Social Events in San Diego, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in San Diego, 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.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in San Diego where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in San Diego

Empowerment Through Divorce: Women’s Support Event

Empowerment Through Divorce: Women's Support Event

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Cafe Bassam

Join us at the San Diego When Divorce Happens Meetup Group for a night of empowerment, support, and personal development. This event is specifically designed for women who are going through or have gone through a divorce. It’s a safe space where you can connect with like-minded individuals, share your experiences, and gain valuable insight on navigating life after marital separation.

Whether you (…)

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Lunch at Urban MO’s in Hillcrest!

Lunch at Urban MO’s in Hillcrest!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Urban MO’s Bar & Grill

Note: Our luncheon date is **Wednesday, May 15!**

Be sure to join us for our first luncheon at Urban MO’s, located in the heart of Hillcrest. Full bar and menu will be offered.

Paid meter and parking lots are nearby.(…)

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Open Shoot Practice Class (w/ $5 equipment rental option)

Open Shoot Practice Class (w/ $5 equipment rental option)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Morley Field

Join the Open Practice class with Coach Tara from 1:00pm – 2:30pm! This is an open practice class for archers who have taken a 5-week class or attended at least (1-2) Beginner One-Day classes. In this class, archers should know range safety, whistle system, and basics to picking out equipment and shooting. Coach Tara will go over different aspects of form but will use the class mostly as a time to(…)

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Sips n’ tunes at Moniker General

Sips n’ tunes at Moniker General

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Moniker General – Coffee

Let’s grab a drink, enjoy some music and connect about all life things(…)

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Chiacchieroni: Italian Conversation Meet Up

Chiacchieroni: Italian Conversation Meet Up

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Carbón South Park

Welcome to Chiacchieroni, a meetup group for anyone who wants to converse in Italian in a casual, no pressure setting. Whether you’re an expat Italian or learning Italian and want to practice speaking, we invite you to join us.

This event will be conducted in Italian, all levels are welcome, but given the limited number of spots, please come prepared to chat! 🙂

We will be hosted by Carbón in So(…)

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Monthly Tarot Meetup at Lestat’s Hillcrest

Monthly Tarot Meetup at Lestat's Hillcrest

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Lestat’s Hillcrest

Monthly tarot meetup @Lestats in Hillcrest!

Meet and network with other local San Diegans who share your passion for the art of cartomancy. Go beyond Googling the meaning of cards and searching endlessly for online communities. This is intended for anyone who wants to meet up, chat, and swap knowledge and resources about tarot. No set agenda.

All experience levels welcome. All decks, systems, an(…)

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Golden Friends: Lunch at Bahn Thai in University Heights

Golden Friends: Lunch at Bahn Thai in University Heights

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bahn Thai

Calling all the young-at-heart members of Golden Friends group! Join us for a fun luncheon and socializing. This event is perfect for those who enjoy exploring new flavors and making new connections. Whether you are a foodie or just looking to hang out with Golden Friends, this is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals in a welcoming setting.

Unwind and (…)

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SD Techqueria: Latinx Tech Meetup

SD Techqueria: Latinx Tech Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Punch Bowl Social San Diego

**Saludos SD Fam! Join us on Saturday, May 18th for a fun afternoon of games and networking at Punch Bowl Social. Come connect with the local TQ comunidad and get to know other Latinx techies. Whether you already work in tech, actively applying to jobs, or interested in breaking into the tech industry, we encourage you all to join us!!!**

**📍 Location: Punch Bowl Social**
**📅 Date: Saturday, Ma(…)

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Intro to Women’s Strength Training

Intro to Women's Strength Training

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: 8775 Aero Dr unit 136

Have you wanted to learn how to strength train but have been afraid to go to the gym and try on your own?

Led by a trainer, this non-judgmental class for beginners to learn the basic full body movements for resistance and strength training. We’ll be working on hinge, squat, push and pull movements so you can take what you’ve learned to your own workouts.(…)

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DRMZ Web3 presents a Cardano Governance Workshop & Mixer

DRMZ Web3 presents a Cardano Governance Workshop & Mixer

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Harbor & Sky

Join DRMZ Web3 on Saturday, May 18th from 1pm-4pm as we will have guest speaker Adam Dean, co-founder of BuffyBot, NFTxLV, DripDropz, as we discuss Cardano Governance and provide appetizers and drinks to network.

The first 3 hours include free parking in parking structure with validation, $7 an hour after that.(…)

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Beers & Deals – San Diego Real Estate Investing Networking Event

Beers & Deals - San Diego Real Estate Investing Networking Event

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Simone Little Italy Apartments

Please join us for our monthly meetup at Simone, Little Italy’s newest high-rise, at the 35th Floor Sky Lounge for an evening of networking with other San Diego Real Estate Investors and Like-Minded Entrepreneurs. No pitching, no fees, just networking!

We hope to see you there!

*Find out more about this beautiful new location at [www.SimoneLittleItaly.com](http://www.simonelittleitaly.com/).*(…)

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Tuesday Beach Volleyball for Kiva

Tuesday Beach Volleyball for Kiva

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: End of San Gabriel

Please come out to Mission Beach to join us for a volleyball fundraiser! We’ll have courts set up for more casual/social games and courts for more competitive play. Make some new friends and play some 2s, 3s, or 4s. This event is for players who are at least at an intermediate skill level. No beginners please. We’re here to have fun, meet new people, and get in some good exercise. We play to raise(…)

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Sunset Yoga on the Bay

Sunset Yoga on the Bay

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Superbloom Cafe and Juice

Join us at one of our bimonthly outdoor guided yoga classes! No experience necessary, the flow will be fun and inviting, flexible for all levels while offering an opportunity to find some inner stillness, meditative mind connection and interactions with new faces!

No yoga mat? Never done yoga before? No worries. Bring a towel, a water and maybe even a friend. Message us with any questions here, o(…)

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ADU Geek-Out: Converting Extra Space into Cash-Flow with Multifamily ADUs

ADU Geek-Out: Converting Extra Space into Cash-Flow with Multifamily ADUs

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 5171 Naranja St

**Announcing our next Meetup Event!**

Join us **on-site** for an exclusive look at a recently completed project, where we’ve converted five single-car garages into five stylish studio ADUs within a multifamily property!

Discover the exciting potential of repurposing underutilized spaces into valuable assets. Learn firsthand as we delve into:

* How to plan for converting non-habitable spaces int(…)

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Young Furries & Families Meetup

Young Furries & Families Meetup

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Botanical Building

This Meetup is for Young Furs (age 18 and under) and their parents/ guardians. We are meeting from 12:30-3:30 on Saturday 5/18 at the wonderful Balboa Park in San Diego. We’re planning to meet near the Botanical Garden Pond, but please check before you leave home in case the location in Balboa changes.

Big thanks to Jen Athanicio and Family for offering to host the May Meetup!

Since this is a me(…)

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HAPPY HOUR @ The Bali Hai Restaurant Cocktail Lounge May 17 @ 6:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR @ The Bali Hai Restaurant Cocktail Lounge May 17 @ 6:00 PM

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Bali Hai Restaurant

Join us for Happy Hour at the Bali Hai Cocktail Lounge. Start your weekend right and come on by and enjoy some good times and conversation. We will be upstairs in the Lounge area and next to the bar. Available seating in the Bar and Lounge is First Come First Serve.

NO Happy Hour service is offered on Fridays.

The Bali Hai is located at the northern tip of Shelter Island. Remember to look for us(…)

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Meet Business Investors in San Diego, Ready to Buy Businesses Like Yours!

Meet Business Investors in San Diego, Ready to Buy Businesses Like Yours!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: San Diego

Want to meet business investors in San Diego, California, and learn how to exit your business quickly and for the best price?

We’re holding a free “Lunch & Learn” event in San Diego on Friday, May 17th, from 12 pm to 2 pm Pacific time. All attendees will receive a non-binding offer, a complimentary business valuation (worth over $5,000), and the opportunity to network with well-funded, ethical in(…)

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Will Regulation Foster Crypto Innovation or Degradation?

Will Regulation Foster Crypto Innovation or Degradation?

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Edge

Join us for a panel of speakers from [Coreum](https://www.coreum.com/) and [Anchain.ai](https://www.anchain.ai/) for a discussion of how regulatory compliance can be incorporated into Layer 1 chains and the net effect of regulation on the effect of crypto adoption. Favio Velarde, Head of Growth and Partnerships from Sologenic/Coreum and Christian Nunez, Head of Partnerships from Anchain.ai will sh(…)

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Lake Murray Walk and Lunch

Lake Murray Walk and Lunch

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Lake Murray Trail Head

Let’s exercise together at Lake Murray. It takes about 2 hours to complete the walk. Please bring plenty of water and sunscreen. It is a paved trail. It is not a hard walk, but LONG. After our walk, let’s eat at Ney Restaurant ( 6062 LAKE MURRAY BLVD STE 102) in La Mesa. It is a Mediterranean restaurant very close to Lake Murray.(…)

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Laughter Yoga Class

Laughter Yoga Class

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Sunset Cliffs

Enjoy an energizing Laughter Yoga class every Monday at Sunset Cliffs at Adair and Sunset Cliffs! This practice combines pranayama deep breathing with light movements and laughter exercises to get you giggling! We start off with a warm-up and go into 10-15 minutes of hearty laughter and end with a meditation. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, and water bottle, and let laughter fill up the rest of your we(…)

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Pup and play – trivia night at dog society

Pup and play - trivia night at dog society

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Dog Society

Trivia Night at Dog Society offers Trivia Night Monday – bring the pup and play with us(…)

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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 San Diego, you can try out Sandiego.org, Patch.com, or Patch.com.

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Events for Expats and Locals to meet

Happy Hour at Mediterrenean Restaurant

Happy Hour at Mediterrenean Restaurant

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

Lets enjoy Mediterrenean Happy Hour in downtown Calsbad.

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