June 25

1 attending
1 maybe

You Say Table Tennis, I Say Ping Pong

And I say let's play some! Unless some local Mefite is a secret ping pong practitioner who happens to be willing to share their own table and space, I propose a meetup at Pips & Bounce (833 SE Belmont St). All levels welcome, from beginner to expert! Any interest? [more inside]

June 24

1 attending
5 maybe
WED
29
Jun

Brooklyn Meetup: You can't get more DUMBO than this

Hey, everyone! Let's meet up! In Dumbo! At the Archway Lighthouse, which is literally down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass. Scenic!
New York at Archway Lighthouse, 6:30PM by 1970s Antihero - 0 comments

June 23

3 attending
0 maybe
FRI
24
Jun

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 72!

Welcome back to: Star Trek Happy Hour, continuing with "Redemption II" with Klingon antics, kidnapping and attempted forced marriages! Welcome to Season 5... [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

June 21

3 attending
2 maybe
SAT
25
Jun

Symphonic Video Game Music Concert

The Washington Metropolitan Gamer Symphony Orchestra performs music from video games, adapted for full symphony orchestra and chorus. For variety, we also feature small ensemble and a cappella pieces. The second concert of our Spring 2016 season is this Saturday, June 25th, at the F. Scott Performing Arts Center in Rockville, MD, at 7:00 pm. [more inside]
Rockville, MD at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 7PM by seyirci - 5 comments

June 20

6 attending
1 maybe
WED
29
Jun

i scream, you scream, possibly because brainfreeze

bay area/peninsula mefites! let's have some ice cream and be social.
Palo Alto, CA at rick's rather rich ice cream, 7:30PM by koroshiya - 7 comments

June 18

0 attending
0 maybe

9 attending
0 maybe
TUE
21
Jun

Trivia: Not in Florida edition

Horace Rumpole will be in Miami this week talking about books, but we will soldier on at Geeks Who Drink trivia at McCabe's on Mass, Tuesday at 7:30. Possibly including weird Japanese KitKats!
Cambridge, MA at McCabe's on Mass, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 0 comments

June 17

0 attending
0 maybe
FRI
17
Jun

HonkFest!

I'm at HonkFest in Cal Anderson right now and its SO GOOD. And there are two more days of it! Y'all should come or go. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Cal Anderson Park, 8PM by clew - 0 comments

June 15

5 attending
17 maybe
WED
6
Jul

London Ice Cream Social

Why? Because we don't want to get left out. [more inside]
London, England at Lincolns Inn Fields, 6:30PM by greenish - 2 comments

June 14

0 attending
0 maybe

Tapas in Madrid?

MeFites who live in Madrid or environs, or even those simply visiting--let's have a meetup! [more inside]

June 13

2 attending
17 maybe
SAT
9
Jul

ice cream social

Ice cream social in July, is there interest in ice cream?
Portland, OR at Peninsula Park, 2PM by aniola - 31 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

CONvergence 2016

CONvergence is imminent! The MeFi meetups the last few years have been fun, so let’s do another this year. The convention runs June 30–July 1. [more inside]

1 attending
15 maybe

divabat is new, come say hi

I'm new to Melbourne and would like to meet people & get to know this place. Let's meet up!

June 11

2 attending
6 maybe
FRI
24
Jun

The RED 10-Minute Play Festival

Come one, come all, to Monkey With A Hat On's 10-minute play festival! This season's theme is RED, and each one of the nine plays presents a unique interpretation. Blood! Communists! Redshirts! Jam! All of it for only 5 dollars!

Fridays and Saturdays
June 24th and 25th
July 1st and 2nd
Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm

Warning: Gaz Errant is in one of these plays. This is a good chance to meet him, or to spy on him since he has no idea what you look like.
Portland, OR at Clinton Street Theater, 7PM by Gaz Errant - 3 comments

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 10

3 attending
0 maybe
FRI
10
Jun

SymmyS Awards for the world's best new palindromes

On 6/10/2016, we'll announce tthe world's best new palindromes in 7 categories: short, medium, long, poetic, word-unit, visual and nasty palindromes. Free admission, all ages (the nasty winners won't be read aloud). Entertainers include Comedian Dax Jordan from Los Angeles, Metafilter's own Mark Saltveit (the reigning World Palindrome Champion) as MC/comedian, and Michael "Shoehorn" Conley, Portland's epic tap-dancing saxophonist (who is also one of the nominees). Should be fun, there's beer and good food, and the event will be short (one hour max), 6-7pm. And free admission. [more inside]
Portland, OR at North 45 Restaurant (on the patio), 6PM by msalt - 0 comments

June 4

5 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 - 8 comments

June 3

9 attending
9 maybe
SAT
18
Jun

DC FOODIES are in the jungle, baby!

Hello food fans of DC! We had an excellent Uzbek lunch last weekend (with duffell and CatastropheWaitress' tiny adorable baby!!) and I think it's about time we got back into a routine. I promised metro accessibility, I promised vegetarian options, and I think a great way to fulfill the promise would be at Thip Khao, an excellent Laotian restaurant in Columbia Heights which wants to welcome you to the jungle. Who's in? [more inside]
Washington, DC at Thip Khao, 1PM by capricorn - 18 comments

June 2

8 attending
4 maybe
TUE
7
Jun

Taters Tune in Tokyo

DiscourseMarker is out of town, but she'll be with us in spirit as we return to Geeks Who Drink trivia at McCabe's on Mass, Tuesday night at 7:30.
Cambridge, MA at McCabe's on Mass, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 5 comments

June 1

3 attending
8 maybe
SUN
26
Jun

Eyebrows is coming to Chicago (well, Glenview)

Hey Chicago Mefites! I will be on a whirlwind tour of Chicago and environs in late June and I want to meet up! Unfortunately it has to be in the suburbs but I picked a bar with both parking and Metra access. [more inside]
Glenview, IL at Grandpa's Place, 6PM by Eyebrows McGee - 11 comments

May 29

2 attending
0 maybe
TUE
7
Jun

New Salon NYC - Meeting #7

Interested in good conversation? Exploring ideas? Reading the odd article to jumpstart a thoughtful exchange? Then join us for the next Salon—now in Brooklyn—on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. [more inside]
New York, NY at [Pls. EMAIL for Directions.], 7:30PM by Violet Blue - 0 comments

0 attending
2 maybe

Music & Movies in the Park

Saturdays in June at Como Dockside and Mondays in August at Loring Park. See inside for bands and films. [more inside]

May 27

5 attending
4 maybe
MON
20
Jun

Church of the PubGenius

...is the name of trivia night at Ward 6 on St. Paul's east side. [more inside]

May 25

5 attending
5 maybe
SUN
5
Jun

the Whelk In Toronto

HOWDY! Myself and the Husband will be in beautiful downtown Toronto for about two weeks starting on the 27th. We should hang. I know there are a lot of you, so I'm up to multiple meet ups. Sunday the 5th, The Rebel House, 1pm!
Toronto, ON at The Rebel House, 1PM by The Whelk - 49 comments

5 attending
5 maybe
WED
29
Jun

PEDALPALOOZA: Portsmouth Parkways

Portsmouth neighborhood has ALL THE PARKS. They're a resource, a treasure, socialism at its finest, and we will explore them. Flat, slow pace, no drop ride. There might be snacks. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Columbia Park, 6:15PM by aniola - 11 comments

2 attending
6 maybe
MON
27
Jun

St. Louis / ASHRAE nerds, unite!

Let's do dinner Monday, June 27 at 4 Hands Brewing! This is my first time actually visiting in St. Louis and not just passing through, so I'm looking forward to eating food and drinking beer. [more inside]
St. Louis, MO at 4 Hands Brewing Co, 6:30PM by nicodine - 4 comments

May 24

4 attending
0 maybe
MON
30
May

Boda Borg, anyone?

I'll be in Boston this weekend, visiting with my boyfriend, and we'd like to do Boda Borg, but with just the two of us, we're one short of the minimum team number (3-5 people per team). Is anyone interested and available? We could do Sunday or Monday, whichever works better. *Edit: Confirmed for Monday, May 31 at 1:30* [more inside]
Malden, MA at Boda Borg, 1:30PM by EvaDestruction - 33 comments

7 attending
9 maybe
WED
8
Jun

Back in DC!

I'll be back in DC the week of June 6 - who'd like to grab dinner or a drink? [more inside]
Washington, DC at Daikaya Izakaya (2nd Floor), 7PM by backseatpilot - 19 comments

May 23

2 attending
1 maybe
SAT
11
Jun

Weekend Improv

We're going to go see some improv at the HUGE Theater! I figure we'll watch the first show and then decide if we want to stay or where to go from there. It's not hard to find, but there is limited parking. The neighborhood to the south usually has enough spots.
Minneapolis, MN at HUGE Theater, 8PM by holmesian - 11 comments

0 attending
3 maybe

Vanport Mosaic Fest

Anyone want to go to one of the upcoming Vanport Mosaic events?

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

4 attending
5 maybe
SUN
26
Jun

Philadelphia! Board games? BOARD GAMES

A timely followup thread, for once! Who's up for some more board games in mid- to late June? [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 1PM by Merzbau - 17 comments

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]

May 19

8 attending
20 maybe
SAT
4
Jun

Meetup at The Abbey!

We haven't had a PDX-area meetup in a few months. I think we should remedy that. [more inside]
Portland, OR at The Abbey Bar, 5PM by nickthetourist - 49 comments

May 14

9 attending
3 maybe
TUE
17
May

Taters on Mass

It's Geeks Who Drink Trivia time again. With graduation season fully underway, who knows what challenges the Taters will face at McCabe's on Mass, Tuesday night at 7:30.
Cambridge, MA at McCabe's on Mass, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 3 comments

May 12

3 attending
0 maybe
FRI
13
May

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 71!

Welcome back to: Star Trek Happy Hour, continuing with "The Drumhead" with courtroom drama, mysteries in engineering and secret alien parentage! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

12 attending
6 maybe
SUN
29
May

NC! Triangle! Meetup! Time!

**Please note the date change! Sorry for any confusion!**

It's been too long since the Triangle Contingent got ourselves together, so let's meet up to eat some good food, drink some tasty beverages, and/or bitch about HB2. We've decided on a picnic with board games at Weaver Street Market on Sunday, May 29th at 4 pm! [more inside]
Chapel Hill, NC at The Root Cellar, 4PM by Rock Steady - 70 comments

May 9

1 attending
1 maybe
TUE
10
May

Hyder Park Picnic

Tomorrow's supposed to be beautiful weather. Anyone up for an afternoon picnic in the park? [more inside]
Albuquerque, NM at Hyder Park, 5PM by olopua - 7 comments

4 attending
2 maybe
SAT
28
May

WisCon 40

May 27-30: WisCon is a feminist scifi/fantasy convention celebrating its 40th year. This year's Guests of Honor are Sofia Samatar, Justine Larbalestier, and Nalo Hopkinson. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, safer spaces for People of Color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress. In particular I'm working this year's Saturday night Tiptree Award charity auction - promises to be a fun show.
Madison, WI at Madison Concourse Hotel, 8PM by brainwane - 6 comments

May 7

1 attending
0 maybe
THU
12
May

Evolutionary Analysis book club

A biology book club I'm part of in Toronto is going to be starting Freeman and Herron's Evolutionary Analysis. We read a chapter of a textbook a month (more or less), and answer the end-of-chapter questions. We also try to find a paper related to the chapter to discuss. Everyone is welcome; when we did Albert's Molecular Biology of the Cell, we had everyone from people who had zero biology background to biology Ph.D.s attend. Sometimes we stick to the subject of the chapter, and sometimes the discussion is wide-ranging. It's held at Toronto's Hacklab, which strives to be an inclusive and welcoming space. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Hacklab.TO 2.0 (Suite #6), 7PM by clawsoon - 0 comments

2 attending
2 maybe
SAT
14
May

Confirmed--Pints at the Ship.

There are at least three of us in Hamilton, we should think about beer. [more inside]
Hamilton, ON at Hamilton Ontario, 8PM by PinkMoose - 12 comments

May 5

3 attending
0 maybe
FRI
6
May

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 70!

Welcome back to: Star Trek Happy Hour, continuing with "Qpid" with the return of Q! Picard love interests! and Sherwood Forest! [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

May 4

2 attending
9 maybe

Toronto mini-break!

Shepherd and I will be in town from May 14-17 for TCAF and a show at Lee's Palace. Anyone want to meet up for food and drinks?

May 2

3 attending
5 maybe
SUN
22
May

Philadelphia! Board games: let us do them at each other

It's been a while, hasn't it? It is, allegedly, spring, the weather will hopefully be pleasant at some point, and if all else fails, Frankford Hall will at least have lemonade shandies. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Frankford Hall, 1PM by Merzbau - 11 comments

May 1

2 attending
7 maybe
TUE
21
Jun

violetblue's simulation of the blue, but uptown

I'm thinking of starting a west Harlem sect of violetblue's excellent salon series. If you were interested in violetblue's salon but haven't been attending because of the location, read on! [more inside]
New York, NY at Memail for the address, 7PM by d. z. wang - 20 comments

7 attending
3 maybe
TUE
3
May

Taters Trivia Tuesday

Does what it says on the tin. Tuesday, 7:30pm, McCabe's on Mass, Geeks Who Drink trivia. Maybe we'll even get another free dessert?
Cambridge, MA at McCabe's On Mass, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 5 comments

5 attending
5 maybe
SUN
22
May

Post Hunt

May 22. High noon. Post Hunt rides again, this year with more air conditioning! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 12PM by EvaDestruction - 11 comments

April 30

5 attending
4 maybe
SAT
28
May

DC FOODIES Ride Again!

Hello good people of MetaFilter! In between traveling, inclement weather, work, and other social engagements, I have somehow sadly allowed months to pass without a single food-related journey. But never fear. We ride again! And this time, we ride to Uzbekistan. Thanks to drlith's excellent suggestion, I propose that we meet on May 28th for a delicious Uzbek luncheon at Silk Road Choyhona in Gaithersburg, MD. Who's in? [more inside]
Gaithersburg, MD at Silk Road Choyhona, 1PM by capricorn - 16 comments

2 attending
8 maybe
SUN
29
May

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

Original text moved below fold. Taking ferret branca's suggestion and nailing down the date/place. Hope to meet you all, and maybe I'll bring Gillian with me. If you're thinking "OMG, 9 pm on a Sunday?!" remember that Monday is Memorial Day and most of you won't be working. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at Fawkner, 9PM by AFABulous - 20 comments

April 29

0 attending
3 maybe
MON
23
May