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Los Angeles Printer's Fair

The 2015 Los Angeles Printer's Fair is this upcoming weekend. I won't be able to go (I'm back in Boston!), but I remember talking about it at a previous meet-up and some people being interested. I thought this would be a good way to let people know that it's happening. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Oct 1, 2015 - 8 comments

Dead Authors Podcast Taping -- LAST SHOW!

I know there are a lot of fans of the Dead Authors podcast but making the 6:30 show time is hard for most people. Since this is the last taping of the series I thought people might want to plan ahead for a chance to go. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 8, 2015 - 2 comments

Georgian Soup Dumplings and All The Games

Citizens! I have a sudden and incontrovertibly ingenious plan, inspired by a Jonathan Gold review on KCRW of the Tumanyan Khinkali Factory, describing the khinkali as a "near peak soup dumpling experience." Given that this is in Glendale, and thus in vague proximity (2ish miles) to MeFite favorite GameHaus Cafe (previously and previouslier)...well, you can imagine my excitement! [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on May 29, 2015 - 63 comments


Let's do this again! The last meet-up at GameHaus was so much fun and we all talked about doing it again soon. I'm going to propose any Sunday in April, around the same time, 3:00pm. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Mar 31, 2015 - 28 comments

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace / Look Around You

WARNING: USE METRO - CLIPPERS ARE PLAYING AT STAPLES CENTER. You ask and we deliver! It's an evening of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Look Around You, projected on a bigger screen than either show's resolution probably warrants. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Mar 29, 2015 - 17 comments

Badmaash II: The Maashination

It is long past time for another MeFi visit to everyone's favorite DTLA Indian Fusion Gastropub: Badmaash! [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Mar 9, 2015 - 20 comments

LA/Orange County meetup?

Assuming the weather holds tomorrow, I'll be in Orange County! Let's get together. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Feb 9, 2015 - 9 comments

Shall we play a game(haus)?

I had a great time at the last Game Night, but the only problem is we all had so much to talk about we never got around to the game part before it was time to go! [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Feb 3, 2015 - 43 comments

Grand Central Market Game Nights -- Take two!

After checking in with Celsius1414 I'm re-posting this since it didn't get off the ground last time.

Food! Drink! Games! Friends! Food and drink and games and friends at the same time!


I stumbled across a mention of gaming nights at Grand Central Market in DTLA and tracked down this press release and then this page.

Game Night at Grand Central Market

Looking to unwind after a tough day at work? Searching for fast, amazing fare to satisfy your foodie cravings? Planning a non-cliche date night? Whatever your Downtown LA dilemma, the city's oldest food hub has your back.

Enter Game Night -- eat, drink and play every Thursday until 9 pm. Grab dinner and drinks from our late hours vendors over an assortment of classic and new games: ping-pong, cornhole toss, Jenga, Uno, Cards Against Humanity, Scrabble, and many more. Just head over to the Hill St. Platform to get started.

We broached the subject of a gaming night at our last meetup (mmmm ramen), so this "proposed" post is more of a means to continue that conversation than saying it should be here at GCM necessarily.

Update 9/5: The consensus during our Ethiopian food meetup conversation seemed to be that with everybody being spread out, it's difficult to make a game night plan on work nights. If someone else wants to propose game/trivia/movie meetups for their individual environs, that might be the better way to go. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 12, 2014 - 45 comments

Field trip: the Museum of Jurassic Technology TAKE TWO

Reposting from previous event! Chicainthecity most courteously reminded me that the event needed updating, and we discussed NOVEMBER 8th as the most likely afternoon. The consensus is now November 22nd: let us know in the thread! The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.) [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Oct 24, 2014 - 37 comments

Craft Night at CAFAM: Papermaking Workshop with Mark Montano

Last month jetlagaddict had the great idea to post an IRL for the block printing class at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. I had so much fun I've signed up for the Papermaking Workshop with Mark Montano and meant to post it here earlier. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Sep 26, 2014 - 6 comments

Field trip: the Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.) [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Sep 1, 2014 - 39 comments

(Grand Central Market) Game Nights

Food! Drink! Games! Friends! Food and drink and games and friends at the same time! [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Aug 21, 2014 - 12 comments

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]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 2, 2014 - 0 comments

West Los Angeles: August 3rd @ Sawtelle and Olympic for delicious food.

So, over in the August August meetup thread, we've reached a consensus about meeting up at Sawtelle and Olympic in West LA for delicious Japanese cuisine on August 3rd. Let's plan it.

Update! Let's meet outside Tsujita Annex at 5pm on Sunday! If we have too many for Tsujita/Tsujita Annex, we can evolve from there.
Update #2! I mistyped '5' instead of '3.' Meetup is intended to be on Sunday, August 3rd. Updating now!
Update #3! It's been one of those weeks. 5pm, not 8pm. Apparently that's where the 5 in the date came from, heh. Cue nervous chuckle. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 23, 2014 - 32 comments

መልካም ምግብ (Ethiopian food!) - Meals by Genet

Scheduling for August 31st at 6:00 PM. Let me know if this works for folks. I'll look into reservations when we get closer to the time and have a better sense of who's able to come. Yay! [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Jul 23, 2014 - 39 comments

Meetup ideas for an august August?

Since the Getty Center IRL has yet to lock in a date for August; I'm going to un-RSVP to make the 10th more available so I thought we could try brainstorming some other ideas for the other upcoming weekends here. A few people are interested in catching a Dodgers game, and I've brought up going to catch the free UCB improv ASSSSCAT, which is free on Sundays. There's also rescheduling Ethiopian Food, and lots of other Art/Food crawl options. Any other ideas?
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 21, 2014 - 12 comments

Los Angeles Museum + Art Crawl #4: Getty Villa

We had so much fun at Watts Towers (and the La Brea Tar Pits, as it turned out) today that we're hoping to organize another Museum and Art Crawl meetup at the Getty Villa sometime in August. Join us for the beach, art, and good company! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 13, 2014 - 37 comments

Ethiopian Food at Meals by Genet, recheduled!

Due to a bunch of last-minute schedule conflicts, the Meals by Genet meet-up from last week has been rescheduled as a post-Watts Towers IRL dinner. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 8, 2014 - 7 comments

Mefiversary - Los Angeles

I know we're practically bursting with plans, but shall we do something to celebrate the big 15 here the weekend of Sat July 19-Sun 20? [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never on Jun 30, 2014 - 70 comments

How about some Ethiopian food?

At last Sunday's dinner there was some interest in going for Ethiopian food and Sunday, July 6th seems to be a good date. I can't make this official without a venue, so here are links to the restaurants that have been mentioned: Nyala (open until 9:30) Messob (open until 11:00) Meals by Genet (open until 9:00) If you have a preference leave a comment. I'll wait until Sunday evening to post the official IRL, so at least that will give everyone a week's notice. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jun 26, 2014 - 26 comments

DTLA Indian Fusion Gastropub: I like all of those things!

Something to hold us over until the Watts Tower meetup in July, how about a trip to Badmaash, the awesome Indian gastropub in Downtown? Looks as if June 22nd works for more people. I'm also guessing earlier will make it easier for us to all get in, so I'm thinking 6 PM. Let me know if that doesn't work well for y'all. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Jun 10, 2014 - 16 comments

MeFi L.A. Museum & Art Crawl Part 3: Watts Towers

Let's go to Watts Towers! The Watts Towers structure consists of seventeen major sculptures of steel, covered with mortar and embellished by decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells, and rock. This folk art employs assemblage construction. There are three tall spires, several small towers, two walls, gazebo, patio, ship, and other structures. In addition to the towers, the The Watts Towers Arts Center is the home of International Ethnic Instrument Collection consisting of 144 primarily non-western instruments collected from around the world. Watts Towers on Wikipedia [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Jun 2, 2014 - 47 comments

Ars gratia artis!

After having so much fun at the recent Spaceship Endeavour! meetup, I thought I'd propose a similar venture to one of our grand LA art museums, choice and date TBD. UPDATE 5/4: It looks as if LACMA on June 1st will work out well for most. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on May 1, 2014 - 54 comments

The Future of Human Spaceflight

There is a free public panel being offered next week at CalTech featuring various experts on the topic of The Future of Human Spaceflight, sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies and The Planetary Society. No registration required. Seating is first-come, first-served. [more inside]
posted by Celsius1414 on Apr 2, 2014 - 0 comments

Spaceship Endeavour!

Let's go see a spaceship at the California Science Center! [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Mar 11, 2014 - 51 comments

DaShiv and Scody Birthday SPECTACULAR

Happy birthday to DaShiv and Scody at the beautiful and refreshing Sunset Beer Co. That's right, we're going back. And this time it's personal. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Feb 11, 2014 - 22 comments

Create A Diversion In Griffith Park

I need some folks to come out and run/walk/trudge/cartwheel through one shot of an episode of my web series. We are shooting in Griffith Park, on an easily accessed trail near a parking lot just up from the Trails Cafe, this Saturday, February 15, in the morning. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Feb 10, 2014 - 4 comments

Gallifrey One

Are any other MeFites among the few thousand with tickets to Gallifrey One? If so, would you like to meet up? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Jan 18, 2014 - 0 comments

Meetup at Sunset Beer in Echo Park

Prompted by a recent askme about meeting people in Los Angeles, let's meet up! [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Dec 9, 2013 - 127 comments

cicLAvia! let's go ride a bike with 200,000 other Angelenos

It's time once again to congest a few streets with bikes instead of cars.

Meet near eastern side of Echo Park Lake
Time: 10am
Maybe we ride and get lunch along the way or something. Also possibly hang out on my patio in Echo Park afterwards.
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Sep 30, 2013 - 8 comments

Meetup at the LA Arboretum and dumplings!

I was kicking around an idea in chat about a meetup at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden along with noms at Din Tai Fung. Who would be interested? [more inside]
posted by xtine on Jun 16, 2013 - 23 comments

Los Angeles! Eurovision viewing party (and optional cheese contest)

Eurovision Finals Screening and Cheese Contest
Saturday, May 18th
Doors at 11:30am; contest begins at 12 noon
Betalevel (if you haven't been, read the directions)
[more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on May 15, 2013 - 8 comments

Two MeFites at WonderCon

jedicus and I will be presenting at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, California. Our presentation is scheduled for Friday, March 29 at 6:30-8:30PM. [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Feb 28, 2013 - 5 comments

Gallifrey One Attendees

Going to Gallifrey One? Me too! Let's meet up. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Feb 13, 2013 - 2 comments

Beer Belly Brunch

I just moved to Koreatown and mandymanwasregistered was all Oh you -have- to go to Beer Belly and I was all no way we have to go to Beer Belly and she was all Yeah for brunch! [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Dec 10, 2012 - 11 comments

The One Where MeFi LA Visits the Shuttle

*EDIT* I changed the meetup time to 2:30 since that's when we'll be meeting, but you should still buy tickets for 3:00! The Space Shuttle Endeavor has just come to LA, and I'd love to get acquainted with it along with some fellow MeFites. There's a $2 ticket fee, you should buy your tickets for the 3:00 show here http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/ (we're meeting at 2:30 to organize ourselves before going in)
posted by sp160n on Nov 23, 2012 - 24 comments

Meetup at the Congregation in Pasadena

As discussed at the last LA meet-up, let's meet at the Congregation in Pasadena. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Oct 7, 2012 - 22 comments

CicLAvia 10/7 - Let's ride bikes!

Hey Los Angeles - CicLAvia is happening again this Sunday! In the past we've met to play foursquare, get coffee/lunch/wevs, and ride the course together. This time let's meet for breakfast at 9am before the course opens, then ride our bikes down to MacArthur Park for the festivities! [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Oct 1, 2012 - 19 comments

Meetup in Los Angeles

I'm back in LA (specifically, North Hollywood) after two and a half years on the East Coast. I'd love to meet all you LA MeFites! [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Aug 31, 2012 - 32 comments

Short-notice Los Angeles Meetup: Backyard food and home studio fun recording session at my house tomorrow (Saturday) or Sunday?

Does anyone want to come to my place, make some food, have some drinks, goof around in the home recording studio, and then post the results to MeFiMusic? We live in a small house in Montrose but have a nice shady backyard and deck and a good kitchen. The best time and day for me would be tomorrow (8/4) or Sunday (8/5) - ideally in the late afternoon or evening. [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Aug 3, 2012 - 27 comments

Los Angeles: Farmers Market meetup?

dobbs is in town through July and I don't think we should let him leave till we've feted him at Farmers Market! How about one evening next week? (per dobbs, Tuesday the 17th doesn't work, but the rest of the week is up for discussion.) [more inside]
posted by scody on Jul 11, 2012 - 34 comments

Cocktails at Musso and Frank

I'm in LA. Would like to meet some MeFites. How's THIS Tuesday at 8 pm at Musso & Frank in Hollywood?
posted by dobbs on Jun 28, 2012 - 12 comments

Walk Off the Earth, Los Angeles June 14th

Walk off the earth is playing LA on June 14 [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Jun 7, 2012 - 0 comments

SF Cabal Roadtrip

A bunch of us from San Francisco are heading down to your neck of the woods for a quick roadtrip. We have set aside Saturday afternoon (June 9) free to get to know the fine Mefites of Los Angeles. Do you guys brunch? Or have an even better idea for us? We'd love to meet up. [more inside]
posted by politikitty on Jun 6, 2012 - 13 comments

Celluloid heroes never feel any pain....

I'll be in LA from 4-27 to 5-10...meetup? [more inside]
posted by brujita on Apr 16, 2012 - 14 comments

Los Angeles MeFi: Assemble!

Hola LA MeFi, We're meeting up Bigfoot West on Thursday, April 5th. They have a happy hour between 7 and 9, so we're gonna start the meet somewhere in there and keep going if we prove to be interesting enough company. I'll probably pop in around 8/8:30 and I have this bright pink sweatshirt that has inadvertently become my trademark and you can find me that way. There's a kind of corner booth in the back right that tends to empty-ish even when busy, so it might make sense to try and say Hi there. Any Q's, just send me a MeMail!
posted by GilloD on Mar 20, 2012 - 36 comments

The Best Barbacoa Tacos In Los Angeles

So, I've found the best barbacoa tacos, ever. With three kinds of salsa. And chia lemonade. In a pop-up street market in DTLA. Let's have lunch this Saturday at 1PM. [more inside]
posted by fake on Feb 9, 2012 - 15 comments

Los Angeles - Barnsdall Park: Sunday 10/23, 4:30pm! PICNIC.

Hey folks, as mentioned in this post, I'll be in Los Angeles, arriving on the 22nd and departing on the 25th, with a chance of extending the trip for a day or two. Update: Barndsall Park, Sunday 10/23 @ 4:30pm. BE THERE. I'll arrange for picnic stuff. I think. Depends on how many people show up. I'll be MeMailing folks with my contact #, etc., soon. [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor on Oct 14, 2011 - 48 comments

cicLAvia foursquare!

Let's go play in the street like we did last time. [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Oct 1, 2011 - 14 comments

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