What’s On: Aug 7 – 13


SCIENCE! Ok, there are tons of other things, Museum Heists by the Brisbane Treasure Hunt Society, International Donkey Kong playoffs at the Ekka and the Canberra Brick Expo but mostly NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK STARTS! Here is your guide to everything happening this week in Geek across Australia (that isn’t Science Week, but also Science Week).

1In Cinemas

New in Cinemas this week is… nothing. Actually, there are no new releases this week, we flew too high too fast this year and are now paying the price but there are still awesome things to go see and watch this week in Retro Cinemas.

On Wednesday Event Cinemas are screening a special 30th-anniversary screening of Robin William’s Dead Poets Society to hit you with the feels. Follow that up again at your local Event Cinema to check out the screening of Akira as part of their Outta the Box festival. Need more? If you are in Brisbane get a ticket to the American Express Open Air Cinemas to watch Spider-Man Far from Home in the middle of the city in the Botanic Gardens.

2Stuff To Go Do

This week is the start of National Science Week! Don your lab coat and drop the bunsen burner like it was a mic drop because there is science happening from this Saturday until the following Sunday all over the country. Check out the official National Science Week website for more or look for where science happens near you!

In Canberra this weekend? The Canberra Brick Expo is a fan-run LEGO event and on this weekend also with a huge host of static displays by the best local builders as well as collectables and hard to find sets for sale. There is even some guest from the Channel 9 LEGO Masters. But more importantly it is all to support the Paediatrics centre at the Canberra Hospital, so show your support and love of LEGO all at once.

And finally jumping to Brisbane where the Ekka has begun with tons of Royal Show fun but if you are still deciding which day to brave the crowds and get your show bag swag you should think about heading in on Sunday for the Australian Kong Off finals happening this Sunday. 16 players from around the world (including the Infamous Billy Mitchell) have travelled to Brisbane for the final of all finals thanks to Netherworld so make sure you are in the crowd to cheer (or pick up some new tricks)

Think that is all that is happening around the country? We didn’t even get to tell you about the lifesized PacMan maze, The SOLD OUT Museum Heist by the Brisbane Treasure Hunt Society or the Australian Boardgaming Championships so check out the full list below for more awesome happening near you.

Full Event List

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15marAll Day09octNASA – A Human AdventureNASA at the Queensland Museum

29junAll Day01janApollo 11 ExhibitionSydney Powerhouse NASA Exhibition

05julAll Day29sepMarvel: Journey of HeroesMelbourne Comic Art Exhibition

07augAll DayParks and Recreation Trivia Night!

07augAll DayDead Poet's Society30th Anniversary Screening

07aug6:00 pm10:00 pmBelles and Chimes Pinball CompetitionWomen's Pinball League Training

08augAll DayInternational Cat Day

08augAll DayArctic Justice

08augAll DayOutta the Box: AkiraEvent Cinema Anime Festival

08aug5:00 pm11:30 pmThe Power Shift Puzzle Solving GameThe Switch Newcastle

09augAll Day10The Switch - Live Mystery AdventureThe Switch Perth

09augAll DayAlienRitz Cinemas Presents CELLULOID NIGHTMARES

09augAll DayAliens

09augAll Day10Pac Maze: BrisbaneThe Ultimate Nostalgic 80's Pop up

09aug6:30 pm8:30 pmWizard's TournamentSamford The Store of Requirement

09aug9:00 pm11:00 pmThe Room Monthly ScreeningsBrisbane's New Farm Cinema

10augAll Day18National Science Week

10augAll Day11Barossa Medieval Fair

10augAll Day112019 Australian Boardgaming ChampionshipsMelbourne Boardgame Championship

10augAll DayCanberra Brick Expo 2019

10augAll DayAustralian Kong Off 3 by Richie Knucklez and Netherworld

10augAll Day2001: A Space OdysseyRitz Cinemas Presents CULT CLASSICS

10augAll DayEttin Con Winter 2019

10augAll DayThe Great GOMA HeistStop an Art Heist at Brisbane's GOMA and get inducted into the Brisbane Treasure Hunt Society

10augAll DayInterACTive ScienceNational Science Week Event

10aug6:00 pm9:00 pmToy Story 4American Express Open Air Cinema Brisbane

11augAll DayTwo Bit Movie Club: The Lost Boys vs The Crow

11aug6:00 pm9:00 pmSpider-Man: Far From HomeAmerican Express Open Air Cinema Brisbane

13augAll DayInternational Lefthander's Day

13aug7:00 pm10:00 pmDungeons & Draughts


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