Live Better - Sunday Assembly LA Social Events

Live Better. This is the place where we get together to share experiences and build our own community. Looking for a parents group? A recovery group? A parents-recovery group? Want to organize a late-night comedy event or invite Sunday Assemblers to one that already exists? This is your place!

Note: Member-sponsored events need not appeal to every member of our community, but they should be fair, honest, and generally in keeping with secular humanist values. Your event will typically be approved for publication within 24 hours. Approval does not imply Sunday Assembly LA's endorsement of or responsibility for member-sponsored events.

The primary goal of SALA social events is to cultivate a supportive community of like-minded people. While events with a cost for admission or with a secondary purpose of fundraising for a charitable cause are welcome, event listings containing a direct link to contribute funds to outside organizations will not be approved. Thank you for your understanding.

Please plan to attend events you are hosting, and, if your event is at a public event, include a meeting spot or other way to meet up with other Assemblers. 

  • Death with Dignity: A Human Right

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    Adat Chaverim, the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, presents a panel discussion, "Death with Dignity: a Human Right".  Panelists include Dr. Martin Seidenfeld of the Final Exit Network, Arlene Sobel, RN, oncology and hospice nurse, and Cantor Jonathan Friedmann of Adat Chaverim (and potential future guest of SALA).  Opening remarks will be by LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield.  Rather than RSVP here, you can call 888.555.HJLA (4552) or email info@humanisticjudaismla.org

  • Wine Tasting for Women's Rights

    SALAmanders Shawn Shih and Conor Robinson are hosting a wine tasting event at Peking Tavern in support of the Humanist Service Corps (HSC). Shawn is on HSC's advisory board, and Conor is the founder of the volunteering program.

    A representative from Private Cask Imports will be on hand to pour and explain three French wines that pair nicely with the restaurant's authentic Beijing street food. The restaurant will serve free appetizers in the first hour.

    The event is free but space is limited! You can reserve your seat by making a donation at fbbgive.org (add a note to your donation indicating it is for the wine tasting). Suggested minimum donation is $25. All proceeds will support HSC's efforts to stop witch-hunting and other forms of gender-based discrimination in Ghana!

    You probably don't live in fear of being branded a witch. Chances are, you think of witchcraft accusations as a thing of the past - best remembered as a dark period in the history of seventeenth-century Salem. Still, you can imagine what it would be like to be blamed for a neighbor's miscarriage, a child's illness, or a bad harvest - and to be forced to flee with nothing but what you can carry to a desolate camp for other exiles like you. This is exactly what happens to elderly women in Ghana's Northern Region. Scapegoated, banished, forced to farm and fetch water well into their eighties.

    By supporting HSC's work, you can do something to stop these accusations from occurring. Human rights abuses occur most commonly where people have insufficient access to education, healthcare, and jobs. That's why the Humanist Service Corps (HSC) works with grassroots organizations in Ghana to provide these basic needs and empower members of the local community.

    Please visit HSC's website for more information, and join Shawn and Conor at this special event to support HSC's women's rights work in Ghana!

  • Pasadena Board Game Night 4/27/2017

    NOTE UNUSUAL DATE:  This one's on a Thursday instead of the usual Wednesday.

    Sunday Assembly Game Night Announcements

    Pasadena board game nights! Come join us at ASGBGC (the “Austral San Gabriel Board Games Collective”). Weeknight games start around 7pm and run till 11 or midnight.

     

    ABOUT OUR GAME NIGHTS

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    We play mostly strategy games, from light casuals like Machi Koro and Carcassonne to heavier contenders like Terra Mystica and Alchemists (as opposed to family games like Monopoly and Uno or party games like Charades).  A few party games usually make a showing though, like Codenames, Concept, and Time's up! Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t played these kinds of games before! We love to teach and introduce new people to the hobby.  If you’re not familiar with these kinds of games, or with a particular game, teaming up with a more experienced players can be a great way to get your feet wet and learn while playing.

     

    If you want to learn about these sorts of games, lots of good information can be found online. http://boardgamegeek.com is a great resource.

     

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - May

    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, allows for different nights of the week, and different locations around town.

    In May join us for a beer and a brat at the Red Lion Tavern in Silverlake

    Trivia starts at 8:00 pm, but please try to arrive by 7:45 as we may 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.

  • Venice Game Night 5/4

    Join us for our monthly game night. We have a large collection of games we're happy to teach. 

    As always, feel free to bring or request your favorites. 

    We would love it if you bring a snack or drink to share. Your RSVP helps us plan. Thanks!

  • SALA Book Club - "A Confederacy of Dunces"

    This month we're reading the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

    "A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

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    We have no theme or topic for what we read. Attendees each nominate a book for next month, and the final selection is made by a poll on our SALA Facebook group.

    We will meet to discuss a new book on the 1st Sunday of each month. The person who nominated the winning book hosts at their home or a public location (coffee shop etc.) of their choosing.

    Location will be updated once the meeting is confirmed with the host.

  • SPLASH - Drinking Skeptically - May

    Assemblers are invited to join the South Pasadena Local Area Secular Humanists (SPLASH) for their monthly meetup "Drinking Skeptically.

    Please join us the second Tuesday of each month at GALANGA THAI TAKE TWO in Pasadena any time between 5-9pm. There is no hard start time.

    We have no real agenda other than to relax and have fun in a non-religious setting with supportive, like-minded people. Please note: both agreements and disagreements are expected, but please keep it civil. :)

    For more information or to get in touch with the organizer please see their Meetup Event Page.

  • A Conference Called Wonder 2017

    Join us for the Sunday Assembly’s annual conference from May 18-21 2017

    – three days entirely dedicated to celebrating life, building secular communities, and having bucketloads of fun.

    San Diego will rock with inspiring speakers, deep thinkers, and great doers.

    Gain tools to improve your life, grow your community, and change the world.

    Come together for this super celebration of organizers, participants, community builders and anyone else who wants to make a difference in this one life we know we have.

    Check out all the info and buy your ticket at: http://www.aconferencecalledwonder.com/

    If you think you might want to join, RSVP here and we'll make sure you're in the loop with other Los Angeles Assemblers going to the conference.