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+)

Game Night! New Friends - Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Taboo & much more!

What are you doing Saturday night April 20? Why not come out and join a bunch of fun people and play some games like Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Uno, Exploding Kittens, Never Have I Ever & more. It's a GREAT way to make new friends! Join us for another fun night of game night and kick some butts.... I mean, meet some new friends.... (hehe). Join us for this fun event and meet new friends at a beautiful venue. We start the evening with a game you can play standing up while meeting everyone. This allows you to figure out the group of new friends you would like to challenge for the first game! Once seated, feel free to rotate through the various tables and meet new friends and play different games. Also, enjoy the $10 drink specials - did someone say Old Fashion, Moscow Mule, The Perfect Manhattan? YUM! We are hosting this event at the exquisite and trendy The Continental Club in downtown L.A. Come and check out an exotic location while meeting new friends! Coming by yourself? Most people do! Don't worry, in no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup! :) We have the entire venue to ourselves for Game Night! Event Agenda 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm - Social hour. Grab a drink, meet and greet your new friends. 8:15 pm to 9:30 pm - Enjoy the games and the drink specials while losing... I mean, winning! At 9:30 pm The Continental will open to the public. At this time we will put the games away, but you are free to hang out all night and enjoy the DJ! :) Note: It will not be advantageous to arrive late. Guests that show up on time normally end up meeting everyone and have the most fun. Come on time at 7:30 pm. :) Cost: Entrance is $10 cash. Dress Code: Stylish attire. Parking: There is a lot of parking around The Continental between $5-$10. If you park a few blocks away, on Broadway, etc, there may be free street parking; please read the signs for restrictions. This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups. Expect a great turnout!! :)

Friendship Circle: Come Meet Some New Friends! 🍦🍦

The Room Santa Monica


Have you been wondering where you can meet some new friends? Ladies and Gents, "Friendship Circle" is the place to be!!! Join us and form new friendships. There are even guests that return to other events together after meeting each other at these events. If you are new to LA or been here your whole life and want to reach out to new people, this event is a great place to start. We have a ice breaker to help you become engaged rather quickly. I mean, you can chat all night too but this a great starting point to mix and mingle with everyone in the room. :) We will hold our event at The Room in Santa Monica. This hideaway lounge features classic libations in a swanky, dark setting with cozy booths. We will have the entire venue to ourselves for the Meetup before the lounge opens to the general public - that way everyone will be there for the Meetup looking to make friends. When it does open to the public stay and enjoy yourself as the DJ starts spinning! Our events continue to receive great feedback. I really believe it's because most of our guests come with a great attitude and want to meet others. And, of course, the laughter is contagious too! Lastly, we are all about connections. Let's make a friend or two or three! We can go snowboarding, hiking, or museums together in the future! Dress Code: smart, stylish; no sportswear or baseball caps. Join me and other fun peeps at The Room for a great evening. The cost is $10 cash at the door. Agenda: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Ice Breaker Game Then The Room will open to the general public. Stick around and mingle or dance the night away when the DJ comes on! Parking: There is a parking lot directly behind the venue. Otherwise there is ample metered street parking. 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!! :)

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

Rafting, Hiking (See HUGE Sequoia Trees, Waterfalls and more) and Camping Trip

**4/10 update - trip is full for guys. If you are a guy, message Deee for waitlist. If you are female go ahead and send in payment to lock in your spot.** We are going rafting down the Kern River and camping at Lake Isabella! This will be the 6th time & always had a blast! Plus lets visit Sequoia Trees! The $$ covers rafting, Friday/Saturday dinners & pastries and coffee for breakfast & the campground. :) Bring your sleeping bag and come pitch a tent with us. ;) Besides rafting, we may kayak depending on water flow. We will go down the river twice. We have our own private campsite so everyone will hang out together! We are right on the lake with beautiful views and opportunities to explore day and night. Let's have a blast! We are close to civilization - near the supermarket, drug store, Starbucks and more. We first did this trip in 2014 & had a blast. Check out the photos and feedback: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/161024072/ We did this trip in 2016 & had a blast. Check out the photos and feedback: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/230193805/ Again in June 2017. Check out the photos and feedback: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/237094140/ And again in August 2017 and even did Karaoke! Check it out: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/240943180/ Pepe made a video of the rafting portion from that trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kENxPc_ebi8&feature=youtu.be And in June 2018, we had another great year! Check it out: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/events/243098068/ Friday - drive up about 150 miles. Ideally leave before traffic, but if you have to leave after work that is fine! When you get to the campground set up and then hang out and mingle with everyone. Saturday - With your new friends, visit the Trails of the 100 Giants in the morning and hike the beautiful trail. Then head back raft in the afternoon! Hang out with your new friends in the evening! Sunday - you can head straight home or do something else such as see the Sequoias, enjoy some hot springs and/or try out the water slides. Getting there: I will help coordinate carpool for the confirmed attendees. Disclaimer: Please come in good physical health and condition. All physical activities come with an inherent risk of injuries and you might get hurt. You are responsible for yourself. You will not hold myself or the meetup group liable for injuries or anything else, such as injury due to carpooling, etc. In order to participate in this event you agree to two waivers - one is this Waiver (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/pages/Rafting_Waiver/) for the organizers of this event and the second is a waiver by the rafting company. This is a trip for members of this group. If you know someone that wants to go, he or she must join the group. There are no "+1"s for this trip. No pets on this trip. Your profile must contain an actual and current photo of yourself that clearly shows your face to participate in this event. If you want to go, please lock in your spot with a $130 payment via PayPal or Venmo: PayPal instructions: 1. Go to PayPal 2. Click on "Send Money" 3. Send to [masked] 4. Send $130 5. PLEASE be sure to USE the FRIENDS/FAMILY option (not the goods/services option)! Don't know what it looks like? Click here: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/photos/29377386/475713982/ If you send the funds incorrectly we will refund you. Venmo: Send to @Mix-Professionals If you want confirmation of payment receipt please MESSAGE Dee. If you leave a comment asking if we got your payment we will delete it - please use the Meetup message function only. Communication with specifics regarding the trip will be through email. Therefore we will use the email address associated with your Paypal account unless you specifically provide a different address. 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. Refund Policy: Cancel 60 days prior to start date and receive a full refund. 14-59 days prior to trip start date, 50% refund. 0-13 days, no refund. FAQ: 1. Can I pay for my friend who is also coming? Yes. As long as your friend RSVPs separately, you can send in payment for them. 2. What do I need to bring? A full list will be provided a week or two before the trip. But basically you need to bring your personal amenities and tent, sleeping bag air mattress etc. 3. What if I don't have a sleeping bag and/or tent? If you don't have a sleeping bag buy one or borrow one. You don't need a fancy one - a $20 one from Big 5 or Target will do. Or you can ask here is someone will share. Every time we've done this trip people have been willing to share tent space. 4. How does carpool work? The organizers will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. Please do not use the comments to look for carpool - we will handle it. 5. What will the weather be like? Typically the weather in the area is high 70's/80's in the day and high 50's at night. It's great weather to raft and camp! 6. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go by myself? Not at all! Most people come by themselves to these events and have a blast and end up with a new social circle of friends! 7. What does the 4 p.m. start time mean (in the event description)? 4 p.m. is the earliest you can get to the campsite. You can leave home anytime (morning, noon or after work) but come to the campground by 4 or later. If you leave home in the morning there is plenty to do and see before 4.

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