The small natural history museum I work at is looking for a way to let visitors tag photos on instagram (or twitter, or facebook, or whatever, but instagram is the one they asked me about) with a hashtag about our upcoming temporary exhibit, to be displayed on a 60" display in the gallery. The exhibit opens next week. The service we used for this last time shut down last week. All the other services I can find either have no moderation tools or are super expensive. Help? [more inside]
Birthday wish for my wife: Is it possible to get tickets to, or when does one need to show up to get into a NH Democratic Town hall when one is a Democrat in MA? [more inside]
I'm on a committee that is being asked for a grant of $10,000 to produce a 3-hour continuing education program for lawyers. The venue is free of charge, and the speakers will be members of the bar association sponsoring it, so I assume they are not charging either. The bar will not charge admission; they will make the program streamable from their website. [more inside]
I need help coming up with an event/obstacle for a high school adventure race/obstacle course. Details and complications inside! [more inside]
We have booked a big room for our wedding, and I would like to produce a professional looking room plan. Any suggestions for good software? What do event planners use? I have experience with drafting software but only expensive programs like AutoCAD that I don't currently have access to. Mac or PC is fine.
I'm helping publicize an event via Facebook and print fliers. I would love to be able to include a URL for the Facebook event on the fliers, but the one that Facebook provides is a long string of nonsense. [more inside]
What outside-the-box-color nail polish would best accent a black cocktail dress (with silver accent beading) and silver shoes? [more inside]
I volunteered to plan an event for Saturday, 3/29 that will include dinner for about 40 adults. For the most part, planning is in good shape, but we still need a caterer. We're probably looking at a budget of $300-400, serving around 9pm, no booze. There may be a possibility of using the venue's caterer, but I want to get a feel for fallback options. Anyone out there have a good caterer for me, or advice around hiring caterers in general? I have never done this before.
Know of any fun activities for the weekend of 11/22-11/24 somewhere around NYC? [more inside]
History/literature freak here. For the longest time, I've harbored a secret desire to go, in full costume, to an "historical" event that was 100% historically accurate. Where should I look? [more inside]
My mother recently passed away and we are looking to rent out a function space to have a gathering for 25-30 friends and relatives to get together, have a little lunch, trade stories, and generally remember her. Low-key is the general idea. Looking for recommendation for locations (hotels, inns, converted barns, restaurants) around North Orange County, California — or web resources that will have good listing of the same. [more inside]
Live streaming video from Conference-setting in Dallas. Advice? [more inside]
I really want to watch Eurovision on Saturday! Ideally, I'd like to do it in a divey bar, possibly a divey gay bar. Is it possible to live my dream in Montreal? [more inside]
Help name this event: It's a day long event starting with an art show, leading into an evening of music and experiential art, and it's aim is to celebrate the creative works of those with mental illness. The higher goal is to destigmatize mental illness and educate attendees about the services available in the community. I like Revisionary Ball but someone else has claimed "Revisionary". Any ideas out there?
K. So my big 3-0 birthday is on Saturday, December 8th, and I'm looking for a good place in Portland (like a semi-private event room in a resturant/bar) to host folks for several hours. Let's say 7-10pm. More specifications inside... [more inside]
The Situation Room. Mission Control. The Batcave. Give me some more super-important-room names. [more inside]
When should you cancel an outdoor event because of rain? When the chance of rain is 50%? 75%? When there is a little lightning bolt in the picture? [more inside]
Where in Austin can I host 25-45 people for boardgaming between 1-6 PM that will cost me less than $300? [more inside]
Do you have recommendations for caterer in the Baltimore, MD area for my sister's wedding? [more inside]
I'm trying to find something offbeat/curious/adventurous/ quaint to do in Europe in mid-July. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I am on the planning committee of an annual event held by my grad program in which the students and faculty do various activities and performances, play games, and generally make fun of each other. I need some ideas, preferably involving laughter and/or making the faculty do slightly embarrassing stuff. [more inside]
Is it possible to 'unrespond' to an event on Facebook? [more inside]
I think I want to throw myself a 30th birthday party in NYC next month. Help me find the perfect venue. [more inside]
Experience good or bad using third party ticket sellers like Stub Hub or Ticket Triangle? [more inside]
Any ideas for a fun/quirky/smart/unusual New Year's Eve function in DC? Failing that, a hangout in DC that's laid-back and fits the above adjectives?
I have a three year anniversary coming up on 12/01 and I want to make it extra wonderful. I will be in Berkeley/Oakland. Does MeFi have any great ideas? [more inside]
I'm turning 30 this year, and my birthday is between Christmas and New Years. I live in central California, and may not have a lot of time for vacation. I want to do something interesting. What would you recommend to do in (central-ish) California, or possibly the greater West Coast, in the end of December? Sights to see, food to eat, events to attend? Lots of thoughts inside. [more inside]
Looking for Local happenings blogs like Seattlest and company, but for the Eastside. Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Bothell, Renton, Woodenville and the surrounding areas [more inside]
My Thunderbird/Lightning combo has been behaving oddly ever since a failed attempt to create a repeating event yesterday. It wiped out all events for March and stalls whenever I launch it now, although once launched, it seems to work smoothly. I've been able to add non-repeating events back into March and they are staying in place. My profile is backed up. What next? [more inside]
Wedding liability insurance. We're hosting a ceremony at a local school, and they require liability insurance for the day of the event at $100K. [more inside]
I need to find a really nice and tasteful executive-type gift (in the $100-150 range) that distinctively symbolizes Colorado in some way, but I’m having a hard time finding something suitable. [more inside]