The Rotten Geek Art Show opening was awesome! Thanks to everyone that came out. We will have a whole post about it for you later this week! Image via Rotten Meat Gallery.
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.
Science Cafe Cleveland, an informal public discussion of current scientific research, is meeting tonight at the Market Garden Brewery to discuss “How ‘useless’ mathematics has revolutionized our lives”. Join Colin McLarty, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics, to look at how so often those who dismiss certain subjects of study as being so esoteric that no practical benefit can be derived from them turn out to be so very wrong. Sponsored by C.W.R.U. chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream, and the Market Garden Brewery.
Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fans of all ages can celebrate the upcoming release of the newest Hobbit film at the Avon Branch Library Hobbit Party. Come in a costume and meet other characters while enjoying simple crafts and activities. Preregistration is required by calling the Avon Branch Library at 440-934-4743 or registering online.
Running through Thursday, Cleveland Cinemas will be showing a special, one week engagement of Dear Mr. Waterson, a documentary is not a quest to find Bill Watterson, the elusive creator of Calvin and Hobbes from Ohio, but an exploration to discover why his ‘simple’ comic strip has made such an impact on so many readers, and why it still means so much to us today.
Table top gamers who have been waiting to get enough players together for that game you bought yourself months ago or those who want to hangout and learn a new one, check out GeekCLE Game Nights at Ground Zero Comics. Tables are open for free play starting at 7p.
Head over to you local comic shop to pick up this week’s titles. We suggest checking out their local selection! In addition to being fans of shopping locally for gifts and supporting small businesses, we are fans of the local comic creators!
GeekCLE is going on a field trip over to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for the Frontiers of Astronomy Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public. This month, Steven Rodney, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, will be talking about “Chasing Supernovae in the Early Universe”. Most stars will end their life with a whisper, gradually shedding outer layers and cooling over many billions of years. A prominent minority, however, will end with an extraordinary bang: a supernova explosion that can be observed across the cosmos. Dr. Rodney will describe how we are using the Hubble Space Telescope to discover some of the earliest supernovae ever seen, and what they can tell us about exploding stars and dark energy. Afterwards we are going to head over to ABC the Tavern Uptown in University Circle for a couple of drinks to discuss the lecture a bit and everyone is welcome!
POP! The Comic Culture Club, a club open to everyone who is interested in a friendly discussion of pop culture, is meeting tonight in Akron to discuss “Comic Books of The 90s”.
Cleveland Cinemas will be showing their monthly feature, The Room, at the Cedar Lee Theater. A black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies. You’re tearing me apart, Lisa.
Movies released Friday include: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, the second the Hobbit trilogy which continues the adventure Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves on an quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor; and Here Comes the Devil, a psychological horror in which parents Felix and Sol’s preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside.
You can still check out the Rotten GeekCLE Art Exhibit Opening this Saturday from 1p – 5p. GeekCLE joined 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!
During December and January, the Lorain County Historical Society will be displaying a Vintage Toys Exhibition featuring a selection of approximately 30 vintage toys from the LCHS collection as well as from some private collections. Enjoy seeing some of the types of toys you played with as a child, or see the items Grandma and Grandpa were thrilled to receive in years gone by.
What are you doing this week?