February 2012 Archives (all archives)

9 attending
4 maybe

THE BALDENING

You may remember this question. The time has come for me and misskaz to have our heads shaved for St. Baldrick's with the team name you helped us pick. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Fado Irish Pub, 4PM by bibliogrrl - 20 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Weekly Pub Trivia at Guild Public House

As discussed at the last meet up, Shanrock Triviology is starting up at The Guild Public House, every wednesday at 8pm! [more inside]
Portland, OR at The Guild Public House, 7:45PM by mrzarquon - 23 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

Classic(al) Pub Fare on Leap Day

Delphinium Quartet at the Broadway McMenamins, Wednesday (Feb 29) evening at 6:30.
Portland, OR at Broadway McMenamins, 6:30PM by curious nu - 12 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

On Time - Adelaide Fringe, Feb 28 to Mar 3

After a successful season as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, a show I wrote - Richard Di Gregorio: On Time - is opening tonight as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. It's great to be taking the show on the road! I'm flying into Adelaide this afternoon for opening night. [more inside]
Adelaide, Australia at The Metropolitan Hotel, 8PM by crossoverman - 0 comments

3 attending
4 maybe

Brooklyn Leap Year Meetup

Nothing too fancy...OR IS IT???
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 26 comments

3 attending
2 maybe

Golden Triangle Pub Night

Starting a regular monthly meetup covering K-W, Guelph, Cambridge, etc. - this month, downtown Kitchener: Sunday, March 11, 8 PM. [more inside]
Kitchener, ON at Firkin at the Tannery, 8PM by flex - 7 comments

6 attending
0 maybe

Trivia: Quantum Leap Day

Previously: Last time, we won the second-place tiebreaker in sudden death. And quizmaster Scott is buying us a round this time for the win for best team name. And so Dr. Metafilter finds himself leaping from trivia night to trivia night, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home. ..Oh, wait, what? It's just Leap Day, not Quantum Leap Day? Guess we'll have to put the DVDs down and go out for trivia at the Kelvin Arms.
Houston, TX at Kelvin Arms, 7:30PM by Gridlock Joe - 7 comments

22 attending
11 maybe

SXSW 2012 - Austin

Following up on this MeTa thread about meeting up at SXSW this year in Austin. Proposed date is Saturday, March 10. Proposed location is Dive bar. [more inside]
Austin, TX at Dive Bar and Lounge, 6PM by mattbucher - 62 comments

9 attending
3 maybe

Chicago meetup

One night dark when we were all in bed, Mrs. O'Lantern left her leary in the shed [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pequod's, 9PM by brujita - 41 comments

7 attending
5 maybe

Visit to NYC

Short notice meetup, y'all! I have a work trip in NJ next week and have decided to capitalize with a quick trip to NYC. Come hang out Saturday night!
New York, NY at Four Faced Liar, 8PM by Stewriffic - 13 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

Ann Arbor meet-up? It's been too long!

Updated - 4pm, ABC, Sunday March 18 A few people have chimed in with what works for them and this was best.
Ann Arbor, MI at Arbor Brewing Company, 4PM by leslies - 16 comments

6 attending
0 maybe

pub trivia

pub trivia at the pub again with the shitty food [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle, 7:30PM by goshling - 6 comments

15 attending
9 maybe

March Goating--Pre-shearing party

I keep losing track of when the March Goating is. It should be next week, but for the leap year thing, it's the week after. So I'm putting it here, to keep me from forgetting. Perhaps it will help someone else. In the interests of helping others, we'll meet instead at the Grafton Pub, in Lincoln Square, where misskaz is guest bartending from 6pm-9pm to raise money for the shearing of her goat head for charity.
Chicago, IL at The Grafton Pub, 6PM by crush-onastick - 61 comments

10 attending
0 maybe

Bonjour New Orleans!

My yearly trip to New Orleans is up and coming! I shall be in the fine and fair city for a week starting Friday the 24th. We should totally hang. UPDATE We will be at the Roosevelt Hotel's Sazerac bar at 8pm on Saturday the 25th.
New Orleans, LA at The Roosevelt Hotel - Sazerac Bar, 8PM by The Whelk - 30 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Berlin, Europe

Update: Time and space coordinates set for Bullys Bakery, Wednesday Feb 29th at 1700. I will try to be there a few minutes before, and put a sheet of paper on the table, with METAFILTER written on it. [more inside]
Berlin, Germany at Bully's Bakery, 5PM by gmm - 23 comments

3 attending
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10 attending
10 maybe

Say goodbye to the tiny annoying one!

A whopping eight months after setting foot in Toronto to examine people's financial statements and tell them how they're doin' it wrong, I went and landed myself a job in the US doing stuff that's much more up my alley. Pending approval by our friendly neighbourhood border service agents, I will be leaving Toronto for the brighter pastures of North Carolina in about eight weeks. I'd like to see my favourite Toronto-KWC-Buffalo-ans sometime before I leave. March 31st, 8 PM, Local 4. Be there. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Pilot, 8PM by Phire - 41 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Montreal. March. Me. Meetup?

I am on the road again and will see some of you in Montreal this Saturday. [more inside]
Montreal, QC at Juliette et Chocolat, 8PM by ricochet biscuit - 10 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

The Just Ones

I'm seeing a friend in Camus's Les Justes (The Just Ones) on Saturday night. Anyone want to join me? He writes, It's Albert Camus being challenging as hell. Unreasonably passionate characters slamming up against terrorism, morality, violence begetting violence, death... also I'm rocking a pretty ridiculous beard. ... There's a Metro station, or you just do 395 to 110 to Wilson. Tickets.
Arlington, VA at Artisphere, 7:30PM by brainwane - 0 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Socializin', BBQin', and homebrewin'

This was pulled together on the spur of the moment, apologies for the short notice. A couple of us will be getting together Saturday evening to start batches of homebrew beer, and thought, what the hell, throw it onto IRL to see who else might want to show up. Although beer-making will be going on, the overall theme of "beer" certainly includes those who enjoy drinking it even if they don't get into making it. I'll be smoking some meats; bring other food and beer and we'll hang out....it's just that simple, really.
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 5PM by Greg_Ace - 11 comments

5 attending
0 maybe

When in London, meetup!

I'm in London the first weekend of March. Presumably many of you are in London then too (or always are). Let's meet up! [Specifically: we'll meet at noon on March 4 at Marble Arch - essexjan says it's at the right corner of Hyde Park for Speaker's Corner, and you can't miss it, it's a huge great marble arch in the middle of the road. ] As linked in this comment, we'll head to Richoux afterwards, specifically the one at Mayfair at 41a South Audley Street. Might be sooner rather than later if the talk about rain is truth. [more inside]
London, England at Speaker's Corner, meet at Marble Arch, 12PM by nat - 38 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Saratoga Dance Flurry Festival

Are any other Mefites planning on being at the Flurry Festival this weekend? Any interest in a meetup?

0 attending
0 maybe

Storytelling night at Mezrab, Amsterdam

Hi y'all. Mezrab is hosting a storytelling night this Friday the 17th. Would you folks like to come?

5 attending
4 maybe

Portland bowling

Grand Central Bowling, 3pm on March 18. Probably food/drink nearby afterwards.
Portland, OR at Grand Central Bowling, 3PM by curious nu - 68 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

CANCELLED--Weekly Brooklyn Meetup!

CANCELLED! DON'T GO! See you next week. [more inside]
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 3 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Trivia: In The Vault, Bob

We were thisclose to a second-place finish last time we met for Geeks who Drink trivia at the Kelvin Arms. The Best Team Name theme will be that old Dating Game staple: Where is the strangest/best/worst place to “make whoopee?” We'll be in the vault at 7:30 for trivia at 8.
Houston, TX at Kelvin Arms, 7:30PM by Gridlock Joe - 5 comments

5 attending
0 maybe

melbourne trivia at the limerick

once more, wednesday trivia at the Limerick Castle. we've given the locals a couple of wins, so it's time to start clocking up points again for the end-of year trophy. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle Hotel, 7PM by russm - 0 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Redrick Sultan/The Harvey Girls

Redrick Sultan is proggy, awesome, and from Vancouver, BC. The Harvey Girls is me and from PDX. [more inside]
Portland, OR at World Famous Kenton Club, 9:30PM by sleepy pete - 1 comment

5 attending
0 maybe

Show Me Some Swiss Hospitality!

I will be in Zurich and at loose ends on Wednesday, 14 March. If there are any Mefites in the area who would like to get together for a relatively quiet drink and/or meal at Café Zähringer, I would love to meet you! [more inside]
Zurich, Switzerland at Café Zähringer, 7PM by GenjiandProust - 19 comments

0 attending
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Mefites in Istanbul?

I'll be on my own in Istanbul from Feb 23-Mar 1. There are some quintessential experiences that seem better enjoyed with other people. Anyone up for meze and rakı? Catching some local music? Checking out art galleries in Beyoğlu? Doing something else you think an American visiting Turkey simply can't miss?

2 attending
14 maybe

The Much Anticipated NYC Trivia Night

As a result of this post and from the fact that several of us just really wanted trivia to happen already/actually went to the trivia night at this place and had a good time, we are going to try our first NYC MeFite trivia night at Last Exit Bar. [more inside]
New York, NY at Last Exit Bar, 8:30PM by bookwibble - 25 comments

6 attending
1 maybe

People all over the world, join hands, start a love Thing

What better way to celebrate the day before Valentine's Day than by taking that special someone to Geeks Who Drink trivia, Monday night at Tommy Doyle's. Alternatively, drown your sorrows with the $80 in gift certificates we have amassed.
Mid-Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 36 comments

8 attending
1 maybe

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Meetup time/place/date set! I hope everyone can make it. We live in the middle of nowhere and seeing some friendly mefite faces would be lovely.
Ottawa, ON at Vineyards on the Byward Market, 4PM by supercoollady - 33 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

The Best Barbacoa Tacos In Los Angeles

So, I've found the best barbacoa tacos, ever. With three kinds of salsa. And chia lemonade. In a pop-up street market in DTLA. Let's have lunch this Saturday at 1PM. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Olympic Weekend Market (made up name), 1PM by fake - 15 comments

10 attending
18 maybe

Exploratorium After Dark

Exploratorium After Dark happens on the first Thursday of every month. This month's theme is vinyl (as in records). It includes the guy who has figured out a way to play records by taking pictures of them, who probably deserves a metafilter post of his own. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Exploratorium, 6PM by madcaptenor - 40 comments

29 attending
16 maybe

Autodesk Design Gallery Tour (Beer/Wine Afterwards)

Inspired by this thread on the 3-D printing of a jawbone, I'd like to organize a private tour of the San Francisco Autodesk Gallery for Mefites. For Mefites, by an official Mefite guide. NOTE: Updated info in extended description. Now including drinks info! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Autodesk Gallery, 6PM by sfkiddo - 91 comments

4 attending
6 maybe

Tiny Fix Bar Night & Group Ride

Miss Kaz and I started a bike gang. Our first event is a bar night at one of our favorite tiny local watering holes that will end with a short, three mile group ride to the best monthly dance night in town. If you don't bike, we won't tell. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Small Bar Logan, 7PM by Juliet Banana - 6 comments

11 attending
1 maybe

Meet your maker: Wellington, New Zealand

It is with great excitement that I propose a Wellington Meet up for Metafilter, to be attended by mathowie, in town for Webstock this year. [more inside]

5 attending
3 maybe

Auxiliary-not-Goat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 4: Electric Troubadour!

Auxiliary-not-Goat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 4: Electric Troubadour! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Fizz Chicago, 8:30PM by Evilspork - 4 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

us pycon mefirlistas?

A bunch of pals and I are going to Pycon this March in Santa Clara. Are you? Do you want to have a mefi bof? I'll probably be around starting 3/3 or 3/4.

3 attending
2 maybe

Regular Wednesday Trivia

Wednesday again, and trivia at the Limerick. That's the Limerick Castle in North Melbourne, not the Limerick Arms in South Melbourne where I booked a table last week. Apparently they also do Wednesday trivia at the Limerick Arms. But we'll be at the Limerick Castle in North Melbourne.
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle Hotel, 7:30PM by russm - 3 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Auxiliary-not-Goat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 3: Electric Troubadour!

Auxiliary-not-Goat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 3: Electric Troubadour! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Fizz Chicago, 8:30PM by Evilspork - 2 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Day-Glo Pirate Reggae Mini-Golf

A Zeroth-hole cocktail at Kelly's Olympian (426 SW Washington), followed by an evening of mini-golf at Glowing Greens (509 Sw Taylor St). [more inside]
Portland, OR at Glowing Greens, 6PM by Greg_Ace - 60 comments

5 attending
6 maybe

Weekly Meetup on the Moon (Actually Brooklyn)

Astronauts, cosmonauts, argonauts, and human-friendly extraterrestrials are welcome this Wednesday at The Brooklyn Inn. Bring a spacesuit!
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 6 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Burning Beers Singapore—Burning Man meetup

Time for a Burning Beers, the first for 2012. Come and meet one of the newly minted official Burning Man Regional Coordinators for Singapore and other former, present and future Burners over a couple of beers. Questions will be answered, passions will be enflamed. Afterward, a little man might even be burnt. [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe

The Real Secrets Show

The Real Secrets Show presents engaging comedic storytelling from some of Toronto's finest performers, offering up stories of secrets they've kept and the impact they've had on their lives. Audience members and performers alike mask their identity and sign binding non-disclosure agreements at the door to create a safe circle of sharing. The Real Secrets Show presents the cathartic power of unburdening combined with hilarity to create a truly one-of-a-kind event. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Comedy Bar, 8PM by SassHat - 0 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Toronto's Indie Comedy Hour

Toronto's Indie Comedy Hour is a show that you have to see at least one time. It's fun, it's low-key and it's held in a really nice venue, No One Writes To The Colonel (they have some bitchin' mojitos). The show has featured performances from Hannibal Buress (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), Bob Kerr (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Hotbox), Marco Bernardi (Cream of Comedy 2010), to name but a few. Each show closes out with an open mic showcasing up-and-comers who may be featured acts in upcoming editions of the Indie Comedy Hour. FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY: - Avery Edison - Jon Kane - Blair Streeter - Diana Love [more inside]
Toronto, ON at No One Writes To The Colonel, 8PM by SassHat - 4 comments

0 attending
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Painting with Words & Fire (15 - 25 Feb)

Reveling in your passion is one thing, but when does it become an unhealthy obsession? Painting with Words and Fire explores the lives of three women: Penny a pyromaniac, who has a penchant for burning brothels; Jane, searching for one more poem from her boyfriend; and Sophia, trapped inside Lady Macbeth. They all find themselves at a crossroads. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Revolt Productions, 8PM by crossoverman - 0 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Northern Delaware Meetup

Tired of feeling left out by the Philadelphia and Baltimore meetups? It's time Delaware christened a meetup of its very own. [more inside]
Newark, DE at Iron Hill Brewery, 7PM by amelliferae - 24 comments

1 attending
3 maybe

Make-Out with Female Trouble

Female Trouble is playing at the Make-Out Room! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Make-Out Room, 7:30PM by smartyboots - 3 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

Dan Wilbur (previously) is having Jeff Ryan to speak about his book Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America at the Community Bookstore in Brooklyn [more inside]
New York, NY at Community Bookstore, 6PM by griphus - 1 comment

0 attending
0 maybe

Denver, would you like to meet up with some dude going to a conference?

I'm going to 360 MacDev in Denver. So, I've got Thursday and Saturday (Feb. 2 and 4) evenings to kill. I'd love to kill one of them with some MeFites! Is anyone up for hanging out somewhere in downtown Denver any of those nights?