September 2010 Archives (all archives)

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Merrimack, not Irwell

I'll be in Manchester, NH from 10-12 to 10-24, meetup? I'm renting a car and making a lot of day trips, so nearby places are ok too: Portsmouth, Concord, Durham, Keene, Hanover....

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Birmingham West Midland Meetup

The long national nightmare of getting my visa is over and I am coming to Birmingham to study next week. Would anyone in the Midlands (and elsewhere) be interested in a meet-up the weekend of October 8/9? It's been five years since I have been in Birmingham so suggestions of great places will be greatly and gladly appreciated.

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Rio de Janeiro meetup

Meet like-minded Metafilterites (and visitors!) in Rio de Janeiro in the next couple of weeks? I'm not posting a bar yet, though I'd prefer somewhere around Lapa, because I'd like to see if there's any interest and where people are living/visiting...

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Chili and Chocolate!

I'll be in a cookoff on Saturday at the Chile Pepper Fiesta, held in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Tickets (for the entire day, not just for my cookoff thing) are fifteen bucks (or ten if you're a student or senior). I'm making savory little beefy things, and they will be delicious! Also beer will be there, and I will be drinking that beer, you betcha. And music! And demonstrations! And a tattoo parlor! (PDF of all events, click and BE AMAZED)
Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 12PM by Greg Nog - 12 comments

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Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives

The band for which I sing, strum, and write is playing in Harvard Square this Friday! Catchy rock with witty lyrics - what's not to love? 21+, nominal cover (like $3). Band page, myspace page, more song clips. If you want to say hi beforehand, I will be the guy in the buzzcut looking bored from waiting all night for his set to start. OK pub food if you get there earlier.
Cambridge, MA at Tommy Doyle's, 10PM by dfan - 2 comments

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TedX Detroit is soon

The next TEDx - regional TED event is in Detroit on Wed Sept 29. Any mefites going besides me? [more inside]
Detroit, MI at Detroit Institute of Arts, 8:30AM by leslies - 0 comments

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This Tastes Funny ... The Cannibal Plays Festival

St. Fortune and Kokopelli Theaters present a theatrical feast of short plays about cannibalism that is sure to satisfy your hunger for comedy, sex, and the macabre. Featuring "I Will Eat Every One Of You," a monologue cowritten by MetaFilter's own Astro Zombie. [more inside]
New York, NY at The Turtle Shell Theater, 8PM by Astro Zombie - 0 comments

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Austin City Limits 2010

I'll be among the masses going to ACL this year, 8-10 October 2010. How about brunch on Sunday? Somewhere outside the park would be good, and those of us with tickets could head in afterward. I'm not a local, so ideas about a venue would be much appreciated, if anyone's interested.
Austin, TX at Opal Divine's, 11AM by woodway - 36 comments

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American in Beijing wants to grab some drinks!

I'm an American studying abroad in Beijing this semester, and I'd like to break out of the college bubble a little and meet some local Mefites. I obviously don't know the city all that well, so if people wanted to meet up, it'd probably be better for someone else to propose a venue. Anyone interested in meeting up sometime in the next few weeks?
Beijing, China at Stone Boat Cafe, 8PM by showbiz_liz - 29 comments

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Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Let's go see some Muppets at the Museum of Science & Industry. [more inside]

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Ambit Magazine's Autumn Almanac poetry reading

Join Ambit magazine for an evening of poetry and prose with readings from Sonja Besford, Anthony Howell, Abigail Parry and Penelope Shuttle. Entry is free (although a suggested donation of £3 would be much appreciated), and readings from the floor are welcome! [more inside]
London, England at The Betsey Trotwood, 7PM by Cantdosleepy - 0 comments

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Live. Band. Karaoke.

Saturday nights at Piece. Starts at 11. Always full of hilarity. [more inside]

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RAWK RAWK RAWK at Sweet Springs Friday

For your listening pleasure at Sweet Springs Saloon this Friday Sept. 24: Dirty Pink Slips, Spiritbird, Deathbear [more inside]
Los Osos, CA at Sweet Springs Saloon, 9PM by Rube R. Nekker - 3 comments

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Boiler Room Pizza Auxiliary Meetup

The $7.50 PB&J at Boiler Room comes with a sprawling slice of dank pizza, a PBR tallboy, and a shot of Jameson. Do I really need to write anything else? [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Boiler Room, 6PM by Juliet Banana - 89 comments

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

3 days. A large number of bluegrass bands. Fresh air. Sunshine (ehhh, maybe). Food. Joy. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, 12PM by superquail - 10 comments

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Texas Renaissance Festival

Calling all Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas MeFites! Let's get together at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Group ticket pricing starts at 25 people. The weekend of October 16 & 17 works best for my family, but I'm open to other suggestions. [more inside]
Plantersville, TX at Texas Renaissance Festival, 12PM by ColdChef - 15 comments

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Craft Night!

Want to bitch? Just stitch? How about badge making? WE HAVE IT ALL. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The hobbit hole, 6PM by bibliogrrl - 37 comments

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Anchorage meetup?

It looks like the last Anchorage meetup was in March... time for another one? I'm still fairly new to town and would love to meet some Mefites. Thursdays and Fridays aren't good for me, but any other evening should work. I will defer to anyone who's been around longer than a summer for venue suggestions!

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Matador at 21 Las Vegas Meetup? Sometime October 1–4?

So the three-day Matador at 21 show is coming up October 1–3 at The Palms in Las Vegas. Are there any MeFites who either are going to the show or live in Las Vegas who might want to meet up at some point over the weekend? [more inside]

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NederFilter 11.1.1

Let's try this again: den Bosch, this Friday (24.09), 20:00? [more inside]
Nijmegen, The Netherlands at In de blaauwe Hande, 8PM by geckoinpdx - 18 comments

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Lakefield at the Olio Festival

Lakefield, an indie pop band I play with, is playing a show this Friday at China Cloud (524 Main St.) as part of the Olio Festival. [more inside]
Vancouver, BC at China Cloud, 10PM by PercussivePaul - 1 comment

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Bilabial (that's me!) will be in Seattle 9/26

I'll be visiting Seattle! Word on the street (thanks lattiboy!) is that Cactus on Alki has a very good happy hour from 3-6. Food is really great and $5 margaritas are very boozy. 3PM Sunday @ Cactus on Alki sound good to people? [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Cactus at Alki, 3PM by bilabial - 14 comments

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New Orleans, Saturday, Sept. 18th, anyone?

I'm going to be in New Orleans Saturday night on a spur of the moment trip, and I'm going to be drinking alone unless anybody is up for a very short-notice meetup. I don't know anything about good bars in New Orleans, so the location would be up to someone else.

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Savannah, GA Meetup

Pretty much what it says on the tin: Savannah Mefites, let's meet and greet! I'm thinking on some Saturday afternoon, at Mellow Mushroom or Crystal Beer Parlor, but am open to suggestions. What say you?
Savannah, GA at Mellow Mushroom, 12PM by nomadicink - 22 comments

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Rally to Restore Sanity / March to Keep Fear Alive

Oct. 30, the Stewart/Colbert rallies. I know we can expect a lot of us there and with signs. So here's the organizing thread. [more inside]

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Does MeFi Want to Go to the Magic Castle in Hollywood?

Magical MeFi! MeFi is going to the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at The Magic Castle, 7PM by FlamingBore - 41 comments

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Derailleur at the Aster Cafe!

My band, Derailleur, is playing its/our first show in a long, long time... making our comeback at Minneapolis's very fancy-dan Aster Cafe (fancy-dan in space, not in price!).
Minneapolis, MN at Aster Cafe, 9PM by COBRA! - 0 comments

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MeFi Toronto: The Ben Wicks on Parliament, Thursday, October 7

Put Up or Shut Up Dept.: After complaining for months that the Ben Wicks at 424 Parliament south of Carlton would be a perfect venue for a meetup, particularly if we could reserve the snug (“Lounge”) at the front of the place, I hereby propose such a meetup. Thursday night, October 7, at, say, 20:00 hours plus.
Toronto, ON at The Ben Wicks, 8PM by joeclark - 36 comments

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Three Sheets to the Wind at Massey on the River (benefit)

My band Three Sheets to the Wind -- America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock will be the featured entertainment at the 2010 Massey On the River, a charity event that raises money for cancer research. [more inside]
Richmond, VA at Rock Bottom Island, 5PM by emelenjr - 0 comments

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Big Cities can't have all the fun!

Let's have a back to school NJ meetup! I propose the Princeton area, as it's centrally located, fun, near several colleges/unis and we had a successful one there before! [more inside]

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Home Movie Day

Dig up your old home movies to bring and show, or just come and watch other peoples' films! This year Los Angeles has two venues for showcasing home movies: 8mm, 16mm, Super8 can be screened at the Echo Park Film Center, while VHS movies can be shown in Culver City at the Mayme Clayton Library. Here is more info about the Los Angeles events. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Echo Park Film Center, 12PM by estherbester - 1 comment

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Godspeed!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor tickets for 3/16/11 and 3/17/11 have gone on sale for NYC! Let's have two meetups! (This is the for 3/17 show) [more inside]
New York, NY at Church of St. Paul the Apostle, 7PM by griphus - 0 comments

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Godspeed!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor tickets for 3/16/11 and 3/17/11 have gone on sale for NYC! Let's have two meetups! (This is for the 3/16 show) [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 8PM by griphus - 0 comments

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Sunday Dim Sum at Sun Sui Wah in Vancouver

We're having Dim Sum at Sun Sui Wah in Vancouver on Sunday, October 17th at noon! [more inside]
Vancouver, BC at Sun Sui Wah, 12PM by ODiV - 21 comments

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A Smooth Music Tribute To Miami Vice

I'm throwing a music video dance party tonight at Little Miss Whiskeys Golden Dollar on H Street. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Little Miss Whiskeys Golden Dollar, 8PM by Potomac Avenue - 0 comments

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Tiny Beers! Tiny beers!

As I am not witty, and have decided to just POST THIS ALREADY. October Meetup. The Goat. You know what's what. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by bibliogrrl - 112 comments

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TRESPASS: A HISTORY OF UNCOMMISSIONED URBAN ART Release Party

Myself and a few other members of the Billboard Liberation Front and the editors, Wooster Collective will be on hand for the book release party at Taschen's store in NY. [more inside]

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San Francisco French Convo Meetup

Our inaugural rendezvous this past Monday night was un grande succ0232;s so we've decided to continue on a bi-weekly basis. Monday and Tuesday nights seem to be best (for now). We need a better venue than Caf0233; de la Presse so please suggest some better and BART-friendly alternatives! I propose Monday 9/27 as our next date. Thoughts?
San Francisco, CA at Passion Cafe, 6:30PM by hapax_legomenon - 17 comments

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LAVA's Sunday Salon

On the last Sunday of each month, LAVA welcomes interested individuals to gather on the third floor of the historic Clifton's Cafeteria in Downtown Los Angeles (noon-2pm), for a loosely structured conversational Salon featuring short presentations and opportunities to meet and connect with one another. If you're interested in joining LAVA as a creative contributor or an attendee, we recommend Salon attendance as an introduction to this growing community. We also recommend the shortbread. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Clifton's Cafeteria, 12PM by Scram - 1 comment

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Halloween Critical Mass

COSTUMES. ON BIKES. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Daley Plaza, Chicago, 5:30PM by bibliogrrl - 10 comments

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London meetup

Metafiltrians of London, I will be in the capital on the evening of the 21st: does anyone fancy a wee meetup? I haven't yet sorted out accommodation and so forth, but I expect I'll be somewhere in the approximate vicinity of Imperial College. If people are up for it and know a good place to go nearby, please suggest it; I barely know London at all, so I'm relying on youse for ideas. I wasn't thinking of anything big, probably just drinks and maybe a meal. Hopefully see you in a week or so's time!
London, England at Queens Arms, 6:30PM by Dim Siawns - 15 comments

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Low Cobra/The Harvey Girls

Low Cobra & The Harvey Girls at Mississippi Pizza in Portland, OR, September 18, 9:30 PM and I'm guessing this is free.
Portland, OR at Mississippi Pizza, 9:30PM by sleepy pete - 2 comments

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Sydney Running Festival Meetup (Sep 19)

Any Mefites participating in the Sydney Running Festival on September 19 (Sunday)? We could meet up at the Opera House (or somewhere around those parts) after the races are over.

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The Lamb, 6:00pm, Thurs. September 16th, London. YAY.

A long, drawn out nightmare with my visa is finally all sorted out and I'll be in London from the 15th-17th! If you're not too meetup'ed out, please come have a celebratory drink with me. Looking forward to it (you have no idea how much)! [more inside]
London, England at The Lamb, 6PM by iamkimiam - 15 comments

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Burlington Meetup!

update: looks like we're on for Saturday, October 9th, at 4 PM, at the Vermont Pub and Brewery. I'm tall and skinny and have glasses. I will try to get there a bit early. Looking forward to meeting everyone IRL. [more inside]
Burlington, VT at Vermont Pub and Brewery, 4PM by scrim - 21 comments

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Poetry reading

Come hear poets Dennis Doherty and James Sherwood, featured poets at the Woodstock Poetry Society! Event is free and open to the public, and there is also an open mic. brief poet bios. [more inside]
Woodstock, NY at Woodstock Community Center, 2PM by exlotuseater - 0 comments

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Karaoke, Birthdays and Tiny Beers

Three great things that go great together! The usual meetup, and then? THE BONG. Yeah. **** [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Billy Goat, 6PM by bibliogrrl - 116 comments

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Bay Area: Let's drink, followed by drinks.

Following up on this question, I'd love to meet you Bay Area MeFites and, oh, I dunno, drink. We'll be meeting at The Sycamore on 17th and Mission at 8:00PM on Saturday the 11th. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The Sycamore, 8PM by fake - 73 comments

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The Harvey Girls/Grapefruit League/Wishyunu

The Harvey Girls, The Grapefruit League, and Wishyunu performing at Branx in Portland, OR. Branx is located below Rotture at 320 SE 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR at Branx, 10PM by sleepy pete - 0 comments

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This Is The Peter O'Tooles: A Feckin' Adults Only Variety Show

The Twin Cities' filthiest Celtic punk band, The Peter O'Tooles, present a late-night variety show at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. Guests will include St. Paul's poet laureate Carol Connolly, singer/songwriter Martin Devaney, and food and sex blogger Erica Rivera. [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Bryant-Lake Bowl, 10PM by Astro Zombie - 0 comments

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Nutmeggers unite!

It's been a while you Connecticut folks. New Haven seems to be the easiest location, since the Yale folk can get there without cars, and the shoreline people can get there after grumbling a bit. Location may change slightly, but I'm going with Prime 16 for now because I like their beer selection and their food is good. Pulled pork pizza people!
New Haven, CT at Prime 16, 6PM by smackfu - 24 comments

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UAE Meetup

Meetup at Cafe Layali Zaman aka Baguette [more inside]
Abu Dhabi, UAE at Cafe Layali Zaman aka Cafe Baguette, 7PM by bardophile - 3 comments

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Idiolexicon Poetry Series

I'm hosting a free reading with poet Lee Ann Roripaugh (who's coming all the way from South Dakota for the reading!), poet and critic Kaya Oakes, and wildly inventive saw musician Cynthia Weyuker. A good time will be had by all. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Rancho Parnassus, 7PM by roll truck roll - 0 comments

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Meet The Lady: Hagsploitation!

This is a monthly screening/exhibition inspired by the Meet The Lady tumblr blog (a former MetaFilter Project and FPP). The show consists of film/TV clips, live performances, and ribald entertainments presented variety-show style, hosted by yours truly. This month's subject will be films which fall under the category Hagsploitation! [more inside]
New York, NY at 92YTribeca, 8PM by hermitosis - 12 comments

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NederFilter: how about a Dutch meetup?

I moved to Eindhoven last month. I'm settled in and am hoping to meet a few local mefites. Wat denkt jullie? [more inside]

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Hey Portland, a meetup soon?

There hasn't been one in a few weeks. How about 25-September? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Horse Brass, 6PM by nickthetourist - 57 comments

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FYFest

Fuck Yeah Fest is tomorrow. It will have many awesome bands and also a bunch of MeFites are going to be in the crowd. In this thread we can make actual plans all at once so it's not a bunch of "Yeah, like, I think I'll be over by Ted Leo…"
Los Angeles, CA at Los Angeles State Historic Park, 12PM by klangklangston - 0 comments

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So, how about another Philly meetup?

The Philly meetup to see ludwig_van's band was excellent but small. It's time for another big one, I think. (Updated: Informal, probably-not-big meetup at Cantina tonight in South Philly.) [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Cantina los Caballitos, 7PM by Tomorrowful - 27 comments

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Dallas Book Launch For "Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?" by A.G. Pasquella

You're invited to the Dallas Book Launch of "Why Not A Spider Jesus?" by A.G. Pasquella! Featuring a conversation between A.G. Pasquella and Texas-based artist and musician Scott Krakowski (Saddle Tramp, The Bipolar Express). Also featuring artwork by Scott Krakowski. A 30 page excerpt of "Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?" first appeared in McSweeney's #11. Now the complete book is finally available from agpbooks.com! [more inside]
Dallas, TX at SMOKE Restaurant, 7PM by Fuzzy Monster - 3 comments

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Big and F.A.S.T. documentary

A documentary about giant roadside attractions. [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Trylon microcinema, 7PM by Astro Zombie - 0 comments

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Quarter-Life Crisis (theatre cabaret)

Buffalo Mefites: I'm directing a concert featuring songs from new and un-produced musicals. Most of the songs are new to Buffalo, and we're even premiering a song by a local composer. The show is the night of Curtain Up! so you can go to the street party after. Tickets are available at our website (or at the door). [more inside]
Buffalo, NY at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (at Babeville), 8:30PM by cvp - 0 comments