July 2013 Archives (all archives)

5 attending
2 maybe

Burning Man

Burning Man Metafilter meetup! Is someone affiliated with a big camp that has a good space for this? Proposals for date and time? [more inside]

3 attending
1 maybe

Much Ado in Dallas

Anybody interested in meeting up at The Angelika in Dallas to watch Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing this Sunday, August 4th at 11:00am? [more inside]
Dallas, TX at The Angelika, 11AM by 1066 - 12 comments

8 attending
0 maybe

November Brunch at Ronald McDonald House

RMH brunch: We're becoming old pro's at this now. Let's do it again and keep that ball rolling. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House -- Hyde Park, 8:30AM by garlic - 29 comments

12 attending
4 maybe

August: Goat County

(Coming up on time, so I figured I go ahead and post this before people started getting anxious.) This is our monthly Chicago meetup as the Billy Goat for those who don't yet know that this is what this is. You should definitely come to this if you did not already know this. It is good. (You should also come if you have already attended and did know this, but I'm not as worried about making you feel comfortable.) [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by MCMikeNamara - 41 comments

0 attending
15 maybe

PDX, are you up for a challenge?

...the Challenge of Mondor, that is? It's been a few years since the last Enchanted Meetup, and figured maybe it was time for another. [more inside]

9 attending
5 maybe

Bohemian Beer Garden

with extra special Canadian visitor, former mefite flex! We're going to be drinking some Czech beer on Sunday afternoon at the Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria. [more inside]
Queens, New York City at Bohemian Beer Garden, 3PM by gaspode - 33 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Summer meetup in Hong Kong?

I recently moved back to HK for work and would love to meet Mefites here. How's everyone's schedule for August? Any suggestions for food/activities would be greatly appreciated too - otherwise I might just stick a pin in the top-ranked places on Openrice... [more inside]
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong at Delaney's Kowloon, 7PM by monocot - 15 comments

8 attending
18 maybe

Because one meetup is not enough.

UPDATE: The meetup has been confirmed for 1:00 meet at Brazil Cafe, hike in Tilden Park starting around 2-2.30, and then dinner and drinks at Comal starting at 6.30. Hope to see you all for some or all of the fun! [more inside]
Berkeley, CA at Brazil Café, 1PM by iamkimiam - 35 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Albuquerque meets Brooklyn

Greetings, mefites of the Duke City! My comrade Narrative Priorities and I are visiting your fair town, and we would love to meet some of you. [more inside]
Albuquerque, NM at Marble Brewery, 5:30PM by Sokka shot first - 10 comments

1 attending
5 maybe

Pinball Road Trip

Ok, crazy schedules season has made the Pinball Parlour not the best option for us this time around. But there will still be pinball! [more inside]
Royersford, PA at PinCrossing, 8PM by MikeKn - 21 comments

8 attending
5 maybe

SF Meetup: After Dark @ The Exploratorium 1st August

Meetup at After Dark at the Exploratorium. You need to buy tickets. Meet outside the exploratorium at 6:15pm by the vertically orientated sign with the big hole. I'll also try and be near the entrance inside at 8pm if you're running late and want to find the group. There will likely be post-exploratorium drinking (venue TBD).
San Francisco, CA at Exploratorium, 6:15PM by Erberus - 35 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Paris evening meet up -- show me somewhere fun!

I'm going on a quick trip around Europe in early August, and ending up in Paris on Saturday the 10th. Anyone around and like to meet up that evening? [more inside]
Paris, France at Charlie Birdy, 7:30PM by katrielalex - 14 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Rostock anyone?

Is anybody in Rostock over the HanseSail weekend (8-11 August) [more inside]

3 attending
0 maybe

zippy goes to Portland and eats donuts

Meet up at Blue Star Friday 8:30am for awesome donut goodness. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Blue Star Donuts, 8:30AM by zippy - 6 comments

8 attending
12 maybe

Post-camping AND non-camping meetup!

Whether you made it to the MetaFilter Mt. Hood camping trip or not, how about we all meet up the week after? Victory Bar, 7.30 pm on Saturday, September 21st. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Victory Bar, 7:30PM by iamkimiam - 32 comments

21 attending
21 maybe

Think white truffle artichoke ketchup.

Hi San Francisco! It's been well over two years and I've missed you all so much. Let's meetup! I can't think of a better place than Frjtz. 7pm on September 27th (Friday). Looking forward to seeing you all there! [more inside]

7 attending
3 maybe

Tournament THING - Week 3

You know the drill people: Geeks Who Drink. Monday. 7:30. Tommy Doyle's. Taters. Beer. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 17 comments

10 attending
4 maybe

Dandies and Dinner

Let's go see the Artist / Rebel / Dandy: Men of Fashion exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum! We will meet at the Benefit Street entrance of the museum at 2:00 PM, and then make our way to Trinity Brew House at 5:00 PM for dinner. [more inside]
Providence, RI at RISD Museum, 2PM by usonian - 46 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Lets get some beverages in Seattle

Hey Seattle mefites, I suddenly have two days of surprise vacation time in your fair city for the next couple of days and I'd love to meet you guys! [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Backdoor at Roxy's, 7PM by Blasdelb - 22 comments

11 attending
8 maybe

Fall Chicago MeFi Formal

This past weekend, EamonDaly and McMikeNamera came up with a great idea -- a Fall Formal where we can put on our fancy duds and have a night on the town together. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Gage, The AIC, The Frog, 5PM by garlic - 55 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Weimarer Zwiebelmarkt

I would like to invite anyone who would like to attend to the 360th Weimar Onion Market. [more inside]

9 attending
4 maybe

Feed me, Seymour!

I'm passing through Boston (Arlington), visiting my cat, and... dining with Mefites on Friday, August 9? What d'ya say?

7 attending
6 maybe

Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup

Our August meetup will be Saturday the 17th. 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 - 21 comments

9 attending
1 maybe

Tournament THING - Week 2

Will Tater Geeks Who Drink trivia dominance continue? See last week's thread for details. Monday, 7:30pm, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 6 comments

9 attending
1 maybe

BBQ in Chiba (it's not *that* far)

The BBQ is nigh, folks. This Saturday at my place in Inage. I know it's a jaunt for a lot of you, but I'll do my best to make sure it's worth your while. [more inside]
Inage Ward, Japan at My House, 1PM by Ghidorah - 87 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Act to Defend Abortion Rights - Houston

There's a Pro Choice Rally happening on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 6 P.M., on the Dunlavy Bridge over SH 59. State Representative Jessica Farrar has promised to attend, so there will most likely be media coverage. Come Stand With Texas Women! [more inside]
Houston, TX at Dunlavy Bridge at SH 59, 6PM by MexicanYenta - 1 comment

6 attending
1 maybe

Denver Zoo Meetup!

So there is a giant kitten for us to see. Zoo meetup time! [more inside]
Denver, CO at Denver Zoo, 9AM by asperity - 36 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Stroller running in Seattle

I'd like to run with someone who won't mind that I am running a 16 minute mile. Let's meet up in a couple of weekends at Alki for a run with our progeny.

8 attending
3 maybe

Green Chile and burgers and skates!

I will be in Albuquerque, July 21st through the 25th for the USARS Artistic Roller Skating National Championships and would love to meet up with mefites while I'm in town. [more inside]
Albuquerque, NM at The Frontier, 5:30PM by vespabelle - 25 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Hello, YWG

On the road this summer and also visiting the middle of the country: any Winnipeggers interested in a meetup on Fri Aug 9th?

2 attending
1 maybe

Hello, YVR

On the road this summer and visiting the left side of the country: any Vancouverites interested in a meetup on Fri Aug 2nd or Sat Aug 3rd? [more inside]

5 attending
8 maybe

grouse in Toronto

I am visiting Toronto this weekend and would love to meet the Toronto MeFites! Anyone interested in a meetup around 8 or so Saturday, 20 July? Let's meet at the Two Bite Saloon!
Toronto, ON at Two Bite Saloon, 8PM by grouse - 28 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

G&Ts in SC

Recent transplant to Charleston, SC looking to meet up for a drink or three with fellow MeFites in the Holy City. Are any of you down here?

2 attending
0 maybe

Pathfinder in Center City Philadelphia

I'm looking for players for a new Pathfinder campaign. See below for details on the campaign, me and the logistics. [more inside]

11 attending
6 maybe

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

Proposal: That the NYC dwelling Mefites do take up a great burden and escape the Heated and Tortuous confines of the Concrete Jungle toward the Edenic and Splendid pastorals of Beacon, NY on a Day Trippe on Sunday The 25th of August. The village is reachable via Metro-North and contains Many Sources Of Amusement, such as the DIA: Beacon and humble, Hudson Valley charm. What say you, Urbanites? [more inside]
Beacon, NY at The DIA: Beacon, 12:30PM by The Whelk - 110 comments

10 attending
0 maybe

Liberty Island and Ellis Island

UPDATE 7/24/13: We are going to visit the Statue of Liberty on August 3, and will be meeting at noon at Castle Clinton, the embarkation point in Battery Park. If you would like to join us, purchase ferry tickets with monument access (if available) for the 1pm timeslot. Ferry tickets do sell out, so if you plan to come, don't wait until the last minute. [more inside]
New York, NY at Embarkation point for the Statue of Liberty, 12PM by ocherdraco - 65 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Short notice IKEA trip because why not go together?!

10am IKEA breakfast meetup! 07/14, Because Confess, Fletch's MeFi Anniversary is a great reason to decide on a day! [more inside]
Centennial, CO at IKEA Centennial Cafeteria, 10AM by HermitDog - 6 comments

6 attending
1 maybe

Trivia Tournament THING

Geeks Who Drink is starting an 8-week tournament at Tommy Doyle's on July 15! [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 25 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Polo match tailgating - (way) north of Boston

I've been meaning to go watch one of these Sunday afternoon polo matches for ages. The forecast for this Sunday is 82 and clear, so if that holds and some folks are up for it/it's not too late notice, I think this weekend is it! [more inside]
Hamilton, MA at myopia polo club, 2PM by daisyace - 2 comments

4 attending
9 maybe

Mefi post-transitpocalypse SF Meetup @ Zeitgeist

c'mon sea legs (who started the previous thread ) encouraged me to start this thread based on the last one since they've been slacking. :) This isn't the first SF Mefi Meetup, and it won't be the last, but given that I'm a recent transplant, I'd love to try and meet some of you people (waddaya mean "you people"?) and Zeit seems like just the place to start with that! This Friday, Zeitgeist, starting 6:30pm. [more inside]

5 attending
3 maybe

Weekly Brooklyn braaaaains meetup

Last time there was a meetup at Zombie Hut I did not order the frozen drink with a shot of unidentified alcohol in the straw, and I have been forever regretful. Help me right this situation? [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Zombie Hut, 6:30PM by mlle valentine - 8 comments

6 attending
0 maybe

Trivia: Revenge of the Return of the Son of Trivia

We looked up from the debris to find, happily, that icepuck season is over! So to celebrate this and any number of other events, let's play Geeks who Drink trivia at the Maple Leaf Pub! Trivia starts at 8, but ever since it was named the best trivia night in Houston, the MLP has been full earlier and earlier. I'm going to suggest arriving around 6:30 if we want any hope of securing a table. Yummy steak is served starting at 7. Plus we have a gift certificate to spend before it expires! And English Matt is back from Calgary! Exclamation mark!
Houston, TX at Maple Leaf Pub, 6:30PM by Gridlock Joe - 9 comments

11 attending
8 maybe

Fancy a drink, New York?

I'll be in Brooklyn on the week beginning 22 July and I wonder if any of you fine folks would care for a meet-up over a drink or two? ... Now confirmed for Friday 26 July at Keg & Lantern, 97 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 at 7pm but you can come at 8 or whatever. Also confirmed!: this meetup is officially named Colin. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Keg & Lantern, 7PM by the quidnunc kid - 105 comments

15 attending
3 maybe

Game Night at Greg_Ace's

Since we haven't done a Game Night in a while, I thought I'd host one. Rather that try to create a "meal", I thought it might be better to bring snacky-type stuff (along with beverages), so we can focus on games instead of food.
Portland, OR at Greg_Ace's house, 4PM by Greg_Ace - 59 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Layover with dinner

I'm in London for 20 hours. Meet me for dinner?
London, England at Norman's Coach & Horses (vegetarian pub), 7:30PM by eviemath - 13 comments

19 attending
17 maybe

Mefi End(ish) of Summer BBQ

We're living on a gorgeous campus with a big private lawn, patio & BBQ grills. Let's have a Mefi BBQ! [more inside]
New York, NY at My place in Chelsea, 12PM by ThePinkSuperhero - 55 comments

3 attending
6 maybe

Cheese?

Cheeeese! Confirmed as Dante's for the 28th. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Dante's Pizzeria, 5PM by Evilspork - 22 comments

4 attending
6 maybe

Vancouver, BC at The Storm Crow Tavern

I'll be in Vancouver from Friday July 19th for two nights. Anyone want to get together for drinks or something? [more inside]
Vancouver, BC at The Storm Crow Tavern, 5:30PM by ODiV - 17 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

A bonfire and bookshare, house show and party

Hi all, I have been a lurker much longer than a poster on MeFi for quite a while. I would like to connect and meet the other Portlander MeFi'ers (so to speak). [more inside]

11 attending
3 maybe

10 Things I love about Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Seeing all my tatery friends, and winning free beers. Did I mention this post was in binary?
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 28 comments

20 attending
5 maybe

Chatterbox Highland (St. Paul), with added Jessamyn

Classic video games (Donkey Kong! Centipede!), beer, and a private room. What else do we need, really? menu. I will be bringing board games, a ukulele, and spare social energy. original proposal [more inside]
Saint Paul, MN at Chatterbox Highland, 7PM by gregglind - 62 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Jessamyn in Minneapolis!

As I wrote this Jessamyn is en route to St Paul MN to drop off a car for a friend or something (listen to the podcast), and she wanted to do a meetup while she is here. However there hasn't been a IRL posted about this yet, so we should plan! So Jessamyn telll us when you are available and we can take it from there!

1 attending
1 maybe

Chicago Area Subaru Drivers: PARADE OF SUBARUS

Did you know that an attempt at the Guinness Book of World Records for "Longest Parade of Subaru Cars" will be striven for, July 13th in Itasca, Illinois? Do you want to participate? [more inside]
Itasca, IL at Itasca, 8AM by Cold Lurkey - 4 comments

1 attending
15 maybe

Bay Area Meetup?

The comments on this link were all "go to a MeFi Meetup" and so I was all "let's have a MeFi Meetup." I've never been to one, but I am a moderately recent transplant and would love to meet you wonderful folks. So... drinking? Games? Both together? Something else entirely?

28 attending
23 maybe

Official NYC Friendz R Hard Meetup

Some of the people have sort of spoken. We will be beating back the crushing fog of loneliness next Wednesday at Lillie's. Bring your desperate need to connect to someone, anyone, in this vast sea of humanity [more inside]
New York, NY at Lillie's, 6:30PM by showbiz_liz - 137 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Manhattanhenge 2013

July 12th and 13th are Manhattangenge where the setting sun is aligned with streets going east/west. [more inside]
New York, NY at Bryant Park - Ping pong tables, 6:30PM by SpaceWarp13 - 39 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Bier und Brezeln

I'll be in Munich next week! Anyone live in the area want to grab a drink or dinner and let me torture you with my poor German skills? [more inside]

5 attending
1 maybe

Amsterdam meetup

Hey everyone I've suddenly got an opportunity for a ride to Amsterdam this weekend and I was wondering if any of you would be down for a meetup? [Looks like we're down for a beer festival!]

1 attending
4 maybe

Holyrood Park and Jolly Judge Pub in Edinburgh!

Updated Post: A plan has been confirmed! Park (day) and pub (night) meetup. If you'd like to take a walk around Holyrood Park, let's meet at 2 in front of The Queen's Gallery (at Parliament and the Palace). The night plan: 7pm at the Jolly Judge. There may be a separate food plan in between the park and pub, maybe not. I'll update the thread either way. [more inside]
Edinburgh, Scotland at the Jolly Judge, 7PM by iamkimiam - 17 comments