If you crave something more substantive than the typical party and would like to get to know like-minded people I would suggest starting a colloquium or book group:
1. Find 6 - 15 interested people (include friends, but for a good discussion include others outside of your usual circle).
2. Choose a few questions/books to focus on in your first few months, a time, location and someone to lead the discussion.
3. Have your first meeting! (Be patient. Expect that it may take up to 6 mths to really take, others need to know you are serious about the group. If you stick with it it will continue and like-minded people will find you to join.)
Feel free to email if you have any questions about starting up your own group! xo!