January 2014 Archives (all archives)

3 attending
0 maybe

Bookmarks Reading Series

Seven local writers, including yours truly, will be reading short pieces on the theme: "Stories from the Other Side." If you're in the New York's Capital District and not otherwise occupied, come see us. It's free. Details at this website.
Troy, NY at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 7PM by gauche - 0 comments

16 attending
8 maybe

Distilled Crazy After All These Years - Whisky/Whiskey Tasting Redux

Three years after our last (very successful) whisky-centric meetup/potluck, we're doing another one at my house! Bring a bottle of something you either like, or haven't tried but are curious about; we take little tastes of each, we compare and contrast, we all go home a little happier, wiser, and tipsier. Obviously, good liquor can be pricy, so if you can't afford an expensive (or even mid-priced) bottle that doesn't mean you aren't welcome! Booze is appreciated, and bringing a bit of food is encouraged, but come one come all. See below for food-pairing suggestions, also please be sure to update the spreadsheet with what food and drink you plan to bring. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 5PM by Greg_Ace - 84 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Coffee before Slate Live Book Club at Town Hall

scblackman and I are going to meet for coffee before the Slate Live Book Club event for Slaughterhouse Five, somewhere near the event venue, Town Hall in downtown Seattle. Join us! [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Town Hall, 6:15PM by Kwine - 3 comments

6 attending
1 maybe

International Potluck Dinner

I've been thinking of having a potluck dinner, international theme. Who's in?

1 attending
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2 attending
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Philadelphia Monthly Board Game Meetup

Looks like we are in for a cold February. Time to head back to the warm confines of Frankford Hall for some gaming and drinking! We're going to shoot for Sunday Feb 9th at 1 pm. Hope to see you there! [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 1PM by MikeKn - 12 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

Sleepy in Seattle - 8 February - St Johns Bar (Downtown)

I am passing through Seattle the weekend after next, and, although it seems like Seattle has been unusually blessed with meetups in the last month, was wondering if anyone fancied meeting up for a nosh/drink on the evening of Saturday 8? [more inside]
Seattle, WA at St John's Bar & Eatery, 7PM by running order squabble fest - 16 comments

7 attending
3 maybe

Lumberjack Cocktail Meetup!

Wear your fancy finery and sip luxurious libations! Changing date to 2/13 (one day later) so everyone who originally suggested the idea can make it. If this is a problem let me know! [more inside]
New York, NY at Pouring Ribbons, 7PM by mlle valentine - 38 comments

5 attending
1 maybe

The Civil Life of St Louis, Missouri

Oh hey, what are you up to this Tuesday? Not much? Then come to The Civil Life Brewery and have a pint or two! [more inside]
St. Louis, MO at Civil Life Brewery, 7:30PM by Greg Nog - 12 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Beer and Central Coast Mefites

It's been a while since we've had a meetup 'round these parts. Let's rectify that! [more inside]
Santa Barbara, CA at Figueroa Mountain Brewery, 7PM by spiderskull - 8 comments

3 attending
5 maybe

We haven't had one of these in a while...

New York weekly meetup. As threatened, I am trying to get us back to Peculier Pub. It's board game night on Wednesdays there. [more inside]
New York, NY at Peculier Pub, 7PM by Hactar - 9 comments

6 attending
3 maybe

Let's Drink!

Let's revive the weekly meet up. Next Thursday upstairs at Revival on 15th Street.
New York, NY at Revival, 7PM by SpaceWarp13 - 10 comments

2 attending
3 maybe

Wings, Beer, and Shuffleboard

Mefites of New York's Capital District, Adirondacks, Hudson Valley, as well as Vermont, Western Mass, Western Connecticut, &c., let's meet up! [more inside]
Troy, NY at The Ruck, 5PM by gauche - 21 comments

0 attending
4 maybe

MeFites of Jersey City

There's this place called Barcade which seems like a good place for a metafilter meetup. Maybe February 1st?

7 attending
5 maybe

How is there not a February Goat on the books yet?

The first Wednesday of February is fast approaching. LET'S DO THIS. Oh and hey guys by the way look what I found. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 5PM by phunniemee - 26 comments

6 attending
3 maybe

Return of PDX Game Day

It's a new year and time for some new games! [more inside]
Vancouver, WA at Sibrax's House, 2PM by Sibrax - 28 comments

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Gallifrey One

Are any other MeFites among the few thousand with tickets to Gallifrey One? If so, would you like to meet up? [more inside]

8 attending
3 maybe

Philadelphia Drinking Occasion

I went and moved to Chicago at the end of 2013, but I'll be back in Philadelphia for a few days later this month. Does anyone want to meet up for drinks at Strangelove's on the evening of Monday, January 27? [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Strangelove's, 7PM by jessypie - 16 comments

5 attending
1 maybe

Ronald McDonald House Hyde Park Dinner -- Fed men tell no tales.

RMH March DINNER: We continue to have a great time cooking dinner for people at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL) so we're doing it again on 1/11/14 starting around 4:30 and finishing around 8:30 with dinner served at 6. It's like a potluck that we all make together at their kitchen, and also feed families of sick kids. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House -- Hyde Park, 4:30PM by garlic - 30 comments

9 attending
4 maybe

Trivia THING baby

All right stop. Cogitate and listen. Trivia is back at our new location. Wednesday, grabs a hold of me tightly. Geeks Who Drink starting at 7:30. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 19 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

oh, Vienna... (April meetup?)

I will be in Vienna April 6-19. Anyone interested in meeting up for food/drink, outings to museums/galleries/etc.? I will most likely be staying in Wieden (4th Dist.). Would love to meet any local MeFites or other travelers who will be around!

1 attending
2 maybe

Comics Signing - Artw signing Dredd: Underbelly at Zanadu Comics

I'll be signing copies of Dredd: Underbelly at Zanadu Comics in downtown Seattle on the 29th, that's the comic-based follow up to 2012 Dredd movie I wrote and Henry Flint drew. Hope to see some of you there!
Seattle, WA at Zanadu Comics, 4PM by Artw - 7 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

West Side Story screening at the UPCA

Next film up in the Sundays Movies At The Palace With Lin-Manuel Miranda series is West Side Story. Doors open at 4pm, Miranda's stage show and Q&A starts at 5pm, movie starts at 5:30. Free popcorn available with a receipt from one of UPCA's sponsor restaurants (I don't see that on the website, but that's what they said at the last screening - receipts from any day, not just the day of the screening). [more inside]
New York, NY at United Palace Theatre, 5PM by oh yeah! - 6 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Cheese and Booze in the OC

After the LA meetup recently I have decided to have another go at organizing an OC/South LA meetup. And what's better for a meet up than cheese! I want to try Knafeh (A near eastern cheese pastry, deep fried with syrup and covered with pistachios) and Anaheim's Knafeh Cafe seems like a good place to give it a shot. I figure we could start off these for cheese and hit some nearby bar for drinks after. Let me know if metafilter is interested before I hit the place on my lonesome. Ok, the place is listed above, and we're on for February 9th, at 5 PM at 2941 W Ball Rd Anaheim, CA 92804! Hope to see you all there!
Anaheim, CA at Knafeh Cafe, 5PM by bswinburn - 27 comments

6 attending
2 maybe

Gent/Westvleteren road trip

Weekend trip to Gent, combined with a visit to the Sint-Sixtus brewery in West Flanders to collect cases of Westvleteren beer. Weekend of 1st/2nd Feb. [more inside]
Ghent, Belgium at Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, 8PM by daveje - 54 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Drinks with me on my birthday?

This Saturday, northernish Greenpoint, near the Greenpoint Ave stop on the G.
New York, NY at Black Rabbit, 9PM by Hactar - 13 comments

12 attending
4 maybe

Austin meetup - February 9

It's been ages since we had an Austin meetup. Let's get together at a local pub or coffeehouse. I'll add date/time/location when we have a consensus. ETA: We have settled on February 9, 2-4 pm, at the Dog and Duck.
Austin, TX at Dog and Duck Pub, 2PM by immlass - 35 comments

6 attending
7 maybe

New to New England

Good lord, I seem to have up and moved cross-country to a place where I know only one person! Help me feel like this was a good decision by meeting up with me and showing me what awesome folks Maine Mefites are. Anything West End or Old Port works for me, I know a few places for drinks/dinner but would love to try someplace new. I'm going to toss out Jan 23-26 as open days just to get things started. Edit: we've settled on Saturday 2/1, daytime.
Portland, ME at Salvage BBQ, 2PM by donnagirl - 38 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

We survived the holidays!

It's about time for another Phoenix meetup, y'all! [more inside]
Phoenix, AZ at Angel's Trumpet Ale House, 7PM by WidgetAlley - 15 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Detroit Area meetup The Freezening again

Currently rescheduled again for March 1. Details have changed: Now we are going to Pizza Bigalora. Hope to see some of you there at 5pm March 1. [more inside]
Ann Arbor, MI at Pizza Bigalora, 5PM by nat - 59 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

Quansar season is flexible in Houston, isn't it?

During last night's quiz meetup it was noted that it's been a while since we've had a non-quiz-based meetup to simply socialize and catch up. We're willing to host again at our place, but recognize that holding it in Missouri City does place a bit of a travel imposition on some. So, lets start a discussion: when shall we meet, and if not in MoCity, where?

9 attending
3 maybe

Happy dim sum to you (and me)

oh yeah! and I discussed having a dim sum meetup at Pacificana for our collective birthday. **see update below** (still same time and place. Please confirm attendance.) [more inside]
New York, NY at Pacificana, 11AM by mlle valentine - 35 comments

5 attending
0 maybe

Kimchi!

Let's meet up for a kimchi-making fest! [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at mild deer den, 1PM by mild deer - 29 comments

8 attending
5 maybe

Settlers of Catan

I love this game! Don't own it, but think it would make for a great meetup with someone who can bring the game. I can provide a cozy place and snacks. [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at mild deer den, 1:30PM by mild deer - 42 comments

1 attending
3 maybe

DCIRL?

*UPDATE* Come meet me and my +1 and possibly my DC-resident sister on Saturday, January 11, at 3 PM, at the Board Room! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Board Room, 3PM by mlle valentine - 22 comments

7 attending
3 maybe

Riddle Me That!

It's a game show team trivia challenge for everyone! Trivia! Points! Physical Challenges! MeFites! Shirtless thumb-wrestling! Ping-pong ball races! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Town Hall Pub, 8PM by eamondaly - 24 comments

5 attending
0 maybe

Trivia: Get Your Hands Off My Polar Vortex!

Well, the stars have aligned and we're going to start the new year by tackling Geeks Who Drink trivia at the Maple Leaf Pub! Trivia's at 8, steak dinner starts at 7, but we should arrive early in order to get a table where we can hear over the hockey-mad crowd.
Houston, TX at Maple Leaf Pub, 8PM by Gridlock Joe - 8 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

Muppets Take Manhattan big screen screening

Hey The Muppets Take Manhattan is screening in Manhattan! Who wants to go see? Intro by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a guest appearance by actor Lonnie Price. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for children. [more inside]
New York, NY at United Palace Theatre, 3PM by oh yeah! - 17 comments

3 attending
19 maybe

DC Board Room Meetup

Did this holiday season bring you new games you'd like to try out? Or a tragic lack of opportunities to play games that you'd like to make up for? Get your fix at the Board Room in Dupont Circle! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Board Room, 1PM by EvaDestruction - 21 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

Central Vermont Meetup!

In an effort to make it to a meetup, I'm proposing we have one in Montpelier! You know, so I can walk there. Because it's all about me. This could even be a Belated Welcome Back To the Tundra, Youcancallmeal Event. [more inside]
Montpelier, VT at Three Penny Taproom, 3PM by youcancallmeal - 38 comments

10 attending
6 maybe

Polish Family Dinner

Let's indulge in the over-the-top, all-you-can-eat pierogi and sausage fest at Avondale restaurant Staropolska. Dinner is brought out family style in huge, sharable bowls. No one has ever left hungry from a Polish restaurant. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Staropolska, 7PM by Juliet Banana - 29 comments

9 attending
4 maybe

New year, new location, new day, same Trivia THING

It's 2014, time to resolve to answer more random questions about Dairy Queen shake flavors and the Constitution. As per our last thread, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square is no more, so we are trying out Joe Sent Me in Cambridge. Trivia is on WEDNESDAY this time. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me (Cambridge), 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 29 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

Mr. Zarquon goes to Oz (Part 1)

I am going to be in Australia Feb 3rd until Feb 15th. Melbourne the 3rd until the 7th, Sydney the 8th through the 15th. I haven't been to your fine country, and I'm looking for an excuse to get out and drink with you all. CONFIRMED: Feb 3rd, 7pm, Riverland

0 attending
15 maybe

Providence/SE MA Meetup

It's 2014. Time to finally plan the meetup I've been thinking about for years. I live in North Attleboro, about 30 minutes north of Providence, and am willing to host something in my neck of the woods or the general vicinity. At a restaurant? A bar? A library? An abandoned factory down by the river? I'm definitely looking for feedback, suggestions, creative co-hosts... [more inside]