Live Better

Live Better.

You know you want to.

 

  • Costume Crafting - Cancelled

    This date has been cancelled - host will be out of town. :-(

  • Zombieland Double Tap

    Survival Rule 33: Never miss Movie Club

     

    We’re going zombie smashing with Tallahassee and the fam. Hop in and don’t get yourself eaten. 

    Sun Oct 20 at 4:30, AMC Century City. SW corner of mall, upper level.

    There’ll probably be some human food consumption afterwards in the food court they got there. No Twinkies though. 

    RSVP to let us know to look for ya. We’ll post our seat numbers here or in FB thread so you can buy one next to the gang. 

  • SALAween!

    The SALA Halloween Party returns. The Saturday before Halloween, the house comes alive, teeming with secrets and horrors. We invite you to creep, saunter or slither over for some interdimensional good times.

    Please come in costume-- that's half the fun! Bring something to share if you can. Costume contest at midnight.

    We'll provide drinks, some eats and a house haunted with secrets and horrors. Please bring a drink or dish to share, and bring layers for indoor/outdoor (rooftop deck, etc.) This is a party for grown ups. You're welcome to bring children or teens, but do so at your own risk (mwahaha). And if you're drinking, please plan for a Lyft or DD or we'll make you sleep on our floor. 

    Fair warning: costume contest, group photos and other shenanigans

  • Last (Sunday) Supper - October

    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... 

    We're going Brazilian at Pampas Grill Churrascaria in downtown Burbank. Yes, it's Barbacue, but I'm told they have some decent vegetarian options, both salads and hot dishes.

    After some us AMC A-listers might see a movie, but that's TBD.

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    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. 

  • Venice Game Night

    Venice Game Night! 

    There's one every month, and it moves around to different days of the week. Please bring a drink or snack to share. 

    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!

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Roving - November

    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. Since there is no Friday Trivia options we'll be heading out on Saturday to Little Bar on the Miracle Mile.


    Trivia starts at 7:00 pm, but please try to arrive by 7:15 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.

    Your RSVP is important as we may need to reserve a table.

    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.

  • Singalong Group 11/3

    Come and join us as we sing some popular songs, fill the room with voices and harmonies, and enjoy some snacks and drinks! This is purely for the enjoyment of getting together and playing some music - no technical skills necessary, just bring your voice and a happy attitude. We'll be tackling everything from the Beatles to Ed Sheeran, meeting every two weeks from now until December. 
     
    Come and join the fun - if you want to bring drinks/snacks that's most welcome, but not required. We'll be meeting at 724 E Edgeware Rd, Los Angeles, with our first Singalong on Sunday 15th September at 3pm. 
  • SFV - Dinner and Discussion - November

    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.

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    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.

  • Personal Growth Book Group - SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal

    As part of our efforts to live better, we're starting a personal growth book group. Our next book is "SuperBetter" by Jane McGonigal. We will discuss the book, what we got out of it, what we liked, disliked, etc.

     

     

    Here's a description of the book:

     

    An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth

    In 2009, internationally renowned game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion. Unable to think clearly or work or even get out of bed, she became anxious and depressed, even suicidal. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a resilience-building game. What started as a simple motivational exercise quickly became a set of rules for “post-traumatic growth” that she shared on her blog. These rules led to a digital game and a major research study with the National Institutes of Health. Today nearly half a million people have played SuperBetter to get stronger, happier, and healthier.

    But the life-changing ideas behind SuperBetter are much bigger than just one game. In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more “gameful” mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals.

  • Pickleball Punks - Newbie Night

    Get some exercise! Join Twister, Raven, Curve-ball, Dark Helmet, Dewey D, Crypto, Stink-Eye & the gang, and come play the fastest growing sport for several years: Pickleball. (Ask your grandpa, he knows.)

    Once a month will be focused on newcomers. We'll go over the rules and get you playing right quick