Remember the 11 bus? Were you mad they discontinued it? Well, it's back! Temporarily, anyway, and a number of bars along the route have teamed up for 11 on 11: a beer explorer trek to bump up ridership. Join us for a full day of stupidity as we try to hit all 11 in one day because we are idiots. [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]
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]
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]
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]
Still hungover from Wednesday? Come on out for MORE KARAOKE! MORE BEER! MORE YELLING! [more inside]
Stewriffic will be in town, as will phredgreen (I think?). Join us upstairs for pizza and hijinx. [more inside]