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. 

  • 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 "Neither Spiritual or Religious."

    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.

  • Andrew Kelsey plays Solo Music Show!!!

    Frequent Sunday Assembly guest musician Andrew Kelsey plays a rare solo music gig of original music. Come socialize, relax and sing along.  

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    Matt Denny's serves up great food and drinks. The host, JC, puts up a wonderful showcase of 4 local artists in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

    Please RSVP so we can looks out for you!

  • Venice Game Night 1/27

     

     

    We had to take a break for Yule Rock, but Venice Game Night is back!

    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!

  • 4th Sunday Family Dinner - January


    Looking for more opportunity to spend time with all your Sunday Assembly friends? Join us for dinner on the 4th Sunday of each month. We'll pick different restaurants around the city, or the occasional potluck at someone's house.

    This month we're trying a place near our new SALA West venue.

    800 Degrees Pizza

     Join us at 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria at Runway in Playa Vista for our monthly event the Family Dinner.

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    Looking for more opportunity to spend time with all your Sunday Assembly friends? Join us for dinner on the 4th Sunday of each month. We'll pick different restaurants around the city, or the occasional potluck at someone's house.

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

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - February

    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 El Tejano in North Hollywood. Trivia might be outside, so plan accordingly.

    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.

  • SALA Book Club - "Behave"

    This month we're reading Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky .

    Why do we do the things we do?

    Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance.

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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 meet the 1st Sunday of each month. This month we'll meet on February 4th the same day as our Assembly.

    Stick around at Loreley where we have our post-Assembly lunch. We will start the book club discussion at 3 pm.

  • LogiCAL-LA

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    Two days of enlightening and inspiring speakers.

    Three nights of skeptical entertainment.

    Details at the LogiCAL LA website

    Register now!  

    Who attends LogiCal-LA?

    Those who attend are interested in the discovery of new ideas, examining the natural world, and learning how to distinguish between what is probably true and those claims that have little or weak evidence. People who want to promote scientific education and critical thinking skills are the backbone of the conference!

    What is scientific skepticism?

    Scientific skeptics believe that empirical investigation of reality leads to the truth, and that the scientific method is best suited to this purpose. They attempt to evaluate claims based on verifiability and falsifiability and discourage accepting claims on faith or anecdotal evidence.  Scientific skeptics often focus their criticism on claims they consider to be implausible, dubious or clearly contradictory to generally accepted science.

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - March

    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 the stiff competition of Moore's Delicatessen in Burbank.

    Note the early start time. Trivia starts at 7:00 pm, but please try to arrive by 6:45 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.