This week at GeekCLE Trivia, starting at 9p, you can win something awesome knowing the answers to questions in categories like It’s Elementary My Dear Watson (in honor of BBC’s Sherlock Holmes starting this week!) and Illusions, Michael (a category about magic. Illusions.). Hit the books, nerds.
POP! The Comic Culture Club, a club open to everyone who is interested in a friendly discussion of pop culture, is meeting tonight in Parma to discuss “SHOCKERS! – The twists and turns we never saw coming… and the ones we still can’t believe!”.
Join Cynthia Beall, a professor of anthropology at Case Western Reserve University and a member of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at this month’s Science Café Cleveland at the Market Garden Brewery to discuss what is enabling people to live at such high altitudes. After a week or two your blood thickens, your breathing slows a bit, and your lung blood pressure remains elevated, and you start to feel normal again, another sign of the amazing ability of our bodies to adapt to changing environments. What exactly is going on during that adaptation process? And are those changes helpful or harmful in the long run? Does this same process happen to everyone, including the 100 million or so people who live permanently above 8,000 feet in the Andes, Tibet, and Ethiopia? The answer to the last question is equally intriguing: No, it does not. But why not?
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.
New comics day! Head over to you local comic shop to pick up this week’s titles.
Distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann will be speaking at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. His talk will be based on his book The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, an insider’s account of climate science, media and politics. The lecture is free with museum admission ($6 Wednesday evening admission, free for museum members).
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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The Actor’s Summit will be performing “Photograph 51″, a play that tells the story of Rosalind Franklin, the scientist that took the x-ray diffraction Photograph 51 in 1952, the first picture to show the double helix structure of DNA. Her images and detailed calculations were used by James Watson and Frances Crick, without Franklin’s knowledge, to construct the first model of the double helix structure of DNA for which they won the Nobel Prize. Franklin’s contributions were never acknowledged by Watson or by Crick. The play focuses on the period 1951 through 1953 when Franklin was a researcher at King’s College, London.
The CWRU Film Society presents the 39th Annual Science Fiction Marathon! Featuring back-to-back science fiction movies, trailers, and surprises Friday night through Saturday at 10:30p. You can watch classics like The Iron Giant, Brazil, Dune, and more. Tickets are $30.
It’s the third Friday of the month which means the 78th Street Studios are open to the public for free! What makes that even better is Superelectric Pinball Parlor will be open from 5 – 11p allowing you to check out all their pinball machines! For free!
Funutation Tekademy is teaching kids ages 8 -11 the basics of animation! Campers will learn how to use pictures that they take or draw to make a 2D animation complete with sounds, special effects, and scenery. These “Beta” workshops are designed to assure that kids will have a fun/educational time where it will encourage “creative thinking.” in the child.
Finishing up or have previously read the book? Read halfway through, but couldn’t get into it and just want to hangout and eat pizza? Didn’t read the book? Wish you did? Come cry about it over some pizza. We are going to be chatting about William Gibson’s Neuromancer at the GeekCLE Book Club Meeting / Pizza Party on Sunday! Special Guest: pizza and beer.
What are you doing this week?