What’s On: Aug 16 – 20

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Batman, Robot Fight Club, Sydney SMASH! and the chance to be have your portrait immortalised and hung on the wall of a Barcade for winning the decathlon of arcade gaming. It’s all on this weekend across Australia.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

Happy International Roller Coaster Day! If you were looking for an excuse to blow off work and visit a Theme Park, today is your day! (Unless you are in Brisbane, in which case you have the day off anyway for the Ekka…)

There is less than 3 weeks to go for the GOMA Marvel Exhibition in Brisbane which means the MCU movie screenings are also wrapping up soon! This Wednesday night you can catch Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers. Grab some tickets online or at the box office that opens an hour prior to the screenings.

Thursday

Fans of Stephen King are already counting down the days but the Dark Tower will hit Australian cinemas nation wide this Thursday. Check back on Thursday for our full review!

And if you have been waiting for the live adaption of the Manga series Gintama to hit Australian shores then Thursday it’s happening nationwide. It’s only in limited cinemas so check out your local for screening times if available.

Friday

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Oh yes, it has all been building to this – The Defenders hits Netflix this Friday night! While only 8 episodes (instead of the normal 13 for Marvel Netflix) turn off the lights and set your phone to vibrate as you and your couch have plans this Friday night.

Love Indie comics? The 2017 Brisbane Zine & Indie Comic Symposium runs from this Friday until Sunday at the Edge. Want to find your next favourite local creator and series? Check it out this weekend, it’s free!

Saturday

Have you been honing your skills on every game in Netherworld in Brisbane? Then this weekend you need to enter the Decathlon of arcade games with Pinball, Shoot’Em Ups and various Arcades including 8-bit and racing games. Why should you? Because the winner will have their portrait hung as the Ultimate Denizen on the Netherworld wall. It starts Saturday.

Need some robot fight club? The Australian Robowars bracket is having it’s 2017 championship this weekend as part of QUT’s Robotronica festival in Brisbane. Preliminary matches start this Saturday with the finals continuing Sunday. It’s free to attend but VIP tickets are also available for a small fee (which helps support more matches).

Sunday

Looking for that original Gameboy or Spider-Man 2 on PS2 (My Balloon!)? This Sunday at Shady Palms in Brisbane is again hosting a Video Game Market, but make sure you get their early as the line is long and the stock is limited.

Love all things robotics? Annual Robot based event Robotronica is on this Sunday only! There is tons of robot based stuff to come look at (including the Robowars Championship continuing from Saturday)! Check the official site for the full lineup so you can make sure you don’t miss a thing.

If you are still at Netherworld for the Ultimate Denizen then hang around to celebrate your victory for Two-Bit Cinema Club double feature of Freaked and Killer Klowns From Outer Space. It’s free also this Sunday in Brisbane.

Still on movies and also on Sunday after you have visited the GOMA Marvel Exhibition in Brisbane for the 60th time before it finishes up on the 3rd of September… Catch screenings of Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. Grab some tickets online or at the box office that opens an hour prior to the screenings.

And lastly, the latest Bruce Timm/Kevin Conroy Batman animated movie, Batman & Harley has already dropped on digital platforms like Play Movies and iTunes but on Sunday you can also watch it in cinemas across Australia. It’s only in limited cinemas and sessions however so check your favourite local cinema for screenings and times.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

Happy International Roller Coaster Day! If you were looking for an excuse to blow off work and visit a Theme Park, today is your day!

If you are in Sydney and have that trivia bug then GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY! The Spawn Point Bar is kicking off their first ever Trivia Night. This Wednesday is the first time they are doing this with the intention of having it every month so if you want to go for that straight win feel, register your team now.

Thursday

Fans of Stephen King are already counting down the days but the Dark Tower will hit Australian cinemas nation wide this Thursday. Check back on Thursday for our full review!

Also on Thursday cinema geeks in Sydney will no doubt want to catch the classic Apocalypse Now as Event Cinemas George St have a screening as part of their Niche 505 movie series. It’s only the one session this Thursday so make sure not to miss it.

And if you have been waiting for the live adaption of the Manga series Gintama to hit Australian shores then Thursday it’s happening nationwide. It’s only in limited cinemas so check out your local for screening times if available.

Friday

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Oh yes, it has all been building to this – The Defenders hits Netflix this Friday night! While only 8 episodes (instead of the normal 13 for Marvel Netflix) turn off the lights and set your phone to vibrate as you and your couch have plans this Friday night.

If you do want to head out for some Manga then Outta the Box in George St Event Cinemas continues with a screening of one of the most iconic (and graphic) Anime films, Ninja Scroll. It’s on this Friday night in Sydney.

Saturday

If you love Anime and Manga there is a pretty good chance no matter where you are in the country you will be heading to Smash! in Sydney this Saturday and Sunday! One of Australia’s biggest Anime and Manga related cons it continues for 2017 and it’s on this weekend.

Enjoying the Sydney Science Festival? If you need a little fiction with your science this Saturday there is A Tribute to Science Fiction concert. The Inner West Community Band will be playing a selection of scores from TV to Film for only one performance this weekend.

Sunday

Alan Smithee’s Cult Film Club continues at the 1989 Bar and Kitchen in Sydney with a double feature of Troll 2 and one of the best worst movies of all time, Best Worst Movie (no really, it’s called that). You can catch the double feature this Sunday.

And lastly, the latest Bruce Timm/Kevin Conroy Batman animated movie, Batman & Harley has already dropped on digital platforms like Play Movies and iTunes but on Sunday you can also watch it in cinemas across Australia. It’s only in limited cinemas and sessions however so check your favourite local cinema for screenings and times.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

Happy International Roller Coaster Day! If you were looking for an excuse to blow off work and visit a Theme Park, today is your day!

If hearing Daytoooonaaaaaa gets your foot reaching for the accelerator then you will want to get to Bartronica on Wednesday night in Melbourne for their Daytona USA racing tournament on the big arcade. The competition will kick off on the Intermediate tracks and work its way up from there so dont forget your iPod Baby.

Thursday

Fans of Stephen King are already counting down the days but the Dark Tower will hit Australian cinemas nation wide this Thursday. Check back on Thursday for our full review!

And if you have been waiting for the live adaption of the Manga series Gintama to hit Australian shores then Thursday it’s happening nationwide. It’s only in limited cinemas so check out your local for screening times if available.

Friday

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Oh yes, it has all been building to this – The Defenders hits Netflix this Friday night! While only 8 episodes (instead of the normal 13 for Marvel Netflix) turn off the lights and set your phone to vibrate as you and your couch have plans this Friday night.

Caught the 4K 40th Anniversary Edition screening of the Fifth Element yet? You are nearly out of time with the last sessions in all of Victoria being at the Pivotonian in Melbourne on Friday night (and again at the end of the month) but that’s it! Well until the 50th Anniversary 8K telepathic edition.

Saturday

What’s better than a Zombie March? How about a Zombie March Pub Crawl! It’s on this Saturday in Hobart, for full details and to pickup your tickets check out the eventbrite page.

Sunday

And lastly, the latest Bruce Timm/Kevin Conroy Batman animated movie, Batman & Harley has already dropped on digital platforms like Play Movies and iTunes but on Sunday you can also watch it in cinemas across Australia. It’s only in limited cinemas and sessions however so check your favourite local cinema for screenings and times.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

Happy International Roller Coaster Day! If you were looking for an excuse to blow off work and visit a Theme Park, today is your day!

Thursday

Fans of Stephen King are already counting down the days but the Dark Tower will hit Australian cinemas nation wide this Thursday. Check back on Thursday for our full review!

And if you have been waiting for the live adaption of the Manga series Gintama to hit Australian shores then Thursday it’s happening nationwide. It’s only in limited cinemas so check out your local for screening times if available.

Friday

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Oh yes, it has all been building to this – The Defenders hits Netflix this Friday night! While only 8 episodes (instead of the normal 13 for Marvel Netflix) turn off the lights and set your phone to vibrate as you and your couch have plans this Friday night.

The Cult Classics continues in Darwin Event Cinemas this Friday night with a pre-Batgirl era Alicia Silverstone classic – Clueless. If ever wanted to see Batgirl and Ant-Manin one movie, this is the one.

Saturday

Love Trains and Steampunk? This weekend is Steampunk Festival ‘17 in Adelaide! It happens this Saturday and Sunday so dust off your vacuum tube watch and top hat with built in looking glasses.

Also in Adelaide for your Saturday the Adelaide Role Players Club is going post apocalyptic for it’s LARPing event. If you are into LARP but want to try something less medieval then checkout the Drifter’s March event page and grab your tickets via Eventbrite.

Sunday

And lastly, the latest Bruce Timm/Kevin Conroy Batman animated movie, Batman & Harley has already dropped on digital platforms like Play Movies and iTunes but on Sunday you can also watch it in cinemas across Australia. It’s only in limited cinemas and sessions however so check your favourite local cinema for screenings and times.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

Happy International Roller Coaster Day! If you were looking for an excuse to blow off work and visit a Theme Park, today is your day!

Thursday

Fans of Stephen King are already counting down the days but the Dark Tower will hit Australian cinemas nation wide this Thursday. Check back on Thursday for our full review!

And if you have been waiting for the live adaption of the Manga series Gintama to hit Australian shores then Thursday it’s happening nationwide. It’s only in limited cinemas so check out your local for screening times if available.

Friday

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Oh yes, it has all been building to this – The Defenders hits Netflix this Friday night! While only 8 episodes (instead of the normal 13 for Marvel Netflix) turn off the lights and set your phone to vibrate as you and your couch have plans this Friday night.

Saturday

Need some Saturday science? The Scitech and Charlies Bar is putting on a Adults Only Science night this Saturday in Perth. Drinks + a kids free environment to get your science on? Don’t forget your lab coat.

Time to get Rickey-Wrecked-Son with a Rick and Morty Rave this Saturday in Perth! The Badlands bar is hosting this playing Rick & Morty all night with Chicken Nuggets with Szechuan Sauce for snacking while you get Shwifty! Pickup some tickets right now!

Sunday

Miss the last Perth Collector Zone Toy and Hobby Fair? Well, if you are looking for that vintage Jem and the Holograms figure mint in box or a G1 Fortress Maximus this is probably on your to do list this Sunday.

And lastly, the latest Bruce Timm/Kevin Conroy Batman animated movie, Batman & Harley has already dropped on digital platforms like Play Movies and iTunes but on Sunday you can also watch it in cinemas across Australia. It’s only in limited cinemas and sessions however so check your favourite local cinema for screenings and times.

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