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8 attending
8 maybe
SUN
17
May

Urban Putt

Minigolf downstairs, restaurant upstairs.

8 attending
6 maybe
SAT
16
May

GameHaus

Let's do this again! The last meet-up at GameHaus was so much fun and we all talked about doing it again soon. I'm going to propose any Sunday in April, around the same time, 3:00pm. [more inside]
Glendale, CA at GameHaus, 3PM by Room 641-A - 28 comments

5 attending
4 maybe
SAT
2
May

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace / Look Around You

WARNING: USE METRO - CLIPPERS ARE PLAYING AT STAPLES CENTER. You ask and we deliver! It's an evening of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Look Around You, projected on a bigger screen than either show's resolution probably warrants. Details inside. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Grande Once, 7PM by rednikki - 17 comments

2 attending
14 maybe
THU
30
Apr

West Coast Tour Stop 3:Exploratorium After Dark!

Hey bay area mefites! You may recall my question about visiting in which I expressed interest in going to the Exploratorium after dark. I just bought my plane tickets. Who's in for poking around at the museum on Thursday April 30th? [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The Exploratorium, 6PM by ActionPopulated - 10 comments

3 attending
2 maybe
SAT
18
Apr

YKB 2015 - SF Bay Area

I am coproducing and performing a self-written piece for this year's Yoni Ki Baat, a theater performance inspired by the Vagina Monologues where all the content, cast, and crew are by or about South Asian women. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The Women's Building, 6:30PM by divabat - 5 comments

4 attending
3 maybe
SAT
18
Apr

zippy comes to venice beach and eats donuts

I'm visiting. Come have donuts with me at Primo's Saturday Apr 18 @ 11am!
Los Angeles, CA at Primo's Donuts, 11AM by zippy - 14 comments

1 attending
0 maybe
THU
16
Apr

Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things

The Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things is a slow dance club that welcomes dancers of all skill levels and non-dancers to share a night of vignette moment with strangers and friends. [more inside]

6 attending
4 maybe
SAT
11
Apr

Meet the Finn. Saturday 11th, 4 PM, at Frjtz

Hey there, Bay area mefites! I'll be visiting 7-13th of April and would like to have a meetup with some Metafilter-people. This will be my first trip outside Europe. I've also never been to a Metafilter meetup, so let's have one! [more inside]

9 attending
3 maybe
SAT
4
Apr

Kanishka's Neo-Indian Gastropub - Walnut Creek

I must be crazy but I'd like to have another IRL event on the horizon, gives me something to look forward to. My husband and I have been here twice - lunch and dinner service - and it's been incredibly good. If you like beer and Indian food, this is the meetup for you! (They also have wine.) [more inside]
Walnut Creek, CA at Kanishka's Neo-Indian Gastropub, 6PM by joseph conrad is fully awesome - 63 comments

10 attending
6 maybe
SUN
29
Mar

Badmaash II: The Maashination

It is long past time for another MeFi visit to everyone's favorite DTLA Indian Fusion Gastropub: Badmaash! [more inside]

7 attending
5 maybe
TUE
24
Mar

San Diego, March 24, Eclipse Chocolate

OK, this is (I hope) the last update. We have reservations, name of Metafilter, at Eclipse Chocolate, at 6:30 (note the time change), on Tuesday, March 24.
If you find out at the last minute you can make it, please join us! We'll fit you in somewhere!
If you find out at the last minute you can't make it, please let us know! [more inside]
San Diego, CA at Eclipse Chocolate, 6:30PM by still_wears_a_hat - 17 comments

28 attending
25 maybe
THU
12
Mar

San Francisco Citizens Celebrate "We Love mathowie" Day!

Two things have come to my attention: 1) There is, somehow, not an active MeFi meetup in San Francisco. 2) Mathowie is gonna be in SF next week. Let's use those two bits of information to have a good time. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Zekes Sports Bar & Grill, 6PM by zerolives - 78 comments

2 attending
9 maybe
SUN
8
Mar

Shall we play a game(haus)?

I had a great time at the last Game Night, but the only problem is we all had so much to talk about we never got around to the game part before it was time to go! [more inside]
Glendale, CA at GameHaus, 3PM by Room 641-A - 43 comments

10 attending
0 maybe
SUN
8
Mar

Walnut Creek Corners Tavern Big Swanky Restaurant/Bar Meetup

I'd like to hold a meetup at Corners Tavern in Walnut Creek. This is an upscale, "swanky" venue, but also whimsical with a sense of humor, and only semi-formal, as I see it. It's situated in Broadway Plaza near Macy's and is easy to find. About 20-30 minute walk from BART, depending on what lights you get. What say you? [more inside]

7 attending
3 maybe
SAT
7
Mar

FOGcon meetup

FOGcon, a literary sf convention, is happening on March 6-8 in Walnut Creek. This year's theme is The Traveller. "From The Odyssey to Dr. Who, Margery Kempe to Alyx, the Traveler is an iconic figure. This trope evokes a whole class of stories in both SF and fantasy in a compact and emotionally suggestive form....We will explore such topics as modes of travel, evolving attitudes toward the idea of an alien realm, the range of metaphors travel stands for, changing expectations about the experience of earthly or space travel, and how to be an extreme wilderness hiker - or an extreme hitchhiker. And lots more. Honored Guests: Kim Stanley Robinson, Catherynne M. Valente, Joanna Russ (posthumous)." [more inside]
Walnut Creek, CA at Atrio (Walnut Creek Marriott), 6:15PM by wintersweet - 47 comments

8 attending
5 maybe
SUN
1
Mar

GDC meetup 1 march

It's decided that I'll be in San Francisco for the GDC again. It would be lovely to meet some fellow mefites in connection with this. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Southern Pacific Brewing, 5PM by Rabarberofficer - 35 comments

5 attending
7 maybe
SAT
31
Jan

East Bay Beer Tasting.

So, I made some beer, it turned out good, and I like to share. I'm calling it TCP-IPA, and the recipe is here. Thing is, I don't get out that much, at least close to home, so I don't know a good venue for this kind of thing. I was thinking of asking Øl in Walnut Creek if I could bring some of my own - but I'd be open to other suggestions of a good place and time (in January) UPDATE: Got a place. Details inside
Walnut Creek, CA at ØL BEERCAFE & BOTTLE SHOP, 4PM by bashos_frog - 47 comments

4 attending
2 maybe
WED
28
Jan

SF peninsula board games night

Come drink beer and play board games! [more inside]
Mountain View, CA at Sports Page, 6:30PM by MillMan - 13 comments

20 attending
15 maybe
SAT
24
Jan

7 attending
3 maybe
SAT
24
Jan

Pyramid Alehouse - Walnut Creek!

OK so you're not into amaro, is there another option for Bay Area Mefites? THERE IS NOW. This venue is a cheap-and-cheerful alehouse with a variety of beers on tap. This is strictly a casual event -- swing by to say 'hi', leave when you want. No biggie. [more inside]

2 attending
1 maybe
WED
21
Jan

Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things

The Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things is a slow dance club that welcomes dancers of all skill levels and non-dancers to share a night of vignette moments with strangers and friends. [more inside]

4 attending
6 maybe
THU
18
Dec

Grand Central Market Game Nights -- Take two!

After checking in with Celsius1414 I'm re-posting this since it didn't get off the ground last time.

Food! Drink! Games! Friends! Food and drink and games and friends at the same time!

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I stumbled across a mention of gaming nights at Grand Central Market in DTLA and tracked down this press release and then this page.

Game Night at Grand Central Market

Looking to unwind after a tough day at work? Searching for fast, amazing fare to satisfy your foodie cravings? Planning a non-cliche date night? Whatever your Downtown LA dilemma, the city's oldest food hub has your back.

Enter Game Night -- eat, drink and play every Thursday until 9 pm. Grab dinner and drinks from our late hours vendors over an assortment of classic and new games: ping-pong, cornhole toss, Jenga, Uno, Cards Against Humanity, Scrabble, and many more. Just head over to the Hill St. Platform to get started.

We broached the subject of a gaming night at our last meetup (mmmm ramen), so this "proposed" post is more of a means to continue that conversation than saying it should be here at GCM necessarily.

Update 9/5: The consensus during our Ethiopian food meetup conversation seemed to be that with everybody being spread out, it's difficult to make a game night plan on work nights. If someone else wants to propose game/trivia/movie meetups for their individual environs, that might be the better way to go. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Grand Central Market, 6PM by Room 641-A - 45 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
WED
10
Dec

MeFi Spirited Away Meetup Cancelled!

Apologies but the rain has started and there's tons of doom and gloom on the news so I think I will sit this one out. Next time I'll give more advice notice, how about that? Stay dry and happy, folks!
Oakland, CA at New Parkway Theater, 6:15PM by Bella Donna - 2 comments

6 attending
10 maybe
SUN
7
Dec

Walnut Creek, CA meetup: Pinky's Pizza

A meetup in the leafy suburbs of the East Bay: Walnut Creek. Venue: Pinky's Pizza. Good beer in bottles and on tap, and decent pizza. Also: Addams Family pinball machine. [more inside]
Walnut Creek, CA at Pinky's Pizza Parlor, 3:30PM by joseph conrad is fully awesome - 38 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
TUE
2
Dec

Fat Tire Flyer discussed by author

I will be speaking at the Mill Valley Library on December 2 at 7:00. The subject will be my book, Fat Tire Flyer.
Mill Valley, CA at Mill Valley, CA Public Library, 7PM by Repack Rider - 1 comment

7 attending
4 maybe
SAT
22
Nov

Mallory Ortberg at Pegasus Books in Berkeley

Mallory Ortberg will be appearing at Pegasus Books reading from Texts from Jane Eyre in Berkeley on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm. Any MeFites planning to attend? Any interest in meeting up before or after?
Berkeley, CA at Pegasus Books, 7:30PM by Lexica - 33 comments

6 attending
5 maybe
SAT
22
Nov

Field trip: the Museum of Jurassic Technology TAKE TWO

Reposting from previous event! Chicainthecity most courteously reminded me that the event needed updating, and we discussed NOVEMBER 8th as the most likely afternoon. The consensus is now November 22nd: let us know in the thread! The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.) [more inside]
Culver City, CA at Museum of Jurassic Technology, 3PM by jetlagaddict - 37 comments

15 attending
16 maybe
FRI
7
Nov

Tiki Fun at Longitude in Oakland

I'm going to be in the Bay Area for a few days next week, and as a huge Tiki fan, I'm very much looking forward to checking out the new, well pedigreed Tiki Bar, Longitude. I'm thinking 6-ish onward on Friday the 7th. Anyone interested?
Oakland, CA at Longitude Bar, 6PM by bswinburn - 57 comments

0 attending
4 maybe
SAT
25
Oct

BAHFest West

BAHFest (the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses, as shown on Metafilter) has an event in SF this year: BAHFest West. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The Castro Theatre, 7PM by jcreigh - 1 comment

5 attending
4 maybe
SUN
19
Oct

Octoberfest Dachshund Racing in Huntington Beach

Every Sunday in October, Old World Village in Huntington Beach, puts on the sport of kings: Dachshund Racing! The races run from 3 PM to 4 PM. I propose Metafilters from far and near meet up at around 1 PM for sausages and beer. We'll carefully discuss the merits of the fine wiener dog athletes and then cheer them on. I'm not exactly sure, but I think the entry fees total out to $2. [more inside]
Huntington Beach, CA at Old World Village, 1PM by bswinburn - 17 comments

2 attending
2 maybe
THU
2
Oct

Craft Night at CAFAM: Papermaking Workshop with Mark Montano

Last month jetlagaddict had the great idea to post an IRL for the block printing class at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. I had so much fun I've signed up for the Papermaking Workshop with Mark Montano and meant to post it here earlier. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Craft and Folk Art Museum, 7PM by Room 641-A - 6 comments

1 attending
2 maybe
WED
24
Sep

DANCE HALL of BEAUTIFUL, RADIANT THINGS

A tantalizing evening of slow dancing. Inspired by dance halls of the 20s/30's era, passion and desire mixes with propriety and restraint. Each participant is given a dance card and a dance lesson that everyone can pick up (really). Taxi dancers also in attendance for your enjoyment. [more inside]

3 attending
5 maybe
SAT
20
Sep

Field trip: the Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.) [more inside]
Culver City, CA at Museum of Jurassic Technology, 3:30PM by jetlagaddict - 39 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
SAT
13
Sep

New Barbarians 3.0 by La Pocha Nostra

Guillermo Gómez-Peña and his radical performance art group La Pocha Nostra are hosting a "extreme fashion show and photo performance karaoke" with participants of a week-long performance workshop - including yours truly! Tickets are available here for $10 each and you are more than encouraged to dress up.
San Francisco, CA at Fleet Room, Fort Mason Center, 8PM by divabat - 0 comments

0 attending
2 maybe
THU
11
Sep

The Buzzed Bee

Do you have what it takes to go head to head with some of the best drunken spellers in the Bay Area? Still chasing the glory of the coveted Scripps Howard Award? Still fuming after losing to that skank Erin Wilson in the 4th grade over the word 'crysthanamum' and want revenge? Come to Buzzed Bee and win the glory [more inside]
Berkeley, CA at Firehouse Art Events Hangar, 6:30PM by MiltonRandKalman - 2 comments

2 attending
1 maybe
SAT
6
Sep

Kubrick - An Art Show Tribute

Spoke Art is proud to present: KUBRICK - An art show tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick. Over 60 artists were invited to re-imagine their favorite characters, scenes and thematic concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors. Spanning a plethora of mediums from sculpture and painting to limited edition prints, the show seeks to honor one of the 20th century’s most significant directors while also reinterpreting his impact in a contemporary context. [more inside]

9 attending
13 maybe
SAT
6
Sep

John Scalzi reads at Borderlands

Let's go see mefi's own jscalzi read from his new novel, Lock In, at San Francisco's terrific Borderlands Books. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Borderlands Books, 3PM by rtha - 38 comments

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 - 39 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

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