April 19

0 attending
0 maybe
FRI
20
Apr

Broadway Waltz

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]
Seattle, WA at MAC Dance Studio, 7PM by clew - 3 comments

0 attending
0 maybe
WED
2
May

Kiss My Face LIVE in Amsterdam

Hi indie-pop fans! Get ready to be happy: my band is playing LIVE in Amsterdam in a couple of weeks. [more inside]

April 15

5 attending
0 maybe
WED
18
Apr

Boston Taterthon

DiscourseMarker will be away this week so I need your help now more than ever to defend the title we won two weeks ago. Join me at Geeks Who Drink this Wednesday at Phoenix Landing. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 7PM by Horace Rumpole - 6 comments

April 13

1 attending
6 maybe

Visting Philadelphia

I'm from Puerto Rico and don't make it to the states often. I will be in Philadelphia for a conference from Sunday May 6 to Wednesday afternoon on the 9th. Proposing a casual meet-up, beers or somethun, to meet actual living MeFites.

April 10

4 attending
1 maybe

Can the Best of the Web be instantiated in Singapore?

After 2 months of constant shuttling between Seattle and Singapore (where I had never been until 2 months ago) I realized that there might be some MeFites (pronunciation flexible) in residence in Singapore. I just learned I will be going again and staying for three weeks (April 17 - May 4). So: Anyone interested in a meetup? [more inside]

April 9

3 attending
0 maybe
TUE
10
Apr

T to the R to the I to the VIA

I almost misspelled "trivia" in the title, which indicates we need to do this more often.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon Pub, 8PM by ChrisR - 1 comment

April 8

0 attending
2 maybe
TUE
17
Apr

Drunk Education - There’s No Ethical Consumption Under Capitalism

We all know that there’s no such thing as ethical consumption under capitalism, but what does that mean for the rest of our lives? This Drunk Ed show will ask questions like: What are the most cost-efficient crimes? How do you choose between all of your many garbage habits? And is it ethically acceptable for vegetarians to (literally) eat the rich? Talks by Kelli Korducki, John Leavitt (Mefi’s own The Whelk), Anna Merlan, and Eve Peyser. Tickets and information here!
New York, NY at Caveat, 9PM by The Whelk - 3 comments

April 3

9 attending
2 maybe
SUN
22
Apr

DC FOODIES Brunch It Up

Um, did someone say "all you can eat and drink"? Inspired by Washington City Paper's celebration of DC's rich Trinidadian heritage, we're headed to Crown Bakery in Brightwood Park, DC, for Sunday brunch on the 22nd. (I was going to say we're heading to Trinidad, but that's an actual place in DC and I endeavor to eliminate confusion!) Is Kennedy St. really the new Upshur St.? Join us and find out! [more inside]
Washington, DC at Crown Bakery, 12PM by capricorn - 6 comments

4 attending
2 maybe
SUN
8
Apr

NYC April Sunday Knitting Meetup

Hi folks, you know the drill! City Bakery, 11 am, bring yer knittin' or crochet or whatever. FYI - there may also be a Saturday meetup starting on a different schedule, but at the same venue (someone has reached out to me about wanting to do that), so don't fret if you start seeing two meetups.
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 4 comments

April 1

1 attending
0 maybe

April movie outing?

Linda and I have spoken about doing something on a weekend, like getting together some MeFites to see the film Lady Bird. Problem is, I can't get film programs for more than a week ahead except for art film houses, which aren't showing that at the moment. So, any suggestions for a weekend, earlier in the day outing, movie or otherwise this month? Ideas welcomed! (Consider checking out Biocafé Tellus for Sunday at 17:00 films to see if any of those are appealing.)

6 attending
2 maybe
WED
4
Apr

Everything's Coming Up Taters!

You'll be swell
In the pink
At Phoenix Landing
For Geeks Who Drink
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 7PM by Horace Rumpole - 8 comments

March 31

3 attending
2 maybe
TUE
3
Apr

Whatever happened to Trivia?

Drinks answered and questions drunk [more inside]
Seattle, WA at George and Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 6 comments

March 29

10 attending
4 maybe
WED
4
Apr

The Return of the Goat

Yes, it's open again. The Press tells us it now has spacious spa-like bathrooms. No shit! Or shit! Whatever. Join us, won't you? [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Original Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by crush - 14 comments

March 28

0 attending
7 maybe

March 27

8 attending
8 maybe
SAT
21
Apr

A walk in the woods

Not to jinx it or anything, but it seems like the weather is taking a turn for the better. We're going to shoot for Saturday, April 21 at 1pm at the Middlesex Fells Reservation. If the weather is cruddy, we'll shift it to April 22 at 1pm. [more inside]
Stoneham, MA at Middlesex Fells Reservation, 1PM by holmesian - 31 comments

March 20

4 attending
4 maybe
SAT
24
Mar

March for Our Lives

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]
Washington, DC at March for Our Lives, 12PM by Mrs. Pterodactyl - 2 comments

March 19

4 attending
6 maybe
SAT
14
Apr

DC Drinkers Amaro Adventure

Not exactly a traditional DC Foodies meetup, but: I recently posted a question about trying new amari on AskMe, and exogenous mentioned that Don Ciccio e Figli is producing amari right here in DC! Let's go try them next month. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Don Ciccio & Figli, 2PM by capricorn - 11 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

I'm in HK for the week and would love to meet some MeFites

Hello HK MeFites, The universe did some funny things to me recently and now I find myself in Hong Kong by myself for the week. I'd love to meet up for lunch/drinks/dinner/whatever. I am especially interested in dinner because I want to eat more things and you just can't when you're on your own! Am staying in Mong Kok. Have octopus card, will travel! Stellathon

March 18

8 attending
1 maybe
WED
21
Mar

Spring Taters?

Well it's almost spring, as evidenced by all the snow on the ground.
Wait.
Oh well.
It may not feel like spring, but the Taters will surely bloom on Wednesday at 7pm at Geeks Who Drink trivia at Phoenix Landing.
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 7PM by DiscourseMarker - 11 comments

March 13

0 attending
0 maybe
WED
21
Mar

Fármacos and Northern Nomads at Central Saloon

My band, Northern Nomads, is opening up for Fármacos from Santiago, Chile. A fun night of synthpop, electrofunk, and dancing! [more inside]
Seattle, WA at Central Saloon, 8PM by Existential Dread - 0 comments

1 attending
8 maybe

NYC Metafilter Book Meetup

I’m reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. I’d like to talk about it with people. Metafilter is full of great and thoughtful people. I think this book would be good for discussion in two meetings because it’s long, with the paperback coming in at 479 pages. There are discussion questions in the back of the book. We could choose two or three (or more!) things to talk about. [more inside]

0 attending
0 maybe

Meetup in Rome? Anyone?

Oh hey - the Mr. and I will be in Rome this month from 26 March to 4 April. Anyone want to meetup for aperitivo? Or suggest someplace to eat for Easter supper? Thanks!

March 12

1 attending
8 maybe

New to Houston. Would love to meet some MeFites

I moved here in January. I don't know anyone beyond my wife. I thought I'd see if there was anyone here that would be interested in a meet up. I live in the Montrose area, so inside the loop would be best. Drinks somewhere would be great, but something more unique would be cool too.

6 attending
3 maybe
SAT
17
Mar

Zoo Meetup

This coming weekend (Saturday, March 17th) we will be having a family-friendly meetup at the zoo! Everyone is welcome; we thought this would be a nice opportunity for people with kids and people without kids to hang out especially because the zoo is FREE! [more inside]
Washington, DC at National Zoo, 10AM by Mrs. Pterodactyl - 7 comments

March 11

1 attending
1 maybe
FRI
16
Mar

Broadway Waltz

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]
Seattle, WA at Mitchell Activity Center at Seattle Central College, 7:20PM by clew - 5 comments

March 10

1 attending
8 maybe
SUN
25
Mar

Visiting San Francisco Mar 25

So I'm going to be in San Francisco for GDC, but I'm also staying for a few days afterwards, and would love to meet any local MeFites. Let's meet up in Union Square at noon on the 25th May. I will be wearing a bright green scarf.
San Francisco, CA at Union Square, 12PM by Zarkonnen - 17 comments

March 8

7 attending
6 maybe
SUN
25
Mar

DC FOODIES March Meetup Madness

OK, there isn't any actual madness, but this month, we're going to Golden Samovar in Rockville, MD for delicious Russian and Central Asian foods! (But didn't we just have Central Asian food last month, you ask? Yes, and we liked it! Why not more? Or you can just stick to the Eastern European options on the menu.) [more inside]
Rockville, MD at Golden Samovar Restaurant, 6:30PM by capricorn - 4 comments

March 7

12 attending
8 maybe
FRI
23
Mar

Friday night at the Jason George

Jessamyn is back again in Toronto! An excellent time to call another meetup =) [more inside]
Toronto, ON at The Jason George, 7PM by rat 'n loveseat - 26 comments

March 6

1 attending
1 maybe

filthy light thief comes to Little Rock

I'm coming to Arkansas, and I'm ready to rock a little (har) - I'll be in Little Rock from the afternoon of March 18, leaving on March 22. Who's around and about and wants to grab a bite? [more inside]

March 5

7 attending
2 maybe
WED
7
Mar

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Goat

First Wednesday is almost upon us, which means it's time for the monthly Chicago meetup! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Berghoff, 6PM by Iridic - 23 comments

4 attending
4 maybe
SAT
10
Mar

SSSCSSCC - The 2018 Primary Edition

As everybody who wrote postcards to voters until their hands cramped last month, the Illinois Primary is March 20th. Let's get together and discuss any questions we might have about the candidates and where our loyalties lie. Also BRUNCH! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Long Room, 11AM by MCMikeNamara - 4 comments

March 4

4 attending
1 maybe
WED
21
Mar

Out of My Basement: One Night Only

I'm playing a rare, short, solo opening set at my brother's record release event, and then playing in his band for the main show. Doors open at 8:30, show starts 9pm. $10 advance (tickets here), $12 at the door. [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Burdock, 8:30PM by chococat - 16 comments

March 1

10 attending
22 maybe
WED
28
Mar

zachlipton in NYC!

Hey New Yorkers! and nearby Connecticuters and Jerseyites! Delightful (and megathread-famous) Mefite zachlipton will be in town on the evening of Wednesday, March 28. Let's get drinks!

****UPDATE: Revival has apparently changed ownership and is now called Mercy (thanks to hoyland for the heads up). Same address - 129 East 15th Street. [more inside]
New York, NY at Revival, 6PM by lalex - 56 comments

February 26

13 attending
17 maybe
FRI
9
Mar

Let's Meet Up In San Francisco!

Join me, zerolives aka Phil, on Friday, March 9th at 5:30pm at Polo Grounds (Corner of 3rd and King) for beverages, pub food, and that witty mefi banter. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Polo Grounds, 5:30PM by zerolives - 29 comments

7 attending
4 maybe
SUN
11
Mar

NYC Knitting Meetup March 2018

It's baa-aaack! The second Sunday of each month seemed to work for y'all, so I'm cutting to the chase and posting it again. All fiber arts, all skill sets, and all projects (so long as they are portable) are welcome. We try to take over a spot on the balcony-type seating-area thing.
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 13 comments

February 25

3 attending
2 maybe
TUE
27
Feb

Answer Questions?

I like trivia, and so do you. Let's make the weekly game at G&D happen again.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon Pub, 8PM by ChrisR - 2 comments

9 attending
1 maybe
WED
28
Feb

Revenge of the Taters

We may not have defeated the Geek Bowl, but to be fair, we couldn't really hear anything where we were sitting. This week we return to Phoenix Landing, where the sound system and the beer are better, for Geeks Who Drink trivia. The Taters land Wednesday at 7pm.
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 7PM by DiscourseMarker - 9 comments

February 23

5 attending
6 maybe
SAT
3
Mar

San Diego drop-in dinner Hunan style

Hey, San Diego, who's up for dinner on Saturday, March 3 at Village Kitchen? (yelp, San Diego Reader review). I'm taking a long weekend vacation to visit friends in La Jolla, and would love to manage a mefi meetup too.
San Diego, CA at Village Kitchen, 6:30PM by oh yeah! - 8 comments

February 20

0 attending
0 maybe
SAT
10
Mar

Northern Nomads at Timbre Room

My band Northern Nomads (bandcamp, soundcloud, facebook) is playing Timbre Room! This is an early show, we go on about 8:30 pm.
Seattle, WA at Timbre Room, 6:30PM by Existential Dread - 0 comments

February 16

3 attending
0 maybe
TUE
20
Feb

George and the Dragon Trivia

Who's up for a trivia run next Tuesday? Lurkers? Anybody? Usual suspects?
Seattle, WA at George and The Dragon Pub, 8PM by clew - 4 comments

February 13

2 attending
5 maybe
FRI
23
Feb

My new band, at The Waypost!

Hey, Portland folks! I went and got myself in a band again—this one's called Pictures of Pictures—and we're playing a show on Friday the 23rd at The Waypost on N Williams. Show is at 8, we're headlining at 10. I even made a poster!
Portland, OR at The Waypost, 8PM by cortex - 8 comments

February 12

1 attending
0 maybe
THU
15
Feb

Northern Nomads at Barboza

Hey Seattle Mefites! My band Northern Nomads (bandcamp, soundcloud, facebook) is playing Barboza this Thursday with a great lineup of local synth pop bands. Doors at 7, first band at 7:30, we go on around 10:30. Come get groovy!
Seattle, WA at Barboza, 7:30PM by Existential Dread - 4 comments

February 8

5 attending
3 maybe
WED
7
Mar

Stockholm MeFite Dinner

Dinner in February was so fun that we are meeting up again. In March we will gather at Teatern in Ringen centrum near Skanstull subway station. Look for people wearing glasses, not wearing glasses, and a MetaFilter sign. If you get there early, feel free to grab a table for 6 or 8. If you can't be there exactly at 7 pm, no worries; drop by when you can. [more inside]
Sweden at Teatern, 7PM by Bella Donna - 11 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Madrid Mefi Meetup Feb 20th

Hola Metafilter Madrid, I will be in Madrid for a conference and have a free night on Tuesday February 20th. I'd love to meet any local Mefites or travelers for drinks or tapas downtown (I will be staying near Santo Domingo but can travel via metro). Feel free to propose a location.

February 7

8 attending
8 maybe
SAT
24
Feb

Hello Portland!

My journey has gotten me finally to the Pacific Northwest and I am slowly making my way up the coast. I should be in Portland on the 17th and I’m staying for a record breaking 2 weeks! I have long wanted to visit this hotbed of Metafilter, can we all get together for drinks or food or, I don’t know, it’s your city, you tell me where and when!
Portland, OR at St. John’s Beer Porch, 5PM by mygothlaundry - 32 comments

6 attending
4 maybe
SAT
24
Feb

DC FOODIES take to the Silk Road

For our next foodie adventure, we're heading to the Xinjiang region of northwest China to try some Uyghur food. Actually wait, no, we're heading to Dolan Uyghur Restaurant just outside the Cleveland Park metro, which hopefully should be a shorter trip for most of us... [more inside]
Washington, DC at Dolan Uyghur Restaurant, 7:30PM by capricorn - 5 comments

February 6

4 attending
0 maybe
FRI
25
May

WisCon 42

May 25-28, 2018: WisCon is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are Saladin Ahmed and Tananarive Due. WisCon features smart, funny conversations, interesting sessions you can sign up to participate in, great accessibility and affordability, and more; here's more on the environs, the con, the crowd, other attractions, etc. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, gaming, readings, poetry, a dealer's room to buy stuff, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, a Member Assistance Fund for people who need financial help to attend, safer spaces for people of color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress. [more inside]
Madison, WI at Madison Concourse Hotel, 12PM by brainwane - 0 comments

February 4

0 attending
2 maybe

Reno/Tahoe Meetup?

Is there anyone in the Reno/Tahoe area who'd be interested in a meetup? [more inside]

February 3

2 attending
0 maybe
SAT
10
Feb

St. Paul trivia time

Either 8:00 Wednesday night at Ox Cart Ale House in Lowertown or 6:00 Saturday at the Summit taproom. [more inside]
Saint Paul, MN at Summit Beer Hall, 6PM by Flannery Culp - 7 comments

February 2

0 attending
1 maybe

Saya mau teman!

I will be in Jakarta for several weeks beginning February 12, followed by about a month in western Kalimantan. Anybody in Indonesia want to get together?