July 2014 Archives (all archives)

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MoMu15: Last Minute Completist Karaoke

Merriam-Webster defines "completist" as "one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete" [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Holiday Club, 9:15PM by MCMikeNamara - 4 comments

4 attending
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Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 3!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "The Last Outpost", includes those lovable scamps, the Ferengi. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 2 comments

10 attending
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You again!?!?

You know the drill. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by garlic - 19 comments

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Toronto VegFest!

Hey, TO MeFites, I'll be in town Labour Day weekend for my first trip to the VegFest. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Harbourfront Centre, 1PM by Kitteh - 7 comments

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Lager Rhythms 20th Anniversary Gig at Saint Arnold Brewery

My a cappella group, Lager Rhythms, is having our 20th anniversary "Brew-ha-ha" concert at Saint Arnold Brewery on Saturday, August 9th from 7-10pm. We have a couple of MeFites attending already, and I would love to finally meet some more of the Houston/Austin folks. The group is 8 voices, but we have many former members coming back to help celebrate and sing with us. It's going to be a blast! [more inside]
Houston, TX at Saint Arnold Brewery, 7PM by blurker - 4 comments

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Last minute Longueuil Firework viewing?

I'm new to the city and have a fantastic view of the La Ronde from the Longueuil side (near the metro station). Anyone interested in getting together to watch the fireworks tonight?

7 attending
5 maybe

Dairy Queen Takes Manhattan

Dairy Queen is now in Manhattan! Fine dining, then drinks at Bunga's Den to follow at about 8pm. (I will update the thread as we migrate.) [more inside]
New York, NY at Dairy Queen, 6:30PM by unannihilated - 23 comments

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Welcome me to your city?

Hi San Francisco Metafilter. I'm going to be in your city on city on Friday, September 5. Want to hang out? Where would be a good place?

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Mythbusters in Brissie

So Mythbusters behind the Myths is in Brisbane 30-31 August at the Brisbane Convention centre. I thought it might be fun to get drunk and heckle* Adam? What do you reckon? * Not really.

1 attending
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Work from home-ers, want to co-work?

There's a work-from-home meetup at the Bourgeoise Pig on Wednesday the 30th. It's on Meetup.com. Anyone interested in that kind of thing? [more inside]

5 attending
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West Los Angeles: August 3rd @ Sawtelle and Olympic for delicious food.

So, over in the August August meetup thread, we've reached a consensus about meeting up at Sawtelle and Olympic in West LA for delicious Japanese cuisine on August 3rd. Let's plan it.

Update! Let's meet outside Tsujita Annex at 5pm on Sunday! If we have too many for Tsujita/Tsujita Annex, we can evolve from there.
Update #2! I mistyped '5' instead of '3.' Meetup is intended to be on Sunday, August 3rd. Updating now!
Update #3! It's been one of those weeks. 5pm, not 8pm. Apparently that's where the 5 in the date came from, heh. Cue nervous chuckle. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Tsujita Annex Ramen, 5PM by Alterscape - 32 comments

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መልካም ምግብ (Ethiopian food!) - Meals by Genet

Scheduling for August 31st at 6:00 PM. Let me know if this works for folks. I'll look into reservations when we get closer to the time and have a better sense of who's able to come. Yay! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Meals by Genet, 6PM by Celsius1414 - 39 comments

3 attending
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Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 2!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! Come for the otherwordly blue drinks and stay to see those iconic credits on the big screen! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 4 comments

6 attending
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zippy visits portland and eats donuts

I like donuts, you like donuts, I am visiting Portland, let's get donuts! 9:30am Blue Star downtown. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Blue Star Donuts, 9:30AM by zippy - 24 comments

11 attending
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Darkness Descends Over the Bay

I'm visiting SF again 4th to 20th August and it would be cool to meet some MeFites. Drinks at Virgil's Sea Room at 3pm on 16th August (Saturday). Come later in the day if you want since I'm presuming we will be there a while. We may pop out for food at some point - I'll keep the thread updated.
San Francisco, CA at Virgil's Sea Room, 3PM by Erberus - 53 comments

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poetry (with cash prizes!)

Come listen to poetry at the Chopin Theatre and vote on a cash prize winner! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Chopin Theatre, 7PM by garlic - 6 comments

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Potluck in the Great Outdoors

Update: Confirmed, for Saturday, September 20th, between 1 and 2 p.m. Olympia Shelter, in North Park. Many thanks to librarianamy! Per this thread, there's been some promising talk of holding a potluck in a county park while the weather's still amenable. Please offer any suggestions! [more inside]
McCandless Township, PA at Olympia Shelter in North Park, 1PM by Iris Gambol - 35 comments

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Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz (MoMu15)

Come listen to Milton Suggs and his Big Band at Millenium Park with us! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 6PM by garlic - 5 comments

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Meetup ideas for an august August?

Since the Getty Center IRL has yet to lock in a date for August; I'm going to un-RSVP to make the 10th more available so I thought we could try brainstorming some other ideas for the other upcoming weekends here. A few people are interested in catching a Dodgers game, and I've brought up going to catch the free UCB improv ASSSSCAT, which is free on Sundays. There's also rescheduling Ethiopian Food, and lots of other Art/Food crawl options. Any other ideas?

7 attending
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MeFi turned 15 & all I got was this Triva Thing

It's Geeks Who Drink trivia time once again, back at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, Wednesday at 7:30. Minus Horace Rumpole, who will be flying back from Philly that evening. Let's hope there are no questions about Samuel Johnson in this week's quiz.
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 16 comments

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Lunch Ups

This is the thread where we figure out a workable plan for monthly lunch meetups! [more inside]

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Board Game Meetup!

As discussed at last night's meetup, there is a lot of interest for a board game meetup! Let's meet at Roll Play Cafe at Yonge and Edwards at 2 PM on Sunday, Aug 10th. Bring your best games...or at least your game face!
Toronto, ON at Roll Play, 2PM by Phire - 30 comments

14 attending
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Final Summer Meetup at Perdition! Midtown Midtown Wooo!

Please join us for what is sure to be a rollicking good time at our favorite Hell's Kitchen bar. [more inside]
New York, NY at Perdition, 6PM by ausdemfenster - 27 comments

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Hey Phoenix! Join me for tea or tacos!

I am going to be in Phoenix this week for work and will have Wednesday and Thursday evenings free. I want to go to Los Sombreros for tacos and Souvia for tea, and will likely also hit Gallo Blanco. I am flexible about what happens when, but if anyone is interested in joining me for either that would be lovely.
Phoenix, AZ at Gallo Blanco, 7PM by bile and syntax - 7 comments

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Join me for tea or tacos in Austin!

Hey Austin! I am visiting your fair city and will be around Monday and Tuesday evenings. I would like to check out Mr. Natural, Papalote House, or both for tacos, and The Steeping Room for tea (per my recent ask). I am not particular about when I go where, but I would love to have the pleasure of your company if you are interested.
Austin, TX at Papalote Taco House, 8PM by bile and syntax - 4 comments

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(S)NES Throwdown

I'm having a small but cutthroat NES/SNES tournament at my house near Old Mill station tomorrow night. We'll be playing games chosen at random from the entire NES/SNES catalogue (emulated on a hacked Wii with Classic Controllers). We'd welcome a few more participants. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at 256's House, 9PM by 256 - 5 comments

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MoMU15+1 week Santa Fe

The idea: eat delicious food with internet friends. The place: Jambo Cafe. The date: July 26. The time: noon. The guests: YOU! [more inside]

1 attending
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Highland Park Jazz Series

UPDATE: Called, for both August 3rd and August 24th. Yesterday was St. Swithin's Day, and since it didn't rain I am cautiously optimistic: is there any interest in catching one of the Highland Park "Reservoir of Jazz" performances? They're free, and take place every Sunday in August from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. [more inside]
Pittsburgh, PA at Highland Park Reservoir, 5PM by Iris Gambol - 27 comments

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Drinks, dining and discussions

I'll be in town from the evening of July 28th through the afternoon of the 30th, for a day and a half meeting near Sea World. Tiger! Tiger! sounds like a nice place to hang out, drink and/or eat, if the fancy strikes you for any of those three. This could also give us time to transition to someplace else for pub trivia, if we're motivated. [more inside]
San Diego, CA at Tiger! Tiger!, 7PM by filthy light thief - 16 comments

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Emergency Seattle Bereavement Expedition

hellojed's grandfather just passed away, and he would like to have drinks tonight before he flies home tomorrow. [more inside]

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Music in the Park

It's Chicago summer, which mean time to be outside as much as you can. Let's picnic in the park (booze allowed) while some music is getting played in the background. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 6PM by garlic - 0 comments

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MetaFIRE

Black Rock City! Burning Man! What better time to socialize than when you're dirty, exhausted, and borderline dehydrated? [more inside]

5 attending
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SF Peninsula/South Bay 15th Anniversary Meetup

I can't make any of the events in the city, so let's celebrate a Month of Meetups in the Peninsula/South Bay! I'm thinking Friday evening July 25th or afternoon/evening Saturday July 26th, or July 27th in the afternoon. [more inside]

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Eat food and support a good cause

Let's meet up for lunch or dinner during Houston Restaurant Weeks! We're running out of time, so I picked a spot. Please acknowledge so I can make a reservation. [more inside]
Houston, TX at Frank's American Revival, 7PM by Runes - 19 comments

5 attending
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Los Angeles Museum + Art Crawl #4: Getty Villa

We had so much fun at Watts Towers (and the La Brea Tar Pits, as it turned out) today that we're hoping to organize another Museum and Art Crawl meetup at the Getty Villa sometime in August. Join us for the beach, art, and good company! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Getty Villa, 12PM by Alterscape - 37 comments

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Radlers at the Radler! (MoMu15)

Come sip a radler (a beer cocktail consisting of lager and fruit soda) at the Radler (a neo-Bierstube in Logan Square)! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Radler, 7PM by Iridic - 20 comments

7 attending
4 maybe

Star Trek: TNG happy hour at the Black Cat

It seems like a lot of MeFites are into this TV show called "Star Trek: The Next Generation." They're showing it at the Black Cat on Fridays. This Friday is "Naked Now," and I hear that the bar at Black Cat is fully functional. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Black Cat, 7PM by Skwirl - 7 comments

0 attending
5 maybe

Omaha - Lincoln Mefites

I saw a proposed meetup on here a while ago for Eastern Nebraska folks, but it seems as though nothing came of it. Would anyone in the Omaha/CB - Lincoln areas want to try and get together? I'd be game for either Omaha or Lincoln.

4 attending
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Mike's MoMu Concert Series Continues with Moon Hooch

Inspired and informed by this thread and because at least 2 other MeFites plan to be there and because there was nothing scheduled for Sunday yet, I'm going to go ahead and make this official and say we should meet up to see (at least) Moon Hooch at the Square Roots Festival. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Square Roots Festival, 6PM by MCMikeNamara - 4 comments

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Shorts That Are Not Pants

Join us for our 11th quarterly screening of short films from Canada and around the world. This one is our most summer blockbustery screening yet, with lots of monsters and stuff. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Carlton Cinemas, 7PM by jmcnally - 0 comments

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Comic-Con, Anyone?

I can't be the only Mefite going to Comic-Con. Can I? [more inside]

2 attending
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Sensationnel, la quinze ans de MetaFilter! Rejoignez-nous pour La Course de Garcons & Filles de Cafe!

"On July 14th 2014 the French will take over Daley Plaza, in a celebration organized by volunteers belonging to many organizations under the umbrella of the French Consulate. Le clou du spectacle, the show stopper? It will be la Course de Garçons &; Filles de Café, bien sûr! This is when waiters or wannabe waiters compete in a 200 meters sprint that involves running as fast as you can while balancing a tray full of (plastic) glasses — without spilling a drop of grand cru." [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Daley Plaza, 6PM by eamondaly - 5 comments

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Comedy Expo 2014

There's no Just for Laughs this year in Chicago, so some local comics took it upon themselves to roll their own festival. Let's hangout at the Hideout and see some great comics! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Hideout, 7PM by garlic - 5 comments

7 attending
11 maybe

Anniversery Bookstore Meetup

Come celebrate MeFi's 15th Anniversary and support you local bookstore. If you haven't been, the Tattered Cover is a truly excellent bookstore.
Denver, CO at Tattered Cover Bookstore, 3PM by Confess, Fletch - 23 comments

6 attending
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Put a Little MoMu in your Lunch!

Friday the 11th was unclaimed, so garlic and I plan to have lunch at Pierogi Heaven on Wells to keep the ball rolling. Join us! Take a break from the work day! Eat delicious!
Chicago, IL at Pierogi Heaven, 1PM by crush-onastick - 13 comments

0 attending
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Ethiopian Food at Meals by Genet, recheduled!

Due to a bunch of last-minute schedule conflicts, the Meals by Genet meet-up from last week has been rescheduled as a post-Watts Towers IRL dinner. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Meals by Genet, 6PM by Room 641-A - 7 comments

8 attending
4 maybe

15th Anniversary - A Melbourne MeFi Midwinter Meetup

in the spirit of 15th anniversary celebrations, who's up for a Melbourne meetup on the 25th? [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at The Standard Hotel, 6PM by russm - 35 comments

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Screening of The Internet's Own Boy

I've arranged for a one-time, free screening of the recently-released documentary The Internet’s Own Boy (previously) and I thought that other local Mefites (you exist, right?) might be interested in coming to see it. [more inside]
Ithaca, NY at Cinemapolis, 7PM by caaaaaam - 3 comments

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Borefts Beer Festival 2014

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, 6PM by daveje - 19 comments

3 attending
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Bastille Day 5K/8K

Mr. Fig and I are doing the Bastille Day 5K, so I thought I'd see if any other mefites are running (or interested in the post-race party), and turn it into a meet-up. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Lincoln Park, 7:15PM by Fig - 5 comments

9 attending
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I see you shiver with anTater................pation

UPDATE: Change of venue this week--we're heading to Orleans in Davis Square. Big money cash prizes await!
Somerville, MA at Orleans Restaurant, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 22 comments

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Miami/South Florida Meetup?

I just moved to miami and would love to explore the wonders of this mosquito-y paradise with MeFites. Anyone down here?

11 attending
12 maybe

Green Dragon: It's been too long

What the title says, just because hey, Green Dragon!
Portland, OR at Green Dragon Bistro and Brewpub, 5PM by Greg_Ace - 45 comments

2 attending
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Irish Labor History Walk

This is a walking tour of San Francisco's waterfront labor history, with talks by labor historians along the way. Starts at noon at 240 2nd Street, in front of the Marine Firemen’s hall near Howard. It's a part of LaborFest 2014. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at LaborFest, 12PM by gingerbeer - 9 comments

8 attending
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Snowpiercer (설국열차) at the Music Box - a last minute MoMu event

So nobody in Chicago claimed the 7th yet, and I want to see this and I bet others do too. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Music Box Theatre, 7PM by MCMikeNamara - 22 comments

6 attending
3 maybe

Back to Manhattan - Chelsea Market

I'd like to take a wander through Chelsea Market, how about you? (Suggestions for alternate bar locations nearby are welcome, in case the Market is some Eataly-like mosh-pit and we need to retreat.)
New York, NY at Chelsea Market, 6:30PM by oh yeah! - 14 comments

28 attending
28 maybe

IF YOU COME TO ONE DC MEETUP THIS DECADE, MAKE IT MEFI'S 15th BIRTHDAY!

In honor of the 15th birthday of Metafilter, we'll be having a meetup at Science Club, the same place we had our meetup for the tenth. Please really do consider coming, even if you've never been to a meetup before. Let's make this one count! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Science Club, 7:30PM by Mrs. Pterodactyl - 49 comments

7 attending
2 maybe

Sydney MoMU15: White wine in the (winter) sun

Metafilter is 15! We should celebrate according to tradition for Australian 15 year olds, that is, hang out in a park and get drunk! [EDIT: Venue changed to the Courthouse Hotel, Newtown, due to overenthusiastic weather deities]. [more inside]

3 attending
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3rd Annual Ivar's Salmon House Summer Meetup

It's summer. We've gone to Ivar's Salmon House each of the last two summers. They have a deck. We're doing it again, on Sunday, July 13 at 3pm. According to the cheerful Ivar's receptionist I just spoke to, 3pm is a pretty safe bet for a table on the deck outside. Reservations have been made, see you Sunday.
Seattle, WA at Ivar's Salmon House, 3PM by MoonOrb - 25 comments

6 attending
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Kayak the Chicago River skyscraper alley (a MoMu15 event)

Let's go kayaking down to see the downtown skyscrapers and construction from the river. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Water Riders, 11:30AM by garlic - 25 comments

6 attending
3 maybe

Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup (July)

Our July meetup will be Saturday the 26th. We'll start at 2pm. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D, buzzer #407), 2PM by ocherdraco - 18 comments

15 attending
17 maybe

ColdChef and Daughter in NYC

For her tenth birthday, my oldest daughter asked for a trip to New York City (we're from Louisiana.) No trip would be complete without a MetaFilter meetup. We're CONFIRMED! [more inside]
New York, NY at Central Park, Sheep's Meadow, 2:30PM by ColdChef - 68 comments

0 attending
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Mmm... Danish...

I'll be in Copenhagen July 25-28 and would love to meet up for beer/lunch/dinner/drinks/whatever with any MeFites in the area. Flexible schedule. Looks like there hasn't been a Copenhagen meetup in a while. Anyone game?