Geek About Town: Quarantine Edition
Events looks pretty different these days than they ever have before. We’re hanging out with friends over Zoom and avoiding public spaces we used to love (oh how I miss you, concerts and movie theaters!). We’re tuning in to an endless stream of Instagram lives (may I recommend Ziwe Fumudoh’s genius live show on Thursdays and also every IGTV Sonya Renee Taylor has ever made?!). And, of course, many of us are protesting against anti-Black racism and police brutality, and spending our nights speed-dialing our electeds (P.S. here’s a cool tool to find your reps!)
So it’s no surprise that our most recent round up of upcoming events looks a little different than normal too. From virtual talks to drive in movies, check out our full Geek About Town events calendar to find out about all of the online (or physically-distanced in-person) events coming up that may just help you feel a little bit better about the strange, sad, confusing, and exhausting times we’re living in.
Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the upcoming events I’m most excited for:
- The History and Politics of Black Hair and Beauty lecture series, hosted by Wa Na Wari
- In Conversation: Olumide Popoola and Sarah Ladipo Manyika, co-hosted by The Elliott Bay Book Company
- Virtual Write With Hugo House, hosted by Seattle Public Library
- The Drive-In Movie Series at Marymoor Park (especially the screening of The Princess Bride!)
Until we can meet again in person, here’s to doing our best to stay safe, well, entertained, and informed during quarantine!