Attend an Assembly

Sunday Assembly Los Angeles is a godless community that meets monthly to hear great talks, connect for service projects, sing songs and generally celebrate life. Assemblies are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.

The second Sunday of each month
817 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA
11:00 am - 12:15
followed by a one hour social period

  • April 12th Sunday Assembly

    Dr. Michael Shermer, author and founder of The Skeptics Society, joins us in April to talk about how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism and skepticism have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and are moving us closer to a more just world. He will be signing copies of his new book, The Moral Arc, which will also be available in the Assembly lobby.

    Hunter and the Dirty Jacks return to do that soulful thing they do with vintage rock and blues.

    Join us at 11am-12:15pm for great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    At the April 12th Assembly, we'll be accepting travel-sized toiletry items for our first homegrown, kid-friendly charity project, the Sunday Assembly Line. In April, please consider bringing travel-sized wet wipes, toothpaste, sunscreen, deodorant and lip balm. We will also continue to accept non-perishable foods on behalf of the Westside Food Bank. 

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

  • May 3rd Sunday Assembly

    [DATE CHANGE for May: because Mother's Day falls on our regular 2nd Sunday, this month we're pulling the Assembly up by a week to May 3rd.]

    "Born Together; Reared Apart"

    Author and prestigious twin researcher Dr. Nancy Segal will present an overview of the landmark Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, its origins, methods, findings, implications and controversies. 

    Twins separated at birth are endlessly fascinating and give us some of the best scientific insights into nature and nurture. No one can tell this story better than Nancy Segal, gifted scientist, raconteur, and wise observer of human nature.

                                                                                    —Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature

     

    Andrew Kelsey returns for a very special set of big band favorites for this Swing Edition Assembly! So bring your dancing shoes, Daddy-O. We're going to jump and jive!

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    Remember to mark your calendar for May 3rd. And don't forget to call your Mother on the 10th.

    Join us at 11am for great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

    * Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • June 14th Sunday Assembly

    "The Anthropology of Laughter"

    Studies have shown that we emit some variation of the exclamation “Ha!” dozens a time each day, yet few of those laughs are about anything funny. From laughter’s prehistoric origins (probably in a scream) to biologists tickling rats (yes, there's video), this talk will take a look at laughter’s hidden complexity and, as a free bonus, explain how to achieve transcendence through fart jokes.

    On June 14th, comedy writer David Misch (Mork & MindyShe Spies) will share these and other seriously funny insights into "The Anthropology of Laughter." 

    Join us at 11am for great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

    * Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • July 12th Sunday Assembly

    Join us at 11am for great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

    * Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • August 9th Sunday Assembly

    The Science of Happiness

    Our favorite experimental psychologist Dr. Jess Cail returns to talk about the latest psychological and neurological research on happiness and the science-based steps we can all take to feel happier.

    Join us at 11am for great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.