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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 (5)

Drinking Skeptically at the Crystal View Lounge [No Host Event]

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center

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. The Facebook group page that announces this Meet-Up is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dslosangeles/ 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: http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/ (http://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 Investigations Group (CFI IG) Monthly Meeting

Please note: the time of this meeting has been pushed back to 12pm. 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. We’ll conduct a Zoom meeting Saturday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m. Please email Jim at [masked] for the meeting link. Download the Zoom app here: https://zoom.us/download For more information, call (323)[masked] ext. 159, or email [masked].

CFI-LA Book Club for Skeptics

Online event

Join us for the CFI-West Skeptics Book Club monthly meeting! There's always a lively conversation. You don't have to have read the book to participate, but of course... it helps. August 19th's selection will be "Kindred" by Octavia Butler. Per the new usual, we'll be meeting by video conference. To join, visit https://bluejeans.com/180871710 from any computer or your mobile phone. If you have a microphone or webcam, you’ll be able to join in the conversation and see and hear other participants. If using the BlueJeans app (an easy way to join from your mobile device), use the meeting ID[masked]. You can also dial in by phone at (408)[masked]. You will be asked to enter the meeting ID. September 16th's book will be "Bottle of Lies" by Katherine Eban. Bring your suggested titles so we can pick for October.

Drinking Skeptically at the Crystal View Lounge [No Host Event]

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center

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. The Facebook group page that announces this Meet-Up is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dslosangeles/ 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: http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/ (http://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!

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