December 2012 Archives (all archives)

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Drinks in NYC to entertain a visiting Canadian Contingent?

Bonjour! I'll be in NYC (staying in Brooklyn) with my sister on the night of January 3rd. My sister has expressed a certain dubiosity regarding the wisdom of meeting up with random Internet strangers for drinks. Can we prove her wrong? [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Barcade, 9PM by 256 - 15 comments

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Anyone up for a karaoke-theme Toronto meetup?

Hi all. My tenant is hosting the karaoke at the Jekyl and Hyde pub at 2340 Dundas Street West (Dundas West station) this coming Thursday night, starting at 10 p.m. I've promised him I'll show my support by showing up in my best landlady garb (complete with a worn, faded, half-buttonless housedress, scuzzy slippers, curlers, and one of my eighteen mangy cats in tow), and do my best rendition of "Live to Tell". And I'd like to have some fun people to hang out with between numbers. Does anyone want to come out for karaoke? The Jekyl and Hyde is a Firkin-like pub, the DJ's karaoke playbook is reportedly huge, and I'm told there aren't a lot of people who come to Thursday night karaoke, so you'll get the chance to sing several songs if you like. Or you can just point and laugh at those of us who do. We could also meet earlier than 10 p.m.
Toronto, ON at Jekyl and Hyde, 10PM by orange swan - 3 comments

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Impromptu Ballard (Seattle) Farmers' Market meetup!! Tomorrow!! (12/30)

stet and I are going to Ballard FM tomorrow. It is open 10am - 3pm. We will probably be there by about 11am, and hang around until at least noon, probably more like 1-2pm. Would anyone like to meet at Hattie's or Bastille or [insert place that is better to hang out because we don't know Ballard anymore]. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Ballard, 10AM by librarina - 4 comments

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Bangkok meetup? Maybe New Years?

Hey y'all, calling all Bangkok MeFites — my gf and I are in town through the evening of the second (plane out about 8pm), and would love to see some locals. We're staying at an airbnb in Pratunam, not too far from Victory Monument, and would enjoy dinner, drinks, etc. We're vegetarian and a little newb at Bangkok, so please keep that in mind.

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Cocktails on Thursday with Manhattan/NYC Mefites!

I'm home this week and looking for an excuse to come to NYC and hang out with mefites. Would anyone be up for a drink, a meal, or a show on Wednesday (26) or Thusday (27)? Update: Pencilled in est. 1986 Wine Bar/Lounge on Thursday the 27th [more inside]
New York, NY at est. 1986 Wine Bar/Lounge, 7:30PM by yaymukund - 35 comments

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help entertain a visiting mefite?

Update: we have confirmed brunch plans for Sunday, Dec. 30! Rosamunde in Mission (link above). [more inside]

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DC meetup at Tunnicliff's

Some MeFites were together last night and decided it was time to call a meetup on the east side of town, in particular at Tunnicliff's, which is relatively spacious, quiet, and near the metro. MrMoonPie suggested we meet around inauguration time. Perhaps a weeknight the week prior? The inauguration is on Monday, January 21.
Washington, DC at Tunniclif's, 6PM by exogenous - 42 comments

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Trivia: Armageddon It On!

This could be the last time we meet at the Maple Leaf Pub for Geeks Who Drink trivia. (If Doomsday doesn't come, we'll be back after New Year's.) You know the drill: Steak at 7, trivia at 8. Sorry for the late notice. ALSO! Keep 5 p.m., Saturday, January 12 open for the Quonsar get-together, also at the Maple Leaf, where we'll be spending our winnings! (Even more incentive to come down tonight and help spur us on to victory!)
Houston, TX at Maple Leaf Pub, 7PM by Gridlock Joe - 1 comment

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Doomsday Throwdown

Where will you be when the world ends? Want to be the one who throws the switch? [more inside]
New York, NY at Triple Crown, 9:30PM by Eideteker - 1 comment

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"A pinata full of scorpions."

The recent Cards Against Humanity post on the blue got me thinking: anyone in Toronto and nearby up for a Snakes and Lattes meetup for some games (of CaH and/or others diversions)? I am going to pitch next Friday the 28th, but I am open to other suggestions for date. Who's in?
Toronto, ON at Snakes and Lattes, 7PM by ricochet biscuit - 36 comments

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First Goat of the New Year

Assuming we all make it through to the other side of the holidays, the First Wednesday of the Month (and, indeed, of the new year itself) is January 2. Join us at the Goat for tinybeers and random whiskeys and sandwiches of various types topped with fried eggs.
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 5:30PM by crush-onastick - 119 comments

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Weekly Brooklyn Comedy Meetup

FINAL.Muchmore's is having a comedy thing, and our beloved (and be-liked and be-"he's okay I guess"ed) mefite Greg Nog will be one of the people doing a comedy thing. I hope everyone finds this fun and has a fun time. It costs $5 which is about as much fun as I plan to have. There is cheap beer there. [more inside]

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Cooking dinner at RMH -- Streeterville

EDIT: We got sniped on the date by some other do-gooders! Let's reassess after we do it at Hyde Park. [more inside]

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Cooking dinner at RMH -- Hyde Park

RMH Dinner 1: Let's get together and cook dinner for sick kids and their families at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL) on Saturday, 3/2/13 starting around 4:30pm and finishing around 8:30pm [more inside]
Chicago, IL at ronald mcdonald house -- Hyde Park, 4:30PM by garlic - 68 comments

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Charlotte Meetup?

Are there any Charlotte area mefites interested in a meetup?

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Potluck on the Lower East Side! [NOT FIERI-IST]

After the success of the Fieri meetup, plus the middling quality of its food, there has been talk of a Fieri-themed potluck, in which we out-Fieri the Fieri. For this, newpotato has graciously suggested that we might use her bar, Rivington 151. [more inside]
New York, NY at Rivington 151, 3PM by Greg Nog - 315 comments

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Metafilter Holiday Gathering??

I'll be sticking around Hong Kong for the holidays. Does anyone else want to just have a night out of food and drink?? (Also, are we still the most ascetic mefi meetupers ever??)

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It's don't mean a Thing

if it ain't got that Geeks Who Drink trivia swing! Starring me, back for the winter break, at Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 12 comments

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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation - at 92Y

Hey, 92Y Tribeca is holding a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation with Q&A and a book launch! [more inside]
New York, NY at 92Y Tribeca, 5:30PM by oh yeah! - 2 comments

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MeFites in Berlin?

I'm so excited that my trip to Berlin is finally here! I will be staying in the Prenzlauer Berg area between December 22-28. I realize this is a very sticky time of year to try to host a meetup, but I would dearly love to meet up with any Berliner MeFites in the area. My schedule is extremely flexible (the only thing on the docket so far are Christmas Eve dinner reservations), and I'm up for most things as long as they don't involve waiting in a line for three hours. Would anyone be interested in a meetup? I'm open to any suggestions for venues, since this is my first time visiting Berlin!!
Berlin, Germany at Cafe Engels, 8PM by mostly vowels - 21 comments

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Everything is terrible! (@ the Cinefamily)

EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE descends on the Cinefamily for an evening of the best, weirdest shit you've ever seen. More about Everything is Terrible can be found here. I will not do it justice. There is a 9:30 and a midnight showing, but midnight seems slightly ambitious, maybe? Tickets are $12, free for members. Buy your ticket in advance! (Don't be like me with the endeavor space shuttle visit, m'kay?)
Los Angeles, CA at Cinefamily, 9:30PM by ablazingsaddle - 3 comments

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Beer Belly Brunch

I just moved to Koreatown and mandymanwasregistered was all Oh you -have- to go to Beer Belly and I was all no way we have to go to Beer Belly and she was all Yeah for brunch! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Beer Belly, 12PM by carsonb - 11 comments

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Jersey City Indian food holiday meetup

It's been a while since the last Jersey City meetup -- I've been wanting to call one since the electricity was restored to Newark Ave, and was waiting on the weekend PATH service to be restored but I'm tired of waiting. Who's up for another Rasoi buffet? [more inside]

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Cleveland: The Meetup

I feel it’s about damned time Clevelanders (and Northeast Ohio MeFites in general) have their own meetup. Let’s do this. Let’s make it happen. Ohio City? Lakewood? Cleveland Heights? KENT? [more inside]

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Board games in Montreal

I'm having people over for board games during the holidays, and I'd love to have even more people. We have heavy games, light games, cooperative games. Gaming will take place in franglais, depending on who shows up. The start time is probably 2, but may be a bit earlier or later. [more inside]
Montreal, QC at My home, 2PM by jeather - 15 comments

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Folk-pop show @Mississippi Studios

I will be playing at this show which benefits Foundation First. Bands include: The Dimes, Holiday Friends, and Northeast Northwest. A $10 donation goes towards the OPENING of the Good Grace Primary School in Kacerere, Uganda and books, backpacks, and medicine for its future students. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios, 8PM by klausman - 2 comments

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Los Angeles Percussion Quartet at Atwater Crossing

So the LA Percussion Quartet, who were just nominated for a couple Grammys (!), is playing some new music for percussion and electronics, including pieces by James Tenney, John Cage, Ben Hackbarth, Shaun Naidoo, Daniel Lentz, and me! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Atwater Crossing, 8PM by speicus - 6 comments

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Cooking dinner for families of sick kids

So the proposed meetup is cooking dinner in Feburary or March at a Ronald McDonald house to be determined. [edit] This is now defunct. See the other two proposed meetups. [more inside]

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Les Miserables Mefite showing?

Is there enough interest in the film Les Miserables among the Chicago Cabal to organize a group trip to the movie theater? [more inside]

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Meet up with ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP

We're New York mefites visiting for the holidays! We'll be staying in Chattanooga from Jan. 2-4, and we'd like to meet the locals. Let's get together on the evening of the 2nd or 3rd. Suggestions for venues welcome. (Vegan friendly preferred.)
Chattanooga, TN at Taco Mamacita, 7PM by ocherdraco - 23 comments

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PDX "seasonal holiday of your choice" potluck dinner

Open invitation to any Portland Mefites who for whatever reason aren't planning to spend the holiday otherwise occupied visiting or being visited by relatives, and are interested in getting together during the weekend of Dec. 22nd - or perhaps 29th? - for a relaxed and calorie-filled nondenominational dinner. I'd be willing to host, as well as roast or smoke meat of some sort. People could bring side-dishes / desserts / drinks - you know, the usual. We can toast the season, have some fun, and avoid sitting home alone in the dark drinking box wine and feeling maudlin and sorry for ourselves! Yay! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 5PM by Greg_Ace - 65 comments

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PDX "we haven't been to Green Dragon in awhile" pub meetup

...we haven't been to Green Dragon in awhile! Let's do that again. We can play that old favorite, "Which of these beers that we finally decided on aren't actually available, despite the fact that this list was printed half an hour ago?"
Portland, OR at Green Dragon, 3PM by curious nu - 33 comments

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Brooklyn Weekly Post-karaoke Meetup

There's live band karaoke until 9 or so, so let's go to that and then convene at Soft Spot. Thanks to Ragged Richard for the suggestion!

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Des Moines

There hasn't been one of these in Des Moines in a while. I moved here about a year ago, so let's see if there's some interest! UPDATE: Raccoon River at 5:30 PM on Saturday, January 5th. UPDATE UPDATE: Cancelling due to lack of interest [more inside]
Des Moines, IA at Raccoon River Brewing Company, 5:30PM by cellphone - 7 comments

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Negativland Live at the Uptown in Oakland

Negativland (recently, previously, eleven) are playing at the Uptown on Dec 29. I'm going. Anyone else? I know you're among us.
Oakland, CA at The Uptown, 8PM by changoperezoso - 0 comments

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PDX MeFi music night - CANCELLED

UPDATE: Event cancelled due to lack of interest. [more inside]

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Dinner with Snarl!

Hello, all, I am new to the Bay Area, am going to be in San Francisco this Friday (Dec. 7) and I would love to meet all of you over dinner! We're meeting at Frjtz at 6. [more inside]

10 attending
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Holiday drinks in SF?

Feeling the need for some SF MeFite love this holiday season? Let's do the usual and get some drinks somewhere. Open to suggestions for both dates and bars with awesome seasonal beverages.

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Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup

Our January meetup will be on Saturday the 12th. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks. December's board game meetup lasted 8 hours, so feel free to come over even if you couldn't make it for the first hour or three.
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 2PM by ocherdraco - 38 comments

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Meetup: Doomsday

Fancy a party with a crystal ball at the end of the world? The Young Friends of the Penn Museum (disclosure: I'm on the committee!) are putting on a shindig to celebrate the final countdown to the end of the baktun...and to dance in the next. Circus performers, one free drink, lots of dancing, super sweet Egyptian and Chinese artifacts.... [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Penn Museum, 9PM by jetlagaddict - 1 comment

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Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition

It been a while since we've had a meetup in San Jose, so how about getting together Friday the 14th to check out Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition. [more inside]
San Jose, CA at Tech Museum, 5PM by sambosambo - 27 comments

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Main Line @ Tired Hands, December edition!

Hey Main Line (and Philly folk!) Confirmed : December 19th, 6ish! I hear they have housemade candied bacon now, which is probably of interest to many! Come at any point; we'll probably move upstairs when we hit four people or so and I'll update this then. Last month was really fun, want to meet up at Tired Hands again? I know there are some interested parties who haven't been able been able to make it to last ones, and I know ye holidaye parties are upon us, so what time and dates work for everyone? [more inside]
Ardmore, PA at Tired Hands Brewing Company, 6PM by jetlagaddict - 26 comments