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Wandering Kids at a Exhibition

A recent AskMe thread and this answer in particular has me re-examining an experience I had a while back, when exhibiting at a show. One of the other exhibitors had her four-year-old child along. I'm sure that if she had any other choice she would have left her child at home. But I kept feeling like her attitude about her child and their impact on the rest of the show and the other exhibitors was....lax? And I'm trying to figure out if I'm being an unfair childless jerk. In part because I hope to have my own kids someday, and if I do, I may very well be in her same position. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2013 - 32 answers

Gift ideas for my mom, Pittsburgh edition

I know there's a strong 'burgh contingent here, so I'm hoping you can help me brainstorm a birthday present for my mom. She has had a busy year as a caretaker - she started the year on the west coast with me welcoming her new granddaughter & helping me recover from a c/section. There's been a few trips back to the midwest to help my grandmother with health issues and then cleaning out her parents house of 60+ years. On top of that my dad had surgery about a month ago. If that isn't enough on her plate she and my father have spent the last 3 years renovating a house, they finally moved in this summer but I don't think she's been there more than 2 weeks at any time. A lot of unexpected travel, some assorted business issues, trips getting extended due to unforeseen circumstances, etc. It obviously hasn't all been bad (new house! new grandbaby!) but I think she needs some time to recharge herself. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by snowymorninblues on Oct 31, 2013 - 5 answers

Things To Do In Paris Over The Holidays?

I will be in Paris for a week and some change between Christmas and New Years. I've been before so I know all the standard tourist spots- but I know the holiday season will mess up openings and closings so I'm interested in fun, interesting things and places ...that will be open. Ideally looking for performances, music, English-language theater, etc. I'll be traveling with a classical musician with a fondness for opera, so looking for things along those lines. Any seasonally specific events or things I shouldn't miss?
posted by The Whelk on Oct 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Crowd Activations for Event

Hey, Hive-minded: Please help me brainstorm a list of large scale, crowd activated activities for an event/concert/festival setting. Twitter walls, dynamically color changing beach balls, kiss cams... the more interactive the better, but anything that brings the audience together with a unified activity they could be part of or featured in.
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Good events/things to do in NYC as nerdy, arty tourists in October?

We hit the Met and the Society of Illustrators Museum the last time we were in this fair city and loved them; can the hivemind suggest events or other semi-touristy things to see that will be going on between the 13th-15th of October for a couple to do? We enjoyed the EMP Museum in Seattle, and the Huntington Gardens in LA; we're occasional swing dancers and fire spinners, so we might like something dance or circus-oriented, and I'm up for most classical/representative art museums or nice areas to amble outside.
posted by tautological on Sep 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Unique events with friends/family members?

What kinds of offbeat/unique things do you do (or have you done) on a regular or irregular basis with your friends or family members? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Jul 9, 2013 - 35 answers

Promote a literary event in NYC (Gowanus, Brooklyn) on short notice?

I would like to spread the word on a release party of sorts for a small publication that specializes in experimental poetry, literature, and conceptual writing. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Jun 10, 2013 - 5 answers

All the world's a book, and all the men and women merely characters

Recommend novels to help me learn more about the world! [more inside]
posted by therumsgone on Apr 16, 2013 - 29 answers

Better response rate: direct email questions or an online survey?

I would like to follow up with participants from two recent leadership workshops, to get an idea of how they have incorporated what they learned, or how they have moved up in their careers (librarianship, if it matters), etc. Would I get better results if I emailed each participant directly and asked for their input via email, in a narrative form, or ask them to complete an online survey? [more inside]
posted by crepeMyrtle on Apr 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Weird Auckland?

I've lived in Auckland (on the Shore) for a year, and I've seen all the really popular touristy stuff (the Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, the War Memorial Museum, etc). Now I'm wanting to find the fun weird stuff that locals know about. Like if Auckland had a UFO museum (it does not, to the best of my knowledge)? That's the sort of thing I mean. Any suggestions? Can be places to go, things to do, stuff to eat, whatever. Anything outside Auckland is okay too as long as it's not, say, more than an hour or so's drive away.
posted by supercrayon on Apr 1, 2013 - 7 answers

What's cool in Manhattan on Wednesday?

A friend of mine and I have managed to both get this Wednesday (27-March-2013) off from work. She lives in Long Island and I live in New Jersey, so Manhattan seemed like a good middle ground to get together. The point is mostly to hang out and see each other, but we'd also like to visit whatever interesting things that might be around. My cleverest thought at this point is the Museum of Natural History, or to just wander and let serendipity happen. Are there any cool happenings Wednesday afternoon or evening I should keep in mind? Especially nifty lunch spots we might not have thought of?
posted by Karmakaze on Mar 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me identify a neighbourhood to stay in Manhattan for a vacation

My family is going on vacation to New York in june for 9 days. We want to find a nice apartment in airbnb, but we have no clue on what would be an appropiate neighbourhood. My parents are over 60, don't speak the language, and want to do all the tourist-y things, so location is very important. My brothers and I are laid back and want to enjoy city life so we are looking for a neighbourhood with interesting things to do. [more inside]
posted by valdesm on Feb 26, 2013 - 25 answers

This weekend in Ess Eff

I'm going to be in The City aka Ess Eff aka San Francisco this weekend. Are there any must-see events, exhibits, performances, etc. going on? Where would I look to find this information in the future? Are the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly even still published?
posted by entropicamericana on Feb 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Taking advantage of the ticket scalpers via proximity

Will onsite ticket sellers (scalpers) give discounts to buyers after a sporting event has begun? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jan 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Finding quality events when traveling.

This is kind of a search question. If you were going somewhere and wanted to know what interesting/fun events might be going on there how would you search for it? What sites would you use? What strategy would you take to figure out what was something significant vs something small and local? How would you assess the quality and what event categories do you think would be useful? If you could use some sort of data mining and could have the computer do some of the work what would you do in addition/ instead? For example, would you mine twitter feeds or facebook pages?
posted by blueyellow on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

How should I set appropriate boundaries and working structure as a freelancer?

I'm a freelancer. How do I handle this particular client who may be undervaluing my work and time, and overstepping some boundaries? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2012 - 29 answers

Help Me Throw the Best Birthday Party Ever

One of the downsides of being born in mid-January is that it's always snowing, which leads to a certain inertia when it comes to birthday parties. People don't like to expend the effort to come to a birthday until they think it's going to be exceptionally fun. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Dec 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Dealing with a Toxic Sibling

How do you deal with a toxic sibling who ruins every family event? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Where to go with a car near Dublin and Cork?

Driving Around Dublin: SO and I will be visiting Ireland (Dublin and Cork) for about a week and half right after Christmas and we'll have a car. What are some fun, interesting day trips from the two cities (or stops along the way between them?) [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me find this site!!!!!!

A funny Website where people post real life true stories and events in their life??????????????? [more inside]
posted by flexiverse on Nov 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Madrid and Paris events late October 2012

I'm visiting Madrid from 25 October till 1 November and Paris from 1 till 5 November. Any suggestions for evening entertainment such as raves or halloween parties? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Oct 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find an events website!

Please help me find a website I used last week that shows you public Facebook events for your city, broken down by date, and - rather uniquely for such websites - lists the confirmed attendees by their self-selected Facebook gender! When you clicked on an event, it would pull up a map, and a list of the attendees, and then give you the option to click through to the Facebook event page. It was such a great resource and it's killing me to not be able to find it anymore!
posted by texano on Oct 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Hot happenings in Queens?

Where can I find event listings for the greater Queens area? Before I moved to Queens, I would check out places like Time Out NY, the skint, and Nonsense NYC to find interesting things to do on the weekends. But now I'm realizing just how Manhattan- and Brooklyn-centric the listings are. Does anyone know of any good sources for more local events? (We have a car, so Long Island resources are welcome too.) Or do I just suck it up and ride the F train 25 stops to go where the good stuff is happening?
posted by Neely O'Hara on Oct 4, 2012 - 5 answers

What should a kid not miss at Comic-Con 2012?

What events would you take a five-year-old to at San Diego Comic-Con this year? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Jul 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Good jazz in San Francisco?

Where do I find the really great jazz in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by sunnichka on Jun 8, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I block everything on facebook EXCEPT events and private messages?

What's the simplest way to get rid of everything on Facebook except for events and private messages? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on May 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Can Jimmy come out and play?

I've been failing on getting some friends to go out and do stuff with me, and need some help figuring out what I can do to get better success. [more inside]
posted by garlic on May 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Would you like to come to... No, you're busy. I see

How do you find out about events in Tokyo, before they're just about to happen? [more inside]
posted by iamcrispy on May 12, 2012 - 4 answers

How to get rich in three easy steps.

How do you sell an entertainment booth/game/contest to something like a trade show, fundraiser or festival and/or its sponsors? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on May 2, 2012 - 4 answers

I missed meeting Ron Swanson! I'll never be able to eat bacon and eggs again...

What is the best way to monitor the schedules of speakers, bands, shows, or other things* of that sort so that you don't miss them when they come to your neck of the woods? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Apr 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Personalised travel map

I need a personalised travel app, or maybe it's just a personalised map app? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Apr 16, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I manage event guest lists on the ipad?

How can I manage event guest lists on the ipad? Need to check people in as they arrive. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Apr 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to host an afternoon of boardgaming in Austin?

Where in Austin can I host 25-45 people for boardgaming between 1-6 PM that will cost me less than $300? [more inside]
posted by Zorz on Apr 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Alternatives to Eventbrite.

Alternatives to Eventbrite? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Bored in Ann Arbor: *How* does one find new things to do?

Bored in Ann Arbor: *How* does one find new things to do? [more inside]
posted by 254blocks on Feb 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Using shared/team calendars in Outlook 2010.

Have you used Outlook 2010 to create/manage shared group calendars at your job? How did you do it? Is it working out? [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX on Feb 13, 2012 - 1 answer

How do we legally use music from a DJ at our event?

How do we legally use music from a DJ at our event? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Interesting events

Is there a website or something where i can find interesting/odd festivals, events, competitions ie : state fairs, log rolling competition, auctions, strong man competitions, pop culture debates? I feel like you already have to be in these circles to know about the events but i'm just intersted in doing different things. East coast or nation wide would be great.
posted by PeaPod on Jan 6, 2012 - 8 answers

DC NYE for uncool types

Any cool "alternative"/non-fancy/non-clubby new years eve activities in DC or surrounding area? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Dec 16, 2011 - 2 answers

What to do in Washington DC?

Going to Washington, D.C. next week. Looking for some upscale restaurants and local events to keep me occupied - lectures, film screenings, and the like. I'll be in town from the 11th to the 16th.
posted by matkline on Dec 9, 2011 - 9 answers

BLUE DIAMONDS! AND ELEPHANTS! ON TRAMPOLINES MADE WITH SILK!

Treasure and scavenger hunts! LARPs! ARGs! Murder mysteries! Interactive experiences galore! Where do I start learning about producing & designing them? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Sources for figuring out what's on in London

Londoners, I want to know about events listings websites, promoter and venue Facebook pages, curated blogs, web forums, and whatever else is out there to find out what's going on in this town in music/arts/culture in general. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Oct 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for things to do on Sunday in NC

Fun things to do on a Sunday in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill, NC area for parents with a 17 year old son? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Oct 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Then we take Berlin

Berlin. Will be there celebrating my son's birthday, between 25th and 28th of september. He runs a cool restaurant in Stockholm, loves beer, football and music and will be 47. I am 70 love museums, art shows, wine -and still like whooping it up. Will be staying in Kreuzberg. What shouldn't we miss?
posted by jan murray on Sep 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Frumpy adolescent baffled by real world

What's the dress code for a formal visit among top government officials? [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Sep 18, 2011 - 16 answers

QR Codes and ICAL

How can I create a file that has the information for a calendar event that automatically downloads to your phone's calendar? [more inside]
posted by Peregrin5 on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Need an internet coffee can for monies among friends.

We'd like to pool our money so we can throw awesome parties more regularly. [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Aug 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Good news websites for people buried under a rock?

Help me be more informed and less of a stupid ignoramus! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Aug 8, 2011 - 18 answers

schedule of daily events

I'm looking for an app that will create a daily schedule of events (for a conference). Needs to be able to: be displayed on the web, display multiple events throughout the day (hour-by-hour) – some events happen concurrently, link each entry to another web page (event details), and be able to be used by non-programmers. See sample of ideal look here Google Calendar comes close but it does not seem to have the ability to link individual entries to outside webpages – and it compresses all events that happen at the same time into a very narrow column so info becomes unreadable, and, of course, each person viewing needs and account.
posted by pmaxwell on Jul 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for web-based team calendar

I'm looking for a team calendar tool that supports multiple calendars/subjects, can be loaded as an embed or an iFrame, and allows people to subscribe to calendars/subjects in their calendar of choice (i.e. iCal or Outlook). Can be free or pay service.
posted by ctreadwell on Jun 17, 2011 - 2 answers

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