Category Archives: Events

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental
Nov 14th, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Books and Doc Colony’s Reloaded Events presents this magnitudinous event.
Professor Elemental is bringing his unique brand of steampunk and chap hop to Detroit. What’s chap hop you ask? Old timey English proper and hip hop combined for unique lyrics. Professor Elemental combines comedy and music while spitting lyrics and rhymes. Opening acts will include a burlesque show by Miss Holly Hock, sideshow extraordinaire Christopher Bogucki (who might eat fire) and DJ Tommy Toon. Mark your calendars.

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1477620365858972/
professorelemental.com

Steampunk Night of November 2014

Steampunk Night of November 2014
November 8th 8pm to 1am

Michigan’s own Steampunk DJ Van Helsteam will be spinning music for you folks who want to drink and dance. Van Helsteam mixes Electro swing, Irish, Steampunk and other genres of music to get you out on the dance floor. There is no coverage for this show but you can donate if you want to. Dress up in Ren faire, Steampunk or Pirate attire if you would like as well. Mark your calendars.

Kelly’s Downtown
220 S Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48933

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/687300981363293/

Fantasticon S2-EP4

Fantasticon S2-EP4
November 8th, 2014

Fantasticon Comic Book & Pop Culture Show is just what the name suggests. This is a one day comic book and collectibles event. Comic artists, writers and music will be available. The admission price ranges from $5 to $7. Mark your calendars.

Gibraltar Trade Center
237 North River Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI. 48043

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For more info, check out:
http://www.fantasticon.net/
https://www.facebook.com/FantasticonShow

TEDxMuskegon 2014

TEDxMuskegon 2014
November 6th

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit group that focuses on the concept of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a locally, self-organized event under the TED banner. Instead of paying $6000 to attend a TED conference, you can pay a significantly cheaper price to attend a TEDx event. Speakers are there to present ideas that could possibly challenge the way you think or inspire you to action. Mark your calendars.

Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Beardsley Theater
425 W Western Ave #200
Muskegon, MI 49440

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For more info, check out:
http://tedxmuskegon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/tedxmuskegon

Vault of Midnight presents: Villains Take Over: Dance Party! 2014

Vault of Midnight presents: Villains Take Over: Dance Party! 2014
November 1st 9pm to 12am

What happens when one of Grand Rapids premier comic book shops, the Vault of Midnight, combines with The Pyramid Scheme? A creatively awesome dance event is conceived. Not every day the villains of the world (or Grand Rapids) get together and have a dance party. Come dressed as your favorite villain to dance and take photos. Contests will be held. Mark this on your calendar

Sorry to all the young ones out there. This event is for those 21 and older since it will be in a bar.

The Pyramid Scheme
68 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1487542361495302/?fref=ts
http://pyramidschemebar.com/event/vault-of-midnight-presents-villains-take-over-dance-party/

The Art of Video Games Exhibition

The Art of Video Games Exhibition
October 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm – January 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The Smithsonian Art Museum is bringing its traveling video game art exhibit to Michigan. For roughly 3 months, the Flint Institute of Art will host the exhibit. Over 40 years of history of history will be on display. Video games are now recognized as an artistic medium. Still images, videos, interviews, consoles and playable games will be on display. Don’t miss out on this because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Mark your calendars.

Flint Institute of Art
1120 E Kearsley St
Flint, Michigan 48503

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For more info, check out:
http://www.flintarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/taovg
https://www.facebook.com/flint.institute.arts

Twilight of A Dark Knight 2014

Twilight of A Dark Knight 2014
October 25th 7:30pm-9:30Pm

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a Halloween themed symphony with bits of geeky goodness thrown in. Selections will include Batman – The Dark Knight, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Let’s not forget the memorable music from the Corpse Bride, Psycho, Michael Jackson and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Let’s Do the Time Warp again. Mark this on your calendars.

Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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For more info, check out:
http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/October25.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Philharmonic/199802143384907

Halloween Robot Parade & Global Robotics Arts Festival 2014

Halloween Robot Parade & Global Robotics Arts Festival 2014
October 25, 2014 9am-4pm

For those who are into robotics, this will pique your interests. Macomb Community College with cooperation with Lawrence Technological University will host this RoboFest event. The parade will consist of robotic floats. Expect at least a ghost or a ghoul in the parade since it will be close to Halloween. Afterwards, the Global Robotics Arts Festival takes place. Robots will be in costume and dance. Robots will paint. There will be robotic music as well. The best thing about these robotic displays: it’s student driven from many age and class levels. Mark this on your calendars.
Macomb Community College
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088

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For more info, check out:
http://calendar.macomb.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=10/25/2014&todate=10/25/2014&display=Day&type=public&eventidn=1871&view=EventDetails&information_id=3105&print=print

http://www.robofest.net/

http://www.robofest.net/images/PDFs/robofest15flyer.pdf

ConClave 38

ConClave 38
October 10th-12th

ConClave 38 is a fantasy and science fiction convention. Music, literature, gaming, role play, animation, star gazing and art are just a few of the activities that await those who seek this convention. All nerds and geeks are invited regardless of their background. This is a melting pot convention. Mark your calendars.

Dearborn Doubletree Hotel
5801 Southfield Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126

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For more info, check out:
http://www.conclavesf.org/cc2012/home.htm
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ConClave-Inc/154085077106

Sci-Phonic 2015

Sci-Phonic 2015
May 16th, 2015

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform orchestral versions of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure movie scores along with video game music. Movies to be featured: Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek along with a few others. Video games to be featured: Halo, World of Warcraft, Bounty Hunter, Civilization IV and Kingdom Hearts. Mark your calendars.

Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/May16.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Philharmonic/199802143384907