Suggested Music Groups near California
Here is a new group for adults interested in learning to play guitar, having fun, and meeting new people.
This is a FREE group for beginners.
Check out this video and please share it with your friends if you know someone locally who is interested in learning to play guitar.
Meetups will include a beginner song lesson (Mostly from You Tube or other social media) and other activities.
As much as possible we would like to learn songs the group is interested in learning, so message me with any song request.
Interested members can also take turns leading the group an teaching them songs and tips they have learned.
This is a brand new group, so if you have any tips or ideas to make this group better please message them to me.
B.Y.O.G Bring Your Own Guitar
San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion!
San Francisco, CA
The Ukulele Rebellion has begun! Join us at our various monthly meetings (and other events).
We are an educational group, seeking to teach beginners and beyond to play the ukulele. Our primary songbooks are The Daily Ukulele (the Yellow Book) and The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition (the Blue Book) published by Flea Market Music.
We also play some songs from chord/lyric sheets that can be downloaded (see below).
We ask for a $5 donation per meeting to pay for Meetup.com site maintenance and other expenses.
If you can print out your own copies of the "alternate" songs from the Files section of the group (Under "More" above), that would be fabulous! The songs for each meetup that have been requested (both new and old) are in a file with the meetup's date. The whole book is under "Rebellious Songbook." The Xmas songs are under "Rebellious Xmas Songs."
Thanks, and we hope to see you strumming along with us.
Sac Area Live Music & More
This group is for anyone interested in live music events in the Sacramento area, who love dancing, socializing and meeting new people. Other events will feature - fairs and festivals, wine tasting, happy hours, brunch, lunch and dinners, and hiking and biking meet ups. Also, some of our events will team up with other Meetup groups for Meetup mixers.
If you want an event added to our calendar and you are willing to Host the event, let us know by PM (private message). If there are no conflicts, we will post it for you.
We are requesting a first name and at least the first initial of your last name. We also need a fairly CLOSE UP PHOTO OF YOUR FACE. This is how the host recognizes you at an event, along with security reasons. We appreciate your understanding. Thanks!
Live Jazz (& Blues) Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Meet other local fans of jazz, blues, and world music while enjoying live performances by top-notch musicians.
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to an amazing live music scene, with an assortment of venues that provide an intimate and affordable way to experience music as it's meant to be: spontaneous, inventive, and alive.
There's so much music happening in the Bay Area, there is something available every weekend for every taste and budget.
So join us, and use this Meetup group to connect with other music fans. We're mainly about listening to live jazz, but we also post blues shows, as well as tango, flamenco, world music, and cross-genre. In addition, we occasionally post theater events and films that have a music-related plotline or other "hook."
If you know about a show you'd like to see listed, feel free to suggest the event to Meetup organizers for hosting, or you can post the show on the "Discussions" page and invite your fellow Meetup members to attend with you.
Hope to see you at an upcoming show!
Paula M. - Lead Organizer, Live Jazz (& Blues) Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Coming together Virtually to practice singing. The host will share the screen and post music videos that are easy to sing and playful. Each participant will mute their mic so they can sing to their heart's content. Please join in on this cosmic romp through the gifts of music and song
Baby Boomers Couples
This is a Couples Meetup Group that invites couples in the Baby Boomer age, to explore the Sacramento area and Beyond. You need to be married or coupled to join. We are looking to make quality friendships.
We will be exploring the Sacramento and surrounding areas for fun, interesting events to attend for fun and to broaden our horizons through experiences and interests. We will try to diversify the events we attend and WELCOME YOU TO SUGGEST and help post events. We appreciate your participation in keeping this group active and fun.
We want to get to know each and every person, and start new, quality, lasting friendships. Thanks for becoming a member of this group of couples friends. We can't wait to meet you.
Please note: Baby Boomer Couples Meetup is not responsible in anyway, for any injury, illness, or other health issue when participating in an event. You are participating at your own risk when attending any event.
Santa Cruz Jam Sessions
Santa Cruz, CA
A community based gathering for musicians, songwriters, rappers, etc of all types and levels, as well as music lovers who want to collaborate. I want us to have fun, centered around music. This is for all levels of musicians (beginners, intermediate, advanced, casual players, etc.)
San Francisco EDM
San Francisco, CA
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.
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.
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.)
SF EDM HOUSE RULES
These rules are in place to make sure we all have the best experience possible. :)
It goes without saying, but please avoid shameless promotion of self or affiliated events unless it is in a conversational, engaging, and respectful manner.
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?
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.
- 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.
SF & Bay Area Fun Events
San Jose, CA
Do you enjoy going out?
Do you love to dance?
Do you like meeting new people?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you'll love this group!!
We will greet you, and introduce you to other members of the group. We have markers such as a balloon, to find us at the club or concert. At the bigger events, we meet at a pre-selected location at a certain time, to ensure all members are accounted for.
This group is a unique way to meet new people, network, socialize, listen to great bands, dance, and have FUN with no-pressure for the attendee.
If you are single feel free to show up alone. We will make you feel like family! Couples invited too. Everyone is welcome!
I hope to MEETUP with YOU soon!
Bay Area Modular Synth Group
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
We look forward to seeing you at our next meetup! <br>
Old Standards/Country/Honky Tonk Sing Along Jam Sessions
Amateur musicians who like songs such as Five Foot Two, Country Roads, I Can't Stop Loving You, Baby Face, Your Cheating Heart, etc and who want to play together in a lively small group just to have fun. I have lots of sheet music and Fake Books....hopefully those interested can play from melody line and chord.
Reno Christian Singles
Join local Christian single adults from many churches from all around. Come to our friendly, fun, and social events. Make friends, connect with believers, and build positive relationships in a safe, healthy, and spiritual atmosphere. Only opened to single adults not legally married.
Sunday Funday: Music for Misfits (Day Party)
San Francisco, CA
LAUNCHING: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
A FREE WEEKLY DAY PARTY where you can express yourself!
Special Guest DJs playing Indie, Alternative, Rock, Hip-Hop and all Genres!
- FREE Every Sunday (4PM to 9PM)
- Cocktail Specials
- Lounge Seating
- Dance Floor
- Surprise Special Guest DJs
** This ones for all you:
Hipsters, Hippies, Nerds, Geeks, Punks, Emo, Techies, Graffiti Artists, Gamers, B-Boys, B-Girls, Singers, Musicians, Fashionistas, Models, True School, Skaters, Bikers, Dancers, Rockers, Fat, Skinny, Weirdos, Misfits, Gothic, Rebels…..
Los Angeles Free Concerts
Los Angeles, CA
Are you looking for great LIVE MUSIC and GREAT PEOPLE to enjoy it with for FREE? Whether you're new in town, single or just want someone to sit next to when your favorite artist comes to town, Los Angeles Free Concerts is the club for you!
We’re the SECOND LARGEST Meetup in the world with with over 55,000 friendly members! With dozens of fun events every month you are certain to make new friends. You will see all kinds of concerts from Pop to Indie, Classical to Jazz. And Oscar, Grammy and Tony winners such as Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Wynonna Judd to name a few. Superbands such as Depeche Mode and classical powerhouses such as the LA Philharmonic. At most of our events we have a Meet & Greet where you will meet other members. We regularly schedule game nights, visits to museums, costume parties, dances, exclusive singles mixers, formal balls, karaoke--live band of course, and much, much more. Never an admission fee!
It's Ok to come by yourself, you won't be by yourself for long℠
Peninsula Ukulele Group PUGs
San Carlos, CA
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
* 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
SF Outdoor Singing Class
San Francisco, CA
**This experience is all about love, music, and collaboration.** Whether you are a singer, guitarist, rapper, songwriter, or producer, this community is here for you to share your musical talents. Come share your talent --the mic is yours for 5 mins(1 - 2 songs) -- and stay to support your fellow music lovers! After each song, you can also share a bit about yourself and what inspired your musical journey. Feel free to connect with fellow attendees -- maybe your next collaborator is sitting right next to you! Let's keep music going!!
L.A. Indie Music Meetup
Los Angeles, CA
This meetup is for all who enjoy the indie genre of music and other genres that influence this diverse category of music! Check out our past and current events to get an idea of what kind of music we listen to!
Would you like someone to go with to see a band that you love but your friends don't? Or do you already have at least one friend to go to a show with but wouldn't mind meeting others who share your taste in music? No problem!
All you need to do is e-mail one of us with the show you want to go to, and we will make you an Assistant Organizer for that show! The more active Assistant Organizers we have, the more diverse and interesting our list of hosted shows will be! We also welcome gigs of local indie bands if they've got catchy tunes!
We mostly go to venues with general admission, so that we can meet up and hang out before and/or during the show. Note: on rare occasions, some shows will be" no-host meetups" and some will be "announcement only", unless someone wants to step in and host it.
There are also occasional meet-and-greets or indie club nights where we can meet up and talk about bands and music without attending an official concert.
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to e-mail us!
Lastly, since you're here and reading this, please fill out this music poll, just for kicks and to see what others on listen to: https://www.meetup.com/indiemusic-130/polls/
P.S. Many thanks to the founder of this group, Rolando Marin
! ¡ just moved to LA!. . New In Town . . . So Let's Explore
Los Angeles, CA
Main Meetup Events Calendar [http://www.socialfundation.com](http://www.socialfundation.com/) Plain and simple: This is a group for anyone new to Los Angeles or anyone who wants to meet new and interesting friends. It is all inclusive, casual, supportive, positive, and most of all fun. Do you miss having a close circle of friends? Get out of your comfort zone and join. **This group is unique in that EVERYONE is a "Meetup Organizer", this means that ANYONE can post a meetup without asking an administrator or meetup organizer first. You don't need approval, you just post your meetup. Make sure you follow the rules for posting meetups that are listed at the very bottom of this page.** Be respectful of other members. Be mindful of RSVP's and cancel if your plans change.This is a great way to meet a diverse group of people and get to know more about this amazing city! **====RULES FOR MEMBERS=====** You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine. IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually. **Do NOT message or contact people you have NOT met in real life.** Meaning: This is NOT tinder of craigslist. Meet people at events. Do not just send unsolicited messages to members you have not met at events unless there is a context (like a carpool request for example). If you are reported you may be removed from the group. **DO NOT USE THE DISCUSSION BOX** to post an event or even to "ask" about an event. Just **DON'T USE THE DISCUSSION BOX AT ALL FOR ANY REASON. Plain and simple it generates spam**. If you this was a regular group the box can be turned off. Since all members are Event Org by default it is not able to be turned off. Just don't use it. Post an event using the "post an event" feature. Pick an activity, date, time, location and post it. You do not need to ask 5000 people first, . . . if you have a question you message to The Admin. **====RULES FOR POSTING MEETUPS=====** Before posting your meetup, come back here and check the rules for posting a meetup **BEFORE** you post to make sure your meetup is acceptable. Meetups not following these rules will be deleted. You can post anything you like as long as it's not *\- Something offensive \(you have some leeway here\, just don't piss people off\)\.* *\- Something illegal* *\- Something that you're posting to make money\.* *\- Something that's similar to a craigslist post\.* *\- Something that is overtly or covertly promotional without express permission in advance of The Admin of the group* *\- Something that is trying to promote an App or Website or Social Media\. Hooch or other scams are not allowed\.* *\- Posts of events of other groups is OK WITH permission of The Admin\. No links to other groups\. The event must be able to stand own it's own\. Do NOT divert or direct members to other groups\.* **====RULES ORGANIZERS NEED TO FOLLOW FOR POSTING MEETUPS=====** **NO OUTSIDE LINKS ALLOWED UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY :** Outside links are links to websites, or social media or anything. You are only allowed to use outside links if they are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to your meetup, AND you get prior approval from Admin. If you do not have approval: the links or event will be removed. **DO NOT E-MAIL MESSAGE THE GROUP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES:** You may not email members or message the group via meetup using the bulk email feature for any reason, if you think or feel you need to do so, message The Admin to do it for you. You MAY message those that already RSVPd to your event though to let them know about any changes. Do this directly and NOT with the bulk email feature. Violation of this will result in immediate removal, and then you can explain after and get back in the group. If you use the "discussion box" feature on other groups, or if you in past have used bulk email to spam groups you will be removed. There is zero tolerance for spam from Event Organizers or Members of this group. Your actions elsewhere will impact here. This group will not be associated with allowing indicrimate spam. **YOU MUST ATTEND YOUR OWN MEETUP:** You must host the meetup in-person and be present at your own meetup. You must least a clear way and where for people to meetup at the event. If there is a no host event you will be asked to add a host or the event will be removed. Meetup.com rules state there are no "No Host" events allowed. **THE MORE NOTICE THE BETTER:** Meetups MUST be posed at least 1 day in advance, but the more the better. Please don't post any same-day or last-minute meetups, it's not enough time for people to make plans to attend. Four weeks advance will get you the most RSVP's **MEETUPS MUST BE MEETUP ORIENTED:** Meetups must be oriented where people can get to know each other, meetups like "Free yoga lessons!" are not allowed. No classes or seminars. No other craigslist style meetups allowed. If you do not list a way for people to meet or meetup your event may be removed. **DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE ANYONE ELSE'S MEETUP:** Admin will ban anyone that edits or deletes someone else's meetup without their permission. **Frequency:** It is ideal to NOT repeat an event is less than 6 weeks. There are exceptions. Just ask The Admin if you wish to post carbon copy events in less time. This rule is aimed and event promoters or bands. Repeating a band at a different location is a repeat. If you think The Admin will see your event as a copy that you are promoting, then contact first and ask for permission **Money:** If your event has a charge of more than $10 You MUST message the main admin BEFORE you post. **MEETUPS THAT VIOLATE THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE EDITED or DELETED.** The person who posted it may receive a warning afterwards or they may be removed and placed on hold pending sorting out of any issues. **IF your event is Edited or Deleted contact The Admin. Do NOT re-insert removed content.** Yes. Right now you are saying: Wow. There are sooooooo many! Truly all guidelines have to do with respect for the membership and to minimize exploitation of the members and the group. You are also saying: Wow. These are harsh!! This group has an open and inviting door. These rules are given to all upon entering. If you violate these it's a little like walking into a house and then laying s steaming turd for all the other guests to look at, and smell and even watch you do it. The Admin will pick up any turds and remove the bare ass laying it. Yes, it may feel harsh to you but it is protecting the other guests and members. With 7,000 members time is of the essence in dealing with problems so swift action will be taken to minimize ripples. We are all adults here. So if you did not read this and administrative action gets applied to you, . . . that's on you. Ya can't blame others for your own actions and consequences. After all is said and done: There are plenty of other groups on meetup. Now that the boring ADMIN info is posted above . . . here is more about the group **The mission of this group is its name.** "I Just Moved To LA" aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. Everyone is welcome. Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality. The Name is the mission. You are 50+ (50 50s 50's (fifty / fifties ) and want to get out and be social, and at the moment you are flying solo. You can also be 60 60s 60's ( sixty / sixties )or 40 40s 40's forty or forties ) This group aims to be a welcoming place for all. So come and join in on the fun side. What does "Flying Solo" mean? It means that for whatever reason you are on your own at the moment. That can mean any version of "single."(as in never married, divorced, or separated, widowed). It can also mean you are dating or in a committed relationship or even married, but you do not have your other to go out with, or they do not like certain activities. And if you want to bring a partner, . . . that's ok too. This is a big tent and all are welcome. There is more than enough space for all to enjoy being out and social. All are welcome of any age (over 40), gender, gender preference, any relationship status, religion, national origin, shoe size, belly button lint, rs40 etc . . . > What this does mean is this is a social group not a singles group. If your main goal is to pick up, hook up, or otherwise hit on people, there are other groups for you. This in intended as a place to make and meet new friends, as well as to spend time and company with existing friends too. In other words this is a an open, welcoming friendly, inclusive and supportive community. If you are on the right side / rightside of life then you are just right for us. As it turns out imitation is a sincere form of flattery. So if you are interested intimation or flattery: there is that. If you like meetups that focus on heavy drinking Happy Hours, or just events in general that the main stated focus is cheap drinks early in the day on usually a weekday, . . . please seek out that group. If you wish good decent social with even better quality people . . . . just come to our next event. 40's-60's are our most active and productive years! And yet...it's not so much fun being single! Especially when it comes to travel... There are so many places we want to visit, so many cultures we would like to explore and different cuisines to taste! And what better way to do it, but with friends, close to our age and equally curious and adventurous! This is a group for middle-aged single travel enthusiasts, who are young at heart and want to enjoy the best years of their lives with like-minded individuals. We plan some long-distance trips but we also do a lot of local activities, where we can meet face-to-face: dining out, scavenger hunts, wine tasting and local one-day trips. Having these fun local activities, gives us the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and create new relationships, with a little help of a common interest - travel. Let's explore the word, near and far, together! All the best in one place! Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults. In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life. The mission of this group is its name. Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality. *There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats* ) EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP! This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!! There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life. Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed. Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome! In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome. Here are the basics of group rules. Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life. Avoid Put Downs. Speak For Yourself. Listen To Others. You Have The Option To Pass. Expect Unfinished Business. While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members. Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine. IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually. All organizers on the group do have different set of rules. The rules simplified. • No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way) • No outside links • Great Copy • Great Pix • 4 weeks notice is best. • List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines. Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership. Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. *24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under* or over. We are just aiming at good community. Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group? Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders. If so then you may be looking for us! *We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .* *Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy.* *We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.* *A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine. And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.* *Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone?* *So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.* *By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.* *Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA* *And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes).* *Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent.* *What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony.* *This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?* *Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden.* *Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness.* *We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties.* *Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.* *So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this group.* *If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg)* *This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke* *And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer \* " ! +* *left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong* *LA is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: ventura thousand oaks monica silverlake san fernando valley, studio city beverly marina del rey redondo long barbara l.a. east eastside gabriel valley ventrua angeles, palos verdes peninsula, gateway cities, harbor region north crescenta portions conejo antelope clarita central: mid-wilshire northeast acton adams-normandie forest agoura agua dulce alhambra alondra park altadena crest arcadia arleta arlington heights artesia athens atwater village avalon avocado azusa central baldwin hills/crenshaw bel-air bell bellflower gardens grove beverlywood boyle bradbury brentwood broadway-manchester burbank calabasas canoga carson carthay castaic canyons alameda century cerritos charter oak chatsworth reservoir chesterfield square cheviot chinatown citrus claremont commerce compton covina cudahy culver cypress aire desert view highlands diamond downey duarte eagle rock mirada northwest echo elizabeth lake el monte segundo sereno elysian encino exposition fairfax pomona florence florence-firestone gardena glassell glendale glendora gramercy granada green meadows griffith hacienda hancock hansen dam harvard hasley canyon hawaiian hawthorne hermosa highland historic south-central huntington hyde industry inglewood irwindale jefferson koreatown k-town cañada flintridge montrose ladera habra balboa hughes terrace lakewood lancaster puente larchmont verne lawndale leimert lennox leona lincoln littlerock lomita lopez/kagel feliz lynwood malibu manchester manhattan mar vista mayflower maywood mid-city mid wilshire monrovia montebello montecito monterey mount washington northridge palmdale whittier norwalk mountains pacific palisades pacoima palms estates panorama paramount pico rivera robertson union playa porter ranch quartz hill ramona rancho dominguez reseda ridge route rolling rosemead rowland dimas marino pasqual pedro fe springs sawtelle sepulveda basin shadow sherman madre signal silver southeast gate jose stevenson sunland sun sylmar tarzana temple toluca topanga torrance tujunga unincorporated catalina island susana universal university valinda glen val verde van nuys venice vermont knolls vermont-slauson verdugos vernon veterans administration park-windsor vincent walnut watts adams westchester westlake westmont whittier-los nietos westwood narrows willowbrook wilmington windsor winnetka* *BTW Don't look here*