Meetup with Nina Simone, awesomeness March 6, 2010 2:42 PM   Subscribe

Manhattan/Montreux Meetup! Join me for an evening with Nina Simone at Montreux in 1976, hosted by our very own hermitosis.

Continuing our March meetup madness, I'm going to hermitosis's screening of The Rise and Fall of Nina Simone: Montreux 1976 at 92Y Tribeca on Friday, March 26 at 8:00pm (description and tickets). I want other mefites to come too!

Imagine how amazing this film will be with drinks and friends. It will be more amazing than you can possibly imagine.
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:42 PM (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I don't think I can make it this year, but I went to last year's screening and it was phenomenal! hermitosis is a great host!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:56 PM on March 6, 2010

Man I would go to this in a second. Damn me for not being in NYC on the 26th.
posted by chococat at 5:16 PM on March 6, 2010

I am in. This looks awesome.
posted by zoomorphic at 5:46 PM on March 6, 2010

Looks fun, but unfortunately I've promised myself elsewhere.

PS: No matter how amazing, I think a double-sidebar is a little gratuitous, no?
posted by griphus at 7:01 PM on March 6, 2010

Huh? I only sidebarred it once. (The "NYC" one, if anyone cares.) I'll ask a mod to fix.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:50 PM on March 6, 2010

Whoops, forgot to close the [being clever, not dickish] tag.
posted by griphus at 8:20 PM on March 6, 2010

posted by brujita at 10:41 PM on March 6, 2010

It might be possible.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:03 AM on March 7, 2010 [1 favorite]

Providing I don't get held up at immigration, I'll be in town that night - and there to check it out.
posted by gman at 8:26 AM on March 8, 2010

wait, hermitosis made a movie about nina simone?

she's... she's my favorite! you are even cooler than I originally thought!
posted by shmegegge at 10:39 AM on March 8, 2010

oh fuck! i'm going to be on a business trip! not fucking fair!
posted by shmegegge at 10:40 AM on March 8, 2010

He didn't make the film, but he will be making the awesome evening of entertainment that will accompany it.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:00 AM on March 8, 2010

That sounds great. I want to make it but won't know if I can until later. Is there any risk of it selling out?
posted by greta simone at 2:39 PM on March 8, 2010

Thanks to everyone who wants to come, regardless of whether they can. I'm really looking forward to this, the 92YTribeca space is incredible and has a cafe and everything.

I suspect there is a risk of it selling out -- it's hard for me to gauge how effective the venue's publicity outreach is because I've never worked with them before, but the space holds 75 and the other performers and I are already trying to round up as many people as possible. Hard to say I guess, but I'm going to purchase a few tickets myself to hold onto in case of a sell-out, so if you run into a problem, message me.

I am pretty sure I first heard about this concert film on MetaFilter, and sought it out in its entirety because of clips that were posted here. It's pretty amazing to think that this screening (which I hope will become an annual event) is a product of my time here. What can I say? Between New York City, MetaFilter, and Her Royal Weirdness (Queen Nina), I shall never want for entertainment and wonder. I'll be so glad to have some mefites in the house!
posted by hermitosis at 10:33 PM on March 9, 2010 [2 favorites]

I am in and I have tickets and I am excited! I miss you guys. I am still alive, btw.
posted by rmless at 8:55 AM on March 10, 2010

Just bought our tickets. Can't wait!
posted by zoomorphic at 8:46 AM on March 15, 2010

I love Nina Simone, but I blew my show budget on John Zorn. I need to get my test-tubes and clone up their love-child somehow.
posted by fuq at 6:56 AM on March 20, 2010

Oh poopsicle. I didn't notice this before I posted my own and now maybe I'm meeting some friends on Friday night. I love Nina Simone like she was an ocean and I was a desert. This sounds like an amazing night.

I'm gonna do my darnedest to plan things so that I can go to this.
posted by Kattullus at 9:12 PM on March 20, 2010

OMG, Kattullus. Would love to see you somehow -- I'll check to see what other impromptu meetup plans I might be able to align with this weekend in case you can't make it.

I'm meeting some friends on Friday night.

Bring 'em!

Also, for fuq and anyone else for whom a ticket price might be an absolute dealbreaker, message me privately and I'll let you know if I can scratch together a discount code or even comps.
posted by hermitosis at 10:58 PM on March 20, 2010

Things are somewhat up in the air, but hopefully things will align so that I can come to this, with or without friends.
posted by Kattullus at 11:11 PM on March 20, 2010

The show is officially sold out! Anyone who wants to come but hasn't gotten tickets yet, please message me.
posted by hermitosis at 1:08 PM on March 23, 2010

Ah damn! Things are still up in the air. I guess I'll have to bow out.
posted by Kattullus at 7:22 PM on March 23, 2010

Bought my ticket just in time!
posted by brujita at 10:30 PM on March 23, 2010

Kattullus, let me know later if you wind up being able to come -- the house has probably set aside a few tickets for press and what-not that might go unused, I'll know more closer to the show.
posted by hermitosis at 7:06 AM on March 24, 2010

Yeah, one of my friends I can only see Friday at another event. I was pretty damn excited about this too. Drat!
posted by Kattullus at 10:07 PM on March 24, 2010

Count me as one of the insanely jealous. When is this screening in LA?
posted by phaedon at 5:38 PM on March 25, 2010

I'll have whatever Nina's having, but half.
posted by fuq at 2:36 AM on March 27, 2010 [3 favorites]

Man, I was so grateful to see you guys. Got to chat a bit in the afters with some of you, not as much as I'd hoped. I'll try to make it over to Meetup B this evening.
posted by hermitosis at 2:21 PM on March 27, 2010

still pissed I'm not there. just sayin'.
posted by shmegegge at 4:24 PM on March 27, 2010

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