March 2012 Archives (all archives)

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The end of an era: Gapers Block at the Bong

Metafilter's own me3dia had already planned a Gapers Block shindig at the Bong for Friday night, but now it'll be tinged with sadness: Cafe Bong is officially closing in two weeks. Come on out and say goodbye with a shot and a song before a Chicago institution shuts its doors.
Chicago, IL at Cafe Bong, 8PM by eamondaly - 7 comments

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MetaFilter Lunch

The next MeFi Lunch will be on Wednesday, April 4th. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Kenny and Zuke's, 12:45PM by nickthetourist - 22 comments

6 attending
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Let's walk Broadway again

Last fall we walked the length of Broadway. It was an intrepid little band of Mefites. Let's do it again! On a date to be determined, we will meet on the north east side of the Broadway Bridge (225th and Broadway) and walk to the Battery. [more inside]

12 attending
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PAX East MeFight Club redux

I think we all had a great time gaming and such last year -- let's do it again! The full show map hasn't been released yet, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a handheld lounge with beanbag chairs setup approximately where it was last year. (I'll post a comment with further details and a link to the map once it's available.) Let's plan to meet there on Saturday morning. We'll play it by ear afterwards -- maybe board games, maybe PC or console freeplay -- maybe both if we have more people than last year. [more inside]
Boston, MA at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 10AM by Plutor - 28 comments

12 attending
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April Goat

So, Wednesday is April 4th, the first Wednesday in April. Shall we meet at the Goat as per usual?
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 69 comments

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Portland, for brunch!

Hey, I'm coming to Portland, ME (the best Portland), and I want to have brunch with you! [more inside]
Portland, ME at Caiola's, 11AM by Eideteker - 14 comments

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PDX Shanrock pub trivia at the Guild

Wednesday March 28! Starts at 8pm, runs until 9:30-10p, sometimes a little more.
Portland, OR at The Guild, 7:45PM by curious nu - 13 comments

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Weekly Brooklyn Meetup--NEW LOCATION and TIME

Welcome to ReBar! As requested, a place in DUMBO with excellent food. I'm starting this one a little earlier than usual, but feel free to come when you can! I'll get us a table.

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Friday Dinner in Austin, April 6th.

Visting Austin (from Boston) for Easter and hoping to meet some Mefites. [more inside]

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Portland: Cards and beverages and foods

Greg_Ace's place is the.. the place! Saturday April 7, start showing up around 4PM or so. Bring some potluck-y foods (Greg will probably smoke some meats for us) and/or beverages (fermented or non). Gaming is going to be a mix of One Thousand Blank White Cards and Cards Against Humanity, and maybe even some regular cards. And who knows what else?!
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's Abode, 4PM by curious nu - 99 comments

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We're coming to Madison, Wisconsin!

Hoperaiseshell needs to visit the University of Wisconsin for her vet school and I am tagging along for the ride. We will arrive in Madison around the evening time of Thursday March 23 and leave Friday evening. [more inside]

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Glenn Greenwald at UW, Drinks After?

*****CANCELLED: The Greenwald talk has been cancelled. We'll have a meetup another time.****** Glenn Greenwald is speaking at the University of Washington on civil liberties erosion, on Thursday April 5th at 7:00pm. Perhaps it would be fun to attend the event and then head to the Avenue for drinks after? Here is a link to the event [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Kane Hall Rm 110, 7PM by Kwine - 12 comments

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Whidbey Mefites!

Don't pay the ferryman! (unless you want to!) Meetup for those of us on Whidbey Island WA or those who are willing to pay a small fee to join us! Food drinks and talk; I will bring Fluxx and Pirate Fluxx if we feel like being silly. [more inside]

4 attending
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MeFi Lunch - PDX/Chinatown style

Next lunch will be at Chen's Good Taste (no website of their own, sorry), located on NW 4th near the Chinatown gate. We meet once a week for lunch somewhere downtown. It's good opportunity to try places you might not have been or go to an old favorite! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Chen's Good Taste, 11:45AM by fiercekitten - 11 comments

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Los Angeles MeFi: Assemble!

Hola LA MeFi, We're meeting up Bigfoot West on Thursday, April 5th. They have a happy hour between 7 and 9, so we're gonna start the meet somewhere in there and keep going if we prove to be interesting enough company. I'll probably pop in around 8/8:30 and I have this bright pink sweatshirt that has inadvertently become my trademark and you can find me that way. There's a kind of corner booth in the back right that tends to empty-ish even when busy, so it might make sense to try and say Hi there. Any Q's, just send me a MeMail!
Los Angeles, CA at Bigfoot West, 8PM by GilloD - 36 comments

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Trivia at the Limerick

Trivia. Limerick. Anyone else in? [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle Hotel, 7:30PM by mosessis - 4 comments

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filthy light thief's return to Albuquerque

My wife and I are coming back to Albuquerque, with baby light thief in tow. We're arriving on March 30 and leaving on April 7, and our plans are open. UPDATE: date, time and location set! [more inside]

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Once more, Abu Dhabi?

Meetup in Abu Dhabi for any Mefites who might be moved to attend. [more inside]

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Hey Denver MeFites!

I just moved to the area and am looking for some awesome folks to hang out with. Naturally, MetaFilter is the place to find them! [more inside]
Denver, CO at The Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery, 1PM by fyrebelley - 26 comments

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Summoning all Trivia Nerds

Guild Trivia Night, Weds, 7:45pm. This time I'll remember the gift certificate, I swear. [more inside]
Portland, OR at The Guild Public House, 7:45PM by mrzarquon - 10 comments

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Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers

Oregon Brewers Guild is having their Belgian beer festival April 21. I know you all are interested. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Metalcraft Fabrication, 723 N Tillamook St, 2PM by fiercekitten - 50 comments

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Knoxville Meetup? Saturday, 14 April? Public House on Magnolia?

I suggested a Knoxville meetup last year but it fizzled. Never one to learn from my mistakes, I'm trying again! Can we scrounge up enough East Tennesseans for a meetup?

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Ikea Support Group

You need something from Ikea, but you're dreading the insane crowds and feeling pinned in the Ikea preset track. So why not make your list and join a bunch of Mefites for a cheap Swedish lunch. We can deal with our social anxiety with a group of social anxiety experts, and get our pre-fab fix together. [more inside]
Emeryville, CA at Ikea - emeryville, 3PM by politikitty - 15 comments

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15th Weekly Brooklyn Meetup

Did you survive St. Patrick's Day? Did you leave your liver at a bar in the West Village? We'd love to see you at the Brooklyn Inn either way! Dead people, the liver-less, and newcomers especially welcome! [more inside]
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:30PM by the young rope-rider - 18 comments

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Is this some Thing I'd need a TV to understand?

No! There are movie and music questions too, and a round that's all funny pictures. Geeks Who Drink trivia, Monday night at Tommy Doyle's
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 17 comments

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Lunch w/ MeFites

Let's do it again! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Habibi, 11:45AM by nickthetourist - 12 comments

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Triv at the Limerick

North Melbourne triv. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Limerick Castle, 7:30PM by pompomtom - 5 comments

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Brooklyn Weekly Meetup--Normal style

Back at the Brooklyn Inn. As usual we'll be in the middle room, which is on the lefthand side as you walk towards the back.
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Inn, 7:30PM by the young rope-rider - 22 comments

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Stir the Pot! The Debut!

I'm making my debut on the main stage at the Magnet Theater. Affirmative action ftw! [more inside]
New York, NY at The Magnet Theater, 7PM by Eideteker - 10 comments

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Trivia: Three in a row?

Last time we (Davy Jones' Locker) wound up in solo possession of second place, netting us a $15 bar tab for this week. The previous excursion we (In the Vault, Bob) wound up winning second in a tiebreak. Can we make it a third straight trip to medal territory? Join us at the Kelvin Arms and see! (MexicanYenta's suggested team name: Grand Forks Olive Garden.) Meet at 7:30, trivia at 8. Edit: Postponed for a week due to Real Life.
Houston, TX at Kelvin Arms, 7:30PM by Gridlock Joe - 9 comments

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Summoning Team Cobra Kai (Trivia Night)

We won last week, now we have to spend the $25 gift certificate some how. Shanrock Trivia the Guild.
Portland, OR at The Guild Public House, 7:45PM by mrzarquon - 12 comments

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Metafilter Bar Crawl

There seems to be interest, so let's have a Boston Bar Crawl! [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Hungry Mother, 5PM by backseatpilot - 71 comments

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More Portland Pubbery: Irish pub edition

Going to be headed over to County Cork tomorrow night for ye olde Irish music around 7 (music is supposed to start ~7:30). Haven't been there for music before, but the food's pretty good and the beer list is alright. Parking might be a bit iffy, though.
Portland, OR at County Cork Public House, 7PM by curious nu - 12 comments

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Promises kept

Back in the earthquake thread I made an offer to buy drinks for the folks in Tokyo. That trip got cancelled, but I'll be back over the weekend of April 14th. [more inside]
Taito, Japan at Ueno Station, Central Exit Mural., 7PM by Runes - 72 comments

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GDC meetup with hellojed

Mefi's own hellojed is in town this week for the GDC. I was lucky enough to get an evening out with this fine man, and we had such a good time, we decided that we must do it again before he leaves. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Smugglers Cove, 7PM by sambosambo - 27 comments

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Hello, Philadelphia

fiercekitten are I will be visiting Philly March 22-27 and thought a meetup seemed like a good idea. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at South Philadelphia Tap Room, 5PM by nickthetourist - 32 comments

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Columbia, Missouri

Jessamyn will be in town for a talk on the Mizzou campus tonight! [more inside]
Columbia, MO at Jesse Wrench Auditorium (S107 Memorial Union), University of Missouri- Columbia, 6PM by aabbbiee - 1 comment

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South Bay MeFites represent!

beekept lamented the South Bay's lack of meetups compared with San Francisco so I suggested we hold our own. [more inside]
San Jose, CA at Good Karma Vegan Cafe, 7PM by morganw - 24 comments

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Edmonton's second meetup, Pub 1905

Edmonton's first MeFi meetup back in December was fun, and it needs a sequel! [more inside]
Edmonton, AB at Pub 1905, 7:30PM by Fully Completely - 14 comments

1 attending
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Southern WI meetup?

I'm in Madison until 3-12....on which date I'm driving to Eau Claire and want to stop on the way in time for pie at the Norske Nook. :-) Meetup?
Madison, WI at great dane pub hilldale, 7PM by brujita - 21 comments

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Vienna Mefites, meet a brother up! March 19-26

Coming to Vienna, Austria from March 19 - 26. Would love to have a beverage or twelve with any Mefites in the region--first round's on me!
Vienna, Austria at Hammond and Bieradies, 4PM by Joseph Gurl - 6 comments

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Nova Social release party show @ Littlefield in Brooklyn

My band Nova Social is celebrating the release of our new record with a pretty exciting night at one of our favorite Brooklyn spaces. If you're looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night, check in for more details... [more inside]
New York, NY at Littlefield, 8PM by mintcake! - 1 comment

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Seoul, South Korea Meetup? It's been a year or so...

Last year's First Ever Seoul Metafilter Meetup was fun. There were three of us, and each of us drank for four, so it was crowded. Anyone up for doing it again? I'll buy at least a couple rounds... (and dare I imagine a Wonderchicken sighting?)

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Lunch w/ MeFites @ Deschutes PDX

Are any Portland MeFites interested in a lunch meetup with other MeFites? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Deschutes Brewery, 11:45AM by nickthetourist - 27 comments

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Auxiliary-not-NotGoat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 5: Electric Hand Jive!

Auxiliary-not-NotGoat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 5: Electric Hand Jive! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Fizz Chicago, 8:30PM by Evilspork - 2 comments

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An Evening of Nasty Palindromes

msalt will be in NYC to compete in the World Palindrome Championship! WOW*! He's looking for a small venue in town that might want to host an evening of Nasty Palindromes with 5 of the best palindromists in the world, ideally Friday night March 16th. [more inside]

9 attending
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Parents of young children meetup

Mefi parents and their babies/toddlers meetup. A meetup for the rest of us! [more inside]
Portland, OR at The Warehouse, 12PM by rabbitrabbit - 27 comments

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TEDxConcordiaUPortland Theme: Becoming Extraordinary

Hi Portland! You are hosting a TEDx conference at the end of the month. I'll be there, and I'm wondering if anyone else would be and would like to meetup during the day. There's still tickets, so if you haven't heard of or thought of this yet, you might be interested. I'm going because the Communicatrix is talking, and then I found out Sugar from the Rumpus would be another speaker, so I'm both thrilled and expecting to cry in public.
Portland, OR at Concordia University Portland, 8AM by ansate - 2 comments

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Auxiliary-not-Goat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 5: Electric Hand Jive!

Auxiliary-not-NotGoat-mid-month-Chi-trivia-meetup 5: Electric Hand Jive! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Fizz Chicago, 8:30PM by Evilspork - 2 comments

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OMFG GOMICHILD IS COMING TO MELBOURNE!!!! LET'S KEEP HER!!!!!

This is a very special episode of Melbourne Metafilter Meetups. So much so that we're being given several weeks notice! Mark your calendars or forever be wringing your hands in agony at having missed this historic event. This is like the second biggest event since Jessamyn came to Melbourne & only 2 people showed up. What a bunch of fucking slackers. [more inside]

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Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Anthology Reading

That's right -- it's the Portland launch for Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's latest anthology, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform -- featuring contributors Ezra RedEagle Whitman, River Willow Fagan (aka MeFi's own overglow), and editor Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Powell's on Hawthorne, 7:30PM by overglow - 2 comments