February 2013 Archives (all archives)

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Mefites of Tulsa - Cosmo Saturday March 23 5p

I will be in Tulsa in late March and would love to meetup with some local mefites for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine - perhaps in the Brookside area, suggestions are welcome. Please indicate your interest! Looks like Saturday March 23 is it. [more inside]

5 attending
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Scotland Run 10K in Central Park: Team MetaFilter

As part of this year's Tartan Week, NYC will hold the 10K Scotland Run in Central Park on April 6th at 8 AM. Registration is $37 and may be done here, and kilts are encouraged but not necessary. 10K is about 6.2 miles, or: twice as long as a 5K. Can you do this? Yes. Can you run or walk this? Yes. I believe in you. [more inside]
New York, NY at Central Park, 7:30AM by Greg Nog - 35 comments

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British Arrow Awards screening this weekend

The 2012 British Arrow Awards (formerly the British Television Advertising Awards) are screening this weekend. Let's go! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium, 2:30PM by homodachi - 7 comments

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"Shanghai Express" and/or food and/or libations

Next Sunday (March 3) the Roxie (16th and Mission) is screening the rarely-seen pre-code classic "Shanghai Express"- directed by Joseph Von Sternberg and starring the incomparable Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong. Meetup fun could occur before, after, and during, depending on preferences. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Roxie Theater, 3PM by foxy_hedgehog - 6 comments

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Data Lovers NYC

Agenda: 1. Meet and greet over refreshments. 2. Presentations by our featured speakers: Carl Schoonover and Paul Nemirovsky 3. Networking. This event is hosted and sponsored by Enigma Technologies 560 Broadway suite 402, 10012, New York, NY [more inside]
New York, NY at Enigma Technologies, 6:30PM by cyberdad - 3 comments

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Criterion Sundays: Smiles of a Summer Night

This week's film: Ingmar Bergman's SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. Pauline Kael: "Late in 1955, Ingmar Bergman made a nearly perfect work—the exquisite carnal comedy Smiles of a Summer Night. It was the distillation of elements he had worked with for several years... The film is bathed in beauty, removed from the banalities of short skirts and modern-day streets and shops, and removed in time, it draws us closer." Roger Ebert's Great Movie review. An interview with Bergman about the film. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 6PM by ocherdraco - 1 comment

2 attending
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Criterion Sundays: Mr. Arkadin

This week's film: Orson Welles' MR. ARKADIN: The Comprehensive Version. Time Out says: "Long unavailable for theatrical screening... Mr Arkadin assumed an equivalent patina of myth and legend to that cultivated by its central character.... Flamboyantly melodramatic, it's a playfully egocentric display of a magician's perverse revelation of his own trickery."

We are back to our regular schedule this week. Potluck dinner from 6pm, movie starts at 7 en punto. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 6PM by ocherdraco - 0 comments

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March Goat-Up (crush, you can stop twitching now)

OMG! It's my first goat/frog IRL post! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 5PM by misskaz - 57 comments

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PAX East Mefite Club III

Update: Sounds like folks are up for trying to meet at the board games library area at 10. I'll try to keep this thread updated through the day with location info. I know some people like to just wander the floor for a bit when they first get in so we can still aim to reconvene at noon.----- PAXEast is March 22-24. Anyone else planning to go? It hasn't always been the most organized meet-up but I had a lot of fun with some mefites last year. If there's enough interest, I propose a meet-up on Saturday for boardgames or PC/console freeplay. [more inside]
Boston, MA at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 10AM by Wretch729 - 54 comments

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Weekly Brooklyn Bearded Meetup

Have a beard? Want a beard? Want to show off your beard while someone throws popcorn at your face (consensually)? Then this meetup is for you! (Non-beardeds welcome as well).
Brooklyn, NY at 4th Ave Pub, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 28 comments

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Amsterdam, March 15-20.

Amsterdam: I will soon be in you. More specifically, I will be in you between Friday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 20. [more inside]

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Let's all drink together in San Antonio

I will be visiting the lovely Texan city of San Antonio from Sunday to Thursday in early March (the 3rd to the 7th) and I'd like to meet some of y'all at say The Friendly Spot on March 4th, at lets say 7:O0PM for now.
San Antonio, TX at The Friendly Spot, 7:30PM by The Whelk - 24 comments

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Wassup SF?

Ramp at 10am on Sunday 2/24?

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Potluck and Games

It's been a while since we've done one of these at my house, and I'm in the mood for some barbecue as well. You know the routine - food, beverages, games (including but not limited to Dominoes, apparently). I'll be making pastrami.
Portland, OR at Greg's House, 4PM by Greg_Ace - 89 comments

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A Feast

...time to circle the wagons, see friends you haven't seen in a while, let them know that they're important to you, and maybe even make new friends in the process. We've lost one of our own, and the best way to deal with that is to be together. [more inside]
Houston, TX at Feast, 12:30PM by jph - 39 comments

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Criterion Sundays: Eraserhead

As the IFC Center describes it: "David Lynch once described his stunning debut feature simply as 'a dream of dark and troubling things,' but the unclassifiable ERASERHEAD is so much more: an expressionistic headtrip, a Grand Guignol nightmare, a pitch-black comedy of manners, and even a deeply personal allegory about the (post-) nuclear family. Amidst a monochromatic wasteland teeming with smoke and shadows, Jack Nance’s wire-haired wage slave Henry struggles to navigate the horrors of mutant offspring, sinister hallucinations and, most terrifying of all, his new in-laws." How can you resist?

This week there will be no potluck, but feel free to bring snacks to eat during the movie. We're starting a little later than usual. Screening starts at 8pm sharp. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 8PM by ocherdraco - 9 comments

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David Bowie at the V&A

The Bowie exhibition at the V&A will be an awesome meetup. Museum, then pub, then food. [more inside]
London, England at Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL, 8PM by essexjan - 59 comments

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Love Your Farmer Day

There are Love Your Farmer Day events at the People's Food Co-op! I'm new to town, so I'll be there, and would love to make some new MeFi friends! [more inside]
Portland, OR at People's Food Co-op, 4:30PM by aniola - 4 comments

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Magma Festival Electronic Music Showcase.

An evening of electronic-ish music for annual Magma Festival fundraiser for Seattle's best non-profit internet radio station, Hollow Earth Radio [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Hollow Earth Radio, 8PM by loquacious - 3 comments

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Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup

Our March meetup will be Saturday the 16th. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks. Please post in the thread what you're bringing so others can make sure they don't bring the same thing, and/or so they can drool over the thought of homemade cookies. December's board game meetup lasted 8 hours, and January's lasted 9, so feel free to come over even if you can't make it for the first hour or three. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 2PM by ocherdraco - 35 comments

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Criterion Sundays: All That Heaven Allows

This week's film: Douglas Sirk's ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS ("a heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s small-town America"). Amazing trailer here. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 6PM by ocherdraco - 9 comments

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Gallifrey One Attendees

Going to Gallifrey One? Me too! Let's meet up. [more inside]

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ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP in Vermont

(The Rt Hon.) MP and I will be visiting Vermont on Saturday, February 23 (staying overnight in Windsor). We would love to meet area mefites (including those from New Hampshire, as I understand we will be on the border) that afternoon or evening someplace nearby. Would you do us the honor of joining us? (And would you do us the favor of suggesting a good place to meet?) Update: time and location chosen! 2pm, Whetstone Station, Brattleboro.
Brattleboro, VT at Whetstone Station, 2PM by ocherdraco - 18 comments

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Pub 1905, Edmonton

Come have a drink with some Edmonton MeFites! [more inside]

4 attending
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bathroom

Substitute valentines in the bathroom [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at 4th Ave Pub Bathroom, 7PM by the young rope-rider - 21 comments

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Yoni Ki Baat

Yoni Ki Baat is a South Asian take on the Vagina Monologues that has been part of the Bay Area for nearly 10 years. The pieces, written by South Asians around the world, deal with various themes of gender, sexuality, and race - from sexual repression, to health and beauty concerns, to love and marriage. I am performing in this so I'd love to see you there! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Women's Building, 7PM by divabat - 0 comments

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NoVA meetup: Carpool, Herndon

People of northern Virginia! Too long have the meetups in our area been centralized in the District of Columbia. Too long have we been asked to take 45-minute Metro rides on weeknights if we want to interact with our fellow MeFites! But on March 15, we take back our region! Or at least meet up for dinner and/or drinks in Herndon! [more inside]

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Melbourne Rebels super rugby match

Let's catch up for a rugby match this season. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, 7PM by mosessis - 16 comments

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Proposed High-Speed Rail Meetup at the Half Door

Connecticut (and Western Mass) MeFites, we're not really representing here. Let's change that, starting with a low-key and enjoyable evening at the Half Door in Hartford on Sunday, March 24th. [more inside]
Hartford, CT at The Half Door, 3PM by gauche - 53 comments

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It isn't Brotherly Love until someone drunkenly yells at Frogger

Lazaruslong and SpiffyRob live in Philly now! Let's all drink to celebrate! [more inside]

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It's a Presidents' Day blowout sale on trivia!

NOTE: NEXT MONDAY. I was hoping to call our regular Monday night Thing for this week, but with Harvard Square a giant slippery slushball at the moment, let's hold off for one more week for Geeks Who Drink trivia at Tommy Doyle's. I recommend listening to this to prepare.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 16 comments

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Kansas City

We're about due for another Kansas City meetup, don't you think? [more inside]

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Cleveland: The Meetup Part 2: The Revenge

Cleveland: we can do this. Almost there. (UPDATE: We did it - we set a date!) [more inside]
Cleveland, OH at Prosperity Social Club, 6:30PM by Tehhund - 11 comments

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Grammys Viewing?

Hi all! I don't get CBS at my place (weird, right?). Anyone wanna hang out somewhere in LA and watch the Grammys together? [more inside]

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Come watch some good people shave my head!

Like misskaz and bibliogrrl before me, I am going to shave my head to raise money for St. Baldrick's and kids' cancer research! HERE IS MY PAGE. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Fado Irish Pub, 5PM by phunniemee - 18 comments

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OMSI After Dark - Mythbusters Edition!

OMSI now has a Mythbusters exhibit in place. This months after dark will feature it, and is scheduled for the 27th. How about we get us some awesome SCIENCE! happening? [more inside]

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PDX Lunch!

Lunch on PSU Campus! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Rogue Hall, 12:45PM by nickthetourist - 13 comments

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Philadelphia Monthly Board Game Meetup

Let us escape the darkness and cold and go play board games together! [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 2PM by jessypie - 25 comments

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You're the Expert Tapes Again!

You're the Expert is a funny and informative podcast recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge, MA. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Oberon Theater, 8PM by Aizkolari - 24 comments

8 attending
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Brooklyn Lonely Hearts Club Meetup

(slightly less lonely hearts welcome). Make sure you come to the bar part of the bar. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Flatbush Farm, 7PM by the young rope-rider - 33 comments

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NYC Area Hiking Meetup, Redux

Yeah, it's winter, and sure it's cold, but I wanna go hiking! With you. And possibly eat donuts. [more inside]
New York, NY at Computech_Apolloniajames' Place, 8AM by computech_apolloniajames - 35 comments

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Irish cowboys unite!

If we aim for the middle of march, we can still call it "in lieu of St Patty's Day". [more inside]
Calgary, AB at Hop In Brew, 7PM by lizbunny - 19 comments

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Criterion Sundays: Topsy Turvy

Last night's screening of Diabolique was a lot of fun! On to the next Criterion Sunday: each weekend we* will gather for a potluck dinner and watch one of the hundreds of Criterion Collection films available through Roku/Hulu Plus. This week (2/10): Mike Leigh's TOPSY-TURVY, "an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists." *ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP, and friends, including non-mefites [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D), 6PM by ocherdraco - 3 comments

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ATTEND ALL THE MEETUPS

A couple people mentioned at BadHappy tonight wanting to come to the monthly Goat meetup, but not being able to make it because it's on a Wednesday (or during the week in general). [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pequod's Pizza, 5PM by Evilspork - 34 comments

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Know It All Trivia at Le Cagibi

Part II in the "let's find a really good Montreal trivia night" series: Know It All Trivia at Le Cagibi happens biweekly on Wednesdays. [more inside]
Montreal, QC at Le Cagibi, 7:30PM by snorkmaiden - 7 comments

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Welcome me back to Seattle!

Okay - let me preface this by saying that I don't really want to be the center of attention. But dammit, after spending 6 months in Moscow, Idaho (long story) I demand a meetup upon my return to Seattle. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at The Bar, 2PM by O9scar - 82 comments