Posts tagged "museums"

The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum: not about Star Wars, not for Chicago

The Chicago geek scene has been blowing up about The George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.  People keep getting my attention on social media, gushing about how much “we” want it.  The city of San Francisco supposedly just made an offer for the attraction.  In response, many readers have been asking Geek Girl Chicago to join the... Read more »

5 Geeky Date Ideas for Valentine's Day in Chicago

I take geek romance very seriously.  It’s one of my favorite blogging topics, from themed gift ideas to advice for singles.  Today, I’m addressing the most common question I get: “What’s the best place in Chicago for a geeky date?” …OK, busted.  I totally did this last year.  However, I have even MORE to share in 2013!... Read more »

The Summer of Science - 3 Sciencey, Summery Activities for Kids and Families

July is coming to a close.  The weather is hotter than ever, driving some people to the beach and others to the air-conditioned indoors for computers and video games.  There’s still another month before kids go back to school.  Sunburn is one thing- don’t let their brains fry, too! Here are 3 ways to keep... Read more »
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This Week in Geek: Bust Some Myths, Boldly Go.

It’s a big week in the geek world. Gaming?  Mass Effect 3. Comics?  Fairest #1. Movies?  John Carter. Chicago?  Well, as usual, I’ve got a lot for you.  It’s another great week to be a Chi-town geek. MONDAY THE 12th: Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club – The Chicago Nerd Social Club is on its... Read more »

3 Geeky Road Trip Destinations

In the Winter, I hate everyone and everywhere.  Seriously.  Stay away or be sliced up like a tauntaun.  I find Springtime, however, totally rad.  Warm weather inspires me to get up and get out… though it sometimes means I ask my boss for days off at the last minute (love you, Mindy!).  Impromptu adventures just... Read more »

Your Kid is a Geek!: Love, Bullies, and Places to Grow

Today, people often say that geeks have inherited the Earth.  Comic book-inspired movies rule the box office.  New Star Wars content surfaces each week.  The Big Bang Theory is one of the hottest shows on TV, and Game of Thrones saw no less than 13 Emmy nominations (2 wins!) in 2011.  ”We won,” my adult... Read more »
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Love is a Crash Test Dummy and William Shatner

I hate missed opportunities.  I heard about An Intimate Evening  with Nobuo Uematsu. I hesitated.  It sold out.  My dream of sitting with 149 other people + the composer of the Final Fantasy soundtracks is shattered.  …Granted, I only discovered this dream 5 days ago, but it’s still totally important and soul-crushing. I don’t want you... Read more »

Could YOU Live in a Museum?

A Ben Stiller movie permanently changed how people view my career.  I work at the Museum of Science and Industry, and no, the exhibits do not come to life at night. I love MSI.  It’s the best museum in Chicago- perfect work for a geek.  There’s always something new to learn and people to inspire…... Read more »