We’ve been playing a lot of table tops games lately (including our 7th game of Risk Legacy that was 8 months in waiting), most recently adding Smash Up to our library. Any suggestions on what we should pick up?
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.
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 “Time Machine”, a look back at our most treasured toys, collectibles or comics that were lost, sold or broken way too soon. Share your memories…and regrets! This is a perfect topic to bring out the kid in all of us this holiday season. Star Pop Vintage + Modern will be joining in with a few items from the shop.
Kids are invited to the Children’s Museum of Cleveland for their Fall into Astronomy program. where they will investigate the universe with this hands-on science program and hear stories about our planets, stars and galaxies. You and your child can create projects like your own space mobile, rocket, paintings and more; as a museum educator leads you through the cosmos.
During all of 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.
Head over to your local comic shop to pick up this week’s titles. We suggest checking out: Harley Quinn #1, the fan favorite lady clown begins her ongoing series; Ghost #1, spinning out from the miniseries, Ghost, the hero trapped between two worlds, fights to protect Chicago from extra-dimensional demons disguised as humans; and Illegitimates #1, by SNL’s Taran Killam, when the world loses its greatest (and most promiscuous) super-spy, Jack Steele, a secret international espionage organization has no choice but to call in a new team to save the world, his illegitimate children.
Spike Jonze’s Her, a comedy about a withdrawn writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his computer’s highly advanced operating system, opens Wednesday. I am 90% sure this is a rip of that one Black Mirror episode…
The Cleveland Drink and Draw Social Club will be meeting at Lava Lounge in Tremont. This is open to artists and drinkers of all skill levels, but it is first and foremost a social club and therefore open to any of Cleveland’s creatives. Visual artist or not, the event is a celebration of all facets of the local arts culture. The meet up is free and sponsored by Carol and John’s comic shop. Comics will be given away for the best drawings.
On Fridays, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland is exploring the basics of math at their Everyday Math Discovery Center. Kids will explore how we use math in every aspect of our daily life, learning fractions with apple slices, using coins to pay for items in our grocery store, identifying geometric shapes on walks and more!
Walking with Dinosaurs opens this Friday. Fox takes us on a prehistoric adventure with talking dinosaurs. So its Land Before Time XIV?
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!
Cleveland Cinemas and Melt Bar and Grilled will be showing Home Alone for their monthly Late Shift movie at the Capitol Theater. Tickets are $5.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, The Beck Center for the Arts will be showing performances of Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit. In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.
What are you doing this week?