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. 

  • Venice Game Night 7/31

    RESCHEDULED: THE JULY 24TH GAME NIGHT WILL NOW BE ON JULY 31st. WE'LL SEE YOU THEN!

    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 Pub Trivia Team - August

    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.

    In August we head back to our Tuesday night favorite Barney's Beanery in the West Hollywood, with it's $75 first prize.

    Trivia starts at 9:00 pm, but please try to arrive by 8:45 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.

  • GISHWHES - the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen

    GISHWHES is a scavenger hunt with hundreds of challenges, a lot of which help your community. My team is LAGishers. I did it last year and it was really fun. 

    My idea for our team is to not be competitive. To get as many team members together in the same location, maybe even have a campout (I have a huge backyard) or sleepover and do as many tasks as we can, especially the ones that are appealing to us. And then let it go, knowing we had fun, made better friendships and helped people.

    Description from gishwhes.com :

    gishwhes is the largest, most popular scavenger hunt where you and your friends create weird and crazy art, engage in heartwarming acts of kindness, and attempt amazing challenges to weirdify your world, at home or in public. Thousands of people play every year from over 100 countries  

    Watch the video for more explanation.

    I hope you join us! 

  • Princess Bride Under the Stars

    “We’ll never survive!” 
    “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” 

    Join me for The Princess Bride screening and picnic under the stars at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This film has the honor of being the only movie I've ever wanted to re-watch... a status I've taken advantage of many, many, many times, but never with my Sunday Assembly family!

    These tickets usually sell out, so grab yours for $16 here. We'll all want to bring blankets, maybe small folding chairs, picnic fare and wine or other beverages! I recommend either carpooling and purchasing a parking ticket or getting a Lyft to drop you off nearby. 

    I purchased a small number of tickets, so if Cinespia sells out before you get yours, let me know. I may be able to help. Also, when you RSVP, please comment below that you also purchased a ticket. 

    See you soon!

    Cinespia details: 

    • Movie screenings are held outdoors on Fairbanks Lawn, an open grassy field inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery, under the stars.
    • Bring a picnic dinner and drinks. Wine and beer are permitted, no spirits please.
    • Bring blankets, pillows or low chairs that have a seat that rests on the ground with a low back. Tall Chairs are NOT allowed. Allowable chair height from ground to seat is 6″ and from seat to top of chair 21″.
    • Cinespia is accessible to all guests with disabilities. More info here.
    • Children over the age of 3 require general admission tickets. Children under the age of 3, however, do not.
    • Restrooms are available on-site.
    • A small tarp underneath your blanket is recommended.
    • A DJ spins music as the sun sets, and again after the movie.
    • An On-Site Parking Pass allows you to park on the cemetery grounds and walk directly to the lawn. On-Site parking opens at gate time. No stopping is permitted on Santa Monica Blvd per the LAPD and cars will not be allowed to line-up before gate time. Please check your ticket for details.
    • Additional parking is available at the Hollywood Production Center Lot at 1149 N Gower and the Van Ness Lot at 900 N. Van Ness (entrance on Lemon Grove) 801 N Gower

    Other rules...

    • Stay on paved roads when walking through the beautiful and historic cemetery, and please remain respectful.
    • No lit candles, barbecues or open flame.
    • Dogs are not permitted in the cemetery.
    • Smoking permitted in designated smoking areas only.
    • No ins and outs.
    • No tall chairs.
  • "The Dons" Reunion Show!

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    Sunday Assembler Don Mogill is getting together with his band, "The Dons", for a 20 year reunion show at this iconic West Adams dance club.  Come out for an evening of underground pop, originals and maybe a few Beatles covers, with Don on guitar and vocals.  You can check them out on YouTube at this link HERE.  They are one of 6 bands playing that night so it's a full docket of live music!

  • SoCal Assemblies Beach Day!

    Doheny State Beach, California

    What's summer in SoCal without a day at the beach?! Even better, meeting people from Sunday Assembly Orange County, Sunday Assembly San Diego, and Sunday Assembly Los Angeles!

    Doheny State Beach is near the OC and SD border, a good midpoint for people from all 3 Assemblies to get together.

    Caliparks : Doheny State Beach

    Come to surf or board!

    Come to play beach volleyball!

    Come to lay out!

    Come to nap!

    Come to munch on stuff at the picnic tables while engaging in smart conversations with fellow assemblers!

    Come to watch the sunset and be romantic with your fellow assemblers!

    Join our SALA Book Club, this month meeting at the beach!

    Bring snacks and drinks to share.

    Bring frisbee and beach games to play (someone bring a volleyball).

    Someone can bring tent(s)?

    Will have a couple of bodies to arrive early to snatch some coveted picnic tables.  Everyone else can arrive whenever.

    http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=645

    California National, State, Regional & Local Parks - CaliParks
  • SALA Book Club - "Packing For Mars"

    This month we're reading Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach.

    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 4,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations -- making it possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Packing for Mars takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

    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.

    This month Julie will be hosting. Because many of us will be down in Dana Point for the SoCal Assemblies Beach Day we plan to meet either on the beach or at a coffee shop near the beach in Dana Point.

  • The B-52s at Pershing Square - FREE!

    Join us for The B52s as they play a free Summer Concert in Pershing Square. 

    The B-52s will be bringing their cosmic funplex to this wild planet with a whammy of a full night of dancing and fun! No warm up act.

    Not just Rock Lobster and Love Shack, there is also Channel Z, Roam, Song For A Future Generation, Revolution Earth, Strobe Light, Deadbeat Club, Dance This Mess Around, There's A Moon In the Sky and It's Called the Moon, Planet Claire, Give Me Back My Man, Summer Love, Party Out of Bounds, Hot Lava, and so much more! 

    There will also be food trucks and more! 

    We will meet at 7pm at Hill and 6th, the concert starts at 8pm.

    Pershing Square is accessible by Pershing Square Station or the address to the venue is: 532 South Olive Street, Los Angeles

  • Sunday Social Picnic at Plummer Park

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    Join fellow Assemblers for a low-key picnic at Plummer Park in West Hollywood! At 10am we'll set up at a picnic table in the middle of the park, and enjoy spending time with our family and friends. Some snacks will be provided, or you can bring your own, or you can buy some from the on-site tennis shop. Parking is FREE, but is limited to 3 hours for the South Lot. See you there!

  • Skeptics' Peña - August

    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.

    The topic this month will be: 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.