Social Events in Mesa, Arizona This Week

Let’s explore social events in Mesa, AZ 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 Mesa, Arizona. 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 Mesa

FREE Open Dance: Latin Hustle & more!

FREE Open Dance: Latin Hustle & more!

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Creative Dance Collective

Join us every other Thursday for a night of dancing, socializing, and practicing your dance moves! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or stepping onto the dance floor for the first time, this event welcomes all.

We will play a wide variety of music for 90% Latin Hustle, some Ballroom, Latin, and more!

**FREE Event for you to dance the night away!**(…)

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Dinner at 6pm plus optional 8pm Ballet at The Botanical Gardens

Dinner at 6pm plus optional 8pm Ballet at  The Botanical Gardens

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Desert Botanical Garden

Everyone welcome to join us for dinner at 6pm at Desert Botanical Garden’s restaurant, Gertrudes. Whoever would like to get tickets for the Ballet performing at The Desert Botanical Gardens use the link below.

Everyone will get tickets on your own online: https://balletaz.org/performance/the-four-seasons

I know this means we won’t be sitting together. As the group grows in members we can preplan(…)

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Nōto Nite – Journaling & Community

Nōto Nite - Journaling & Community

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Kinkan Gifts

Nōto Nite celebrates creativity, community and coziness by meeting to journal, write letters, chat, sip, and snack in a relaxing atmosphere.

Each event there will be some sort of creative prompt to get the juices flowing, as well as stationary, stickers, and washi tapes and other supplies to use.

Event will be hosted in person at Kinkan Gifts in the Culdesac.(…)

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Phoenix Metro Unplugged Jam

Phoenix Metro Unplugged Jam

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Pyle Adult Recreation Center – Sedona Room

Here’s the deal:

• All skill levels are welcome. We’re very friendly!

• All acoustic instruments are welcome.

• Watch the notes below regarding varying formats that we implement each month in our meet-ups.

• Most months, we will post a short list of songs that we will play during our meet-up. If you would like a song included on the song list, please UPLOAD the song with it’s chords HERE:
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Couples Happy Hour

Couples Happy Hour

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Sleepy Whale

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This is a drinks-only spot, but they occasionally host food trucks. We’re wrapping up at 7:30 pm, giving folks a chance to grab dinner. Excited to see everyone!(…)

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Friday Happy Hour – Join Us and Connect! – Every Fourth Friday . . .

Friday Happy Hour - Join Us and Connect! - Every Fourth Friday . . .

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hundred Mile Brewing Company

Connect with us every fourth Friday of the month at our recurring Friday happy hour!

This takes place at 6PM at Hundred Mile Brewing on the Tempe/Scottsdale border.

(Use navigation to get you to the brewpub, which is tucked behind some buildings just off Scottsdale Road. There is free parking in the lot adjacent to the brewpub.)

And don’t be shy! Human connection requires that you come out and (…)

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Exploring Objectivism: What’s the objectivist take on Jordan Peterson

Exploring Objectivism: What's the objectivist take on Jordan Peterson

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: SoZo Coffee House

We will be exploring Objectivism’s take on Jordan Peterson’s philosophy.

Here’s some questions t consider
What’s he right about?
What’s he wrong about?
Does his philosophy have any vaildity?(…)

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PARTNERS EUCHRE TOURNAMENT

PARTNERS EUCHRE TOURNAMENT

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: O’Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill

\*\*\*\*PARTNERS EUCHRE TOURNAMENT\*\*\*\*
Only one person from your partner team needs to sign up. We will play each partner team once. Entry for each team is $10.00. Regular euchre rules, stick the dealer and you can get up to 13 points. Space is limited to 10 partner teams.(…)

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STOIC STUDY GROUP – Ongoing

STOIC STUDY GROUP - Ongoing

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: 1831 E Concorda Dr

**We are working with the book: The Practicing Stoic, A Philosophical User’s Manual, by Ward Farnsworth.** We’ll open with any further thoughts/comments that may arise from Interdependence and Service (the last section of Chapter Eleven/Virtue). Then continue with Chapter Twelve, Learning and you may wish to start on Chapter Thirteen (that’s the last Chapter). If you would like a copy of the Discu(…)

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Ethiopian Lunch at Cafe Lalibela – Family Owned and Operated

Ethiopian Lunch at Cafe Lalibela - Family Owned and Operated

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 849 W University Dr

Please join us for some of the best Ethiopian food in the valley! Cafe Lalibela is managed by Anibal Abayneh with the help of his wife Salem, and Salem’s mother Atsade Desta who is part owner and Executive Chef. They have received multiple awards including New Times Best of Phoenix Winner, the Arizona Republic Best Vegetarian, and Devoured Gold Medal. Additionally they have been featured on Check,(…)

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The Monthly Dev Lounge: Collaborative Conversations in Software

The Monthly Dev Lounge: Collaborative Conversations in Software

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Spokes On Southern

Meet us at Spokes on Southern for an informal gathering with software engineers and tech enthusiasts. We usually talk about recent developments in programming and share experiences in the tech field. It’s a chance to unwind and connect with others who have similar interests.

[Spokes on Southern](https://spokesonsouthern.com/) is a restaurant/bar with servers and a mobile ordering app. We like mee(…)

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Push Arizona, Fashion Forward!

Push Arizona, Fashion Forward!

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Trevor’s Liquor

**We want to see YOU there on May 23rd and Bring a friend with you to share the experience.**

*YOU CAN’T GROW IF YOU DON’T GO*

**Join** **Other Models, Designers, Photographers and Fashionistas** on Thursday May 23rd at 6pm at **[TREVORS’ LIQUOR](https://www.trevors.com/)** in South Scottsdale.

**AGENDA:**
1.) **Play Our NEW COLLAB Game** (Drop Your Name In & Get Selected to COLLABORATE)!
2.) *(…)

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch; Last Event with Food After!

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch; Last Event with Food After!

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Join us one last time for a delightful morning exploring the Riparian Preserve. We’ll decide on a place to eat afterward, for whoever is interested. Don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, binoculars, and any other essentials. It’s going to be warm!

Date and Time: Saturday, May 25th, 7:30am – 9:30am

Location: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert

Parking: Please park in the small parking ar(…)

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AZ Bitcoiners Meetup: Bitcoin Pizza Day!

AZ Bitcoiners Meetup: Bitcoin Pizza Day!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Social Hall

We’re excited to be back at Social Hall in Tempe in the Wood Shed (Upstairs Private Room). Join us to celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day! Social Hall is creating a special “Pizza Quesadilla” menu item for us to mark the occasion 🍕.

When you arrive, let them know you’re with the Bitcoin Meetup Network or simply head upstairs to the private room where you can place your food and drink order! (Please do N(…)

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Lunch Meeting

Lunch Meeting

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: La Famiglia Pizza & Pasta

We will meet for lunch, exchange referrals, have an educational piece, presentation from 2 members, and of course have our 30 second commercial. This group has grown and has shown to be a fantastic referral base.(…)

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AZ Product Managers’ Monthly MeetUp

AZ Product Managers' Monthly MeetUp

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Vig

A monthly gathering for Arizona’s product managers to network, share insights, and discuss industry trends. Most(…)

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Playday

Playday

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: ImagiMeri’s Creations Studio

An in person playday will be up and running during the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please park only on the south side of the street, and not in front of mailboxes.
Please direct any questions to me via email at: [email protected](…)

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Phoenix/Scottsdale Bridge Group Weekly Get Together

Phoenix/Scottsdale Bridge Group Weekly Get Together

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Via Linda Senior Center

**PLEASE NOTE – NEW START TIME IS 5:00**

***BRIDGE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY AND UNDERSTANDING OF STANDARD AMERICAN YELLOW CARD (SAYC) IS REQUIRED.***

**WE ARE CHANGING THE LOCATION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:**
Via Linda Senior Center
10440 East Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

We need to finish by 7:45 to clean up and get out of the building at 8 pm closing time.

Call if you have any questions: Betty (…)

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Humanist Meditation group

Humanist Meditation group

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Humanist Meditation Studio

This is an open and free (seats limited) group session with guided meditations, some tips and how-to’s, and interactive discussions about experiences, philosophy, Humanism, and anything else that comes up! Some of us may go to lunch afterward.

The Humanist Meditation studio is accessible to all – including people who can’t sit cross-legged on the floor. We provide instruction on how to meditate e(…)

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Wednesday Writers Workshop at Kneaders

Wednesday Writers Workshop at Kneaders

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

Hello! Join us at the Kneaders Bakery at 48th Street and Ray Road for an in-person writing workshop. Our group runs from 6pm-8pm two Wednesdays every month.

This group is all about using constructive criticism to support each other in an effort to take our writing projects to the next level.

We request that the format should utilize a readable 12 point font such as Arial, Times New Roman or Verd(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Mesa 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 Mesa on Mesaaz.gov, Mesaartscenter.com, or Mesaparks.com.

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