Events in the Etc category.
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March 15

Wondering how you can help? Portland COVID-19 Mutual Aid is a great resource. You can fill out this form to offer support. If you are in need of food or other supplies, please fill out this form to request support. They are prioritizing assistance to folks who are sick, unhoused, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, trans, and/or queer, including those displaced from Portland to the nearby areas. Follow @pdxcovid19mutualaid on Instagram for updates and reach out to pdxcovid19mutualaid@gmail.com if you have any questions. [more inside]
posted by aniola at 4:01 PM - 4 comments

February 29

Any one else going to the MST3K live show in New Bedford, Mass on Thursday March 5th? [more inside]
posted by vrakatar at 11:48 PM - 1 comments


December 15

Concerned about the loss of Australian Government funding for the arts? Interested in other ways of funding the arts? Have examples of strategies that worked for you? Come on by and let's chat! Crowdfunding, barn-raising, sponsorships, giving circles, community grants, even day jobs & family support - let's get a wider view of all our options and even make new ones. Artists, artsworkers, funders, organisations, community groups - all are welcome! Free entry, bookings encouraged. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. [more inside]
posted by divabat at 10:07 PM - 0 comments


August 3

Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching in Atlanta which means time again for Nerdi Gras, or as it's more properly known, DragonCon! A general "everything" fandom convention run mainly on volunteer labor, in contrast to conventions that are driven by the marketing departments of major mass media outlets, it's 5 days of fun spread across several city-block sized convention hotels. Going by past year's IRL posts, there's usually roughly a dozen or so MeFites on average who on any given year. That's out of a crowd of 80,000+ attendees, so chances are we'll never run into each other. But the central host hotel also was once The Capitol District's Tribute Training Center a few years ago, so May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor. [more inside]
posted by radwolf76 at 1:13 PM - 25 comments


June 3

This is a casual gathering at Southpaw to mark what would have been rtha's 53rd birthday. Come have some food or a drink and hang out and tell stories about rtha or just hang out. I'll be asking for donations in her memory for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory and the San Francisco Dyke March, two of her favorite organizations. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer at 2:43 PM - 2 comments


January 4

Make new friends, then stab them!! My fencing club is offering an 8 week beginners fencing class starting Wednesday January 9. [more inside]
posted by chapps at 10:35 AM - 0 comments


January 1

rtha's memorial service will be held on Sunday January 20th, in the San Francisco Women's Building Auditorium, from 4-6 pm. After we will adjourn to Southpaw bar around the corner. Mefites are very welcome to attend -- I'd love to see you there. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer at 1:15 PM - 18 comments


December 6

A second installment of game nights at my house near the Ashby BART station. If you're interested, come aboard and check it out! I have a core group of gamers, some of whom I've known since High School, but you are also welcome to come! This isn't a meetup, though - the gathering will be about gaming. [more inside]
posted by kalessin at 10:58 AM - 5 comments


November 25

My core group of gamers is sort of flagging, and we would like to bolster it with new members, if anyone's interested. This is for board and card gaming in specific. If you're interested and it seems like a good idea for you to come, it probably is! This isn't a meetup, though - the gathering will be about gaming. The location is about 1 1/2 blocks from Ashby BART. [more inside]
posted by kalessin at 11:57 AM - 12 comments


September 3

A very low-key social partner dance: easy to try for newbies; traditional energetic as well as modern gentle music for the partner dances; an open-role dance for those who like it. From 7:20-8pm we teach a free lesson for *total beginners* that will get you through Walking That Counts as Dancing, and give you a try at either rotary waltz or polka, which are gloriously whirly. You don't need to dress up or come with a partner. [more inside]
posted by clew at 2:13 PM - 1 comments


August 24

DragonCon 2018 is nigh and the schedule app update is out. Past years have proven that an actual designated time & place for a mefi meetup is logistically unlikely, but, just wanted to open a thread for roll call/friend code exchange/panel postmortems, etc. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:46 PM - 12 comments


August 14

So I'm in the St Louis area for work until November, and I have an extremely rare day off on Saturday. Let's hang out! [more inside]
posted by dogheart at 10:29 PM - 5 comments


July 29

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]
posted by Acheman at 2:16 PM - 1 comments


July 5

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.
posted by schadenfrau at 12:55 PM - 2 comments


June 14

A very low-key social partner dance: easy to try for newbies; traditional energetic as well as modern gentle music for the partner dances; an open-role dance for those who like it. From 7:20-8pm we teach a lesson for *total beginners* that will get you through Walking That Counts as Dancing, and give you a try at either rotary waltz or polka, which are gloriously whirly. You don't need to dress up or come with a partner. [more inside]
posted by clew at 2:44 PM - 1 comments


A very low-key social partner dance: easy to try for newbies; traditional energetic as well as modern gentle music for the partner dances; an open-role dance for those who like it. From 7:20-8pm we teach a lesson for *total beginners* that will get you through Walking That Counts as Dancing, and give you a try at either rotary waltz or polka, which are gloriously whirly. You don't need to dress up or come with a partner. [more inside]
posted by clew at 2:39 PM - 3 comments


May 18

Energetic social dancing, not particularly dress-up, beginners very welcome -- the lesson at 7:20-8 only assumes you can walk, and count to six -- we dance with each other so you don't need to come with a partner. [more inside]
posted by clew at 1:04 PM - 0 comments


April 19

Two world-class dance teachers teaching mazurka clandestina, which is suitable for dancing in a plaza to a plaintive violin at dusk*. We will be practicing inside and with the lights on though. More at https://www.broadwaywaltz.com/. [more inside]
posted by clew at 2:33 PM - 5 comments


March 20

I'm posting this to allow coordination for any MeFites, local or visiting for the occasion, who will be attending the March for Our Lives on the 24th. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:12 AM - 2 comments


March 11

Energetic (if you'd like) ballroom dancing in a very informal setting. Open-role partnering (that means you can lead and/or follow with anyone); free lesson for total beginners from 7:20-8; dancing 8-10. [more inside]
posted by clew at 1:48 PM - 5 comments