Bay Area Get-Together
posted June 25, 2014 5:02 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu July 3 at 6:00 PM, Exploratorium
Pier 15, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
The marvelous Sokka shot first is going to be in town next week, and it'd be great to use his visit as an excuse to get together. We're designating this the official Exploratorium After Dark meetup!
July 3rd Exploratorium After Dark 6-10 pm, $15. Adults only, with cocktails, with a theme of "only in SF" this month. It sounds like good fun - hope folks can come!
posted by restless_nomad to Meetup (44 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Neither works very well for us, unless people want to go to Exploratorium After Dark with us on the 3rd. Sunday's a bit of a busy day around here.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:03 PM on June 25, 2014


I am going, whenever and wherever the thing is! YES.

Marvelous, she said. ♥
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:03 PM on June 25, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'll be available on Sunday after 7:30 pm and all day Thursday, so either one works for me.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 12:34 AM on June 26, 2014


Neither of those days works for me :/
posted by kenko at 7:43 AM on June 26, 2014


I could actually do the 29th, because it's before my other guests arrive--I just can't stay very late (getting up early on Monday for work).

HOWEVER, my vote probably shouldn't be counted in terms of when this will happen, since I'm going to drag him over here at some point anyway. I would like to finally meet other Mefites, though!
posted by wintersweet at 8:56 AM on June 26, 2014


I am pretty much certain that by the time Sunday night rolls around I will not want to see or speak to any more people, even people I like (except gingerbeer, of course). I will even skip looking in the mirror. Pride weekend is fun and all but I use up 90% of my yearly Be With Many People allowance!
posted by rtha at 9:03 AM on June 26, 2014


Oh, hell, Pride is *this* weekend? Takes me by surprise every time.
posted by restless_nomad at 9:11 AM on June 26, 2014 [1 favorite]


I may be able to make either one. But I am on-call until Monday July 1, so there's that.
posted by kalessin at 9:23 AM on June 26, 2014


Yeah. Last Sunday of June! Dyke March of some description on Saturday (Dolores Park is all ripped up, so there's not going to be a park portion). Trans march tomorrow afternoon, if anyone wants to come along for that.
posted by rtha at 9:26 AM on June 26, 2014


Are y'all free Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evening?
posted by expialidocious at 4:11 PM on June 26, 2014


Not Wednesday, but Monday or Tuesday would work.

Also, there's this place, which just opened not too far away from where Jupiter is, and is probably much less mediocre than Jupiter is.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:45 PM on June 26, 2014


After discussing amongst ourselves, we'd be delighted to roll this into the proposed Exploratorium meetup. I totally didn't see it when I posted this one or we might have avoided the confusion! What do people think about that?
posted by restless_nomad at 8:27 PM on June 26, 2014


Yours was posted first! Apologies on my part. I was going to start spinning off ideas from that thread into separate meetups. Do you want to go ahead and make this one the Exploratorium one?
posted by gingerbeer at 8:57 PM on June 26, 2014


That sounds good! I'll set it up in a bit. (Busy today!)
posted by restless_nomad at 4:58 PM on June 27, 2014


Also, there's this place, which just opened not too far away from where Jupiter is, and is probably much less mediocre than Jupiter is.

Okay, so for what it's worth, I just got food here and it was ridiculous. The brisket is amazing.

The interior is pretty roomy and can probably seat a fairly substantial meetup as well.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 5:35 PM on June 27, 2014


Unfortunately, the menu at Perdition is vegetarian-hostile. I don't expect a meetup at Cafe Gratitude or Golden Lotus or anything like that, but unless the purpose of a particular meetup is to eat at a particular (meat-only) place, it would be nice if there were even one main dish on the menu that non-carnivores could eat. If it's just a "somebody's in town, let's get together!" kind of meetup, I'd like to be able to attend without having to go hungry.
posted by Lexica at 6:17 PM on June 27, 2014


Sooo...definitely not tomorrow, then?
(I don't see any activity on the other event, either. Just wondering what's up.)
posted by wintersweet at 2:08 PM on June 28, 2014


Definitely not tomorrow! We're looking at Thursday at the even Gingerbeer linked to above.
posted by restless_nomad at 3:24 PM on June 28, 2014


Oh well, have fun! One of these days the stars will align...
posted by wintersweet at 3:44 PM on June 28, 2014


I've never been to one of these. The $15 fee for not-food is kind of off-putting. Is it worth it to go? How crowded is it, typically? Is everyone just intending to disperse inside the venue or are we going to go around as a gang and do stuff?
posted by Noms_Tiem at 8:31 AM on June 29, 2014


Dang it, why does fun stuff gotta keep happening while I'm away?
posted by aubilenon at 10:15 AM on June 29, 2014


Mag Plug (a.k.a. Hubby) and I will try to be there. Haven't seen youse guys in a while, got some catching up to do!
posted by Quietgal at 7:44 PM on June 29, 2014


aubilenon: "Dang it, why does fun stuff gotta keep happening while I'm away?"

Says the dude who is about to go bounce on trampolines in a cave.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:21 PM on June 30, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yeah but I don't want to just do some of the fun things, I want to do all of them!
posted by aubilenon at 2:49 PM on June 30, 2014


Well, Exploratorium After Dark happens every month, so we'll schedule the next one for a month when you're in town!
posted by gingerbeer at 3:07 PM on June 30, 2014


Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey, reading over my shoulder, points out that Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park is only $10 admission (and there's a good chance he'll be bartending). Quit trying to poach the meetup, dood.

I haven't been to the Exploratorium since they've moved, but based on past experience my advice would probably be "if you're unsure whether admission is worth $15, that's a good indicator you've never been, so you should probably go."
posted by Lexica at 5:42 PM on June 30, 2014


Hey, my plan is to be arriving fairly close to when the thing starts, and I'll check in in this thread when I get there. Looking forward to meeting some of you fine "Bay" "Area" folks.
posted by Sokka shot first at 2:07 PM on July 3, 2014


Sorry, too pooped (rough week). Have fun, everyone!
posted by Quietgal at 5:06 PM on July 3, 2014


Where is everyone?
posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:05 PM on July 3, 2014


We are waiting for BART. Wait wait wait.
posted by rtha at 6:30 PM on July 3, 2014


Oh, okay. I was about to leave.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 6:31 PM on July 3, 2014


Okay I am in line for tickets. They say ten minutes. I am wearing a a light blue jacket and yellow tie.
posted by Sokka shot first at 6:44 PM on July 3, 2014


IM IN WHERE SHOULD I GO
posted by Sokka shot first at 6:52 PM on July 3, 2014


Okay decided I needed food so I'm in the restaurant at the back. White shirt, yellow tie, ALL ALONE
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:01 PM on July 3, 2014


I'm in the lobby with a book. I'll probably be here for another 15 minutes or so.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 7:02 PM on July 3, 2014


Oh shit I'll be there as soon as I can! I am so sorry
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:08 PM on July 3, 2014


Gah. Okay, we are in line for drinks and then we will be by the pinball machine in the central gallery. gingerbeer is a pinball fiend.
posted by rtha at 7:11 PM on July 3, 2014


ON MY WAY
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:18 PM on July 3, 2014


Oh, sorry, I left already. I am on my way back.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 7:21 PM on July 3, 2014


IM SITTING ON A BENCH NEXT TO THE PINBALL MACHINES, where the mefites at, still wearin my yellow tie IN VAIN
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:26 PM on July 3, 2014


Noms - we are at the pinball machines in the central gallery!
posted by rtha at 7:28 PM on July 3, 2014


Checking in.
posted by Noms_Tiem at 7:41 PM on July 3, 2014


I'm coming too!
posted by chatongriffes at 7:58 PM on July 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


It was a pleasure to meet everyone, as always. Have a good 4th, folks!
posted by Noms_Tiem at 11:02 PM on July 3, 2014



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