Sex meets Science! (Plus Mixer)

  • The Bi Loft (American Institute of Bisexuality) 600 S. Spring Street #503 Los Angeles, CA USA
Victoria Klimaj

Victoria Klimaj

Zhana Vrangalova

Los Angeles Chapter members RSVP here.

Come spend a Saturday afternoon with us at the Bi Loft and expand your mind in a friendly environment with friends. We'll be hosting two amazing scientists (both Bi, BTW!), Victoria Klimaj (Northwestern) and Zhana Vrangalova (PhD Cornell, teaches at NYU) who will be here to talk sex and science. Those of you who were lucky enough to catch Dr. Zhana talk about hookup culture last month know firsthand that she's amazing, incredibly knowledgable, and fun. A talk by her is something you're going to want to be part of. Victoria is an up-and-coming prodigy who is brilliant and charming.

The core of the program will be about two topics:

1) Victoria Klimaj: Why is science relevant to our understanding of human sexuality?

2) Dr. Zhana: Who are the "mostly heterosexuals?" They're the largest group under the bi umbrella, but what do we really know about them? Who are they? What do they do? How do they see themselves?

What to bring:

• A dish, a snack, or (non-alcoholic) drink to share

• Paper and pen if you like to take notes

TENTATIVE Schedule:

2:00-2:45 Register, hang out, snack, meet cool people

2:45-4:45 Let's talk sex and science! (with intermission)

4:45-5:15 More socializing, snacking and enjoying each other's company

5:30- Let's grab a bite to eat nearby and chat some more.

About the venue:

• Many of you are already familiar with the Bi Loft, it's still evolving and improving so come see what's been happening to the space. :)

• 600 S. Spring St. is also called the SB Tower. There is a giant mural of a woman painted on the outside of the building.

• The atrium has a mural with lions on it. If you see lions, you're at the right place.

• You may need to sign in to be admitted to the 5th floor. Bring ID.

• Take the elevator to the 5th floor. Head right out the elevator lobby. Look for unit 503 and you’ve found us!

• There are lots of dogs in the building (If you have allergies, take your meds!)

• Treat the space with respect. Clean up after yourself and help keep it nice – thank you!

Getting There:

We encourage ride sharing and public transportation if you at all can. It's better for the planet and the Red and Purple Lines are amazingly fast.

The closest Metro Red/Purple Line stop is Pershing Square.
https://www.metro.net/riding/maps/red-line/

If you are coming on the Blue Line or the Expo Line, you can exit at 7th/Metro and walk from there. (Saves you a transfer just for 1 stop)

There are Rapid and Local buses galore, some of which stop directly in front of the building. You can plan your trip with public transportation here. https://www.metro.net/riding/

Lot and metered parking is available. Please pay close attention to all signs.