Washington DC meetup. June 7, 2006 1:49 AM   Subscribe

Saturday D.C. meetup reminder! 8 pm at Uno's. Plus, anyone else with a glacier fetish is encouraged to join us beforehand for the 6:10 showing of An Inconvenient Truth at the Georgetown Loews.
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:49 AM (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The film is billed at 1 hour 35 minutes, so if you add 15 minutes of previews, it should let out at 8 on the nose. And if there's strong objections to Uno's, no prob; I just picked it because it seemed neutral enough and was the closest to the theater of the spots mentioned in the other thread.

Also- I'm from Pittsburgh, where there's meters everywhere. What's the easiest way to park nearby? I'm coming straight from a rehearsal, and won't have time to hunt around.
posted by gsteff at 1:54 AM on June 7, 2006

mmm, pizza.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 4:53 AM on June 7, 2006

Saturday in Georgetown, around 5:30? Parking could be tough... There is a decent amount of on-street parking, but I'm guessing most spots will be taken. There are a couple garages in Georgetown on M St. (unfortunately I'm drawing a blank on where exactly they are).

Actually, I just checked the Washington Post:

And, to the relief of anyone who's ever tried to park in Georgetown, there is an underground garage and Loews staff will validate patrons' tickets.
posted by inigo2 at 7:09 AM on June 7, 2006

Darn, out of town....
posted by mojohand at 7:52 AM on June 7, 2006

You must not schlepp yourselves to Georgetown on a Saturday night to eat at fucking Uno's. I simply won't allow it. C'mon, can anyone suggest something a bit more interesting? (actually, I have plans for that night, anyway, else I'd likely come, Uno's or not. But, seriously, come ON, Uno's? Prince Cafe is right around the corner, has decent food, and a hookah bar!)
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:15 AM on June 7, 2006

I only suggested Uno's because it's cheap and easy to find :)
posted by empath at 8:31 AM on June 7, 2006

As far as parking-- there is the garage next to the theater, there is metered parking on the same street the theater is on, and there is a pay parking lot there as well.

One can also metro to either the Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom stops and take the shuttle . It's 50 cents, and one of them actually drops you off right in front of the movie theater.
posted by empath at 8:34 AM on June 7, 2006

I'm quite happy with Uno's . . . maybe followed up with a trip to the hookah bar.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:34 AM on June 7, 2006

empath, I took that shuttle the other day and I swear it was $1.50...hmm.... Their website says $1.00, though.
posted by inigo2 at 8:47 AM on June 7, 2006

I'm quite happy with Uno's
And to think, I was going to offer you my extra anus...
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:50 AM on June 7, 2006

posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:55 AM on June 7, 2006


That reminds of the episode of the Office where Michael goes to New York and goes by his favorite authentic New York pizza joint for a New York slice... Sbarro's.

I'm certainly no expert on Georgetown since I haven't been there it far too long of a time, but I do have fond memories of Martin's Tavern from when I used to be up there.
posted by dios at 9:26 AM on June 7, 2006

inigo2, the website says $1.00, but the signs in the shuttles say $1.50 now. I believe if you take a bus transfer ticket from a Metro station if you're coming that way it's only $0.35 (on the website) or maybe $0.50 now.

For other locations, there's always Pizzeria Paradiso (I won't be able to make it though). Pretty good, but slightly expensive pizza. No idea how busy it is Saturday night though. Great beer selection.
posted by skynxnex at 10:29 AM on June 7, 2006

Can't make it this weekend, but you all have fun and take photos.
posted by brownpau at 10:54 AM on June 7, 2006

skynxnex, I was gonna mention Paradiso, but I think it does get pretty crowded Saturday nights (at least, last time I was there).

And $1.50 for that bus stinks...might as well take a regular bus at that point...
posted by inigo2 at 11:00 AM on June 7, 2006

I'm fine with any of the places suggested. I'd probably vote for Pizzeria Paradiso, but its all good.
posted by gsteff at 11:17 AM on June 7, 2006

Ack, didn't see inigo2's post. I'm neutral. Someone else who's attending choose.
posted by gsteff at 11:22 AM on June 7, 2006

Sure there are lots of places in G'town that aren't chains, but on a Saturday night I'd just as soon not have to scream over the sound of frat boys and summer interns with fake I.D.s
posted by ereshkigal45 at 11:30 AM on June 7, 2006

Cool... I guess we'll keep it at Uno's then, but will caustically criticize the decor in your memory, mrmoonpie. As for the film, I'm not sure when I'm going to get there, but if I make it a few minutes early, I'll try to meet people inside the lobby. I'll wear blue (though Carolina, not MeFi).
posted by gsteff at 12:25 PM on June 7, 2006

Eeek, I'm out for the movie, but I still be at the meetup.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:06 PM on June 7, 2006

New mefi member, about 45 minutes out of DC. I might show depending on other factors that aren't yet determined, but can anyone offer anything in the way of "this is what it's likely to be like/about/etc?"
posted by Alterscape at 1:14 PM on June 7, 2006

You mean like this or like this?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:43 PM on June 7, 2006

Oh! I wish I could come, I should check MetaTalk more often, I have World Cup watching/barbecueing plans. Next time...
posted by echo0720 at 1:53 PM on June 7, 2006

Damn... I wish I'd known this was such a bad day for people. Next time!
posted by gsteff at 1:58 PM on June 7, 2006

I'll be there! I've never been to an Uno's, so it will be fresh and exotic for me. How will we meet up at the theater?
posted by footnote at 5:33 PM on June 7, 2006

I'm going to try to get there 15 minutes early and will try to be visible in the lobby. I've never been to the theater before, but the WaPo article above says there's a big smokestack, of all things, in the center of the lobby. I'll hang out near it, trying to look liberal.
posted by gsteff at 6:56 PM on June 7, 2006

And the secret password is pancakes. Shoot all imposters.
posted by gsteff at 6:59 PM on June 7, 2006

I think I can make it. I've never been to Uno's either...hurrah for new experiences. Or something.
posted by youcancallmeal at 2:31 AM on June 8, 2006

The universe is jerking my chain. I won't be in SF soon enough for their meet-up but I'll be there by this Sat!

Have fun.
posted by phearlez at 2:22 PM on June 8, 2006

Hey, if anyone was looking for us in Uno's and couldn't find us, sorry- we (footnote and I) picked a visible table and put up a MeFi sign, but it was kinda small. Hopefully we'll be able to do another of these sometime, on a more convenient day.
posted by gsteff at 9:52 PM on June 10, 2006

I was looking and couldn't find you. :(
posted by ereshkigal45 at 12:03 AM on June 11, 2006

I couldn't find you either. What time did you get there?
posted by If I Had An Anus at 4:40 AM on June 11, 2006

Oh no! We got there a little past 8 and gave the hostess clear instructions, or so we thought... We'll have to try it again later in the summer.

The global warming movie was good. I'm totally voting for Al Gore.
posted by footnote at 10:42 AM on June 11, 2006

I'm crushed that I didn't get to meet IIHAA. Crushed.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 8:30 PM on June 11, 2006

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