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  • Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

     

    Join some of your fellow SALAmanders for a beautiful evening at Descanso Gardens. We'll be heading meeting there for an 8:00 pm entry and will spend a lovely evening enjoying the magical light displays throughout the one-mile path of Enchanted.

    If you would like to join the group of Sunday Assembly people attending, please make sure to purchase your ticket for an 8:00-8:30 pm entrance on Tuesday, December 11 and RSVP on the Sunday Assembly Los Angeles site so we know to expect you.


    Please see below for more details from the Descanso Gardens website:

    Experience the beauty of Enchanted: Forest of Light now through Jan. 6. Highlights include thousands of twinkling tulips, spinning polyhedrons and majestic trees aglow. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and sell out quickly.

    Enchanted: Forest of Light

    Important Dates:

    • Enchanted: Forest of Light runs daily from 5:30 to 10pm, November 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
    • Enchanted: Forest of Light is closed on November 22 (Thanksgiving), December 24 (Christmas Eve), and December 25 (Christmas Day).

    Know before you buy:

    • Each person in your party MUST have a ticket to enter Enchanted, including children under 2. Children under 2 are free, but still require tickets.
    • Tickets are not refundable. If you are unable to use your ticket, please consider your purchase a donation to Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 95-2511202. Ticket rescheduling may be available with at least 48 hours notice, subject to a $4.95 rescheduling fee per order. (The fee is waived for Descanso members.)
    • Enchanted is a rain or shine event and will occur as scheduled in rainy conditions. Bring an umbrella and jacket! Tickets may not be rescheduled due to weather if the event is running as scheduled.
    • These tickets are individual tickets and do NOT include a dinner reservation. Some walk-up seating may be available at Maple, our restaurant, but is not guaranteed. Food is available for purchase at select locations within the Enchanted experience.
    • Tickets range from $28–$30 for the general public, and $23–$25 for Descanso Gardens members.
    • If you would like to purchase more than eight tickets, please call us at (818) 949-4200.

    Please note that:

    • Tickets are non-refundable.
    • Enchanted: Forest of Light is a rain or shine event.
    • Tickets have timed entry and must be purchased in advance.
    • Due to safety concerns, tripods are not allowed at Enchanted: Forest of Light. Monopods and selfie sticks are permitted.
    • FAQs about Enchanted: Forest of Light are answered here

  • Skeptics' Peña - December

    What's a "peña?" In South America, the term refers to a gathering of like-minded people who get together to talk about some topic with the aid of finger food and wine and spirits (of the alcoholic variety). It's like a salon, but for regular folks.

    This month's topic is TBD

    We will gather to ponder the world, one topic at a time. We will examine debates without debating, exploring our convictions –or lack thereof– and the reasons we have to have them –or to not have them. We will do so in relaxed, friendly setting, keeping in mind what Bertrand Russell is said to have said about beliefs: "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." Or, if you prefer, what The Dude said about opinions:

    Feel free to bring food and beverages of your liking.

    The plan is to meet the Wednesday after the Assembly each month, with a new topic.

    Because of limited space at my place, we have to limit the attendance to 10, so please only RSVP if you plan to plan to make it, or cancel if you won't be able to in order to open a spot up for someone else.

  • Yule Rock 2018!

     

    ‘Tis the season to rock out with friends at our second annual Yule Rock concert! This is the ultimate festive singalong and Sunday Assembly LA’s answer to the traditional carol concert. 

    Get ready to belt secular seasonal classics and rock anthems with other revelers at the Backstage Theatre right here in Los Angeles. Warm up with live comedy from guest comics, including Ian Harris and Jamie Damron. Then croon along with live bands like Ground Control and Voices of Reasons and a surprise celebrity cameo! Holiday attire encouraged, good cheer required! Afterwards, we're headed to the afterparty a couple blocks away at Spoonfed 959 Seward Street.

    After you RSVP here, make sure to head over to EventBrite to purchase your tickets. Space is limited!

     

     

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Westside - December

    Put your useless knowledge to the test!

    Join the Sunday Assembly Pub Trivia Team for a second time in the month in Santa Monica.

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    In addition to our roving team that meets on the 1st. We also compete on the third Thursday of the month at The Dudes' Brewing Company in the Santa Monica Place mall.
    Trivia starts at 7:30, but please try to arrive by 7:15 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.
    Look for familiar faces or a shirt with the familiar logo.

    All are welcome. Many think they don't have anything to contribute, but always become valuable members of our team.

  • Venice Game Night

    Venice Game Night! 

    There's one every month, and it moves around to different days of the week. B

    Join us for board games, drinks, snacks and good company. We get started around 8:30, but feel free to come later, and we'll get you in a game. We've got an embarrassingly large collection. We're always happen to teach or to learn one of your favorites!

    Street parking is usually plentiful. If you're going to drink, please consider taking a Lyft! Your RSVP helps us plan!

  • Last (Sunday) Supper - December

    Looking for more opportunity to spend time with all your Sunday Assembly friends? Join us for dinner on the last Sunday of each month. We'll pick different restaurants around the city, or the occasional potluck at someone's house.

    This month...

    When you're here, you're family...

    It may have been in jest, but Olive Garden was the only suggestion this month. So let's check it out!

    "I feel like everyone secretly likes Olive Garden but no one would go by themselves." -Anonymous suggester

    We'll be at the Culver City Westfield Mall location.

    Look for a familiar face, or T-shirt or two with our SALA logo.

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    *Family Dinner means your SALAmander Family. Families and kids are welcome, but not required.

    We try to get to different parts of town as much as we can, but aren't always familiar with what's in the area. Restaurant Suggestions always welcome. Please leave them in the comments. 

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Roving - January

    Put your useless knowledge to the test!

    Join the Sunday Assembly Pub Trivia Team.

    We compete together at bars and pubs throughout the city on the 1st of each month, which allows for different nights of the week, and different locations around town.

    This month we return to Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood. Historically we like this place because 1st prize is $75 gift card that you can use the same night.

    Keep a lookout though, because of the New Year's holiday we may have to make a last minute venue change.

    Trivia starts a little later at 9:00 pm, but please try to arrive by 8:45 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.

    Look for familiar faces or a T-shirt or hoodie with a familiar logo. 

    All are welcome. Many think they don't have anything to contribute, but always become valuable members of our team.

  • SFV - Dinner and Discussion

    Meet with fellow Assemblers and other like-minded individuals (Humanists/Agnostics/Atheists/nones, etc.), have dinner, and share your experiences/ideas/concerns of living in today's world. We're always open to new members and persons of widely varying viewpoints. All we mandate is courtesy and respect to fellow attendees, and no proselytizing.

    Group photo from previous event

    Please bring a favorite or "hot" topic to discuss, or any research you have been doing. The Moderator presents a couple of topics throughout the meeting, but the spin-off discussions are always informative and robust! Feel free to post your ideas/questions/concerns in the chat below.

    Food/Drink are optional, but we always like to patronize our host, since they don't charge us for the space. And it’s great "comfort-food" with a full bar, and several on-tap selections.

    Look for us in the restaurant area, not the bar.

    We meet the 1st Monday of each month.

    This event is crossposted with Atheist United.

  • Skeptics' Peña - January

    What's a "peña?" In South America, the term refers to a gathering of like-minded people who get together to talk about some topic with the aid of finger food and wine and spirits (of the alcoholic variety). It's like a salon, but for regular folks.

    This month's topic is TBD

    We will gather to ponder the world, one topic at a time. We will examine debates without debating, exploring our convictions –or lack thereof– and the reasons we have to have them –or to not have them. We will do so in relaxed, friendly setting, keeping in mind what Bertrand Russell is said to have said about beliefs: "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong." Or, if you prefer, what The Dude said about opinions:

    Feel free to bring food and beverages of your liking.

    The plan is to meet the Wednesday after the Assembly each month, with a new topic.

    Because of limited space at my place, we have to limit the attendance to 10, so please only RSVP if you plan to plan to make it, or cancel if you won't be able to in order to open a spot up for someone else.

  • Lifeworks Discussion Group - The Zen of Listening

    Lifeworks is the place where we use our minds to learn how we can life better lives.

    This month we will be discussing The Zen of Listening by Rebecca Z. Shafir.

    Shafir is a certified speech/language pathologist and communications expert.

    Book cover of The Zen of Listening

    Through this group we’ll be exploring how you can build closer, more trusting relationships with the people who matter most in your life, like your partner or your kids. We’ll also talk about the ways that mindful listening can help you to be a better friend, and more effective at work.

    Afterwards we’ll be going out for Indian food. Due to the size of the meeting space this group is limited to 10 participants.