March 5th, 2012 By RUTH BROWN | Features | Posted In: Willamette Geek

Willamette Geek: The Week in Geek

Eight awesomely nerdy things to do in Portland, March 5-11

     
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WW's weekly round-up of the nerdy events happening around Portland over the next seven days:

 
Monday, March 5

OMSI Science Pub: Food Fray
[EDUTAINMENT] Dr. Lisa H. Weasel, associate professor of biology at Portland State University, will discuss genetically modified food—the science, the politics, the debates—at OMSI's monthly bar night. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 467-752. 7 pm. $5 suggested cover charge. 21+ or minor with an adult.


Tuesday, March 6

Dr. Who Social
[FANDOM] Dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, de-da-dum, da-da-dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, OOO-WEEE, WEEE-OOO-OOOH, WEE-AAA-OOOH, EEE-OOOOH, dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum... That song used to make me hide behind the couch as a small child. Those that didn't grow up with a crippling fear of Cybermen can meet like minded Whovians at the the Central Library, which is hosting two days of Dr. Who events for reasons I can't figure out. This first night will involve costumes, crafts and trivia. Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., 5:30 pm. Free. All ages.

B-Movie Bingo: Top Cop
This month's B-Movie Bingo film is the 1995 classic Top Cop, in which Chuck Norris co-stars with a crime fighting dog. Audience members suffer through the flick while crossing bad movie cliches off their bingo card—there are prizes for the winner, but really, everyone's a winner when Chuck Norris kicks some Neo-Nazi ass. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. 7:30 pm. $7.


Wednesday, March 7

Dr. Who Lecture: Science and the Doctor

[FANDOM] For the second night of Dr. Who-centric events at the Central Library, Portland State University physicist Dr. John Freeouf discusses the science behind the show. Wait, there's actual science in Dr. Who?!  Multnomah County Central Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., 5:30 pm. Free. All ages.


Thursday, March 8

Museum by Moonlight: Bats

[EDUTAINMENT] The World Forestry Center's Discovery Museum opens after hours for an adults only viewing of its new exhibit, "Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats." In addition to the bat-related learning, there will be free soda, beer and wine, and, most importantly, a promised appearance by Batman! World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Rd., 228-1367. 6-8:30 pm. $9. 21+.


Friday, March 9

The Legend of Zelda: A Triforce Tribute Opening
[ART, GAMING] Over 30 artists and designers from a range of mediums combine forces to create art inspired by the Legend of Zelda. No, really. Land, 3925 N Mississppi Ave., 451-0689. 6 pm. Free. 

King City Book Release and Signing
[COMICS] Oregon-born comic artist and writer Brandon Graham releases and signs copies of the trade paperback edition of his King City comics, about a man who can train his cat to do anything. Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., 241-0227. 6 pm. Free.

EmiTown Vol. 2 Release Party
[COMICS] Local comic artist Emi Lennox releases the second collection of her autobiographical EmiTown comics. Bridge City Comics, 3725 N. Mississippi Ave., 282-5484. 6 pm. Free.


The listing here are written by WW, but we crib events shamelessly from the Geek Portland calendar. Go there for more events and information.
 
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