July 2012 Archives (all archives)

7 attending
3 maybe

DrinkUp?

I'm in Portland Sunday afternoon (5th) through Friday mid-day (10th). I'd love to meet some mefites over drinks. Ideal days for me are Sunday (I get in around 3) or Thursday night. I'm staying a few miles south of downtown and am happy to get anywhere that public transport takes me.
Portland, OR at Tugboat, 5:30PM by special-k - 36 comments

2 attending
4 maybe

Upper Manhattan meetup

Inaugural upper Manhattan meetup. At a beer garden (Bier International)...how bad could it be? We don't even have to talk. We can just drink. [more inside]

2 attending
1 maybe

Boston Area Playdate/Picnic.

Let's meet up with our kids! Or not, if you don't have kids. You don't have to have kids. But if you do... let's meet them up! [more inside]
Boston, MA at Boston Common Playground, 1PM by sonika - 9 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

New Orleans MeFites: The Continuing (Free-ish Indian Buffet at Rendezvous Tavern)

Edit: All Systems Go for a meetup on August 26th (a Sunday) at Noon at the Rendezvous Tavern for drinks and a free (with drink purchase) buffet served up by Nirvana. Hopefully this will become the start of a once-a-month-or-so meetup series that'll give us all an excuse to go out and kick back with some Internet People every so often. The recent meetup at Twelve Mile Limit was good times! Let's do this on the regular. [more inside]
New Orleans, LA at Rendezvous Tavern, 12PM by Scientist - 35 comments

3 attending
2 maybe

Calgary Hop In Brew

We're having the meetup now at the Hop In Brew Pub [more inside]
Calgary, AB at Hop In Brew Pub, 7:30PM by lizbunny - 56 comments

7 attending
3 maybe

Portland pub meetup

Generic pub meetup! Bazi @ 4pm on Saturday, September 8. [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe

Trivia: Three in a row?

Previously in trivia: We won another one! "Paddle Faster, I Hear Banjos" took the top prize again! We're racking up gift cards to use at an eventual MeFite Quonsar party! Let's add to the kitty! Trivia starts at 8 at the Maple Leaf Pub, but come at 7 to claim a good table and enjoy tasty steak.
Houston, TX at Maple Leaf Pub, 7PM by Gridlock Joe - 1 comment

12 attending
0 maybe

Going for Trivia Gold

Metafilter v Reddit – The Olympic Edition [more inside]
London, England at The Hat and Tun, 7PM by HandfulOfDust - 27 comments

0 attending
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Heart of Illinois, represent?

A test balloon to gauge interest in an event from folks in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria, Springfield, Galesburg, Decatur, and surrounds. [more inside]

9 attending
11 maybe

Folks in goat suits seen living among cheezborgers in Chicago dive bar.

Since we probably can't all go commune with the goats in Utah, we'll have to have our goat encounters here in town. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The goat-ridden mountains of Utah, 6PM by tzikeh - 50 comments

0 attending
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Pennsic / Slippery Rock PA

I know at least three Mefites who I expect to see at the SCA's Pennsic War in two weeks - are there more? Wanna get together at some point, drink beer and brag about our last minute projects?

2 attending
5 maybe

Board Game Meetup in Seattle

The last board game meetup was a ton of fun. Obviously, we should do it again. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Cafe Mox, 2PM by Errant - 29 comments

1 attending
4 maybe

The Daisy Chain - Tête à Tête Festival

I'm singing in a new opera, The Daisy Chain, which is taking place as part of the Tête à Tête Festival at the Riverside Studios on 2 and 3 August at 9pm. (The opera is only about an hour long.) Tickets are a princely £6 and can be booked here. [more inside]
London, England at Riverside Studios, 9PM by Pallas Athena - 6 comments

0 attending
2 maybe

Otakon 2012: Koi Koi! The History and Play of Hanafuda

If you happen to be attending Otakon this weekend, check out my sister and I presenting on the topic of and teaching people to play the traditional Japanese card game Hanafuda. [more inside]
Baltimore, MD at The Baltimore Convention Center, 10:30AM by koucha - 2 comments

6 attending
1 maybe

Burning Man Meetup 2012

Let's have another midweek Metafilter meetup on the playa this year! [more inside]
Black Rock City, NV at Dust & Stars - 2:45 and Foxglove, 3PM by pziemba - 51 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

KC Meetup!

We haven't had a proper KC MeFi meetup in over 2 years! Dust off your fancy pants and let's hang out! [more inside]
Kansas City, MO at Grinders, 7PM by chara - 16 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Board Games

Let's get together and play some board games. [more inside]
New York, NY at Boxcar Lounge, 2PM by sciencegeek - 42 comments

16 attending
6 maybe

Weekly Meetup -- Wednesday at the 4th Ave Pub

A backyard, beer, and August. What could possibly go wrong? At the 4th Ave Pub.
New York, NY at 4th Ave Pub, 7:15PM by the young rope-rider - 59 comments

3 attending
9 maybe

Weekly Meetup -- Wednesday at Barcade

It's time to throw the North Brooklynites a bone! Barcade. Come on down! Or...up. Whichever.

1 attending
2 maybe

Twelve Mile Limit. Gin and Cigars. Thursday, July 26th.

I propose that all New Orleans MeFites meet at 8:00 PM at Twelve Mile Limit, 500 South Telemachus Street in Mid-City, on Thursday the 26th of July 2012 to get their gin on. Gin, other drinks, barbeque, and cigars if you want 'em. [more inside]
New Orleans, LA at Twelve Mile Limit, 8PM by Scientist - 24 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Get up offa that Thing!

I Feel Good whenever I'm at Geeks Who Drink trivia. Please Please Please join us Monday night at Tommy Doyle's.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 9 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

What We Talk About: Doubles

WWTA is a monthly lecture and discussion series. Each month people from different disciplines deliver casual lectures on a given topic and then participate in a round-table discussion. This month, the topic is DOUBLES. Featuring talks on: Dead Ringers, Voguing, Hannah Montana & Miley Stewart, and Tom McCarthy's Remainder. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Toronto, ON at The Drake Underground, 7PM by Felicity Rilke - 0 comments

3 attending
5 maybe

Philadelphia Quizzo Night

We haven't had a Philadelphia meetup in a while. How about a Quizzo night? [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Black Sheep Pub, 7PM by jessypie - 18 comments

1 attending
6 maybe

Oh hi metafilter.

I want to see The Room. Let's make an event of it! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Clay Theatre, 10PM by chairface - 6 comments

0 attending
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Los Angeles: Clothing/household items/books/etc swap?

Inspired by this fpp about how much crap we Angelenos have in our homes, I was thinking why not shift some of those piles around? Whatever doesn't go home with someone we donate to Out of the Closet. Is anyone interested?

8 attending
0 maybe

Brooklyn Dog Meetup

Let's have a Brooklyn dog meetup some Saturday while the weather is nice (but not too hot.) [more inside]
New York, NY at Prospect Park, 11AM by griphus - 62 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Tokyo Meetup 2: Electric Boogaloo

His thoughts were red thoughts and misfish are coming to Tokyo, and would love to meetup with the Pacific Rim contingent for drinks, eats, and talks. [more inside]
Taito, Japan at Ueno Park, Ueno, Tokyo, 4PM by His thoughts were red thoughts - 27 comments

7 attending
6 maybe

Trek in the Park- Journey to Babel

Trek in the Park! Located in Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge. The performance starts at 5pm, but we should get there early to make sure we can find space together- so I set the meetup time to 4:30. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Cathedral Park (Under the St. Johns Bridge), 4:30PM by Secretariat - 31 comments

4 attending
4 maybe

Meetup: Austin, Dog & Duck on August 19.

It's been a while since we've had an afternoon of drinks and talk at the Dog & Duck. Let's do it again sometime soon. ETA: After some proposing and back and forth, we're on for August 19 at 2 PM. [more inside]
Austin, TX at Dog & Duck, 2PM by immlass - 21 comments

9 attending
10 maybe

It's BARBECUE, Baby!

As threatened I'm hosting a Do at my house to eat BBQ, drink beer, and whatnot. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 5PM by Greg_Ace - 88 comments

5 attending
4 maybe

Boston Mefites, I Am Ready To Meetup

I want to have a meetup on the 28th. I know nothing about Boston and its strange New England-y ways. Hope me, mefites! EDIT TO ADD: The meetup will be at People's Republik at 6pm!
Cambridge, MA at People's Republik, 6PM by the young rope-rider - 43 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

4 attending
1 maybe

Dallas Redux

Anyone up for a Dallas meet up? Drinks, food, trivia, something? [more inside]
Dallas, TX at Gloria's in Oak Cliff, 5PM by SNWidget - 56 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Drinks, anyone?

Hoyland is still coming to town, but there wasn't a sudden upswell of people for the BBQ idea, so that's pretty much dead now. Flapjax has suggested Koenji, but that's a bit far for me, personally (although I'm sure it'll be an awesome show). Other than that, I don't know. There's various and sundry drinking establishments in Tokyo, and as mentioned, I'm partial to Yurakucho area, though reservations might be a good idea on a Saturday night. Any ideas?

3 attending
6 maybe

6 attending
1 maybe

Los Angeles: Farmers Market meetup?

dobbs is in town through July and I don't think we should let him leave till we've feted him at Farmers Market! How about one evening next week? (per dobbs, Tuesday the 17th doesn't work, but the rest of the week is up for discussion.) [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Farmers Market, 6PM by scody - 34 comments

3 attending
2 maybe

Go down, go down, you Knoxville girl

East Tennessee Mefites! Do you exist? Do you want to drink $2 drafts with me in this scruffy little city next Tuesday night?
Knoxville, TN at Barley's, 7PM by likeatoaster - 15 comments

5 attending
3 maybe

Trivia: Revenge of the Photobombers!

Previously on Geeks Who Drink trivia: We came in a close fourth place in a Maple Leaf Pub made more raucous by a birthday party (the genesis of our team name, We Photobombed Your Birthday). Why not join us this week? We have some spoils of previous victories to share. Trivia is at 8, yummy yummy steaks are served at 7.
Houston, TX at Maple Leaf Pub, 7PM by Gridlock Joe - 5 comments

0 attending
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Treasure Hunt test run

WANTED: Beta testers for a "treasure hunt" puzzle that takes place along the MAX line, solving puzzles based on the artwork found along the way. This will be an event for National Puzzler League Convention later this week. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Washington Park MAX Station, 12PM by Greg_Ace - 0 comments

6 attending
5 maybe

Jersey City Barcade

Thursday-evening after-work food/drinks/games meetup in Jersey City at Barcade. (Walking distance to PATH, Grove Street station.) [more inside]

11 attending
0 maybe

BeNeLux meetup?

I am an American PhD student now studying in Leuven for the next four years and I'm wondering if there is anyone interested in a Metafilter meetup. I'm not really sure what I have in mind but we could always go out for drinks or something if we can't think of anything.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands at In de Wildeman, 5PM by Blasdelb - 97 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Free concert at the Hatch Shell

Free concert at the Hatch Shell. Opening night for the Boston Landmark Orchestra featuring classic works of Aaron Copland. It's free. And it's at the Hatch Shell. [more inside]
Boston, MA at Hatch Memorial Shell, 6PM by bondcliff - 9 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

D&D free-for-all in Everett/Mukilteo WA

Partly to show willing after bailing early at the Greenwood meetup, and partly because I have been hankering for some Tabletop D&D for ages, I propose an evening of Dungeons And Dragons at the AFK Tavern or other suitable location around Mukilteo WA. [more inside]

4 attending
5 maybe

Board Games in Seattle

At the last meetup, there was a hunger for a board gaming day. Let's do it. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Cafe Mox, 2PM by Errant - 48 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Cool Date -- readings by twitter people

Cool Date: I'll be reading a monologue by your dad (who loves you kids very much, and who's maybe cooler than you kids give 'im credit for) at Cake Shop. Also appearing: @arealliveghost, @leh0n, @PIZZASHAMAN, @dry_hugs, and an in absentia piece by @THPD. The whole thing seems like it'll be a mixture of standup, poetry, and performance art, which frankly sounds like a perfect nightmare to me. It's seven bucks and 21+. You can RSVP on Facebook if you like.
New York, NY at Cake Shop, 9:15PM by Greg Nog - 16 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Laughs at Slack's - Free Comedy in Toronto's Gay Village

Toronto doesn't have another show like Laughs at Slack's - a weekly comedy & music open mic featuring the hottest up-and-coming LGBT & female performers. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Slack's Restaurant & Bar, 8PM by SassHat - 0 comments

0 attending
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Troy Westfield Experience record release gig

A show celebrating the release of our new record, Business on the Lanai (a refresher course). Hear the music at thetwex.com first, then come down to the Village and let us Rock you. Starts at 8:00 sharp so we won't miss our bedtimes. [more inside]
New York, NY at Sullivan Hall, 8PM by troywestfield - 0 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Any MeFites in Halifax, Nova Scotia?

Any Mefites in Halifax, Nova Scotia and interested in a meetup? It's patio season, so plenty of opportunities to enjoy a beer in the sun somewhere.

1 attending
0 maybe

Mefi's own Msalt headlining the Grit City Comedy Club in Tacoma

9pm Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th - http://gritcitycomedy.com/2012/06/05/mark-saltveit/ - Located in Malarkey's Pool and Brew (Corner of 6th & Tacoma Ave S) - 253-961-4262. Info at info@gritcitycomedy.com. Please come up and say hi if you make it! Mark
Tacoma, WA at Grit City Comedy Club, 9PM by msalt - 0 comments

1 attending
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Mefi's own Msalt headlining the Grit City Comedy Club in Tacoma

9pm Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th - http://gritcitycomedy.com/2012/06/05/mark-saltveit/ - Located in Malarkey's Pool and Brew (Corner of 6th & Tacoma Ave S) - 253-961-4262. Info at info@gritcitycomedy.com. Please come up and say hi if you make it! Mark
Tacoma, WA at Grit City Comedy Club, 9PM by msalt - 0 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Shorts That Are Not Pants

I've been running this quarterly screening series of short films since 2009, but only took it public this January. We screen the Future Shorts (UK) "pop-up" festival program plus I add a few more. More info at http://shortsnotpants.wordpress.com and tickets at http://guestli.st/107067. Advance tickets are $8 or you can pay $10 at the door.
Toronto, ON at NFB Mediatheque, 7PM by jmcnally - 1 comment

11 attending
2 maybe

It's your Thing, do what you wannna do

I can't tell you who to sock it to, but I can encourage you to come to Geeks Who Drink trivia, Monday night at Tommy Doyle's.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 17 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

MetaFilter Lunch....

....on Tuesday, July 10th. At Karam [more inside]

6 attending
2 maybe

Wine, Whisk(e)y and Board Games in Toronto

Toronto Mefites! Lets have a mid-summer bacchanalia involving wine, Whisky and board games!! Edit: On July 14th [more inside]
Toronto, ON at 151 Beecroft Rd, Toronto, 4:30PM by troll on a pony - 37 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

1 attending
0 maybe

Reykjavik Meet-Up III!

Drinks and conversation at Icelandic MeFitality's favorite -- Stofan! If anyone wants to meet up slightly in advance to get some food, that would be OK, too.

0 attending
0 maybe

The revenge of the return of filthy light thief

We're back, and this time we're staying! I'd like to meet up with local folkls again, and I'm open for suggestions! [more inside]

3 attending
0 maybe

MeFites of the Road - Aug 4th Mumford & Sons Meetup

At least a few MeFites will be showing up for the Gentlemen of the Road concert August 4th in Portland, Maine. Who will be there? Post your info here!
Portland, ME at Eastern Promenade Concert Area, 11AM by mikepop - 11 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Raconteurs Storytelling: The Music Edition

Raconteurs Storytelling (formerly MothUP Toronto) is back on July 11th with true short stories told without props or notes. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at No One Writes to the Colonel, 7:30PM by Felicity Rilke - 4 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Post-Ex Beer in Reykjavik

I'm out on the tippy tippy tip of Snfellsnes digging up fish bones from medieval fish booths near Hellisandur for the next three weeks, but I'll have at least one night in Reykjavik before I head back to London. [more inside]