May 2014 Archives (all archives)

2 attending
3 maybe

NYC Queermos/LGBT Types: Wanna Hang Out?

Reading through some old AskMe posts, I saw that a lot of people had responded to various questions about being gay/lesbian/bi/etc in NYC with offers to meet up and hang out. And I thought, well, I could stalker-ily message those people, or I could just post an event and see if anyone is into it. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at One Last Shag, 7PM by showbiz_liz - 13 comments

7 attending
0 maybe

Weekly Meetup - The Magician

Weekly meetup at the The Magician 7:00pm, probably with ridiculously good weather. Everyone welcome.
New York, NY at The Magician, 7PM by SpaceWarp13 - 9 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Campout at Trillium Lake

I've already reserved and paid for a single site at Trillium Lake Campground (less than a 90 minutes' drive from Portland, location on Google Maps) for the weekend of Sept. 12, Friday aft. through Sunday morning. I'm going no matter what, but I'd be happy if anyone wanted to join me. [more inside]

0 attending
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Bike to the Sea ride & lunch

Bike to the Sea is a ride on trails and streets starting near-ish the Orange Line in Everett. I'm going to do the 14-mile 'family ride' (despite not bringing family). I'd love MeFite company! [more inside]
Everett, MA at Bike to the Sea, 9AM by daisyace - 10 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Utah! Anyone out there?

There have been a few tentative meetups/meetup proposals but nothing recently. Any interest in having a meetup sometime next month? [more inside]

0 attending
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Hsi Lai Temple Music and Arts Festival

My band Red On Strike will be playing an acoustic set to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA. There will be several other bands, booths displaying works from various visual artists, hands on arts and crafts, facepainting, an evening meditation session, and lots of vegetarian food.
Hacienda Heights, CA at Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, 4PM by InfidelZombie - 0 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Hanging out in Reykjavik!

Stofan at nine - downtown, on the street Aðalstræti, house number 7! [more inside]

9 attending
21 maybe

The Annual Ritual of Blowing Things Up (now a MoMu15)

AKA USA! USA! USA! Winnemac Park in Chicago has the BEST illegal fireworks display in the city. You should join us to watch things go BOOM. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Winnemac Park, 3PM by bibliogrrl - 34 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Beat the Heat with the Phoenix Gang

Hey y'all, been a minute since we had a greater Phoenix metro meetup. Any interest? [more inside]

0 attending
5 maybe

Mefites Assemble: Avengers Exhibition In Times Square

Starting May 30th, The Discovery Times Square Pavilion will be featuring an interactive Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N experience with props, displays, and such. And while I'm sure it'll be pricey and cheesy and dumb - I WANT TO GO YOU GUYS. [more inside]

16 attending
0 maybe

June Goat Frog

I've got an idea: let's celebrate the longest month of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere starting out in a dark basement bar and ending up in a different dark bar. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by MCMikeNamara - 34 comments

0 attending
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Mr. Z returns to Oz Part 4

I'm heading back in a few weeks, this time landing Sunday, the 1st of June. A group of Mefites appears to be the best prevention for jet lag that I have found so far, so who is up for it this time? [more inside]

0 attending
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The Nick: EP launch gig at Winston, Amsterdam

The Nick — Amsterdam's least hard-working indie-rock band — is playing a gig to launch the EP we recorded last year. Check it out on Soundcloud right here. Doors at 20:00 First band at 20:30 Price €8 [more inside]

4 attending
5 maybe

Brooklyn Bridge Walk 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Walk 2014 - starting on the Manhattan side (meeting point should be the plaza area by the subway entrance near the pedestrian access entryway) we will walk across to check out the food at Smorgasburg and wander around and/or collapse in Brooklyn Bridge Park, on June 15th.
New York, NY at Brooklyn Bridge, 10:30AM by oh yeah! - 32 comments

0 attending
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An Evening with Grant Hart

I booked a show for Grant Hart at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, MA this evening. Grant will be performing a solo acoustic show, and Brad San Martin of One Happy Island will open. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. 21+. I know Husker Du has a posse on MeFi and it would be great to see some MeFites there.
Somerville, MA at Davis Square Theatre, 8PM by pxe2000 - 0 comments

4 attending
2 maybe

PDX Summer-ish Game Day

It's been too long since the last one. Come play board games! [more inside]
Vancouver, WA at Sibrax's House, 1PM by Sibrax - 22 comments

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1 attending
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Rome, Italy

Hey guys, I'm in Rome most of June for a project. Anyone there for a meetup? [more inside]
Rome, Italy at Exit Bar And Gallery, 7:30PM by gmm - 19 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Origins Game Fair Meetup

Looks like I get to go to Origins Game Fair (June 11-15, Columbus, Ohio) this year and was wondering whether anyone else was either going or lived in central Ohio and wanted to hang out in between game geekery.

10 attending
10 maybe

West End Meetup

I don’t know about the rest of you, but the recent upheavals around these parts have left me in sore need of several stiff drinks and the company of some like-minded friends. Let's meet at the Crown Tavern on Saturday 31 May to doff our caps and wave goodbye to the inimitable jessamyn, goodnewsfortheinsane and LobsterMitten! [more inside]
London, England at The Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green, 2PM by HandfulOfDust - 39 comments

2 attending
15 maybe

CANCELLED: Nerdcore in Austin

Austin & area MeFites! I will be in town for the first week of June for DrupalCon, and would love to meet some local MeFites! Dinner and drinks at the Dog and Duck Pub at 7 PM on Wednesday, June 4th? Join us! Looks like this week is not so good for people, so I'm going to call this off. Next time!

4 attending
2 maybe

JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT 2014

Saturday, May 24th. 6:30pm. 700 S Wells. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at the big unnamed green lot, 6:30PM by phunniemee - 4 comments

4 attending
8 maybe

Visiting New York

Hi Mefi! I will be in New York at the beginning of June, staying in Chelsea, anyone fancy a meetup after work/early evening Monday 9th June? I have literally no idea for venues so suggestions are very welcome!
Manhattan, NY at Trailer Park Lounge, 7PM by ellieBOA - 31 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

DiscourseMarker went out of town and all I got was this trivia Thing

Although the Queen of Taters will be attending an academic conference in the Great Northwest, she has given us permission to hold a Geeks Who Drink trivia meetup in her absence, this Wednesday at Joe Sent Me.
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 13 comments

4 attending
3 maybe

First Friday in Westport

It has been a long while since a KC Metro meetup, and the weather is starting to be nice again... First we'll try for the June First Friday (June 6, 2014). Hopefully we can get this going; we can try for future ones as well! [more inside]
Kansas City, MO at Harry's, 7PM by RainyJay - 24 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

Happy Karaokeday to me!

It's time once again for my annual karaoke birthday blow-out! [more inside]
New York, NY at karaoke One7, 8PM by Eideteker - 2 comments

15 attending
5 maybe

Drinks n Hollerin

We have not had a drinks/n/hollering seattle meetup in sometime and I would like to correct this. Preferably in the Month of May. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Elysian Brewing Co, 7:30PM by hellojed - 60 comments

7 attending
12 maybe

Manhattanhenge

It's that time of year again. When the sun aligns with the streets of Manhattan and we have a change to take photographs for our instagrams, or end up at another summer blockbuster. [more inside]
New York, NY at Bryant Park, 7PM by SpaceWarp13 - 36 comments

7 attending
5 maybe

Meet up in Astoria

We all talked about it last night, it's time to give Queens a chance. Crescent lounge is a great, chill place for a meetup, and it is two short blocks away from the Broadway St N stop. There are lots of couches, drinks are very cheap by NYC standards, and there are board games. [more inside]
Queens, NY at Cresent Lounge, 7PM by overhauser - 19 comments

7 attending
9 maybe

Let's drink beer and buy toys!

In the Weird DC thread, troika mentioned that Churchkey + going to the incredibly bizarre yet oddly charming Monarch Novelties could be a great meetup combination, so I say: why not? We'll meet up at Monarch at noon, and then hang out at Churchkey until whenever. Feel free to drop in at any time in the afternoon.
Washington, DC at Monarch Novelties, 12PM by capricorn - 18 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Stockholm meet up

Hejsan! Here's the scoop: I am going to the premier of Cyrano tomorrow night, on June 4th, as described in this link: http://kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/parkteatern/Evenemang/2014/Cyrano. Since Meijusa has a baby, I will be there at 5 pm. I will be in the first row of seats at the bottom, closest to the stage, and then we can find a place nearby that's better for the baby. The show starts later, so no one needs to stay unless they want to. I don't have a local number but perhaps you can text at +1 510 6120 if you can't find me. If the weather is bad, I don't expect anyone but me to show. :-) I will bring food for myself and I hope y'all do too. Thanks for your patience. If you can make it, great. If not, I understand.
Stockholm, Sweden at Vitabergsparken Katarina-Sofia Sweden, 5PM by Bella Donna - 18 comments

10 attending
3 maybe

I like you like white people like brunch. (a MoMu 15 event)

Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House, 8:30AM by garlic - 22 comments

0 attending
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VuPop 2 Popular Culture Conference

Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University is once again proud to host the second of our annual series on popular culture, VuPop 2, taking place at Falvey Library on June 9th, 2014. This year, this FREE conference will focus on Interactive Fiction in Print and Online and includes a free lunch - and in the spirit of VuPop - a free afternoon popcorn snack! [more inside]
Villanova, PA at Villanova University, Falvey Memorial Library, 9:30AM by mfoight - 0 comments

2 attending
3 maybe

Riddle Me That! Redux Redux Redux Redux

Another month, another trivia meetup! Riddle Me That! is a game show team trivia challenge for everyone! Trivia! Points! Physical Challenges! MeFites! Shirtless thumb-wrestling! Headstands! Shooting Nerf arrows through a hole in a sheet! Throwing balls into buckets! Exclamation points! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Town Hall Pub, 8PM by eamondaly - 6 comments

0 attending
6 maybe

End of winter in the National Capital Region

Dear Ottawa, I moved here in September and shared a long, cold winter with you. How about a meetup now that it's (almost) summertime? [more inside]

7 attending
3 maybe

Drinking Meetup

So I do not have plans next Thursday* so I am proposing we meet at Houston Hall a "massive beer hall and brew pub" to drink and conduct our business. I'm calling it for 6:30 pm as happy hour lasts till 7. [more inside]
New York, NY at Houston Hall, 6:30PM by SpaceWarp13 - 5 comments

3 attending
5 maybe

Mefites at Vidcon/Downtown Disney

I've just registered for VidCon, a convention for online video/Youtube creators and enthusiasts taking place in Anaheim CA from June 26 to 28, and will be there an extra day. It's my first time and I'm wondering if there are any other Mefites going. After some discussion I think the best place will the evening of June 29 at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, which is accessible free of charge. That said, if you are going to Vidcon, let me know!
Anaheim, CA at Voodoo Lounge, House of Blues, 8PM by divabat - 22 comments

6 attending
10 maybe

D-Day in Boston at John Harvard's Pub

Drink some beer (or other beverage of your choice) in Harvard Square. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at John Harvard's, 5PM by ChuraChura - 42 comments

4 attending
3 maybe

8 attending
1 maybe

Spring into Trivia Thing Savings!

Check out this spring's must-have questions and answers at Joe Sent Me, Wednesday at 7:30pm. For the hottest trivia accessories and figure-flattering styles, it's Geeks Who Drink!
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 11 comments

16 attending
5 maybe

Suburban Boston Game Night, Take 2

Let's try this again... Come play games at our house in Natick! Have a beer! Maybe eat a taco! May 31st 7:00PM - 11:00PM. [more inside]
Natick, MA at Chez Bondcliff, 7PM by bondcliff - 41 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Junior/Future Mefite Meetup at the playground?

Now that the weather's finally nice, any interest in a daytime meetup at a playground where we can bring (and meet) the kids? [more inside]

5 attending
11 maybe

The Two Coasts of Mlle Valentine (aka Meet Me in San Francisco?)

As some of you may know from kindly answering my question about where to eat and drink in the San Francisco area, I'm going to be visiting your city soon. I would love to meet some SF Mefites if you all are amenable! [more inside]

4 attending
10 maybe

heeeraldo + smasuch + beers

After years of threats and/or promises, me and smasuch will be in SF from the 9th to the 15th of May, and we'd like to meet you fine folks over some local brews! [more inside]

11 attending
6 maybe

Sayonara to Lutoslawski

Lutoslawski will be leaving us for more academic environs in early July, so I propose a send-off meetup Saturday June 14 with plenty of food and libations. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 5PM by Greg_Ace - 31 comments

7 attending
0 maybe

Weekly Meetup Revivial

Help me celebrate finishing school forever and revive our weekly meetup at Revival. 7pm be there or don't. Very reputable sources tell me that the bar will be open this time!
New York, NY at Revivial, 7PM by SpaceWarp13 - 26 comments

7 attending
16 maybe

Ars gratia artis!

After having so much fun at the recent Spaceship Endeavour! meetup, I thought I'd propose a similar venture to one of our grand LA art museums, choice and date TBD. UPDATE 5/4: It looks as if LACMA on June 1st will work out well for most. [more inside]