The Cabinet of Dr. MetaFilter September 10, 2009 4:21 PM   Subscribe

New* to the Houston area, and I want to meet you, Houston MeFites!

I <3 Discovery Green, which will also play host to a free silent movie concert that evening: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, featuring Two Star Symphony.

We could start meeting up on the Green for a picnic and hanging out (or ultimate frisbee or people watching or making grass angels or whatever people do in public spaces like that) around 6, watch the movie at 8 and then when it's done at 9ish, relocate to a more typical-Friday-night-hang-out-spot.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Interest? Curiosity? Bueller? Total opposition?

*I'm not really new. I grew up in Galveston and went to UH for undergrad. But I've been living in Philadelphia for five years, so I might as well be a Martian for all I know about the area now. Also, everyone I knew here has blown away in a hurricane or something. So I need to meet some new, awesome, local people. That's you.
posted by greekphilosophy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:21 PM (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

That sounds like a lot of fun! I'm in!

That's Friday, Oct. 16 for those who are looking it up...
posted by Houstonian at 4:44 PM on September 10, 2009


Yeah, when a mod rescues this post from my own ill-thought-through formatting, that'll appear in the original text.

Also: Yay!
posted by greekphilosophy at 4:50 PM on September 10, 2009


Oh I love this! I want to meet you too greekphilosophy! Count me in. (Kate)
posted by dog food sugar at 9:14 PM on September 10, 2009


I'll be half way around the globe visiting in-laws then, but welcome back to H-town. One of these centuries I'll make it out to a MeFi (TM) branded event.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:52 PM on September 10, 2009


Yay, I'm not the one calling a Houston meetup for once!

...but I'm flying out of town that particular afternoon. Sadface.
posted by casarkos at 1:40 AM on September 11, 2009


I'm there! and pomegranate seed will most likely join as well.
posted by pomegranate at 4:14 AM on September 11, 2009


This might be fun, never been there myself.
posted by mrbill at 9:52 AM on September 11, 2009


In! I was bummed to miss the one last weekend with Golden Arm Trio. Love me some Graham Reynolds.
posted by *s at 10:04 AM on September 11, 2009


I might make it down to Houston if there are festivities happening. If only I knew of somewhere to stay in Galveston.....
posted by katemonster at 4:26 PM on September 11, 2009


You're in luck *s, since Golden Arm Trio is coming back in November for the one on the 6th.

And you're in luck casarkos, I like MeFi meetups, so you'll have a partner in crime to get them happening regularly!

Looks like we have ignition, with at least a handful of interest, so I'll go ahead and sidebar this, but we should discuss things like where to head after the movie for some indoor hanging out! (Which I suspect should be considered the rain location anyway.) For that, I am useless. The last time I resided here, there wasn't even a light rail system...

I'll bring a sign that identifies us as nerds. It'll either be the MetaFilter logo, or the word "NERDS!" in big block letters. I haven't decided yet. Also, let's run this as a BYOWhatever shindig. Bring something to share, be it beverage, beach ball, blanket or...food. Sorry, I hate alliteration.
posted by greekphilosophy at 4:33 PM on September 11, 2009


Discovery Green would do find if it rains, too - they have nice drinks inside at the Grove.
posted by pomegranate at 5:16 AM on September 12, 2009


grr....I have an exam the following morning so it's probably a no-go for me. :( I'm disappointed I missed the previous one - I'm determined to make a Houston Mefi Meetup someday!

Still, I'll keep an eye on this thread in case I can pop in for a quick hi.
posted by yeoja at 8:24 AM on September 16, 2009


Hey it looks like i'll be in town visiting family this weekend. I'll try to make it.
posted by Pants! at 8:42 AM on October 11, 2009


So we're less than a week away. Everyone excited? I am.
posted by greekphilosophy at 9:03 PM on October 11, 2009


I'm looking forward to this too. I'll probably just come straight from work around 7:30 8ish. Hopefully the husband, robot rex (willy) can come too.
posted by dog food sugar at 10:02 PM on October 13, 2009


Aw! The day the wife and I fly out of town is the day MeFites comes out to play in Houston. Bummed. Next time fo sho.
posted by Ridge at 8:16 PM on October 14, 2009


So Will and I (Kate) will both be there around 7:30 - 8-ish after I get off work! Yay!
posted by dog food sugar at 7:28 PM on October 15, 2009


I'll be leaving from Galveston around 5:30/6 if I'm lucky. So I'll be out with a blanket, MetaFilter sign, and some snacks by around 7. Looks like we're going to have great weather!
posted by greekphilosophy at 8:34 AM on October 16, 2009


Frak. Wanted to come meet y'all but the tickle in the back of my throat is telling me to take it easy and not spread my germs. Next time for sure!
posted by Gridlock Joe at 1:31 PM on October 16, 2009


So willy and are late of course. Can't see you all and don't want to walk in front of everyone so we're 4 trees back on the Hilton side sitting on the grass. Maybe we'll meet up after the movie. Thismusic is quite fun.
posted by dog food sugar at 6:18 PM on October 16, 2009


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