Friday Night Pub Crawl
Join me in the hotel lobby for the pub crawl. $5 each for the privilege of having a designated driver. The venerable Doug Walker will keep us safe through our beer soaked adventures. First stop will be around 8PM, www.brouwerijwest.com (Don’t worry, I can’t pronounce it either) for $4 handcrafted beers in their tasting room. Food Trucks may be available and outside food is ok. Plenty of tables and seating to sit back, relax and enjoy a flight of their world-class beers. After that, we will cruise on over to 6th and 7th Street to take our pick of the 7 or so bars there.
Visit Point Fermin Lighthouse
Guided group tour of the historic Point Fermin Lighthouse on Friday, February 15 at 2:30 PM. Meet in DoubleTree hotel lobby at 2 PM and we will carpool the two miles there. The tour is free, but RSVP required, so I know who to expect. Limit is 12 people. RSVP to Robert Savenye at RSavenye@AOL.com.
Invite your family and friends to take the official Mensa exam and see if they qualify for membership in Mensa. Feel free to stay and join us for the day's festivities. Please sign up at least a week in advance! Contact Mensa Testing Coordinator Desiree Elliot at 626-329-3979 or at Dezlaw@aol.com
Saturday Stand-Up, an Evening of Comedy
SAMANTHA HALE - Samantha Hale, filmmaker and stand-up comedian, is incredibly grateful to have had her first film premiere on the Documentary Channel, and is currently working on her second feature on the connection between music and love. When not working on her films, she is on the stage, having performed in such venues as The Hollywood Improv, Flappers, The San Francisco Regency Ballroom, and the World Famous Comedy Store among others. She is also proud to be Alan Hale's (The Skipper from Gilligan's Island) granddaughter.
CARMEN MORALES - Carmen Morales has a captivating style which incorporates opinionated quick wit and outlandish characters. With a perfect combination of assertiveness, like-ability and vulnerability she has been well received by audiences internationally. She’s been seen on HBO Latino, “Punchline” & “Laughs” on FOX, heard on XM/Sirius and read in the New York Times.
JENNIFER MURRAY - Jen grew up in Pittsburgh, PA which is her best excuse for putting french fries on everything. She won the iO West 2015 Comedy Festival’s Stand Up Competition and has performed at Chicago’s Funny Women Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and is a member of the Westside Comedy Theater’s main stage sketch team: The Westside Sketch Company. You can also see Jen featured on Inside Joke with Asif Ali on Amazon Prime.
NICOLE AIMÉE SCHREIBER - Nicole Aimee Schreiber is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer and actress. Born and raised in beautiful Detroit, the University of Michigan alumnus is a favorite amongst both audiences and comedians across the country. Nicole began her career doing improv and sketch comedy at the legendary iO West. As a standup, Nicole has been selected to perform in nearly a dozen comedy festivals, and won the joke competition at 2016’s ‘Hell Yes Fest’. She has appeared on Oxygen’s series ‘Funny Girls’, Hulu’s original series ‘Deadbeat’, Comedy Central’s hit show ‘Roast Battle’ and the 2018 Sklar Brothers documentary, ‘Poop Talk’ alongside such comedians as Nicole Byer and Kumail Nanjiani. Nicole can be seen performing in some of the toughest and most respected rooms across the country and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory, the Improv and the Comedy Cellar Las Vegas. She regularly features for Dave Attell and recently opened for him and Jeff Ross on their Bumping Mics tour. Nicole’s comedy is best described as dark, irreverent and delightfully filthy.
JESSICA MICHELLE SINGLETON - Internationally touring comedy phenom, Jessica Michelle Singleton has gained worldwide fans with her live headlining performances from North America and Europe to Africa and Asia, as well as her debut comedy album “Please. Don’t. Leave. Me.” which reached #1 on iTunes ahead of veteran comedians such as Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan. The album was considered for the "Best Comedy Album" Grammy. Jessica Michelle is a Paid Regular at The World Famous Comedy Store where she can be seen performing whenever she's in town between touring and she's the idiot host of her popular podcast, "Ignorance is #Blessed". She is a recurring guest on The Stephanie Miller Show on Free Speech TV and Sirius XM. Her comedy can be heard regularly on Sirius XM's Raw Dog Comedy Channel and she has been a featured guest on Playboy TV's "Talking Dirty" and Ari Shaffir’s “Skeptic Tank”.
ANNA VALENZUELA - Anna Valenzuela’s radiant smile belies her dark material. She’s not afraid to share anything, and her warm nature takes the audience on a ride they don’t want to escape. Her roast battle skills earned her a spot on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and her comedic talents have been featured in the Broke LA festival for three years running. She’s traveled to All Jane and Flyover Comedy festival, and she’s appeared on Nerdist’s Fangirling. For more Anna, check out her two podcasts: 12 Questions, an in-depth look at sobriety, and Bruja-ja, where three Latinas dish on all things Latinx.
JAY WASHINGTON - A professional wrestler turned high energy stand-up comedian. Jay's quick wit and natural charm can't help but to pull people in to him. Jay has been heard on Sirius XM, seen on Nerdist, Collider Video, Netflix and others. He is the host of The Mad Titan Podcast and can be seen in the Spike Lee Joint “Chi-Raq” and the new feature film "Glass Jaw".
A Silent Auction of Owls!
Stuffed? Plaster? Nightlight? Framed picture? And more. A whole bunch of owls ready to be bid on, Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the alcove on the west side of the Portofino Room. Funds will go to the Mensa Foundation - Cash or Check only.
Cheese Tasting with Michael Wong
Savor and share in the taste of a variety of Italian cheeses in our not-to-be-missed annual Cheese Tasting event! $8 fee
Sunday evening (Feb. 17). Most people loved to play “Dress Up” when they were kids – and we still do! After dinner, put on your favorite costume and “strut your hour upon the stage”! Costume parties have always been very popular at RGs. We will be in the room next to Hospitality, and have prizes for the following: Most Creative, Most Realistic, Best Famous Character, Sexiest, Best Animal Character, Best Historical Character. Be there!
Annual Business Meeting (Monday)
All Mensa members (and guests when approved) are welcome to find out what has happened in GLAAM during the preceding year and what the Board's vision is for the future.
Games in our dedicated Games Room
Visit our Games page for much more information.
Midnight Movie Madness
Saturday: Pi - written and directed by Darren Aronofsky - a thriller about a man determined to unlock the mysteries of the universe through mathematics and patterns. Look up Pi/Aronofsky to learn more. 85 min.
Sunday: A Beautiful Mind - directed by Ron Howard - a biographical drama about John Nash, a Nobel Laureate of Economics plagued with paranoid schizophrenia. Look up A Beautiful Mind to learn more. 135 min.
Kids Track supervised by GLAAM Gifted Youth Coordinator Madeline Walker
Visit our Kids Track page for much more about our programs for children and parents.
Enjoy wine and a variety of beers and non alcoholic beverages and snacks along with pleasant conversation in our StaRGazers Lounge.