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June 25

1 attending
0 maybe

Seattle Trans Pride Meetup?

Hey, if anyone is gonna be at Seattle Trans Pride please let me know! [more inside]

June 19

2 attending
3 maybe
TUE
25
Jun

Trivia: Just ask the Axis

Stretching the hometown hero Jimi theme: Let's do it again! We failed to win this week but were still able to review cgc373’s recent book acquisitions. They were, as usual, edifying and inspirational. But seriously: we did not win because you were not there. Do you want that on your permanent record for another week? I thought not. See you next Tuesday!
Seattle, WA at George and Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 14 comments

June 17

11 attending
8 maybe
SAT
29
Jun

Moon Over Metafilter

I'm giving a tour just for MeFites of my exhibition "Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Apollo 11 at Fifty", which combines landmarks from the history of science with artifacts used in the Apollo mission. Afterward, join me (optionally) for a $5 screening of Hidden Figures at the Harvard Film Archive.
Cambridge, MA at Houghton Library, Harvard University, 2PM by Horace Rumpole - 3 comments

June 16

2 attending
2 maybe
TUE
18
Jun

Trivia: Have you ever been Experienced?

I am back in Seattle and eager to plunge back into the Metafilter Trivia Experience, with the hope that there are like-minded souls with Tuesday evening free.
Seattle, WA at The George and Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 8 comments

June 10

5 attending
20 maybe

Portland MeFi 20th Anniversary Meetup

Official planning thread! I'm looking at July 14th (a Sunday). Who's interested? [more inside]

June 9

8 attending
1 maybe
WED
19
Jun

Hot Taters of Trivia Destruction

IMPORTANT NOTE: event is now one week later than originally scheduled. The weather is heating up and so are we! Keep the winning streak going Wednesday night at Orleans.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 6 comments

June 7

0 attending
0 maybe

June 6

3 attending
0 maybe
FRI
7
Jun

Cider in Pittsburgh

Hi Pittsburgh Mefites! I know this is dreadfully last minute but I am in town and will be at Arsenal with a couple of friends tomorrow (maybe today by the time you read this), starting around 5. If any of you are free and want to come by, I’d love to meet you.
Pittsburgh, PA at Arsenal Cider House, 5PM by ferret branca - 0 comments

June 5

2 attending
0 maybe
SUN
9
Jun

NYC June Crafting Meetup

New York's June Crafting meetup; same time (second Sunday of the month at 11 am), DIFFERENT location. Our usual spot closes on Sundays in summer, so we are at the alternate location COFFEED this time (less than a block from our regular spot). It is all on one level, as well, so it may suit everyone. [more inside]

June 3

1 attending
0 maybe
FRI
14
Jun

Memorial gathering for rtha's birthday

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]
San Francisco, CA at Southpaw BBQ, 5PM by gingerbeer - 2 comments

4 attending
10 maybe
SUN
14
Jul

MeFi20 NYC - Picnic in Prospect Park

YES it's happening. Meet in the meadow, perhaps near the Picnic House? Bring snacks drinks kids and/or pets. In case of rain, let's do BERG'N instead. If we should change anything about the plan to make this more accessible, please let me know!
New York at Prospect Park, 1:30PM by estlin - 9 comments

May 30

5 attending
3 maybe
WED
5
Jun

One World, First Wednesday, One Love (plus 20th Anniversary planning)

It's World Environmental Day and also Arbor Day in New Zealand, so since we can't go plant some trees there sadly, let's drown our sorrows for fellowship, beers tiny and otherwise, and hopefully Wheel of Fortune. I'm also commandeering this time to discuss what Chicago will be doing for Metafilter's 20th anniversary in July. Eventually, we'll dismiss to karaoke if the last ~10 years are anything to go by. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Original Billy Goat Tavern, 5PM by MCMikeNamara - 12 comments

4 attending
2 maybe
SAT
15
Jun

DC FOODIES Ghanaian Gathering

Thanks to all who came out for a wonderfully fun and action-packed meetup at Eden Center last weekend! Let's keep the fun rolling into June with a half-dinner, half-(optional) dance party* meetup at Adams Morgan's Bukom Cafe, where West African cuisine is the name of the game. Come early, stay late for music and dancing! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Bukom Cafe, 7:30PM by capricorn - 7 comments

May 28

0 attending
2 maybe
SUN
2
Jun

Music Improv Performance (at the same building as Second City)

Goat Milk Goddesses - a new music improv team formed with my classmates. We'll improvise a short musical. There's an opening non-music improv act. You get what you get. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Second City's de Maat studio theater, 6:30PM by amtho - 0 comments

May 27

2 attending
0 maybe
SAT
8
Jun

Meet MeFites in...Ashland!

Okay, the alliteration would be better if we held it in Medford, but the beer is better here. Meet your fellow Southern Oregon/Extremely Northern Californian MeFites! [more inside]
Ashland, OR at Caldera Brewery and Restaurant, 1PM by rednikki - 3 comments

May 26

0 attending
31 maybe

DC-Area 20th Anniversary Meetup

How and when do DC MeFites want to celebrate MeFi's Twentieth? The true anniversary is July 14, and National Ice Cream Day is July 21—perfect for another Ice Cream Social. Or would people prefer to meet in a restaurant or bar?

4 attending
0 maybe
SAT
8
Jun

Lesbian potluck!

Looking for new lesbian friends in SF! I’d like to set up a recurring small group to have meals together and hopefully form a friend group. Not looking for dates or romance. First iteration June 8 at Dolores Park (perhaps near the playground) at 2pm. Bring a picnic blanket or towel in case we can’t find a table, and bring something that you want to eat, with a little extra to share if you are able. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Dolores Park, 2PM by flannel - 16 comments

10 attending
0 maybe
WED
29
May

We’re Number 2! We’re Number 2!

We’ve notched back-to-back runner up finishes at trivia night at Orleans in Davis Square, but I know we’ll break through for the win sooner or Tater.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 2 comments

May 24

5 attending
16 maybe
SUN
14
Jul

12th Night and 20th meetup?

The Wooden O will be performing Twelfth Night for free in Volunteer Park on July 14th. Who's interested in an anniversary meetup/potluck in Volunteer Park before the play?
Seattle, WA at Volunteer Park stage, 5PM by clew - 14 comments

May 23

6 attending
5 maybe
WED
10
Jul

Dark Horse Inn and Plants

I am growing a ton of mint from cuttings and I have several pepper plants I am growing from seed. One of these plants is mine- that leaves 4 extra. I anticipate in late June/early July I will have even more things from seed/cuttings. I have been giving some away as gifts to my best friend and my favorite bartender- but this is getting ridiculous. I don't want to compost viable plants. I propose on one of my days off (all on weekdays, and I wont know which for a bit) we meet at my local bar/restaurant The Dark Horse Inn on Geneva at 5pm-10pm on a to be determined weekday in late June/early July and we can all have a chill hang and eat and drink and support a local place and maybe some of you can give my plants a new home. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The dark horse inn, 5PM by Homo neanderthalensis - 12 comments

May 22

7 attending
8 maybe
SAT
13
Jul

Triangle 20th Meetup - Saturday, July 13th

It has been almost 20 years since the first post on MeFi, so what an opportune time to get together here in the Triangle of North Carolina! Maybe we can even make this a regional thing and lure some MeFites down from the mountains, off the Outer Banks, and "y'all too, Fort Bragg!" Let's start a discussion in this thread about where, when, and what we want to do in general terms before we nail down the details. [more inside]
Durham, NC at Chez Ardgedee & Research Monkey, 1PM by Rock Steady - 24 comments

May 21

4 attending
2 maybe
SAT
13
Jul

MeFiBDIndy

In response to this post, maybe we can actually pull-off an Indy meetup for MeFi’s birthday? [more inside]
Noblesville, IN at Barley Island, 5PM by Thorzdad - 20 comments

May 19

7 attending
3 maybe
SAT
8
Jun

Gettysburg Gathering

Come gobble and gab with your fellow MeFites in this cozy historic town this June! [more inside]
Gettysburg, PA at Gettysburg Baking Co., 11AM by smorgasbord - 16 comments

6 attending
0 maybe
TUE
21
May

Battered fried trivia

Pub quiz night at the George and Dragon in Fremont; usually an interesting quiz, usually interesting conversation between questions, occasionally we win. $2 buy-in and the winning team gets actual cash. Runs til about ten, usually.
Seattle, WA at The George and Dragon, 8PM by clew - 4 comments

May 18

0 attending
0 maybe
WED
22
May

4 attending
1 maybe
TUE
21
May

Hello Chicago!

I’ll be in Chicago next week and I’d love to meet everyone! Details inside. [more inside]

29 attending
21 maybe
SAT
13
Jul

MeFi20 - Massachusetts South Coast

Come to my house for the MeFi20 meetup. We'll have snacks, some sort of dinner-ish food, some sort of drinks, lawn games, indoor games, wifi, and who knows what else. If you're not normally a "meetup person" but would like to say hello and then go somewhere and twiddle with your phone while drinking a nice beverage, we can accommodate. Family and friends? Sure! Kids, are very welcome. [more inside]
Westport, MA at The Ridge, 3PM by jessamyn - 47 comments

May 17

9 attending
14 maybe

Twin Cities 20th Anniversary Meetup Planning Thread

This thread is for planning the Metafilter 20th Anniversary meetup in the Twin Cities. The first metafilter post was on July 14th, 1999. Jessamyn is hosting folks in Massachusetts on the 13th and I think that a Saturday might be more convenient for folks than a Sunday. [more inside]

May 13

5 attending
0 maybe
TUE
14
May

Last minute Trivia

Trivia! Come respond with us. All are welcome (and, honestly, after the last couple weeks, we need help).
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon Pub, 8PM by skyscraper - 4 comments

3 attending
13 maybe
SAT
27
Jul

Philadelphia Summertime Meetup!

Philly peeps! The February meetup was great! Let's do it again, shall we? Philly folks, we're on! See you in late July! [more inside]
Philadelphia, PA at Tired Hands Biergarten, 3PM by lazaruslong - 18 comments

May 12

10 attending
0 maybe
WED
15
May

Nutrient-Dense Broccoli and Comforting Taters

We found the recipe for trivia success last time at Orleans and we're ready for a second helping!
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 0 comments

May 6

3 attending
0 maybe
SUN
12
May

NYC Crafting meetup

IMPORTANT NOTE: We're in the same venue, but this week we will be gathering at a table on THE GROUND FLOOR instead. Otherwise it's the same time, same place, any and all portable crafts welcome.
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 5 comments

May 4

7 attending
4 maybe
WED
5
Jun

Denver hello!

Anyone want to meet up and celebrate the end of winter? I moved here last October from Chicago and must have brought it with me. Sorry! Just to pull a date out of the hat, how about June 5th (the first wednesday of the month)?
Denver, CO at Terminal Bar, 7PM by travertina - 17 comments

May 3

4 attending
1 maybe
TUE
7
May

Three-by trivia

Join us for pub trivia at the George and Dragon, which has been running pub trivia a long time, as Seattle pubs go.
Seattle, WA at The George and Dragon, 7:50PM by clew - 3 comments

April 29

5 attending
2 maybe
WED
1
May

Tiny Beers of the World, UNITE!

So First Wednesday being on May 1st means it absolutely snuck up on me. Let's celebrate International Workers' Day by meeting at the Billy Goat under Michigan Avenue and striking up conversation. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Original Billy Goat Tavern, 5:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 4 comments

April 28

3 attending
3 maybe
TUE
30
Apr

Nothing is actually Trivial.

*sssschchchsssss* Hello? *ghghssssghss* Can you hear me? *ssssssss* My illness has carried me to the Other Side and I must warn you of danger. The being who will present itself as Skys#*craper at the George & Dragon on Tuesday is not me. Rescue me but, more impor#(4’tantly, save the known universe by attending trigggghhvia night and wresting my very existence from the grasp of this ghoulish conspiracy, by corrapprmectly answering the trivia challenges - and ignoring the tempting, but erroneous, answers offered by the odious PseudoSkyscraper. Save me. Save humanity. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 8 comments

3 attending
6 maybe
SAT
8
Jun

Ithaca + sunshine + friendly folx!

Now that summer is nearly upon us, I wanted to propose another get-together in the spirit of 2018's lovely ice cream and burrito hang. EDIT: Okay, we have a day/time/location! Ithaca's Farmer's Market, 11am, Saturday 6/8! [more inside]
Ithaca, NY at Ithaca Farmers Market (Meet at Dock), 11AM by elephantsvanish - 25 comments

April 25

0 attending
5 maybe
FRI
16
Aug

Taos Vortex

I am very interested in the Taos Vortex 2019, Meow Wolf's summer festival, set for this Aug. 16, 17, and 18. Anyone else planning on going, either as a day visitor, or to camp? And has anyone gone before?
Taos, NM at Kit Carson Park, 1PM by filthy light thief - 4 comments

7 attending
8 maybe
SUN
26
May

DC FOODIES Eden Center Extravaganza

Hello DC area international food fans! Can you believe it's almost May? If you're around Memorial Day weekend, join us for lunch and browsing at Eden Center, NoVA's little slice of Vietnam. [more inside]
Falls Church, VA at Eden Center, 12PM by capricorn - 25 comments

April 24

3 attending
1 maybe
MON
13
May

DS9 documentary at Regal Union Square

What We Left Behind, the documentary about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is playing in theaters on Monday, May 13th. Want to see it at Regal Union Square Stadium 14? (There are other NYC locations too in case you just want to see it by yourself.) Buy your ticket ahead of time via Fathom Events.
New York, NY at Regal Union Square 14, 7PM by brainwane - 5 comments

April 22

0 attending
5 maybe
WED
15
May

Trivia in Mission Bay?

Spark Social - a pile of food trucks and fire pits Mission Bay- hosts trivia on Wednesdays. It’s been a minute since we’ve had an SF meetup - would folks be interested in grabbing some drinks and truck food, doing some mingling, and answering some questions in a few weeks?
San Francisco, CA at Spark Social SF, 7PM by Going To Maine - 13 comments

2 attending
0 maybe
TUE
23
Apr

Trivia? Trivia.

Battered but victorious, we move on into the future. Join us! In your thousands! Imagine a world in which all trivia teams, everywhere in the universe, are composed solely of MeFites. That, my friends, is a future we can make happen, if only you - yes you! - believe. If only you act. If only you will share in our onion rings. Join us. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 11 comments

April 20

8 attending
1 maybe
WED
24
Apr

Unredacted Tater Report

Join us Wednesday for trivia at Orleans!
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 1 comment

April 19

2 attending
2 maybe
SAT
11
May

Playing Pool in DC

Want to hang out and play some pool? [more inside]
Washington, DC at Buffalo Billiards, 7:30PM by rue72 - 7 comments

April 15

4 attending
1 maybe
SUN
26
May

Meetup at WisCon 43

WisCon, May 24-27, is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are G. Willow Wilson and Charlie Jane Anders. Registrations start at $55 for adult memberships but single-day rates are also available. Many informative links at the IRL pages for 2018 and 2016. [more inside]
Madison, WI at HopCat, 2:30PM by brainwane - 13 comments

April 13

4 attending
0 maybe
TUE
16
Apr

Trivia Yet Again

Well, one of our Nemesis teams showed up in full force last week and defeated us 34-31. While it was refreshing to be challenged, it was not refreshing to lose. You could be the difference. As mentioned previously, if you haven’t attended before or haven’t in a while, we would love to have you with us. Some of us who attend frequently are not instrumental in achieving victory, so please don’t feel intimidated. As a bonus, more inside is a response to ChrisR’s challenge for team names playing off our usual “Manifest Destiny’s Child”. I have taken some liberties with his criteria. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 18 comments

April 7

6 attending
0 maybe
TUE
9
Apr

United we stand. Divided we sit, eat onion rings and win.

Trivia: Torn asunder from within by our burgeoning ranks, let us find a way forward that makes us one again. Unless there are seven or more of us.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 13 comments

April 6

9 attending
1 maybe
WED
10
Apr

Springtime, and the Taters are in Bloom

Join us for trivia Wednesday night at Orleans.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 1 comment

April 5

7 attending
2 maybe
SAT
27
Apr

West Virginia, Vegan and Wonderful

Let's get outta town and check out Kelley Farm Kitchen, the new vegan restaurant in Harpers Ferry/Bolivar! I'm going to throw out the date of April 27 around 1 pm, as I'm planning on hitting up the Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival that day and that might be a point of interest for others as well.
Bolivar, WV at Kelley Farm Kitchen, 1PM by drlith - 12 comments

April 2

1 attending
0 maybe
MON
8
Apr

Lubbock MeFites?

Spanky's tonight to watch the people watching the game and eat some fried cheese. Join me? [more inside]
Lubbock, TX at Spanky's, 8PM by asperity - 1 comment