April 2011 Archives (all archives)

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Asheville, Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th

I'll be passing through Asheville on the evening of Sat, May 7th on my way to visit my brother in Ohio, and hiking in the area with a pal on Sunday May 8th. She wants to go someplace a bit out of the ordinary, if possible, and I'd like to see spring wildflowers and/or waterfalls, if possible. We'd almost certainly be up for drinks and food on Saturday or Sunday night as well - i.e., we'll be out and about and would totally love to have MeFite company. Anyone interested in a day hike and/or dinner? Queer bar recommendations welcome, too.

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" with six actors playing all the parts -- roles randomized at each performance

This production of Shakespeare's comedy features mefite Evangeline and is directed by another mefite, grumblebee. Every actor has memorized multiple roles. At each performance, the audience chooses which actor plays which part. Tickets are normally $18. We're making $15 tickets available to metafilter members. Use the code word MEFI when reserving seats. Details inside. [more inside]
New York, NY at Access Theatre, 8PM by grumblebee - 4 comments

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State Of The Arts - Chicago

Music, art, video, and brainy lectures, presented by Truman College's Philosophy Club. And it's free! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at O'Rourke Theatre at Truman College, 6PM by jtron - 3 comments

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Singapore's First!!!1!!

Looks like there has never been a Singapore meetup. With a population 3 times that of Manhattan, this omission will not stand. Time for the first one! [more inside]

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Hello, Maine!

(The Rt Hon.) MP and I are coming to Portland this weekend, and would love to meet up with Portlanders on Sunday, May 1 before we leave around two-ish. Shall we do lunch, Portland?

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Richmond, VA Meetup Interests

Hey Richmondland Mefites! Interested in doing another meetup? What are you into? What days and times work for everyone? [more inside]

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Meet up in Tel Aviv/Israel?

I'm moving to Tel Aviv in less than a week, and thought it would be great to meet other MeFites there, if they're around. Anyone around?

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One-day, walking puzzle hunt

Like puzzles, ciphers and scavenger hunts? DASH (Different Area, Same Hunt) is a fun group event taking place in multiple cities this weekend. We've reserved a team spot for Portland and would like 2-4 more people to join us for Saturday morning puzzle-y adventures. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Unknown until later this week, 10AM by lhall - 10 comments

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Monthly Goat.

Tiny Beers, cheeseborgers, possibly springlike weather. What has everyone been up to since last month? Meet us at the usual place, at the usual time, and listen to the usual stories. It will be fun! No, really. It usually is! The question is: "What are you doing to ensure it stays that way?" That's what I thought; see you there.
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern Original, 6PM by crush-onastick - 133 comments

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Jersey City Barcade

Barcade Jersey City is finally open, anybody interested in an arcade game & beer meetup? [more inside]

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Los Angeles Euchre Meetup

With as many native upper midwesterners that have emigrated to Los Angeles, there should be a lot more Euchre played around these parts. But, there's not. And we need to fix that. And if you don't know how to play, and are curious how under certain circumstances the Jack of Clubs is actually a Spade, and vice versa (well, quad-versa when considering the red cards), read on. You'll love spending time in the barn. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Farmer's Market (between Loteria and the crepe shop), 6PM by hwyengr - 29 comments

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Brunch meetup in New Orleans?

I'm going to the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans. Anyone want to get together between June 5 and 9? [more inside]

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Reviving the Manhattan meetup

I'm coming back into town soon and would love to see you folks again! Let's meet at Revival for Sunday night drinks. Who's in?
New York, NY at Revival, 7PM by grouse - 30 comments

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Funk

Hey if you'd like why don't you come to my gig at Alive One! My band, The Heard, is playing there from 10:00 until late. Instrumental funk along the lines of Medeski Martin and Wood, The Meters, Greyboy Allstars, etc. Also $3 craft beer cans.
Chicago, IL at Alive One, 10PM by IjonTichy - 3 comments

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Whiskey Tasting at Greg_Ace's house

At the last Portland meetup, the subject of a scotch tasting came up. The backstory is long and unnecessary, but the upshot is that we thought it sounded like a hoot and I'm willing to host it at my house in SE Portland (4414 SE Center St., near SE 42nd and Powell). NOTE: The original plan of "five or six different types of scotch" has mutated into "whiskey" in general, to include Irish whiskey and bourbon. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 6PM by Greg_Ace - 151 comments

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Interest in a pub trivia team?

I'd like to revive interest in a pub trivia team that we talked about a while back. [more inside]

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Celebrate Democracy Even As We Lament the Results

I'm having people over to watch the election results come in, listen to the speeches etc. etc. Feel free to join us! [more inside]

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Guitar Wolf Concert

Anyone in for a Guitar Wolf show on a Wednesday night? [more inside]
Vancouver, BC at Biltmore, 9:30PM by Hoopo - 5 comments

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Vegan Taste-a-Thon

I am having a vegan taste-a-thon at this weekend's Montreal Geek Out! around 3 pm. It would be nice if you came by, said hi to me or Shepherd (he's way more prolific on the board than I am) and had yourself a tasty treat. If you like what you see at the Geek Out!, stick around for a board game or two!
Montreal, QC at Burritoville, 3PM by Kitteh - 0 comments

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Booze, Underwear, and Rock and Roll

Join Bunny and Coco Ultramod of the pop punk band The Ultramods (AKA Max "Bunny" Sparber, Astro Zombie on MetaFilter and arts columnist for MinnPost, and Coco Mault, writer for City Pages' Dressing Room blog) as they read selections from their nonficiton ebook, "Bunny and Coco Get Smashed." [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Kieran's Irish Pub, 1PM by Astro Zombie - 0 comments

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Nerdy standup comedy in Brooklyn

Have you ever thought, "I wish Sumana Harihareswara would do some standup comedy about project management, Linux, relationships, Agile, public transit, science fiction, and These Kids Today"? I'm performing half an hour of geeky standup in the basement of a church in Greenpoint. 8-8:30pm. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Greenpoint Reformed Church, 8PM by brainwane - 2 comments

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The Get Together

This year Boston is having its second electronic music festival and once again there is a big record swap/concert/fashion show/dance party. I am playing some records (ambient weird and weird dub and dub techno) starting at noon, and I would love it if you would come. [more inside]
Boston, MA at Pozen Center at MassArt, 12PM by mkb - 2 comments

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Battlefield Earth at the Brattle Theatre! HA! HA! HA!

We enjoyed the hijinks of Nilbog at Horace Rumpole's excellent birthday party, so I thought local MeFites might be up for the majesty of Battlefield Earth, which is showing at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge this Friday night at 9:45 PM. (Sorry about the short notice. I just found out!) [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Brattle Theatre, 9:15PM by ignignokt - 22 comments

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Toronto meetup at Ceili Cottage at Queen and Leslie

We are overdue for a meetup. The last one, at the Ben Wicks on Parliament, was fittingly genteel. Shall we try for the Leslieville pub with a warm interior and full menu? The Roy, 842 Queen East west of Logan (72 bus by TTC), Thursday, May 5, 2011, at say 19:30 hours? No, we’re doing it at the Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen East just east of Leslie, Thursday, May 12, 7:30 onward. (Queen streetcar. Jones 83 or Greenwood 31 buses; if you’re coming down after about 9:30, the 31B stops directly across the street at Alton and Queen.)
Toronto, ON at Ceili Cottage, 7:30PM by joeclark - 57 comments

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New York, New York!

My fiance and I are coming to NYC from the 2nd to 5th of May and I was wondering if anyone is around for a meetup? [more inside]
New York, NY at Four Faced Liar, 165 West 4th Street, 7:30PM by jonathanstrange - 46 comments

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Paris, France meetup

I'm going to be in Paris from April 30 to May 5 and May 10 to 14. Any Parisian mefites up for a meetup? I'm open for anything. I'll also be in Strasbourg (not, in the end, Besancon) and Nancy.
Paris, France at La Belle Ronde, 7PM by jeather - 15 comments

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MeFites at AAM?

Any MeFite Museum folk planning to be in Houston for the AAM convention in May? And if so, any interest in trying to set up a meetup?

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Ex-Minneapolitan Back, Briefly

I left Minneapolis before MetaFilter existed, but I will be back in town for a bit in late May/Early June, and I would love to meet some Minneapolis (and St. Paul, naturally -- no hard feelings) MeFites! [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Town Hall Tap, 7PM by GenjiandProust - 30 comments

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Philadelphia Science Festival

Anyone want to hit up the Philadelphia Science Festival? This event is being held at The South Philadelphia Tap Room. Discuss biomedical ethics while enjoying a pint! [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at South Philadelphia Taproom, 7PM by troublewithwolves - 2 comments

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Chicago Cabal* Book Club, 3rd Edition

The Chicago Book Club's next selection is The Golden Age, a twisty cult item by Michal Ajvaz. We'll be meeting to discuss it at the splendid 3rd Coast Cafe. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at the 3rd Coast Cafe & Wine Bar, 3PM by Iridic - 5 comments

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Another Seattle Meetup?

Hello Seattle MeFites! I will be in your lovely city for a conference and was hoping I could meet you for drinks, etc. on the evening of Saturday April 30th? [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Chapel Bar, 5PM by sarahnade - 47 comments

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P J Harvey

Anyone in NYC going to the show on the 19th?
New York, NY at Terminal 5, 7PM by brujita - 7 comments

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Geeky standup comedy

Sumana Harihareswara [that's me, brainwane] is performing half an hour of geeky standup at an Astoria bookstore. 7-7:30pm, Thursday, April 21st. There's a cafe upstairs and lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Admission is free.
Queens, NY at Seaburn Bookstore, 7PM by brainwane - 4 comments

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Chicago Mid-month Pizza Party!

Turns out my Friday (this Friday, April 15th) is open, and though I'd like to check out jtron's show at Late Bar, there's zero chance of me doing that if I have the chance to go home and sit on my couch first. So: pizza party beforehand! There's a Giordano's half a mile south on Milwaukee though I'm open to other suggestions. Anyone interested?
Chicago, IL at Giordano's, 7:30PM by eamondaly - 24 comments

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Dolores Park Easter Meetup

Anyone interested in meeting up on Easter for the annual Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Bash? [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Dolores Park, 11:59AM by mollymayhem - 50 comments

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San Diego meetup

Hey San Diegans! Let's have a meetup. [more inside]
San Diego, CA at Mira Mesa Lanes, 8PM by millions of peaches - 32 comments

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Strictly Canadian

Strictly Canadian - vintage Canadian music of all genres and $4 shots! [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Avro, 7PM by The Card Cheat - 3 comments

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New Orleans - Jazz Fest Meetup #1

Hi all! BLuR and I are coming to town for the first weekend of Jazz Fest. We're arriving (very late) on April 28 and leaving on May 2. Let's have a meetup! [more inside]
New Orleans, LA at Bacchanal, 7PM by cabingirl - 13 comments

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Friday night dinner in Astoria at Mojave

Hey, New York City, Let's have dinner in Astoria Friday April 15th at Mojave at 7:30 p.m. Show up on time so we can get a proper sized table! Afterwards, we can stroll over to Martha's for some delicious desserts. And then perhaps karaoke at Albatross? [more inside]
Astoria, NY at Mojave Restaurant, 7:30PM by ThePinkSuperhero - 35 comments

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The Professional Blue Danube

It's late enough in the season that I can tell a Crew game probably won't be worth $25 - let's get some food and beverages at the Blue Danube! [more inside]
Columbus, OH at The Blue Danube, 7:30PM by ChuraChura - 26 comments

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LIVE from the Lab Comedy Night

Live From the Lab started as a weekly happy hour open mic night but is now the first (and sadly only) monthly Indie Comedy Night in DC. I'm not really sure what Indie Comedy is but I know we're the only ones trying to do something weird you can't find at the comedy clubs. We've got a dozen incredible comics (including Mefi's own comedy genius i_foody), sketch groups, and one dedicated dramatic monologist all taking comedy to it's logical extreme and way beyond it. Expect to get offended and possibly educated accidentally. [more inside]

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Portland Oregon - A Canadian Abroad

Hi Portland Oregon - I will be in your fair city April 12-16 for a conference. I was hoping to meet a few of you for beers on the evening of the 15th. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Bailey's Taproom, 5:30PM by never used baby shoes - 63 comments

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Friday Night Fuzzbox presents TAX DAY SHAKEDOWN

Our first Friday night was a success, so we are doing it again! Some people say that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. Now that they're paid for the year, join us* in throwing off civilization's shackles. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Late Bar, 10PM by jtron - 6 comments

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Town or gown?

Cambridge pubs, taverns, beer gardens and taprooms: the illustrated guide. [more inside]

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VANCOO woot woot

Last-minute Vancouver meetup? Who wants to have some drinks tonight, because I sure do, and I'm all alone! [more inside]

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival - Tabor Lounge I Showcase

Jon Daly (Jon Stewart, Conan, UCB, SNL)
Solomon Georgio (Seattle)
Don Frost (Portland)
Paul Jay (LA, Biggest Mistake podcast)
Marianne Sierk (LA, Live at Gotham)
Keith Lowell Jensen (famous atheist)

Hosted by Mark Saltveit (Metafilter, palindromes)

Solomon Georgio (lanky, very clever queer Ethiopian Seattlite) and Don Frost (blue collar stream of consciousness improv) are brilliant. I haven't worked with the other comics.

Bridgetown is one of -- if not THE -- best comedy festival(s) in the U.S. 180+ comics in 120+ shows at several venues along Hawthorne Street over several days (April 21-24th, 2011.) Plus long-form improv, sketch and live podcasts. These are the best "comics comics", not necessarily the Seinfelds and Chris Rocks', but some will get famous and all are doing great work right now. Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Doug Benson, Oscar Nunez, Jimmy Dore, and Hannibal Buress you might know, but also don't miss Kyle Kinane, Kristen Schaal, Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolu, Nick Thune, Auggie Smith, James Adonian, or Don Frost either. [So as not to be overdo it, I'm editing this first event to cover the show I'm hosting on Thursday night, at 10pm. ] [more inside]
Portland, OR at Mt. Tabor Theater Lounge (inside, on the left), 10PM by msalt - 3 comments

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Seattle! I am coming to visit!

I'll be in Seattle the weekend of April 8-10, and I'd love to see you all. Yes, all of you. Saturday evening works best for me - 7:30? 8 pm? But I leave it to more experienced Seattleites to choose a venue. mrzarquon will be in town as well, so you get two for the price of one! Site confirmed: Shorty's it is! Thanks, Jawn - one of us will search you out to let you know we're there.
Seattle, WA at Shorty's, 8PM by rtha - 136 comments