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.
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.
Petaluma Salon: Art, Literature, Politics, Passion!
The "Petaluma Salon" is re-established!
We're a group of people who are really smart and like to read and have passionate discussions around all kinds of topics. We can poke fun of ourselves too! We prefer people who can have fun, laugh, and respect the opinions of others. We drift towards the left, but all views are welcome. We bring good food and drink wine and whatever. Sometimes we do a New Yorker article, sometimes a book, and Cards Against Humanity games. We've had art nights, speakers on Artificial Intelligence, Slow Food topics, movie nights, and of course topics such as Politics, Science, Philosophy and Death! Maybe a Podcast. Maybe a film. Anything that provokes imagination, creativity, and critical thinking. All ages welcome. We've had from age 17 to 80 as regulars in our group. So please join the fun!
Coachella Valley Healthy Eating Support Group
Palm Desert, CA
March 9, 2020: Due to the corona virus crisis, activities of this group have been suspended.
The purpose of this group is to provide social and educational support for anyone who wishes to learn about or practice, either strictly or partially, healthy eating -- by which we mean eating whole foods (no or minimal processing) that are plant-based, with no or minimal added oils*
This definition of what constitutes healthy eating is not the idiosyncratic belief of any one physician or nutritionist. Instead it is an approach that is supported, in its central elements, by all of the following experts: John McDougall, M.D., Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., T. Colin, Campbell, Ph.D., Dean Ornish, M.D., Neal Barnard, M.D., Michael Greger, M.D., Alan Goldhamer, M.D., Jeff Novick, M.S.,R.D., Chef AJ, Michael Klaper,M.D. , Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Pam Popper, N.D., Rip Esselstyn, and Doug Lisle, Ph.D.
We welcome to our Healthy Eating Group not only those who wish to follow a whole food, plant based lifestyle strictly, but also those who wish only to try it out or to follow it only partially—e.g., for only part of the day, for only 1 meal a week, for only one day a week, etc.—or to follow the diet with certain exceptions. Fortunately, there is general agreement among nutritional specialists as to what the ideal diet consists of. However, each individual decides for him/herself how close to that ideal he/she wishes to come.
Eating and preparing a whole food, plant-based diet is difficult in our society. The purpose of Coachella Valley Healthy Eating Group is to provide information, support, social opportunities, and activities that will make it a little easier to eat this way.
We are trying to determine what activities would best meet the needs of persons interested in our group. Below are some possible activities. Please respond to this message by sending me a Meetup message indicating which activities, including ones not listed below if you wish, that you would like to see our group offer. The information we receive from prospective members will determine the content of our next meeting.
1. Cooking demonstrations and recipes
2. Potluck dinners at the homes of members
3, Eating together at a local restaurant
4. Viewing and discussing films such as those listed below:
o General introductions to whole foods, plant-based eating—e.g., Forks over Knives, What the Health, and Game Changers.
o Talks by medical/nutritional experts on topics such as these: 1. How a plant-based lifestyle can prevent, slow down the progression of, arrest, or even in some cases reverse, problems such as obesity, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, Alzheimer's, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, acne, acid re-flux, etc. 2. To what extent can a whole food, plant-based diet promote longevity? 3. What diet is best for human health? 4. How to read labels on food packages and select foods wisely? 5. Are we carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores? 6. Environmental effects of the whole food, plant-based lifestyle –e.g., on global warming 7. Ethical issues re the whole food, plant-based lifestyle and animal welfare, Example films of brief, 20-minute TEDx talks that cover such topics can be found at (paste into browser if link does not work):
If you find it more convenient to speak by phone or to use email rather than to enter a Meetup message, my phone is 818-653-2202 and my email address is MLI20202@gmail.com
* We also welcome persons who follow even stricter guidelines, such as avoiding added salt, added sugar, and high fat plant foods.
San Leandro, CA
We are BADASS!
BAY AREA DRUG ALCOHOL SOBER SUPERPOWER
As Baldric Shyer states on Teetotally Awesome website (https://teetotallyawesome.com/) :
"It's a Goddamned Super Power. We are autonomous and do things on our own terms."
We are impervious to peer pressure and what the rest of society expects us to do. We are truly transparent. You don't have to second guess if we are behaving a certain way due to us being under the influence. What you see is what you get 24/7 365 days! We are not hiding behind a substance facade. <br>
We are a couple. One of us is Sober and the other is a Teetotaler.
We are not religious AND we have many reasons why we do not drink, do drugs or smoke. <br>
The main thing: We CAN and LOVE having fun WITHOUT alcohol and drugs! <br>
Pure Bliss without the Hangover!
The main goal of this group is to be a safe place for those who are living a sober lifestyle. It is for those who are sober, in recovery and are teetotalers. IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SOBER, PLEASE KIND DO NOT JOIN THIS GROUP. If you do join and we find out you are not living a sober lifestyle, we will ask you to remove yourself. For many people, living a sober lifestyle is a matter of LIFE AND DEATH. It is not a joke or something we take lightly. We will perhaps one day have a group for sober allies, supporters and sober curious. Thank you for understanding.
If you are struggling, please contact your doctor, mental health provider or substance abuse counselor. Go to the nearest AA/NA. We are NOT A SUPPORT GROUP but rather AN ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL GROUP for those who are living a sober lifestyle.
If you have not been active for 6 months either attending events or hosting you will be removed from the group. I believe we only have 50 person limit to our membership.
Common definitions: A Sober is someone who use to drink, smoke or do drugs (including prescription drugs that are deemed mind-altering and addictive) and has chosen to quit. It is often someone who has problems with substances like a substance abuse disorder.
<br>A teetotaler is someone who never has done any of these things and chooses to abstain. It is often not just for moral or religious reasons but for numerous other reasons. The mere smell of alcohol sends a person into dry heaves. Alcohol in the fridge sends shudders.
There are other terms. In time I would like I would like to develop my own that encompasses more details.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Over the years it has been difficult to find like-minded people to hang out with, date (in the past), live with, and enjoy simple activities with other families. So I would like to start a group that supports such a community.
Netflix/Hulu and chilling
We love to just hang with people and share experiences and stories.
We have teens who are also Teetotalers and prefer to be around those who are of the same ilk.
Our younger kids often tag along with some of the activities.
We are also neurodiverse.
If you are someone who has the lifestyle mindset of having fun without Alcohol or Drugs, join us! Let's make some awesome memories! <br>
No designated drivers needed. No need to babysit anyone. Shake off the burdens!
West Los Angeles Independent Film Productions
Los Angeles, CA
This group is for Film and TV Directors, Actors, Screenwriters, Editors, Sound and Lighting Engineers, Entertainment Business Lawyers, Visual and Performing Artists, Composers, Musicians & Orchestras for Medium, all helping independent filmmakers. We meet to exchange information for our projects or collaborate on innovative in-house projects. Are we ready?
Plant-Based Los Angeles
Canoga Park, CA
Our group is for anyone who is interested in learning about a plant-based based lifestyle, including folks currently living a plant-based (aka vegan) lifestyle. Anyone is welcome as long as they are open to learning. We are a community support and education group based in Los Angeles. Our events include discussion groups, potlucks, film screenings, restaurant outings, speakers and cooking demos!
We are affiliated with PlantPure Communities (plantpurecommunities.org) whose focus to is educate people about evidence-based nutrition that shows that optimal health may be achieved through a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet.
Our leader, Leslie Reuter, follows a whole food, plant-based lifestyle with no added oil and minimal salt and sugar to optimize her health, reduce her impact on the plant, and is glad to join with you in this group.
South OC Indie Filmmakers and Finance Meetup
Aliso Viejo, CA
95% of all feature films and television are indie...
This group is for both the creatives and investors to come and network and make movie magic.
Gallant Studios is Orange Counties premier new television, film and multi media facility. Managing several terrestrial TV stations, it's never been easier to get your content in front of a real audience (not just your few FB followers)
Boasting the largest sound and climate controlled studio in the area, our 9,000 sf Studio A can accommodate studio audiences as large as 450 guests.
We look forward to hosting you at our next events...
Los Angeles UX Writers Meetup Group
Los Angeles, CA
Are you a creative looking to make an impact outside film and production? Welcome to UX writing.
Our members come from all backgrounds, from traditional tech, such as UX and design, as well as non-traditional fields, such as academia, journalism, and film/media.
This meetup is for anyone who writes or wants to write copy for user-facing touch points in digital product experiences.
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!