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:
Northern San Diego Photography Collective
San Diego, CA
Welcome to the Northern San Diego Photography Collective.
We are amateurs up thru professional photographers using film and digital cameras, who enjoy getting together to discuss photography, cameras, photo related topics, goings-on in the photography world & sharing our techniques and expertise, along with exploring and capturing our world with our cameras, as a group and individually.
Join us on one of our group photography events or outings to interesting locations throughout San Diego County and at our monthly meetup gatherings which are listed on the group calendar.
Learn, share your expertise and just have fun with your photography while networking with others who share the same passion.
NOTE: You do not have to reside in the San Diego area to be a member.
All are welcome, no matter your skill level or where you call home.
We thank you for supporting our group sponsors!
The Rented Coffin Animation Collective
The purpose of our group is to help connect artists and writer so they can make beautiful works in Comics and Animation.
You should join if you are an artist or animator who is looking for partners to bring their ideas to life or are looking to be part of a larger project that will help them hone their skills and get their name out there.
Our events will involve project proposals, art exercises, film viewings, and overall creative networking opportunities.
Human and communal development through healing, liberation and authentic relationships. We have hosted talking circles, reading circles, open mics, crop swaps, and film screenings to cultivate healing through community building. All events are free!
Acting For Fun
Redondo Beach, CA
Are you a beginner or experienced actor/actress who enjoys acting in plays, theater, films, radio dramas, or video projects? Perhaps you are seeking new friends, contacts, resources, insight, leads, or open opportunities in the acting world. If you are new or very experienced, we all need support, practical knowledge, and encouragement. So do you. That’s why we are here. Are you ready to explore the endless possibilities for fun or success in acting? Then this is your group. Some of us are seasoned professionals who have been featured in major studio projects, some of us had starring roles in independent films, and while others are just starting out looking for fun or an amazing experience. Either way, we encourage you to join us at a nearby café for fun times, insight, friendship, and networking. Come meet new like-minded friends make new contacts and explore fun opportunities. You will be so glad you did. CDC guidelines are in effect. We'll see you soon, Join now!
Reno Occult, Witchcraft and Ritual Magic Meetup Group
This group is for anyone interested in the ritualistic and spiritual practice of Ceremonial and Folk Magick, Rosicrucianism, Esotericism, Thelema, Kabbalah, Hermeticism etc. In both theory and practice! - So, we will actively perform rituals, watch occult film, drink and eat food related to our discussions. Explore dark poetry, sigils or exchange stories and ideas relating to witchcraft, divination, and other delicious pursuits. Show us your rare books and meet other occult enthusiasts!
Los Angeles Independent Filmmaking
Los Angeles, CA
This Group is for anyone in the film industry who wants to network, find new projects and work! We have been running a variety of online and in person events for 3 years now and we'd love to continue this community here. We run a variety of events including, workshops, webinars, pitching competitions and networking events. If you're looking to network, pitch your films or learn from our speakers and experts than come along to one of our events!
LA Indie Filmmakers
Los Angeles, CA
This Group is for anyone in the film industry who would like to network, find new projects and work! We have been running a variety of online and in person events for 3 years now and we'd love to continue this community here. We run a variety of events including, workshops, webinars, pitching competitions and networking events. If you're looking to network, pitch your films or learn from our speakers and experts than come along to one of our events!
LA Filmmaker Network
Los Angeles, CA
The LA Filmmaker Network is a group for all filmmakers and actors who would like to network, find new projects and work! We run a variety of events including, workshops, webinars, pitching competitions and networking events. If you're looking to network, pitch your films or learn from our speakers and experts than come along to one of our events!
Nevada County 50+ Women's Social Group / The Shady Ladies
Nevada City, CA
Welcome social loving silver goddesses! Join our 50+ women's group to meet new women in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area.
Make new friends, share ideas, books, personal creative skills, films, concerts, and hikes. Have adventures and share good times with walks, coffee and chats, luncheons, outdoor fun, yoga or any activity that the group agrees on that would be fun. Open to all socializing suggestions.
Please note that this is a local group. If you live outside of the area, and are too far away join any of our activities, this will not be an appropriate group for you to join.
People Who Do Everything SF
San Francisco, CA
Do you have many interests/hobbies? Do you try to excel in many areas when others normally just focus on one?
This group is for those who have strong interests/talents across many fields, both artistic and technical but also financial and entrepreneurial - ideally those like myself who are passionate about at least a few, if not all, of the following: Programming + Film/Animation + Music/Piano + Games + Business/Finance + World Domination (Bahaha! :P )
I originally started this group some years ago to meet others who wanted to do more than put themselves on a specialized, narrow career path after college. There's a certain big-picture view you get when you are genuinely interested in subjects across many areas, which makes it hard to relate to most people who do not care for things outside their field, and I also thought, if the right people joined, it might be fun to one day start a company that did everything (including take over the world :P ).
I have since gone on to split my time between SF / NYC / LA, but I leave this here on the off chance someone doing something similar might come across it and be interested to chat or collaborate. Feel free to use the discussion board as well to share what you're up to. If you're curious about who I am or what I've been up to, feel free to check out the below links:
https://www.ememsei.com/ - high school group I started originally
https://www.kotobox.net/ - music composition / piano improvisation
https://www.techtrader.ai/ - program to predict the stock market
(and general AI I want to do next )
There are a few other polymath / autodidact groups, but they seem more interested in just talking about self-improvement / philosophy. Generally speaking, I'm more interested in meeting others to collaborate on projects like the above. And please don't say you just fund or invest in a lot of different things - that doesn't count.