There’s really not much geeky going on in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend, but in case you don’t feel like staying inside, I’ve scraped up all I could!
Friday, February 8
Start the Geekend off right with Free at Noon at the World Cafe Live. This week’s band is Free Energy, and I’m completely intrigued by this sentence: “The band incorporates that style of classic rock into their punk/pop element, creating a unique sound that can only be described as post-70s glam.” That sounds like an awesome lunchtime to me.
After work, hit up the International House at 7 for As Above, So Below: An Evening with Sarah J. Christman. Christman’s films, which are “non-fiction films [that] examine the intersection between people, technology and the natural world,” will be followed by a Q&A with her. The films are As Above, So Below; Broad Channel; and Dear Bill Gates.
Looking to get into the mood for a sexy Valentine’s Day? Check out Blow Me A Kiss! at the Trocadero. For $20, you can see the Pee-A-Boo Revue’s Valentine’s Special, as they “pull out all the stops from their heart-shaped box.” The event is $20, and is 21+. Sorry, kids. Doors open at 8 and the fun times start at 9.
Saturday, February 9
Want to spend your Saturday doing something spooky? Check out Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill. It’s a Valentine’s tour and reception that costs $20 and starts at 1pm. “Laurel Hill’s Valentine’s Day wintertime walking tour was inspired by the little-known story of a little-known woman whose heart – and only her heart – now lies buried beneath the cemetery’s earth.” Whoa! The tour is followed by a fireside reception that includes wine, hot chocole, and hors d’oeuvres.
There are two great movies showing on Saturday as well. You can start the day off right at 10:30 at the County Theatre with their $4 Saturday Family Matinee of Jumanji. Then, head to the Colonial Theatre at 2pm to see The Pirates! Band of Misfits for $9. It’s “a story of high-seas silliness from that British national treasure Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit),” meaning it’s a movie you don’t want to miss.
There’s also an all-day Warhammer 40,000 Tournament at Redcap’s Corner. The store opens at 11AM and pairings get posted at 11:45, with games running all day from 12PM to 9PM. Entering the tournament costs $10, and teams must register together. For all the details and to RSVP, check out their Facebook page for the event.
Wrap up Saturday at PhilaMOCA’s awesome monthly chiptunes show, 8static. This month Doomcloud, Ro-Bear, Ricky Brugal, and Cutman will be the performers, with visuals and workshop done by Guybrush. The event begins at 7pm and costs $10 (which includes a sticker!).
Sunday, February 10
Sunday is a day of rest for geeks, apparently, because there was only one neat thing I could find, and that was the Colonial Theatre showing Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry. As they said in the write up, it was one of Hitchcock’s favorite films to make, and you can see it on the big screen at 2pm for $9.
Oh, and The Walking Dead returns on AMC. I think I might need the whole day just to prepare for that, because… yeah.
That’s it for this teeny tiny Geekend! I hope you found at least one thing to do, whether it be spending the day at the cemetery or dancing around to chiptunes all night. Tune in next week for more Valentine’s Day events than you can stomach!