What’s On: May 1 – 7

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If Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day falling on the same day wasn’t enough for you, how about we add on a Month-long B-Movie Marathons and Intel Extreme Masters eSports all happening this weekend too. Here is your guide to Everything happening this week in Geek across Australia.

1On Streaming/TV

Looking for something new to watch while the rest of your favourite shows are wrapping up? After you have caught up on the Australian LEGO Masters via 9 OnDemand switch over to Foxtel this Wednesday for the new season of The 100. Now on Season 7 if you haven’t been watching you can catch the first 4 seasons currently on Netflix.

2In Cinemas

With Avengers: Endgame crossing the 1.2 Billion dollar mark in less than a week we might have to have a new definition for big movie releases. If you are looking for a palette cleanser in cinemas this week however there is not a lot out with only the Seth Rogan comedy ‘The Longshot’ in cinemas.

But if you are looking to step out of the latest releases this week we have to give a shoutout to the B-Grade movie marathon at Brisbane’s GOMA cinema across May. From the original Little Shop of Horrors to the Works of Edgar Allen Poe to Boris Karloff to Giant Spiders in the desert, it’s perfect for lovers of 50’s B-Grade movies.

3Stuff To Go Do

It’s a big week for Australian eSports with the Intel Extreme Masters kicking off on Friday and running all through the weekend. Now in its 3rd year, if you are in Sydney you can pick up tickets to attend the event at Olympic Park as well as being able to watch it online across the rest of Australia.

Next, it’s happening again with two of the biggest days on the geek calendar falling on the same day. Start your Saturday this week across Australia with Free Comic Book Day! This annual event happening at Comic Stores across the world is a great excuse to check out your local comic store and pick up some free books (and some not free books). Check our directory for the nearest comic store near you.

After you have picked up some new comics Saturday is also May the 4th aka Star Wars Day. Expect a lot of Star Wars themed events happening across Australia with Trivia nights, Star Wars parties and Star Wars performed with live orchestras all happening this Saturday.


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16novAll Day10junSTAR WARS™ Identities: The ExhibitionStar Wars Exhibition at the Sydney Powerhouse

20janAll Day19mayCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryStage Play Musical

15marAll Day09octNASA – A Human AdventureNASA at the Queensland Museum

01mayAll DayThe 100 Season 6

01may6:00 pm10:00 pmBelles and Chimes Pinball CompetitionWomen's Pinball League Training

02mayAll DayWhen Marnie Was ThereBrisbane 2019 Studio Ghibli Festival at The Elizabeth

02mayAll Day04The SwitchLive Mystery Adventure Geelong

02mayAll Day05Australian Celtic Festival

02mayAll Day04May The Forks Be With You - Star Wars Art ShowStar Wars Art Show

02may8:30 pm11:00 pmJackie Brown 35mmRitz Cinema Sydney - WE ❤ TARANTINO RETRO SERIES

03mayAll Day05IEM: Intel Extreme MastersSydney 2019 eSports

03mayAll DayiZombie Season 5

03mayAll Day04Leon the Professional25th Anniversary Screening

03may7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Princess Bride Karaoke

03may7:30 pm8:00 amThe Black CatB-Grade Movies at GOMA

04mayAll Day05Gaming & Model Expo 2019

04mayAll Day05[email protected]

04mayAll DayMoose Wars - A Star Wars PartyMoosehead Pub Canberra

04mayAll DayStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in ConcertAdelaide Symphony Orchestra

04mayAll DayScum & Villainy - A Star Wars May the 4th CelebrationStar Wars Art Show

04mayAll DayStormtrooper Saturday

04mayAll DayStar Wars Neon Run

04mayAll DayStar Wars May the 4th PartySide Bar Sydney

04mayAll Day2019 Gumeracha Medieval Fair

04mayAll DayStar Wars Trivia at Fritzenberger

04may1:00 pm2:30 pmCat PeopleB-Grade Movies at GOMA

04may2:30 pm4:00 pmI Walked with a ZombieB-Grade Movies at GOMA

04may6:30 pm8:30 pmStar Wars TriviaMay the Fourth be with you

05mayAll DayMCA Zine Fair 2019Indie Publishing and Comics

05mayAll DayWhen Marnie Was ThereBrisbane 2019 Studio Ghibli Festival at The Elizabeth

05mayAll DayBrisbane Toy and Hobby Fair

05may2:00 pm4:00 amAdelaide Ladies Comic Club Monthly MeetingAdelaide Ladies Comic Club at Greenlight Comics

05may2:30 pm4:00 pmThe Body SnatcherB-Grade Movies at GOMA

05may4:00 pm7:30 pmJackie Brown 35mmRitz Cinema Sydney - WE ❤ TARANTINO RETRO SERIES

06may6:00 pm7:30 pmGame of Thrones Trivia & Episode Airing

07mayAll Day12Freeplay FestivalMelbourne Independent Video Game Developers

 


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