Heather and Rashad hanging out at our cool Star Wars table clothed table at Genghis Con yesterday. We had a great time meeting everyone! Special thanks to John G. and Frank Lewis for getting us in!
For GeekCLE Trivia Night, starting at 9p, we will be giving out prizes to geeks that know the answers to increasingly nerdy questions. Past trivia nights have included questions like “What fictional doctor of science said: ‘Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.’?” or “Luke compared the trench run on the Death Star to where back home?”. Study up and win awesome things like gift certificates to local businesses and things we found over at Big Fun.
In addition to trivia, we’re calling all pinball wizards to Pints and Pins, an 8 week tournament (that you can jump in on at any time) brought to you by PBR, the B Side Liqour Lounge & Arcade, and GeekCLE over at the B Side. Through December 30, at 8pm players will be welcome to come play each machine and each following week, players will come try to raise those scores. At the end of the 8 week tournament the player will add up each games highest score and the person with the highest accumulative score will be deemed the master of all. Everything. But wait there is more… This will separate the losers from the owner of a brand new 40” Flat Screen TV and Playstation4 (with Battlefield and PS Plus). Second place will win a B Side Party Package and third will win Cavs tickets. Bonus for everyone, all tournament long PBR pints will be $1. More info here.
Head over to Brews & Prose at the Market Garden Brewery to see local author Brad Ricca discuss his book, Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster the Creators of Superman. Brad, a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University and a lifelong comic book fan, spent 10 years researching the superhero’s Cleveland creators to create this first-ever full biography.
The Capital Theater will be showing The Wicker Man: Final Cut, a digitally remastered cut of the 1973 thriller masterpiece for it’s 40th anniversary.
Head over to you local comic shop to pick up this week’s titles. We suggest checking out: Inhumanity #1, spinning out of the events of Infinity, the Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak who has discovered the secret of the inhumans; Amazing Spider-man #700.1, one year after his death, Peter Parker doesn’t quite return in a flashback story that takes place before the mind switch.
The Capital Theater will be showing the 1984 cult classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, considered to be the number one holiday horror film.
Need a kid-free night out? The Great Lakes Science Center Science after Dark series is a fun and interactive adults-only evening where you can join scientists, artists, musicians and other adults in having fun and learning about a science topic in a kid-free setting! Science After Dark: Prohibition Edition will explore the science behind the sip! Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition by learning how to make the perfect Old Fashioned, learning about Ohio wine before prohibition, exploring the chemistry of liquor, enjoying alcoholic cupcakes, sampling spirits and more with local special guests!
Fan the Dario Argento films Profondo Russo or Suspiria, or the 1978 Dawn of the Dead? Goblin, an Italian progressive rock band, responsible for the soundtrack work of those films and more, will be playing at the Beachland Ballroom.
Join us for the first annual Rotten GeekCLE Art Exhibit Opening. GeekCLE is joining forces with Rotten Meat Gallery to host a show full of art inspired by geek culture. Cleveland artists delivered on our call for art, submitting great pieces influenced by comics, cartoons, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, and technology. We are so excited to be able to show off all this local talent!
Movies released Friday include: The Last Days On Mars staring Liev Schreiber and Olivia Williams, follows a crew member of the first manned mission to Mars who discovers fossilized evidence of bacterial life, wanting all the glory to himself, he goes on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples.
The Cleveland Cinemas will be showing the monthly feature at Cedar Lee Theater, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which features a pre-show presented by Simply His Servants. Bring your sense of humor. And some toast.
What are you doing this week?