What we're about

We're here to explore social networking outside of the bars. All are welcome regardless of gender/orientation/etc. Our main purpose is to bring people together and have fun. Along the way, you may find cool places to go that you may not have tried otherwise.

Recurring activities are the Sunday morning coffee meetups which you can see already posted, and there's also a dinner we do every 4th Saturday at 6:30pm which is currently being held at various places around Andersonville. That meetup typically gets posted about 5 days beforehand. Some upcoming dates for the dinner meetups are Feburary 23, March 23, April 20, and May 18.

Come on in! :-)

RSVP notes: Most events involve reservations/etc so please RSVP only if you are planning to come and if something changes, please update as soon as you know. For the bi-weekly coffee meetups, those are very informal and there's no reserved space, but if you are coming, please RSVP so we know who you are! Thanks! :)

p.s. new members, please see additional information about the group which can be found here:

https://www.meetup.com/SceneFree/pages/3286842/Event_Guidelines_-_for_everyone%21

https://www.meetup.com/SceneFree/pages/3286... (https://www.meetup.com/SceneFree/pages/3286732/Adding_Events_-_you_know_you_want_to%21)

When you sign up, please include a picture of yourself so we'll be able to recognize you at events -- thanks!

***Jan/2019- Special note for new members signups - meetup.com has been having issues with fake profiles. If you need to be discrete and can't include your picture, please contact Jeff about options.

Upcoming events (5+)

Calo's in Andersonville, then George's for dessert

Calo Ristorante

Trying out a new venue! Come join us for bountiful baskets -- of bread at the table, a drink or two, good food, and all sorts of interesting conversations. It's in the middle of Andersonville and there's lots to do in the area. Please be prepared to spend about $15-40 depending on what you choose. Calo's has good pizza for a reasonable price, and Italian entrees that are pricier, but large enough to share (or you will have plenty of leftovers!) For those who wish to imbibe, Calo's has a full bar. Note that while Calo's can't do separate checks, they can take multiple credit cards. Or just bring cash. After dinner, we'll go down the block and across the street to George's for their great ice cream! They also have a large variety of other dessert items to choose from, too! Hope to see you there! :-) BTW, for those driving in, easiest place to find (free!) parking is either along Ashland or in the neighborhood just west of Ashland.

NAKED GOLD MEN! Scene-Free’s Third Annual Oscar Party at Side Track

We’ve had another crazy-fun Oscar season, so why don't we bring it to its logical conclusion by gathering to watch the 91st Academy Awards at the Boys Town mainstay. It’s been a tumultuous year for the Academy, which has been making one wrongheaded move after another. So literally anything can happen at this year’s ceremony, since nobody seems to know what’s going on or what will be going on. Rumors are flying: Will there be a surprise host after all? Will the previous winners be allowed to present? Will the cinematography and editing awards be shuttled off to commercial breaks? Will the Oscars get their shit together and tell ABC to screw itself? Let’s stay positive that the highlights of the 2018 film year will still shine through and give us all the movie light and love that we want. The venue should be an improvement over last year. Side Track is a warm, inviting space that has plenty of big screens and offers its own brand of refreshing smoothies, as well as an extensive specialty bar selection. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported and attended our lovely movie outings this past season. It means so much, and you all make it happen. Hope to see you all at the bash.

Sunday coffee at Dollop

Dollop Coffee & Tea

Dollop has some great coffee and the food isn't bad either (though the sandwiches are better than some of the pastries). Come hang out with us and talk about random topics from film to physics to astrology and even politics if you want to bring the discussion into the gutter. We usually grab one of the larger tables near the front of the shop. Please note that I can't guarantee that as they won't reserve a spot for us on Sundays. Look for the gaggle of gays and you'll find us. Here's the Yelp link for Dollop: http://www.yelp.com/biz/dollop-coffee-and-tea-chicago Hope to see you there! :)

Sunday coffee at Dollop

Dollop Coffee & Tea

Dollop has some great coffee and the food isn't bad either (though the sandwiches are better than some of the pastries). Come hang out with us and talk about random topics from film to physics to astrology and even politics if you want to bring the discussion into the gutter. We usually grab one of the larger tables near the front of the shop. Please note that I can't guarantee that as they won't reserve a spot for us on Sundays. Look for the gaggle of gays and you'll find us. Here's the Yelp link for Dollop: http://www.yelp.com/biz/dollop-coffee-and-tea-chicago Hope to see you there! :)

Past events (710)

Sunday coffee at Dollop

Dollop Coffee & Tea

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