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. 

  • Awakening Alpha Men's Retreat

    Spend a weekend developing a consistent contemplative practice, cultivating health and sensitivity, and clearing the barriers that obstruct a man from experiencing deep intimacy. Meditation Instructor Mike Holt, who presented a talk at our January 21st Assembly, along with two other experienced mindfulness practitioners lead a two-day intensive that transcends words. 

    Register HERE

    Space is limited. Feel free to RSVP here to connect with other Assemblers attending, but you must register at the Eventbrite link above to save your spot. 


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    “As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death. The man who is not frightened of life is not frightened of being completely insecure; for he understands that inwardly, there is no security. The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death, because to love is to die.”
    - J. Krishnamurti

    The wise ones say awakening is like falling, and falling is scary. But soon you realize there is no ground – and you make peace with falling.

    All that arises, passes. Nothing lasts. Investigate this truth for yourself.

    No worldly achievement will bring your freedom.

    No relationship will be endlessly fulfilling.

    No resolution will bring lasting peace.

    There is no solid ground for you to stand on.

    Our only real choice in this life is whether we cling to the illusion of permanence and ignore the inevitability of our death, or we recklessly make love with the impermanence of the moment and march toward our death bravely.

    To love things exactly as they are, is to relinquish a self that needs things to change – and so, as Krishnamurti so eloquently says, to love is to die.

    This path is not for the weak.

    Come. Learn to die before you die.
    discounted registration ends January 31, 2018.
  • 4th Sunday Family Dinner - March

    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 hitting the Eastside.


    Join us at House of Pies in Los Feliz for our monthly event the Family Dinner.


    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.

  • Venice Game Night 3/31



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

    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 Book Club - "Citizen"

    This month our Book Club is reading The Big Read's 10th Anniversary selection, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

    “Rankine brilliantly pushes poetry’s forms to disarm readers and circumvent our carefully constructed defense mechanisms against the hint of possibly being racist ourselves. . . . Citizen throws a Molotov cocktail at the notion that reduction of injustice is the same as freedom.”—The New York Times Book Review

    Discussion will be hosted by Jeff either at his home in East Hollywood or at a coffee shop in the area, depending on number of RSVPs so please RSVP to let us know you'll be attending.

    It's a short one this month. 160 pages. No excuses.

    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.

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - April

    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 Simmzy's in Burbank.

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

  • Drag Queen Bingo

    Join some Assemblers at Hamburger Mary's in West Hollywood for a night of Drag Queen Bingo, where all proceeds benefit Safe Place for Youth. Some famous queens, the cast of Orange is the New Black as well as some Real Housewives of Orange County may also be in attendance. Hamburger Mary's legendary bingo has been named “Best Bingo” by Los Angeles Magazine and L.A. Weekly, so I am sure we are in for serious fun. 

    Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here!


    Parking instructions:

  • Skeptics' Peña - April

    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.

  • Saturday Social: Getty Museum

    Come join fellow Assemblers for a day of art at the historic Getty Center Museum in westside LA! Open since 1997, this museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as 19th- and 20th-century American and European photographs.

    Admission to the museum is always free, but parking is $15. See you there!

  • The Sunday Assembly Gathering in Edinburgh Scotland

    Join Assemblers from all around the world at the The Sunday Assembly Gathering in Edinburgh, Scotland!


    Sunday Assembly is an international movement of wonder and good, with secular congregations bringing people together around the world to celebrate life, live better, help often and wonder more.

    Most of this activity is centred on these congregations and the cities and towns in which they operate. Once a year we like to help as many people as possible from the Sunday Assembly community come together in one place to meet, share, learn, support each other and re-energise for the months ahead.

    Following on from previous events in London, Atlanta, Utrecht and San Diego, our international event for 2018 will be in the glorious city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Our past events have gone under the title A Conference Called Wonder, this year we are calling it simply the The Sunday Assembly Gathering. We are making a space in particular for Sunday Assembly leaders, organisers and supporters to come together, share and support each other, while still having space and time for the distinctive Sunday Assembly cocktail of song, music, delight, energy and amazement.

    That being said, all who wish to join us are welcome.

    More info and tickets at Eventbrite

    Tickets are £90 if bought in groups of 3 or more.

    RSVP here to help coordinate with other SALAmanders heading to Scotland.