to bring 10 lyric sheets and an instrument you feel comfortable playing in public. I have guitars, piano, keyboards, etc. Parking is limited but there is parking on the main cross street around the corner. Ron has degrees and diplomas in film, theater, music, and education. He is a member of SGA, SongsAlive, BMI, and ASCAP. Please bring a snack to share if you'd like! Limited to 10 people per meetup. Also, please bring your own water. Any questions you might have I will try to answer.
Movie Night SF
San Francisco, CA
The purpose of this group is to create a community of movie lovers that enjoy watching films and discussing with others. Anyone that loves watching movies should join. A person will host a movie night at their home or apartment where they show a movie for people in the group and enjoy popcorn, snacks, and drinks together.