July 2018 Archives (all archives)

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Goating Is Easy, Calendars Are Hard!

The calendar has pulled that trick again where First Wednesday falls on the first of the month, which is...this week! That's very soon, but there's still time to make plans to join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern for tiny beers and excellent company. Even if - especially if! - you haven't joined us before, we'd love to see you on Wednesday. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by jessypie - 11 comments

9 attending
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Dinner and democracy

Come have dinner at my place 8/28 from 7-10 and we'll also write postcards to get out the vote, and tell our elected officials what we think. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at My place, 7PM by garlic - 0 comments

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Fast Forward Festival 2018

I'm going to be co-facilitating a couple of sessions at this year's Fast Forward, a three day festival for the anti-authoritarian left that runs from 17th-19th of August. Tickets are between 35-80 depending on ability to pay. It's going to be pretty cool. Food is included, as is childcare (kids go free!). If you're feeling a bit down about the state of politics at the moment, this is a great place to feel hopeful. [more inside]
Ashford in the Water, England at Thornebridge Estate, 4PM by Acheman - 2 comments

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Cat Video Festival. Meow!

Everything is better with cats. There was some interest at the Ice Cream Social to attend this. Who wants to go? FWIW, "early bird" ticket pricing ends August 1st for the $10 tickets. After that they go up to $15. More info here: http://www.catfestmn.com
Saint Paul, MN at CHS Field, 6PM by yunhua - 5 comments

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FRI 27th July: New Moon In Stockholm? Or 28th Saturday, or 29th Sunday Brekkie

Kairab and I are unexpectedly going to be in Stockholm this weekend...any Mefites up for a meet-up? our only (shameful, I know) commitment so far is the Millenium tour 11 am to 13.30 on Saturday let us know if there's other things we might explore!

2 attending
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The Socialist Semi-Formal!

Help fundraise for the NYC DSA and socialize with socialists at the Semi-Formal That’s Not Really Formal! Music! Drinks! Sashes! Statuettes! Decorations by me! 15$ suggested donation - red dress encouraged. Sign up on Facebook or Eventbrite.
New York at Verso Books, 8PM by The Whelk - 0 comments

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The Collider Improv Competition (with the Dunning-Kruger Effect)

Seven teams enter, one team leaves with a prize. Plus there's food. And an excuse to hang out in a bar this Saturday. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Duffy's Tavern and Grille, 8PM by amtho - 1 comment

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La Triviata

The World Cup is over and The George and Dragon is back open for Quiz Night tomorrow Tuesday July 24 at 8 pm. I’m craving bad onion rings. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at The George and Dragon, 8PM by Slarty Bartfast - 4 comments

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Here, under protest, is "beef burgers."

We know a little bar in Central Square, where Geeks Who Drink lives; every July, Taters quiz there. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 7PM by Horace Rumpole - 3 comments

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Bee in the bonny city of Manchester!

Let's go on a stroll, discover all the bees and find a pub to get stuck into.
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together for Bee in the City – a stunning public art trail of over 100 individually designed giant Bee sculptures. Crafted by regional professional and emerging artists, it will weave its way across the city during the summer of 2018. There are also 131 Little Bees on display, designed by local schools, nurseries and youth groups. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s fascinating – and it will be in Manchester from 23 July – 23 September 2018.
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Manchester, England at Gold bee in front of Piccadilly Station, 2:30PM by iamkimiam - 20 comments

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Stayin' Alive Disco Night!

My band Northern Nomads is playing a second show next weekend, this time at Stayin' Alive, Seattle's best disco night. The event will be hosted at Eden in Sodo, tickets here. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Eden Seattle, 10PM by Existential Dread - 0 comments

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Northern Nomads at Barboza

My band Northern Nomads is headlining an early show (facebook event; website) at Barboza! It's going to be a night of dreampop/synthpop/electrofunk, so come on out and dance! [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Barboza, 6:30PM by Existential Dread - 1 comment

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Golden Meetup!

Snacks and beer with Pogo_Fuzzybutt! [more inside]
Golden, CO at Barrels & Bottles Brewery, 3PM by asperity - 1 comment

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Lily Allen concert at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Would anyone like to go see Lily Allen perform at the Fillmore Silver Spring? [more inside]
Silver Spring, MD at The Fillmore, 8PM by argonauta - 0 comments

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Meet Up at Angor Wat, Cambodia, 2019

Metafilter meet up proposal for October 2019 at Angor Wat, Cambodia. Time and date to be narrowed in October based on availability of members. Why the Temples of Angor/Sam Riep? How often do you get the call to adventure with a bunch of Internet strangers? [more inside]

6 attending
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Summertime Game Day

Come hang out and play a few games with us! We have a wide variety of board games on offer, and a couple new additions, including Bargain Quest, where you run an RPG item shop. [more inside]
Beaverton, OR at Sibrax's house, 2PM by Sibrax - 13 comments

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Meetup in Frankfurt July 24-27?

I’ll be in Frankfurt for business July 24-27! Anyone up for a drink one evening?

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Baltimore Tacos For All Tuesday Night

Mefites, let's get together for talking and $10 taco Tuesday night in the bar at Sweet27 restaurant at 27th & Howard in Baltimore MD USA. Sweet27 has a tasty India-Americas menu, specializes in gluten free food and also handles vegetarian and vegan diets well. The taco deal includes a drink and choice of chicken, beef, duck or vegetarian tacos. website: http://www.sweet27.com/ This Tuesday is July 17 - who is interested?
Baltimore, MD at Sweet 27 Restaurant, 6PM by jointhedance - 7 comments

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DC Progressives at Le Pain Quotidien

The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 8/19, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you aren't interested in the DSA -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Le Pain Quotidien, is chosen for its proximity to Dupont Circle Metro. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Le Pain Quotidien (Dupont), 5:30PM by rue72 - 1 comment

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Grab a pint with us in Glasgow!

Under_petticoat_rule and I will be in Glasgow briefly. We're Americans but don't hold that against us. Come have a pint with us at a pub that comes highly recommended by many sources including the Good Pub Guide (with special awards for beer selection and budget pricing). Tell us all the things we should be seeing in Glasgow!
Scotland at The Bon Accord, 6PM by rednikki - 10 comments

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zippy goes to portland and eats donuts (original loc downtown)

Visting PDX next week. Anyone up for Blue Star near the downtown Powell's, Wed or Thu am? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Blue Star Donuts, 8AM by zippy - 31 comments

3 attending
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Bowie Baysox v. Altoona Curve - minor league baseball, y'all!

I just attended a minor league game at Prince George's Stadium, and it was SO MUCH DAMN FUN. Relatively sparse crowds, no lines for concessions, and cheap seats *right up front*. There are even good activities for the kiddos--a carousel, a bouncehouse, and of course, face painting. LET'S DO THIS, DC-AREA MEFITES. [more inside]
Bowie, MD at Prince George's Stadium, 1:35PM by duffell - 8 comments

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Taters Roasting Under a Summer Sun

If you survived last week's heat wave, then join us in the air conditioned Phoenix Landing on Wednesday at 7pm for Geeks Who Drink trivia. Will the taters rule again?
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 7PM by DiscourseMarker - 4 comments

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East Bay DSA - Intro to DSA

East Bay DSA has a new member orientation, open to the public ("New members and not-yet-members are welcome"), this Sunday (Jul 8) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bushrod Park is on 59th Street between Shattuck and Telegraph, about a mile from Ashby BART station. [more inside]
Oakland, CA at Bushrod Park, 11AM by ErisLordFreedom - 5 comments

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NYC DSA feminist working group July meeting

Hi! After discussion about the DSA in the politics megathread and some enthusiastic PMs, someone suggested we make an IRL event (thanks bilabial!). This is pretty much what it says on the tin. I've never been to this working group before, so I don't totally know what to expect, but I would be happy to meet up with various MeFites there. This is the DSA's description of the event.

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Progressives at Peregrine Espresso

The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 7/8, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you are ambivalent about joining or being involved in the DSA or don't want to go to the meeting -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Peregrine Express, was chosen for its proximity to the Eastern Market Metro. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Peregrine Espresso, 5:15PM by rue72 - 5 comments

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Midsummer Night Swing at the Lincoln Center

I have a free weekend, and I want to do all the New York things I've never gotten to do, like the summer swing dancing at the Lincoln Center. [more inside]
New York, NY at Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park, 6PM by Liesl - 10 comments

11 attending
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Game on at Game Haus?

I have never been to: a) Game Haus, or b) a MeFi meetup, but I would very much like to. Would any of you be interested in doing game night there this month or next? The only days I can't do are the ones surrounding Comic Con weekend (July 18 - 22). UPDATE: Date/Time added!

11 attending
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Twin Cities ice cream social

Mmm, ice cream. [more inside]
Saint Paul, MN at Flannery Culp's house, 1PM by Flannery Culp - 31 comments

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New York Mefi knitting - Postponed to July 15th

The Mefi Knitting/crochet/portable craft group will meet on the THIRD Sunday of July this month, instead of the 2nd. Otherwise, it's the same time (11 am) and same place (City Bakery). As ever, any portable craft is welcome. [Mod note: The location has moved to a private apartment, memail the organizer for details!]
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 16 comments

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Portland Ice Cream Social - 50 Licks Burnside

If everybody else jumped off a waffle cone bridge into a milkshake river with ice cream glaciers, would you too? Ice Cream Social at 50 Licks, Burnside location!!! [more inside]
Portland, OR at Fifty Licks, 2PM by Secretariat - 16 comments