ATTENTION POOR MEFITES: YOU ARE ALSO WELCOME. DONATIONS ARE OPTIONAL I am leaving the country. Literally. I am having MeFite-Only Moving Sale. In honour of MetaFilter's own jessamyn, all proceeds go to Food Not Bombs. Link to photos; there's more than is pictured. This is a name-your-own-price event. I've got everything from household goods, to books, to ephemera, to wacky curiosities, to baby stuff, etc. [more inside]
Socialize With The Socialists! Holiday Party and concert featuring dreamwave band Sounds Of Ceres (music video) and decor by yours truly in the legendary (underground but actually above ground ) music venue. 8pm-12. 20$ suggested. Quieter bar area available, brief speeches by local DSA politicians, and lots of merch and camaraderie. Facebook. Pre-Order tickets on Eventbrite
So--I did this last year, and it was both fun and fucking freezing. A ton of us line up by the water's edge at the Potomac River in National Harbor on a cold January morning... and jump in! Why? To keep winter cold! [more inside]
The Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things is a social-mixer-disguised-as-a-slow-dance-club that welcomes dancers and non-dancers of all skill levels to share in a night of song-length social vignettes. Upon entry, attendees are given a dance card with 21 spots for 21 songs. Fill your card with friends, with strangers, with secret crushes, with future besties. That's 21 chances to be present and connect with a dance partner for the length of a simple, 3.5 minute serenade. All proceeds go to benefit Figment Oakland. See you soon, and save us a dance.
Looking to hang out with Mefites and support charity at the same time? Come to Audubon and support cancer research! [more inside]
I'm walking in the 30th Annual Hunger Walk to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Deborah's Place. Join me (or donate)! [more inside]
You may remember this question. The time has come for me and misskaz to have our heads shaved for St. Baldrick's with the team name you helped us pick. [more inside]
My crew, Pirates For Sail, is helping raise money for RAINN. All tips and a portion of all CD sales will be donated. Come drink, enjoy some great live pirate music and bellydancing, and help raise funds for a good cause!
For the third time, my daughter will be attending the Girls Rock! DC summer camp. The camper showcase is again at the 9:30 Club, at 11 am on Saturday, August 14. You should come. [more inside]