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. 

  • Share your Toys!

    We've got a growing number of growing families in the community... let's get together for a playdate and exchange toys. We can clear out toy (and clothes) chests, engage the little ones with some shiny, gently used items and donate any excess to SALA Kids or the Baby2Baby item drive next month. 

    There are a lot of kids in the 3-5 age range at Sunday Socials lately, but we welcome kids of all ages. Let us know how old your little ones are (or what age group your toys are) when you RSVP. You don't need to bring toys to participate in the exchange or the playdate!

    This will be at a private home in the Pico/La Brea area with space for indoor and outdoor play (please be mindful of the plants!). This will be a potluck lunch. Please bring food or drink to share. Address on RSVP. 

    Let's have some fun!

  • Dino Fest at NHM

    This weekend is the 2nd annual Dino Fest at the Natural History Museum! NHM members are free of charge. Tickets for non-members (includes museum access) can be purchased here. Adults $12, Students $9, Kids 3-12 $5

    What's a Dino Fest, you ask? It's a two-day festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum's Dinosaur Institute and beyond as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world.

    Visit exhibitors, catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the Museum’s collections, dig into hands-on activities, explore our world renowned Dino Hall with the world’s only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series, and so much more!

    The festival is open 9:30-5pm. Our group will meet up at 11am at the entrance to the ramp at the front entrance. Look for the SALA Tshirts! From there, we'll spend a couple hours touring the special exhibits and get some lunch. I'm planning to bring picnic foods and dine al fresco at the Rose Garden. Please feel free to join me!

    The Expo Line stops right at the museum at the Expo/Vermont or the Expo Park/USC stop. If you're parking at the museum, be sure to bring cash!

    Please RSVP and comment on whether or not you're a NHM member. Some memberships allow us to bring guests, and/or if we have enough non-members attending, we're eligible for a group rate.

    Thanks, and see you Sunday!

     

  • 4th Sunday Family Dinner - Shakey's

    Are you missing Shakey's now that we've changed our Post-Assembly lunch location?

    Join us one last time for our new 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 9/30

     

    Game Night!

    Join us for board games, drinks, snacks and good company. We get started around 8, 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 - "The Demon-Haunted World" - RESCHEDULED

    This month we're reading The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan.

    Astrophysicist Carl Sagan aims to explain the scientific method to laypeople, and to encourage people to learn critical and skeptical thinking. He explains methods to help distinguish between ideas that are considered valid science and those that can be considered pseudoscience. Sagan states that when new ideas are offered for consideration, they should be tested by means of skeptical thinking and should stand up to rigorous questioning.

    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 were originally supposed to meet in September, but because several regulars are unable to attend in September we're rolling it over to our October meeting. So join us October 1st.

    This month Julie will be hosting at her home in West Covina. The address will be sent to RSVPs.

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - October

    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 for another chance at their great prize!

    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.

  • Steve Watkins - Live and Acoustic

     Steve Watkins Flyer

    Steve Watkins (September Assembly original song performer) is playing an acoustic set at AMPLifi in Hollywood. Come out with a group of us to support him and hear great music!

    There will be music all night so be sure to catch the other acts. Afterwards, we'll walk across the street with other members from his band, Backdrifter, to Astro Burger and maybe grab drinks at a nearby bar (T.B.D.) after that.

    This is an all ages venue located next to Paramount Studios. Like all the best places in Hollywood, it's down an alley and a little hard to find. You then get to brag that you found it though.

  • Sunday Social: California Science Center

    Spend the day with fellow Assemblers at the California Science Center!

    Open since 1998, The California Science Center offers interactive, educational fun for the whole family. Through hands-on experiences in their galleries, you'll learn about human inventions and innovations, the life processes of living things and more. Also, take a look at the space shuttle Endeavour and its companion ET-94, the last flight-qualified external tank in existence.

    Following our shared exploration, we'll have lunch at the fabulous restaurant on site or within walking distance.  Be sure to look for me, Mollie, in a Sunday Assembly t-shirt and a tan fedora-style hat, just inside the main entrance.  General admission to the California Science Center is FREE, but on-site parking is $10-$15 cash-only.

  • SALA Halloween!

    The SALA Halloween Party returns. This year, the theme is Fairy Tales. Interpretation open, and all costumes welcome!

    We'll provide drinks and some eats. Please bring something to eat 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. 

    We had a blast at the Zombie Apocalypse themed party in 2015. Let's do it again!