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August 19

0 attending
0 maybe
FRI
22
Aug
Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 5!
Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "Justice", begs the question how-much-trouble-can-we-possibly-get-into-on-shore-leave? [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 3 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
SAT
23
Aug
Robot Hugs Comic Meetup
Hey Toronto peoples, I'm holding a small meetup for fans of my comic this Saturday at Hair of the Dog Pub. Looks like it's going to be pretty quiet, but I'd love to meet some mefites if anyone wants to drop by.

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Robot Hugs Comic
Toronto, ON at Hair of the Dog Pub, 2PM by robot-hugs - 0 comments

August 17

3 attending
7 maybe
OMG XOXO
myself and smasuch are in town for XOXO from September 10th to 14th. Let's hang out? [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe
Playa meet-up
Hey, dinoworx and I are heading to Black Rock City and would love to catch up with any Mefites around. [more inside]

August 14

2 attending
1 maybe
SAT
23
Aug
Dance Party at MoMA PS1 in LIC, Queens
I have been wanting to check out the MoMA PS1 museum, an extension of MoMA in Long Island City. On Saturdays in the summer, they also have Warm Up Dance Parties from 3 - 9 pm. [more inside]
New York at MoMA PS1, 3PM by jilloftrades - 1 comment

2 attending
8 maybe
TUE
2
Sep
MC Frontalot in Portland
MC Frontalot has a new album and is touring the US, hitting Dante's in downtown on September 2. Let's all go!
Portland, OR at Dante's, 8PM by mathowie - 2 comments

3 attending
1 maybe
SUN
17
Aug
UPSurge and the Rank-and-File Labor Rebellion of the 1970s
The Puget Sound District of the International Socialist Organization is hosting a "BBQ, beer, and conversation about radical labor history" in Ballard featuring MY MOM Anne Mackie, revolutionary socialist and former Teamsters Union organizer. If you plan to attend please RSVP via Facebook (so the organizers can get a head count) in addition to RSVPing here, arrive promptly, and read the homework assignments (1, 2, 3, 4) in advance.
Seattle, WA at Woogerd Residence, 1PM by Jacqueline - 2 comments

4 attending
4 maybe
FRI
22
Aug
New England Vacation time Part II - Portland Boogaloo!
I'm going to try and get to Maine on the last day of my New England Vacation trip with my grandson. Any meetup takers? I suggesting next Thursday or Friday the 21st or 22nd of August. Ideas? I've updated it to the Great Lost Bear on Friday. Changes are still possible, but I'll be on the road after tomorrow.
Portland, ME at Great Lost Bear, 7PM by pjern - 10 comments

14 attending
2 maybe
SAT
27
Sep
Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival
Let's get together for biscuits, as discussed in the last Triangle area meetup thread! NOTE REGARDING LOCATION: this is just to let IRL let me post with confirmed date and time - REAL address will be provided via mefimail to people in the 'Attending' list on this page. [more inside]
Durham, NC at Our House, 11AM by research monkey - 31 comments

4 attending
2 maybe
TUE
19
Aug
Happy hour at The Mix followed by dinner at Orange Door
Meetup in Tacoma! We'll start with happy hour and free pool at The Mix from 4pm to 7pm and then decamp to Orange Door for dinner starting at around 7:30pm. Come to either or both. [more inside]
Tacoma, WA at The Mix, 4PM by Jacqueline - 10 comments

August 11

1 attending
2 maybe
Worldcon in London meetup?
I'll be in London from Wednesday 13th until Tuesday 19th for the Worldcon and I'm sure there will be more MeFites there. Is there any desire for a meetup at or near the Con? I'd be available on Wednesday evening or at some point during the con itself.

0 attending
0 maybe
Las Vegas MeFis? I need you!
Hi Las Vegas MeFis! I will be in Vegas August 27th-30th. Can we be friends?! [more inside]

August 10

4 attending
0 maybe
SAT
30
Aug
Metafilter: It's bigger on the inside
Toronto Whovian Mefites: Let's watch the new Doctor on a big screen! [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55PM by Lemurrhea - 3 comments

1 attending
1 maybe
Utah! Anyone out there?: The Sequel
I kind of fell off the grid, so I don't know if this meetup ever happened. If so, how'd it go? Anyone want to try it now, or do it again if it did work out? [more inside]

4 attending
0 maybe
DragonCon 2014
Several years previously, I've tried to hold meetups at DragonCon. Each time, at most, I met one other member, and usually I see none. This is probably due to a combination of factors: conventions are hectic, schedules are tricky, panels beckon, parties are there to attend, I'm not really good at organizing meetups, and recognizing other MeFi members in such a place is hard. There is really no reason to believe it'll be any different this time, but I'm posting this anyway, as a place for everyone to say if they're going and make plans, whether they will be thwarted or not. At the very least there is the awesome BOARD GAMING ROOM, a huge packed room containing a table heaped with hundreds of board games to check out, sufficient reason to attend the convention all by itself.

August 9

1 attending
1 maybe
SAT
23
Aug
I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like
Let's go for a bike ride on the South and North County Trailways! [more inside]
New York at Van Cortlandt Park, 9:30AM by unannihilated - 3 comments

0 attending
4 maybe
FRI
29
Aug
Tele Novella at New Frontier
I'm going to be in the Seattle/Tacoma area visiting at the end of August and I'd love to see some of you at this show! [more inside]
Tacoma, WA at New Frontier, 8PM by Annika Cicada - 4 comments

August 8

7 attending
5 maybe
SAT
16
Aug
BBQ Party at Jacqueline's Dad's house in Maltby (northeast of Bothell)
BBQ party at my Dad's house this Saturday! Drop by anytime between 3pm and dusk. [more inside]
Snohomish, WA at Jacqueline's Dad's house, 3PM by Jacqueline - 13 comments

6 attending
1 maybe
FRI
15
Aug
August meetup before I leave!
So, last meetup we talked about doing another one this summer, before I leave town. So, Friday Aug 15 at 5 pm in the Ann Arbor Beer Garden. There's food right next door at Mark's Carts so we might be over there, and if it rains, check this space for alternate plans. [more inside]
Ann Arbor, MI at Bill's Beer Garden, 5PM by nat - 13 comments

6 attending
6 maybe
Chi Mefi Fall Formal
Last year we did a fall formal, so that we could have a good excuse to dress up fancy and go out on the town. [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe
SUN
10
Aug
Meatballs Screening at the AFI Silver Theatre
Next week's movie for Fanfare's Summer Camp movie series is the 1979 Bill Murray comedy Meatballs, which is being presented on the big screen this Sunday and Monday at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. [more inside]
Silver Spring, MD at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 9:45PM by doctornecessiter - 1 comment

August 7

9 attending
8 maybe
FRI
22
Aug
Hi Chicago! *waves*
Would any of you wonderful Chicago folks like to hang out with a couple of Bay Area mefites visiting your area around August 22nd or 23rd? [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pequod's Pizza, 7PM by sambosambo - 19 comments

2 attending
0 maybe
THU
14
Aug
Minneapolis Meetup: Internet Cat Video Festival 2014!
It's almost time for the annual Internet Cat Video Festival at the Walker Museum! Sit out on lawn chairs or blankets, enjoy food truck food, live music, and the company of thousands of fellow cat lovers. No tickets required. [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Walker Art Center / Open Field, 6PM by gemutlichkeit - 3 comments

3 attending
9 maybe
WED
20
Aug
New England Vacation time!
My grandson and I will be traveling to the New England / Maine area August 17-22. I'd like to meet up with as many Mefites as we can during the week. This is kind of our last time together before he leaves to join the Army. I put Cambridge, MA in the location field,; this is not to rule out any surrounding communities or states. Built in limitation of the location algorithm, I am told, on good authority :)
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, 7PM by pjern - 20 comments

6 attending
1 maybe
SAT
9
Aug
Cambridge Commons on Saturday
A beer bar on Saturday [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Commons, 4PM by the young rope-rider - 34 comments

0 attending
16 maybe
people flocked like cattle to Seattle
Hey, Seattle! I am visiting you for a week in September! Let's have drinks and food! [more inside]

August 6

6 attending
5 maybe
WED
13
Aug
Fancy cocktails
Been a while since we've had a fancy cocktail meetup. So I suggest Clover Club. [more inside]
New York at Clover Club, 7PM by ferret branca - 24 comments

3 attending
2 maybe
SAT
23
Aug
Wood-chuckin' 2: Electric Kubbaloo
I had a blast last time (and first time) I played kubb, so I am going to host another meetup to do the exact same thing! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Winnemac Park, 2PM by baniak - 3 comments

11 attending
7 maybe
SAT
9
Aug
Saturday Drinks in London
There is also a Friday Dinner. This is the planning thread for Saturday Drinks.
London, England at The Eagle, 7:30PM by jessamyn - 29 comments

August 5

1 attending
0 maybe
FRI
15
Aug
Ring of Honor Wrestling comes to MCU Park - "Field of Honor"
Once every summer, MCU Park plays host to some of the smaller pro-wrestling promotions. This summer, it's Ring Of Honor presenting "Field of Honor", where the ROH World Championship will be defended in a four-way match and other titles may change hands also. [more inside]
New York at MCU Park, 7:30PM by The Pluto Gangsta - 2 comments

5 attending
0 maybe
It's Reigning Babbys!
In light of this recent post, it has been decreed that there will be a Babby Shower for jph and his partner! [more inside]

August 4

4 attending
1 maybe
FRI
8
Aug
Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 4!
Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "Where No One Has Gone Before", is based on the novel The Wounded Sky by the amazing Diane Duane [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 1 comment

0 attending
0 maybe
Ars Electronica? Linz, Austria, 4-8 september
Is anyone else (besides me) going to Ars Electronica, 4-8 September in Linz, Austria? (Or anyone living in the area for a meetup?)

5 attending
5 maybe
WED
6
Aug
Hey, you got your Trivia Thing in my chocolate! Tastes great!
It's supposed to rain all week, so of course that means it's time for another round of Geeks Who Drink trivia. As always, we'll see you at 7:30ish on Wednesday at Joe Sent Me.
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 5 comments

5 attending
2 maybe
TUE
12
Aug
Inaugural Lunch Up
Second Tuesdays squeaked out ahead in the poll, so we'll have our first official lunch up Tuesday the 12th at 1:00pm. We're going to stick with Pierogi Heaven, on Wells between Lake and Randolph, for the first one. Hope to see you there! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pierogi Heaven, 1PM by crush-onastick - 18 comments

August 3

0 attending
11 maybe
SUN
24
Aug
Highland Park Jazz Series, Part II
As discussed over in this thread, the next Highland Park Jazz Series concert with meet-up interest is on August 24th and will feature The Horn Guys. The concerts in this series are free, and take place every Sunday in August from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA at Highland Park Reservoir, 5PM by Iris Gambol - 0 comments

7 attending
11 maybe
SUN
10
Aug
Jonmc & pips hit SeaTown
Me and my beloved wife are going to be arriving in Seattle, Washington very soon before heading to Alaska on a cruise. We would love to meet the Seattle MeFi contingent on Sunday, August 10th. You all know what I like. We'll be staying by the airport, but we're willing to venture out.
Seattle, WA at Nitelite, 7:30PM by jonmc - 25 comments

7 attending
3 maybe
FRI
8
Aug
Wikimania/London meetup
I am in town for Wikimania. I have a lot to do but would like to meet MeFites (and/or visiting Wikipedians) for evening drinks/food. Good dates for me are Friday or Saturday evening (8th or 9th) and good location is somewhere near the Barbican Centre which is where I'll be. Who's in? [more inside]
London, England at London Wall Bar & Kitchen, 6:30PM by jessamyn - 38 comments

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]

8 attending
3 maybe
MON
4
Aug
Last-minute meetup in Vancouver
So I'm in Vancouver this long weekend and find myself unexpectedly free of familial obligations on Monday, Aug 4th. I'd love to grab a drink with some people if you're around and free - let's meet at 3 PM at the Storm Crow Tavern!
Vancouver, BC at Storm Crow Tavern, 3PM by Phire - 16 comments

August 1

1 attending
0 maybe
Top Gun on the Intrepid
As part of their free summer movie series Top Gun will be shown on the deck of the Intrepid (a battleship turned museum). We're allowed to bring blankets and have a picnic. [more inside]

July 31

1 attending
2 maybe
WED
20
Aug
NYC LGBT Meetup!
Ok, so due to various fuckery the last proposed event of this type didn't happen. But! We're doing it for real this time! Seriously! So, drinks at One Last Shag?
New York at One Last Shag, 7PM by showbiz_liz - 6 comments

July 28

2 attending
0 maybe
MON
28
Jul
MoMu15: Last Minute Completist Karaoke
Merriam-Webster defines "completist" as "one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete" [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Holiday Club, 9:15PM by MCMikeNamara - 4 comments

5 attending
2 maybe
FRI
1
Aug
Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 3!
Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "The Last Outpost", includes those lovable scamps, the Ferengi. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 2 comments

10 attending
3 maybe
WED
6
Aug
You again!?!?
You know the drill. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by garlic - 19 comments

1 attending
4 maybe
SAT
6
Sep
Toronto VegFest!
Hey, TO MeFites, I'll be in town Labour Day weekend for my first trip to the VegFest. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Harbourfront Centre, 1PM by Kitteh - 6 comments

July 27

5 attending
0 maybe
SAT
9
Aug
Lager Rhythms 20th Anniversary Gig at Saint Arnold Brewery
My a cappella group, Lager Rhythms, is having our 20th anniversary "Brew-ha-ha" concert at Saint Arnold Brewery on Saturday, August 9th from 7-10pm. We have a couple of MeFites attending already, and I would love to finally meet some more of the Houston/Austin folks. The group is 8 voices, but we have many former members coming back to help celebrate and sing with us. It's going to be a blast! [more inside]
Houston, TX at Saint Arnold Brewery, 7PM by blurker - 4 comments

July 26

0 attending
0 maybe
Last minute Longueuil Firework viewing?
I'm new to the city and have a fantastic view of the La Ronde from the Longueuil side (near the metro station). Anyone interested in getting together to watch the fireworks tonight?

July 25

7 attending
5 maybe
THU
7
Aug
Dairy Queen Takes Manhattan
Dairy Queen is now in Manhattan! Fine dining, then drinks at Bunga's Den to follow at about 8pm. (I will update the thread as we migrate.) [more inside]
New York, NY at Dairy Queen, 6:30PM by unannihilated - 23 comments

July 24

1 attending
3 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?

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