annual

long weekend in...

first weekend in February / last weekend in August

members only

explore the greater bay area. limited shared housing available. otherwise we recommend a hotel and with sufficient confirmation endeavor to obtain a lower group rate for attendees. planned events are all optional, and include excursions, meals, and evening outings.

rsvp for shared housing requires a deposit. aside from that, total cost is whatever you spend for transportation, housing, meals, and entertainment.

February 7-10, 2020:  lake tahoe

August 28-31, 2020: reno, nevada 

monthly

"i wanna be like jennifer lawrence", the star-gazing party

second Sunday of the month, 4-6pm

first-timers always welcome; 'never a cover, come as you are'

we give ourselves and others the right to rebrand ourselves.

whoever you decide you want to be, is who you become. participants pick a celebrity name that appeals to them and adopts attributes of that person for their new identity. take turns throwing out various relationship connections and brief, playful skit scenarios. whoever hits it off as potential pals may opt for a modest, strolling distance dinner date after the cafe closes down. the rest is up to you!

***the couch area is the designated location for this event***

January 5, 2020

March 8, 2020

April 12, 2020

WHAT IF... the earth is flat, a role-playing party

third Friday of the month, 6-8pm

first-timers always welcome; 'never a cover, come as you are'

we agree that up is down, black is white, left is right. right is wrong.

the point of this affair is to drop all preconceived notions and allow ourselves to hold whatever random, bizarre, and outlandish belief we desire, while affording others that same freedom. after picking a belief card, participants take turns presenting their case as to why it's true, then it's argued openly in a respectful manner. whoever hits it off as potential pals may opt for a modest, strolling distance dinner date after the cafe closes down. the rest is up to you!

***the couch area is the designated location for this event***

December 20, 2019

January 17, 2020

March 20, 2020

Modified Improv Party

fourth Saturday of the month, 6-8pm

first-timers always welcome; 'never a cover, come as you are'

we accept that humans are messy, contradictory, strange yet often lovable beings.

participants pick cards that indicate offbeat, humorous characteristics, which are taken on as their own. traits are utilized as entry points to finding out more about one other, conversing and asking questions in a non-judgmental, curious fashion. whoever hits it off as potential pals may opt for a modest, strolling distance dinner date after the cafe closes down. the rest is up to you!

***the couch area is the designated location for this event***

January 25, 2020

March 28, 2020

April 25, 2020

weekly

Casual READING Club

Fridays, 4-6pm

all welcome

come to listen and read aloud. share something you've composed or a passage that moved you.

local and visiting writers, poets, spoken word gurus, and others are especially encouraged to join and read from their polished or in-progress writing.

exquisite corps(e)

Fridays, 6-8pm

all welcome

in which mature adults meet and freely discourse on taboo topics that relate to modern relationship building: inside family units, between individuals, and with our own bodies. healers and therapists to body workers, fitness experts, and others are all welcome to attend and promote their work.

#NotUs, a community roundtable

Saturdays, 6-8pm

all welcome

a wide range of guests are called upon to come and present their work, whether in the form of music, visual art, or dance, thereby spurring discussion on its context, meaning, and significance.

doubles as a casual hangout and pickup spot / safe space for fun foreplay involving couples, couples looking for additions, singletons, and abstainers seeking uninhibited, lightly suggestive social interactions. filtered for those with the mental stamina to engage in a lively, cordial debate, whilst checking out potential new connections. nb: cis male advances are frowned upon; playful (meaningless!) female-initiated flirtation is encouraged. attractive male bodies may be openly objectified, so please dress appropriately.

civic literacy forum

Sundays, 4-6pm

all welcome

gather to share personal stories around the theme of 'the american experience' as a polylithic, amorphous, still evolving underbelly of our social fabric. scholars, casual historians, teachers, bibliophiles, and others encouraged to join with intriguing podcast snippets, newspaper clippings, and blog posts to help facilitate a substantive discussion.