MAC in the City 2014

Mac in the City (graphic)

Macalester Alumni Connect in the City happened on Oct. 2, 2014

Thanks to all of the alumni who made Macalester's 5th annual MAC in the City a huge success! The evening of worldwide alumni events took place on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. MAC in the City (Macalester Alumni Connect in the City) is an opportunity for alumni, whether new to a region or lifelong residents, to meet each other, reflect upon their shared experiences cultivated by their education at Macalester, and share insights about the resources of their city. Events were held in over 25 cities with over 800 alumni and guests registered to attend.

Check out pictures posted from events across the world on Mac Social

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    6:30 p.m.
    At the home of Alumni Board Member Carol Tveit ’60
    (Near DeKalb School of the Arts)

    Host: Carol Tveit ’60
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    The Lansdowne Pub
    9 Lansdowne St, Boston, Massachusetts

    Join alumni for small bites of appetizers (while they last beginning at 7 p.m) and great conversation.
    Close to the T (Fenway or Hynes Convention Center Station). Parking available in nearby garages and the Landmark Center parking lot (free).
    Host: Boston Regional Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Cape Town, South Africa
    6-8 p.m.
    Wembley Tap
    80 Mckenzie Street, Wembley Square 3
    Host: Brittany Lynk ’06
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    The Local
    824 Hinton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA
    Hosts: Amy Coddington ’08, Amanda Coen ’08, and Jenna Frances Harris ’08
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
    Enjoy great conversation and a gallery walk of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alumni and guests will meet at the ground floor entrance to the Modern Wing (north side of the building) for introductions. Free admission for Illinois residents
    Host: Adrian Moran ’91
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    Join fellow alumni for a wine and cheese reception at the home of Kim Cole ’96 and Jeff Brown
    Host: Kim Cole ’96
  • Dakar, Senegal
    7:30 p.m. (early dinner)
    To celebrate MAC in the City, join Cara Haberman ’06 and Jed Fix ’05 Thursday, October 2, for an early dinner at their apartment, in Liberté 6 Extension near the Citydia. Once near the Citydia supermarket, call Cara and Jed to be let in. RSVP to or with a brief email to let them know if you will attend and if you will be bringing a guest, so they can be sure to have enough food. Cara or Jed will reply to your email with their phone number and any other instructions.
    Hosts: Cara Haberman ’06 and Jed Fix ’05
  • Denver, Colorado, USA
    5-8 p.m.
    My Brother's Bar
    2376 15th Street, Denver, CO
    Join Denver-Boulder area alumni at My Brother's Bar. Complimentary appetizers available while they last.
    Host: Colorado Regional Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Houston, Texas, USA
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    At the Home of Sonia and Jostein Mykletun
    (Near the Galleria)
    Hosts: Sonia ’72 and Jostein ’70 Mykletun
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    5:30-7:30 p.m.
    HopCat Broad Ripple
    6280 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN
    Join Indianapolis area alumni for great conversation while sampling from the over 130 beers on tap at the newly opened HopCat Broad Ripple.
    Hosts: John Koppitch ’73 and Erika Ryser ’96
  • Johannesburg/Pretoria, South Africa
    18h30 for 19h00- 22h00
    The Higher Ground Restaurant
    St. Stithians College Property, 40 Peter Place, Randburg, Johannesburg
    Hosts: Tiffany Pyke ’97, Barbara Adams-Duma ’88, and Clarice Duma ’85
  • London, UK
    6-9 p.m.
    6 p.m. Meet at the New Academic Building,
    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    6:30-8 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Ibrahim Salama
    Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
    54 Lincolns Inn Fields, London
    Following the lecture, dinner at The India Club
    Located in Hotel Strand Continental, 143 Strand, London
    Join alumni in London to hear Dr. Ibrahim Salama present Human Rights Diplomacy: inside the United Nations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The lecture will be held in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the New Academic Building. Following the lecture, alumni are invited for dinner and conversation at The India Club. Dr. Salama is director of the Human Rights Treaties Division in the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The lecture is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
    Host: Russell Bradley-Cook ’02
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
    6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Bigfoot Lodge West
    10939 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
    Host: Los Angeles Regional Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Miami, Florida, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    Monty's in Coconut Grove
    2550 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL
    Host: Matt Duffy ’04
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    7-9 p.m.
    Country Clare Irish Pub
    1234 N. Astor Street, Milwaukee, WI
    Host: Maren Hagman ’11
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    Nye's Polonaise Room
    112 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
    In the private dining room of Nye's Polonaise Room
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    The Columns Hotel
    3811 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
    Hosts: Rick Grubb ’73 and Deanna Vandiver ’97
  • New York City, New York, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    232 West 14th Street, New York City, NY

    Join alumni for conversation and great appetizers (while they last).
    Host: New York City Regional Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Nicosia, Cyprus
    Golden Beirut
    Lykourgos st 14, 22676764, Lefkosia
    Happy hour/light meal
    Host: George Mavroudis ’84
  • Omaha/Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
    5-7 p.m.
    At the Home of Susan Thomas ’75
    (in the Dundee neighborhood near the University of Nebraska - Omaha)

    Host: Susan Thomas ’75
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    Independence Beer Garden
    100 S. Independence Mall West; Philadelphia, PA
    Hosts: Mike Skoien ’73 and Lucy Dinsmore ’03
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
    5-7 p.m.
    Lucky Labrador--Hawthorne
    915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
  • Reykjavík, Iceland
    6-8 p.m.
    Myrargata 2, 101 Reykjavik
    Snacks provided
    Host: Rosa Gisladottir ’06
  • Sacramento, California, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    Pangaea Two Brews Cafe
    2743 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento, CA
    Host: Rachel Gunsalus ’13
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    Urban Growler Brewing Company
    2325 Endicott Street, St. Paul, MN
    Join alumni at Urban Growler, St. Paul's newest brew company and the first woman-owned and brewed microbrewery in Minnesota. There will be great conversation, appetizers (while they last) and cash bar in the taproom.
    Host: Phil Platt ’71
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    7-9 p.m.
    4501 Manchester Avenue, Saint Louis, MO
    Join alumni for tapas and great conversation
    Hosts: Elena Tonc ’13 and Madison Mack ’12
  • San Francisco, California, USA
    6-8 p.m.
    Woods Bar & Brewery in Uptown Oakland
    1701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
    Be among the first to check out recently opened Woods Bar & Brewery in Uptown Oakland.
    Located between 18th St & 17th St in Uptown, half a block from the 19th St BART Station.
    Hosts: San Francisco Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    Rhein Haus - East Mezzanine
    912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA
    Join fellow alumni for appetizers (while they last), shuffleboard, bocce (after 8 p.m.), and great conversation.
    Host: Seattle Regional Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Toronto, Canada
    7-9 p.m.
    Harbord House
    150 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON
    Come for good food, and interesting beer listing, and great conversation
    Host: Jonathan Barrentine '07
  • Triangle Area, North Carolina, USA
    6-9 p.m.
    Fullsteam Brewery
    726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham, NC
    Hosts: MaryBeth Grewe ’10 and Alissa Ridenour ’07
  • Washington D.C., USA
    6-8:30 p.m.
    Local 16
    1602 U Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009
    Join fellow Macites at a venue that "serves the seasonal best from local growers with emphasis on organic meats and sustainable agriculture." Arrive early to sample the complimentary appetizers while they last.
    Host: Washington D.C. Regional Alumni Chapter Steering Committee
  • Zürich, Switzerland
    8 p.m. until closing
    Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich 8001, Switzerland

    A dinner gathering at the famous vegetarian restaurant
    Host: Sämi Ledermann '05