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November 19

5 attending
9 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 - 18 comments

November 16

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

November 12

2 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 - 11 comments

October 29

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

October 24

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 - 36 comments

September 26

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

September 20

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

September 16

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

September 8

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

September 3

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]

September 1

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

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]

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

August 29

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

August 21

4 attending
4 maybe

(Grand Central Market) Game Nights

Food! Drink! Games! Friends! Food and drink and games and friends at the same time! [more inside]

August 2

1 attending
2 maybe

ASSSSCAT: Upright Citizen's Brigade improv show at the UCB Theatre

There are lots of great shows every week at UCB, but the logistics of a UCB meet-up are complicated: post-work traffic is a problem, especially for earlier shows; there are no physical tickets; people may be reluctant to buy tickets a few weeks out; and many of the most popular shows sell out almost immediately so proposing a meet-up once the monthly schedule is announced may well be too late. ASSSSCAT is perfect because we can choose a date at our convenience, the show is free, it's on a Sunday, which has been a good day for meet-ups, and it's not too late for a school night.
  • WHAT: ASSSSCAT, one of the best-known improv groups.
  • WHERE: UCB Theatre, Hollywood
  • WHEN: Sundays, 7:30*
  • COST: Free!
*Show starts at 7:30, and I think people start lining up around 6:30. [more inside]

July 24

1 attending
4 maybe

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?

July 23

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
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

July 22

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

July 21

0 attending
0 maybe

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?

July 16

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

July 15

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]

July 13

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

July 10

0 attending
0 maybe

Comic-Con, Anyone?

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

July 8

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

July 5

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

June 30

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

June 28

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

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

June 26

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

June 25

1 attending
12 maybe

15th anniversary party!

Ok fine. We need to step up with the meeting up this month. There's an anniversary to celebrate! Here are my proposals, and we can start a round of negotiations, counter-proposals, wild-eyed propositions, grumpy disagreements, and in the end some more scandalous stories to share. I'll spin off any of these that get support into its own IRL post for easier rsvp'ing. [more inside]

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

June 10

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]

June 2

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

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

May 28

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

May 9

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

May 4

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]

May 3

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]

May 1

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]

April 28

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

April 3

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]

April 2

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

March 15

0 attending
6 maybe

Hello San Francisco

Hey! I've just moved back to the Bay Area and would love to hang with some of you Bay Area mefites. [more inside]

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

March 11

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

February 24

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

February 21

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

February 17

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]