November 2010 Archives (all archives)

14 attending
5 maybe

Mid-month Chitown Pizza Thingermabob

I think we should have a mid-month pizza meetup. That is all. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Renaldis Pizza, 6PM by Windigo - 168 comments

0 attending
4 maybe

Standup Comedy @ Helium in Portland, OR

I'll be appearing at Helium Comedy Club in Portland this week, with Tony Deyo and Dan Cummins. Shows are at Thursday, Dec. 2 8pm; Friday, Dec. 3rd, 7:30pm and 10pm; and Saturday Dec. 4th 7:30pm and 10pm. Also, Tuesday, Nov. 30th 8pm I'm hosting the open mic there (no cover charge).
Portland, OR at Helium Comedy Club, 8PM by msalt - 4 comments

8 attending
3 maybe

Mountain View Meetup

Hey South Bay folks. Many people have expressed interest in meeting up. Shall we go ahead and have one? What are days that work best for you? Also feel free to suggest a meetup venue if you've got something in mind.
Mountain View, CA at Kapp's Pizza, 6:30PM by special-k - 39 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

4 attending
2 maybe

Meet The Lady: The Ann Miller Monologues

This is a monthly screening/exhibition inspired by the Meet The Lady tumblr blog (a former MetaFilter Project and FPP). The show consists of film/TV clips, live performances, and ribald entertainments presented variety-show style, hosted by yours truly. This month we're paying tribute to the irrepressible dancer/actress/Lynchian Ann Miller (1924 - 2004) . [more inside]
New York, NY at 92YTribeca, 8PM by hermitosis - 5 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

My new show, a stage adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, is getting some very nice reviews. Our opening night was mostly filled with a huge group from the Science Fiction Writers of America, which made me think of (Mefi's own) jscalzi, which made me think of posting this to IRL. So come on down to 3LD. We run through December 10.
New York, NY at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 8PM by minervous - 10 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Sacramento Area - Meeting for Coffee

Elsietheeel and I have decided to get together for coffee, and we'd love other Sacramento area mefites to join! [more inside]
Davis, CA at Common Grounds, 5PM by zug - 1 comment

0 attending
1 maybe

6 attending
3 maybe

Holiday Goat.

The Monthly Drunkening approaches. On the one hand, there will be no reporters or random gawkers. On the other, we will be responsible for our own sizzle. I think we can handle it.
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 5:30PM by crush-onastick - 77 comments

1 attending
3 maybe

Davis Meetup! Be there or... not be there!

zug and I are having coffee on Friday, December 10th, at 5:00pm at Common Grounds in Davis, California. Please join us! [more inside]
Davis, CA at Common Grounds, 5PM by elsietheeel - 9 comments

6 attending
5 maybe

Proposed Meetup Thingy

Saturday, November 27th. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Bridgeport Brewpub, 5PM by nickthetourist - 31 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Karnatakan MeFites Meetup

I'm a US resident visiting Mysore for a while, and would like to meet local MeFites. Any date between 23 and 30 November works for me; want to grab some chaat? My Kannada is terrible so I'll be speaking English and nodding.

10 attending
2 maybe

Metafilter Cares Wrapping Party!

We're having a little wrapping party for the MetafilterCares gifts. Details inside. [more inside]
New York, NY at Private Apartment, 11AM by ThePinkSuperhero - 42 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Winter Benefit for Calcutta Kids

On December 1st a couple of friends and I are throwing the Winter Benefit for Calcutta Kids in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We're going to celebrate and raise funding for the public health non-profit Calcutta Kids. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Club Oberon, 7:30PM by nowoutside - 0 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Exit Every Mundi - The Dr. Sketchy's 5th Anniversary Bash

It's the end of the world! In fact it's the all the possible ends of the end as Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School celebrates 5 years with a tribute to Eschatology! Draw models depicting The Whore Of Babylon, Gas-Strapped Road Warriors, or inevitable zombie hordes. Mingle, drink, draw, eat and boggie down the Apocalypso in a sumptuous Brooklyn art space. It's the end of the year as we know it and it's about damn time. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at The Red Lotus Room, 4PM by The Whelk - 5 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Red On Strike Live in Long Beach

My band Red On Strike will be playing this Friday night at The Blue Cafe in Long Beach. We will be going on at 11, with our friends Ware & The Now playing at 10 (they play hip hop with a live band, it's very good.) Supposed to be two other bands but they haven't been booked yet, so I'm not sure what the rest of the night's music wil be like.
Long Beach, CA at The Blue Cafe, 9PM by InfidelZombie - 0 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

York meetup at the Rook and Gaskill!

It's been a while...are all you Yorkshire folk ready for another get together? I am! [more inside]
York, England at Rook and Gaskill, 6:30PM by iamkimiam - 25 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Les amis de mathowie

I promised hapax_legomenon and rtha I'd post another French meetup... How does Tuesday the 30th work? Thoughts on venue? (Ideally BART-accessible, French theme not required. Actually, it occurs to me that les Belges parlent franais aussi...)
San Francisco, CA at Frjtz Valencia, 7PM by asterix - 23 comments

2 attending
2 maybe

Any other mefites doing the Great LA Walk along Wilshire on Saturday 11/20?

Hundreds of Angelenos will hit the sidewalks this November for The Great Los Angeles Walk 2010 – the annual event that dispels the myth that “nobody walks in L.A.” [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Pershing Square, 9:30AM by mandymanwasregistered - 2 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Thanksgiving in London

Thanksgiving dinner and bowling in London! All Star Lanes Bowl, Brick Lane branch, 8:30 pm for dinner and bowling to follow. [more inside]
Tower Hamlets, UK at All Star Lanes Bowl, Brick Lane, 8:30PM by Gordafarin - 10 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Style Weekly's New Year's Launch Party with Three Sheets to the Wind

It's New Year's Eve in Richmond, VA, and you're dressed in yachting attire. Or possibly 80s attire. Either way, you're going to need somewhere to go. I have just the thing. [more inside]
Richmond, VA at Capital Ale House (downtown), 9PM by emelenjr - 1 comment

4 attending
0 maybe

Lonely in the Windy City

Chicago meetup for visiting MeFite around Dec. 3-5? Save me from watching "Two and a Half Men" reruns? [more inside]
Downers Grove, IL at Ballydoyle, 7PM by chairface - 17 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Oxford Meet-up

Oxford Mefites! Up for some food and board games? [more inside]
Oxford, England at Far From the Madding Crowd pub, 4PM by bluestocking - 10 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Fightin' Words

An evening with McSweeney's Columnist Susan Schorn and friends. Reading! Drinking! Chuck Norris Bingo! [more inside]
Austin, TX at The Gingerman, 7PM by restless_nomad - 0 comments

2 attending
8 maybe

Hey, Vancouver and December almost rhyme.

About a month from now, I will be on the west coast for a few days. Any mefites up for a Vancouver meetup on Friday the 3rd or Saturday the 4th? [more inside]
Vancouver, BC at The Alibi Room, 7PM by ricochet biscuit - 29 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives is the band I lead, and we're playing at the lovely Cantab dive bar in Cambridge's Central Square this Saturday! Catchy rock with witty lyrics - you know the drill. 21+, $8. We go on at 11 sharp, but earlier bands look interesting, especially the Cello Chix at 9. As for us: Band page, myspace page, more song clips.
Cambridge, MA at The Cantab (downstairs), 11PM by dfan - 0 comments

0 attending
2 maybe

2011 meetup

The zoo fizzled... what will 2011 bring Columbus? [more inside]

2 attending
2 maybe

MothUP Toronto #7 - Close Encounters

C'mon down to The Ossington and join me and custard heart for our 7th MothUP Toronto Storytelling night! This month's theme is "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS". Listen to (or tell) stories of chance meetings, surprising sightings, narrow misses, and things getting a little too close for comfort. (Note: This is the last MothUP of 2010, we're takin' December off.) [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Ossington, 8PM by Felicity Rilke - 0 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Shake your fabric feathers: The Loom playing with Horsefeathers at Bowery Ballroom

My band, The Loom, is playing this great show at the Bowery in NYC. I know that Horsefeathers is a favorite of several mefites. Anais Mitchell is also playing and she's awesome. Come early and see us too! Come say hi before/after/have a drink!
New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom, 8PM by otolith - 1 comment

0 attending
0 maybe

Thanksgiving dinner potluck for PDX "orphans"

I figure since I consider Thanksgiving to be a great excuse for me to go nuts cooking anyway, I'd see if there are any local Mefites who are - like me - at loose ends family-wise and have no other plans for Turkey Day. My apartment can probably accommodate about 8 people comfortably, but if the response is greater than that and someone has the means (and willingness) to host a larger gathering, that's cool too. We can figure out the exact logistics and time but what I had in mind was an afternoon+early evening potluck sort of thing.
Portland, OR at my (or possibly someone else's) house, 1PM by Greg_Ace - 13 comments

13 attending
3 maybe

Desperately seeking San Francisco Mefites

East coast academic, transplanted to the mid-south, seeks Bay area internet nerds for an evening of meetup fun. I will be in SF November 13-16 for the National Communication Association convention and I would love to meet some new Mefites! [more inside]

2 attending
7 maybe

Mefites, Beer, Bourbon & Rock – East Village, NY

OK, stupidly late call for this but if anyone can do it, the NY Mefi people can. I'm over from the UK to check out my friend's new bar that looks like it is right up your average (& not so average) NYMeFite's street. A beer & spirits menu to die for and a rock-centric music playlist. This could be jonmc's spiritual home... [more inside]
New York, NY at Idle Hands bar, 3PM by i_cola - 17 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

MeFi sponsored cyclist racing in Griffith Park this weekend

Perhaps you noticed that MeFi now sponsors a cyclist? I have no idea how cyclocross races work, but I guess there are elite races on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Cyclocross LA: Live at the Greek, 3PM by mandymanwasregistered - 2 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Los Angeles Vegan Beer Fest

The Vegan Beer Fest is being put on by QuarryGirl and Tony's Darts Away at the Roxy Theatre this Saturday, November 6. [more inside]
West Hollywood, CA at Roxy Theatre, 1PM by FlamingBore - 0 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Sneak Peek - Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

"Sneak Peek" party at the nascent Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. The library is in the Emelie Building at 340 N. Senate. Open to the public. [more inside]
Indianapolis, IN at Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, 6PM by DevilsAdvocate - 0 comments

5 attending
6 maybe

Hey! Los Angeles! Let's have lunch at Merkato in Little Ethiopia!

So far we have agreed on Sunday November 21st lunch at Merkato.

5 attending
2 maybe

Meet The Lady: Makeover Montages!

This is a monthly screening/exhibition inspired by the Meet The Lady tumblr blog (a former MetaFilter Project and FPP). The show consists of film/TV clips, live performances, and ribald entertainments presented variety-show style, hosted by yours truly. This month we're meditating on the ubiquitous Makeover Montage. [more inside]
New York, NY at 92YTribeca, 8PM by hermitosis - 13 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

6 attending
6 maybe

Inaugurating Big Ideas Social Club

Thanks to this AskMe, I've been given the confidence to start Big Ideas Social Club, a cross between happy hour, a 17th century salon, and the coffee shops in Steven Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From. As the brain trust of the city, I want DC MeFites in on the ground floor but hope to draw in some other fun people as well. Help me figure out the details? [more inside]
Washington, DC at Busboys and Poets, 8PM by l33tpolicywonk - 32 comments