The Week in Geek 02.14 - 02.18: [Valentine's Day week if you haven't been outside in like 1500 years]Hark
ye geeks, and discover Laser Orgy's newest feature: The Week In Geek, a
regular listing of geeky-awesome events in Boston. So next time you're
overfull of Cheetos and bored of launching rockets at Nazi zombies, you
can check this blog right here and find out what kind of dorky events
are going on in the Boston area, whether it be sci-fi cons, steampunk
museum exhibits, something to do with video games or lectures on
Singularity. Round 1! Ready? Go!
MONDAY, 2.14.11"Watson on Jeopardy! : The Turing Test Breaks the 4th Wall" @ MITWatson, the IBM supercomputer you may have heard about,
begins his 3-night Jeopardy! takeover at 7:30pm on WBZ-TV. MIT will
host Dr. David Gondek, who helped develop this Frankenstein-machine,
for a talk on Artificial Intelligence, and viewing party, starting at
6pm. Check that out here."STAR WRECK- IN THE PIRKINNING": US Premiere @ Somerville TheatrePart
of the ongoing Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival being held at the Somerville
Theatre in Davis Square, Star Wreck is a Finnish-made, "satirical space
comedy," involving a Captain Pirk, time-travel, and absolutely no
reminders that today is Valentine's Day, which may be a good thing.
Screening at 7:30pm, check the official Pirkinning website out here.Amelie & Triplets of Belleville Double Feature @ Somerville TheatreEasily two of the most imaginative, feel-good movies of the past decade, starting at 7:30.Steampunk: Form and Function @ Charles River Museum of Industry and InnovationThe "Steampunk: Form and Function"
exhibit at the CRMII continues in Waltham this week, offering a variety
of anachronistic delights, such as watches and trains. Check the
website out for more information here!TUESDAY, 2.15.11The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels @ Somerville TheatreBoston Sci-Fi screens The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels, the documentary of esteemed grindhouse director, narrated by John Waters. 730pm.HYPOTHESIS @ Midway CafeMidway Cafe
in Jamaica Plain presents HYPOTHESIS, their monthly scientist-cabaret
show. This month's theme is awfully fitting: Man vs. Robot. Check that out here.WEDNESDAY, 2.16.11Ladies of Horror Indie Night Presents: "Fugue" @ Somerville TheatreRecognizing the brilliant women directing terrifying movies in the genre-business this month, AllThingsHorroronline.net screens Barbara Stepansky's "Fugue", as well as scary short films, starting at 8pm!THURSDAY, 2.17.11Baths @ Brighton Music HallRenowned electronic-computer-music-nerd Baths comes to the Brighton Music Hall, and shows off his Ableton-producing prowess. Unwind to his chillness, and his utter geekiness.From Elsinore to Monkey Island: Theatre & Videogames as Performance Activities @ MITHow
and why do we buy into the reality of a play and a movie the same way
we buy into the reality of a videogame? To game or not to Game is the
question in a colloquium on the dramatic elements of gaming as
performance art "From Elsinore to Monkey Island", starting at 5pm.Deborah Harkness' "A Discovery of Witches" @ Brookline BooksmithThe
author discusses her wicked new novel, a foray into fiction via
witches, demons, and other fantastically fun occult things. 7pm.Intro to Metalwork @ Magma MetalworksIn the off-chance you've been trying to forge your own sword: In Beverly, MA, Magma Metalworks kicks-off a 3-Thursday workshop for beginning metallurgy.FRIDAY, 2.18.11Public Board Games Night @ MITMIT's Strategic Gaming Society presents its public board games night from 730-11pm. Come down and play some Settlers of Catan (maybe show off your new laser cut board)!MANIAC After Midnite @ Coolidge Corner TheaterCoolidge Corner's After Midnite series brings you the notoriously disgusting, "sick and dirty"
horror MANIAC, with an in-theatre appearance by the director William
Lustig. Should be a bloody good time, starting at... midnight!** BOSKONE 48 @ Boston Westin Waterfront **This weekend Boskone 48
comes to the Boston Westin Waterfront, for a weekend packed with
vampires, light sabers demos, anime screenings, author panels and
expert discussions of all sorts of sci-fi fantasy convention
excellence. This year features special guest, Charlaine Harris, the
writer of the original True Blood books. Boskone launches at 8pm Friday
with a True Bloog party to honor "THE MAKER" at the Fangtasia Bar in
the Westin, and continues until Sunday afternoon. Check the schedule because there is really some awesome stuff happening.Aaaaanddddd.... On Sunday the Boston Sci-Fi Festival wraps, with a 24-hour marathon of movies. The Omni Hotel hosts Miss Boston 2011.... Just kidding. You probably don't want to go to that. Keep an eye on The Phoenix's Event Listings for Geek Events for more stuff going on!Now for some fireworks to celebrate the first of many editions of this wonderful post!If you've got any geek-related events you'd like us to post, contact us! Follow us on Twitter @LaserOrgy! Follow our RSS feed! Tell your friends!
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