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FULL CONTACT KARAOKE - Season One Chicago!

Come and support your fellow MeFites as they sing, dance, duck, and weave while competing for the FCK Belt! Plus, you'll get a warm, fuzzy glow by helping to raise money for Chicago's own Windy City Rollers! [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Nov 25, 2014 - 2 comments

November Brunch at RMH

Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids. Now with different and accepted by RMDH date! [more inside]
posted by garlic on Oct 14, 2014 - 32 comments

Last Minute meet up is Last Minute because scody.

MeFiChi! I light the Migs Sig for an emergency meet up! [more inside]
posted by eriko on Oct 9, 2014 - 11 comments

The Great Chicago Fire Festival

"In partnership with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, Redmoon Theater presents The Great Chicago Fire Festival, celebrating Chicago’s epic resurgence and strength after the Great Fire of 1871, and the grit of its people that propelled us forward to build anew." [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Sep 12, 2014 - 11 comments

Post Labor Day Goatup

To get you in the goating mood, how about some goats?
posted by phunniemee on Aug 29, 2014 - 23 comments

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]
posted by garlic on Aug 8, 2014 - 17 comments

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]
posted by sambosambo on Aug 7, 2014 - 56 comments

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]
posted by crush-onastick on Aug 4, 2014 - 18 comments

MoMu15: Last Minute Completist Karaoke

Merriam-Webster defines "completist" as "one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete" [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jul 28, 2014 - 4 comments

You again!?!?

You know the drill. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 28, 2014 - 19 comments

poetry (with cash prizes!)

Come listen to poetry at the Chopin Theatre and vote on a cash prize winner! [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 22, 2014 - 6 comments

Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz (MoMu15)

Come listen to Milton Suggs and his Big Band at Millenium Park with us! [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 22, 2014 - 5 comments

Music in the Park

It's Chicago summer, which mean time to be outside as much as you can. Let's picnic in the park (booze allowed) while some music is getting played in the background. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 16, 2014 - 0 comments

Radlers at the Radler! (MoMu15)

Come sip a radler (a beer cocktail consisting of lager and fruit soda) at the Radler (a neo-Bierstube in Logan Square)! [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Jul 13, 2014 - 20 comments

Mike's MoMu Concert Series Continues with Moon Hooch

Inspired and informed by this thread and because at least 2 other MeFites plan to be there and because there was nothing scheduled for Sunday yet, I'm going to go ahead and make this official and say we should meet up to see (at least) Moon Hooch at the Square Roots Festival. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jul 12, 2014 - 4 comments

Sensationnel, la quinze ans de MetaFilter! Rejoignez-nous pour La Course de Garcons & Filles de Cafe!

"On July 14th 2014 the French will take over Daley Plaza, in a celebration organized by volunteers belonging to many organizations under the umbrella of the French Consulate. Le clou du spectacle, the show stopper? It will be la Course de Garçons &; Filles de Café, bien sûr! This is when waiters or wannabe waiters compete in a 200 meters sprint that involves running as fast as you can while balancing a tray full of (plastic) glasses — without spilling a drop of grand cru." [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Jul 10, 2014 - 5 comments

Comedy Expo 2014

There's no Just for Laughs this year in Chicago, so some local comics took it upon themselves to roll their own festival. Let's hangout at the Hideout and see some great comics! [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 9, 2014 - 5 comments

Bastille Day 5K/8K

Mr. Fig and I are doing the Bastille Day 5K, so I thought I'd see if any other mefites are running (or interested in the post-race party), and turn it into a meet-up. [more inside]
posted by Fig on Jul 7, 2014 - 5 comments

Snowpiercer (설국열차) at the Music Box - a last minute MoMu event

So nobody in Chicago claimed the 7th yet, and I want to see this and I bet others do too. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jul 5, 2014 - 22 comments

Kayak the Chicago River skyscraper alley (a MoMu15 event)

Let's go kayaking down to see the downtown skyscrapers and construction from the river. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jul 1, 2014 - 25 comments

Pancakes and Booze Art show. (MoMu15)

Do you like booze? Do you like pancakes? How about art? I HAVE THE EVENT FOR YOU! [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jun 27, 2014 - 9 comments

Crepes at la Creperie! (MoMu15)

La Creperie, our hometown crepe headquarters, is back! Let's eat some delicious crepes out on their scenic rear patio!
posted by Iridic on Jun 25, 2014 - 16 comments

Board Games and Brunch: MoMu15

Per request, we will have a meetup on my couch! I'll make some food, we'll play some games. PLEASE WEAR PANTS, THOUGH, THANK YOU. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jun 25, 2014 - 23 comments

Summer Dance! (a MoMu15 event)

Come learn to Mambo and Cha Cha with us while listening to Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca play some great music. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jun 25, 2014 - 4 comments

Riddle Me That! Redux Redux Redux Redux Redux Redux - CHANGE OF LOCATION!

CHANGE OF LOCATION! Riddle Me That! is leaving Town Hall Pub for greener pastures, so as a fill-in event, let's challenge Reddit for trivia supremacy. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Jun 25, 2014 - 35 comments

20 ft from Stardom -- (a MoMu 15 event)

Let's watch a movie at Millenium Park and picnic outdoors. 20 feet from Stardom is an Oscar winner from last year. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jun 25, 2014 - 5 comments

Janelle Monáe / Gary Clark Jr. at Taste of Chicago: MoM15

I was going to buy tickets for the bandshell but have realized that outdoor Janelle Monáe calls for claiming some lawn space and dancing. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jun 25, 2014 - 5 comments

Tuesdays on the Terrace: MoM15

Tomeka Reid is the featured musician on July 22. Tuesday is free admission day at the MCA (if you have an ID that says you're an Illinois resident) and the concert is free with admission to the museum. They kick everyone out at 8:30. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jun 25, 2014 - 16 comments

Like a (Chicago) bridge over (fairly un)troubled waters... it's another MoM15 event!

Join us for a tour of Chicago's moving bridges! Jim Phillips, retired civil engineer and author of the e-book "Two Miles – Eighteen Bridges", will take us on a walking tour of six of the Chicago River bridges before boarding a water taxi and gliding under 12 bridges on the way to Michigan Avenue. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Jun 24, 2014 - 9 comments

MetaFilter's 15th Anniversary Month of Meetups Kicks Off... IN THE DANGER ZONE

Did you know it's been FIVE YEARS since the MeFiChi block party? So how can we top that for MeFi's fifteenth anniversary? A WHOLE MONTH OF MEETUPS! We'll kick things off July 1st in Millennium Park to watch the beloved bro classic: Top Gun. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Jun 24, 2014 - 23 comments

Metafilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up MiniGolf Chicago Classic - Round 2 AND Afterparty

For those of you with a friendly competitive streak (you know who you are and I know who some of you are), I will be organizing the MetaFilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up Mini Golf Chicago Classic -- two separate days where we play mini-golf at the pop-up courses run by City Mini Golf. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jun 24, 2014 - 8 comments

Metafilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up MiniGolf Chicago Classic - Round 1

For those of you with a friendly competitive streak (you know who you are and I know who some of you are), I will be organizing the MetaFilter 15th Anniversary Pop-Up Mini Golf Chicago Classic -- two separate days where we play mini-golf at the pop-up courses run by City Mini Golf. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jun 24, 2014 - 21 comments

Speaking of. . .GOAT FROG MoMu15

It's next week, folks. It sneaked up on me; don't let it sneak up on you. Join fellow MeFites in Chicago for our Month of Meetups celebrating MetaFilter's 15th anniversary EVERY! DAY! OF! JULY! [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jun 23, 2014 - 36 comments

MINt Improv

Music Improv Night-- I'll be going to the Improv Wednesday where an Awesome friend performs. BYOB. $5 to get in! We can go to Cheesie's for food before/after or something, if y'all want. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Jun 15, 2014 - 16 comments

Chicago meetup evening of June 11th or 12th?

Hi, folks - I'm in Chicago for some business and was wondering if anybody would like to do an evening meetup? I've never been to a meetup before and since I'm coming into a bigger city I thought maybe...? I'll be staying in the Near North Side area, not far from MCA Chicago.
posted by PussKillian on Jun 11, 2014 - 5 comments

The Annual Ritual of Blowing Things Up (now a MoMu15)

AKA USA! USA! USA! Winnemac Park in Chicago has the BEST illegal fireworks display in the city. You should join us to watch things go BOOM. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on May 27, 2014 - 34 comments

June Goat Frog

I've got an idea: let's celebrate the longest month of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere starting out in a dark basement bar and ending up in a different dark bar. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on May 26, 2014 - 34 comments

Kubb at Winnemac Park (Chicago)

Let me show you the wood chucking game of my people. [more inside]
posted by baniak on May 21, 2014 - 28 comments

I like you like white people like brunch. (a MoMu 15 event)

Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids. [more inside]
posted by garlic on May 14, 2014 - 22 comments

Anvil of Bacon Crom

Ok, that bacon bomb was pretty good. As we discussed, let's do it again next year. Act now, seats are going fast!
posted by adamdschneider on Mar 13, 2014 - 29 comments

Chicago meetup with out-of-towners, April 19!

Hey, Chicago! Have you ever wanted to assassinate me? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE because i am going to be NEAR ENOUGH TO POISON. It's all going down at the Long Room, 7 pm on the 19th!
posted by Greg Nog on Mar 3, 2014 - 129 comments

B-B-B-B-Bacon Bomb

We meant to do this last month. Instead we're doing it next month. Join us as we share one or more bacon bombs at Paddy Longs. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Feb 21, 2014 - 25 comments

taoG ylliB|Billy Goat

On behalf of the Chicago Chapter of the Cabal*, I repudiate the current rumor that there is "a rampant pro-billy goat prejudice" on Metafilter. Mr. quidnunc's allegations are scurrilous, pernicious, libelous, and, what's more, categorically untrue, and I reject them with the utmost strenulosity.

That bit of business concluded, I'm pleased to announce our seventieth or so monthly meetup, to be held on the first Wednesday of March at the famous Billy Goat Tavern! [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Feb 21, 2014 - 25 comments

How is there not a February Goat on the books yet?

The first Wednesday of February is fast approaching. LET'S DO THIS. Oh and hey guys by the way look what I found. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 22, 2014 - 26 comments

Ronald McDonald House Hyde Park Dinner -- Fed men tell no tales.

RMH March DINNER: We continue to have a great time cooking dinner for people at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL) so we're doing it again on 1/11/14 starting around 4:30 and finishing around 8:30 with dinner served at 6. It's like a potluck that we all make together at their kitchen, and also feed families of sick kids. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jan 17, 2014 - 30 comments

Poutine Maintenance*

It's starting to grow a bit chilly. Let's warm ourselves with another poutine meetup!
posted by Iridic on Dec 6, 2013 - 41 comments

Post Turkey Glut Goat

December Chicago meetup! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 21, 2013 - 53 comments

It's Mary Mac's Birthday!

Wish Mary Mac a happy birthday and sing your face off next week at the Blue Frog. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Nov 14, 2013 - 7 comments

Ronald McDonald House Hyde Park brunch -- The Brady Brunch

RMH Feburary brunch: We continue to have a great time cooking for people at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL) so we're doing it again on 2/9/14 starting around 8:30 and finishing around 11:30 with brunch served at 10. It's like a potluck that we all make together at their kitchen, and also feed families of sick kids. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Nov 13, 2013 - 31 comments

Ronald McDonald House Hyde Park Dinner -- A New Hope

RMH Janurary DINNER: We continue to have a great time cooking dinner for people at the Hyde Park Ronald McDonald House (5444 South Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL) so we're doing it again on 1/11/14 starting around 4:30 and finishing around 8:30 with dinner served at 6. It's like a potluck that we all make together at their kitchen, and also feed families of sick kids. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Nov 13, 2013 - 25 comments

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