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

  • 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!

    Amy Boyle and Michael Lewis MC. 

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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." 

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    We also welcome a new musical guest to Sunday Assembly, Mr. James Lee Stanley.  James has been recording since the age of 14 and has played with such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams and Chick Corea.

    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.

  • September 13th Sunday Assembly

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    Jean Franzblau, speaker, actor, sex-positive educator

    Reach Out and Touch Someone

    Touch deprivation is linked to measurable increases in stress, sleep problems, a compromised immune system and cardiovascular disease. This means that touch is a powerful weapon in the arsenal for good health. In this affirming talk, we’ll explore why this issue is at near epidemic levels in our country and what each of us can do to take care of our needs for Vitamin T.

    About Jean Franzblau

    Jean has worked internationally as a seminar leader and coach to inspire people to reach their highest potential. She provides workshops and coaching on sexual esteem, women’s empowerment and a beginner’s introduction to S&M. Jean graduated cum laude with a BA in communications from UCLA and has 18 years experience with the 12-step model of recovery.

    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.

  • October 11th 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. 

  • November 8th Sunday Assembly

    What in the Many Worlds?

    Despite being one of our most empirically successful theories and a pillar of modern physics, there is still no consensus about how quantum mechanics is to be understood. Dr. Foad Dizadji-Bahmani, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at CSU LA, will explore the Many Worlds Interpretation, according to which, literally, the entire universe is ubiquitously and continuously branching off into "parallel" universes. He'll address how physicists could come to embrace such an outlandish theory and how seemingly nonsensical concepts can help us make sense of our world. 

    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.