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Open to serve the Greater L.A. skeptical community... east side, west side, downtown, uptown, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys -- hopefully there will be something for everyone!

Had enough of astrologers, psychics, homeopaths, and bible thumpers? Yearning to talk with someone rational for awhile? Join like-minded folks at these events for some refreshing and sane conversation and some great activities. No sacred cows here -- just an ever-growing community of critical thinkers willing to raise their voices and exchange ideas.

Atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, deists and theists all welcome -- but be prepared to defend your position!

Upcoming events (4+)

CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING Drinking Skeptically at the Crystal View Lounge

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center

This meetup is cancelled for the foreseeable future while Covid 19 is an issue.
I will update this at such time as The Crystal View is open and it is safe to meet in groups.

In the meantime, below is the link for the FaceBook group tied to this meetup to communicate with other attendees or plane online meetups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dslosangeles/

~Paula
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Join fellow L.A. skeptics for Drinking Skeptically at a venue that offers a mellow and open atmosphere conducive to talking and meeting others! No Host Event]*
We meet the 2nd Friday of each month, but venue might change due to availability. Please check here again before setting out.
Free public parking after 6 pm in nearby lots across the street, and the Holiday Inn [according to reports] validates for 4 hours.

Food is served until 9:30 pm. Here is the event from June 2014:
https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/ (https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/) Visit this to see pics from the event and reports from people that went.

If you have never been to this venue, please do so. It is very different than the typical bar/pub location. Easier to talk and move about.

This is not as close to the Red Line as prior venues 1739 Public House or The Federal, but several members have offered to carpool from a Red Line station. If that is of interest to you, please post in the comments.

The Burbank Holiday Inn has two towers. The Lounge is on the 18th floor of the Tower closest to the 5 freeway (by First Street). Entrance is on Angeleno.

Please RSVP - there's room for all but we like to warn the bartender if the group will be particularly large!

CFI-LA Book Club for Skeptics

CFI-LA

Join us for the CFI-West Skeptics Book Club monthly meeting! We are excited to return to an in-person gathering. Never fear: for those who would still like to join via Zoom, we will be maintaining a hybrid format. There's always a lively conversation. You don't have to have read the book to participate, but of course... it helps.

December 15th's selection is "Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America" by Barbara Ehrenreich.

The in-person meeting will be hosted at the Center for Inquiry West at 2535 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Park in the lot off Rampart behind the building. The meeting is downstairs in the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Theater. We ask that everyone who attends be vaccinated. Bring any snacks you'd like to share!

Zoom meeting: visit https://disney.zoom.us/j/96506127246?pwd=M04xeXNneWJpdURYY0dvYlFkcWhLZz09 from any computer or your mobile phone. The meeting ID is[masked] and the passcode is "BookClub", but if you follow the link you will join automatically.

Looking ahead, for January 19th we will be reading "Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law" by Mary Roach. Our February 16th book will be "Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A." by William H. Schaberg.

CFI Investigations Group (CFI IG) Monthly Meeting

Online event

MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Please email Jim at [masked] for the meeting link.
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Hey, stop being an armchair detective, like Mycroft Holmes, and start being more like Sherlock Holmes, by going out and investigating the paranormal world! Over-sized magnifying glasses will be provided; but deerstalker caps are recommended.

The CFI IG investigates fringe science, paranormal and extraordinary claims from a rational, scientific viewpoint and disseminates factual information about such inquiries to the public.

The group is always seeking new members, so come to the meeting and see for yourself if you'd like to join.
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Download the Zoom app here: https://zoom.us/download

For more information, call (323)[masked] ext. 159, or email [masked].

CANCELLED FOR THE TIME BEING Drinking Skeptically at the Crystal View Lounge

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center

This meetup is cancelled for the foreseeable future while Covid 19 is an issue.
I will update this at such time as The Crystal View is open and it is safe to meet in groups.

In the meantime, below is the link for the FaceBook group tied to this meetup to communicate with other attendees or plane online meetups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dslosangeles/

~Paula
_______________________________________________
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.
________________________________________________

Join fellow L.A. skeptics for Drinking Skeptically at a venue that offers a mellow and open atmosphere conducive to talking and meeting others! No Host Event]*
We meet the 2nd Friday of each month, but venue might change due to availability. Please check here again before setting out.
Free public parking after 6 pm in nearby lots across the street, and the Holiday Inn [according to reports] validates for 4 hours.

Food is served until 9:30 pm. Here is the event from June 2014:
https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/ (https://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/) Visit this to see pics from the event and reports from people that went.

If you have never been to this venue, please do so. It is very different than the typical bar/pub location. Easier to talk and move about.

This is not as close to the Red Line as prior venues 1739 Public House or The Federal, but several members have offered to carpool from a Red Line station. If that is of interest to you, please post in the comments.

The Burbank Holiday Inn has two towers. The Lounge is on the 18th floor of the Tower closest to the 5 freeway (by First Street). Entrance is on Angeleno.

Please RSVP - there's room for all but we like to warn the bartender if the group will be particularly large!

Past events (1,067)

CFI Investigations Group (CFI IG) Monthly Meeting

Online event

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