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.
Let us know if you have any suggestions for (virtual) events coming up that fits this description. Simply post about it in the Discussion and keep an eye out for announcements.
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.
R-Ladies Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
R-Ladies Santa Barbara welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!
A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Santa Barbara exists to promote diversity in the R community, both locally and worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. Our priority is to provide a safe community space for anyone identifying as a minority gender who is interested in and/or working with R. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.
We are part of Global R-Ladies group. Here are some links! You can access our presentations, R scripts and more on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!
Find links to past Meetup materials (slides, code, video recordings) here: https://github.com/rladies/meetup-presentations_santabarbara
R-Ladies Global Website: https://www.rladies.org
R-Ladies Global Github: https://github.com/rladies
PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct:
R-Ladies Santa Barbara is dedicated to providing harassment-free event experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.
We ask that all participants review and abide by the R-Ladies Code of Conduct.
The leadership, mentoring & teaching roles within this Community are held exclusively by minority genders (majority gender speakers may be allowed/invited as one-off guests in exceptional circumstances at the leadership team's discretion). Due to unexpected demand, we have opened learning participation to all genders, dependent on initial and on-going vetting by the leadership team. However, the stated priority of the R-Ladies communities is the development & support specifically of those identifying as a minority gender, and we, therefore, reserve the right to guard this interest through whatever measures the leadership team deems appropriate. Anyone involved with R-Ladies Santa Barbara is expected to fully respect each other, the mandate of this community, and the goodwill on which R-Ladies is founded, or face expulsion/a penalty of any form, at the discretion of the leadership team.
Full community guidelines are found here: https://guide.rladies.org/
PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings:
Photos, Films, and all other media/recordings: photographs and/or video/other media will be taken at events held by this community. By taking part in an R-Ladies Santa Barbara event you grant the community organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming/media, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity, fundraising or other purposes to help achieve the community’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be recorded in these media please inform a community organizer.
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.
Afro-Caribbean Bay Area Community Dance & Events
San Francisco, CA
This group is for anyone from the Bay Area and visiting that is interested in Afro-Caribbean related events. Whether it's music, dance, lessons, film, festivals or just a fun, casual potluck this group is open to anyone that would like to share their afro-caribbean culture, interests or those who would like to learn more.
Share your events and feel free to message me about community event collaborations.
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.
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 email@example.com
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:
SoCal Snowboard Daily
Los Angeles, CA
Can’t get enough snowboarding? Want to ride weekdays? Trying to progress? Don’t have enough snowboarding friends to shred daily? Join SoCal Snowboard Daily to form day trips, multi-day trips to Big Bear Mountain. We’re primarily open to intermediate riders that enjoy riding park and learning tricks. We support riders that want to film, learn, teach, and find their style.
Burbank Animation Film Industry Meetup
CTN Studio was born in 2018 after CTN founder saw many creators in the CTN community struggling to find studio or meeting space. Having what you need to move your career forward shouldn’t be hard - what if there was a way to make it easy, educational and fun?
Located in Burbank, the animation capital of the world, just minutes away from major studios and owned by the internationally known community leader CTN. Creators gain immediate access to the CTN community and resources by connecting veteran professionals, suppliers and new talent together in a welcoming environment.
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 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!
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.