January 2017 Archives (all archives)

2 attending
0 maybe

Trivium

After an honestly mixed showing last week, it's time for the crew to ride again. Tuesday, George & Dragon, 7:45-8:00, Trivia!
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 7:45PM by ChrisR - 20 comments

11 attending
6 maybe

Another First Wednesday at the Goat

First Wednesday is on that trickiest of calendar days this February - the first day of the month! Please join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern, followed by karaoke later in the evening. Newcomers are always very welcome. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by jessypie - 10 comments

21 attending
10 maybe

Toronto meetup encore!

Jessamyn will visit our fair city. Let us be welcoming! [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Jason George, 7PM by ricochet biscuit - 59 comments

5 attending
0 maybe

Protesting immigrant ban

My family is planning to go to the protest at Westlake tomorrow. Who's in? [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Westlake Park, 5PM by Margalo Epps - 13 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Manupalooza Festival 2017

My band — Kiss My Face — is the opening act at this year's Manupalooza festival, featuring brand new bands, one-offs, solo & side projects, etc. It's ridiculously cheap to get in and the whole thing's In aid of Vrijplaats Leiden. Full details on the OCCII website. [more inside]

3 attending
5 maybe

Sonoma County Post-Election Organizing?

Looks like there are a few of us in the North Bay who might want to get together for commiseration and action (along the lines of 10 Actions/100 Days, but I'm open to other suggestions!). Thoughts on places, days, and times? Edit: Let's try for 1:30pm at Aqus on Sunday, Feb 12. [more inside]
Petaluma, CA at Aqus Cafe, 1:30PM by lazuli - 22 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 92!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek Happy Hour, "True Q" featuring: an ensign Mary Sue and Q [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

3 attending
9 maybe

Soup, Sewing & Subversion

Meetup is BACK ON. (My trip has been postponed.) Hope some of you can still make it! [more inside]
Albany, CA at Bella Donna's apartment, 1PM by Bella Donna - 10 comments

5 attending
3 maybe

DC FOODIES February brunchytimes

As much as I'd like to make another "LET'S JUST GO TO COMET" shitpost now that James bloody O'Keefe of all people is going after them (it's a long story, google it) I think...I think we should do brunch in February! the thought-fox's suggestion of Yayla (Turkish, near East Falls Church metro) sounded really tasty, and we haven't done Middle Eastern yet. Let's go on the 25th at noon! [more inside]
Arlington, VA at Yayla, 12PM by capricorn - 17 comments

5 attending
4 maybe

Air hockey tournament to raise money for the ACLU

Hey all! I'm putting on an air hockey tournament to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union. The event is called Give A Puck! Beginners are welcome -- in fact, most of us are beginners! There will be beer, prizes, and a speaker from the ACLU to talk about all the great work they’re doing. Bring your friends! All proceeds go to the ACLU. [more inside]
New York at Ocean's 8 Billiards, 7PM by panama joe - 4 comments

2 attending
3 maybe

Possible Central Jersey Meetup?

I'm pretty introverted and strangers make me nervous, so I always think about going to meet ups and then back out. Mostly because on top of all that, it seems I have to travel into New York which can get expensive and traveling there by myself freaks me out. So maybe if I changed one of the two issues I'd have better luck is what I'm thinking. Meet up with less scary travel. [more inside]

6 attending
0 maybe

Come watch me wince in pain!

I snagged one of the tattoo slots at the Field Museum Tattoo exhibit. Come keep baniak company! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Field Museum, 11AM by bibliogrrl - 11 comments

6 attending
11 maybe

10 actions / 100 days from the Women's March - let's start this

I went to the Women's March in SF with some other MeFites and found it a great experience, so I'd like to keep doing ... something. The organizers of the march have started a campaign to continue the momentum, with 10 suggested actions over the next 100 days. How about we get together and try out the first of these actions? We'll write some postcards to Congress, drink some beer, and encourage each other to not just crawl under the blankets for the next 4 years. [more inside]
Millbrae, CA at Peter's Cafe, 3PM by Quietgal - 28 comments

7 attending
5 maybe

Board games!

Anyone want to play some board games this Friday evening? Let's meet at A-Game Cafe at 6 p.m. Unlimited play for $7, or $3.50 for one hour.
Toronto, ON at A-Game Cafe, 6PM by grouse - 32 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Triiiiiiiiiiiivia

Trivia at the George and Dragon, as usual. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at George and The Dragon Pub, 8PM by clew - 6 comments

8 attending
8 maybe

Board games at the Blue Shirt Cafe

Let's meet to play board games at the Blue Shirt Cafe on Davis Square at 2:00 on Sunday, February 5th Sunday, February 12th Sunday, February 19th!The last meetup went really well and the venue is excellent. That said, this is flexible, so if people EDIT: or Nature Herself would strongly prefer a different time, date, or venue, I'm willing to change it. [more inside]
Somerville, MA at Blue Shirt Café, 2PM by Rustic Etruscan - 26 comments

6 attending
5 maybe

Cuz I'm a fool for the city!

I'm popping down to NYC for a visit and propose drinks. [more inside]
New York, NY at Stag's Head, 51st st and 2nd ave, NYC, 5:30PM by vrakatar - 14 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Resist Trump Tuesday

"Stop the Swamp Cabinet" Rally-Sen. Feinstein's office, San Francisco [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Senator Dianne Feinstein's office, 11:30AM by Bella Donna - 12 comments

10 attending
0 maybe

Trivia for the Question Gods

What time is it? It's Geeks Who Drink trivia time! Thursday at 7:30pm at The Rising in Inman Square. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at The Rising, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 7 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 91!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek Happy Hour, "Schisms" featuring: time lapses, abductions and alien experiments! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 1 comment

0 attending
0 maybe

Want to join a plucked string orchestra?

Hi Bay Area! I'm in a mandolin orchestra and we're looking for new members who play guitar or a mandolin family instrument. Our first rehearsal of the season is on Sunday afternoon and prospective members are welcome to join us. We'll be playing Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, preparing for concerts on April 8 & 9 in SF and Palo Alto. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Bernal Heights Branch Library, 1:30PM by kiripin - 0 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Mefites March on Cleveland

Like it says! Forest City represent. [more inside]
Cleveland, OH at Public Square, 10AM by chesty_a_arthur - 2 comments

1 attending
4 maybe

Women's March - Philadelphia

There are a few MeFites planning to participate this Saturday. Here's where we can meet. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at City Hall, 9:45AM by lazaruslong - 10 comments

21 attending
3 maybe

Women's March on Chicago

The Women's March on Chicago begins with speakers and a rally at 10:00 AM at the Corner of Jackson and Columbus (Not quite the Drive). Please check in here if you're going, want to join at th meeting spot (SE corner of Jackson and Wabash around 9:30), or are interested in lunch/beers/bonding afterward (post-rally at Bar Below 127 S. State around 2:30). [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Corner of Jackson and Columbus, 10AM by crush-onastick - 72 comments

6 attending
5 maybe

SF Women's March?

Any Bay Area MeFites want to march together in San Francisco? Maybe we can make it into a meetup too, before or after. Pink hats optional! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Civic Center, 3PM by Quietgal - 34 comments

4 attending
13 maybe

Boston Women's March for America

Any interest in meeting up and marching together at Boston Women's March for America this Saturday? From their site: "Can I attend... if I am not a woman? Yes, everyone who believes that women’s rights are human rights is invited!" [more inside]
Boston, MA at 300th Anniversary Monument, Boston Common, 10:50AM by daisyace - 26 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Marching MeFites?

Anyone heading to the Women's March on Washington want to get together, perhaps Friday evening? [more inside]

3 attending
3 maybe

Trivia, anyone?

New year, new facts, old game: who's up for the pub trivia night at the George and Dragon?
Seattle, WA at George and The Dragon Pub, 8PM by clew - 13 comments

0 attending
2 maybe

Chicago TGIF Happy/Sad/Terrified Hour

I'm going to be in Lakeview/Boystown on Friday, January 20 for some appointments. I'll be done with what I need to do by 2 pm at the absolute latest. Does anyone want to meet up anytime after that (I assume most of you work)? It's inauguration day (*shudders*) so we all may need a beer to cry into. If you don't want to cry, you can help me celebrate some (obviously unrelated) good news.

4 attending
5 maybe

Ignore Super Bowl?

We're coming up on that national tradition known as Super Bowl Sunday. In the past we've gotten together to play games rather than watch the game, but there was always something missing which prevented us from achieving the full on ignore experience: the actual football game in the background being completely ignored. [more inside]
Hillsboro, OR at Rune & Board, 1PM by nickthetourist - 13 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Memorial Service for quin

quin's wife, [insert clever name here] asked me to post this on her behalf. quin passed away recently - MetaTalk thread here - and his wife welcomes anyone from the mefi community to the memorial service. She is directing donations to the Kubly Foundation.
Milwaukee, WI at Suminski Family Funeral Home, 1:30PM by AFABulous - 1 comment

1 attending
0 maybe

Pussyhat sewathon - 1/15 or 1/16

I will devote one day this weekend to sewing pussyhats and thought I'd see if anyone wanted to join! I don't know how to knit or crochet, but yarn-folk are definitely welcome. [more inside]

11 attending
3 maybe

Lazy Tokyo Meetup

We Tokyo MeFites are notorious for not actually meeting up very much. In that spirit this is the laziest MeFi Meetup proposal ever. Let's just get together somewhere. [more inside]
Minato-Ku, Japan at DevilCraft Hamamatsucho, 6PM by Gotanda - 72 comments

14 attending
3 maybe

Pittsburgh meet and imbibe

Pittsburghers, I miss you guys! I know a place where we can meet and beanplate together where the music is not too loud and the free street parking is plentiful, J. Gough's in Greenfield. Would anyone want to get together on the 28th?
Pittsburgh, PA at J. Gough's in Greenfield, 8PM by Alison - 33 comments

5 attending
10 maybe

Birthday-ish Brooklyn Dim Sum 2017

January is here, so, ferret branca and I want to have dim sum with mefites again, at delicious Pacificana in Brooklyn. The more the merrier (and the smaller the final tab, usually), who's in? (previously) (moved to February so as not to coincide with Chinese New Year's Day) [more inside]
New York at Pacificana, 11AM by oh yeah! - 34 comments

10 attending
5 maybe

Lunch & Fix-It Meetup

MAYBES: Text me for address if you don't have it and decide to come. Five ten two eighty two sixty one twenty. Hey folks, I plan to make a big pot of soup in hopes that local MeFites from the greater SF Bay Area will show up for a late lunch to converse and, if they like, also do a little sewing (I will be mending a few things) or a little crafting or a little colouring or simply hanging out. [more inside]
Albany, CA at Bella Donna's apartment, 1PM by Bella Donna - 36 comments

6 attending
17 maybe

The Very Second Regular London Meetup!

Radiocontrolled organised us a really fun meetup for this January, and it seemed like a good idea to make this a slightly more regular thing. So Behold! The very first Second Regular London Meetup (Whooo!, Cheering!, Streamers! Confetti! etc.) [more inside]

4 attending
1 maybe

Brighton Boardgame Evening

An evening of post-work boardgames, chat, and drinks. [more inside]
England at Alcampo Lounge, 6PM by EndsOfInvention - 19 comments

6 attending
8 maybe

We Heart Games!

Join us for board games and snacks at our place in Beaverton! [more inside]
Beaverton, OR at Sibrax's House, 1PM by Sibrax - 14 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

Food Depository Repack -- March

let's help the Greater Chicago Food Depository get food repacked so it's easier for them to distribute to hungry people. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Greater Chicago Food Depository, 1PM by garlic - 10 comments

14 attending
2 maybe

Third Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or 3rdSSSCSSCC*

House MCNamara is still out of commission--we'll be meeting at the crush family compound. Contact me (email in profile or via MeMail) or MCMikeNamara for actual address. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Private Meeting Space, 11AM by crush-onastick - 24 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Transportation geeks descend on D.C.

Transportation Research Board's annual mega-conference is starting today (Sunday, Jan. 8) and runs through Thursday (Jan. 12) in Washington, D.C. Who's in town for this?

10 attending
0 maybe

D.C. MeFi Tots!

D.C. MeFi Tots (of the "tots and tykes," not "tater" variety) is having a daytime playdate at our place in Arlington on MLK Day (Jan. 16). If you've got a little one and an interest in getting out of the house, RSVP and I'll send you the details. (Including the real address, which is actually not the lovely Atlacatl Pupuseria listed below).
Arlington, VA at My house in the middle of the street, 11AM by whitewall - 4 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

How Many Single Mefis in Greater NYC Would Like to Meet Other Single Mefis?

I can't believe I'm doing this, but the hell with it! It's a new year! So why not boldly go where no Mefi has gone before!? I wrote this recent Metatalk question — and have likely been giving nightmares to Cortex ever since. But before the thread devolved entirely into jokes, a few commentators suggested organizing an IRL Mefi Single People Meetup. After all, we're in New York, aren't there a bunch of us here? My gut instinct was to dismiss the idea entirely, which is why I wrote: "For those (coupled?) extroverts suggesting interested parties just host a singles Mefi meet-up, let me just say this: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. That's a good one!" But then.... [more inside]

7 attending
2 maybe

Trivia for the New Year!

We're back! It's Taters Geeks Who Drink Trivia 2017 at The Rising, Thursday at 7:30pm. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at The Rising, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 11 comments

8 attending
4 maybe

Whisk[e]y and spirits ahoy!

Although I never got enough kids to do the earlier kid-friendly meetup, I'd like to do the bottle sharing form instead. So: Come to my house, bring bottles of spirits you like, snacks if you want 'em, and the pleasure of your company.
Seattle, WA at My House, 7PM by ChrisR - 23 comments

15 attending
12 maybe

Risk Getting Frisky with Brisket and Whisky!

It's been three years since our last whisky and potluck meetup, so let's do it again, on Saturday, January 28th! cortex and I will provide the venue, Greg_Ace will provide the brisket, and you provide the companionship, and perhaps some whisky and/or a shared dish! [more inside]
Portland, OR at cortex & Secretariat's house, 4PM by Secretariat - 55 comments

58 attending
20 maybe

MeFites March on Washington

Look, I know a lot of us are coming to the March, and I bet a lot of us don't yet have plans on anyone to march with. And I know that some of us would like Pussy Hats to wear and some of us can make 'em; it seems like a good idea to coordinate in advance on that. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (front steps off Independence Ave), 8:30AM by sciatrix - 248 comments

1 attending
20 maybe

Carbondale eclipse viewing meetup?

Posting to gauge interest in a mefi solar eclipse meetup in or near Carbondale IL. The date is obviously set (Aug 21) but the details of the meet up location and any other plans are open to suggestion. I live in Carbondale and plan to have the day off of work so I can help coordinate and facilitate as needed but first I need to know if anyone is interested and what other folks had in mind. [more inside]

6 attending
8 maybe

Board games at the Blue Shirt Cafe

The last time we met to play board games went well. Let's ring in the new year with a session at the Blue Shirt Cafe on Sunday, January 22nd, from 2:00 to whenever we want to leave. People can bring their own games of whatever genre and difficulty they like. If people would prefer to meet at a different time or date, I'm sure we can work something out. [more inside]
Somerville, MA at Blue Shirt Cafe, 2PM by Rustic Etruscan - 16 comments

0 attending
4 maybe

I'm in NYC, shall we meet up?

I'm in NYC until Saturday morning for RWC 2017, and should be free Thursday/Friday evening, the 5th/6th January. Anyone from the Internet want to meet up and hang out? [more inside]