Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 29th.
What: Comedy, Nightlife
When: Monday, January 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Monday Night Comedy Show
The Monday Night Comedy Show presents a night of long sets from a selection of eight local comics from the longest running comedy showcase in the Twin Cities. There’s also a wild-card spot if you want to try to take the stage yourself. Let comedy help you through the winter blues!
What: Sport & Fitness
When: Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m.
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 A Series of Unfortunate Events.
What: Meetup, Trivia
When: Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Driftwood Char Bar
Join your fellow Whovians and trivia fanatics at the Driftwood Char Bar on Wednesday night for Minnesota’s only regular Doctor Who trivia night, brought to you by the creators of TC Trek Trivia. This is an all-ages event with no cover, so expect seats to go quickly.
What: Meetup, Comics
When: Thursday, January 26th 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.
What: Crafting, Meetup
When: Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Event Horizon at the 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!”
What: Gaming, Crafting,
When: Friday, January 27th at 10:00 a.m to Sunday, January 29th at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Best Western Plus Bloomington
This weekend-long event is all about getting professional feedback for games you are looking to design. Protospiel will also allow you to try all sorts of new games before they hit Kickstarter and the market.
What: Meetup, Books, Nightlife
When: Friday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown St. Paul Central Library
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library concert series Loud at the Library kicks off its 2017 season on Friday with live music from Sarah White with Eric Mayson, a cash bar, and free beer provided by Summit Brewing to anyone bringing a current library card. You can also tour the library’s Innovation Lab maker space before the show. (We’re giving away free tickets to this event! Click here to find out how to enter by 7:00 p.m. January 22.)
What: Meetup, Anime
When: Friday, January 27th at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Geek Partnership Society
Anime Twin Cities has joined forces with the Geek Partnership Society “to bring a little bit of fun to you on the second and fourth Fridays of each month with this cosponsored anime club.” The group will show various anime movies and series.
What: Meetup, Gaming
When: Friday, January 27th at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Mischief Toy Store
Mischief Toy Store in St. Paul invites you to experience some Magic with them this Friday night. The space is limited to 24 players, so arrive early to get a spot. Participation is $5 for standard events and $15 for draft events.
What: Meetup, Nightlife, Comedy
When: Friday, January 27th at 10:00 p.m.
Where: Bryant-Lake Bowl and Theater
Geek Slink & Drink returns to the Bryant-Lake Bowl for a night of comedy from Margret Blaylock, belly dancing, guest performers, and others to help you forget about what’s brewing in District 1.
What: Meetup, Gaming
When: Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m.
Another event held at the YogaQuest YQdio this week is Saturday Morning Cartoons, which features “classic (and not-so-classic) Saturday morning cartoons, plus yoga, plus the stupidest cereals in existence!” The yoga practice will consist of “some gentle wake-me-up vinyasa followed by a session of stretchy, restorative yoga, all set to cartoons, and wrapped up with a bowl of delicious technicolor goodness.”
What: Movie, Meetup
When: Saturday, January 28th at 11:59 p.m.
Where: Uptown Theatre
At 11:59 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month, the Uptown Theatre screens The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “the longest running midnight movie of all time.” Transvestite Soup is the Twin Cities’ “shadow cast” for the showings, performing for your pleasure as part of the cult classic’s well-established tradition.
What: Gaming, Meetup
When: Sunday, January 29th at 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Source Comics and Games
Shieldmaiden Sundays is a new dedicated space for female nerds and geeks at the Source. This will be a recurring weekly event providing a space for women to play games, chat about comics, cosplay, or just enjoy the company of other geeks.
What: Comics, Nightlife,
When: Sunday, January 29th at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Ngon Bistro
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!