Posts tagged "burlesque"
It had been a while since I’d seen a burlesque show at Gorilla Tango. My last one was A Nude Hope. Since that initial Star Wars-inspired production, geeky burlesque troupes and shows have sprung up like crazy in Chicago. At Gorilla Tango alone, you can sit for an evening and watch at least three in a... Read more »
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is barreling toward us. I’ve always liked the holiday- and this is coming from someone who didn’t really have a boyfriend until college. When I was single, I’d throw parties for all of my loner friends. In times of commitment, I’d try to make Valentine’s Day interesting with... Read more »
Three days ago, I promised a GEEKend events post. I realized, though, that all relevant goings-on are long-running shows. So, I’m tweaking the usual format. Here’s a special list of geeky theatre productions you can enjoy all month: 1. Hack/Slash – The comic book series Hack/Slash is a Chicago favorite. Its writer, Tim Seeley, is... Read more »
It has been a cool week for Internet activism. John Oliver turned the public’s attention to net neutrality (finally!) Geek girls got vocal about Star Wars, so Princess Leia toys will be introduced by Disney (finally!) Before this week, Solar Roadways got funded. Reading Rainbow got funded. Never before has it been so easy for individuals... Read more »
This weekend is a BIG one for geek events. Many troupes and organizations I’ve previously written about are having shows. I’ll plug them all… but first, two opportunities that are brand new to Geek Girl Chicago! 1. Third Coast Comics Pie Bake-Off – Pie just might be the perfect dessert. The people at Third Coast... Read more »
The world isn’t going to end tomorrow. Everyone already knows it. However, I’m sure Facebook will be filled with repetitive status updates about surviving, The Doctor saving us, Majora’s Mask, etc. Yyyyyup, I’ll be avoiding the Internet. If you’ll be doing the same, may I suggest some of the following events this GEEKend? FRIDAY... Read more »
Halo 4 comes out at midnight. The reviews are stellar, but I’ve been a little shocked by the amount of people claiming it will be “more fun” than waiting in line at the polls. People. Seriously. Vote. Vote. VOTE VOTE VOTE!! …*ahem.* Now that that’s out of the way, here are a few things to... Read more »
Feeling the post-con blues after C2E2? Feeling the pre-con jitters before ACen? Great news! It’s going to be a fun, sexy GEEKend! Here are 3 options to keep your geek fix going: 1. CODCON – Get your D20s ready! Each year, the College of DuPage Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club holds CODCON– a 3-day gaming convention. Collectors can... Read more »
Princess Leia. What a babe. When I was little- I’m talking toddler, here- I didn’t just idolize her. I WAS her. If you can relate, then consider spending a Saturday at Gorilla Tango Theatre for A Nude Hope: A Star Wars Burlesque. Yes, Star Wars burlesque. The moment I heard, I had to know more.... Read more »
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