Swim like a Mermaid! Intro to Mermaid Swimming or Mermaid Party


1 HOUR TRIAL CLASS Description Get ready for magic! L​aunch into the mermaid dream with a 60 minutes initiation to monofin and synchronized swimming with a mermaid tail. S​miles, splashes and games are waiting for you. Age Start at 7 years old Prerequisite Students must know how to swim. Price $60 + taxes (tail rental

VHS Comedy – MST3K Style Standup Comedy Show


VHS is a show where some of Chicago’s best Stand-Up Comedians watch odd VHS tapes found at garage sales and thrift stores and provide commentary as well as performing their usual stand up sets. Hosted by Zach Peterson and Miles Hendrix VHS is a show unlike anything else in Chicago. This month Miles and Kevin

Feel the Power of the Dork Side


Feel the Power of the Dork Side comes to the College of DuPage, on Saturday July 30th at 7pm.This one-man show is written and performed by, Dr. Pete Ludovice, the world’s only engineering professor by day, and stand-up comedian by night. A hilarious & educational look at science and technology, and their practitioners – it

4th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival


The vibrant comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, is proud to host the 4th Annual Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, taking place August 11 through August 14 at 1225 W. Belmont. Featuring an eclectic line up of shows and events, the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival celebrates all that is the Chicago nerd comedy scene. Nerds will

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club #83


At August’s Book Club we will be reading The Winged Histories by Sofia Samatar. The Winged Histories was published after A Stranger in Olondria, though Samatar considers it a “companion volume” rather than a sequel. In it, four women — a soldier, a scholar, a poet, and a socialite — are caught up on opposing

Raks Geek: Geek + Bellydance + Fire


Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire company by geeks for geeks. We’re based in Chicago, Illinois, but we’ve made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, The Daily Mail, UK Channel 4 TV, and Cheezburger.com through our commitment to blend a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and

9th Annual Summer Nerd Night


It’s that time of year again–our 9th annual Summer Nerd Night. This is our annual game night where we bring out our board games, party games and card games. This year’s event will be held at the Lew Center at Trinity International University (2065 Half Day Rd., Deerfield). Map of location (Building 11), please refer

Chicago Geek Breakfast – July 14 2016

“Geeks” or “nerds” are people who are driven by passion around particular subjects of interest. We’re community-driven, focusing on nontraditional ways to connect professionally and personally. For us, networking isn’t about exchanging business cards and two drink minimums – it’s about building relationships. Welcome to the Chicago Geek Breakfast – every month, people from a

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup – South Side Saturday Social on 7/16

Very often, the south side and south suburban areas of the city are forgotten….but the Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is looking to change that. Every so often, we go on “field trips”….little jaunts to hidden areas of the city to meet fans and talk Doctor Who. On July 14th, we’ll be heading to a really

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup: Pop-Up Screening 7/12

Chicago Doctor Who Meetup is holding a very special screening in July. It’s the debut of the Eleventh Doctor to our screening roster. It’s a chance to check out some of the early work by incoming show runner Chris Chibnall. And it’s a pretty good story to boot. So please join us for the Series