What’s On: August 8 – 12

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Anime and Manga at Animaga in Melbourne, late night Clerks screenings, Zombies in Hobart and Science Week begins. All that and a lot more is happening across Australia for this week in Geek.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

Happy International Cat Day Everybody! Ok, but let’s be honest.. for anyone with a Cat every day is International Cat Day..

Yippee Ki Yay this Wednesday as THE Christmas movie gets a screening at Brisbane‘s New Farm Cinemas with Die Hard. It doesn’t have to be Christmas for you to enjoy some mid-week John McClane and Alan Rickman but if you need more of an excuse this screening also will include some pre-movie trivia and a show bag.

Also on Wednesday and starting a few days earlier than Ekka is Netherworld’s Sideshow event! This side event with carnie food, showbags and more is entirely free for entry and happening just a short walk away from the Brisbane Ekka in case you need to do both.

Thursday

This week in cinemas across Australia you can watch the Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon Spy movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me. This action comedy follows the duo as Mila Kunis’ ex-boyfriend shows up with a team of assassins on his tail before they adventure across Europe. You know, that old chestnut.

Friday

Friday is the start of the Brisbane Ekka! Prepare for 10 days of carnie food, rides and most importantly show bags for this annual event in Brisbane. Our favourite non-candy based show bag this year? Probably the NERF Show bag.

Friday watch the film that launched Kevin Smith’s career that he shot at night and sold his comic collection to fund, the original Clerks. It’s playing at the Metro Arts in Brisbane where you can see it in a double feature with the Wedding Singer or just as a late night session this Friday night.

Miss out on the ’99 trivia night at the Brightside? They have added another (final) night this has been a fully booked out Trivia session in Brisbane so if you don’t book fast you will miss out. UPDATE: It sold out.

Saturday

Starting Saturday across the country is Science Week! There is tons of Science based events happening all over the country for the next week and honestly just too many to mention individually (but you can browse the full schedule here). If you are in Brisbane you can start with the One Day Science Festival at South bank on Saturday.

If you still need to get your Trivia bug satisfied on Saturday the Hotel West End in Brisbane will be hosting Harry Potter Trivia. Expect Butterbeer, Quiddich Pong and of course a Wizarding inspired menu to go with the Quizzing fun. Tickets are selling out pretty fast for this so don’t delay.

Sunday

It’s been 2 years since Pokemon Go first came out getting people out of the house, interacting with others. Clearly the dark times but if you want to relive those massive meets this Sunday in Brisbane is a Pokemon Go Walk. The last one of these in Brisbane was so big it attracted coverage by TV News so we are interested to see what the scene is like 2 years on.

And wrapping up your weekend at Brisbane’s Netherworld as part of their Ekka Sideshow event the Two Bit Movie Club goes full carnie with ‘Carnival Of Souls’. Hosted by Ben McLeay this 1962 Black and White will give you plenty of nightmare fuel.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

Happy International Cat Day Everybody! Ok, but let’s be honest.. for anyone with a Cat every day is International Cat Day..

Thursday

This week in cinemas across Australia you can watch the Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon Spy movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me. This action comedy follows the duo as Mila Kunis’ ex-boyfriend shows up with a team of assassins on his tail before they adventure across Europe. You know, that old chestnut.

If you prefer something a little more cosmic, also in limited cinemas this from Thursday you can see the space exploration flight of fantasy documentary Living Universe. Only playing at Sydney‘s Event Cinemas George Street and Campbell town this epic goes into the exploration of space, the search for life and what it would means if we find it.

Friday

Canberra LEGO fans are in for a treat this week with the Canberra Brick Expo starting this Friday and running through to Sunday. This event will also help purchase Paediatrics equipment for the Canberra hospital through the PaTCH charity.

Saturday

Starting Saturday across the country is Science Week! There is tons of Science based events happening all over the country for the next week and honestly just too many to mention individually (but you can browse the full schedule here).

Also in Sydney on Saturday is the Australian Board Game Championships. Players from the qualifiers from Melbourne and Canberra will be playing in Sydney this weekend against Sydney based players who earn their spot in the finals against the other states for the right to represent Australia.

And finally Saturday is your last chance to check out the Architecture and Anime exhibition in SydneyAnime 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, oh and it’s free.

Sunday

Got plans for your Sunday in NSW or ACT that we missed? Drop us a line or tell everyone in the comments down below.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

Happy International Cat Day Everybody! Ok, but let’s be honest.. for anyone with a Cat every day is International Cat Day..

Thursday

This week in cinemas across Australia you can watch the Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon Spy movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me. This action comedy follows the duo as Mila Kunis’ ex-boyfriend shows up with a team of assassins on his tail before they adventure across Europe. You know, that old chestnut.

If you are in the mood for a classic the Melbourne IMAX is screening the original Shark film Jaws. This special screening features a restored 2K edition of the the Steven Speilberg’s 1975 classic and is playing for limited sessions this Wednesday (and Sunday).

Friday

Got plans for your Friday in VIC or Tasmania that we missed? Drop us a line or tell everyone in the comments down below.

Saturday

Starting Saturday across the country is Science Week! There is tons of Science based events happening all over the country for the next week and honestly just too many to mention individually (but you can browse the full schedule here).

Craving Brains on Saturday? The Hobart Zombie Walk is upon us once again! This year’s march is a streamlined affair with you just having to make it from Princes Park to the Brisbane Hotel, have a nice cold pint and wait for all of this to blow over.

And Saturday also kicks off Animaga in Melbourne! This 2-day Con is Melbourne’s own Manga/Anime fest celebrating everything Japanese Pop Culture. This year the con will also be playing host to some Melbourne eSports with tournaments for CS:GO and League of Legends competing to Australia at IESF’s 10th eSports World Championships in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It’s on Saturday and Sunday.

And lastly for Saturday in Melbourne, get your Pirate LARP’ing fix with the Pirates Accord. You can find out the full details of this fairly immersive adventure on the Living Saga site.

Sunday

Got some back issues you need to track down but you have already tried your local and going on the internet feels like cheating? This Sunday in Melbourne the Box Hill Record & Comic Fair is your best bet. These are super popular with tons of vendors and some hidden gems out of personal collections so whether you have a particular issue or just having a browse this is worth a look.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

Happy International Cat Day Everybody! Ok, but let’s be honest.. for anyone with a Cat every day is International Cat Day..

If you haven’t had a chance to see the locally made sci-fi film Occupation then this Wednesday is your chance in Darwin. Playing at the Deck Chair Cinema this Adelaide produced Alien Invasion film is in very limited screenings so this might be your only chance to see it on the big screen.

Thursday

This week in cinemas across Australia you can watch the Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon Spy movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me. This action comedy follows the duo as Mila Kunis’ ex-boyfriend shows up with a team of assassins on his tail before they adventure across Europe. You know, that old chestnut.

Friday

Friday has a double feature of movies to choose from if you wanted to get out of the house, first up you can see I Kill Giants as part of the Deck Chair Cinema in Darwin OR if you are in Adelaide you can get your ass to Mars with the original Total Recall. It’s playing as part of the GU Filmhouse’s In The House sessions this Friday.

Saturday

Starting Saturday across the country is Science Week! There is tons of Science based events happening all over the country for the next week and honestly just too many to mention individually (but you can browse the full schedule here).

Sunday

Got plans for your Sunday in SA or NT that we missed? Drop us a line or tell everyone in the comments down below.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

Happy International Cat Day Everybody! Ok, but let’s be honest.. for anyone with a Cat every day is International Cat Day..

Thursday

This week in cinemas across Australia you can watch the Mila Kunis/Kate McKinnon Spy movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me. This action comedy follows the duo as Mila Kunis’ ex-boyfriend shows up with a team of assassins on his tail before they adventure across Europe. You know, that old chestnut.

Friday

Got plans for your Friday in WA that we missed? Drop us a line or tell everyone in the comments down below.

Saturday

Starting Saturday across the country is Science Week! There is tons of Science based events happening all over the country for the next week and honestly just too many to mention individually (but you can browse the full schedule here).

Sunday

Looking for something in small scale? The West Australian Model Club will be holding their Toy Fair this Sunday in Perth. Expect small (and large) Cars, Trains, Buses, Military, Boats and many other items but if you want to know everything you are just going to have to come and check it out yourself.

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