SF Bay Area Inaugural Meetup? January 16, 2009 12:40 AM   Subscribe

Any MeFites want to get together on Tuesday the 20th in the SF bay area and celebrate the day together? Preferably near a media source? And beverages?
posted by iamkimiam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:40 AM (15 comments total)

I'm unemployed and always looking for a reason to drink. Where should we meet? I like the Dovre!
posted by bendy at 1:14 AM on January 16, 2009

posted by alexei at 3:03 AM on January 16, 2009

This could well be done! Unless by "celebrate the day" you mean....daytime. Because in that case, I'll be stuck at work, watching all the inaugural stuff there.
posted by rtha at 5:44 AM on January 16, 2009

President-Elect Obama takes the oath at 9am Tuesday local time, if I'm reading the schedule correctly. I'm off Monday for MLK, but not Tuesday.

I think I'll ask if anyone's bringing in a television.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:05 AM on January 16, 2009

Hulu is streaming the inauguration live for those who have one of these PC-things.
posted by GuyZero at 10:34 AM on January 16, 2009

Helpful related question for others "working" Tuesday morning.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:35 AM on January 16, 2009

Well, I'm sure there are lots of all-day-and-night celebrations scheduled. I know here in in the hot, hot NOPA the Poleng Lounge is officially partying-- prizes for wearing your campaign tee or dressing as your favorite president!
posted by obloquy at 9:56 PM on January 16, 2009

Possibly! What sort of timing are you thinking of?
posted by needs more cowbell at 8:13 AM on January 18, 2009

Here's what I found for morning events so far:

Presidential Inauguration Simulcast – Civic Center. Free with donation of new socks or underwear. 7am - noon.

Free public screening at UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza. Light refreshments served. Rain or shine event. 7:30 - 11 am.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in SF is doing a parade and lawn thing with two jumbotrons. 8am - 2pm.
For the evening:

Electric Works and San Francisco Food Bank present An Inaugural Ball. $10 suggested donation. Door proceeds from this Inaugural Ball benefit the San Francisco Food Bank. As befits a presidential swearing-in, formal attire is suggested. If you're coming straight from work, no worries: with changing rooms and a lending library of borrowed finery available, there's no excuse not to dress to impress.

Rock for Barack. Paradise Lounge has got super drink specials so everyone can "Drink for Change" featuring .99 cent drafts and .99 cent well drinks from 6-9pm. $10 donation at the door with proceeds going to Glide Foundation of San Francisco.
Anybody know of other things going on around here? I'm open to anything and have the whole day free!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:33 PM on January 18, 2009

Well, hell. I work a block away from the Yerba Buena Gardens, so I might just have to go check that out. My office is airing the broadcast in our board room just to assuage network load caused by people streaming to their desktops, so I doubt anyone will care if I take my viewing offsite. If anyone else is in the area, we could arrange a meet-up spot.
posted by team lowkey at 2:29 PM on January 18, 2009

I'll be at Yerba Buena. If anybody wants to meet up, email me or text me (iamkimiam) on Twitter. :)

Not sure where to after.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:36 PM on January 19, 2009

Damn, looks like I can't actually go. Work emergency.
posted by team lowkey at 8:20 AM on January 20, 2009

Anyone for a beer or two tonight? I'm in the Richmond, but will bike out to wherever.
posted by alexei at 6:30 PM on January 20, 2009

I may be somewhere in Lower Haight around 9:30 or 10 ... mefi mail for contact info.
posted by R343L at 8:00 PM on January 20, 2009

And also at this: http://www.cora.org/ObamaParty.htm in about 10-15 minutes.
posted by R343L at 8:01 PM on January 20, 2009

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