June 2013 Archives (all archives)

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Stand With Texas Women Solidarity Rally

WORD — Women Organized to Resist and Defend — is calling on all those who can to join the protest in Austin on July 1, and for those who can’t to organize and join solidarity actions across the country. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at LA City Hall - West Steps, 5PM by ApathyGirl - 3 comments

2 attending
2 maybe

SLC Area: RiffTrax Live Starship Troopers

We will be attending the Live Riff of Starship Troopers by Rifftrax this Aug. 15, at the Cinemark and West Jordan! Hope to see others there or catch up before/after. [more inside]
West Jordan, UT at Cinemark in West Jordan, UT, 7PM by Crystalinne - 3 comments

4 attending
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Yeah, if by gross you mean awesome

I want to eat at Red Lobster. [more inside]
New York, NY at Red Lobster (Times Square), 2:30PM by unannihilated - 32 comments

15 attending
18 maybe

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Long Time No See

Anyone up for beers in Beijing, the City of Blue Skies? I'm around and very free the week of July 8, and would be pleased to get together with my fellow Beijing Mefites on the rooftop bar of our collective choosing.

9 attending
2 maybe

Philadelphia Monthly Board Game Meetup

Complaints have been raised re: our lack of recent board game meetups. Perhaps it is time to fix this. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 2PM by jessypie - 37 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

A Midsummer Meetup!

Tragically, we don't have a Runes visit to celebrate or anything special like that, but why should we let that stop us? Let's get together and catch up and celebrate things! [more inside]

1 attending
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Pride Parade 2013 LET'S DO IT

Although the Illinois State Senate flaked out on us this year (booooooo), SCOTUS just gave us two more reasons to celebrate equal rights, rainbow flags, and drinking at Pride on Sunday. [more inside]

5 attending
2 maybe

Coney Island -- Hotdogs and More!

I and Eideteker are headed to Coney Island so I can experience sensory overload. Care to join us for hotdogs and then a wander around the boardwalk?
New York, NY at Nathan's Famous Frankfurters, 1PM by JanetLand - 10 comments

2 attending
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Portland State Lunch!

School is back in session. Who's up for lunch? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Loco Locos, 11:45AM by nickthetourist - 6 comments

8 attending
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To the firing range we go!

I got my FOID card a couple of months ago and would like to gauge MeFiChi's interest in an outing to the shooting range. You don't have to own a gun to participate. [more inside]

1 attending
5 maybe

Board game night at The Windup Space

Tuesday from 6 to 9, it's board game night at The Windup Space. I know some MeFi folks have gone in the past. Anyone else interested in making it a bona fide meetup this time?
Baltimore, MD at The Windup Space, 6PM by Dalton - 6 comments

6 attending
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The Thing Part 5,678: Alien vs. Trivia

Horace Rumpole and I will be back in the country and ready to help the Taters win back our glorious Geeks Who Drink trivia crown. Show up with brain guns a-blazin' Monday at 7:30 at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's, Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 11 comments

4 attending
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Borefts Beer Festival 2013

Europe's best craft and boutique beer festival, held at Brouwerij de Molen, in the Netherlands. [more inside]
Bodegraven, The Netherlands at Brouwerij de Molen, 8PM by daveje - 21 comments

9 attending
13 maybe

Weekly Brooklyn Meetup: Williamsburgh Edition

Hi all! North Brooklyn time! Manhattanites will be TOLERATED. Staten Islanders, Queensians, and The Bronxish shall be roundly celebrated for adding a touch of exoticism. This week's meetup shall be at Harefield Road (right off the Graham stop on the L, or a short walk from the Lorimer/Metropolitan G stop), which has a lovely little backyard-ish area and lots of great beers. Hope to see you there! (some of you may take umbrage at the extra-H variant spelling of "Williamsburg", but to that I say that the Extra H Is For hSavings)
Brooklyn, NY at Harefield Road, 7:15PM by Greg Nog - 26 comments

0 attending
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Northern Virginia Meetup 2: The Revenge

A few months ago, the NoVA Mefites got together for dinner at Carpool in Herndon, and it was good. How about another round? [more inside]

14 attending
10 maybe

Get Drunk Blow Things Up

The first Wednesday of July is the 3rd, which means that we have a pre-holiday goatup! I don't know if this means there will be a small showing or a magnificent karaoke fest, but it's TRADITION, so. July 3. GOAT. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 5PM by phunniemee - 43 comments

6 attending
7 maybe

1st Time in Toronto! (But w/bonus former Torontonian!)

Hello Toronto Mefites! Shepherd and I will be in your fair metropolis as a last-minute-holy-cow-Via-Rail-fares-never-get-that-cheap visit from August 25-28th. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Beet, 6PM by Kitteh - 33 comments

2 attending
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Last Minute Weekly Meetup

I was supposed to schedule this weeks, wasn't I? I was hoping to get people to come north, but given the last minute status of this post, I'm saying Soda Bar again. See you there. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Soda Bar, 7PM by Hactar - 4 comments

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Book Release Party: "The Tao of Chip Kelly"

The official book release of my book about the new coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles (and former coach of the Oregon Ducks) will be at Theatre Exile before the 8pm showing of "The Philly Fan," a one-man show about sports. This is not a biography or Xs and Os book, but rather a look at the philosophy and innovative management strategies underlying Kelly's success at Oregon (46-7 over 4 years, a BCS bowl every year). The Tao of the title is not glib; I argue that -- wittingly or not -- Kelly's football programs are near-perfect implementations of Taoist principles such as The Uncarved Block, tzu-jan, minimizing ego and emotion, and the pursuit of spontaneity and flexibility through long experience and focused, humble observation. Book signing and reading at 7, plus a Q&A after the play.
Philadelphia, PA at Theatre Exile, 7PM by msalt - 2 comments

4 attending
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Coney Island Mermaid Parade - Sat. June 22

Next Saturday (June 22) is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade The parade starts at 1 pm and is generally full of wonderfully dressed sea creatures. [more inside]
New York, NY at Cony Island, 1PM by SpaceWarp13 - 16 comments

7 attending
2 maybe

Sunday June 23r: cicLAvia + kbbq festival

The mid-Wilshire convergence of a crapload of bikes, Korean BBQ and Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architectural Boogaloo. I propose we meet in the beer and wine (and makgeolli) garden. Or near it. At some point. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Korean BBQ Festival Beer Garden (near Oxford Ave), 8PM by mandymanwasregistered - 21 comments

7 attending
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Meetup at the LA Arboretum and dumplings!

I was kicking around an idea in chat about a meetup at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden along with noms at Din Tai Fung. Who would be interested? [more inside]
El Monte, CA at Din Tai Fung, 10AM by xtine - 23 comments

3 attending
5 maybe

The Mystery Maine Meetup!

Husband and myself will be visiting Down-east Maine for a the week starting on the 18th (we'll be near Augusta, in a cabin in the woods, but we're okay with visiting Portland and the like.) We would like to meet up with Maine/New England Mefites and also get tips/suggestions/recs on "Spooky New England" stuff, mystery spots, haunted houses, tourist traps, roadside attractions, fun fairs, etc. Let's all meet and talk!
Portland, ME at Novare Res Bier Cafe, 6:30PM by The Whelk - 36 comments

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Edinburgh Fringe: Who Are You Supposed To Be?

I've written a geek rom com set at a science fiction convention that involves Doctor Who cosplay. It's going to be amazing! Tickets on sale now. It's my first show at Edinburgh Fringe, but we've got an amazing cast on board - including Cameron K McEwan, better known in Doctor Who fandom as Blogtor Who. [more inside]
Edinburgh, England at C Venues Aquila, 3:40PM by crossoverman - 5 comments

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Guatemala meetup

Hey, I'll be in Guatemala from the second week of July through the second week of August. Will any other mefites be in the country? I'll be in Antigua, but will have a good deal of flexibility & could possibly travel within the country.

13 attending
10 maybe

Western Mass Meetup

It's high time we had another Western Massachusetts meetup, so we're having one on July 27 in Northampton. This will be a multistage meetup: early arrivers will gather for lunch at La Veracruzana, then the gang will head to Hinge for meetin', chattin', drinkin', and possibly gamin' through the lazy afternoon hours and into the evening, when eventually the die hards will proceed to Herrell's for ice cream. It's been five years since the last Western Massachusetts meetup, at which awesome people attended and great times were had, and I hope a lot of you can make it! [more inside]
Northampton, MA at Northampton, MA, 1PM by Songdog - 103 comments

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We're number 1!!!

In light of our newest title and because it has been FAR TOO LONG, I propose we take a break from our usual debauchery and have a meetup!

13 attending
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D.C. Meetup?

**Update** We'll be meeting 7 p.m. onward at The Passenger (1021 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.) next Tuesday, June 18th. ¡Viva la D.C. meetups revolución! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Passenger, 7PM by whitewall - 50 comments

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"All Night Flight" nocturnal concert in Joshua Tree, CA

Hi folks! In recognition of World Listening Day 2013, I'm presenting an all-night (9pm-5am), immersive, in-the-dark concert of field recordings, ambience, drones, found sound, shortwave recordings, etc., in a secret location outside of Joshua Tree National Park. [more inside]
Joshua Tree, CA at Private Location, 9PM by mykescipark - 0 comments

3 attending
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Two Mefites in Houston

Hey, 7segment and I are headed to Houston to see the Houston Dynamo/Stoke City game on the 24th of July. We'd like to see if we can schedule a meet up at a bar on the 23rd in order to meet some Houston mefites. I know zero about Houston. I'll be staying near the Dynamo stadium so somewhere near there would be awesome and around the 7pm-8pm hour works best. Suggestions?

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The Last Hurrah of Hartford's Living Room

Hartford's Living Room, the La Paloma Sabanera coffee house, is shutting its doors at the end of this month, and its owner, Virginia, is moving on to other, better things. We (i.e., people who have run and participated in events at La Paloma Sabanera over the years) are marking this occasion with a bit of sadness but also with a big party on Wednesday, June 26, from 6pm to 11:30. [more inside]
Hartford, CT at La Paloma Sabanera Coffee House, 6PM by gauche - 0 comments

8 attending
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Friends of Gil, or at least fans of New Mexican food, round 1: Torinos'

From the post on Gil Garduo NM Gastronome blog, there was a discussion of a series of meetups to eat delicious food. To this I say YES! Torinos' @ Home was suggested as the first place to go, so let's do it! The question is: when? The answer: Saturday, June 29 at 12:30! [more inside]
Albuquerque, NM at Torinos' @ Home, 12:30PM by filthy light thief - 29 comments

4 attending
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Ashevegas, baby!

Asheville NC meetup. Possibly at a venue serving beer or beers. Mid July? [more inside]
Asheville, NC at The Bywater, 3PM by genmonster - 27 comments

0 attending
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Brooklyn Bridge Walk summer 2013 edition

I have never walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and would really like to sometime this summer. Anybody interested? [more inside]

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psychedelic furs

Any Front Rangers going to the show tonight? I want to get there early and snag a spot in the balcony.
Englewood, CO at gothic theater, 8PM by brujita - 1 comment

3 attending
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Albuquerque! Sunday! Brunch!

This is the Sunday Brunch spin-off of the IRL original thread. Near the corner of Paseo del Norte and Wyoming, see inside for details.
Albuquerque, NM at annsunny's place, 11AM by filthy light thief - 20 comments

0 attending
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MeFi hangout during ALA?

Hi all - the American Library Association conference is happening here in Chicago June 27-July 2. IANYL - hell, IANEven*A*L - but it sounds like the type of thing where significant MeFite repping is possible. Should we try for a meetup during the conference?

4 attending
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Front Range Geeks who Drink

I'm in Denver from 6/7 to 6/16 and could do the 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th or 15th. I would love to see the mile high mefites again!
Denver, CO at moe's bbq, 8PM by brujita - 17 comments

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Anyone going to Nowhere?

Anyone here going to Nowhere, the regional burn for Europe? [more inside]

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Albuquerque! Dinner! Saturday! Night! Dance! Fight? (No!)

My wife left me and took the kid ... on vacation! Ha! Anyway, I'm baching it, and I decided instead of just eating all the pancakes I can manage (a la Almanzo Wilder in the Little House on the Prairie books), I should see what ruckus I could start with others. EDIT: this is now a thread for a Saturday night dinner meetup at Rasoi (110 Yale Blvd SE, ABQ), with the Sunday brunch having its own thread. [more inside]

8 attending
8 maybe

Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup

Our JULY meetup will be Saturday the 13th. 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. These meetups usually last 8-10 hours, 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, buzzer #407), 2PM by ocherdraco - 37 comments

12 attending
3 maybe

Beach Discussion Meetup at Hopworks?

Who's up for a meetup at Hopworks to discuss the beach meetup? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 4PM by nickthetourist - 48 comments

10 attending
7 maybe

Don't Tell Me MeFites Are Dining Anywhere But There

I'm visiting Saint Louis and have no plans for dinner on Sunday, June 16th. I'm hoping you can help me with that, maybe around 7pm? *crosses fingers* [more inside]
St. Louis, MO at Handlebar, 7PM by maryr - 24 comments

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Meet me in Torshavn (or nearby)

Hi all, I am in the Faroe Islands for the next week or so. [more inside]

6 attending
7 maybe

Meetup in Madison?

Hi all! My husband and I are new to Madison (we moved two days before the huge snowstorm in December!). We’d love to meet some of the local Mefites. I haven't seen any Madison meetups proposed, but there seems to be a lot of Mefites around... [more inside]
Madison, WI at The Malt House, 7PM by TrarNoir - 20 comments

7 attending
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Old School Brooklyn Weekly Meetup

It's nice (and steamy) outside and it's time to head back to the 4th Ave Pub and eat all the free popcorn your drunk butt can carry down the stairs to the backyard.