Social Events in Los Angeles, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles

Joslyn Center History Discussion Group

Joslyn Center History Discussion Group

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Joslyn Center

**The Joslyn Center Explorers History Club will enjoy lively conversation about a range of history topics, for example:**

**The History of Cooking – this is our focus on 5/22/24 from 1 to 2pm**
Ancient Connections
Iraq/Iran
California History – El Camino Real
South America
USSR
Gengis Khan
Gold in West Africa

**What We Do:** We will watch a short video and review handouts/slides from the organiz(…)

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ClickHouse Happy Hour @ Tom’s Watch Bar

ClickHouse Happy Hour @ Tom's Watch Bar

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Tom’s Watch Bar – Los Angeles

Hello ClickHouse Enthusiasts!
We’d like to invite you to an exclusive **[Happy Hour hosted by ClickHouse](https://clickhouse.com/company/events/2024-05-happy-hour-aws-summit-los-angeles)** at Tom’s Watch Bar on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6pm – 8pm.

After a day of insightful sessions at the AWS Summit, what better way to unwind than with great food, refreshing drinks, and engaging conversations? You(…)

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Start up and Entrepreneural Empowerment Sessions! Invest in yourself

Start up and Entrepreneural Empowerment Sessions! Invest in yourself

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

Entrepreneurial Empowerment and Mindset for Growth

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Empowerment Sessions! As a seasoned business owner, I’m offering personalized one-on-one sessions to support startup entrepreneurs like you. Whether you’re at the idea stage or navigating growth challenges, during our session, we’ll focus on:
* Refining your business idea for maximum impact
* Crafting a robust structure(…)

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Volleyball Open Gym for LA Indoor Volleyball Enthusiasts

Volleyball Open Gym for LA Indoor Volleyball Enthusiasts

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 960 S Soto St

Calling all volleyball lovers in LA! Join us for a thrilling evening of indoor volleyball at our highly-anticipated Open Gym event. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner looking to improve your skills, our Volleyball Open Gym is the perfect opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals, engage in friendly competition, and have a blast! This event is open to players of all leve(…)

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Start up and Entrepreneural Empowerment Sessions! Invest in yourself

Start up and Entrepreneural Empowerment Sessions! Invest in yourself

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

Entrepreneurial Empowerment and Mindset for Growth

Welcome to Entrepreneurial Empowerment Sessions! As a seasoned business owner, I’m offering personalized one-on-one sessions to support startup entrepreneurs like you. Whether you’re at the idea stage or navigating growth challenges, during our session, we’ll focus on:
* Refining your business idea for maximum impact
* Crafting a robust structure(…)

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Vector Databases at Scale and Panel Discussion

Vector Databases at Scale and Panel Discussion

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Events Center

[Theresa Melvin]( https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresamelvin/) will be our speaker this month on the topic of “Vector Databases at Scale”. Vector databases are key to Generative AI applications by introducing more up-to-date and use-case specific data through RAG architectures. Tim’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on “Operationalizing GenAI” with Tim, [John WIllis](https://www.(…)

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May Discussion – Crying in H Mart

May Discussion - Crying in H Mart

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her gra(…)

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Creative Collective

Creative Collective

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Thirsty Crow

Hello and thanks for joining! We’ll be meeting at the Thirsty Crow Bar at 2939 Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake/Echo Park. They have a nice lounge area and it’s a mellow day so it won’t be too loud. I set the time and day for Monday’s at 6pm so folks have enough time after work with rush hour but feel free to show up at anytime!

Plenty of food options around, and the bar lets you bring in any outsi(…)

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East LA Tech Mixer / Board Games / Video Games

East LA Tech Mixer / Board Games / Video Games

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Studious Coworking Space

**What if tech networking events were more fun?**

Join us for a refreshing twist on networking! Connect with fellow tech enthusiasts while having a blast playing board games and video games.

Build more organic relationships in a relaxed and fun environment.

Meet professionals from diverse fields like AI, data science, web development, blockchain, gaming, and more.

**Some board games we play:**(…)

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OWASP LA Monthly In-Person Meeting – MAY 22, 2024

OWASP LA Monthly In-Person Meeting - MAY 22, 2024

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: WeWork Office Space & Coworking

**TOPIC**: Securing Generative AI Applications using the OWASP Top 10 for Large Language Models
Join us for dinner+drinks, networking, and see a presentation by **Steve Wilson**, OWASP project leader and Chief Product Officer at **Exabeam**

**ABSTRACT**: What are the new risks that generative AI brings to your environment? In this cutting-edge session, we uncover the potential hazards that Large (…)

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Real Estate Brewery Networking / Meetup

Real Estate Brewery Networking / Meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Three Weavers Brewing Company

Come hang out with your fellow real estate professionals and investors, over delcious beer and food! Our May meetup will be held at Three Weavers Brewing Company in Inglewood. This is a great chance to spend time with your fellow real estate enthusiasts, in a relaxed, informal setting.

We will be starting at 6 PM, and wrapping up around 8 PM. Please text us at 310 968 5547 if you can’t find us. W(…)

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LA County Museum of Art

LA County Museum of Art

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Free for LA residents after 3 pm, bring your DL.
Free Jazz outside from 6-8 pm for those interested(…)

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Strategicon’s 2024 Gamex Board Game Convention

Strategicon's 2024 Gamex Board Game Convention

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Hilton Los Angeles Airport

*”If you don’t know: now you know.” –Biggie Smalls*
Strategicon puts on a great board game convention @ the Hilton LAX, 3x per year. They take place, Friday thru Monday, on the same weekends every year:
\>\>\> *Orccon* (President’s Day Weekend)
\>\>\> *Gamex* (Memorial Day Weekend)
\>\>\> *Gateway* (Labor Day Weekend)
So, before you make plans to grill hot dogs and stand around talking about work (…)

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The 2024 Beverly Hills Posh “Friday Night Lights” Pickleball Meetup Group

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: La Cienega Tennis Center

Open Play Pickleball at La Cienega Tennis & Pickleball Courts!! Held “Fortnight”, bi-weekly each FRIDAY from 6 PM to 8 PM, weather permitting. This is our “Friday Night Lights” “PB Social Group”. All PB players of all skill welcome. Skilled players will participate and be supportive of beginners too. Complementary court fees, however we do suggest a minimum of Five dollars or more donation to supp(…)

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Above & Beyond Screenwriting Workshop – In Person!

Above & Beyond Screenwriting Workshop - In Person!

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Veterans Memorial Park

We meet in-person this week in the Kaizuka room at Veterans Memorial Park. Attendance is restricted to the 20 on the RSVP list.

RSVP’s open every Friday morning at 11:00am. The first five writers to RSVP and comment with “pages” will present their work the following Thursday. Please feel free to pm me for additional details.

REQUIRED READING FOR NEW MEMBERS – Please read the Screenwriting Info s(…)

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Korean Japanese Language Exchange in Torrance

Korean Japanese Language Exchange in Torrance

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Caffe Bene

**2024年5月25日、二回目の交流会!**
**2024년 5월 25일 두번째 모임!**

**🥳🎉**
**こんにちは。日韓言語交換および文化交流の二回目の交流会をご案内いたします。日本語と韓国語を互いに教え合い、理解することを目的とした素敵な集まりになることを願っています。興味をお持ちの多くの皆様のご参加を心よりお待ちしております。**
**안녕하세요. 한국-일본 언어교환 및 문화교류 두번째 모임 이벤트 공지입니다..**
**한국어와 일본어를 서로 알려주고 이해할 수 있는 좋은 취지의 모임이 되기를 희망하며 관심있는 많은 분들의 참여를 바랍니다.**

**📅**日程情報
**場所:Caffe Bene (Torrance)**
**住所:1555 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501**
**日付/時間:2024年(…)

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How to Buy Your First Property

How to Buy Your First Property

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Buckingham Investments

**HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST PROPERTY!**

Feel like buying a home is out of your reach? Unsure of where the housing market is going? Want to stop throwing money away on rent?

Join us on May 25th for a round table discussion to help you figure out the answer to these questions and more! We will dive into:

We will be going over:

* What it takes to qualify for a mortgage + loan options
* How to find a (…)

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Upper Crust Toastmaster’s Club Meeting

Upper Crust Toastmaster's Club Meeting

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

* **Congratulations !!! You are on your way to a inspiring journey of fun and personal growth. As a member of Upper Crust Toastmasters you will have a rewarding experience in relationship to building better communication skills, public and personal.**
* **Our meetings are hybrid which means you can choose Zoom or in-person. Our meetings are located at the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce in the Lakewo(…)

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Fun Flag Games to be active! (Flags on belts)
(Los Angeles County)

Fun Flag Games to be active! (Flags on belts) 
(Los Angeles County)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

Flag games: Each personon will be Wearing a belt that has flags attached to them. We will be playing competitive games that incoprate pulling those flags from those belts. Games thatt include aspects of foundational orignal games like “tag”
and “capture the flag”

Our goal is to get you moving and active for the summer! What better way to do that than to incorporate the use of Fun Flag Games! You (…)

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Long Beach Showcase: Ambitious Indie Game Night

Long Beach Showcase: Ambitious Indie Game Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Ambitious Ales

Showcasing local indie games at a brewery in Long Beach. Should have room for about 12 video games/board games/art exhibition. Let me know if you’d like to showcase.

Free to attend, free to showcase.

Here is the official Eventbite event, if you want to share it outside this group, that would be cool: [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ambitious-indie-game-night-tickets-891240994807](https://www.event(…)

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Coffee Meet and greet @ Starbucks @ LA LIVE

 Coffee Meet and greet @ Starbucks @ LA LIVE

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 800 W Olympic Blvd

I will be there at 9:50am and stick around for while for anyone that wants to join this Coffee meet and greet chit chat make new friends Meetup! @ Starbucks @ LA Live we can grab our favorite coffee , drinks and snacks while we hang out . Please RSVP so I can know if anyone wants to attend this event . you can also bring people as well . I will still be there at that time and location. you can mes(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Los Angeles is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Los Angeles on Timeout.com, Lalive.com, or Laist.com.

RELATED: How To Meet People In Los Angeles, California

Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Sunset Hike at Canyonback Trail, Santa Monica Mountains

Sunset Hike at Canyonback Trail, Santa Monica Mountains

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

Let’s take advantage of the longer days and do a short hike after work.

This trail is just a few minutes from the 405 freeway between the Getty Museum and Skirball Center, yet feels far away from the busyness of the city.

We’ll walk for about an hour, turning around after about 30 minutes so we can get back to our cars before it’s dark.

Distance: 2 to 3 miles

Difficulty: Beginner level,

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Rawayana’s Live: Reggae, Disco, Fusion, and More

Rawayana's Live: Reggae, Disco, Fusion, and More

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

Our dear amigo and member Arturo recommends this fun Venezuelan band. Join us for a great live music show.

Artist description:
“In the ever-evolving landscape of reggae and Latin music, Rawayana stands out as a beacon of innovation and cultural fusion. Originating from Caracas, Venezuela, this dynamic group has been captivating audiences since their formation in 2009 with a sound that defies con

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InterNations LA Networking Event @Alley Lounge

InterNations LA Networking Event @Alley Lounge

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Alley Lounge

Hello everybody, Let’s enjoy the amazing weather and great vibes at located within the heart at Washington Blv, Culver City! The Alley Lounge has become a favorite for those who want good drinks, good food and good times.

I reserved only for us large private area at garden! There have also free car park area. So, Come enjoy a drink in the company of fun, friendly expats and undoubtedly with one

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InterNations LA Event: Summer Beach Mixer! 💃🕺

InterNations LA Event: Summer Beach Mixer! 💃🕺

◦ When: Saturday, Jun 8th

◦ Where: Baja Venice Beach

🌴 Prepare to sway beneath the twinkling stars at our summer mingle & mixer dance fiesta in Baja Venice! 🎶

Embark on an unforgettable evening brimming with house music, positive vibes, and the launch of summer festivities right on the sun-kissed shores of Baja Venice. Let the cadence of the waves and the tunes from our talented DJs transport you to a tropical haven as you groove alongside both o

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Events for Professional Women Empowerment

Los Angeles Happy Hour, Westside

Los Angeles Happy Hour, Westside

Come network with the Los Angeles chapter at Coral Tree Cafe in Brentwood.

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