This Week in Geek (11/28/2016–12/4/2016)

This Week in Geek header for the week of November 28, 2016
Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, November 28th through Sunday, December 4th.

Feminist Comic Book Club

What: Meetup, Comics
When: Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mischief Toy Store

Feminist Comic Book Club, an open group for feminists who love comics, will be meeting up to discuss Suicide Club: Kicked in the Teeth. The comic is on sale at Mischief.

YogaQuest Continues: Steven Universe

What: Sport & Fitness
When: Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: YQdio

Come and experience YogaQuest, a blend of yoga and fanfiction storytelling led by certified yoga instructors. Experience a yoga workout experience and a story at the same time. This week’s theme is Steven Universe.

Geek Date Night

What: Movies, Screening, Trivia
When: Tuesday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Clubhouse Jäger

Geek Date Night is hosting a screening of Flight of the Navigator at Clubhouse Jäger. Compete in premovie trivia with Rob Callahan at 7:00 for a chance to win a $50 bar tab, then stay at 9:00 for a screening of the ultimate in ’80s nostalgia sci fi.

Elf-Care: Warrior Poses

What: Sport & Fitness
When: Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: YQdio

Stay focused and grounded in order to handle holiday stress. This is the third in YogaQuest’s Elf-Care: Self-Care Boot Camp for the Holidays, a six-class series aimed at keeping you healthy during the holidays.

Wibbly Wobbly Wednesday: Fish Custard

What: Trivia, Meetup
When: Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 pm
Where: Driftwood Char Bar

Join your fellow Whovians and trivia fanatics for Minnesota’s only regular Doctor Who trivia, from the creators of TC Trek Trivia, at the Driftwood Char Bar on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. This is an all-ages event with no cover, so expect seats to go quickly.

Walker Open House

What: Arts
When: Thursday, December 1st at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Walker Art Center

Come and celebrate the new entrance of the Walker Art Center with tours, music, art making, performances, and drinks. There will be a talk by the project’s architects at 6:30 p.m.

Rifftrax Holiday Special Double Feature

What: Screening
When: Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Showplace Icon at the West End and AMC Rosedale 14

Get in the holiday spirit with a rebroadcast in theaters of some of RiffTrax’s favorite holiday classics, including Santa Conquers the Martians and a number of holiday-themed shorts.

Weekly Comics Chat

What: Meetup, Comics
When: Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Kitty Cat Klub

The Girls Only Comic Club hosts a Weekly Comics Chat on Thursday nights at the Kitty Cat Klub, where there will be “Coffee! Comics! Waffles! Talking!” Additional information about this event is posted on the Girls Only Comic Club’s Facebook group. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to join.

Crafty Geek/Make It Sew

What: Crafting, Meetup
When: Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Waterbury Center

The Geek Partnership Society’s Crafty Geek club and its sub-club Make It Sew meet Thursday evenings at the Waterbury Center and invite you to “bring your crafty stuff to do” or to “hang out and work with the crafty stuff we have here!”

Tech Tools and Apps for Students and Adults with Autism

What: Educational
When: Friday, December 2nd at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Royal Cliff Banquet and Conference Center

Tablets and apps can provide useful bridges for individuals with autism, and this event aims to explore these tools. The Autism Society of Minnesota is presenting a number of workshops for educators, caregivers, parents, and individuals with autism led by Mark Coppin, MS. The workshop costs $75, or $55 for individuals with ASD, and includes lunch.

FSA BattleTech Tabletop

What: Gaming, Meetup
When: Friday, December 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
Where:Fallout Shelter Arcade

The United Geeks of Gaming meet Friday nights for a beginner-friendly session of the tabletop mech game BattleTech at Fallout Shelter Arcade in Northeast. FSA’s Virtual World gaming pods also run the immersive video-game version of BattleTech.

A Klingon Christmas Carol

What: Theater & Comedy
When: Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Historic Mounds Theatre

Learn the true meaning of courage and honor as the tale of SQuja’ is retold in the Klingon Christmas Carol. The show runs Friday through Sundays from December 2nd, until December 23d, and features Klingon dialogue with English supertitles.

Cheeky Gift Making for Adults

What: Events, Crafting
When: Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Leonardo’s Basement

Come for merrymaking, crafting, and geekery with friends and other geeks as you use a host of provided tools and materials to construct whatever you can dream up in under two and a half hours. Must be 18 years or older, and there is a $25 cover (discounted to $20 per person in groups of 5 or greater).

Holiday Geek Expo

What: Meetup, Sale
When: Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. through December 4th at 5:00 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Bloomington

The Bloomington DoubleTree will be chock full of geeky vendors and holiday cheer on Saturday and Sunday. Expect spaces to hang out with other geeks, snack, and find gifts.

Open Gaming

What: Gaming, Meetup
When: Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Event Horizon

The Geek Partnership Society’s United Geeks of Gaming group offers its Open Gaming session on the first Saturday of every month, to which gamers of all ages and abilities are invited in order to “spend the day hanging out with fellow geeks playing, learning, and teaching games.” Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite board games, card games, and/or role-playing games, but the groups has amassed an impressive library of its own games as well.

Star Trek Attack Wing: Tin Man Monthly Organized Play Event

What: Gaming, Meetup
When: Saturday
Where: Fantasy Flight Games Center

Can you pull off a Picard maneuver, or otherwise outwit fellow starship captains and admirals in this monthly organized play event at Fantasy Flight Games Center? Entry fee is $15 spent on Star Trek: Attack Wing merch and/or food and drink.

In Time, Art: A Reading

What: Books
When: Saturday, December 3rd at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Bush Memorial Library, Hamline University

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Rock Paper Scissors, the literary journal of Hamline’s MFA program, with past contributors, editors, and designers. A showcase of past work will be followed by light refreshments.

MNSOC’s 6th Annual Fezziwigs Steampunk Christmas Carol

What: Theater & Comedy, Meetup, Cosplay
When: Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Outing Lodge at Pine Point

The Minnesota Society of Costumers is putting on its sixth annual Fezziwig’s Steampunk Christmas Carol. See tea dueling, enjoy parlor games, and see a costume contest. This is a 21+ event and is limited to 100 attendees, so get your tickets now!

Saturday Night Space Opera

What: Gaming, Meetup
When: Saturday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Source Comics and Games

Saturday Night Space Opera, a Twin Cities group focused on science-fiction tabletop role-playing games, will be running a one-shot Star Wars RPG using West End Games second-edition rules. The rules are simple, so no prior experience required, and this event is free. See the website or Google Plus page to RSVP.


So, which of these events will you be attending? What events would you like to see featured in the future? Let us know in the comments section below or contact us via email. And don’t forget to add your events to the Twin Cities Geek Community Calendar!

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