Social Events in Irvine, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in Irvine, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Irvine, California. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Irvine

Friday weekly cash game! 7pm

Friday weekly cash game! 7pm

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Anaheim

No limit Omaha/holdem
No professional dealers, bartenders, servers etc..
True home game, no rakes! BYOB!
Just friend playing for over 10years now!
Looking for a few new people!
$60-$100 buy in
$1-$1 blinds(…)

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How to get hired at AWS/Amazon

How to get hired at AWS/Amazon

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: MobilityWare

Join us for an immersive exploration into the interview process at AWS/Amazon. Delve deep with a panel discussion into the intricacies of the technical and behavioral parts of interview process. Gain valuable insights from a Hiring Manager, Interviewer, Bar Raiser, Recruiter and a recent New Hire on strategies for successes navigating the recruitment journey. Whether you’re an aspiring candidate o(…)

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STUDIO SUMMER BEAUTY SHOOT

STUDIO SUMMER BEAUTY SHOOT

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Meraki Studio

**We will be shooting beauty shots in the studio with a Summer theme!**

Location: Meraki Studio
3303 Harbor Blvd D-14, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

**The shoot is on MAY 18th 2024 from 4:30pm to 7pm**

This is a beauty shoot. We will be shooting just the models faces and shoulders. Focusing on their Face!

I love this video by my favorite Lindsay Adler on Beauty shoot setups!
https://www.youtube.com/wat(…)

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The Power of Human Connection: ‘A Man Called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman

The Power of Human Connection:  'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Lost Vine

**Unveiling the Layers of Humanity: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman**

Prepare to be enchanted by the touching tale of “A Man Called Ove” penned by the brilliant Fredrik Backman.

I HIGHLY recommend the audio book masterfully narrated by JK Simmons!

In this heartwarming narrative, we are introduced to Ove, a curmudgeonly yet deeply lovable protagonist whose gruff exterior belies a heart of go(…)

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Chit Chat with Coffee

Chit Chat with Coffee

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Join in and share what’s happening in your social work world :)(…)

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Wine and Fun May Event in Orange County!

Wine and Fun May Event in Orange County!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Giracci Vineyards and Farms

**Join Us at Giracci Vineyards for a Fun-Filled Evening of Wine and Music!**

🍷 **Event: Wine Down With Live Music**
📅 **Date: May 17, 2024**
🕒 **Time: 6PM – 9PM**
📍 **Location: Giracci Vineyards, Orange County (Address Below)**

Are you an Orange County professional in your 30s or 40s? Do you enjoy wine, music, and the opportunity to make new friends? If so, we have the perfect evening planne(…)

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Southern California Real Estate Investors Networking Meetup

Southern California Real Estate Investors Networking Meetup

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, an IHG Hotel

Join us at the Southern California Real Estate Investors Club (SCREIC) for an interactive workshop focusing on various aspects of real estate investing. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of buying investment properties or an experienced investor interested in fix and flip strategies, this event is designed to cater to everyone in the real estate industry. Our professional netw(…)

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Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics

Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Knobbe Martens

Please join us for the Orange County ACM Chapter’s bi-monthly evening program series.

**Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics**

**Agenda**
6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking
7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation
8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned

**Event Details**
Dr. Shawn X. Wang will provide an insightful exploration of computational bioinformatics, a field dedicated to extracting, organi(…)

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Unlocking Your Potential: Inspirational night with NFL Star turned RE investor

Unlocking Your Potential: Inspirational night with NFL Star turned RE investor

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Karl Strauss Brewing Company Costa Mesa

Ever wonder how someone can achieve greatness across multiple careers?

Join us for “Unlocking Your Potential: An Inspirational Evening with NFL Star, Aerospace Engineer, and real estate investor Alvin Scioneaux, Jr.”

Alvin’s remarkable journey from the football field to engineering and business success will inspire you to pursue your dreams relentlessly. Learn his secrets to breaking barriers an(…)

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GARDEN GROVE: Korean Lunch at Dawa Kitchen

GARDEN GROVE: Korean Lunch at Dawa Kitchen

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Dawa kitchen

IMPORTANT NOTE: DUE TO TOO MANY LAST-MINUTE RSVP CANCELLATIONS RECENTLY: ANYONE WHO CANCELS WITH LESS THAN 48-HOUR NOTICE, NO SHOWS, OR ARRIVES MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE WILL BE PLACED ON A 2-MONTH PROBATION AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND ANY EVENTS DURING THAT PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

They have high Yelp ratings and inexpensive dumplings. Let’s give them a try. Place is tiny, so I’m limiting this ev(…)

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Wine, Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball and Friends…

Wine, Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball and Friends...

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Ridgecrest Park

Bocce ball, Pickleball, Cornhole and Wine.

Come and play, drink wine and socialize. Its a great place to meet new friends and have a little fun.

If you can please bring a bottle of wine or a snack to share. We will have tables set up. Bring a chair if you like.(…)

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Chorus Season Kickoff – Open for New Members!

Chorus Season Kickoff - Open for New Members!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Lutheran Church of the Cross

OC Sound Chorus is starting its spring/summer season and rehearsals are now open to new members! We’d love to add your voice to the mix!

If you would like to try it out, please RSVP to any of our upcoming events here on Meetup, and we will reach out to you with more details. If you have additional questions or would like more information about our chorus, please message us directly via Meetup.

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BRNI Business Referral Network of Irvine Weekly B2B Networking Meeting

BRNI Business Referral Network of Irvine Weekly B2B Networking Meeting

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Mimi’s Cafe

*Our meetings are currently being held IN-PERSON at Mimi’s Cafe in Irvine! Please RSVP with Dr. Martin and let him know if you want to attend our meeting.

The Business Referral Network of Irvine is a group of motivated business owners and professionals with various backgrounds and experiences. Each member holds exclusive ownership of their business category and there is no conflict with other mem(…)

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Blood on The Clocktower – Irvine

Blood on The Clocktower - Irvine

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: One Zo Boba

Location will be at the outdoor seating area of One Zo Boba (6376 Irvine Blvd · Irvine, CA) @ Woodbury town center. There will be outdoor heating in case of chilliness after sunset.

This event is open to players of all levels. For new players, Storytellers will not only explain the rules but will also offer guidance as you learn the game. For experienced players, however, we have more than a few (…)

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Pick Up Volleyball (Clava Lake Forest)

Pick Up Volleyball (Clava Lake Forest)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Clava Sports Facility

**HIGH Intermediate + to Advanced Players ONLY!**
**PLAYERS:**
Our group is for high intermediate to high skill-leveled volleyball players. Although we are here to have fun and get exercise, for the safety and enjoyment of all players, you must be at an intermediate and/or above skill level, meaning that you can serve, pass, set and hit the ball over the net **ACCURATELY AT LEAST 70%** of the time(…)

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May Meetup with Woman Builder Dawn!

May Meetup with Woman Builder Dawn!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 260 Baker St E

Looking to meet other women real estate investors and learn more about value-add investing? Learn General Contracting tips from a woman’s perspective with May’s special guest speaker Dawn Matze.

Dawn obtained her General Contractor’s license in 1987 and built her first spec home at 29 years old. To date, she has completed over $95 million in residential projects through partnerships and private m(…)

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Coffee & Networking @ APE COFFEE

Coffee & Networking @ APE COFFEE

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 2817 E Chapman Ave

Looking to **expand your network in OC?** Do you **enjoy coffee?☕** Come and join a group of professionals every month for coffee and laughs.

The event is completely **FREE** and we welcome **all professionals:** *Attorneys, Contractors, Brokers, Realtors, Event professionals, Insurance Agents, Investors, Business Owners, etc!*

We’ll be networking at **APE COFFEE** in the ***city of Orange.*** C(…)

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Pretty Yarny Things!

Pretty Yarny Things!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Fullbody Wellness Collective

When the stories in our heads get a little too loud, the mesmeric hand movements of crochet and knitting can help quiet them, replaced by a state of mindfulness as you focus on the yarn and the stitches and the magical emergence of That Thing You Made.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter looking for a group of like-minds, or someone who doesn’t know a crochet hook from a poker stick – join us! We w(…)

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Jeffrey Open Space Trail – JOST

Jeffrey Open Space Trail - JOST

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Cypress Community Park

Get back on track! This is a level 1 walking for those committed to get back on exercising. Level 2 welcome as well!

JOST is a very smooth paved trail with shade and scenic views of the city and flowers, trees, and wildlife (squirrels and raccoons).

The paved trail parallels Jeffrey Road among a suburban landscape of neighborhoods, shopping plazas, and, as the name suggests, open space. At Bryan(…)

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Coffee Time

Coffee Time

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Philz Coffee

Collaborate, knowledge exchange and support!
Bi-Monthly Coffee Meetup

Conversations and connections over coffee with like minded #bossladies in the Orange County

Saturday, May 18th \~ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Drop in for 20 minutes or stay for the hour!

Come as you are, drop in and say hi! Super informal and casual. Even in your gym clothes 🙂

Bring business cards

The store lead from Philz highly s(…)

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Book Discussion May: Done and Dusted by Lyla Sage

Book Discussion May: Done and Dusted by Lyla Sage

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Cowboys & Poodles

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • She’s off-limits, but he’s never been good at following the rules.

Discover the sizzling, small-town brother’s best friend romance that went viral on TikTok—now a special edition with an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the series and a Q&A with the author!

“A sweet slow burn . . . sunshine in written form.”—USA Today bestselling author Lana Ferguson

For the first (…)

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MAY BOOK CHAT: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

MAY BOOK CHAT: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Chapter One: the modern local

There are two books called “Hang the Moon.” Please be sure you read the book by Jeannette Walls.

**Agenda:**
6:30 – 6:45 Socialize, Food and Drink Orders
6:45 – 8:30 Book Chat
8:30 Wrap up

**About the Book:**
A recommendation by Pamela: Sallie Kincaid is the daughter of the biggest man in a small town, the charismatic Duke Kincaid. Born at the turn of the 20th century into a life of comfort and (…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Irvine, you can try out Destinationirvine.com, Cityofirvine.org, or Orangecounty.net.

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