What we're about

Do you want to belong to a community of active people ages 50 and up who are open-minded and value inclusion and diversity? If so, PrimeTime may be the group for you! Our intention is to provide a wide range of activities from live music to dancing, hiking, intimate dinners and game nights to more esoteric events like book clubs or discussions about political, spiritual, or lifestyle topics, or giving back to the world with community service. We welcome you to join us as we explore the great city of Austin (and beyond) together to make this chapter of our lives PrimeTime!

PRIMETIME MISSION STATEMENT
PrimeTime is dedicated to building an active, inclusive, harmonious and supportive community of diverse people aged 50 and up. PrimeTime intends to provide numerous opportunities for our members to come together to nurture their minds, bodies, and spirits through service, education, and fun. Our hope is that this investment of time and energy will make it possible for our members to participate in events that foster new connections leading to lasting and meaningful friendships.

PRIMETIME CODE OF CONDUCT
When participating in any event sanctioned as a PrimeTime Meetup, all PrimeTime members will represent themselves in concert with the stated mission and spirit of our community. All members will be expected to demonstrate courteous, cordial behavior in action and speech at all times. Whether engaged in online dialogue, or at a private or public venue at which a PrimeTime meetup is held, members are expected to be accepting, respectful, and inclusive of everyone present including venue staff.
In addition to general policy expectations, event hosts shall continuously endeavor to create and maintain a welcoming, harmonious, safe, and otherwise supportive environment at their events. Every member deserves to feel comfortable and warmly integrated into the PrimeTime community. Offensive behaviors will not be tolerated and will be addressed. If you believe someone is in violation of the code of conduct, we ask that you report it in person to your event host, then make a written complaint by email to a member of the leadership team. The leadership team will consider and investigate the complaint and provide the accused party with an opportunity to review and respond to the written and signed complaint.

NOTICE OF ASSUMED RISK
Meetup, Inc. and PrimeTime do NOT maintain health, auto, home, life, accident, or other insurance policies applicable to members of PrimeTime This is a notice to you that risks associated with your participation in PrimeTime events, and participation of your guests in PrimeTime events, are solely your responsibility. Attendance at a PrimeTime event is your acknowledgment that you understand that you assume all risk, and that you release PrimeTime and members of PrimeTime from any and all liability for personal injury, property damage, or death. PrimeTime urges members to obtain insurance BEFORE participating in PrimeTime events if you feel it necessary to have insurance applicable to such participation.

EVENT HOST AND EVENT ORGANIZER OPPORTUNITIES
We are always looking for people who might be interested in being an Event Host or Event Organizer . This is the way we ensure the continued success of this group. Hosting events is one of the best ways to get to know people!

CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions are always appreciated. They can be made to PayPal.me/loubrew. If you make a contribution of $10 or more, your "annual fee" will also be changed to waived. All monies are reinvested in PrimeTime.

Upcoming events (5+)

Come Learn a Beach Boys Song in 3-Part Harmony (with beer)

Rock It Choir at the Cactus Cafe... We had a big turn out in July and 100% of people who said they couldn't sing... sounded GREAT! What’s Choir at the Cactus? An event where you can drink beer with strangers while learning a Beach Boys song in 3-part harmony! Choir at the Cactus kicks off with a FUN and NO perfection allowed group voice lesson that busts the myth that "some people can't learn to sing." No rehearsals, no auditions, no singing experience needed (you don’t even need to know the lyrics – they’ll be up on a screen!) All you need is a sense of adventure and willingness to give it a shot! Join us for Choir at the Cactus - where the AUDIENCE is the choir! Tickets are $10 (and 50% of every ticket sold benefits HAAM, The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians!) Grab your tickets in advance if possible, so we can set the room for optimum singing shenanigans! Tickets also available at the door. www.RockItChoir.com Doors open at 2:30 and we start at 3pm! With Permission to Sing, Julie Blake Founder, Rock It Choir[masked] P.S. Everyone can learn how to sing! Come amaze yourself! Q: WHERE DO I PARK? A: Metered parking is available around campus. Check out the City of Austin’s Park ATX App. Public parking is available for $9 in the San Antonio Garage, located at 2420 San Antonio Street (a groovy reason to carpool). To reach the Cactus from the garage, head east to Guadalupe, cross to the other side, then head south on Guadalupe to 22nd St. The Cactus is at 22nd and Guadalupe on the first floor of the Texan Union building on campus. Another nifty option is to Lyft or Uber, particularly if you plan to drink at this event (because, let’s face it – some of us need a few drinks before we can sing in public.)

Movie: Easy Living

Austin Film Society

Easy Living (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028816/) is a 1937 farce starring Jean Arthur. I’m not familiar with her and I’ve never seen this film before but AFS assures me it’s really good and that’s good enough for me! Let's meet in the lobby at 4:00 for this 4:30 showing. We'll go in to the theater as soon as they let us in. Click here to get tickets from AFS: https://austinfilm.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a3C1K000002mfDwUAI I'm going to buy my ticket at the theater, I doubt it will sell out. This theater does not have reserved seats. I'll be in the lobby at 3:45 and I encourage everyone to arrive at or a bit before 4:00. If you arrive late, head on into the theater and look around for us. We'll be the clump of Primetimers nowhere near the front. For those of you new to movie events: It's relatively difficult to feel part of a group if you can't go in with everyone else, and between the seating arrangement and the need to keep quiet during the film, it's not terribly conducive to getting to know new people. It helps to arrive on time or early! To really get to know your fellow film fans, come to the companion dinner event! https://www.meetup.com/primetimeatx/events/264017762/

Groove to the Jim Scarborough Band at Saxon Pub!

A long- time favorite, Jim is an indie singer/songwriter who has played hundreds of shows and performed everywhere from cozy coffee shops to major concert venues headlining his own shows as well as opening for acts such as Delbert McClinton, Robbie Krieger (The Doors); Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris and many more. Jim’s eclectic blend of easy going folk rock is perfect for enjoyable listening and fun for dancing too! Jim is backed by a group of A-list Austin musicians, featuring own Omar Boulden on drums, Aloysius on base and backing vocal; James Fenner on percussion. This week, they have special guest Richard Jessie, who has been described as “one of the in Austin that you’ve never heard of” on lead guitar. According to the Austin Chronicle, “The band members can definitely play and they get to strut their stuff a bit. The Musicianship is altogether relaxed, assured and serves each song.” So join us at Saxon Pub and see for yourself! You’ll find music that is great no matter what your mood-- and you’ll be able to check out songs from the band’s latest album, “Fly Forever!” It is the perfect way to start your Saturday night! 5:30 Arrive, get seats 6:00 Music Cover: $10

Dinner: Lima Criolla

Lima Criolla

This is the companion dinner event for the earlier movie event (Easy Living, https://www.meetup.com/primetimeatx/events/264016972/). Lima Criolla has great food though the restaurant is a little noisy. Come to either or both! The movie gets out at 6:00 so we should get there right at 6:15.

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