What we're about

If you are looking for fun social events, new adventures or are new in town and are looking to form new relationships through socials with the great people on Meetup, you have found the right group!!!! We are a group of active professionals seeking adventures beyond the daily grind, building new friendships through social networking, and/or looking to meet that special someone along the way. First and foremost though, our focus is building a circle of friends and making connections!

If you are new to LA or have been here your whole life and your social circle diminished over time, this is the place to expand your social circle again. We have fun activities and social events that make making friends as easy as 1-2-3! :)

Of course, if you are single and are looking to find that special someone, what better way is there than through fun activities where you can learn about each other without the pressure of the uncomfortable first date? Our events are low pressure and low stress. It's like hanging out with old friends.

Now, what else should you know about this group? If you are adventurous and love the outdoors, you are in luck. We absolutely love hiking and camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. No worries though if you are more into the cultural events and museums that Los Angeles has to offer. We enjoy broadening our minds with arts and culture. LA is one of the most dynamic cities with more cultural diversity than most. We will explore LA and all its glory!

What if you enjoy the occasional socializing over a drink at a bar or relaxing by a bonfire at the beach? We have those too. For those that enjoy a good party here and there. So do we. We like theme parties such as masquerade party, mustache and wig party, and nerd and geek party. We also have fun celebrations like Halloween and New Year Eve Bash. Oh, let's not forget, we love wine and cheese and delicious and unique beers. We have events to cover all grounds including Game Night (Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Uno or Exploding Kittens anyone??)

Ultimately, our main focus is connections! We are a group of fun professionals that continue to expand our minds through relationships, events and life experiences! JOIN US!

Upcoming events (5+)

Make New Friends - Private Meetup Mixer & then DANCE PARTY!

Are you looking to meet some new friends and then check out a cool nightclub and maybe even dance? This is the event to be! Join us for a night of fun meeting new friends. Everyone is from Meetup and ready to mingle. Most people come by themselves so you will not be alone! I know it can be super nerve wrecking to come by yourself but, as long you are friendly and easy going, you will make some friends by the end of the event. We have a private Meetup-only Mixer at the club before it opens to the public. That way everyone from Meetup can meet each other. And when the club opens to the public, you and your new friends can enjoy the rest of the night. The Meetup-only Mixer starts at 8. Following the mixer, we get to stay in the club and dance the night away. The nightclub opens to the public at 10PM (after our private event). You are welcome to stay with your new friends! Did you know Exchange LA is the original Los Angeles Stock Exchange many decades ago?! :) You also get to experience some of the most awesome EDM DJs in the world at Exchange LA (check out www.ExchangeLA.com). In case you didn't know, Exchange LA is ranked #40 club in the world (yes, in the world)! Join us to welcome our new members along with meet other fun members! Our event will be held in a private room of Exchange LA with just the Meetup folks. When you arrive we will be at the door to greet you! Since you joined the meetup event you don't have to pay the club cover nor wait in line (which can get looooong! ExchangeLA has some of the best lights and sound systems in the world. Walk around. Enjoy the vibe. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to dance the night away either in our room downstairs or in the main club floor with your new friends! Either way, it's amazing! Join me and other fun peeps at Exchange LA for a great evening. The cost is $10 cash at the door. Please arrive by 9:30PM. If you don't arrive by 9:30PM, you'll miss the meetup and will have to wait outside until after 10pm for the club to open. You will also have to pay at least $20 admission if you arrive after 9:30. Agenda: 8:00 PM to 8:15PM Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:15 PM to 10:00PM - Ice Breaker Game 10:00PM to to 3:00AM - Stick around and mingle or dance the night away at one of the hottest night clubs in Los Angeles! Parking: You can find parking in the area; you will have to pay a small fee for the parking. I normally park a couple of blocks away for $7. Exchange LA Dress Code: http://exchangela.com/venue-policy/ If you would like to have table service or possible get on the guest list the weekends we do not have events, or book table service, please reach our very own promoter, Terry (http://www.meetup.com/members/42279002/). :) Taking the Metro? Exit at Pershing Square and walk over! Expect a big turnout. This Meetup event is crossed-posted on a bunch of meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!! :)

Single Mingle Mixer - Come Meet New Friends! :)

Senator Jones


Let's get ready for a fun "Singles Mingle Mixer" event, where you get to see old friends and meet new ones. For the folks that have never been to one of these mixers, this is a great mixer with[masked] singles mingling through a couple of fun ice breaker games. We also always find cool, happening locations to host our events. LA is a huge place; it's cool to meet at new or interesting locations. This time will be no different. We are hosting this event at Santa Monica's newest nightlife venue - Senator Jones on Wilshire! This venue just opened and is beautifully renovated. We have the venue to ourselves for the Meetup before it opens to the public. You are welcome to stay after the event when they open their doors to the public. Come and check out this fun venue while meeting new friends! And we will have drink specials just for our group. :) For those who have attended the event in the past, thank you for the great feedback. For newbies, no worries, before you know it, you will make many new connections too! People often ask me if they can come by themselves...... Don't worry, in no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup and be looking to make friends! :) You are more than welcome to bring your friends as "wingman" or "wingwoman." The cost is $10 cash at the event. Tentative Agenda: 8 PM to 8:30 PM - Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:30 to 9:15 PM - Game 1 9:15 to 10 PM - Game 2 10 PM - ??? - Enjoy LA night life with your new friends! Senator Jones will have a DJ come on so you can chill and dance! Parking: There is plenty of parking in the area. Just be sure to read the street signs. Taking the Metro? Senator Jones is less than a mile from the 17th/SMC Station off the Expo Line. Age Range of attendees is 21 and above! :) This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) (#MixProfessionals) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!

Utah Ski/Snowboard Trip!

Marriott Summit Watch

This year with the new IKON Pass, there is a ton of excitement for many to visit new resorts. We are just excited as you. I have though, been to most of the resorts in Salt Lake City and can say, they are totally worth your time. Utah seriously has the best snow in the world (feels like baby powder!). This trip, you can join us from Sunday 3/31 to Sunday 4/7 or a fraction thereof. We are planning to visit 6 of the Ikon Pass Resorts (4 for snowboarders since Deer Valley and Alta are only for skiers). For those with Epic Pass, you can just walk to the slope from our hotel to Park City and Canyons. Some fun facts, Park City is the LARGEST Resort in the U.S.A (http://www.snow.com/)! What makes this trip so wonderful besides our time on the slopes? We are staying in the beautiful Marriott Summit Watch (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/slcvi-marriotts-summit-watch/) and we are within walking distance to all the great restaurants in the area! I booked three 2 bedroom units. In addition, there are 3 Jacuzzis at the hotel, a nice gym, CLOSE to main street (right outside), and amenities such as free-wifi, washer and dryer, whirlpool tub in master bedroom (so there are 3), and a fully equipped kitchen (x 3). I plan to arrive on Sunday 3/31 (I plan to snowboard at Snowbasin for two days prior to Park City (http://www.snow.com/)). We will stay until Sunday, 4/7. I plan to visit Snowbird/Alta, Solitude/Brighton, Deer Valley and possibly Snowbasin again! The cost is $425 per person for the week or $375 if you can only join us from Wed/Thurs to Sunday. The $$$ is for lodging and some of the breakfast items along with snacks around the house. Please budget for the flight to Salt Lake City, transportation to Park City (very easy with a shuttle or Uber) along with dinners and lift tickets, etc. If you have the Ikon Pass, you are covered as far as lift tickets! :) The reservation is based on FIRST PAID and has a limited number of people (gender balanced). Whoever pays first will be on the "go" list. If you RSVP yes but don't submit payment your spot is not confirmed and I may move you to the "not attending" list without any further explanation because only a payment (not just an RSVP) locks in your spot. Payment Instructions: [deleted - trip is full] Refund Policy: You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days, no refund will be given. Transportation: Please fly to Salt Lake City. Getting to Park City from the airport is easy - there are shuttles, taxis and even skiUber all for a reasonable price. This is a trip for members of this group. All attendees must be a member of Mix Professionals (http://www.MixProfessionals.com)and RSVP here. If you know someone that wants to go, he or she must join the group. By participating in this group you agree to waive all claims against the Organizers and meetup.

Trips - National Parks, Snowboarding and more!

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**Note: The purpose of this listing is to centralize the upcoming trips in one spot. It is not its own event. ** Have you been wondering what's an organic way to meet new friends and relationships? If you are wondering what I mean by organic, think back to high school and college where meeting new people were as easy as 1-2-3. In the last 5 years, I've hosted many events. Of all the events, the weekend-away trips have been the best places to meet people! This is how I've met some of my closest friends and know that a lot of you have too! Here are links to the actual trips/events: Ensenada Weekend Cruise. Click --> http://bit.ly/MeetupCruise Palm Springs Getaway. Click --> http://bit.ly/PSprings Rafting, Camping, Hiking (see Sequoias, Waterslides and Hotsprings). Click --> http://bit.ly/RaftingMeetup July 4th Sequoia / Kings Canyon National Parks Camping. Click --> http://bit.ly/SequoiaMeetup Memorial Day Zion / Bryce Canyon National Parks in a House. Click --> http://bit.ly/ZionMeetup And of course don't forget our Ski/Snowboarding Trips! Mammoth House Share --> http://bit.ly/MammothHouse Lake Tahoe. Click --> http://bit.ly/TahoeMeetup Aspen/Snowmass/Buttermilk. Click --> http://bit.ly/AspenMeetup Jackson Hole. Click --> http://bit.ly/JacksonHoleMeetup If you are like me, the thought of hanging out with strangers, freaks you out, I totally get it. I been there!! I still remember my first meetup. It was a rock climbing event. When I couldn't find the group, I almost left. But, knowing I wanted more climbing friends..... I toughened up and found the group eventually. The first meetup was slightly awkward.... then, the second time, it got easier. By the third week of climbing with these folks, it was like I climbed with them for many years. That's how quickly these friendships were formed. BUT, I almost went home because I almost talked myself out of it... Funny how our mind works, huh? Now, trips. I don't know anyone that has been on these trip and had a bad time nor not made any friends. That's not possible. If you are not dealing with anyone else or their jokes, you will hear my bad jokes. haha. :) Anyhow.... I can write much more about my experiences being on your side ... a guest to an event. Join me and a bunch of other great people at the events and the weekend get-a-ways and let the connection begin! Oh, in case you are wondering, I still wonder at times how guests just sign up to trips without knowing anyone. I give you folks lots of credit.... I would have been the type wondering if the cops would find my body, chopped up in pieces, and in some dump. Haha. Gotta say though, you guys have proven me wrong many times over. It's been a great time! Much Love! Anna Your Happy Organizer

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