April 2017 Archives (all archives)

7 attending
5 maybe

The Billy Goat, in the Tavern, with the Triple Cheeseborger - NO PEPSI, COKE!!

Is posting a week early TOO early? Are we not cutting it close enough? I WANT IDEAS, PEOPLE, NOT EXCUSES [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by Evilspork - 13 comments

7 attending
11 maybe

Picnic in the gardens

Come to the gardens in Yonkers where I work and have a potluck picnic. As an outside event that depends heavily on weather, the date for this event could easily change. So definitely check here before heading out the door! Memail me to exchange phone numbers if you need a ride from the train station. We will be picnicking near the Temple of Love - grab a brochure for a map. [more inside]
Yonkers, NY at Untermyer Park and Gardens, 1PM by sciencegeek - 20 comments

3 attending
11 maybe

OR/CA regional campout

After noting the success of previous Oregon-Washington regional campouts, some California MeFites suggested one down thataway. UPDATE: Here is a link to the spreadsheet to coordinate meals, equipment, etc. [more inside]
Crescent City, CA at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, 4PM by Greg_Ace - 110 comments

3 attending
4 maybe

Snacks and Mending

Buzz #13, 3rd floor, door across from the elevator. PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 1 PM BECAUSE I HAVE TO LEAVE AT 3:30 PM. Sorry! Come on down to my place baby, come on down where we can sew! Yet another Albany meetup for mending, sewing, crafty-type activities, or simply conversation. Political rabble rousing encouraged but optional. Light refreshments will be available. [more inside]
Albany, CA at Bella Donna's apartment, 1PM by Bella Donna - 3 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

March For Science in DC

Who's going to the DC March For Science? I'm planning to get there around noon, and I thought it would be nice to congregate with other MeFites.
Washington, DC at Washington Monument, DC, 9AM by Johnny Wallflower - 3 comments

5 attending
0 maybe

Brighton Board Games

An evening of post-work boardgames, chat, and drinks. [more inside]
England at Alcampo Lounge, 6PM by halcyonday - 14 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 98!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek Happy Hour, "Starship Mine" also known as "Die Hard in Space", features chase scenes, that actor who plays Tuvok and the Enterprise in peril! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

12 attending
7 maybe

Meetup at Southpoint Mall!

Inspired by the Southpoint side-convo in this post on the blue - let's have a meetup at The Streets at Southpoint! [more inside]
Durham, NC at Southpoint Mall Food Court, 1PM by research monkey - 47 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

Penguicon, April 28-30, Southfield, Michigan

Penguicon is a combination scifi convention and open source conference that's been running annually for 15 years. I'm a guest of honor at Penguicon 2017 (my schedule), as is MeFi's own Cory Doctorow (schedule) and Ada Palmer (schedule) whose work's been discussed on MetaFilter several times. Other speakers include MeFi's own John Scalzi. [more inside]
Southfield, MI at The Westin Southfield Detroit, in Southfield, MI, 1PM by brainwane - 5 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

11 attending
9 maybe

DC/Silver Spring Meetup!

I think we should have a meetup because it feels like it's been a while. I propose we meet at Mi Rancho in Silver Spring because it has an outside space, it's nearish the Metro, and restaurants with margaritas are good for drinkers and non-drinkers alike. [more inside]

3 attending
0 maybe

Passing through Omaha

Hello, Cornhuskers. I'm visiting your fair state and will be flying into Omaha Thursday May 18th. Would anyone be interested in dinner that evening? [more inside]
Omaha, NE at Jams American Grill (Old Market), 6:30PM by maryr - 14 comments

5 attending
1 maybe

Blue Shirt Board Games

The weather has improved. Daylight Savings has pushed sunset to a later, less depressing hour. It's the perfect time to sit indoors and squint at each other. Let's play board games at the Blue Shirt Cafe at 2:00 on Sunday, April 30th. Bring any games you like. If you'd like to play a game you don't own, request it here. [more inside]
Somerville, MA at Blue Shirt Cafe, 2PM by Rustic Etruscan - 7 comments

4 attending
7 maybe

March for Science NYC

I'm attending the NYC March for Science, and past experience has shown that protests are much more enjoyable if you are not alone. Also I'm not the biggest fan of crowds, so It would be nice to have a friendly group to go with. [more inside]
New York, NY at March for Science- Central Park West, 10:15AM by larthegreat - 14 comments

9 attending
1 maybe

Get Your Fresh Hot Trivia

Nobody likes warmed-over questions, so sharpen those pencils and join us for a round of freshly baked Taters at Geeks Who Drink trivia, Thursday at 7:30pm at The Rising in Inman Square.
Cambridge, MA at The Rising, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 3 comments

2 attending
2 maybe

CANCELED for this month - Sonoma, Marin, North Bay Activism Round Table

I'm soldiering on! We are going to have a monthly North Bay meetup! Please join us for political discussion, support, and chat. New people as well as previous attendees enthusiastically welcomed. [more inside]
Petaluma, CA at Aqus Cafe, 1:30PM by lazuli - 5 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

Yet More Trivia

Another round of trivia! Join us as we battle regular rivals and amaze unsuspecting newcomers.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 5 comments

8 attending
1 maybe

Celebrate Golden Week in Tokyo at a yakitori theme park!

Let's celebrate the beginning of Golden Week with a Metafilter visit to Tokyo's first yakitori theme park! Seven famous yakitori shops from around Japan have been brought together under one roof, so there's a lot of good grilled chicken to try out. The food is good, prices are reasonable, and it's a fun atmosphere. Let's yakitori! [more inside]

3 attending
1 maybe

T-to-the-R-to-the-I-V-I-A

Well, last week was weird, but it paid off in Lego at least, if not in victory. I'll be there again this week. Who's in?
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by ChrisR - 6 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Sen. Bob Casey's Pittsburgh Town Hall

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is holding a Town Hall on Sunday, April 9th at Alumni Hall at Pitt, from doors opening at 2:15PM to the conclusion of the event at 4:30. Political MeFi Meetup? [more inside]

1 attending
5 maybe

TO, meet NYC!

I'm new to Toronto! I would love to meet local MeFites. [more inside]

4 attending
4 maybe

Trivia Mafia Spring Invitational

It's March May Madness at the Amsterdam as Trivia Mafia hosts a 32-team tournament. Go big or go home! [more inside]
Saint Paul, MN at Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 1PM by Flannery Culp - 17 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Dapper Day 2017? (Disneyland)

Are any other mefites going to Dapper Day (April 23rd) at Disneyland this year? I thought it might be a neat thing to meet up and grab a bite and see how awesome we all are? [more inside]
Anaheim, CA at Disneyland, 1PM by FritoKAL - 1 comment

7 attending
0 maybe

Food Depository repack -- June

Let's get together and help the food depository in their warehouse. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Greater Chicago Food Depository, 1PM by garlic - 21 comments

11 attending
1 maybe

make bagged lunches for Inspiration Cafe

Let's get together and make 150 bagged lunches for inspiration cafe [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Dave's house, 2PM by garlic - 16 comments

1 attending
6 maybe

Chicago Spring Resolutions: Gettin' This to Fitness!

As has been mentioned, I've been working on losing weight. I'm now ready for phase 2, aye kay aye the next 50 pounds, along with improving my general fitness level. So how about yoga? (no preexisting laxness required) [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Chicago Bodywork, 6PM by Evilspork - 13 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Downbeats with Determination! Symphonic Video Game Music Concert

The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra performs music from video games, adapted for full symphony orchestra and chorus. For variety, we also feature small ensemble pieces. Our Spring 2017 season concert is this Saturday, April 8th, at the Rockville High School auditorium in Rockville, MD, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online for $8. [more inside]
Rockville, MD at Rockville High School, 7PM by seyirci - 0 comments

9 attending
1 maybe

O hai PDX

Portland! LoRichTimes and I will be visiting from April 12 - April 15 and we would love to meet some locals and have a drink and chat about nothing! Come hang out at Breakside Pub at 7PM on Friday the 14th! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Breakside Pub, 7PM by Phire - 28 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Warehouse421 or maybe a pub quiz?? [more inside]

7 attending
3 maybe

Karaoke? What a Capital Idea!

Hello, Washington DC'ers! My wife's already in your fine city for an audit and I'm going to be joining her later in the week to sample your cuisine and karaoke. Join us, won't you? [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Meeting Place Restaurant and Bar, 7PM by eamondaly - 18 comments

9 attending
0 maybe

Clever Trivia Title

No clever jokes this week, just your reminder that it's time again for Geeks Who Drink trivia, Thursday at 7:30pm, at The Rising in Inman Sq.
Cambridge, MA at The Rising, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 2 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

A Small Unit of Unimportant Information

Hey, after last week off, this week's on. G&D, the usual?
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by ChrisR - 14 comments