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This Week in Geek (2/6/17–2/12/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 6th through Sunday, February 12th. YogaQuest Continues: The Lego Movie What: Sport & Fitness When: Tuesday, February 7th 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. See if you can convince...

This Week in Geek (1/16/17–1/22/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 16th through Sunday, January 22nd. Figure Drawing Salon What: Arts When: Monday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Event Horizon The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a figure-drawing salon at the Waterbury Center at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a three-hour drawing session...

This Week in Geek (1/2/17–1/8/17)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 2nd through Sunday, January 8th. Books and Bars: The Kind Worth Killing What: Books, Meetup When: Tuesday, January 3rd at 6:15 p.m. Where: The Happy Gnome Books & Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a...

This Week in Geek (12/12/16–12/18/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 12th through Sunday, December 18th. Books and Bars: Fates and Furies What: Books, Meetup When: Tuesday, December 5th at 6:15 p.m. Where: Indeed Tap Room Books and Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a lively...

This Week in Geek (12/5/2016–12/11/2016)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, December 5th through Sunday, December 11th. Tabletop Tuesdays at Glitch What: Meetup, Gaming When: Tuesday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ In this casual game night, bring your own games or make use of Glitch‘s tabletop game library. Organizers will be there to help teach games, and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. History Flirt:...

Read Your Child All the World’s Potential

Sometimes, the world is a worrisome place. It can seem that all that is good in the world is outweighed by a threatening thunderstorm of bad, making me wonder what my child would learn from it all. Then, I remember how, at a convention in the recent past, my tiny Jedi used her lightsaber to help a similarly aged friend find the courage to walk past a rather intimidating Dalek. In other words, let me paraphrase the advice given by...

The MN Bookstore Guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2016

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here. You can find some great deals on Black Friday, and that goes for books as well—but it’s the day after that when book lovers and the people buying gifts for them will find the best bargains. Independent bookstores have run with Small Business Saturday over the last few years as a shop-local alternative to Black Friday, with one of the big draws being author Sherman Alexie’s Indies First campaign...

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day with These Literary Beer Pairings

September 7 is National Beer Lovers Day! Minnesota is a great place for brewing and drinking, and to celebrate, we’re combining beer with something else this state is known for: books. Here are four pairings for your reading and imbibing pleasure! 1. Harry Potter New Belgium Pumpkick This pairing can work with any of the first four books in the Harry Potter series. (After that, a darker beer would work better, in my opinion—maybe something with some toasty notes...

This Week in Geek (09/05/16–09/11/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, September 5th through Sunday, September 11th. Tabletop Tuesdays What: Meetup, Gaming When: Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m. Where: GlitchHQ Glitch (a nonprofit that “promotes the exploration of digital games as a culture, career, and creative practice”) invites you to GlitchHQ on the first and third Tuesday of every month for a night of board games. You...

Minneapolis’s Milkweed Books Wants to Be Weird in the Best Way Possible

Minneapolis is getting a new bookstore—with a bit of a twist. Milkweed Editions, the local indie publisher that’s been creating books for almost 40 years, is opening a cozy shop in the Open Book building, home to Milkweed’s own editorial offices (as well as the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, among other things). Alongside its own books, which will be in the minority when it comes to the store’s inventory, it will stock a unique...
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