Geek About Town: July

Summer is in full swing with plenty of geeky and interesting events in Seattle. Check out our list below.

Saturday, July 1: Somali Independence Festival

  • Starts at 1 p.m. — Othello Park
  • Free event
  • Join the Somali Community Services of Seattle and celebrate its birth place as well as our cultural heritage. There will be various events and activities including live music, dancing, and a fashion show.

Saturday, July 1: Meow Fest 2

  • Starts at 1 p.m. — Covington Library
  • Free event
  • The library will celebrate the awesomeness of cats with showings of some of its favorite, funny cat videos, as well as with crafts and other fun activities. They’ll have adoptable cats, should you be inspired to give a forever home to what might be the internet’s next biggest star!

Meow on Saturday, July 1.

Sunday, July 2: Comics Dungeon Ladies Book Club

  • Starts at 6 p.m. — Wallingford
  • Free event, 21+
  • This is ladies and female-identified only book club hosted through Seattle’s Comics Dungeon and; dedicated to fostering a safe space for women to discuss comics. July’s book is Kelly Sue Deconnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet Volume 2.  This event is 21+ because of mature content.

Tuesday, July 4: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seafair Summer 4th

  • Starts at 12 p.m. — Fremont’s Gas Works Park
  • Free general admission but reserved seating available, read details here.
  • Seafair hosts a day full of fun at Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park, which boasts the best views of our fireworks show over Lake Union.  Throughout both parks, guests can dine with  food vendors, peruse exhibit booths and listen to live entertainment from the Gas Works Park main stage. For those 21 and over, you can quench your thirst in their beer and beverage gardens while relaxing in the summer sun.

Wednesday, July 5:  First Wednesday Queer Film Series

  • Starts at 8:45 p.m. — Downtown Seattle, Central Library
  • Three Dollar Bill Cinema and The Seattle Public Library will screen Oh, I Get It, a short film exposing the challenges facing queer comedians in the world of stand-up comedy.Following the film will be a panel Q&A featuring director Danny Tayara and Seattle celebrities Ijeoma Oluo and El Sanchez.

Thursday, July 6: Movie Night at Living Computer Museum

  • Starts at 6:15 p.m. — SODO’s Living Computer Museum
  • Included with museum admission
  • Living Computer Museum will be screening Thank You For Playing. When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called “That Dragon, Cancer” – an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief.

Thursday, July 6: Rogue One at Magnuson Park Outdoor Movies

  • Starts at 6:30 p.m. — Magnuson Park
  • Free event
  • Dust of the lawn chairs, pack up the blankets, fill the wagons and put on your stormtrooper outfits for this screening of Rogue One.

Saturday, July 8: Nerdfolk Salon with Sarah Shay and Strangely!

  • Starts at 7:30 p.m. —Fremont’s Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique
  • Free event, but donation for cover is accepted
  • Come out to Fremont’s finest geek emporium for a little free music from local purveyors of nerdfolk Sarah Shay and Strangely! It’s all ages, accessible, and kid friendly.

Monday, July 10: Collide-O-Scope

  • Starts at 6 p.m. — Capitol Hill’s Re-Bar
  • Free event
  • Collide-O-Scope is an event that showcases forgotten film clips. The curation is filmed at Re-Bar with bonuses including free popcorn and drawings throughout the show. This event happens twice a month on the second and fourth Monday.

Tuesday, July 11: A conversation with Attorney General Bob Ferguson

  • Starts at 12 p.m. — Downtown Seattle, Central Library
  • Free event
  • Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson made national headlines this year when he successfully blocked President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily barring immigration and refugees from seven Muslim majority nations. He is now challenging the constitutionality of the President’s revised executive order. Learn more about Ferguson’s experience with this case and others in this lunchtime interview.

Tuesday, July 11: How to use 3-D Pens

  • Starts at 2:30 p.m. — White Center Library
  • Free event
  • You can learn how to use a 3-D pen to make some amazing creations. This event is for ages 9 and older.

Wednesday, July 12: French Truly Salon

  • Starts at 6:30 p.m. — SIFF Film Center in Seattle Center
  • $25 tickets
  • The French Truly Salon is an experience unique to Seattle, marrying French language, culture, history and cinema. It starts with delicious French treats and ends with French film Ridicule.

Friday, July 14: “Study in clouds, merfolk, and other creatures” art gallery

  • Starts at 6:30 p.m. — Belltown Community Center
  • Free event
  • Seattle artist and GeekGirlCon staff member Rabecca Rocha will have a showcase called “a study in clouds, merfolk, and other creatures” in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood.

Image by Rabecca Rocha

Friday, July 14: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse!

  • Starts at 7 p.m. — Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood
  • Free event
  • 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! Come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon game nights with our friends at Wayward, it’s free!

Saturday, July 15: Seattle Street Food Festival

  • Starts at 5 p.m.  — 217 9th Ave N in South Lake Union
  • Free event
  • Experience local inspired by global cuisine in South Lake Union. Shop the Urban Craft Market and experience local street food and purveyors at Seattle’s largest summer food festivals in ever-changing South Lake Union. This event also happens Sunday, July 16.

SUSU plans to attend the Seattle Street Food Festival with Thai-rolled ice cream. (Image: SUSU)

Saturday, July 15: All Day Game Day

  • Starts at 10 a.m. — King County Library, Skyway branch
  • Free event
  • Tabletop games are taking over Skyway Library! Every table in every section of the library will be covered in board games, dice games and role playing games! Kids games in the children’s area, teen games in the teen area, and more time intensive involved games in the living room area.

Saturday, July 22: Queen Sugar

  • Starts at 2 p.m. — Burien Library
  • Free event
  • Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar, discusses writing and her novel. Oprah Winfrey and Academy Award-nominated director and producer Ava DuVernay adapted Queen Sugar as a television series in 2016; the series will continue for a second season this year.

Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar, discusses writing and her novel at the Burien Library.

Friday, June 28: GeekGirlCon Board Game Night at Wayward Coffeehouse!

  • Starts at 7 p.m. — Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood
  • Free event
  • 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! Come and play with folks who love playing games. And the best part about the GeekGirlCon game nights with our friends at Wayward, it’s free!

Saturday, July 29: Seattle Sailor Moon Day

  • Starts at 12 p.m. — The Vera Project
  • $15 tickets
  • This event features a fun-filled afternoon of Sailor Moon-themed carnival games, cosplay contest, karaoke, crafts, trivia, photo booth, and more!

Saturday, July 29: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! – “Secret Surprise Film!”

  • Starts at 10 p.m. — Moore Theatre
  • Free event
  • For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to a city near you on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour.

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