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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

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

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes 2015

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes 2015
February 7th, 2015

The Grand Rapids Symphony will be performing orchestral versions of beloved video game pieces. Various iconic games will be featured in this wonderful concert. Speaking from personal experience, you would not want to miss out on this. Who says that video game music is not capable of the status of high art? Mark your calendars.

DeVos Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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For more info, check out:
http://www.replay-symphony.com/concert
http://grsymphony.org/concerts/nestl-gerber-symphonicboom-series/replay-symphony-heroes

Winter Haven 2014

Winter Haven 2014
October 17th-19th

Are you into LARPing? For those who are not in the know, LARP stands for Live Action Role Play. Winter Haven is a sponsored chapter that is a part of the Final Haven LARP system. Set in the post-apocalyptic world of Phanterra, chapters are connected which allows players to move to any event in the system. Players gain experience points at events which have story timelines. There are races to choose from or you can create your own character. Do battle in a safe environment with padded weapons. Interact with unique characters and enjoy yourself. Mark your calendars.

Camp Lor-Ray
5281 Russell Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457

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For more info, check out:
http://www.winterhavenlarp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WinterHavenLARP/

Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk 2014

Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk 2014
October 11th from 11am to 1pm.

Is there a better way to get prepared for Halloween and helping people than a zombie walk? I can’t really think of any. This annual event is entering year five. There are no registration fees. Donations of money will help the Lansing City Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarships. Donations of food will help Greater Lansing Food Bank. Mark this on your calendar.

Lansing Center
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Lansing-Zombie-Walk/110543725653860

ConFusion 2015

ConFusion 2015
January 16th-18th

ConFusion is an annual Science Fiction convention that began in 1974. Some elements of gaming, art and costumes are featured. Each year a guest of honor from the field of science is invited. Mark your calendars.

Dearborn Doubletree Hotel
5801 Southfield Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126

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For more info, check out:
http://2015.confusionsf.org/
https://www.facebook.com/MIConFusionNews