May 2011 Archives (all archives)

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SLFBF (single link fruit beer fest)

There is a fruit beer fest going down at burnside brewing the 11th and 12th. I was planning on going saturday evening and figured I would link things here to notify the general community and see if anyone was interested in organizing something more formal. taplist

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Oh to be in England

The Whelk is on a rolling business trip of Northern England and environs and would like to grab a beer with some awesome English Mefites. I'll be in Manchester May 29th through 31st, York on June 1st, Leeds on June 3rd, Sheffield June 5th, Notthingham June 7th, Liverpool on June 9th through the 11th and the London June 12th and 13th. What's the best for everyone? I'd imagine something in Manchester or London. [more inside]

3 attending
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The Yes Men

Playing the music of progressive rock icons Yes. We have a one-hour opening slot at Hanover's in Pflugerville, and will be playing songs from The Yes Album, Fragile and Close to the Edge. 8:30-9:30 pm Friday June 17th.
Pflugerville, TX at Hanover's, 8:30PM by Devils Rancher - 4 comments

3 attending
3 maybe

Last minute Boston/Cambridge meetup

Hey all--k8t is in town this weekend for the International Communication Association conference, so we're proposing a very last minute meetup on Sunday evening (5/29). Not sure where yet, but probably somewhere on the Red line. Who's in for some last minute food & drinks? I mean, what else were you going to do this weekend?
Cambridge, MA at John Harvard's, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 15 comments

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hang out with me in Reykjavik?

I will be in Reykjavik the first weekend of June, and I'd love to meet someone for a drink/coffee/puffin salad while there! [more inside]

9 attending
5 maybe

My Tiny Beers Bring All the Goats to the Yard

And they're like, yeah, it's ok...I mean, there are better places to get a burger, but this'll do just fine it's better than yours. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by phunniemee - 29 comments

17 attending
5 maybe

L.A. Meetup, Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm coming into town before MaxFunCon and I'd like to meetup with some L.A. MeFites on Thursday, June 9, 2011. I'm staying at a hotel on Fairfax near the Farmer's Market, but I'm willing to drive if the destination doesn't require me to navigate tiny streets and hunt for parking (I'm a country-boy at heart.) Confirmed! Meetup at 7pm at Loteria Grill at Farmers Market.
Los Angeles, CA at Loteria Grill at Farmer's Market, 7PM by ColdChef - 62 comments

12 attending
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Back in Chicago

Beers, pizza, drinks, at the Boiler Room! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Boiler Room, 6:30PM by mrzarquon - 36 comments

3 attending
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Spring Garden Music House Concert (AKA Chopped Liver)

Thursday, June 2, 2011, there will be a Spring Garden Music House Concert (3321 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA): 7:30 arrival/doors, and the performances start at 8pm SHARP - please come on time since it's on the 3rd floor, and we'll be hesitant to come downstairs for latecomers once the performances commence. [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Spring Garden Music House, 8PM by Minus215Cee - 7 comments

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Flash Mob Choir in Figment NYC

I will be singing in this >100 voice "flash mob choir" at the Figment Festival on Governor's Island in June. Want to join? [more inside]
New York, NY at Governor's Island, 12PM by davidjmcgee - 4 comments

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Istanbul

I will be in Istanbul during June. Anyone around?
Istanbul, Turkey at Istanbul, 8PM by beshtya - 0 comments

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Brad Sucks @ The Elmdale

Brad Sucks and Kansas City Shuffle at the Elmdale Tavern in Ottawa. $6!
Ottawa, ON at The Elmdale Tavern, 8PM by frenetic - 0 comments

1 attending
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Seattle International Film Festival - Whisperer in Darkness

Who's up for a drink followed by some Lovecraftian horror? Whisperer in Darkness is coming to the Seattle International Film Festival, with showings on June 3 at midnight and on June 5 at 9 - rather boringly I favour the 9 o'clock showing as I have to bve tucked up in bed by midnight but I am open to arguments.
Seattle, WA at Finn Mac Cool, moving to the Neptune Theatre for 9pm, 8PM by Artw - 19 comments

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PyStar Minneapolis 3: A Programming Workshop for Women and Their Friends

Would you like to learn Python in a non-alpha geek, friendly environment? Come out to the third PyStar MPLS to get started learning this amazingly intuitive programming language. These workshops are modeled after the RailsBridge "Ruby on Rails for Women" courses and are targeted at women who are new to programming, or new to Python. All skill levels & interests welcome. This course is aimed at female identified folks (self-identified, full-spectrum - cis, trans, and otherwise); if you do not identify as such you are welcome to come if you are the guest of a female identified person. Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions. Register here (for free!): http://pystar-mpls-3.eventbrite.com/ [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Clockwork Active Media Systems, 9AM by radioaction - 1 comment

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Barcelona Meetup

Me and my sweety (and husband) baby_balrog are here in Barcelona for the next week. Wondering if there were any mefites running around this beautiful city who would want to grab some tapas and cava! We are here until May 26th and would love to meet up sometime within there.

1 attending
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Sweet Sister Starlight Album Launch

I am having a launch gig / party for my new album next Monday night. You are all totally invited. [more inside]
London, England at The Hideaway, 7:30PM by motty - 1 comment

2 attending
3 maybe

WisCon

MeFites going to WisCon: I suggest we meet up during the Strange Horizons tea party, Sunday afternoon. Free light snacks and tea, hobnobbing with authors and editors.
Madison, WI at Madison Concourse Hotel, Room 629, 3PM by brainwane - 19 comments

6 attending
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Bonus Boston meetup!

Let's eat and/or drink at the Publick House at 7pm on Monday, May 23rd! [more inside]
Brookline, MA at The Publick House, 7PM by speicus - 6 comments

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Hey Neighbors!

I just moved up to Berkeley and I'd love to meet all my neighbors. I no longer have to schlep it up to a meet up. Weeknights are generally open for me. Who's in? [more inside]
Berkeley, CA at Jupiter, 7PM by special-k - 58 comments

11 attending
12 maybe

Karaoke Meetup/Birthday Bash (The Return!)

Given the success/awesome time we all had at my 30th birthday party last year, I've decided to book the same room at the same place for this year. [more inside]
New York, NY at Karaoke one7, 8PM by Eideteker - 41 comments

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" with six actors playing all the parts -- roles randomized at each performance

Directed by mefite grumblebee! We're making $15 tickets available to metafilter folks. Use the code MEFI when ordering to get the discount! The show has been a great success so far! Audiences are having a blast, and so are we! [more inside]
New York, NY at Access Theatre, 8PM by grumblebee - 0 comments

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ALA in New Orleans

Mefibrarians: I cannot possibly be the only one of you going to ALA in New Orleans. Who wants drinks? [more inside]

7 attending
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London MeFites...HI!

Hey, let's do a meetup! I'll be in London all day (and night) this Saturday the 21st. Would love to get out and see/do something interesting. 11 am, let's meet at the lobby/front-desk of the Natural History Museum, take a free visit through the butterfly exhibit and more, and end up at the Windsor Castle in Notting Hill at 5.30pm for food and drinks?
London, England at Natural History Museum; 5:30 Windsor Castle, near Notting Hill in Kensington, 11AM by iamkimiam - 53 comments

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Will anyone be at NMC in Madison, WI June 15-17?

Want to do a meet-up for drinks the night of Wed June 15? Madison natives of course also welcome. [more inside]

15 attending
13 maybe

Astoria Beer Garden Meetup

Summer is so close, I can taste it, New York City! Let's all meet up in Astoria at the Studio Square Beer Garden on Saturday June 18th* at 3 p.m. [more inside]
Astoria, NY at Studio Square Beer Garden, 3PM by ThePinkSuperhero - 48 comments

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The Music Box: A Screening of Laurel & Hardy's 1932 Oscar-winning short at the Music Box steps

You know the film: Laurel and Hardy doing their damnedest to schlep a piano on a long set of public stairs. Perhaps you already know it was filmed in Silver Lake. Here's your chance to watch it steps away from the actual filming location! Totally free! [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Laurel & Hardy Park, 8:30PM by mandymanwasregistered - 0 comments

2 attending
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Strictly Canadian

Strictly Canadian - vintage Canadian music of all genres and $4 shots! [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Avro, 9PM by The Card Cheat - 0 comments

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Any Mefites going to ASCO ?

So, ASCO (American Society for Clinical Oncology) is coming up, and I'm curious to know if there are any other oncology-oriented Mefites (at all), and if so, if any are going to the meeting? It's a pretty big meeting -- certainly there's got to be a few, huh? A cancer-themed meetup? Could be interesting. We could, as a group, kibbitz as we roam the exhibit hall seeking out free trinkets and frozen yogurt treats.

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Fearless Friday

What's up everyone? Who would be interested in doing the Fearless Friday's with Challenge Discovery at the Odyssey Course - University of Richmond? It's a three hour obstacle course, not sure much else about it other than it has highropes and looks like it would be a lot of fun.
Ages 12 and older. No experience necessary. $15 per person. (advanced registration suggested) From 7:00 to 10:00 PM
http://challengediscovery.eventbrite.com
http://www.facebook.com/TEACHTEAMWORK
Let us know if you are interested and which Fridays would work best for you. [more inside]
Richmond, VA at UofR Obstacle Course, 8PM by udon - 15 comments

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Book reading at The Raven, Lawrence, KS

I'll be reading a few letters from my first book, Post-Apocalypse Dead Letter Office (see entries in Projects and MetaTalk), at The Raven bookstore in Lawrence. Free snacks and homebrewed beer for folks who attend.
Lawrence, KS at The Raven bookstore, 7PM by cog_nate - 0 comments

7 attending
5 maybe

Memorial Day San Francisco Zoo trip

Come join us for some Capybara viewing (and the other critters too) at the SF Zoo on Memorial day. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at San Francisco Zoo, 1PM by MillMan - 22 comments

14 attending
15 maybe

BBQ At Cortex's, with Jessamyn!

Afternoon BBQ at cortex and Secretariat place, with Jessamyn, Sunday, June 12th. Starting around 3pm. Details inside. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Chez Cortez, 3PM by mrzarquon - 113 comments

1 attending
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Brad Sucks at The Mansion in Kingston, ON

Hey, come see Brad Sucks (i'm brad!) with Dave Norris & Local Ivan at The Mansion this Saturday night (the 14th). It is only $6 which is not a lot of money to be honest.
Kingston, ON at The Mansion, 9PM by frenetic - 0 comments

1 attending
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Free Judgement Day Happy Hour with Female Trouble!

On the off chance you find yourself among the goats instead of the sheep, come see Female Trouble at Thee Parkside at 5p Sat May 21! [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside, 5PM by smartyboots - 0 comments

7 attending
4 maybe

Atlanta June Meetup

Atlanta June Meetup: Confirmed! We're going to Twain's. [more inside]

4 attending
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Matthew Barney's CREMASTER CYCLE at Late Bar

All 6-7 hours of Matthew Barney's CREMASTER CYCLE, complemented by psychotronic DJing by Matthew from Chicago noisemongers RUNNING and yours truly. Poster here! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Late Bar, 10PM by jtron - 14 comments

1 attending
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Edward Tufte 1 day course in Arlington

Given MeFi's fondness for Tufte's work, I wonder if anyone else is going to one of his one day courses next week. I'm going on Tuesday.
Arlington, VA at Crystal Gateway Marriott, 10AM by k8t - 0 comments

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Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Spring Fling

The Chiaroscuro Reading Series Spring Fling is tonight at The Augusta House. There are going to be readings from local genre magazines as well as other performances. I will be there reading a piece from an upcoming issue of AE and handing out print editions of AE Micro 2011 (which includes a piece by MeFi's own The Whelk). [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Augusta House, 8PM by 256 - 0 comments

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Sasquatch! 2011

Hey MeFites, Who's going to Sasquatch! 2011? If there are enough of us, we should meet up and get groovy to the music. I suppose what day we get together depends on when the most people are going to be there. Whattaya say?

24 attending
11 maybe

Toronto Patio Meetup

Sooooo... apparently this shit weather is supposed to be leaving us, making way for what is going to be a very dry and hot summer. I was thinking a patio evening might be in order on Saturday June 11th. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Bedford Academy, 8PM by gman - 54 comments

2 attending
3 maybe

Duckpin Bowling at Plaza Bowl

Hey! The group has spoken, and it looks like there is interest in duckpin bowling. Let's go! [more inside]
Richmond, VA at Plaza Bowl, 8PM by shortyJBot - 4 comments

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The Big Parade Los Angeles: May 21-22

Are you a fan of public stairways and urban hikes? Interested in the history of the city? The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles that will start in downtown, at the famous Angel's Flight Stairway, and finish at the Hollywood Sign above Beachwood Canyon. Day One ends - and Day Two begins - at the famous music Music Box Stairs - site of the Oscar-winning Laurel & Hardy film of the same name - in Silverlake. It will take place May 21 and 22, 2011. There’s also going to be a prologue on Friday, May 20, led by Bob Inman, covering the stairways between Eagle Rock and downtown. [more inside]
Los Angeles, CA at Angel's Flight Stairway (and funicular), 8AM by mandymanwasregistered - 7 comments

6 attending
4 maybe

Meet The Lady: First Ladies

This is a monthly variety show inspired by the Meet The Lady tumblr blog (a former MetaFilter Project and FPP). The show consists of film/TV clips, live performances, and ribald entertainments, hosted by yours truly. This month we're putting together a purely frivolous tribute to First Ladies. [more inside]
New York, NY at 92YTribeca, 8PM by hermitosis - 20 comments

1 attending
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The VelAff at Reggie's

Hi! My band, the VelAff, is participating in a benefit show at Reggie's on May 16. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Reggie's Music Joint, 7:30PM by baniak - 5 comments

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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" with six actors playing all the parts -- roles randomized at each performance

This production of Shakespeare's comedy features mefite Evangeline and is directed by another mefite, grumblebee. Every actor has memorized multiple roles. At each performance, the audience chooses which actor plays which part. Tickets are normally $18. We're making $15 tickets available to metafilter members. Use the code word MEFI when reserving seats. Details inside. Six actors have memorized all the roles. YOU choose which part they'll play. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare - Tickets $15 with code MEFI "Whether you're familiar with the poetic language of Shakespeare's plays or not, the actors make sure the action is impossible to not follow. They work very well individually, but better still as a group." - talkingbroadway.com [more inside]
New York, NY at Access Theatre, 8PM by grumblebee - 0 comments

8 attending
2 maybe

Division Pub Crawl! (originally Coming to Portland!)

Me and baniak will be in Portland next month. Even though we here in Chicago consider PDX our IRL rival, we come in peace and want to see how it is possible your city can rival ours in meetups. So, a BAR CRAWL! [more inside]

1 attending
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Karaoke Underground @ The Rock Shop in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the final stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Saturday, May 14 at. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
Brooklyn, NY at The Rock Shop, 10:30PM by activitystory - 1 comment

1 attending
1 maybe

Karaoke Underground @ TT The Bear's in Boston

Boston is the second stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at TT The Bears, 9:30PM by activitystory - 1 comment

12 attending
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Andy Warhol looks a scream!

I'll be in PGH from 5-24 to 6-8 and would like to get together. Right now it look like 6-6 to 6-8 aren't good, but I'm free other days.
Pittsburgh, PA at Penn Brewing Co., 6PM by brujita - 32 comments

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Disco Green: Picnic and a Movie

COBRA! will be in town for a conference, and in conjunction with that conference and MFAH, The Aurora Picture Show (the vessel into which our own sweet *s pours her blood, sweat and tears) is showing a documentary downtown on Discovery Green. Let's plan on getting there and staking out a spot around 7pm and enjoying a bit of a picnic nosh before the movie starts at 8pm! (Like all good things in life, this event is free.)
Houston, TX at Discovery Green, 7PM by jph - 11 comments

4 attending
0 maybe

Geeta In Paradise @ the NY Indian Film Fest

Geeta in Paradise edited by mefite Robot Rex will be at the NY Indian Film Festival Friday night May 6 Midnight at Tribeca Theater 1. Trailer Would love to see you there!
New York, NY at New York Indian Film Festival Tribeca Cinemas, 12AM by dog food sugar - 0 comments

13 attending
1 maybe

Journey To the End of The Night Chicago

From the website: Journey to the End of the Night is a race through city streets. You will try to make it to six checkpoints as fast as you can, while avoiding being caught by chasers. Those who are caught will become chasers themselves, rising to pursue their former friends and allies. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Grafton, 5PM by eamondaly - 31 comments

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Chester County Concert Band Spring Concert

The Chester County Concert Band is having its Spring concert: IT'S SHOWTIME! A Saturday Matinee LIVE! Featuring: The Marriage of Figaro, Flight of the Bumble Bee, Sinatra in Concert, Opening Night on Broadway, The Perfect Storm, West Side Story, ... and more! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. CCCB website
West Chester, PA at Fugett Middle School, 3PM by Nolechick11 - 0 comments

10 attending
8 maybe

Auxilliary pizza meetup, old school

Come have pizza at Pequod's, home of the first pizza meetup. This time, no one gets to share Crush's anchovies. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pequod's Pizza, 6:30PM by BevosAngryGhost - 45 comments

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John Peacock - free set at Tinderbox, near Spitalfields

I'm playing for about an hour next Thursday at the new Tinderbox coffee shop near Spitalfields / Liverpool Street station. Free to get in. And to leave, come to think of it. [more inside]
London, England at Tinderbox, 7:30PM by Grangousier - 1 comment

8 attending
2 maybe

Pub Trivia

We've tested out Geeks Who Drink and found their trivia entertaining and enjoyable. We've tested a couple locations, and we think that the following is ideal: centrally located, with some food options, late enough that we're not going to have to skeedaddle from work to get there, etc. And so, on May 19 at 8:00pm (get there a touch early!) we're going to the Maple Leaf Pub to kick some nerdy ass.
Houston, TX at Maple Leaf Pub, 8PM by jph - 23 comments

1 attending
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Beginner's Python Workshop

My volunteer women's Python development group is hosting a low-cost programming workshop in Pasadena, designed for absolute beginners. Please spread the word to anyone who wants to learn to program in a friendly environment! Learn more details and sign up here: http://pyladies.eventbrite.com/ [more inside]
Pasadena, CA at KPCC Crawford Family Forum, 9:30AM by estherbester - 7 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

hangin out in Boston/Cambridge?

Hello! I will be visiting the Boston/Cambridge area from May 8-24 and thought it would be a good chance to meet some Boston mefites over a drink or a few. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Brewing Company, 7PM by speicus - 40 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Karaoke Underground @ Spark Art Space

Syracuse gets the privilege of hosting the first night of Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 pm. Boston, Brooklyn, and Philly shows to follow. [more inside]
Syracuse, NY at Spark Art Space, 8PM by activitystory - 2 comments

2 attending
2 maybe

Light and Power: a new opera about the Tesla/Edison rivlary (composed by fellow mefite speicus!)

Inspiration strikes like lightning in this visually stunning new production by Juventas New Music Ensemble. "Light and Power" tells the story of brilliant but eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla, whose ideas electrified the world both literally and figuratively. This world premier opera pits turn-of-the-century captains of industry against the fantastical creations of Tesla's imagination. In this epic "War of Currents," the results are always shocking. Librettist Jillian Burcar masterfully translates Tesla's bizarre historical writing into powerful drama, while Isaac Schankler's innovative score bridges grand opera and electronic music with distinctly American melodies. Four performances. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at The Cambridge YMCA Theater, 8PM by mandymanwasregistered - 5 comments

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North Fulton Drama Club presents The Taming of the Shrew

Mark your calendar now! NFDC is proud to announce our Spring 2011 production of William Shakespeare’s classic depiction of the battle of the sexes, The Taming of the Shrew. [more inside]
Roswell, GA at Barrington Hall, 8PM by Medieval Maven - 0 comments