June 2014 Archives (all archives)

1 attending
7 maybe

Tuseday Trivia - MoMu15

I love MeFi and MeFi loves trivia. Come join me for Tuesday night trivia at Nick's in Wicker Park. Actual trivia tarts around 8 and goes until 10 or 10.30. Mostly general knowledge, but with music and visual identification rounds that may be themed. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Nick's Beergarden, 7:30PM by youngergirl44 - 12 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

2 attending
0 maybe

Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 9 - 14

I go to the Winnipeg Folk Festival every year, and every year I forget to ask if any other Mefites will be attending... UNTIL NOW! [more inside]
Oakbank, MB at Winnipeg Folk Festival, 6PM by louche mustachio - 11 comments

14 attending
16 maybe

MeFi anniversary event -- July 17th

Spin off from this thread -- Thursday evening at the SOMA Streatfood Park. One SF MeFi anniversary event among many. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at SOMA Streatfood Park, 5PM by gingerbeer - 36 comments

15 attending
12 maybe

Game Day at Jessamyn's (MoMu)

MeFi is 15. I have hot dogs. You have games. Let's hang out in a shady spot by a big table and not let our pale skin get all blotchy in the direct sunlight. [more inside]
Westport, MA at Jessamyn's Summer Place, 1PM by jessamyn - 103 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

san diego let's do this

Big gorgeous city, lots of mefites, and yet we almost never manage to have a successful meetup. Let's make it happen this month! [more inside]
San Diego, CA at Polite Provisions, 7PM by changeling - 35 comments

4 attending
6 maybe

Pancakes and Booze Art show. (MoMu15)

Do you like booze? Do you like pancakes? How about art? I HAVE THE EVENT FOR YOU! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Reggie's live, 8PM by bibliogrrl - 9 comments

5 attending
3 maybe

I AM IN MAINE AND SO CAN YOU

SO and I are in Maine til the 13th of July and we wanna meet Maine Mefites. Let's all eat BBQ at SALVAGE in PORTLAND on the 6th Of July at 2PM
Portland, ME at Salvage BBQ, 2PM by The Whelk - 30 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Mefi, la Bastille ! 15 ans !

Té les Franco-Anglophones en région parisienneuh, que diriez-vous d'un rescountre pour festoyer à la capitaleuh le 14 juillet ? On pourra baguenauder autour d'un verre entre les pets de fuech-gres ! (Ouais c plus clair l'intérieur... a bit of English inside as well) [more inside]
Paris, France at 15eme arrondissement, 10PM by fraula - 14 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Baseball, Hot Dogs, Literature and Manitoba's

Spur of the moment invite: Baseball writer Dan Epstein will be doing a reading at my beloved Manitoba's Bar on Sunday June 29th at 7pm. Handsome Dick himself will be participating as well. And there's free hot dogs. Me and some of my co-workers will be there. It'd be cool to have some mefites there as well.
New York, NY at Manitoba's, 7PM by jonmc - 0 comments

20 attending
18 maybe

15th anniversary in the GTA

The venue has changed! We are now meeting at the Jason George on Front St.

So hey, Metafilter turns 15 in July and we should take this excuse to get together on a patio somewhere and drink and eat food, especially since our last meetup was in March. We're going to meet at 8 PM at the Jason George on July 19th. Join us!
Toronto, ON at Jason George, 8PM by Phire - 71 comments

1 attending
6 maybe

How about some Ethiopian food?

At last Sunday's dinner there was some interest in going for Ethiopian food and Sunday, July 6th seems to be a good date. I can't make this official without a venue, so here are links to the restaurants that have been mentioned: Nyala (open until 9:30) Messob (open until 11:00) Meals by Genet (open until 9:00) If you have a preference leave a comment. I'll wait until Sunday evening to post the official IRL, so at least that will give everyone a week's notice. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Meals by Genet, 6PM by Room 641-A - 26 comments

8 attending
10 maybe

Austin meetup - 20 July at Dog & Duck

Team Austin hasn't met up in a while and we missed our opportunity when we had visitors. Let's get together on a weekend afternoon in July. ETA: July 20, 2pm, Dog & Duck. [more inside]
Austin, TX at Dog and Duck, 2PM by immlass - 18 comments

5 attending
5 maybe

MeFites at Convergence 2014

CONvergence, one of the local big sci-fi cons is nearly upon us (July 3-6). Are there any attending MeFites who would be interested in meeting up? A: We're meeting in Connie's Space Lounge on Saturday July 5th, noon. Cthuljew has a sign, I'll be cosplaying a reaper. See y'all soon! [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Consuite, CONvergence @ DoubleTree Hotel, 12PM by ZeusHumms - 33 comments

4 attending
4 maybe

MoMU15 ABQ

We're long overdue for a meetup! I know we've got at least a few MeFites in the area. So, first off we need to pick a date and time between July 17 and July 19 and a location. [more inside]

3 attending
4 maybe

Performance: Haymaker & Hopleaf

We're coming up on the last week of Haymaker at the Neo-Futurarium, and it is definitely A Play I Want To See. The venue happens to be next to Hopleaf, which is A Bar I Want To Get Drinks At. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Neo-Futurarium (& then the Hopleaf...), 7:30PM by Going To Maine - 9 comments

1 attending
12 maybe

15th anniversary party!

Ok fine. We need to step up with the meeting up this month. There's an anniversary to celebrate! Here are my proposals, and we can start a round of negotiations, counter-proposals, wild-eyed propositions, grumpy disagreements, and in the end some more scandalous stories to share. I'll spin off any of these that get support into its own IRL post for easier rsvp'ing. [more inside]

6 attending
5 maybe

Bay Area Get-Together

The marvelous Sokka shot first is going to be in town next week, and it'd be great to use his visit as an excuse to get together. We're designating this the official Exploratorium After Dark meetup! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Exploratorium, 6PM by restless_nomad - 44 comments

10 attending
4 maybe

Triangle 15th Anniversary Meetup

Hey, it's been too long, and we should celebrate the big 1-5 in style. I'm thinking dinner somewhere and then casual drinks nearby for people who want to join up after dinner. I'm suggesting Raleigh because that's closest to me, but we could certainly do it elsewhere in the Triangle if that works better for people. [more inside]
Raleigh, NC at The Remedy Diner, 7PM by Rock Steady - 62 comments

9 attending
4 maybe

Crepes at la Creperie! (MoMu15)

La Creperie, our hometown crepe headquarters, is back! Let's eat some delicious crepes out on their scenic rear patio!
Chicago, IL at La Crêperie, 7PM by Iridic - 16 comments

6 attending
5 maybe

Board Games and Brunch: MoMu15

Per request, we will have a meetup on my couch! I'll make some food, we'll play some games. PLEASE WEAR PANTS, THOUGH, THANK YOU. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at phunniemee's house, 11AM by phunniemee - 23 comments

2 attending
7 maybe

Metafilter's 15th Anniversary Meetup in St. Paul

Now confirming: Saturday 7/19, 15:00 at Sweeney's. Another Minneapolis meetup is also in the works. [more inside]
Saint Paul, MN at Sweeney's Saloon, 3PM by sparklemotion - 24 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Drinking in Museums: The Brooklyn Musuem

The Brooklyn Museum is free, and has special events, on Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm. Let's meet see some of the museum and events and have a drink. [more inside]
New York, NY at The Brooklyn Museum, 6PM by SpaceWarp13 - 2 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

4th of JuPlaya

Will anyone else be going out to the desert for 4th of JuPlaya? [more inside]

0 attending
1 maybe

Summer Dance! (a MoMu15 event)

Come learn to Mambo and Cha Cha with us while listening to Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca play some great music. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Grant Park: Spirit of Music Garden, 5:30PM by garlic - 4 comments

7 attending
6 maybe

Riddle Me That! Redux Redux Redux Redux Redux Redux - CHANGE OF LOCATION!

CHANGE OF LOCATION! Riddle Me That! is leaving Town Hall Pub for greener pastures, so as a fill-in event, let's challenge Reddit for trivia supremacy. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Glenwood, 9PM by eamondaly - 35 comments

5 attending
4 maybe

Weekly Meetup: Back to Brooklyn

Beer and cocktails and outdoors, oh my! [more inside]

4 attending
2 maybe

20 ft from Stardom -- (a MoMu 15 event)

Let's watch a movie at Millenium Park and picnic outdoors. 20 feet from Stardom is an Oscar winner from last year. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pritzker Pavillion, 5:30PM by garlic - 5 comments

3 attending
4 maybe

Janelle Monáe / Gary Clark Jr. at Taste of Chicago: MoM15

I was going to buy tickets for the bandshell but have realized that outdoor Janelle Monáe calls for claiming some lawn space and dancing. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Petrillo Music Shell (lawn), 5PM by MCMikeNamara - 5 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

Tuesdays on the Terrace: MoM15

Tomeka Reid is the featured musician on July 22. Tuesday is free admission day at the MCA (if you have an ID that says you're an Illinois resident) and the concert is free with admission to the museum. They kick everyone out at 8:30. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at MCA Chicago, 5:30PM by crush-onastick - 16 comments

4 attending
4 maybe

Metafilter 15th Birthday Up North

Celebrate the 15th Birthday of the blue website! Plates of beans, pancakes, craft ales, cocktails, or just Soylent. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEFI! Saturday 19th July 2014 in Manchester, 6:30pm at Koreana for food and then Port Street Beer House for drinks from 8pm. [more inside]
Manchester, England at Koreana and Port Street Beer House, 6:30PM by asok - 15 comments

7 attending
1 maybe

Like a (Chicago) bridge over (fairly un)troubled waters... it's another MoM15 event!

Join us for a tour of Chicago's moving bridges! Jim Phillips, retired civil engineer and author of the e-book "Two Miles – Eighteen Bridges", will take us on a walking tour of six of the Chicago River bridges before boarding a water taxi and gliding under 12 bridges on the way to Michigan Avenue. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Wells Street Bridge House, 9:30AM by eamondaly - 9 comments

7 attending
1 maybe

MetaFilter's 15th Anniversary Month of Meetups Kicks Off... IN THE DANGER ZONE

Did you know it's been FIVE YEARS since the MeFiChi block party? So how can we top that for MeFi's fifteenth anniversary? A WHOLE MONTH OF MEETUPS! We'll kick things off July 1st in Millennium Park to watch the beloved bro classic: Top Gun. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Millennium Park, 6:30PM by eamondaly - 23 comments

10 attending
13 maybe

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ [Washington, DC]

Hey! Let's get back together and flip some metaphorical tables somewhere in or near DC in mid-August. How does Friday, August 15 sound? [more inside]
Washington, DC at Busboys and Poets, 7PM by divined by radio - 52 comments

8 attending
3 maybe

Metafilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up MiniGolf Chicago Classic - Round 2 AND Afterparty

For those of you with a friendly competitive streak (you know who you are and I know who some of you are), I will be organizing the MetaFilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up Mini Golf Chicago Classic -- two separate days where we play mini-golf at the pop-up courses run by City Mini Golf. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Lake View High School (outside), 6:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 8 comments

8 attending
5 maybe

Metafilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up MiniGolf Chicago Classic - Round 1

For those of you with a friendly competitive streak (you know who you are and I know who some of you are), I will be organizing the MetaFilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up Mini Golf Chicago Classic -- two separate days where we play mini-golf at the pop-up courses run by City Mini Golf. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Jahn Elementary School (parking lot), 6:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 21 comments

19 attending
2 maybe

Speaking of. . .GOAT FROG MoMu15

It's next week, folks. It sneaked up on me; don't let it sneak up on you. Join fellow MeFites in Chicago for our Month of Meetups celebrating MetaFilter's 15th anniversary EVERY! DAY! OF! JULY! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The World-Famous Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 36 comments

0 attending
4 maybe

Bicycle Outing?

Does anyone have any interest in going on a bicycling day trip outside the city? [more inside]

4 attending
6 maybe

Weekly Meetup - Evelyn

We meet, we drink, there may be baked goods. Everyone welcome.
New York, NY at Evelyn, 6:30PM by SpaceWarp13 - 23 comments

4 attending
12 maybe

Let's Get Cultured (Maybe Drunk)!

Let's have a meetup in a more refined setting than normal and meetup at the Metropolitan Museum's rooftop garden bar which currently has an art installation by Dan Graham on it. [more inside]
New York, NY at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6:30PM by SpaceWarp13 - 18 comments

4 attending
3 maybe

Riddle Me That! Redux 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! Extended fart noises! Exclamation points! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Town Hall Pub, 8PM by eamondaly - 10 comments

12 attending
3 maybe

The prodigal has returned! Slay the fatted calf!

Trivia Newton John is back in Sydney next week. Let us gather together, break bread, and drink of the fruit of vine and the fields. [more inside]

6 attending
1 maybe

4 HANDS ON DECK

AFTER TALKING IT THROUGH IT IS DECIDED, 4 HANDS MEETUP FRIDAY AT 7:30 PM [more inside]
St. Louis, MO at four hands taproom, 7:30PM by Greg Nog - 21 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

Trivia--It's What's For Dinner!

Don't touch that dial, because Wednesday is Geeks Who Drink trivia at Joe Sent Me. It's full of delicious herbs & spices! It slices, it dices, it juliennes! But wait, there's more! Join us at 7:30 for details...
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 8 comments

5 attending
2 maybe

MINt Improv

Music Improv Night-- I'll be going to the Improv Wednesday where an Awesome friend performs. BYOB. $5 to get in! We can go to Cheesie's for food before/after or something, if y'all want. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Studio Be, 7:30PM by crush-onastick - 16 comments

8 attending
4 maybe

I am coming to Portland for the first time on June 17. Drink beer with me.

I know there's already a Portland meetup this week! Nonetheless: I will be in Portland on Tuesday, June 17, to read at Powell's. My first visit. I only know one person there. And I know it's a MeFite-rich environment. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Tugboat Brewing Company, 9PM by escabeche - 19 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

Washington County Fair (not Enchanted Forest :( )

Who's up for going to Enchanted Forest the Washington County Fair this summer? [more inside]
Hillsboro, OR at Washington County Fair, 3PM by nickthetourist - 16 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Pageant: The Musical

Lets go see Pagent: The Musical! My high school chum Alex Ringler is in it as Kitty Bob Ames, Miss Texas. It should be a hoot.
New York, NY at Davenport Theatre, 7PM by khedron - 1 comment

17 attending
8 maybe

15th MetaVersary (or the Fifth anniversary of the Tenth anniversary)

The weekend of July 12, 2014, is roughly the Fifteenth Anniversary of the site we all love. A few MeFites will be making their way to steamy New Orleans to celebrate. Won't you join us? [more inside]
New Orleans, LA at Hobnobber's Cafe, 7PM by ColdChef - 70 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Chicago meetup evening of June 11th or 12th?

Hi, folks - I'm in Chicago for some business and was wondering if anybody would like to do an evening meetup? I've never been to a meetup before and since I'm coming into a bigger city I thought maybe...? I'll be staying in the Near North Side area, not far from MCA Chicago.

11 attending
3 maybe

Driver roll up to Perdition please

aka mountmccabe and ausdemfenster start to say goodbye to NYC [more inside]
New York, NY at Perdition, 6:30PM by mountmccabe - 26 comments

11 attending
7 maybe

DTLA Indian Fusion Gastropub: I like all of those things!

Something to hold us over until the Watts Tower meetup in July, how about a trip to Badmaash, the awesome Indian gastropub in Downtown? Looks as if June 22nd works for more people. I'm also guessing earlier will make it easier for us to all get in, so I'm thinking 6 PM. Let me know if that doesn't work well for y'all. [more inside]

5 attending
3 maybe

Pull up a chair!!!

An in-person meetup to play Blizzard's online card game, Hearthstone. We can play against each other, shoulder-surf each other's Arenas, etc. Location and time TBD. Beer would be nice, wifi required. (EDIT: Hearthstone runs on Mac and PC, and iPad 2 or later.) [more inside]

0 attending
0 maybe

Any Beijingers keen to meet up this week?

Hi everyone, I'm in Beijing for work this week. Have been a few times before so know my way around a wee bit, but normally I come with a colleague and this time I'm on my own. It would be fun to have people to hang out with. I'm working during the daytimes and am free in the evenings from today (jet-lag allowing) through to Saturday night, minus a work dinner at some point. Up for drinks, dinner, music, cultural activities, interesting local stuff. [more inside]

0 attending
2 maybe

emergency IRL to celebrate marriage equality in Wisconsin!

Hey, Wisconsinites! Our state has most righteously entered the age of marriage equality today! We should celebrate with a MeFi meetup. Would you like to join me and desjardins at Milwaukee Pridefest for this last-minute gathering? Of course you would! Details under the fold. [more inside]
Milwaukee, WI at Henry W. Maier Festival Park, 5PM by divined by radio - 10 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

Meetup?

I'll be in Berlin the week of June 15th! Let me know if any of you are in the area and would be interested in meeting up for coffee or a meal. I'll be staying near the zoo. :)

7 attending
2 maybe

Top of the Park

Update: we will meet at Top of the Park, unless it's rained out, in which case we'll meet at Silvios on North U. [more inside]
Ann Arbor, MI at Top of the Park, 6PM by still_wears_a_hat - 38 comments

9 attending
2 maybe

Quarter, Brooklyn

South Slope has an absolute gem of a little cocktail bar in Quarter. Also, Metafilter's Own™ davidjmcgee will be tending the bar Thursday night, so let's all go and tip well.
Brooklyn, NY at Quarter, 7:30PM by Sokka shot first - 41 comments

2 attending
7 maybe

Really casual bike ride (or walk) + lunch

How about a pretty short, slow, sweet little bike ride on the Minuteman trail (or, a walk option instead)? And some lunch? OK, last chance, you 'Maybes!' If no one but cocoagirl and me are there at 10:30, and no one has switched to 'Attending,' then she and I may head elsewhere instead of to Spy Pond. But if anyone does switch to 'Attending,' then we'll see you at Spy Pond as planned. So, if you'll be there, switch over your response! [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Minuteman Trail, 10:30AM by daisyace - 26 comments

5 attending
4 maybe

Downtown San Jose - 7pm Thu. June 5, 2014

There are a lot of neat new restaurants and bars I've been wanting to try in downtown San Jose, and it would be nice to hang out with some MeFites. How about helping me kill two birds, stone-wise? [more inside]
San Jose, CA at Original Gravity Public House, 7PM by sambosambo - 13 comments

10 attending
10 maybe

MeFi L.A. Museum & Art Crawl Part 3: Watts Towers

Let's go to Watts Towers! The Watts Towers structure consists of seventeen major sculptures of steel, covered with mortar and embellished by decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells, and rock. This folk art employs assemblage construction. There are three tall spires, several small towers, two walls, gazebo, patio, ship, and other structures. In addition to the towers, the The Watts Towers Arts Center is the home of International Ethnic Instrument Collection consisting of 144 primarily non-western instruments collected from around the world. Watts Towers on Wikipedia [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Watts Towers, 12PM by Room 641-A - 47 comments

7 attending
7 maybe

Phire in NYC

I'm visiting NYC next weekend and would like to finally meet all you lovely folks. Is anyone up for a meetup in the afternoon/early evening of June 15th? Maybe somewhere outdoors- or patio-y to take advantage of the nice weather? I'm staying in Chelsea but am happy to travel wherever on the subway/transit system. Open to suggestions for time/venue! Zombie Hut at 2 PM on June 15th it is! Join us!
Brooklyn, NY at Zombie Hut, 2PM by Phire - 25 comments

12 attending
0 maybe

This week's forecast: Hot, cold, rainy, and a 100% chance of Trivia Thing

Celebrate summer, or at least something kinda like it, with Geeks Who Drink trivia, Wednesday night at 7:30 at Joe Sent Me.
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 9 comments

7 attending
7 maybe

Brewery Meetup: New Paltz Edition

Brewery meetup shall go to points north, New Paltz and thereabouts. More details will be hammered out eventually. Sounds like we should go to Bacchus and probably Hyde Park Brewery. (stay tuned for a more NYC-local brewery meetup at some point.) [more inside]