What’s On: May 30 – June 3

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Zoe Saldana kills Giants, Classic Doctor Who on Twitch, MadMan Madfest Anime Festival continues for 2018 in Brisbane, MagnetiCon Townsville returns and DC vs Marvel Burlesque in Canberra.

There just might be too much on this week so let us help you plan your weekend with all this and more across Australia is on this Week in Geek.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

Wednesday is World MS Day as the official day for the global community to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. If you want to find out more about MS jump on the official site.

Also starting on Wednesday and running every day for almost two months you can watch every episode of Classic Doctor Who on Twitch daily. Check out our full article for all the details to plan your viewing parties.

If you have Foxtel on Wednesday you can watch Season 5 of The 100. Anyone who is a fan of this show will know last season finished with Nuclear Fire about to cover the earth, so what happens next?

Know your TK-421 from your DL-44? Then you and your friends should book your table for Star Wars Trivia Night at the Defiant Duck in Brisbane. With prizes for best dressed booking is essential.

The Curious Affection film series at Brisbane‘s GOMA wraps up on Wednesday with Blade Runner 2049. This is the last film in a great series with everything from The Creature from the Black Lagoon to The Shape of Water, plus some non-fish related movies, and you can get your tickets for the final screening online or at the box office.

Thursday

In Cinemas for release across Australia this week you can see the Joel Edgeton/Charlize Theron comedy, Gringo OR if you weren’t happy with the end of Infinity War you can catch, I Kill Giants with Zoe Saldana based on the Joe Kelly comic by the same name. This film is in EXTREMELY limited sessions and cinemas around the country so check your local independent cinema for sessions and check back later this week for our full review.

Also on Thursday but only on the Gold Coast, you can see a preview of the locally made Occupation and have a Q&A session with the Cast + Writer/Director Luke Sparke. This is a single session preview so pickup your tickets early.

At Netherworld in Brisbane you can meet local developers making games for art and fun at Squiggly River Artscade Too. This Thursday developers will share their creations with the Netherworld crowd to try and enjoy, and it’s entirely free!

And if you want some Anime to help you get in the mood for MadFest this weekend the Elizabeth Street Cinemas in Brisbane will be playing the Studio Ghibli My Neighbour Totoro.  Playing for a single session what better way to start a weekend long anime/manga fest.

Friday

If you are a fan of terrible movies New Farm Cinemas in Brisbane are screening the worst movie ever made, The Room on Friday. If you have not seen it, it is truly bad but there are not many movies so bad that they can make a good movie through someone making about a movie about the making of the original bad movie. If movie-ception was a thing it would be this film.

Incredibles 2 is not far from release and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday around the country selected cinemas have special single screenings of the original film. Check your local favourite cinema (or drive-in) for session times for one of the best pre-MCU films we were ever lucky enough to get.

Saturday

This Saturday and Sunday Madfest returns to Brisbane with it’s second event for 2018! Put on by Madman Entertainment this two day festival is for lovers of Anime and Manga in all it’s forms with a line up of guests on top of great anime films and exhibits like the Cowboy Bebop Exhibition so 3, 2, 1 let’s jam.

Struggling to finish that 1:1 scale LEGO X-Wing due to running low on Bricks? BrisBricks will be having another meet with local LEGO vendors this Saturday in Brisbane. Whether you are after rare sets or just bricks in bulk you can check it out and give a gold coin donation for the domestic abuse charity, RizeUp at the same time.

Fans of Steampunk might be interested in Old Petrie Town’s Steam Fair this weekend. Not specifically a steampunk festival there is plenty for fans of steampunk to enjoy and it’s also a great excuse to put on your best brass eyeglass north of Brisbane.

And lastly for Saturday for anyone in North Queensland you are going to want to find your way to MagnetiCon in Townsville this weekend! On this Saturday and Sunday this con is one of the largest in the region and growing every year with this year’s guests including Hercules himself, Kevin Sobo!

Sunday

If you need a sugar hit to get yourself through this weekend in Brisbane then on Sunday visit the Brisbane Dessert Festival! Run by the same groups as the Ice Cream Festival, the first release of tickets have already sold out and we expect the second release to do the same.

And to wrap up your Sunday in Brisbane slide into Netherworld for some shaken not stirred Martinis for their Goldeneye 64 competition. Get some tickets for entry and if you are invincible you could emerge victorious and with a complete set of Bond films on Blu-Ray. (Though pro-tip if you get your Martini shaken you are getting a flat Martini, stirred and sweet over dry is much better).

And after Goldeneye stick around Netherworld for Two Bit Movie Club with Danger: Diabolik and the James Coburn, Our Man Flint. It’s all about Spy movies this Sunday in Brisbane.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

If you have Foxtel on Wednesday you can watch Season 5 of The 100. Anyone who is a fan of this show will know last season finished with Nuclear Fire about to cover the earth, so what happens next?

Also starting on Wednesday and running every day for almost two months you can watch every episode of Classic Doctor Who on Twitch daily. Check out our full article for all the details to plan your viewing parties.

Thursday

In Cinemas for release across Australia this week you can see the Joel Edgeton/Charlize Theron comedy, Gringo OR if you weren’t happy with the end of Infinity War you can catch, I Kill Giants with Zoe Saldana based on the Joe Kelly comic by the same name. This film is in EXTREMELY limited sessions and cinemas around the country so check your local independent cinema for sessions and check back later this week for our full review.

Do you love Cosplay? Do you love Burlesque? How about both at Canberra‘s Reload Bar this Thursday and Friday night! Geektease is the DC vs Marvel Burlesque exclusive to the Reload for a 2 night stand so make sure you pickup some tickets so you don’t miss out.

Friday

Incredibles 2 is not far from release and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday around the country selected cinemas have special single screenings of the original film. Check your local favourite cinema (or drive-in) for session times for one of the best pre-MCU films we were ever lucky enough to get.

Architecture and Anime meet with this unique exhibition in Sydney running until August 11th. Anime Architecture is exhibition traces the architectural world-building process of Japan’s most influential animated science fiction films. From Metropolis to Ghost in the Shell, this exhibition starts this Friday with free admission and Cosplayers welcome.

Follow Anime Architecture celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Akira with a screening at the Ritz Cinema. With a single session this Friday and Saturday in Sydney, if you have never seen this Anime classic this is definitely the way to see it for the first time.

Saturday

This Saturday you can watch the Gfinity Elite Series eSports round two on the next best thing to being there, on the big screen. Featuring Melbourne Avant Gaming, Sydney Chiefs,
Brisbane Deceptors, Perth Ground Zero, Melbourne Order and Sydney Roar the first round of Street Fighter V will be broadcast on Twitch at the same time as you can watching it on the cinema screen at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

Are you a streamer or YouTuber? Meet with other creators in Sydney at Spawn Point at their Streamer Meetup this Saturday. Whether you are YouTube, Twitch or Mixer, all are welcome with free entry.

Sunday

Get your LEGO fix this Sunday in Sydney at Galilee’s Bricks at Bondi. Happening this Sunday and using over half a million bricks check out fan creations of Harry Potter, City, Pirates, Star Wars and more.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

If you have Foxtel on Wednesday you can watch Season 5 of The 100. Anyone who is a fan of this show will know last season finished with Nuclear Fire about to cover the earth, so what happens next?

Also starting on Wednesday and running every day for almost two months you can watch every episode of Classic Doctor Who on Twitch daily. Check out our full article for all the details to plan your viewing parties.

Thursday

In Cinemas for release across Australia this week you can see the Joel Edgeton/Charlize Theron comedy, Gringo OR if you weren’t happy with the end of Infinity War you can catch, I Kill Giants with Zoe Saldana based on the Joe Kelly comic by the same name. This film is in EXTREMELY limited sessions and cinemas around the country so check your local independent cinema for sessions and check back later this week for our full review.

Having trouble finding like minded gaming friends? Maybe Melbourne Gaymer‘s meetup this Thursday might be the place. Hosted by Melbourne‘s Bartronica enjoy all the games and arcades with some new friends.

Friday

Incredibles 2 is not far from release and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday around the country selected cinemas have special single screenings of the original film. Check your local favourite cinema (or drive-in) for session times for one of the best pre-MCU films we were ever lucky enough to get.

Saturday

TasPop After Dark is happening again this Saturday in Hobart! This free event hosted by AICon is more than a warm place on a cold night but plenty of drinks, gaming (video and other) and lots of new people to meet!

Sunday

Are you a lady, in Melbourne, who likes comics? If you said yes to all of these things then All Star Comics’ monthly Women’s Comic Book Club is meeting this Sunday. This month’s book is Moonstruck, you don’t have to have read the book to join but it does help. This plus a lot more including a Trade Paperback Book swap is happening this weekend.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

If you have Foxtel on Wednesday you can watch Season 5 of The 100. Anyone who is a fan of this show will know last season finished with Nuclear Fire about to cover the earth, so what happens next?

Also starting on Wednesday and running every day for almost two months you can watch every episode of Classic Doctor Who on Twitch daily. Check out our full article for all the details to plan your viewing parties.

Thursday

In Cinemas for release across Australia this week you can see the Joel Edgeton/Charlize Theron comedy, Gringo if you are looking for something to break up your Deadpool/Solo/Infinity War rewatch schedule.

Friday

Incredibles 2 is not far from release and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday around the country selected cinemas have special single screenings of the original film. Check your local favourite cinema (or drive-in) for session times for one of the best pre-MCU films we were ever lucky enough to get.

Saturday

Medieval Fair fans might trek to Gladstone this weekend with the Gladstone Gaol Medieval Fair this Saturday and Sunday. With over 75 Medieval Stalls, Re-enactments, Armory, Theatre on top of all the food and mead a knight could ask for you best start polishing your best chainmail now.

With over 260 tables confirmed the Adelaide Mega Toy Fair is definitely aiming to live up to it’s name with tables on tables of classic vintage for your growing collections. This is the 25th year for this event so of course it was going to be big. It’s on Saturday and Sunday.

The South Australia Pinball & Arcade restoration group will open it’s doors this Saturday night for a night of classic Pinball and arcade machines in Adelaide. This ticketed event will get you 5 hours unlimited gaming on some of the original restored machines.

Finishing up this Saturday is the Adelaide production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. This musical adaption of Monty Python’s Holy Grail has 2 performances this weekend at the Angas Street Arts Theatre.

And lastly for Saturday in Adelaide you can support the Adelaide foodbank and demonstrate your nerd cred all at the same time for FANtastic Quiz. Bring some canned goods to donate and while you are there sample the local treats like the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

Sunday

This Sunday in Darwin‘s Casuarina Event Cinemas you can see the quintessential 90’s Disney movie, The Mighty Ducks. If you are starting your Emilio Estevez marathon, finishing it or somewhere in between this should definitely be on your watch list.

Are you a Lady, in Adelaide, who loves Comics? If you said yes to all of these things then join the Adelaide Ladies Comic Club this Sunday at Greenlight Comics. This month’s book? Promethea by Alan Moore.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

If you have Foxtel on Wednesday you can watch Season 5 of The 100. Anyone who is a fan of this show will know last season finished with Nuclear Fire about to cover the earth, so what happens next?

Also starting on Wednesday and running every day for almost two months you can watch every episode of Classic Doctor Who on Twitch daily. Check out our full article for all the details to plan your viewing parties.

Thursday

In Cinemas for release across Australia this week you can see the Joel Edgeton/Charlize Theron comedy, Gringo if you are looking for something to break up your Deadpool/Solo/Infinity War rewatch schedule.

Friday

Incredibles 2 is not far from release and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday around the country selected cinemas have special single screenings of the original film. Check your local favourite cinema (or drive-in) for session times for one of the best pre-MCU films we were ever lucky enough to get.

Saturday

Tarantino and Burlesque are probably two words you have never put together but this Saturday in Perth they are indeed being combined for Bang Bang! The Tarantino Burlesque show is only around for 2 performances and the first one is happening this Saturday. With everything from Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill, this is something you never realised you needed to exist until now.

Sunday

Sunday is the final performance of the mean mean mother from outer space in Little Shop of Horrors. Performed live this stage show (and also classic sci-fi film with Rick Moranis) of one of the best sci-fi/horror/musical/comedy… yes that is a real genre… is on in Perth.

Heading out or catching up? Did we miss anything? As always tell us in the comments below or maybe drop us a line