November 2014 Archives (all archives)

10 attending
8 maybe

Let's Watch Jurassic Park

Hold on to your butts: we're having folks over to watch the original Jurassic Park, because dinosaurs, on Saturday, December 20th. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Our place, 6PM by cortex - 37 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Show an Aussie a good time in Wellington!

I'll be in Wellington for the second week of December, and have nothing to do on the Wednesday night (Dec 10th). Anybody up for a few quiet midweek beers after work? [more inside]
Wellington, New Zealand at The Rogue & Vagabond, 5:30PM by russm - 15 comments

0 attending
1 maybe

Moby-Dick Marathon, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum hosts the 19th annual Moby-Dick Readathon the weekend of January 2-4. I think it's a great way to start the New Year and I'll be there most of the weekend. Would love some MeFite company for breakfast/coffee/reading/event-going. [more inside]
New Bedford, MA at New Bedford Whaling Museum and environs, 7PM by Sheydem-tants - 0 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

MeFites in Greenville, SC?

Shepherd and I will be in the area visiting my family from December 27-31. Anyone interested in a lovely leisurely pub lunch during that time? Surely Greenvegas has MeFites!

3 attending
0 maybe

Mile in the Wild

Some friends and family are meeting at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, please join us for viewing lions, tigers and bears as well as avoiding Black Friday crowds.
Keenesburg, CO at Wild Animal Sanctuary, 1PM by Confess, Fletch - 3 comments

0 attending
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Fat Tire Flyer discussed by author

I will be speaking at the Mill Valley Library on December 2 at 7:00. The subject will be my book, Fat Tire Flyer.
Mill Valley, CA at Mill Valley, CA Public Library, 7PM by Repack Rider - 1 comment

4 attending
1 maybe

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]
Chicago, IL at Schuba's, 8PM by eamondaly - 2 comments

6 attending
11 maybe

Friday, December 26 NYC meetup

edit: Friday, December 26 at the 4th Ave Pub it is then! See you all there! Original: NY Mefites! I'll be in New York from Christmas Day till New Year and I'd like to meet any and all of you. My schedule is open so far* and a date between 26-30 would probably work best. I'll be staying in Brooklyn (near DeKalb Ave) though venturing outside the borough is fine too if most people prefer that. Shall we have the last meetup of 2014? [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at 4th Avenue Pub, 5:30PM by ersatz - 49 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

December Goat

Alternately known as "100 Days to Anvil of Bacon Crom". Same Goat time, same Goat place, followed by same Frog place, same Frog shenanigans. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush-onastick - 13 comments

10 attending
14 maybe

Year-end meetup

The holidays are upon us, and I'm not going to be able to organize a final gaming meetup, because my weekends are pretty much booked until the end of the year. (If someone else wants to organize one, please feel free, though! I'll pick it up again next year.) But a bunch of random weeknights are free... anyone feel like drinks and/or dinner, on December 8, 9 or 10, maybe? Confirmed for Dec 8 at RFD in Chinatown.

3 attending
0 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 17!

Stardate November 21, 2014. As acting captain of the USS MeFiDC, I will be posting tonight's Star Trek happy hour event. On tap this week: "The Arsenal of Freedom": Trapped on the surface of an abandoned planet, an away team becomes unwitting participants in the demonstration of an advanced weapons system. Oh, and also alcohol. Plenty of alcohol. [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by capricorn - 0 comments

6 attending
10 maybe

Walnut Creek, CA meetup: Pinky's Pizza

A meetup in the leafy suburbs of the East Bay: Walnut Creek. Venue: Pinky's Pizza. Good beer in bottles and on tap, and decent pizza. Also: Addams Family pinball machine. [more inside]
Walnut Creek, CA at Pinky's Pizza Parlor, 3:30PM by joseph conrad is fully awesome - 38 comments

7 attending
4 maybe

Mallory Ortberg at Pegasus Books in Berkeley

Mallory Ortberg will be appearing at Pegasus Books reading from Texts from Jane Eyre in Berkeley on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm. Any MeFites planning to attend? Any interest in meeting up before or after?
Berkeley, CA at Pegasus Books, 7:30PM by Lexica - 33 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Last-minute pub meetup?

It's been a long while. Let's meet up at the The Caledonian for drinks around 6 p.m. on Sunday, 16 November. Who's in?
Toronto, ON at The Caledonian, 6PM by grouse - 8 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

4 attending
5 maybe

lunchup: Ramen

lunch, Tuesday the 9th of December (calendars are hard). Ramen place on the north east corner of Wells and Lake called Ajida(maps are hard).
Chicago, IL at Ajida, 1PM by garlic - 10 comments

6 attending
2 maybe

NYC/Metro North MeFites meet up

Edited to make it a Thing which is Happening. So I'm coming States-side in a bit over a week. It's mostly a family-visiting trip, rather than a tourism trip, and I'll be spending quite a bit of December in Dobbs Ferry. From there, it's pretty easy to get on a train to the city and do meeting type things there too. Anyone feel like meeting up? [more inside]
Dobbs Ferry, NY at Cedar Street Grill, 1PM by Athanassiel - 31 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

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!

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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]
Los Angeles, CA at Grand Central Market, 6PM by Room 641-A - 45 comments

2 attending
7 maybe

MeFi Cares: Gift Wrap Meetup!

This is where and when we get together to wrap the gifts for the annual drive going on over here. Date, time, and location are up for discussion. [more inside]

4 attending
1 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 16!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "Heart of Glory", the crew encounters Klingons and Worf finally gets some backstory. [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 0 comments

0 attending
4 maybe

"Elf" screening at the UPCA

Next up in the UPCA's "Classic NYC Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda" film series is Elf. Doors open at 4pm, stage show at 5pm by Broadway Performing Arts Center, movie starts at 5:30. Tickets are $10 online, $15 at the door.
New York, NY at United Palace Theatre, 5PM by oh yeah! - 4 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Slush Conference in Helsinki ~ 16th to 20th November

Hello Mefites, Slush tech and startup conference is happening in Helsinki on 18th and 19th November. Is anyone flying in for this? [more inside]

5 attending
4 maybe

When in London, meetup: II, the wintering

We'll meet at Draughts, at 337 Acton Mews; we might choose another place nearby if it is overcrowded. I will randomly say 4pm (but really we're discussing timing below). [more inside]
London, England at Draughts, 4PM by nat - 19 comments

7 attending
2 maybe

It's the Antepenultimate 2014 Trivia Throwdown!

That's right ladies & gentlemen, there are only THREE more trivia days 'til Christmas. Act now and receive this special set of Ginsu knives*, plus a life-sized replica of Ron Popeil!** [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 4 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Visiting Seattle/Tacoma Area - Show Me Your Rain!

I'm planning on moving to the area next Spring, and this is my research trip. I've wanted to do this since 1977, so it's long overdue, and I'm ridiculously excited. I'd love to have a meetup! I'll be there Wednesday afternoon and I'm leaving early Tuesday morning. (Crossposting to Seattle, also.) [more inside]

4 attending
2 maybe

Visiting Seattle, pre-move - lettuce meat!

Hi, PNW! I'm going to be visiting the Seattle area next week (11/12-11/18) and would love to meet some of you guys! I'm open to any kind of activity or venue. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Terra Plata, 6PM by MexicanYenta - 30 comments

5 attending
4 maybe

Cincinnati MeFites, I know you exist!

I recently-ish moved back to my hometown, and it looks like there have only been a few IRL events here. If you're a Cincinnati MeFite, chime in, and let's drink beer and eat food from whatever food truck is parked outside MadTree. [more inside]
Cincinnati, OH at MadTree Taproom, 4PM by mostly vowels - 41 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Meet-up in Istanbul at the end of November?

Are there any MeFites who live in or are going to be in Istanbul 25-29 of November? I'll be finishing up two weeks traveling in Turkey and would love to get together, particularly at any places locals or more experienced folks recommend. [more inside]

2 attending
2 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 15!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "Coming of Age", focuses on those young whippersnappers, the Starfleet cadets. [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 1 comment

6 attending
2 maybe

Live Freer with More Pie

Southern Northern New England Mefites: December 19 at 7PM at Martha's Exchange in Nashua! Reservation is under my name, "Erin." [more inside]
Nashua, NH at Martha's Exchange, 7PM by ChuraChura - 43 comments