This Week in Geek: Jan. 17 - 24
This week, you have three excuses to watch cheesy movies with your fellow geeks, with the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" down south, "Planet of the Apes" up north, and a bad movie marathon in the middle. If you’d prefer live entertainment, check out “Oh, Science!” with the Gnap theater or the Institution Theater’s four day Geek themed Improv-O-Rama. In between, there are also plenty of excuses for board games, including a singles board game night for people in their 20-30’s.
Sci-Fi Movie Meetup
Jan. 17, 8:00 p.m.
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This is our second meetup of the month... We watch typically bad but sometimes okay Sci Fi and laugh a lot at the movies & each other. Bring any movies you like and we'll vote on which one to watch. Snacks and sodas provided.
Gnap Theater Presents, “Oh, Science!”
Jan. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Rd
Performing since 2009 and hosting their own show since 2010, Oh, Science! is one of ColdTowne theater's veteran house troupes. They have also performed throughout Austin, including at The Hideout Theater, The Lair Theater and the Hyde Park Theater’s fringe festival, FronteraFest. Oh, Science! made its New York City debut at the 2011 Del Close Marathon and performed there in 2012 as well. You can follow them at facebook.com/ohscience.
Nocturnis-Amtgard Park Day
Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Brushy Creek Park
3300 Brushy Creek Rd
Cedar Park, TX
If the SCA has too much authenticity and LARP’s don’t let you get violent enough, check out this boffer sword fighting group. If you’re not familiar, boffer swords are usually made from PVC coated with foam and duct tape with a nice cloth cover. People get together to beat on one another, drink, and go camping. If you’re an outdoorsy geek looking for some good exercise, check them out.
20’s and 30’s Singles Board Game Night
Jan. 19, 8:00 p.m.
Newk's Express Café
9722 Great Hills Trail #130
Let's meetup for some board game fun! I plan on bringing Settlers of Catan, Small World, King of Tokyo, Apples to Apples, Guillotine, Kingsburg, Saboteur, Jenga, Dixit, Yahtzee, and The Resistance, just to name a few. Feel free to bring a game of your choice that you are willing to teach and play with others.
Geeks Who Drink Meetup
Jan. 19, 9:00 p.m.
Opal Divine’s Marina
Trivia lovers can join a team for the chance to show off their smarts and win free drinks.
Sci-Fi Sunday: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Jan. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Stompin' Grounds Cocktail Lounge
3801 South Congress Ave
Join Austin’s Fantasy and Sci-Fi Book club for their weekly movie night. This time around, we’re heading to the Stompin' Grounds to watch "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Koumori Comic Creator’s Club
Jan. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Cherrywood Coffee House
1400 E. 38 1/2 St
Koumori Comics is a group of artists and writers dedicated to learning, crafting, and supporting independent comics and the greater Austin community. We're looking for artists and writers of all skill-levels who are excited to develop their skill in a community of other artists and writers.
Pathfinder Society Meetup
Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m.
Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
6111 Burnet Rd
Looking for some new faces around the gaming table? Delve into ancient dungeons, uncover lost knowledge and advance the secret goals of your faction - whether it be the freedom-fighting Andorans, the good-hearted Silver Crusade, the shady dealings of the Sczarni, or the strict laws of Cheliax - and gain experience and loot for your character no matter where you game!
South Austin Game Night and Boards and Brews Meetup
Jan. 22, 6:00 p.m.
3003 S. Lamar
This weekly gathering of gamers regularly hosts over 40 people playing a dozen different games. New people are always welcome.
STARR Movie Night - "Planet of the Apes"
Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Junior's Grill & Ice House
119 E Main St; Round Rock
Fun evening of discussion, dinner, and a classic science fiction movie. The movie will start promptly at 7:00, so please arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to find your seat and order dinner. "Planet of the Apes" is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boulle. The film stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter and Linda Harrison. It was the first in a series of five films made between 1968 and 1973, all produced by Arthur P. Jacobs and released by 20th Century Fox.
Beer, Brass & BS
Jan. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Sherlock's Baker Street Pub and Grill
9012 Research Blvd
Join The Mysterium for a monthly gathering of Steampunks at Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub.
Girl Geeks of Austin Nerdy Knitting and Fiber Arts
Jan. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Genuine Joe’s Coffee House
2001 W. Anderson Lane
Enjoy a laid back night of knitting, crochet, embroidery or whatever fibercraft you love in the company of your fellow nerd girls.
Girl Geeks of Austin Board Games and Brews
Jan. 22, 8:00 p.m.
Black Star Co-Op
7020 Easy Wind Dr
Not in the mood for mixed company? Enjoy some microbrewery beers along with Euro style boardgames in the company of your fellow geek girls.
Geek Week at The Institution Theater
Jan. 24, 8:00 p.m.
3708 Woodbury Drive
The Institution Theater has served as a meeting place for people who love pop culture and people. who. LOVE. pop culture!! So, for one weekend, we're going to let the craziness get the better of us and roll out a line-up that harkens back to late nights under the covers with a flashlight or those college movie nights. Every night will feature different geek pleasures including a Joss Whedon pajama party, LOST inspired improv, and much more.
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