The weekend is almost upon us, geeks! And you know what that means… another edition of the Geekend. I’m excited to announce that there are lots of great movies you can check out this weekend. Get ready to load up on popcorn and Twizzlers!
All three days
There are tons of things to do this entire weekend. The World’s End, that awesome new movie that ends the Cornetto Trilogy, will be out in theaters on Friday, so make sure you see it this weekend. Of course, if you’re like our own sweet Mary Brickthrower, you’ve already seen it and you chilled out with your buddy, Simon Pegg.
Once again, you have your pick of three showings to check out those films at the Walking Fish Theatre. The full-length film is Locomotive, and the short films are MindKontrol Freak, Heaven, Pregnant, Scott and Taylor’s Book of Amazing Ideas, It’s Your Country – Roots (ep3), It’s Just Business (ep2), Exile (arc 1 part 1). The shows are $7, and run on Friday from 8PM to 10PM, Saturday from 8PM to 10PM, and Sunday from 3PM to 5PM.
Want to go celebrate the Internet for the weekend? Head down to Washington, DC for Intervention 2013, which is an Internet convention. This isn’t just any Internet party – this is the “premier showcase of online creativity,” and it’s run by the amazing Onezumi Hartstein (if you don’t love her yet, well, you should.
Friday, August 23
Start your Geekend early at 10AM Friday with Monthly Fourth Friday Tour Series: Hot Spots and Storied Plots at the Laurel Hill Cemetery. It’s “the perfect tour for first-time visitors to Laurel Hill, and anyone else who enjoys beautiful art, scenic nature and fascinating history.” The tour costs $8, and you can buy your tickets online.
Head to the International House at 8PM for an amazing treat! It’s Exhumed Films presents: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and The Last Starfighter. Not only are they showing these two amazing classics, they’ll also be showing the episode that had Khan’s first appearance – 1967’s “Space Seed” from Star Trek: The Original Series. Tickets are $15 and worth every penny!
When you’ve wrapped up there, head downtown to the Ritz at the Bourse. They’ll be showing a midnight screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan. Actually, I recommend leaving work early to see The World’s End, then heading to the International House, then heading to the Ritz at the Bourse! Then go home and pass out for at least 10 hours.
Saturday, August 24
You have two options for Saturday during the day. At Liberty Lands Park, there’s a free concert from noon until 8PM, featuring The Dead Milkmen, Andrew Lipke, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Conversations with Enemies, Break it Up, and You do You. Or, if standing out in the sun isn’t your cup of tea, you can go to the Rotunda, where they’ll be having the Philly MADE DIY Fest from noon until 6PM. In case you’ve never heard of it, Philly MADE DIY Fest is “a loosely juried DIY Fest focusing on giving an outlet to as many flavors of DIY as possible.” It costs just $3 and is sure to be host to some amazing crafts.
Finish out the night at PhilaMOCA with 8static! This month’s performers are Chipocrite, Kris Keyser, Noisewaves, and Matthew Joseph Payne, and Animal Style will be doing the workshop before the show. Tickets are $10 and the party starts at 7PM. Afterwards, head to the Institute Bar and get 10% off your bill with your 8static ticket.
Sunday, August 25
Feel like buying some sweet used board games? Head to All Things Fun! in West Berlin, NJ for their Summer Used Game Auction. Bidding on all games starts at just $1, so this might be your chance to get something new for cheaper, or find something rare you haven’t been able to get a hold of! The auction starts at noon and runs until 5PM.
Finally, I’ve got one more movie on the list – Gone with the Wind is playing at the County Theatre. Normally I wouldn’t recommend this, as I haven’t seen it since I was a kid, but I just read the book in one of my book clubs, and I really want to see the film again! The show starts at 12:30 and costs $9 – though you may not give a damn.
That’s all for this week’s edition of the Geekend! As always, feel free to Tweet at me if you want something featured here!