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0 attending
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WRIR's Party for the Rest of Us
Richmond Independent Radio (WRIR 97.3) is hosting their fifth "Party for the Rest of Us" at the Renaissance Ballroom in Richmond on Saturday, February 5th from 7pm-12. [more inside]
Richmond, VA at Renaissance Ballroom, 7PM by shortyJBot - 2 comments

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Two Apple Tobacco Live at the Penthouse
My band (I sing and play "rock flute"), Two Apple Tobacco, is performing tonight at the Penthouse (the strippers are off on Sundays - hee)! We're premiering our brand new pan-apocalyptic mini rock-opera "Squinters Paradise". Also opening is "Booby Trap and the Tiger Skin Thursdays". More details after the jump! [more inside]
Vancouver, BC at The Penthouse, 7:30PM by stray - 3 comments

12 attending
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Boston Meetup One-Two Punch!
Lots of people can't make it out this weekend, so let's do a second one! [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Brewing Company, 7PM by backseatpilot - 53 comments

14 attending
11 maybe
Manhattan Pizza Party
Hey everyone: mefite antgly is turning 20 on Friday, February 4th! How about a MetaFilter meetup birthday pizza party? [more inside]
New York, NY at Lombardi's, 8PM by hermitosis - 35 comments

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Live From the Lab Comedy Show
It's the very first edition of this incredible weekly comedy night in DC, hosted by me and featuring MetaFilter's own Michael Foody! Laugh! Be uncomfortable! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Velvet Lounge, 8PM by Potomac Avenue - 5 comments

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Surly Anniversary Meetup
wheelieman is working on a meetup already for the end of February...but in the meantime, let those of us beer-lovers enjoy one of the Surly Anniversary events! [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Blue Nile, 7PM by cabingirl - 16 comments

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MothUP Toronto #9 - Love & Sex
Lusting loins, secret sex tapes, confessions of amour, breakups and makeups are the stuff of our special Valentine's Day edition of the MothUP. This month, it's all about LOVE & SEX. No story is too racy or romantic. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at No One Writes to the Colonel, 8PM by Felicity Rilke - 4 comments

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Columbus Mead-up
Did anything come of the Mead party at Blasdelb's? Are folks still game for getting together? [more inside]
Columbus, OH at Blasdelb's Place, 5PM by jpdoane - 18 comments

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Chicago Monthly Crying and Weeping Session
6pm. Bring Kleenex or comparably soft facial tissue.
Chicago, IL at Edgewater Lounge, 6PM by eamondaly - 78 comments

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Brooklyn meetup
Let's meet at a Brooklyn bar on Friday (2/11) and have some fun. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Matt Torrey's, 7PM by defenestration - 65 comments

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Grand Opening - Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library
Grand opening of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Noon-5 p.m. Open to the public, free of charge. [more inside]
Indianapolis, IN at Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (in the Emelie Building), 12PM by DevilsAdvocate - 0 comments

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D.C. Meetup at The Argonaut on H St.
Let's all get together on Saturday, February 12th at the Argonaut on H St. at 8 6 p.m! Let us know below if you're in, and we'll give the bar a heads up. Edit: Now at a more kid- and dinner (pdf)-friendly time. No worries if you can't make it by until a bit later; we'll be sure to stick around as the evening progresses.
Washington, DC at Argonaut, 6PM by whitewall - 22 comments

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Wellington meetup anyone?
Hi folks, I just moved to Wellington recently and would love to meet the local mefite population. Anyone up for a meetup? [more inside]
Wellington, New Zealand at Mighty Mighty, 8PM by jzed - 27 comments

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We're moving to town and would like to meet the local mefites
Mrs. schyler523 and I are moving to the area in early February and it would be nice to have a nice pint and whatnot. We'll likely be too busy to hang out until the 15th or so, but any date after that is probably fine. We're familiar with Jack of the Wood (our favorite bar) and the beergarden, but other ideas would be welcomed.
Asheville, NC at Asheville Arcade, 7PM by schyler523 - 36 comments

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Mid Week Board Game Night in PDX
In order to survive the cold damp winters of Portland, I suggest we try to coordinate a midweek game night somewhere around town. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, 9PM by mrzarquon - 73 comments

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San Francisco Scotch Tasting
Scotch Tasting at aubilenon's house! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at aubilenon's house, 7PM by ryanrs - 207 comments

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gomichild sayonara meetup
Small human & I are leaving for Cairns at the end of February - would love to catch up before we move on Feb 12 or 13. Probably afternoon and outside is better - maybe a picnic in Yoyogi park? Alternatively grabbing nikuman and gyoza in Chukagai, Yokohama and running wildly around Yamashita koen is fun too.
Tokyo, Japan at Tokyo Sea Life Park, 11AM by gomichild - 36 comments

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Big Ideas Social Club Returns
Since you helped me start it last November, Big Ideas Social Club has been going strong: we're an entertaining cross between a 17th century salon, a group of bar buddies and the funniest guys and gals you've ever met. Our sixth meeting will be on Groundhog Day and, since it's been a while since I've done it formally, I want to invite MeFites out. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Toledo Lounge, 8PM by l33tpolicywonk - 12 comments

3 attending
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Parade Route Meetup
Let's pick a Mardi Gras parade and have a Meetup along the route! [more inside]
New Orleans, LA at Parade Route in front of Columns Hotel, 11AM by CheeseLouise - 45 comments

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Boston Meetup
Bostonian Metafilterians, Unite! [At the People's Republik at 9PM on Friday January 28] [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at People's Republik, 9PM by Aizkolari - 57 comments

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Match Game SF
The greatest game show ever to hit the small screen returns in a star-studded LIVE production! Watch as two contestants match their wits against a panel of San Francisco’s most outrageous celebrities in a verbal slugfest of double-entendres. The first episode of Match Game SF is here! Tune in on January 21st at CELLSpace as our contestants vie for big prizes for their favorite charity. Not available on TV! Don’t miss it! [more inside]

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Albuquerque Meetup
Hey Albuquerque! Want to hang out this weekend? [more inside]

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Tampa Bay meetup
So there are at least a few MeFites in the Tampa/St. Pete area, right? Who would be interested in a meetup, right? [more inside]

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Indian food and bike ride along LA River path in Atwater Village/Elysian Valley
This is a crazy idea and it may not work, but would anyone be interested in a chill paced/all levels bike ride along the newly paved/open LA River path in Elysian Valley followed by some tasty cheap vegetarian indian food in Atwater Village? [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at India Sweets & Spices, 3126 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, 1PM by mandymanwasregistered - 28 comments

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MothUP Toronto #8 - The Internet
Pull a chair up for story time. The first MothUP of 2011 is quickly approaching and the theme this month is "The Internet". Come tell your own internet-related story or come just to listen. But make sure you get there early because the room fills up fast. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at No One Writes to the Colonel, 8PM by Felicity Rilke - 9 comments

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TINCC Book Club!
Your benevolent dic-taters (me, baxter_ilion, booknerd, Ijon Tichy) have decided that what we need in Chicago is a book club. A good one. [more inside]

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Chicago Jaws Viewing Party
So at our last pizza meetup at Ranalli's, it came to my - highly dismayed - attention that several of you people have NEVER SEEN JAWS! That just can't stand. I mean, how can you call yourself a complete soul without having seen Jaws? [more inside]

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Washington, DC - come out come out wherever you are
Hi all. We moved to DC at the beginning of December and although I've already met a few of the area's fine MeFites, I'd like to meet more. My own special snowflakeness: I have a toddler and my significant other comes home late, so weekends are best. Otherwise, what works for others?

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St. Brigid's Eve Concert
A Tribute to the Extraordinary Women of the Celtic World [more inside]
Ottawa, ON at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Culture, 7:30PM by LN - 0 comments

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Mancunia beckons
I think it's high time we had another Mefi meetup in my beloved burg of Manchester. What say you? Where say you? When say you?

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SactoMoFo 2011
I am helping organize Sacramento's first Mobile Food Festival. We're trying to change a few holdouts on the city council regarding the utility of such businesses - i.e., mobile food trucks and carts - and to overturn the current regulations which pretty much outlaw them inside city limits. We'll have over two dozen vendors, from taco trucks to vegan food and gourmet middle-eastern fare. If you're in Northern California, please do consider attending; even if you're from out of the area, we'd love your help spreading the word, and you can use this short url – bit.ly/sactomofo – to tell folks about us.
Sacramento, CA at Fremont Park, 12PM by luriete - 4 comments

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Minneapolis
Minneapolis March 2, Kitty Kat Club in Dinkytown
Minneapolis, MN at Kit Kat Club, 8PM by wheelieman - 46 comments

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Sydney meetup to cheer up divabat
Divabat is in Sydney and has suggested a meetup. This is the thread for thrashing out its details. [more inside]
Glebe, Australia at Australian Youth Hotel, 5PM by Fiasco da Gama - 29 comments

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Standup Comedy: Ben Bailey & Me
I'm appearing at Helium Comedy Club with Ben Bailey of the TV show "Cash Cab", Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10pm. Word on the street is that he's very funny and not especially like he appears on the show.
Portland, OR at Helium Comedy Club, 10PM by msalt - 0 comments

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Palm Springs, CA Meetup - Anybody out there?
Me, my boyfriend, our cat & rabbit are moving from West Hollywood to Palm Springs, CA later this month. [more inside]

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Brooklyn Brainery Kimchi Party
You helped conceive, name, and fund us, then went and kept us from getting screwed on a lease. Now that the Brainery finally has a home of its own, it's time to party down! (and learn to make kimchi, obvs) [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Brainery, 2PM by soma lkzx - 5 comments

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Vigil for the Tuscon Shooting Victims
Here is the Facebook page. Last night this was primarily a vigil for Representative Giffords, but now that it looks like she will survive, it'll be a vigil for the other victims and in opposition to politically-motivated violence. If you're in DC, please consider joining my wife and I there this evening.
Washington, DC at US Capitol Steps, 7PM by anotherpanacea - 0 comments

4 attending
8 maybe
San Francisco meetup - Latin American Club - 20 Jan
San Franciscans, Ms Jest and myself will be visiting your city and would love to meet up for drinks etc. Per suggestions downthread, let's say the Latin American Club at 7pm.
San Francisco, CA at Latin American Club, 7PM by Infinite Jest - 55 comments

3 attending
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Newsies Sing Along
92Y Tribeca is holding a NEWSIES sing-along! I already have my ticket (a steal at $10), would any of you like to join me?
New York, NY at 92Y Tribeca, 10:30PM by ThePinkSuperhero - 19 comments

18 attending
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P-I-Z-Z-Andersonville
I missed you guys and I want pizza, beer, and karaoke. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ranalli's of Andersonville, 6PM by eamondaly - 110 comments

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First date Madison?
Madison! Let's figure something out go to the Hilldale Great Dane on January 29th for dinner and drinks! [more inside]
Madison, WI at Great Dane Brew Pub - Hilldale, 6PM by teremala - 47 comments

2 attending
1 maybe
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler in Reykjavík
Icelandic MeFites! Will you emerge from your winter dwellings and show a traveler some of this famed Reykjavík nightlife? The plan is Íslenski barinn at 19:30 on Saturday, 15 January.
Reykjavik, Iceland at Íslenski barinn, 7:30PM by GenjiandProust - 21 comments

7 attending
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East Bay Funtime!
Hello, East Bay. Come meetup in Oakland on Sunday, January 16. I might be moving to your fair town and I will be there to check it out. Give me your Oakland sales pitch! Have discussions of real estate minutiae! Tell me about the unmentioned seekrits! [more inside]
Oakland, CA at Luka's, 4PM by dame - 38 comments

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Happy New Year at HUB?
Anyone up for a meetup at Hopworks Urban Brewery? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 6PM by nickthetourist - 31 comments