July Geek About Town!
Happy July, readers!
Here’s a few events in the Seattle area for you to get your geek on in the summertime! Enjoy!
Monday, July 7: Stitch and Bitch at AFK Elixrs and Eatery
Knit and crochet meetup at Renton’s AFK Elixrs and Eatery.
Friday, July 11: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse
From the Meetup page: “Do you love board games and enjoy teaching others how to play? Explore the board/card game hobby and meet folks happy to teach you their favorite board games! No pressure though, you can just come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon game nights with our friends at Wayward? They are absolutely FREE with no cover charge! Our group is inclusive and totally newbie-friendly. We play a wide range of modern board and card games as well as some classics. You might find King of Tokyo, Völuspá, Alien Frontiers, Locke & Key, Coup, Tokaido, The Resistance, Skull and Roses, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Toc Toc Woodman, FLUXX and many more!”
Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13: Dragon Fest
The Seattle Chinatown/International District neighborhood hosts the largest Pan-Asian American street-fair in the Pacific Northwest. Dragon Fest has been a community event since 1975. This annual two-day event includes kids & family activities, authentic cultural performances, $2 Food Walk, Anime Costume Contest, and over 100 booths featuring arts & crafts, local business, community organizations and much more!
Sunday, July 13: GeekGirlCONcert 2014
From the Facebook page: “GeekGirlCon has amazing news. We are throwing a 21+ nerdtastic dance party on July 13 and you won’t want to miss this night of music. Coming together for the first time for one night only, some truly epic music from some amazing nerdcore artists. Performers include:
GeekGirlCon’s own Shubzilla, a rap artist representing Renton, WA. She debuted as an artist for Nerdcore Now’s Vocalist/Producer Challenge 2011, where she was ranked tenth overall. The following year, her talent and bravado earned her second place. Since then, she has not looked back and her sets are as high-energy as the artist herself. Already a denizen of the nerdcore scene, Shubzilla aims to be a part of the growing Seattle music community and beyond.
Seattle’s 9K1 is an electropop group who made their debut last year at GeekGirlCon’s first annual benefit concert. Since then, they have performed all over the PNW and were a featured act at Nerdapalooza!!. 9k1 is DJ/producer Bill Beats, rapper/singer/producer Lex Lingo, and rapper Shubzilla.
Performing in Seattle for the first time, Sammus is an upstate New York-based rap artist, producer, and PhD student with Congolese and Ivorian family roots. Her production is characterized by her use of uniquely chopped samples and video game-like synths. Labeled the “rap Aisha Tyler” by MTV Iggy for her intelligent lyrics, she has become one of the faces of black female geeks within the growing nerdcore hip hop movement.
Veteran nerdcore storytellers Death Star have been rapping, awkwardly dancing, and gasping for air on stages around Seattle for last 5 years. Enjoy their tales of sad villains, sexual misadventures, video game addiction, and aggressive sandwich making. Death*Star is MC-3PO, C0splay, and Bill Beats.
Jonny Nero Action Hero is a Chip Rock artist, mixing up sounds of his childhood with the music of his adulthood. Get ready to dance when Jonny Nero Action Hero takes the stage because his frenetic energy will compel you to dance!
Here’s the 411 on our 21+ show at BARBOZA. Doors open at 6:30 with the show kicking off at 7PM. Tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door. Either way, that’s a bargain for ALL THIS MUSIC!
Don’t forget your I.D.s when you come because this show is 21+ only. If you’re under 21, don’t fret. Check out their band pages and ask someone to buy you some sweet merch from these folks!
Thursday, July 17: Outdoor Movies @ Magnuson Park
From the website: “Seattle outdoor movies at Magnuson Park feature big screen flicks, cirque performances by The Cabiri, movie trivia and Seattle’s best food trucks. 2014 is the fourth season of the Seattle outdoor cinema at Magnuson Park. Events run weekly on Thursdays evenings from July 10 – Aug. 28, 2014. Presented by Seattle Children’s.
Magnuson Park – 7400 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA”
Thursday, July 17-Saturday, July 19: The Danger Zone: Burlesque Inspired by Archer
From the Facebook event page: “Something, something The Danger Zone! Smooches & Science (JOYstick!, JOYstick! Level 2, An Evening at Merlotte’s) and Sailor St. Claire (Tuesday Tease, Accio Burlesque!) in association with Theatre Off Jackson team up to bring you burlesque inspired by the animated comedy series Archer.
Set inside the highly dysfunctional ISIS offices, The Danger Zone is a fully-scripted burlesque play that combines all the hilarity of the animated series with the sexy fun of neo-burlesque. When Malory invites a reporter to the ISIS office, her chance for good PR is quickly ruined by the nearly-naked antics of Archer, Dr. Kreiger, Pam, Cheryl, and the rest of the ISIS gang. But in a world of espionage, not everything is as simple as it seems, and the ISIS team gets more naked surprises than even they could have imagined. The Danger Zone promises to be so filthy and funny that internet porn won’t even know you’re cheating on it.
Tickets for The Danger Zone go on sale June 9 via BrownPaperTickets. The “Shitass Seats” are general admission and are available for $20. The “Sploosh Zone” is preferred reserved seating in the first two rows of the theatre and is available for $30.
This show is how you get ants.
Date: Thursday, July 17 / Friday, July 18 / Saturday, July 19
Times: 8 PM (Doors 7:30)
Cost: $20 “Shitass Seats” (General Admission); $30 “Sploosh Zone” (Reserved Seating in Preferred Areas)
Place: Theatre Off Jackson
Accessibility: TOJ is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the producers or TOJ if you require accommodations for wheelchairs or other assistive devices.
Tuesday, July 22nd: Live Girls! Ladies Night Performance Series at the Annex Theatre
From the website: Live Girls! Theater is dedicated to fostering new works by women, and our new Ladies Night performance series expands our horizons by highlighting female artists in multiple disciplines. For three months this spring, April to June, each 4th Sunday we will take over the stage at Annex to showcase a different genre of work that we love: music, burlesque, and comedy. These evenings provide a platform for female artists to experiment, perform, and inspire – the LG way! All hosted by Daisy O’Day: Seattle’s Sweetheart who’s up to no good.
Wednesday, July 23: Movies @ Marymoor: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
From the King County Gov website: “Pre-movie seating is $5, and entry includes live acts, movie trivia and tasty food trucks. Movies start at dusk. Seating opens at 7 p.m.
Seating opens at 7 p.m., movies are shown at dusk.
Seating is on the grass; low-back chairs or blankets are recommended.
A $1 parking permit is required to park at Marymoor, which can be purchased from the vending machines located throughout the park.
This is a dog-friendly event. Pets must remain on a leash at all times.
There are no ATMs on site.
All movies are shown at MacNair Field, unless otherwise specified.
Friday, July 25: GeekGirlCon Boardgame Night at Wayward Coffeehouse
From the Meetup page: “Do you love boardgames and enjoy teaching others how to play? Explore the board/card game hobby and meet folks happy to teach you their favorite board games! No pressure though, you can just come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon game nights with our friends at Wayward? They are absolutely FREE with no cover charge! Our group is inclusive and totally newbie-friendly. We play a wide range of modern board and card games as well as some classics. You might find King of Tokyo, Völuspá, Alien Frontiers,Locke & Key, Coup, Tokaido, The Resistance, Skull and Roses,Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Toc Toc Woodman, FLUXX and many more!”
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