November 2016 Archives (all archives)

6 attending
15 maybe

Family friendly whisky aficionado meetup! [Update: postponed!]

I'm both a parent – part time – and a whisky lover. Why not combine these things? I'm willing to offer some good bottles and a kid friendly place. My son is 7, my home is capacious, so let's taste good booze and let kids play! Children are optional. I merely want to establish that they are welcome. If you're child free, but like whiskey, please come. Bring drinks! [Update: Postponed to Feb 4]

5 attending
4 maybe

Out-of-towner low-key visit

I'll be in Portland on business the week of December 5th and would like a chance to meet-up with some fellow MeFis for a beer and food one night. [more inside]
Portland, OR at The Bye and Bye, 6:30PM by jillithd - 19 comments

12 attending
3 maybe

Self-Rising Taters

It's time once again for Geeks Who Drink trivia, Thursday at 7:30pm at The Rising in Inman Square. As per usual, RSVP by noon on Wednesday so we can call for a table.
Cambridge, MA at The Rising, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 12 comments

1 attending
3 maybe

Festival Of Lights - merry quonsmas!!!!

Want to see the most famous lighting display in the nation? Then come to the historic Mission Inn in Riverside for the Festival Of Lights! [more inside]
Riverside, CA at The Mission Inn, 7PM by idealist - 5 comments

3 attending
10 maybe

Get out of the house

It's been awhile and I can't be the only one in need of cheering up post-election. See and post ideas inside.
update: board game night on the 17th at 6pm, Triggerfinger is hosting [more inside]

2 attending
4 maybe

11 attending
9 maybe

Nordic New Year's Brunch 4.0

UPDATED DATE due to slippery weather! Now New Year's Day Brunch! We have once again reached the deepest darkest depths of winter. At this darkest time we will gather to warm our spirits and hearts with a festive Nordic-themed brunch. [more inside]
Portland, OR at The House of the Black Gull (home of Vespabelle and O. Bender), 11AM by vespabelle - 17 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 89!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek Happy Hour, "I, Borg", involving weapons of mass destruction ethics, mass collective identities and Borg feelings. [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

It's A Wonderful Life screening at UPCA

The UPCA restored movie palace will be screening "It's A Wonderful Life" on December 18th, with an intro by Donna Reed's daughter, Mary Owen, anyone interested? [more inside]
New York, NY at UPCA, 3:30PM by oh yeah! - 4 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Anti-Social (Reading Party)

Bring a book, we'll be reading. This goes from 2pm until 4pm. During that time, I will provide one billion flavors of tea for you to sip on. Caffeinated and herbal options available. All readers welcome. MeMail to RSVP and for the actual (nearby) address.
Portland, OR at aniola's place, 2PM by aniola - 2 comments

7 attending
2 maybe

Tuesday Trivia

We return as victors, triumphant!
Seattle, WA at The George and Dragon, 7:45PM by quiet coyote - 10 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

FUCK 2016: Catharsis by the Beach

Personally or politically, 2016 was THE WORST. Let's say good fucking riddance to it. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at St Kilda Beach, 7PM by divabat - 7 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

Sydney. Dinner. January.

Hello hello! I have been hanging around here for a few years now but I've never made it to an IRL event. Next month is probably stupid busy for most, but what about dinner sometime in January? [more inside]

2 attending
7 maybe

Leeds MeFites meet-up

I moved to Leeds a few months ago and now seems like a good a time as any to see if there are any Loiner MeFites kicking about. Doesn't have to be anything too elaborate, and I realise that the hectic holiday season is also looming so I would be happy to organise something for after the start of the new year. Any takers?

2 attending
25 maybe

Organizing in the new world order

In the aftermath of the election, I've been looking for ways to be more active and effective in our local political scene and come up confused/disappointed. Local party organization seems closed/inactive, but I also am a TOTAL NEWBIE. This meetup will be to discuss our coping strategies and action strategies for the next four years. Brooklyn Inn, 148 Hoyt St. Subways: A/C/G to Hoyt, F to Bergen, 2/3/4/5 to Nevins (10 minute walk), many trains to Atlantic-Pacific (10 minute walk)
New York at Brooklyn Inn, 2PM by sideofwry - 27 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Paris Against Trump

A protest will be held in Paris this Saturday 19 November. Fellow MeFites who want to come: we could all find each other once there. If someone knows the area well (Ecole Militaire) and can suggest a specific spot, that would be great! Be sure to join the Facebook event here. [more inside]
Paris, France at Ecole Militaire, 1PM by fraula - 6 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

trivia, quadrivia

Tuesday trivia at the George and Dragon.
Seattle, WA at George and The Dragon Pub, 8PM by clew - 24 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

DIY Messiah!

Who wants to come sing some beautiful music! Come to the DIY Messiah at the Harris theater in Chicago. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Harris Theater, 7PM by bibliogrrl - 2 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Hello Beijing!

Mr. Fig and I will be in Beijing Nov 18 - 26 , with very little planned to do. I thought I'd throw this out here to see if any Mefites would be interested in meeting up anywhere in this timeframe!

9 attending
6 maybe

Mini Mefi Meetup in London?

Hi all. I'm visiting my brother in London the weekend of the 25-27 November, and was wondering if anyone would be around for a couple of hours on the Friday night to say hello and perhaps drink some gins with me? [more inside]
London, England at The Eagle, 5PM by billiebee - 50 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Liberty Tales - Book Launch

2015 marked the 800th anniversary of the first Magna Carta, and Liberty Tales is a collection of stories and poems that take a wide-ranging collection of responses to the issues of liberty, both personal and legal. Some relate to specific clauses of the original document, while others are more concerned with how we experience and search after freedom in the 21st century. This launch event will feature stories from Katy Darby, Alison Lock, Cherry Potts, Anna Fodorova (read by Carrie Cohen) and David Guy (read by Cliff Chapman), along with poems from Bernie Howley and Jeremy Dixon. [more inside]
London, England at West Greenwich Library, 7:30PM by dng - 0 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

Tater Trivia

At least some Taters will continue on in the face of adversity at Geeks Who Drink trivia, Thursday at 7:30pm at The Rising.
Cambridge, MA at The Rising, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 5 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

An American Abroad

Visiting Belfast until Saturday the 19th, wondering if there are any MeFites in the region and would be up for providing an American with a distraction and company. [more inside]
Belfast, Northern Ireland at The Crown Liquor Saloon, 6:30PM by mrzarquon - 14 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Ukulele flash mob, 20 January

Since MeFi has a lot of ukulele players, I'd like to propose a flash mob for 20 January to protest the inauguration of the Ratfuck Elect. Location and song TBA. Who's with me?

7 attending
2 maybe

Food Depository repack

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, 11:30AM by garlic - 28 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 88!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek Happy Hour, "The Perfect Mate": with this arranged marriage, Famke Janssen is getting married and Picard gets to play father of the bride... [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 1 comment

14 attending
9 maybe

Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or SSSCSSCC*

So there's no way I would have made it through the last few post-election days without the support of my friends and family, especially seeing so many reactions that amounted to"WHAT CAN I DO?" and last night I was struck by all the youth hitting the streets, but, even as I was there, I wondered "what can I, an older person out of the activist game, do?" Here's what I came up with: [more inside]
Chicago, IL at My Place, 11AM by MCMikeNamara - 50 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Perth, Scotland, 24th November

I'm in Perth for a couple of days and could meet up on the evening of Thursday 24th November. Are there any local MeFites interested?

2 attending
7 maybe

New Mexico: good company, good food

Let's celebrate ourselves and gather to eat some good food. No idea where or when, but we haven't had a meetup in way too long, and now seems like the perfect time. ABQ? SF? Both? More?

5 attending
11 maybe

Drinks with Me(fites)

Not sure what to say at this juncture in history, but I'd like to suggest a meetup, since I could use a drink or three. Join me and we can talk about the election, or not. [more inside]
New York at The Owl Farm, 4:30PM by ferret branca - 26 comments

0 attending
34 maybe

What is to be done?

If you're done venting, preferably using venues that don't give anyone fodder for gloating, and want to talk about doing something, anything, on the left bank of the Charles River, shall we get together for coffee and talk about it? Proposing December 9th, 8 PM

5 attending
4 maybe

Maine Cheerup Get Together

Ok well that election was a shitshow. Anyone in the Portland/Southern Maine area want to get together December 10th and have a lowkey cheerup chat/snack? [more inside]
Portland, ME at Dobra Tea, 2PM by selfnoise - 14 comments

6 attending
3 maybe

1 attending
1 maybe

Liars' League - Us and Them

Liars' League is a themed monthly fiction night, where professional actors read new short stories by writers from around the world. The stories this month feature baby rats, traumatised soldiers, uppity moths, self-consuming metafiction, 80s action figures, and a very sinister housing committee. No narrator is too unusual, no story too strange for our Us & Them event, as we hand over the mike to collective voices, extraordinary viewpoints and life-or-death clashes and connections. [more inside]
London, England at The Phoenix, 7:30PM by dng - 2 comments

7 attending
2 maybe

DC FOODIES November Pizzaventure

Since our last location apparently wants to make America great again (eyeroll), let's focus on what makes DC great right now. Comet Ping Pong is a DC institution and currently under fire from conservative internet nutjobs for stupid reasons. Let's give them dollars for their pizza. Also I want to keep the #cheesygoodness hashtag I used before. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Comet Ping Pong, 7PM by capricorn - 18 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Election night?

Hey all, any plans to watch the election in the Twin Cities on Tuesday? [more inside]

7 attending
0 maybe

Pittsburgh Arsenal Cider House Meetup!

Pittsburgh meetup!!! Come join us at Arsenal Cider in Lawrenceville, 7:30 PM. [more inside]
Pittsburgh, PA at Arsenal Cider House, 7:30PM by amicamentis - 9 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 87!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek Happy Hour, "Cost of Living": Lwaxana wants to get married on the Enterprise! Alexander wants more attention! Parasites just want more food! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 2 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Third Coast Conference!

Any public radio or podcasting MeFites gonna be in Chicago for the Third Coast Conference from Nov 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place? I'll be in from L.A. representing KCRW. Would be fun to have a lunch / drink / meetup at some point over the weekend, if we aren't already going to be stacked with plans. I haven't even looked at the schedule yet, but just throwing it out there. Would be fun to raise a glass with my fellow producers! (I'm also planning a field trip to the best bookstore in the world.)