A friend is taking part in an overseas house-building charity project starting in the middle of February. Participants are responsible for raising all their own travel and expenses costs. He has already completed a sponsored abseil, is holding a pub quiz this weekend, and has a Just Giving page which he is promoting on facebook. However he had a sporting accident 2 months ago and is only off crutches since the start of this week, which has left him behind schedule in his fundraising. He now needs to raise several hundred pounds in the next four weeks. We've been frantically brainstorming ideas and I thought I'd turn to the hivemind for help. [more inside]
Sounds simple, but we were wondering because in 2000 for religious reasons they cut opium production and we're curious where they stand.
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]
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]
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?
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.
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.
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]
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]
Recommend novels to help me learn more about the world! [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
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]
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?
Will onsite ticket sellers (scalpers) give discounts to buyers after a sporting event has begun? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
How do you deal with a toxic sibling who ruins every family event? [more inside]
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]
A funny Website where people post real life true stories and events in their life??????????????? [more inside]
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]
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!
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?
What events would you take a five-year-old to at San Diego Comic-Con this year? [more inside]
Where do I find the really great jazz in San Francisco? [more inside]
What's the simplest way to get rid of everything on Facebook except for events and private messages? [more inside]
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]
How do you find out about events in Tokyo, before they're just about to happen? [more inside]
How do you sell an entertainment booth/game/contest to something like a trade show, fundraiser or festival and/or its sponsors? [more inside]
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]
I need a personalised travel app, or maybe it's just a personalised map app? [more inside]
How can I manage event guest lists on the ipad? Need to check people in as they arrive. [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]
Bored in Ann Arbor: *How* does one find new things to do? [more inside]
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]
How do we legally use music from a DJ at our event? [more inside]
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.
Any cool "alternative"/non-fancy/non-clubby new years eve activities in DC or surrounding area? [more inside]
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.
Treasure and scavenger hunts! LARPs! ARGs! Murder mysteries! Interactive experiences galore! Where do I start learning about producing & designing them? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
What's the dress code for a formal visit among top government officials? [more inside]
How can I create a file that has the information for a calendar event that automatically downloads to your phone's calendar? [more inside]
We'd like to pool our money so we can throw awesome parties more regularly. [more inside]
Help me be more informed and less of a stupid ignoramus! [more inside]