August 2013 Archives (all archives)

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The new season of the Ottawa Celtic Choir is starting!

Just putting this out there for any who might be interested - the choir I conduct, the Ottawa Celtic Choir, is starting its new season on September 10th. For any people in Ottawa interested in coming out to hang out with us for rehearsal, please feel free! Details are here.
Ottawa, ON at St. John the Evangelist Church, Ottawa, 7:30PM by LN - 0 comments

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Tournament THING - WEEK 8!!!

It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!! doo da loo doo... doo da loot do do...doo da loo doo... doo da loot doot doo doo dooo.... Ahem.... [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 14 comments

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Feel the burn! Or don't.

To celebrate Burning Man, let's get together in the Mission and go places that are usually too crowded! I'm thinking Saturday afternoon. We could hit up Delores Park and Zeitgeist. Maybe Humphry Slocombe or Sycamore. The point is, we have more options than usual. What do you think?
San Francisco, CA at Delores Park, 2PM by Pronoiac - 14 comments

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Brooklyn Pajama/Pyjama Pancake Brunch

Hactar was bragging about how great he is at making pancakes, so I challenged him to put his silver dollar pancakes* where our mouths are. [more inside]
New York, NY at Mlle Valentine's House. Ask her for exact location. This is the related subway stop., 11:30AM by wintrymix - 14 comments

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Manhattan! Weeklyn!

We're in southern Manhattan this week. Near the Delancey-Essex train stop. [more inside]
New York, NY at Local 138, 7PM by Hactar - 29 comments

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Welcome To Nightvale, live in LA

So, metafilter favorite "Welcome to Nightvale" is doing a live performance at Largo on October 4th with musical guest Sara Watkins. Guest stars TBA. Tickets on sale this Wed. The exact showtime hasn't be released yet Who wants to go? Maybe get some dinner and drinks first? Ticket details here Ticket Price: $25.00
Seats will be assigned beginning at 6:00pm, Doors open for drinks at 7:00pm, Showtime at 8:00pm.

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Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup

Our AugustSEPTEMBER meetup will be Saturday the 14th. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks. 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 - 9 comments

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PAX 2013: Revengeance

It's that time of year when souls decent upon the soggy bottoms of Seattle for the annual Penny Arcade Exposition and Stuff. Will there be a meetup? If "yes" turn to page 20. If "no" turn to page 39 [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Speckled and Drake, 8PM by hellojed - 17 comments

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Hot Metal Open House at C. C. Stern Type Foundry

I'm in town to visit the C.C. Stern Type Foundry's Museum of Metal Typography which is having a Hot Metal Open House. Museum volunteers will demonstrate the process of making type for letterpress printing from hot metal. Anyone want to join? I'm going to show up near the beginning at 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $5.
Portland, OR at C.C. Stern Type Foundry, 1PM by grouse - 9 comments

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Oakland meetup?

Since I just came back, am curious who's still around in Oakland. What about an Oakland meetup in September or October? Maybe we could all meetup at First Friday and grab some food/watch the festivities?

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Kickball!

Kick a rubber ball. Run around like crazy. [more inside]
Happy Valley, Hong Kong at Happy Valley Infield Rugby Pitch 8, 1PM by astapasta24 - 1 comment

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Back in the Big Apple

My husband is going to be doing on-site maintenance for his former employer and is bringing me along! [more inside]
New York, NY at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12PM by TrishaLynn - 18 comments

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Billy Goat Gruff

I have a great idea! Let's get together at the classic Chicago bar, the Billy Goat Tavern! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at billy goat tavern, 6PM by garlic - 23 comments

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Tournament THING - Week 7

TWO MORE WEEKS! Join us for the penultimate round in the Geeks Who Drink trivia tournament at Tommy Doyle's, Monday at 7:30. Or however early we need to get there in order to keep people from STEALING OUR TABLE!!!
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 16 comments

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Boston-Area Board Games!

We're holding a board-and-card-games meetup at backseatpilot's house at 1:00 p.m. on September 22! The given address is not backseatpilot's: If you're coming, MeMail him your RSVP by Wednesday the 18th and he'll send back the location. If you have beginner-to-mid-level games to bring (something not totally impossible to teach to new players), feel free to bring them. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at backseatpilot's house, 1PM by Rustic Etruscan - 75 comments

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Mullumbimby Music Festival Meetup

Anyone going to the awesome Mullumbimby Music Festival? It is on from the 21st to the 24th of November in, you guessed it, Mullumbimby in northern NSW, Australia. If any mefites are going, it would be great to have a meetup. [more inside]

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London farewell

After five years, I'm leaving London. It would be good to meet up with MeFites one last time before I go. [more inside]
London, England at The Dover Castle, 6:30PM by Infinite Jest - 27 comments

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Swords Not Words. Well, ok, probably some Words.

Come watch me get hit with swords. Yes, more than one. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Forteza Fitness, 1PM by adamdschneider - 10 comments

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Brooklyn Meetup

We're in Brooklyn this week. Manhattan people get to travel. Outside if it's nice, inside of it's not. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Hollow Nickel, 7PM by Hactar - 10 comments

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TypeCon 2013: Yes We Kern!

I'm wildly excited to be attending TypeCon 2013 here in Portland, and would be even more excited if there are other Mefites also in attendance. Between Wednesday & Thursday's workshops and the mess of presentations Friday through Sunday, this thing seems ripe with opportunity for drinks, discussion, and diatribes on dingbats. [more inside]

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Dragoncon 2013 roll call

Dragoncon is nearly here again, who else is going? Judging by previous years, it's unlikely that we can coordinate an actual meet-up once the con gets rolling, but I wanted to open a thread so we can at least say hello to each other in MeFiIRL if not in actual RL. And the new schedule app is out, if anyone wants to exchange friend codes.

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Auditions for Three Dollar Bill (queer a cappella cabaret)

Three Dollar Bill is a newly forming eight-voice vocal ensemble, based in NYC/Westchester County. Repertoire will include cabaret standards, neo-cabaret amusements, and classics from all over the GLBTQ musical canon. Auditions for all voice parts, plus vocal percussion, will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013. Rehearsals will likely be held in Manhattan. Arrangers especially encouraged to get in touch! [more inside]
New York, NY at Ripley-Grier Studios, 7:30PM by LeDiva - 0 comments

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Picnic in walled garden in Yonkers

I work in a public park in Yonkers. It is highly spectacular and I keep thinking that I should invite a bunch of people up here to have a picnic under the cherry trees. [more inside]
Yonkers, NY at Untermyer Gardens, 1PM by sciencegeek - 44 comments

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Another Portland, Maine meetup!

Eideteker is blowing into town from The Big City. He'll be here from Wednesday, August 28 through Monday, September 2. Anybody for meeting up on one of those days? [more inside]
Portland, ME at Novare Res Bier Cafe, 6PM by JanetLand - 33 comments

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Small Press Expo: Mefi Comics Nerds Unite

Will you be at the Small Press Expo this year? Are you a comics enthusiast who lives in the Baltimore/DC area? Come have a drink on Friday night! [more inside]
North Bethesda, MD at Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center, 9PM by Narrative Priorities - 13 comments

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The Bluest Ink - new Sondheim revue

I'm co-producing/lighting designing/press release writer for a brand new revue of Stephen Sondheim songs titled The Bluest Ink. We have all new jazz orchestrations played by a band of six and sung by a cast of four. We also have new animations that help tie together the narrative. Tickets are $25. [more inside]
New York, NY at (le) poisson rouge, 10PM by cvp - 1 comment

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Drink with London mefites

Hey London Mefites! I'll be in your hood next month. I'm there for work but have two weekends free. The weekend of 7-8 and 14-15. Anyone want to hang out? [more inside]
London, England at The Windsor Castle, 5:30PM by special-k - 36 comments

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Visiting Boston Labor Day weekend

I (and my Mefi-frequenting +1) will be in Boston Labor Day weekend. Would any Mefites from the Great North be interested in having a meetup? Perhaps at one of the bars y'all suggested for me last year? (The ones I made it to were great, btw.) Perhaps sometime on 8/31 or 9/1?

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What time is it? TERROR TIME!!

Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind The Walls is right around the corner. Let's plan a trip to the big house. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Eastern State Penitentiary, 10:30PM by Diskeater - 10 comments

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PDX Adult Soapbox Derby!

Your presence is requested for the 17th annual PDX Adult Soapbox Derby this Saturday, August 17th., 2013 at Mt. Tabor Park from 10 AM - 4PM. Sorry for the short notice, but the Ministry of Truth is very busy these days. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Mt. Tabor Park, 10AM by Ministry of Truth - 9 comments

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Tournament THING - Week 6

Back from the dead, the Hardcore Taters take on tacos and water-drinkers in the 6th installment of the Geeks Who Drink trivia tournament. Same bat time, same bat place.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 7 comments

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Manhattan Meetup

Sean liked us so much that he's willing to discount our drinks next time, so we're headed back to Perdition. This is likely to be grobstein's (and possibly the young rope-rider's also) last meetup in New York for a while. [more inside]
New York, NY at Perdition, 7PM by Hactar - 37 comments

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Columbus, Ohio

Do the Columbus MeFites get together? I'll be visiting and would love to have a beer or a cocktail with some MeFites on Thursday -15th, Sunday -18th or Monday -19th evening. Barleys Smokehouse, Bodega and Andersons General Store have been recommended; I'm open to better ideas.

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Vancouver Island Meet up?

I've been lurking on Vancouver Island all my life and since I've stopped lurking on Mefi I thought I'd see if there are anyone else wants to get together and represent the true West Coast. [more inside]

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extra ticket to My Bloody Valentine August 23

I'm somewhat new to San Francisco and don't know a lot of people here yet. Anyone interested in seeing MBV 8/23? I have two tickets, so yours would be free. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Aud, 8PM by pocketfullofrye - 1 comment

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Tournament THING - Week 5

The starchy juggernaut rolls on, crushing all who stand in its way. Join us, comrades! For trivia, and for great justice! Monday night at Tommy Doyle's.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 10 comments

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Burning Man: Black Rock City Meetup Edition

MeFi meetup in BRC! Get down with a bunch of other dusty MeFites in the Cuddledome! Location: Cuddledome, 9:15 and F (thanks, Cabingirl!) Date: Tuesday Time: 2pm (note: this may adjust somewhat based on discussion below and also general Playa-time syndrome) Anyone have a MeFi cargo cult idea? Shall you know us by the blue that we wear?
Black Rock City, NV at Cuddledome, 2PM by rednikki - 62 comments

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El Paso Classic Film Fest

Any Mefites in El Paso going to the film fest? [more inside]
El Paso, TX at Plaza Theatre, 8PM by blessedlyndie - 0 comments

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Necronomicon in Providence Dinner

Con-goers and non-goers can meet and bask in the crumbling vistas of Providence like a pack of wonder-loving grandmothers at the Trinity Brewhouse. It's just after the end of the con, and people should enjoy some of the fine beers before heading to their ancestral homes.
Providence, RI at Trinity Brewhouse, 5:30PM by GenjiandProust - 12 comments

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Get together at GenCon?

I'll be in Indianapolis for GenCon next week. It seems to me that there are bound to be other MeFites there, both locals and other attendees. Maybe we could try to meet up Wednesday night or Sunday morning when things are quiet, or find some time during the convention itself?
Indianapolis, IN at the Ram, 11AM by Karmakaze - 32 comments

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Philadelphia Monthly Board Game Meetup

Why make jessypie do all the work - it's time to schedule another board game meetup! [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 2PM by MikeKn - 16 comments

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It's a Meetup in Hell's Kitchen/Being held at Perdition

To hold up my end of the Brooklyn/Manhattan meetup-calling bargain, and to welcome Rory Marinich to NY, I would like to invite you all to travel to Perdition in scenic Hell's Kitchen on Wednesday, August 14th around 7 pm. [more inside]
New York, NY at Perdition, 7PM by ausdemfenster - 65 comments

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Pickles!

A pickling/canning meetup at Secretariat and Cortex' house. As they say, many hands make light work. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Secretariat and Cortex' house, 1PM by Secretariat - 90 comments

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Book launch/reading: Blocked on Weibo

I'll be doing a presentation about Chinese social media censorship for my book launch at the University of Toronto. Come out and buy a copy of the book if you feel inclined. Event is free and there should be drinks/snax if that's your jam. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 6PM by jng - 2 comments

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Ottawa

I am in Ottawa until Wednesday. Drinks?

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Emoji Hour at Ivar's Whalemaker Lounge

Let's meet up at Ivar's Whalemaker Lounge to hang out and enjoy the view of Lake Union! Oh, and remember to bring your emoji. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Whalemaker Lounge at Ivar's, 7:30PM by honest knave - 44 comments

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Pierogis vs. [Something]

The Pittsburgh Pierogi Night was a pretty fun thing I did once, and if you like eating all-you-can-eat good vegan food in moderately skeevy venues then you might enjoy it too. [more inside]
Pittsburgh, PA at Stephen Foster Community Center, 6:30PM by Going To Maine - 15 comments

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Sheffield, UK

I don't see many meetups listed in this patch of the UK, so it's worth a try. Anyone interested in a meetup in Sheffield, UK? [more inside]
Sheffield, England at Sheffield Tap, 3PM by metaBugs - 43 comments

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Trek in the Park: The Trouble with Tribbles

This year is the final episode of Trek in the Park! Performances are every Saturday and Sunday at 5pm. We're planning to go on Sunday, 8/18. Want to join us? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Cathedral Park Amphitheater, 4:30PM by Secretariat - 31 comments

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Brooklyn Meetup

It looks like these have not been happening regularly, so I am going to try to start organizing them. Because I'm organizing, I am pulling you all to the wastelands of the north this week. On the other hand, it's next to three train lines (L, JM, G), so it should not be too hard to get to. [more inside]
New York, NY at Duck Duck Bar, 7PM by Hactar - 16 comments

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Tournament THING - Week 4

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away (but very close to a well-known university), there lived two nerds who really, really liked answering questions. And so it came to pass that they invited all their internet friends to play Geeks Who Drink trivia. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 17 comments