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. 

  • Pasadena Board Game Night 3/22/2017

    Sunday Assembly Game Night Announcements

    Pasadena board game nights! Come join us at ASGBGC (the “Austral San Gabriel Board Games Collective”). Weeknight games start around 7pm and run till 11 or midnight.

     

    ABOUT OUR GAME NIGHTS

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    We play mostly strategy games, from light casuals like Machi Koro and Carcassonne to heavier contenders like Terra Mystica and Alchemists (as opposed to family games like Monopoly and Uno or party games like Charades).  A few party games usually make a showing though, like Codenames, Concept, and Time's up! Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t played these kinds of games before! We love to teach and introduce new people to the hobby.  If you’re not familiar with these kinds of games, or with a particular game, teaming up with a more experienced players can be a great way to get your feet wet and learn while playing.

     

    If you want to learn about these sorts of games, lots of good information can be found online. http://boardgamegeek.com is a great resource.

     

  • Venice Game Night 3/26

    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!

  • Pasadena Board Game Night 3/29/2017

    Sunday Assembly Game Night Announcements

    Pasadena board game nights! Come join us at ASGBGC (the “Austral San Gabriel Board Games Collective”). Weeknight games start around 7pm and run till 11 or midnight.

     

    ABOUT OUR GAME NIGHTS

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    We play mostly strategy games, from light casuals like Machi Koro and Carcassonne to heavier contenders like Terra Mystica and Alchemists (as opposed to family games like Monopoly and Uno or party games like Charades).  A few party games usually make a showing though, like Codenames, Concept, and Time's up! Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t played these kinds of games before! We love to teach and introduce new people to the hobby.  If you’re not familiar with these kinds of games, or with a particular game, teaming up with a more experienced players can be a great way to get your feet wet and learn while playing.

     

    If you want to learn about these sorts of games, lots of good information can be found online. http://boardgamegeek.com is a great resource.

     

  • 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, allows for different nights of the week, and different locations around town.

    In April we return to the Saturday night favorite, Little Bar in Miracle Mile.

    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.

  • Second Annual Interfaith Solidarity March

    We had a great time participating in the inaugural #InterfaithMarchLA last year. You can read about the experience here.

    This year, pluralism, solidarity and religious freedom couldn't be more relevant issues. Join us for the second annual march! 

    Here's the event description from Facebook:

    Please join us on the second annual: Interfaith Solidarity March 2017 

    Strengthening diversity, plurality, unity

    Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    To all people of every faith, philosophy, and creed:

    As a symbol of our solidarity with our neighbors and colleagues, we invite you to march with us between several select houses of worship, representing the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as together we lead the way toward peace and unity among us all.

    The theme of this march is that we reject all hatred and oppression in the name of religion; and in light of the rise in politically motivated hate crimes, we support the most vulnerable of religious communities against Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and any form of religious or ideological extremism, as we stand in support of everyone’s right to worship freely and to live peacefully.

    At exactly 1.1 miles, from start to finish, the march begins at 
    Wilshire Boulevard Temple (3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles)
    Incorporates brief stops at St. Basil Roman Catholic Church, 
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church, and arrives at 
    The Islamic Center of Southern California (434 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles)

    Our march will culminate in a gathering at the ICSC with inspirational speakers and engaging community.

    For more info contact: InterfaithMarchLA@gmail.com

    #InterfaithMarchLA

    Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
    www.InstituteForReligiousTolerance.org
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1500601599967266/
  • SALA Book Club - "The God of Small Things"

    We now have a book group!

    This month we're reading The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

    It is a story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the "Love Laws" that lay down "who should be loved, and how. And how much." The book explores how the small things affect people's behavior and their lives. It won the Booker Prize in 1997.

    God of Small Things Cover

    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.

    April's selection was nominated by Tina McCrory who will host at her apartment in Sherman Oaks or a cafe nearby. The final location will be emailed to those who RSVP.

  • SPLASH - Drinking Skeptically - April

    Assemblers are invited to join the South Pasadena Local Area Secular Humanists (SPLASH) for their monthly meetup "Drinking Skeptically.

    Please join us the second Tuesday of each month at GALANGA THAI TAKE TWO in Pasadena any time between 5-9pm. There is no hard start time.

    We have no real agenda other than to relax and have fun in a non-religious setting with supportive, like-minded people. Please note: both agreements and disagreements are expected, but please keep it civil. :)

    For more information or to get in touch with the organizer please see their Meetup Event Page.

  • Pasadena Board Game Night 4/12/2017

    Sunday Assembly Game Night Announcements

    Pasadena board game nights! Come join us at ASGBGC (the “Austral San Gabriel Board Games Collective”). Weeknight games start around 7pm and run till 11 or midnight.

     

    ABOUT OUR GAME NIGHTS

    ---------------------------------------- 

    We play mostly strategy games, from light casuals like Machi Koro and Carcassonne to heavier contenders like Terra Mystica and Alchemists (as opposed to family games like Monopoly and Uno or party games like Charades).  A few party games usually make a showing though, like Codenames, Concept, and Time's up! Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t played these kinds of games before! We love to teach and introduce new people to the hobby.  If you’re not familiar with these kinds of games, or with a particular game, teaming up with a more experienced players can be a great way to get your feet wet and learn while playing.

     

    If you want to learn about these sorts of games, lots of good information can be found online. http://boardgamegeek.com is a great resource.

     

  • Pasadena Board Game Night 4/26/2017

    Sunday Assembly Game Night Announcements

    Pasadena board game nights! Come join us at ASGBGC (the “Austral San Gabriel Board Games Collective”). Weeknight games start around 7pm and run till 11 or midnight.

     

    ABOUT OUR GAME NIGHTS

    ---------------------------------------- 

    We play mostly strategy games, from light casuals like Machi Koro and Carcassonne to heavier contenders like Terra Mystica and Alchemists (as opposed to family games like Monopoly and Uno or party games like Charades).  A few party games usually make a showing though, like Codenames, Concept, and Time's up! Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t played these kinds of games before! We love to teach and introduce new people to the hobby.  If you’re not familiar with these kinds of games, or with a particular game, teaming up with a more experienced players can be a great way to get your feet wet and learn while playing.

     

    If you want to learn about these sorts of games, lots of good information can be found online. http://boardgamegeek.com is a great resource.

     

  • Los Angeles March for Science

    Take a stand for science!

    March for Science is an effort comprised of dozens of independent, nonpartisan coordinators. Recent rhetoric has inspired us to march on Washington D.C. and in Satellite Marches across the country. Our mission statement is as follows:

    MARCH FOR SCIENCE LOS ANGELES CELEBRATES THE CRUCIAL ROLES SCIENCE PLAYS IN DRIVING OUR ECONOMIC GROWTH, PRESERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF OUR CITIZENS. WE UNITE AS A DIVERSE, NONPARTISAN GROUP TO CALL FOR POLICYMAKERS TO CHAMPION AND FUND SCIENCE THAT UPHOLDS THE COMMON GOOD AND TO ADVOCATE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS.

    More info can be found at: 

    http://marchforsciencela.com/

    Let's show up and be heard. Bring signs and wear your SALA gear. Details and logistics will be worked out in the coming weeks. Check this space and the SALA Forum on Facebook.

    Contact me at jwitker@mac.com