back, humans, for another episode of THE WEEK IN GEEK! You may have
thought this so-called "President's Day" would stop us, but oh no.
Would a giant laser-shooting robot pause world destruction to observe
any kind of human holiday? Get real. MONDAY, 2.21.11Science on Screen: DEATH IN VENICE with psychologist/author Dr. Nancy Etcoff @ Coolidge CornerBeautiful
movie that raises questions about beauty itself and the relationship
humans have with it? Check. Doctor of Mind/Brain Science to help us learn more about it? Check. 7:30pm at Coolidge Corner Theatre!National Engineers Week @ MIT MuseumNational Engineers Week starts today, and MIT museum is celebrating daily with Robotic Engineering workshops and Scavenger Hunts. Fun for cyborgs of every age (actually, you have to be 10).Comically Speaking Turns 20! @ Comically SpeakingThe venerable Reading comic-book store celebrates its 20th birthday all
week with huge sales (from 20 to 50 percent depending on the day), as
well as guests. Check out the Facebook event, and get on it!TUESDAY, 2.22.11"Beyond the Double Helix: Varying the ‘Histone Code" @ Radcliffe InstituteHonestly,
all I can tell you is that it's about genetics. But I know some of you
clones are wondering how you were made, so this might be a useful lecture by C. David Allis, of Rockefeller University. 3pm.Speed Geeking: A Nonprofit Tech Meeting of the Hearts @ MassChallengeHave you been looking to work for a non-profit? MassChallenge presents a speed-dating inspired matchup session for geeks and non-profit companies looking for help with their technology! 6:30pm-8:30pm.Elizabeth Bear, signing and reading @ Pandemonium Books & GamesThe Hugo Award-winning author will read excerpts
from her speculative fiction novels "The Sea Thy Mistress," "Grail," and "The White City." Unmissable for fantasy
lovers! 7pm!Stephen Fry @ HarvardWe've posted about this before, hopefully you got your tickets. If not, go anyway and storm the auditorium!! Just kidding, but hopefully they'll have an overflow auditorium with a live feed.Fight Night @ Game UndergroundIf all these talks are too boring for you to handle, maybe you just need something a little more button-mashy. For an ass-kicking good time, head to Game Underground in Framingham around 7, when they'll be playing Marvel v Capcom 3!WEDNESDAY, 2.25.11Wednesday could be a sad day indeed around the New England area, as I can't find diddly-squat to do. Unless....SMUT SLAM @ Kennedy's MidtownIf you've never met anyone who has actually had sex, you may want to tread slowly into the erotic-waters. Come out for a night of stories of others first experiences and see if sexual activity is for you.THURSDAY, 2.24.11TOTAL CONFUSION 25!!! @ Holiday Inn MansfieldThis massive gaming convention
celebrates a quarter century this year, starting on Thursday!
Discussions, panels, tournaments (including a North American Catan
Qualifier), film screenings, and anything else an RPG fan could ask for.
Runs till Sunday.Rock Paper Scissors Tournament @ PA's LoungeYes,
ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again. USMS presents the 3rd Annual
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. Use humanity's oldest weapons to defeat
opponents on your path to glory! 7pm, cash prizes! "Do you have what it takes?"FRIDAY, 2.25.11Siva Vaidhyanathan on "The Googlization of Everything" @ Harvard Book Store"And
why we should worry" is the subtitle. Vaidhyanathan's book explores how
Google controls information, and why that may not be a good thing for a
consuming public. Sound familiar? 3pm.Public Board Games Night @ MITMIT's Strategic Gaming Society presents another night full of Settlers, Battlestar, and Power Grid. Did we mention they have an "extensive game library"? 7pm-11:30pm.Nels Cline Singers vs. Rova Quartet @ ICA BostonNels Cline (of Wilco) brings his trio to the ICA to play a set with the Rova Saxophone quartet! Should be an awesomely experimental evening. 7:30pm.SATURDAY, 2.26.11Call of Duty Tournament @ Game UndergroundGame
Underground in Framingham is hosting a 4v4 Call of Duty Tournament,
starting at noon. $100 per team!? Payout is going to be huge, boys and
girls, huge. Check that out.PATROL!!! @ MITOh my god! MIT Assassin's Guild presents a public game of Patrol every Saturday night!? How did we not know about this? "Travel to strange new classrooms. Meet interesting people, and kill them!" 8-11pm.SUNDAY, 2.27.11
Cakes & Robots Potluck Party @ Artisan's AsylumNow where did I leave my cookbook that had the robot cake recipe in it? Come down to Union Square's Artisan's Asylum for a Cake and Robot themed potluck party. Things involved: music, food, dancing, drinking, and best of all, cakes and robots. 8pm!
You're watching the Oscars. Aren't you?Now for some robot jokes.#weekingeekFor more geek events, check out our geekified listings portal. 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! And don't forget to invite us to any events you may be hosting/attending!
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