Posts in category "Geek"

The Greatest Party Game on Earth: Cards Against Humanity

The Greatest Party Game on Earth: Cards Against Humanity
I don’t generally count on having to worry about in-home entertaining this time of year, but since Mother Nature decided to phone it in this spring that’s the situation I find myself in. Fortunately, I have purchased the best party game every to entertain myself and my seasonally depressed friends: Cards Against Humanity. Cards Against... Read more »

A book lover's Nirvana

A book lover's Nirvana
Every summer I seem to forgo anything cultural and proceed to stuff my face with delicious food festival creations. (And by creations, I mean deep fried Snickers bars.)  But since Chicago Quirk readers are the epitome of cultural sophistication, I figured I’d give you a few fancy but still quirky events happening this weekend to... Read more »

Calling all geeks!! The Renaissance Faire starts Saturday!

Calling all geeks!! The Renaissance Faire starts Saturday!
Sure, there are tons of things you could do this weekend, but the real glory is that the Bristol Renaissance Faire opens Saturday!! I can’t tell you how many weekends I spent there in high school. Okay, every weekend. In my multiple Renaissance costumes. (Go figure, wasn’t the most popular Quirk in high school. Remember,... Read more »
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Get your '90s geek on at TGIF trivia night

Get your '90s geek on at TGIF trivia night
A bar’s trivia night has to be insanely clever to grab my attention, and I think this is the best I’ve seen. Harrigan’s Pub is hosting a TGIF trivia night, calling on all of the very best of the best in early ’90s sitcoms.We’re talking Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Step by Step and even Dinosaurs.... Read more »

Looking for burlesque side show and fetish acts?

Looking for burlesque side show and fetish acts?
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that, not matter what you’re in to, there’s a show for you. Do you like burlesque side show and fetish acts? Check out Festival of Flesh. The last Thursday of every month, Arkham Noise Productions brings Festival of the Flesh to Lucky Number Grill. An evening of “variety,” you... Read more »

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Hear ye, hear ye! 'Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
My Monday posts are usually dedicated to ‘Did You Know, Chicago?’. This has been put on hold to tell you about the amazing and official Talk Like Shakespeare Day. To celebrate Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, Mayor Emanuel has actually declared the Bard’s 448th birthday a day when “all citizens are encouraged to express themselves through the incorporation of... Read more »
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Get your force on at Star Wars trivia night

Get your force on at Star Wars trivia night
I don’t like that trivia night has become cool. It’s not cool. It’s for nerds like me to regurgitate the useless knowledge we picked up in high school while the rest of you were getting drunk off of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Trivia goes back to its geek roots tonight with Star Wars Trivia at Harrigan’s... Read more »