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HARMONY WERKS Presents: The San Jose Pop Up Choir

San Jose, CA

HARMONY WERKS Presents: The San Jose Pop Up Choir

Welcome, thanks for checking in.

COVID UPDATE:

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Hello all, you can read below about who we are and what we have done in the past, but during this crisis we are all struggling to keep the music going and most importantly to find safe ways to do it.  Things are very different and as singing is known to be a significant spreader of the CoronaVirus, we will only plan things that keep us all safe, from singing in your own car, virtual events and special outdoor session when available. 

These are not normal times and while we all share a deep love of music, we need to find ways to keep our community active and most importantly safe.

Stay well, stay healthy and keep the music alive.

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First off, this IS NOT a traditional choir, but to help answer questions you might have - check out our FAQ page for answers to some general questions.

So no auditions to join, no expectation that you need to read music or can actually carry a tune. In many ways this is a social group with music.  A way to express yourself with a song.

This group is for those among us that like to sing, in the shower, on the road, in line at the store and in their own head during meetings. If you ever hummed or sang long to Lion King, The Greatest Showman, Newsies, Schoolhouse Rock, Hamilton, the theme to the Beverly Hillbillies or quite frankly any music that touches you, then this might be the perfect place for you.

NO, you do not have to sing well. YES, you do have to enjoy singing. 

Just about any kind of song will work, but here is the kicker, it would be nice if you were also interested in the possibility of performing in public. From spontaneous concerts in downtown San Jose, to caroling during the holidays and more. We will start with practice, individual songs to karaoke tracks and acapella group sing, to solos, duos and themed sing for special projects.

Be great to hear your voice, come join in the fun.

On the other hand, you may not want to sing, just yet. Perhaps you are a great audience and interested in hearing music from every conceivable genre sung, and you are only interested in humming along or tapping your toes - yes, you are most welcomed as well.

Sometime, someday, we hope you might be encouraged to sing along.


OUR CODE OF CONDUCT

The San Jose Pop Up Choir is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, preferred taste in music, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, or religious beliefs. While we are primarily a group for adults, there are instances where minors (with parental permission) will be allowed to participate on a limited basis, as such, they too will be subject to our code of conduct.

We do not tolerate harassment within the Pop Up Choir and those we interact with (including but not limited to venues, patrons and audiences that support us) in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the community at the discretion of the organizers.

Read the full Code of Conduct Here.

1452 members · Private

Peninsula Ukulele Group PUGs

San Carlos, CA

Peninsula Ukulele Group PUGs

We are a Meetup.com group based in Belmont, CA (**Update: all online during COVID-19**). We meet monthly to play a set of about 20-25 songs over a two-hour session from 6-8 pm on the third Monday or Wednesday in Belmont, and one Saturday a month in Woodside (check our Meetup site for exact dates). Our usual meeting places are the Belmont Public Library, 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA, and Woodside Library. We play a wide range of popular music and welcome players of any level to come to join us. There is no pressure to come every month or for you to feel nervous about playing with our members. We believe that sharing music should be collaborative, fun and instructional. We are a welcoming group and want to share our love of music with all comers. 

Each month, a group leader selects the songs we play. Those song selections usually are based around a common theme. For each Meetup, a link to the song chord sheets are posted on our Meetup site for you to download to a computer or tablet or just print hard copies. At the meeting our group leader will lead us to play each song and take extra time to look a special riffs, strums and chord changes. We take one break halfway through and have some refreshments and have a little time to get to know each other. We then finish our set. 

We play songs from easy to advanced to give challenges to all players. We use songs from a number of different genres. It’s our goal to help everyone learn to play the ukulele and sing the popular songs from the early 1900’s to the present. 

So, please bring your ukulele, tuner, and this month’s music. PUG takes donations each month to support the costs of our Meetup account. You and anyone you want to bring along are welcome. We always have a good time! 

Keep on strummin'

The Peninsula Ukulele Group/PUGs

Links:

* Donations should be sent to Larry Shaw, PUGs Organizer @ Paypal (DebLa Shaw) or Venmo (@Larry-Shaw)

• 🎶 PUGs Music Library - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VpmmDUpau...

• Amelia Plays Ukulele - Amelia's collection of songs

1230 members · Public

San Francisco EDM

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco EDM

Calling all EDM lovers!

You've found one of the largest EDM meetups in the Bay Area. More than just going to shows, we're a community centered around electronic dance music.

Here's how it works:

A. We list as many EDM events going on in the Bay Area as possible. Some weeks may have 10+ events happening!

B. We pick 1-3 events per month to make official. Official meetups are "hosted", i.e. they will have a concrete place and time to meet before the show (like a pregame at a bar) and are perfect for meeting new people in the city. If you're not sure if an event is official or not, check the title or description of the event for the words "official" or "hosted", or leave a comment on the event page.

C. For any non-official (i.e. unhosted) events where our official organizers can't make it, we leave it up to you to be proactive. If you'd like to meet up with people, reach out in the comments section of the event and see if anyone else in interested!

D. We *highly* recommend our official meetup events (e.g. Dolores Park socials, barhopping, pre-games before big events) for meeting new people to go to shows with. From there, it's much easier to go to unhosted events and see familiar faces.

E. We also collaborate with local venues and DJs under the collective Frequency SF. Check us out on Facebook or Eventbrite to see our latest events.

F. Interested in being an organizer? Some perks include free swag, community recognition, invites to organizer-only events and more! Still interested? Reach out to Jon G. and let us know.

Cheers, <br>Jon

P.S. Don't forget to join our community on Facebook too!

Join our slack chat room for the latest SFEDM info: www.sfedm.org/chat

(In the mood for some more reading? Check out our 'House Rules' and legal disclaimer below.)

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SF EDM HOUSE RULES

These rules are in place to make sure we all have the best experience possible. :)

Everyone

It goes without saying, but please avoid shameless promotion of self or affiliated events unless it is in a conversational, engaging, and respectful manner.

Fans

We are a group for the fans by the fans. If you are suggesting an event, would you be willing to host it and serve as a point of contact to other members who are attending?

Promoters

If you are suggesting an event to the group, are you ready to offer a number of free entry tickets or other promotional incentives? If so, please describe in the suggested event form or email us directly.

Venues

- If you are suggesting an event to the group, are you ready to offer a number of free entry tickets or other promotional incentives? If so, please describe in the suggested event form or email us directly.

DJ’s / Producers

We partner with local venues (e.g. Halcyon and Monarch) to throw events under the collective name Frequency SF. If you believe there's an opportunity for us to collaborate, reach out to us via our Frequency SF FB page.


DISCLAIMER FOR EVENT ACTIVITIES, SITE USE, SFEDM RELEASE OF LIABILITY


In exchange for participation in the activities organized by San Francisco EDM (SFEDM) Meetup Group you agree for yourself and your guests (if applicable), to the following:


You are responsible for your own interactions with other members of the SFEDM Meetup Group. You understand that the group does not do background checks on any of our existing members or on new members joining the group. This site makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of its members. The organizers and event hosts of this group are NOT liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to your conduct or anyone else's conduct in connection with or attending an event with the SFEDM Meetup Group or use of this site. This includes, without limitation, bodily injury and emotional distress. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other members of the group, including if you decide to meet outside of an event. In addition, you agree to the group's terms and conditions noted above and to abide by them.


You agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by organizers or event hosts of the group when attending an event.


You recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the organized activities and you assume full responsibility for personal injury to yourself and (if applicable) to your guests, and further release and discharge the organizers and even hosts for injury, loss or damage arising out of your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an SFEDM event, whether caused by the fault of yourself, your guests, or other third parties.


You agree to indemnify and defend SFEDM against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in way arise from your attendance or your guest’s attendance of an SFEDM event.


You agree to pay for all damages to the facilities caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by you or your guests.


Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under California law.


You agree and acknowledge that you are under no pressure or duress to agree to this and that you have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing. You further agree and acknowledge that you are free to have your own legal counsel review this Agreement if you so desire.


YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY JOINING THIS GROUP OR REMAINING A MEMBER OF THE GROUP, YOU VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER THESE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS NOTED ABOVE.

8318 members · Public

Bay Area Drum Circle

San Jose, CA

Bay Area Drum Circle

**NOTICE: All new members will be REQUIRED to supply a picture that shows their face, centered and without a mask or sunglasses, in their profile for this group.** A low resolution blurry picture or a full body picture where your face is tiny is not acceptable. Also unacceptable is a picture where your face is off-center and cropped when it shows up in the list of members. This is so we can learn names of our fellow members and so I can more easily manage who attends events. (When you join a group, the picture that is used for the group is the same one that is in your top level meetup.com profile. After joining, the picture in other groups and in your top level meetup.com profile can be different. Unfortunately, you have to use the meetup.com website, not the app, to change a profile picture for a group. Here is a link to instructions - https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-Changing-or-removing-a-profile-photo **)** Normally, we meet and drum at various locations in the SF Bay Area - mostly in the South Bay and Peninsula, including one regularly scheduled drum circle and others that are not on a fixed schedule. We do everything in person, so if you don't live in the SF Bay Area, your request to join may be denied. Due to Covid-19, our schedule has changed significantly and we are limited to outdoor locations only. Meetup.com will let you know via email when new events are planned.\ Our circles are mostly free form with possibly some light facilitation and opportunities to learn new rhythms. We don't do meditation or other rituals. We are all about having fun. \ Creating your meetup.com account and joining this group is free. You will only be asked to occasionally contribute a dollar to help with the meetup.com fee assessed to the organizer. All experience levels welcome. If you are a beginner, you will learn by listening, watching, and asking questions. Most of the drumming that we do, does not require training. Some locations may be difficult or impossible for mobility impaired people. Due to COVID-19, it’s best to bring your own drums or percussion instruments. Now that the restrictions have loosened and most of us are vaccinated, you may find that members are now willing to share their instruments.

250 members · Public

Bay Area Modular Synth Group

Alameda, CA

Bay Area Modular Synth Group

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This group is for anyone interested in modular synthesis, synthesizers, analog & digital electronics, synthesis technique, electronic music of all genres, etc. All skill sets and formats are welcome. We do tend to attract technically natured people eager to interact with others of similar drive and aspirations. The purpose of the group is meet other electronic music musicians, modular titans, hobbyists and engineers looking to take on or have already taken the plunge into Modular Synthesis. <br>

We meet twice a month. In the middle of the month is meet & greet planning meeting where new members and and long standing ones discuss and planning future hardware meeting and socialize. Towards the end of the of the month there is a planned themed event where in which hardware, hands on and focused discussions and techniques are shared within the privacy of members homes and private recording spaces.

As prerequisite: All new members must attend at least one of our open format, public social events prior to being invited to our private focused modular meetings which are hosted within the comforts of our members homes and private recording facilities.

Our events consist of electronic music tech talks, mixers, seminars, community events, and performances.

We encourage feedback and member participation.

High levels of participation and group develop are grounds for partial and full member due exceptions. For more information look through our bulletin board for more ways to participate

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We look forward to seeing you at our next meetup! <br>

33 members · Private

Bay Area Blues Lovers

Emeryville, CA

Bay Area Blues Lovers

For anyone that wants to go out and hear live blues with a fun group of people in a wide range of venues across the Bay Area. Occasionally other music genres such as Rockabilly and New Orleans music will be posted.

Our events are combo of non-hosted and hosted events which is explained below:

Non-Hosted Events - Non-hosted events events can range from just FYIs to members about upcoming national touring headliner blues artists, special events (San Jose Jazz Festival for example) to weekly ongoing jams or gigs our Meetup members might be interested in that our meeting organizers can't attend all the time.

Meetup members can attend non-hosted events with other blues Meetup members and/or volunteer to be the main "meeter and greeter" for a non-hosted event.

Hosted Events - Meetup organizers will be there to meet and greet the Meetup members.  Generally a sign or a flag will placed on a table/tables to help identify our Meetup group.

Minimums for Hosted Meetups

At times there are minimums for a hosted Meetup and this information will be posted.

More about our Meetup Group - Tips

Seating at Venues

Depending on the size of venue, the draw of the band or artist playing that evening and when you arrive can make it challenging to save or find seating together. If you choose to arrive after the suggested time at meetup - meetup organizers can't always guarantee there will be enough tables for everyone. We hope you understand.

Notes about small venues or places that fill up quickly are always noted in the Meetup description for a good reason  --> seating *really* can run out/be limited (Little Lou's BBQ or the tables downstairs near the stage of Club Fox are good examples!)

Type of Blues Music

Everyone's tastes in blues music varies. To determine if an artist or group is someone you'd enjoy, visit related links such as YouTube (or Google the artist name) to get a sense of the music before you sign up or attend the particular Meetup.  This will help  you "find" the right Meetup to attend with our group.

Artists Choice of Music at Their Gigs

Please note the meeting organizers have no control over the music the group or artist plays at their gigs. If a blues group or blues artist at a Meetup chooses to throw some latin, jazz, funk, pop or instrumental tunes in the set they are playing that night -- that's the way it is! Live music - is just that --> it's live and subject to the moment.

Anyone that is a member can suggest a Meetup - feel free to do so and host a meeting yourself! This is a collaborative group effort!

There is NO CHARGE to belong to this Meetup. We always note cost/cover charge  of an event / venue when possible.

For example -- if there was a Meetup scheduled at a venue that is charging $5 cover on Friday night. You need pay the $5 to the venue when you arrive. The information on cost to get into the venue would be stated in the Meetup invite posted to the group.

There are also times when it is necessary for you to purchase a ticket for the event directly from the venue before the Meet-up (such as Yoshi's or SF Jazz Center). In those cases, information will be provided to you within the event announcement itself.

Blues bands who want to list gigs

Blues Bands are welcome to post gigs as Meetup events.

Meetup organizers will post your event in the DISCUSSIONS page under NON-HOSTED events with a link to your website.

We do ask that bands at least announce the Meetup at their gig and announce a welcome to the Meetup members so they can find each other/sit with each other to enjoy your show.

Any band or musician just posting gigs and not mentioning the Meetup at all or abusing the Meetup group in any way will be banned/their information removed from this group.

Thanks! We look forward to enjoying some great times and blues music with YOU!

350 members · Public