January 2012 Archives (all archives)

6 attending
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Bourbon and Science!

Because I am lazy, here is the description from the Cal Academy: What fun are bourbon and whiskey tastings without a mechanical bull and some honky tonk? That's right: this week, sample the wares of Bulleit Bourbon and George Dickel Whisky, and learn what each purveyor does to craft their unique spirits, then take a spin on a mechanical bull in the piazza. Plus, enjoy the acoustic stylings of Jeanie and Chuck's Country Roundup, and learn about the science of distilling from Nancy Fraley, Director of Research at the American Distilling Institute. Additional music by Miles the DJ. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Cal Academy of Sciences, 6PM by rtha - 6 comments

2 attending
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MarriageDC open house

Come see my wife's new office/wedding space! [more inside]
Washington, DC at MarriageDC, 10AM by MrMoonPie - 5 comments

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3SW comes to Brooklyn!

My yacht rock cover band project, Three Sheets to the Wind, will be performing at the Knitting Factory this Friday. We are headed up from our home in Virginia for a Virginia Tourism Corporation private event in Manhattan on Thursday, and decided to book a show for the public while we're up there. Back home in Richmond, the band was voted Best Band or Best Cover Band, depending on which publication you read in 2011.
New York, NY at The Knitting Factory, 8PM by emelenjr - 0 comments

3 attending
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Weekly Brooklyn Meetup--normal style

Ice cream is a sometimes food, so we're back at The Brooklyn Inn! We congregate in the middle room on the left.
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 10 comments

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To take Arms against a sea of competitors

To quiz, or not to quiz, that is the question. Whether it is nobler to allow another week to pass, or keep to the biweekly schedule. [more inside]
Houston, TX at Kelvin Arms, 8PM by Runes - 20 comments

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First Kansas City meetup of 2012?

Hey KC folks: how's about a meetup for 2012? [more inside]

3 attending
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Superbowl, Snacks & Sunday Sociable Sitting Around

Inspired by this thread and general cabin fever, I'd like to have people down to my dad's place in Westport to hang out and make and eat snacks and have the game on. [more inside]
Westport, MA at The Ridge, 2PM by jessamyn - 4 comments

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NextFabulous Social for Makers

Come have a drink with makers: engineers, designers, artists and other NextFabulous people at this awesome spot! Bring your ideas, questions or a small project to show and tell! Sign up for this meetup at philly-makers.org. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 6:30PM by babbageboole - 0 comments

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Stark Trek and Conan! Last Chance To See

Academy Theater in SE Portland is hosting the Beer And Movie fest. From this friday (the 3rd) until the 9th! Times below the fold.

Star Trek and Conan Double Header! 7:00PM Academy Theater. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Academy Theater, 7PM by mrzarquon - 56 comments

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trivia. where is it. WHERE

Bi-weekly trivia! Where should we have a trivia team?

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Hi, Paris!

I've just moved here from the States, and I'm here for 3 months for work. I'd love to make some friends! [more inside]

6 attending
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I Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

So, I'm going to be back in town for a conference after nine months absence or so and miss all my Internet friends. More importantly, beloved MeFite Potomac Avenue is leaving DC for bigger apples. What say we get together for drinks and funtimes?

5 attending
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Denver Celebrates Battery Appreciation Day

It seems like time for another Denver meetup, now that winter (or "winter," this year) has really started to lose its charm. [more inside]
Denver, CO at Freshcraft, 6PM by heurtebise - 29 comments

1 attending
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Longfellow- Dickens day

Any Boston area mefites interested in going to this? I've also asked some of my fellow Bradford alumni (one of whom is a mefi lurker, another who is a librarian acquaintance of Jessamyn's.) [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at longfellow house, 12PM by brujita - 10 comments

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Gin meetup!!!

Gin meetup! My house! [more inside]

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Hello, Boston!

I'm visiting an old friend who just started her MLIS program Boston and was wondering if anybody wanted to meet up this coming weekend. [more inside]

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Brummies, let's go to the pub

I propose a meetup in sunny Birmingham at some point in the near future. [more inside]

13 attending
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February Goat Meetup

It's that time again. Be there. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 5PM by MCMikeNamara - 64 comments

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Blighty - North West edition

When's the last time there was a meetup round here? Far too long ago, that's when! Manchester's watering holes beckon, ladies and gents. [more inside]

4 attending
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Weekly Brooklyn ICE CREAM meetup!

Ice cream in winter? This must be some kind of wild dream! NO! It is reality! And it is delicious!
New York, NY at Van Leeuwen of Boerum Hill, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 22 comments

9 attending
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Drink the prizes - Part 2 of n

Limerick Castle trivia is on again, and we need Mefites to continue our winning streak. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle, 6:30PM by pompomtom - 12 comments

2 attending
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Thing Went the Strings of My Heart

After a bit of a [NONDENOMINATIONAL WINTER HOLIDAY] break, it's time once again for Geeks Who Drink trivia, Monday night at Tommy Doyle's.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 16 comments

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"Second Samuel" in the Atlanta area

I am appearing in this play this weekend and next. It's really a wonderful, entertaining, moving, and thought-provoking show. If you come, please say "Hey" to Mansel after the show -- I've never met a MeFi-er in real life. [more inside]
Snellville, GA at New London Theatre, 8PM by Infinity_8 - 2 comments

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Drink the prizes - 2012 edition

Melbourne trivia is a go at the Limerick Castle, corner of Errol and Arden Streets, North Melbourne. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle, 6:30PM by pompomtom - 1 comment

4 attending
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Meet up with me, Cantabrigians, Somervillians, et al!

I'm coming to Somerville for a baby shower next month, and would love to have lunch with local mefites on Monday, February 20. I'd love to go to Cambridge Common (I miss it), unless folks have reservations about it for a meetup for some reason.
Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Common, 12PM by ocherdraco - 18 comments

5 attending
1 maybe

Meet The Lady: The Women of Twin Peaks

The second season of our film-based variety show Meet The Lady continues with a tribute to the Women of Twin Peaks. Tickets and info here! [more inside]
New York, NY at 92YTribeca, 8PM by hermitosis - 5 comments

1 attending
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Weekly Brooklyn Disease-Free Meetup

Everyone can come except the flu. It's at The Brooklyn Inn, where the drinks are rumored to have mysterious and ancient anti-viral properties.
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 9 comments

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6 attending
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Metadunkelweizenfabrikaparty!

Last year around this time we made mead, how about this year making beer? Now in a more convenient location! [more inside]
Columbus, OH at Blasdelb BrewPub, 6PM by Blasdelb - 10 comments

2 attending
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State College, Pa. meetup, 2/1/12

I'll be in State College on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and would love to meet up with Penn State MeFites that evening. Hope to see you at Zeno's 6:30 p.m. and onwards. Looking forward to meeting you!
State College, PA at Zeno's Pub, 6:30PM by MonkeyToes - 12 comments

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SOPA/PIPA protest outside NY Senators' offices

A 90-minute protest outside the New York City offices of New York's senators, Charles Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, organized by the New York Tech Meetup. This event advocates against the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) S.968, the Senate's companion to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) H.R. 3261. Guest speakers to be announced.
New York, NY at Outside the Offices of Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, 12:30PM by brainwane - 2 comments

1 attending
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Smithsonian Game Fest in DC?

Game Fest is March 16-18, to celebrate the opening of their Art of Videogames exhibit? Anyone want to meet up that Sunday?
Washington, DC at Smithsonian American Art Museum, 12PM by empath - 17 comments

4 attending
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Pub Trivia - Insert Clever Title Here

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and Polish Oompa cover bands-- Of cabbages--and kings-- And Gordon Ramsay's Sex Dwarves-- And whether pigs have wings." [more inside]
Houston, TX at Kelvins Arms, 8PM by MexicanYenta - 18 comments

8 attending
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sampling Scotch in Toronto

PLEASE NOTE: If you're not interested in Scotch, really just consider this a regular MeFi pub meetup... because it pretty much is! No obligation to drink any Scotch at all. More like... bonus whisky for those into that sort of thing. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Feathers Pub, 8PM by flex - 60 comments

6 attending
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Guelph, ON Pub Night

I see the word "Guelph" pop-up here every once and awhile, so assume there are other mefites living here. If true, are any of you up for a pub night? How about Sunday, January 29 at the Woolwich Arrow ?
Guelph, ON at The Woolwich Arrow Pub, 7PM by Acer_saccharum - 20 comments

6 attending
8 maybe

Late January-ish Austin Meetup

It's time for another Austin meetup. Austinites who want to be meetup-social, suggest your preferred days-of-week and venues! ETA: Now on for 2:30 Sunday January 29 at the Black Star Co-op. [more inside]
Austin, TX at Black Star Co-op, 2:30PM by immlass - 25 comments

4 attending
3 maybe

Weekly Brooklyn Meetup--not fancy in any way

Nope. Nothing much to see here, folks. Just your average, everyday meetup at the Brooklyn Inn.
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 15 comments

6 attending
7 maybe

Vrakatar @ 40

My old man is turning 40! Help him relive his youth in the nascent days of video gaming with Saturday afternoon of Centipede, Arkanoid, Asteroids, Galaga, and Frogger at Barcade! [more inside]
New York, NY at Barcade, 4PM by feistycakes - 35 comments

1 attending
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Bowling at Imperial Lanes

I spent the evenings of both Christmas Day and New Year's Day bowling with a friend at Imperial Lanes down in Rainier Valley. We had a wonderful time. I can't say what it would be like on a regular night, but there were plenty of lanes open both times we went. I can't speak for what it would be like on a weeknight but I suspect another Sunday evening would work out fine.

So, I thought I would submit the place as a bowling meetup venue. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Imperial Lanes, 7PM by y2karl - 39 comments

10 attending
4 maybe

Ignoring the Super Bowl Party - February 5th, 2012

It's official. We will be ignoring the Super Bowl at Greg_Ace's house. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 3PM by nickthetourist - 100 comments

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Portland happenings: OMSI After Dark

It is 2012! It is January! There should be a thing. The (first decided upon, but we could decide on others, or YOU could, you could just put it out there and see if it'll happen) thing is: OMSI After Dark, January 25, 6-10 PM.
Portland, OR at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 6PM by curious nu - 51 comments