I'm in Chicago for a conference and would love to get lunch/drinks with Chicago mefites on August 21! [more inside]
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!
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!
This Wednesday is First Wednesday, which means Chicago will be gathering for another meetup at the Billy Goat. [more inside]
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]
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]
Let's get our act together and go, at the usual time, to the greatest of all taverns! (The Billy Goat.)
Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids in May. [more inside]
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]
This is a Goat post. What happens post-Goat now? I don't even know how life works anymore in this new non-amphibian world.
Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids in March. [more inside]
it's time for fancy duds again. Or not fancy your call. Either way, let's hangout at Adler After Dark. [more inside]
Tea and sandwiches anyone? [more inside]
In the spirit of today's seriously crappy weather, I thought I'd take this moment to invite you to the very last possible Goat-Frog First Wednesday ever. The Goat endures, but the Frog closes mid-January. [more inside]
So I'm not working Christmas Eve Day and we're not going anywhere for the holiday and we didn't get an official trip to the Blue Frog earlier this month, so now this is happening. [more inside]
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]
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.
Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids in Janurary [more inside]
Let's go to the Ronald McDonald house in Hyde Park and make brunch for the families of sick kids. [more inside]
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]
A few evening drinks in the Map Room on Thursday 15th. [more inside]
Meet me in Chicago for drinks & MeFi times on Sept 22? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Once again, we will hang out in a park and watch things explode. There will likely also be grilling and kubb. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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!
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]
Okay: that bacon bomb was pretty good. Let's do it again next year. Act now - seats are going fast!
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]
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]
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]
MeFiChi! I light the Migs Sig for an emergency meet up! [more inside]
"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]
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]
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]
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]
Merriam-Webster defines "completist" as "one who wants to make something (as a collection) complete" [more inside]
You know the drill. [more inside]
Come listen to poetry at the Chopin Theatre and vote on a cash prize winner! [more inside]
Come listen to Milton Suggs and his Big Band at Millenium Park with us! [more inside]