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Quite possibly the end of an era

The Blue Frog is shutting down in January and there's a pretty good chance the owners will have alienated the staff so much that everyone will throw in the towel before then, so this might be the last First Wednesday. If you've ever been, you'll want to join us this time. If you've never been, you must join us this time. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly on Nov 26, 2015 - 8 comments

Awesome Folky Cool Times with Laura Marling in Chicago?

I'm just wondering if any other Mefites are going to or are interested in catching Laura Marling at Martyrs on Sunday the 22nd. I have yet to meet any of you cool Chicago people and I figured this might be a good opportunity to do that. Tickets here if you're interested. I've not seen her live yet, but she's really fantastic. Just checked to make sure there's still some on sale and as of now there are.
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Nov 15, 2015 - 1 comment

Rag-Tag Mefite Thanksgiving?

Inspired by this post -- is anyone interested in a TINCC Turkey Day? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Nov 3, 2015 - 14 comments

January Brunch at RMH

Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids in Janurary [more inside]
posted by garlic on Nov 2, 2015 - 5 comments

Did You Get the Sizzle 2: The Return of the Curse of the Billy Goat

IF the Cubs make it to the World Series and IF the World Series makes it to game 7, it will all happen at the Goat. Our Goat. The first Wednesday in November strikes again. We are the chosen ones. Well, poop. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Oct 15, 2015 - 18 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. [more inside]
posted by garlic on Oct 2, 2015 - 21 comments

We haven't had an auxiliary Pequod's meetup in *ages*

You heard me. Next month marks the 5.5 year anniversary of the epic pizza that ate chicago thread and since pizza is the traditional 5.5 year anniversary gift, it seems like reason enough to celebrate. We'll pour out a slice for adamdschneider and spiffy who I'm sure will be there in spirit. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 18, 2015 - 81 comments

Meet me in Chicago 14/15/16 Oct?

A few evening drinks in the Map Room on Thursday 15th. [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Sep 12, 2015 - 25 comments

Cocktails in Chicago!

Meet me in Chicago for drinks & MeFi times on Sept 22? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Sep 7, 2015 - 36 comments

ba dee yaa goating in September

Do you remember the second night in September? Only Blue Frog and Goat, remember the meetup we share today. ba dee yaaa goating in September ba dee yaa say that you remember... [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 27, 2015 - 19 comments

August: Goat County

First Wednesday of August is coming up quickly (though not as quickly as it might feel it should because there are 5 Wednesdays in July) Once the wait is over, let's go to the Billy Goat (430 North Michigan Avenue) and then maybe the Blue Frog . (676 N LaSalle) [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jul 27, 2015 - 36 comments

Go to Chicago

Me and internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 will be visiting Chicago soon and would love to meet some Chicago Mefites -- evening August 8 is probably the best for us. Can you suggest a meetup location? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jul 20, 2015 - 17 comments

Taste of Chicago is the worst. Let's go there for lunch.

In an attempt to revive the dormant monthly downtown lunch-up, I'm suggesting we go grab some bites at Taste of Chicago. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jul 3, 2015 - 10 comments


Once again, we will hang out in a park and watch things explode. There will likely also be grilling and kubb. [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Jun 7, 2015 - 33 comments

30th Annual Hunger Walk (5k)

I'm walking in the 30th Annual Hunger Walk to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Deborah's Place. Join me (or donate)! [more inside]
posted by misskaz on May 27, 2015 - 4 comments


Let's go see Jurassic World! It's showing at 7:30 on Thursday, June 11 at Regal City North. Tickets/info here. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 7, 2015 - 18 comments

May Goatup!

Time for our regularly scheduled monthly meetup at the Billy Goat, plus a very important PSA: Mother's Day is the Sunday after this meetup! If you're at this meetup and haven't figured something out yet, you're setting yourself up for failure. Don't let it happen to you. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 26, 2015 - 29 comments

Good News, Everyone! Futurama Trivia

Good News, Everyone! Futurama Trivia Night will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at Quenchers Saloon, brought to you by Phantom Note Productions! We're here every 2nd Sunday of the month! Twitter- @goodnewstrivia [more inside]
posted by TardisCompanion on Apr 17, 2015 - 2 comments

Chicago Pedway Pub Crawl

So around five years ago, we had a seekrit outing in Chicago's wonderful but underloved pedway. I'm now organizing a slightly less secret Pedway Pub Crawl with complete with good-deed-doing and stickers. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Apr 16, 2015 - 45 comments

Socialism Conference - Chicago July 2-5

I'm thinking about making the drive from Columbus, OH to this event in July. I've never been to one of these events before so I have no idea as to its quality - any feedback is welcome. I'd be by myself and I'd love to either carpool or meet up with some folks upon arrival. Oh! Info can be found at http://www.socialismconference.org/ Thanks!
posted by fredmounts on Apr 9, 2015 - 6 comments

Going to Chicago (but I'm not blue)

I will be in Chicago for some work-related stuff and would love to meet Chitown MeFites. The evenings I'm free are April 18-21, and I'm staying in the downtown hotels area. I'm open to going anywhere that is accessible via public transportation. Let's hang out! [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Apr 1, 2015 - 14 comments

Jurassic World, June 12!

I haven't been more excited about a stupid movie since Jurassic Park was re-released in 3D. Let's go see it together. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Feb 5, 2015 - 5 comments

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

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