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May 25

5 attending
2 maybe
WED
7
Jun

Man that Goat is Wired--1st Wednesday

First Wednesday is throwing us a curve ball for June. It's not next week, like you think it is, but the week after! Yes, Wednesday of the approaching week is only May 31. So don't try to meet up until a week from Wednesday, when it will be June 7. 5:30-6:00ish at the Original Billy Goat Tavern in the seedy underbelly of tourist-addled springtime Michigan Avenue. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush - 2 comments

May 7

4 attending
4 maybe
SAT
13
May

The Return of SSSC: Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Part 6

So last month, the calendar and my dark mood got the best of me and we didn't get together for activism talk and grousing and camaraderie -- with food and drink!) Let's fix that this month at the Long Room. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Long Room, 11AM by MCMikeNamara - 9 comments

April 25

7 attending
5 maybe
WED
3
May

The Billy Goat, in the Tavern, with the Triple Cheeseborger - NO PEPSI, COKE!!

Is posting a week early TOO early? Are we not cutting it close enough? I WANT IDEAS, PEOPLE, NOT EXCUSES [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by Evilspork - 13 comments

April 7

7 attending
0 maybe
SAT
3
Jun

Food Depository repack -- June

Let's get together and help the food depository in their warehouse. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Greater Chicago Food Depository, 1PM by garlic - 8 comments

11 attending
1 maybe
SUN
30
Apr

make bagged lunches for Inspiration Cafe

Let's get together and make 150 bagged lunches for inspiration cafe [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Dave's house, 2PM by garlic - 16 comments

April 6

1 attending
6 maybe
SUN
28
May

Chicago Spring Resolutions: Gettin' This to Fitness!

As has been mentioned, I've been working on losing weight. I'm now ready for phase 2, aye kay aye the next 50 pounds, along with improving my general fitness level. So how about yoga? (no preexisting laxness required) [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Chicago Bodywork, 6PM by Evilspork - 12 comments

March 27

9 attending
5 maybe
WED
5
Apr

Live Goats!

Join us after work for tiny beers and cheeseburgers and delightful company at the Original Billy Goat Tavern under Michigan Avenue. You won't be sorry. Special half-tine stop at Cheesie's Pub for hard root beer floats! You *really* won't be sorry. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush - 19 comments

March 23

8 attending
1 maybe
SUN
11
Mar

Bacon Bomb VI: The Undiscovered Country Ham

Apparently some people didn't get enough advance notice for Bacon Bomb V, so for the next outing we're tying it directly to Daylight Savings Time so no one will forget: Daylight Savings Time -> Sun -> Hot -> Bacon -> Bacon Bomb VI [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Paddy Long's, 6PM by eamondaly - 4 comments

9 attending
3 maybe
FRI
31
Mar

Mike's March-End Art Part 2 - AIDS Art America

Along with the meetups we've had that are fun and/or political, let's end March with a couple of free art events (that are also fun and/or political, I guess.) Join me to tour AIDS Art America before it closes. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Alphawood Gallery, 3:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 14 comments

3 attending
3 maybe
WED
29
Mar

Mike's March-End Art Part 1 - The Furies

Along with the meetups we've had that are fun and/or political, let's end March with a couple of free art events (that are also fun and/or political, I guess.) Join me for the premiere of The Furies, by King is a Fink Productions. The Furies is a series of five dance films that explore how social prohibitions against female anger limit self-actualization for women. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Chicago Cultural Center, 6PM by MCMikeNamara - 2 comments

March 3

8 attending
5 maybe
SAT
11
Mar

5th Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or 5thSSSCSSCC

We meet, we talk about and organize the resistance, we share some foods. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at kaz's place, 11AM by misskaz - 20 comments

February 23

8 attending
3 maybe
WED
1
Mar

A-Goating We Shall Go

As is the other custom of our people, we gather at the Original Billy Goat Tavern, sip the tiny beers, quaff the tiny whiskeys, eat the beast (no fries). Then make the long journey to Live Wire, tip our bartenders generously and show each other the love. You know you want to.
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 31 comments

February 14

10 attending
9 maybe
THU
16
Mar

Springtime drinks in Chicago

Hi y'all, I'm going to be in Lakeview/Boystown in the afternoon. I'm totally flexible on time and place as long it's 4 pm or later. I just picked the Long Room because we've been there before and they have food. Can't wait to see the Chicago Cabal again!
Chicago, IL at The Long Room, 5PM by AFABulous - 32 comments

January 31

9 attending
4 maybe
SAT
18
Feb

4th Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or 4thSSSCSSCC

(except that it's gonna be on the 3rd Saturday again maybe) Because of the holiday weekend and conflicting events, I'm suggesting we move this month's event to the Third Saturday. However, I'm open to other routes. NOTE: Please see the changed location and the fixed time; garlic has generously volunteered to host this month and I'm generously taking him up on that offer.
Chicago, IL at garlic's place, 11AM by MCMikeNamara - 38 comments

January 29

11 attending
6 maybe
WED
1
Feb

Another First Wednesday at the Goat

First Wednesday is on that trickiest of calendar days this February - the first day of the month! Please join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern, followed by karaoke later in the evening. Newcomers are always very welcome. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by jessypie - 10 comments

January 25

6 attending
0 maybe
SAT
11
Feb

Come watch me wince in pain!

I snagged one of the tattoo slots at the Field Museum Tattoo exhibit. Come keep baniak company! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Field Museum, 11AM by bibliogrrl - 11 comments

January 16

21 attending
3 maybe
SAT
21
Jan

Women's March on Chicago

The Women's March on Chicago begins with speakers and a rally at 10:00 AM at the Corner of Jackson and Columbus (Not quite the Drive). Please check in here if you're going, want to join at th meeting spot (SE corner of Jackson and Wabash around 9:30), or are interested in lunch/beers/bonding afterward (post-rally at Bar Below 127 S. State around 2:30). [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Corner of Jackson and Columbus, 10AM by crush-onastick - 72 comments

January 14

0 attending
3 maybe

Chicago TGIF Happy/Sad/Terrified Hour

I'm going to be in Lakeview/Boystown on Friday, January 20 for some appointments. I'll be done with what I need to do by 2 pm at the absolute latest. Does anyone want to meet up anytime after that (I assume most of you work)? It's inauguration day (*shudders*) so we all may need a beer to cry into. If you don't want to cry, you can help me celebrate some (obviously unrelated) good news.

January 8

5 attending
2 maybe
SAT
4
Mar

Food Depository Repack -- March

let's help the Greater Chicago Food Depository get food repacked so it's easier for them to distribute to hungry people. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Greater Chicago Food Depository, 1PM by garlic - 10 comments

14 attending
2 maybe
SAT
14
Jan

Third Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or 3rdSSSCSSCC*

House MCNamara is still out of commission--we'll be meeting at the crush family compound. Contact me (email in profile or via MeMail) or MCMikeNamara for actual address. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Private Meeting Space, 11AM by crush-onastick - 24 comments

December 29, 2016

10 attending
3 maybe
WED
4
Jan

Live Goat on a Wire

First Wednesday of the month, first Wednesday of the new year! Bring your resolutions and drown them in a tiny beer (in a weird new glass) at the Original Billy Goat Tavern. Then adjourn to the Livewire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee Ave) for karaoke of the finest sort. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 11 comments

December 4, 2016

12 attending
3 maybe
SAT
10
Dec

Second Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or 2ndSSSCSSCC*

So Second Saturday is upon us sooner than I realized. And we're still getting together and chatting about our activism plans again like we did last month. However, there's a slight change in plans... [more inside]
Chicago, IL at bibliogrrl and banaik's place, 11AM by MCMikeNamara - 29 comments

13 attending
1 maybe
WED
7
Dec

First Wednesday is Upon Us

First, we meet at the Original Billy Goat Tavern. Then we decamp for shenanigans. You should join us because the world is a terrible place, but the Goat is familiar and the Chicago Metahounds are the best folks around. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 13 comments

November 15, 2016

3 attending
3 maybe
TUE
20
Dec

DIY Messiah!

Who wants to come sing some beautiful music! Come to the DIY Messiah at the Harris theater in Chicago. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Harris Theater, 7PM by bibliogrrl - 2 comments

November 11, 2016

7 attending
2 maybe
SAT
7
Jan

Food Depository repack

let's help the Greater Chicago Food Depository get food repacked so it's easier for them to distribute to hungry people. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Greater Chicago Food Depository, 11:30AM by garlic - 28 comments

November 10, 2016

14 attending
9 maybe
SAT
19
Nov

Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee Or SSSCSSCC*

So there's no way I would have made it through the last few post-election days without the support of my friends and family, especially seeing so many reactions that amounted to"WHAT CAN I DO?" and last night I was struck by all the youth hitting the streets, but, even as I was there, I wondered "what can I, an older person out of the activist game, do?" Here's what I came up with: [more inside]
Chicago, IL at My Place, 11AM by MCMikeNamara - 50 comments

November 1, 2016

0 attending
0 maybe

Third Coast Conference!

Any public radio or podcasting MeFites gonna be in Chicago for the Third Coast Conference from Nov 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place? I'll be in from L.A. representing KCRW. Would be fun to have a lunch / drink / meetup at some point over the weekend, if we aren't already going to be stacked with plans. I haven't even looked at the schedule yet, but just throwing it out there. Would be fun to raise a glass with my fellow producers! (I'm also planning a field trip to the best bookstore in the world.)

October 31, 2016

7 attending
3 maybe
WED
2
Nov

Fly the Tiny Tiny W

So, of course, first Wednesday is this week, but there's some sort of sporting event closely associated with the Goat and the question is: do we go? [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 39 comments

October 3, 2016

8 attending
3 maybe
WED
5
Oct

Hey are we doing this?

It seems that since calendars are hard, we have not put up an event for our monthly meetup at the Billy Goat... [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by MCMikeNamara - 37 comments

September 22, 2016

3 attending
2 maybe

There is no Chicago Cabal of Charity

We've been there, done that with RMH meals. We might be there, do that again (say in November). But in 2017, lets try some new charitable things we can do as a group. But what should they be? [more inside]

5 attending
0 maybe
SUN
6
Nov

November RMH Brunch

let's cook brunch for the families of sick kids. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House, 8:30AM by garlic - 19 comments

August 31, 2016

9 attending
7 maybe
WED
7
Sep

Nope, You Did Not Miss It!

Apparently, I am not the only person to think "oh, shit! GoatFrog is tonight!" but it's not. It's next week. And anyway, there is no Frog anymore. . . . . Oh, I made myself sad. But don't you be sad! You can still join us for First Wednesday! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 15 comments

August 4, 2016

6 attending
0 maybe
FRI
5
Aug

Save the 11 Bus! Destroy your liver!

Remember the 11 bus? Were you mad they discontinued it? Well, it's back! Temporarily, anyway, and a number of bars along the route have teamed up for 11 on 11: a beer explorer trek to bump up ridership. Join us for a full day of stupidity as we try to hit all 11 in one day because we are idiots. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Grafton, 11AM by eamondaly - 9 comments

July 31, 2016

6 attending
1 maybe
WED
3
Aug

August: Goat County

This Wednesday is First Wednesday, which means Chicago will be gathering for another meetup at the Billy Goat. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by MCMikeNamara - 12 comments

July 22, 2016

8 attending
7 maybe
SUN
21
Aug

Pequod's for Pizza

Time change! Meet at 3 PM! Pizza at Pequod's at 2 PM, August 21. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pequod's, 3PM by ChuraChura - 50 comments

July 6, 2016

8 attending
6 maybe
SAT
30
Jul

Ice Cream Social for Chicago!

So, there's not a Chicago Ice Cream Social. I proposed one. The votes are in! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at George's Ice Cream and Sweets, 4PM by crush-onastick - 14 comments

July 5, 2016

14 attending
1 maybe
SUN
10
Jul

Jessamyn is coming! Let's drink!

It's drinking season! Maybe we'll drink... yes, we'll drink. Join us for a chilly glass of rose at the City Winery on the Riverwalk. It'll be a delight!
Chicago, IL at City Winery on the Riverwalk, 6PM by eamondaly - 20 comments

10 attending
3 maybe
SUN
10
Jul

Jessamyn is coming! Let's dance!

It's SummerDance season! Maybe we'll dance, maybe we'll just sit and watch. Maybe we'll dance, then sit, then watch, then dance again! Who's to say? But join us Sunday for a twirl about the park for Chicago's SummerDance... and don't forget your comfy shoes!
Chicago, IL at SummerDance Chicago, 4PM by eamondaly - 8 comments

5 attending
0 maybe
SUN
4
Sep

RMH Brunch -- September

let's cook brunch for the families of sick kids. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House, 8:30AM by garlic - 14 comments

July 3, 2016

8 attending
2 maybe
WED
6
Jul

Independence Goat: Resurgence

This Wednesday is First Wednesday, which means Chicago will be gathering for another meetup at the Billy Goat. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by jessypie - 4 comments

June 11, 2016

3 attending
2 maybe
THU
23
Jun

👽 INDEPENDENCE DAY DOUBLE FEATURE 👾

Independence Day: Resurgence will be having a special premiere-only double feature showing at 5pm on Thursday the 23rd! If you haven't seen the original, or if you're a superfan like me, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Regal City North, 5PM by phunniemee - 8 comments

June 4, 2016

6 attending
0 maybe
SUN
3
Jul

Ronald McDonald House, July edition

Let's make brunch for families of sick kids at Ronald McDonald House in July. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House, 8:30AM by garlic - 12 comments

May 23, 2016

10 attending
3 maybe
WED
1
Jun

Goat Goat Goat, 22 Goats, even, maybe

Next Wednesday is the first Wednesday meet-up at the Billy Goat, on Lower Michigan. Tiny beers, sharp dressing weirdos, and unlimited potential for bad decisions and adventure await you. Join us!
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 16 comments

May 22, 2016

2 attending
4 maybe

Killer Queen part 2

Those of you who came out to play Killer Queen a few months ago know that this is a seriously addictive game. So let's do it again! [more inside]

April 28, 2016

8 attending
5 maybe
WED
4
May

May the Goat Be With You

Episode XCVI (or so) THE SAME OLD GOAT It was a dark time for the Cabal* . Although the Trump Tower can be ignored, continued media coverage of the election has driven the rebels underground to a place with no fries but some Wheel of Fortune with any luck... [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The World-Famous Billy Goat Tavern, 5:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 25 comments

March 25, 2016

6 attending
4 maybe
WED
6
Apr

G . O . A . T .

Let's get our act together and go, at the usual time, to the greatest of all taverns! (The Billy Goat.)
Chicago, IL at The Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by Iridic - 14 comments

March 13, 2016

16 attending
7 maybe
MON
13
Mar

Bacon Bomb V: The Baconing

We will gather on the 13th of March for the bomb that is bacon as is the custom of our people.
Chicago, IL at Paddy Long's, 6:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 53 comments

March 10, 2016

5 attending
0 maybe
SUN
1
May

RMH brunch: May

Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids in May. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Ronald McDonald House, 8:30AM by garlic - 10 comments

February 25, 2016

11 attending
2 maybe
WED
2
Mar

Oh, Hey, It's March!

I know we have not quite settled into a new routine yet, but it's First Wednesday next week! Goat Goat Goat after work and then . . . . something. We'll work it out. I have faith in us. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 19 comments

February 21, 2016

4 attending
8 maybe
SAT
19
Mar

Killer Queen

Killer Queen is a 5 player vs. 5 player arcade game. There is a machine at Logan Hardware at Fullerton/Western in Logan Square. Here is a video to get you acquainted with the game. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Logan Hardware, 8PM by deathpanels - 22 comments