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5 attending
2 maybe
SUN
31
Aug
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 - 38 comments

11 attending
7 maybe
SAT
16
Aug
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

6 attending
7 maybe
SUN
10
Aug
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

6 attending
7 maybe
SUN
3
Aug
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

5 attending
0 maybe
TUE
29
Jul
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

5 attending
9 maybe
SAT
26
Jul
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]

8 attending
2 maybe
TUE
22
Jul
san diego let's do this
Big gorgeous city, lots of mefites, and yet we almost never manage to have a successful meetup. Let's make it happen this month! [more inside]
San Diego, CA at Polite Provisions, 7PM by changeling - 35 comments

12 attending
5 maybe
SUN
20
Jul
Mefiversary - Los Angeles
I know we're practically bursting with plans, but shall we do something to celebrate the big 15 here the weekend of Sat July 19-Sun 20? [more inside]
Burbank, CA at Sophie1's home, 2PM by Lyn Never - 70 comments

2 attending
11 maybe
SUN
20
Jul
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

14 attending
16 maybe
THU
17
Jul
MeFi anniversary event -- July 17th
Spin off from this thread -- Thursday evening at the SOMA Streatfood Park. One SF MeFi anniversary event among many. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at SOMA Streatfood Park, 5PM by gingerbeer - 36 comments

0 attending
9 maybe
SUN
13
Jul
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

10 attending
10 maybe
SUN
13
Jul
MeFi L.A. Museum & Art Crawl Part 3: Watts Towers
Let's go to Watts Towers! The Watts Towers structure consists of seventeen major sculptures of steel, covered with mortar and embellished by decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells, and rock. This folk art employs assemblage construction. There are three tall spires, several small towers, two walls, gazebo, patio, ship, and other structures. In addition to the towers, the The Watts Towers Arts Center is the home of International Ethnic Instrument Collection consisting of 144 primarily non-western instruments collected from around the world. Watts Towers on Wikipedia [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Watts Towers, 12PM by Room 641-A - 47 comments

1 attending
6 maybe
SUN
6
Jul
How about some Ethiopian food?
At last Sunday's dinner there was some interest in going for Ethiopian food and Sunday, July 6th seems to be a good date. I can't make this official without a venue, so here are links to the restaurants that have been mentioned: Nyala (open until 9:30) Messob (open until 11:00) Meals by Genet (open until 9:00) If you have a preference leave a comment. I'll wait until Sunday evening to post the official IRL, so at least that will give everyone a week's notice. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Meals by Genet, 6PM by Room 641-A - 26 comments

6 attending
5 maybe
THU
3
Jul
Bay Area Get-Together
The marvelous Sokka shot first is going to be in town next week, and it'd be great to use his visit as an excuse to get together. We're designating this the official Exploratorium After Dark meetup! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Exploratorium, 6PM by restless_nomad - 44 comments

3 attending
6 maybe
SUN
29
Jun
Mefites at Vidcon/Downtown Disney
I've just registered for VidCon, a convention for online video/Youtube creators and enthusiasts taking place in Anaheim CA from June 26 to 28, and will be there an extra day. It's my first time and I'm wondering if there are any other Mefites going. After some discussion I think the best place will the evening of June 29 at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, which is accessible free of charge. That said, if you are going to Vidcon, let me know!
Anaheim, CA at Voodoo Lounge, House of Blues, 8PM by divabat - 22 comments

11 attending
7 maybe
SUN
22
Jun
DTLA Indian Fusion Gastropub: I like all of those things!
Something to hold us over until the Watts Tower meetup in July, how about a trip to Badmaash, the awesome Indian gastropub in Downtown? Looks as if June 22nd works for more people. I'm also guessing earlier will make it easier for us to all get in, so I'm thinking 6 PM. Let me know if that doesn't work well for y'all. [more inside]

0 attending
0 maybe
SAT
21
Jun
Hsi Lai Temple Music and Arts Festival
My band Red On Strike will be playing an acoustic set to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA. There will be several other bands, booths displaying works from various visual artists, hands on arts and crafts, facepainting, an evening meditation session, and lots of vegetarian food.
Hacienda Heights, CA at Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, 4PM by InfidelZombie - 0 comments

5 attending
4 maybe
THU
5
Jun
Downtown San Jose - 7pm Thu. June 5, 2014
There are a lot of neat new restaurants and bars I've been wanting to try in downtown San Jose, and it would be nice to hang out with some MeFites. How about helping me kill two birds, stone-wise? [more inside]
San Jose, CA at Original Gravity Public House, 7PM by sambosambo - 13 comments

7 attending
13 maybe
THU
5
Jun
The Two Coasts of Mlle Valentine (aka Meet Me in San Francisco?)
As some of you may know from kindly answering my question about where to eat and drink in the San Francisco area, I'm going to be visiting your city soon. I would love to meet some SF Mefites if you all are amenable! [more inside]

8 attending
18 maybe
SUN
1
Jun
Ars gratia artis!
After having so much fun at the recent Spaceship Endeavour! meetup, I thought I'd propose a similar venture to one of our grand LA art museums, choice and date TBD. UPDATE 5/4: It looks as if LACMA on June 1st will work out well for most. [more inside]

9 attending
16 maybe
FRI
23
May
No damn good reason but let's do this anyway
Peninsula people! We seem to have this really bad habit of only meeting up when someone is coming in from out of town. Whaddya say we break that pattern and meet up just for the heck of it? May is good for me. I'll go anywhere on the Peninsula but bonus points for Caltrain-friendly. Y'all feel free to propose specifics. Dive bar? Food trucks? Other? Let's do this.
Palo Alto, CA at Palo Alto Creamery, 6:30PM by ambrosia - 33 comments

4 attending
10 maybe
WED
14
May
heeeraldo + smasuch + beers
After years of threats and/or promises, me and smasuch will be in SF from the 9th to the 15th of May, and we'd like to meet you fine folks over some local brews! [more inside]

8 attending
11 maybe
SUN
27
Apr
Spaceship Endeavour!
Let's go see a spaceship at the California Science Center! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at California Science Center/Expo Park, 2PM by mandymanwasregistered - 51 comments

10 attending
8 maybe
SUN
13
Apr
My semi-annual SF sojourn
Hey y'all, I'll be up in SF for the 12th for our awards show, leaving on the evening of the 13th. So, brunch on the 13th? [more inside]

0 attending
2 maybe
TUE
8
Apr
The Future of Human Spaceflight
There is a free public panel being offered next week at CalTech featuring various experts on the topic of The Future of Human Spaceflight, sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies and The Planetary Society. No registration required. Seating is first-come, first-served. [more inside]
Pasadena, CA at Beckman Auditorium, California Institute of Technology, 8PM by Celsius1414 - 0 comments

2 attending
9 maybe
SAT
22
Mar
Bay Area GDC 2014
It's that time of year, when I descend into the bay area for the gathering of the gargoyles the game developer's conference. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Smuggler's Cove, 7PM by hellojed - 19 comments

1 attending
0 maybe
SAT
22
Mar
Yoni Ki Baat - 10th Anniversary
Yoni Ki Baat, inspired by The Vagina Monologues, presents true stories by and about South Asian women talking about sexuality, gender, and womanhood as it intersects with race and culture. To celebrate 10 years in the Bay Area, this year's production will present selected work from past shows, covering topics from queer desire to infertility, body hair to facial hair, sex on a plane to sex in public, and much more - including a diatribe against Fair and Lovely. There are 2 evening productions on March 22nd and 23rd and a self-identified-women's only matinee on March 23rd. Tix are $15: partial proceeds go towards supporting organisations that help women and girls. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Women's Building, 6:30PM by divabat - 0 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
WED
5
Mar
Suicide's Requiem at The Garage
Suicide's Requiem is a collaborative dance-theater performance created & performed by and about survivors of suicide and mental health issues - whether directly or through a loved one - soundtracked by Mozart's Requiem and personal interviews. Our aim is to educate people about suicide through personal perspectives, and encourage personal and societal healing around mental health. I have been involved with this project since day 1 and have found it profoundly powerful; I would be really honoured to have your presence. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The Garage, 8PM by divabat - 0 comments

4 attending
5 maybe
SAT
1
Mar
SliderBar - 3/1/14 - 6pm
I'll be in town from 2/27-3/1 (maybe 3/2, too) for the Lesbians Who Tech summit! I'm staying in the Castro and will have a car. Anyone else going to the conference? Anyone wanna meet up? [more inside]

6 attending
3 maybe
SAT
15
Feb
DaShiv and Scody Birthday SPECTACULAR
Happy birthday to DaShiv and Scody at the beautiful and refreshing Sunset Beer Co. That's right, we're going back. And this time it's personal. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Sunset Beer Company, 7PM by klangklangston - 22 comments

1 attending
2 maybe
SAT
15
Feb
Create A Diversion In Griffith Park
I need some folks to come out and run/walk/trudge/cartwheel through one shot of an episode of my web series. We are shooting in Griffith Park, on an easily accessed trail near a parking lot just up from the Trails Cafe, this Saturday, February 15, in the morning. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Griffith Park/Trails Cafe, 11AM by Sara C. - 4 comments

5 attending
5 maybe
SUN
9
Feb
Cheese and Booze in the OC
After the LA meetup recently I have decided to have another go at organizing an OC/South LA meetup. And what's better for a meet up than cheese! I want to try Knafeh (A near eastern cheese pastry, deep fried with syrup and covered with pistachios) and Anaheim's Knafeh Cafe seems like a good place to give it a shot. I figure we could start off these for cheese and hit some nearby bar for drinks after. Let me know if metafilter is interested before I hit the place on my lonesome. Ok, the place is listed above, and we're on for February 9th, at 5 PM at 2941 W Ball Rd Anaheim, CA 92804! Hope to see you all there!
Anaheim, CA at Knafeh Cafe, 5PM by bswinburn - 27 comments

3 attending
0 maybe
SAT
1
Feb
Beer and Central Coast Mefites
It's been a while since we've had a meetup 'round these parts. Let's rectify that! [more inside]
Santa Barbara, CA at Figueroa Mountain Brewery, 7PM by spiderskull - 8 comments

19 attending
25 maybe
SUN
26
Jan
Restless_Nomad Comes to the Bay Area!
I'm visiting a friend in the general vicinity of San Francisco and want to meet all you crazy West Coast people! We'll be closer to Berkeley than SF proper, but my host assures me she's willing to go into the city. [more inside]

9 attending
10 maybe
SAT
11
Jan
San Francisco I Will Be In You
San Francisco MeFites! I will be in your city for a few weeks in January, and I would like to meet you. Let's meet up at Rustic Pizza in the Mission at 7 PM on Saturday, January 11th 2014. Be there or be etc.
San Francisco, CA at Rustic Pizza, 7PM by Phire - 59 comments

28 attending
21 maybe
SAT
11
Jan
Meetup at Sunset Beer in Echo Park
Prompted by a recent askme about meeting people in Los Angeles, let's meet up! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Sunset Beer Company, 6PM by mandymanwasregistered - 127 comments

6 attending
18 maybe
SUN
17
Nov
London Invades California
I'm in bay area again for work 10th to 27th November. Let's have a meetup! [more inside]
Oakland, CA at The Trappist, 2PM by Erberus - 28 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
SAT
26
Oct
Fast Five Fresno Fosters
I am touring California visiting every Fosters Freeze. Tomorrow (Sat) I'm road-tripping from SF to Fresno to visit all five in your fine city. [more inside]
Fresno, CA at Cafe Corazon, 12PM by zippy - 6 comments

5 attending
0 maybe
SUN
6
Oct
cicLAvia! let's go ride a bike with 200,000 other Angelenos
It's time once again to congest a few streets with bikes instead of cars.

Meet near eastern side of Echo Park Lake
Time: 10am
Maybe we ride and get lunch along the way or something. Also possibly hang out on my patio in Echo Park afterwards.
Los Angeles, CA at Near Echo Park Lake, 10AM by mandymanwasregistered - 8 comments

2 attending
4 maybe
FRI
4
Oct
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.

5 attending
5 maybe
SUN
29
Sep
Stewriffic makes it a trifecta!
Sunday, September 29, Stewriffic will be back on the Peninsula for another visit. Let's all get together and say hi! [more inside]
Palo Alto, CA at Bar by Madame Tam, 5PM by ambrosia - 23 comments

8 attending
18 maybe
SAT
28
Sep
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

21 attending
21 maybe
FRI
27
Sep
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]

2 attending
0 maybe
SAT
21
Sep
get (sweets/coffee/records/hype!) at Leisure Market!
Hey all-- looks like local record label Innovative Leisure is putting together a very musically-oriented vendor fair, with some great DJs from funk/rare-things maestro Egon to the dubstep dons of Smog (and a rare appearance by the legendary create digger and beat-maker, Madlib). It's happening tomorrow in Downtown. Since I work in the area, I'll probably walk to this thing, so would anyone like to meet up at Semi Sweet Bakery, get their (delicious) version of a cronut and head on over? Schedule of performers follows :) [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Culture Labs, 11AM by raihan_ - 1 comment

1 attending
0 maybe
FRI
6
Sep
Paul F. Tomkins' Dead Author podcast at UCB! Live taping! $5!
Dead Authors podcast Thanks to the miracle of science, very famous, extremely dead authors time travel to the present and are brought together to discuss their lives and works! But mostly, these dead authors fight like dead cats and dead dogs! And the audience gets to ask questions! That's you! YOU are the audience! I am saying you get to ask questions! INTERACTIVE!!! Moderated monthly by H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) This month's guest is William S. Burroughs (Kurt Braunohler) Buy tickets [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 6:30PM by Room 641-A - 1 comment

1 attending
0 maybe
SAT
31
Aug
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

0 attending
0 maybe
FRI
23
Aug
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

8 attending
5 maybe
THU
1
Aug
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