This week in Geek (6/20/22 – 6/26/22) – 71Bait

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday June 20th through Sunday June 26th.

virtual events

June 16, 2022 – Honoring Ancestors: Dreaming Forward

What: Community, Music, Theater & Comedy, Education
When: Monday, June 20th
Where: Virtual via Zoom; personally at various outdoor locations

Honor the June 16 holiday commemorating the end of slavery with a week of music, story and performance hosted by the Hennepin County Library ending Monday, June 20 Beverly, gifts given and more . This series of events is free and includes a mix of virtual events and in-person programs taking place outdoors in Sumner Library Parks and in Minneapolis. Check the website for the full schedule and venues.

SocietyX: Creating a home for houseplants

What: Educational
When: Monday, June 20 at 10:30 am
Where: Virtual event

Learn best practices on how to be a good host to your factory buddies in this weekly class, led by Jocelyn Perez-Blanco. Perez-Blanco is the founder of Herban Garden and is an educator, herbalist, naturalist, conservationist, flower essence therapist, essential oils trainer, and avid gardener with a background in biology, animal husbandry, ethnobotany, and agriculture.

Virtual Pub Quiz Trivia Night

What: trivia
When: Monday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m
Where: Virtually via Twitch

Get your trivia in the comfort of your own home with Geeks Who Drink online trivia night. Prove your courage and maybe learn something new! Keep an eye out for more virtual pub trivia events on Monday night.

Minnesota Zoo Virtual Yoga

What: Sports & fitness
When: Wednesday, June 22 at 7:45 a.m
Where: Virtually via Zoom

Start your morning with yoga at the zoo! Each week the instructor teaches a yoga routine live from exhibits at the zoo. These courses are suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis. Each class is $8 for non-members, with reduced pricing for zoo members or when registering for multiple classes at once. Sessions are recorded and available throughout the week for those unable to tune in live.

Art Journaling – drawing from life

What: art
When: Wednesday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m
Where: Virtually via Zoom

Practice your art and occupy a quiet mind with the regular practice of a photo or art journal. This weekly group provides inspiration and space to work. All you need is paper and a pen or pencil. The June 22 event is Conversations with My Self/Raising Vibrations.

Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series – What is the universe made of?

What: Education, Science & Technology
When: Thursday, June 23 at 5:45 p.m
Where: Virtually via Zoom

Home to famous museums and world-class research centers, the Smithsonian Institution is bringing educational programs and art classes online for all to enjoy. Delve into the mysteries of the cosmos at this event with Michael Dine, distinguished professor of physics at the University of California Santa Cruz. General admission tickets are $25 and there is a discount for members.

Check out the streaming series website to see this week’s many other upcoming events, including topics about America’s Presidents, Women in Astronomy, and more!

Twin Cities Geek Art Club

What: art
When: Thursday 23 June and Sunday 26 June; at 19:00 o ‘clock
Where: Virtually via Discord

The Twin Cities Geek Art Club meets every Thursday night from 7pm to 9pm on the Twin Cities Geeks Discord. Jump on voice or video and chat as you create art, then share your finished pieces on the #art-club channel! This event is open to everyone. You can join by visiting

Society X: night owls

What: art
When: Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m
Where: Virtual event

Get together with other creative night owls to hang out and make some art. This is a great opportunity to work, exchange people’s ideas and socialize a little. Bring your own painting supplies.

GalaxyCon Live

What: community, conventions
When: Friday 24th June and Saturday 25th June
Where: Virtual event

GalaxyCon, a convention for fans of different genres, hosts virtual events and autograph sessions. These events are a great way to bring the convention experience home with panels, one-on-ones, autographs, virtual shout-outs and more. The Q&A panels are free, but additional interactive experiences or autographs have variable prices; see website for more details. This week includes events and signing sessions for fans of Black clover, the nightmare before christmas and more.

Personal events

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June 16, 2022 – Honoring Ancestors: Dreaming Forward

What: Community, Music, Theater & Comedy, Education
When: Monday, June 20th
Where: Virtual via Zoom; personally at various outdoor locations

Honor the June 16 holiday commemorating the end of slavery with a week of music, storytelling and performances hosted by the Hennepin County Library. Featured speakers and performers include Nothando Zulu, Mica Anders, Journey Productions, Auntie Beverly, Passed Presents and more. This series of events is free and includes a mix of virtual events and in-person programs taking place outdoors at the Sumner Library and Minneapolis Parks. Check the website for the full schedule and venues.

Movie night on June 16th

Which movies
When: Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m
Where: The Wilderness Fitness & Coworking

Enjoy a free screening of the award-winning documentary Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America. In this film, written by Jeffery Robinson, you will learn the raw truth about the legal and illegal discrimination, violence, and terror perpetrated against Black Americans after the end of the Civil War and the legal end of slavery in the United States.

Minneapolis Institute of Art Virtual Public Tours: Inspired by Books

What: art
When: Tuesday, June 21 at 11:30am and 1:30pm
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art

Take a specially curated tour of the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s book-inspired collection. Each month, the tour focuses on a different book for inspiration, with June exploring it The king at the edge of the world by Arthur Phillips. Tours meet in the General Mills Lobby on the first floor.

Annual GPS Photography Club Photo Walk

What: art, sports & fitness
When: Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m
Where: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Stroll through the scenic Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with fellow photo buffs for the annual group walk. Snap some photos, network and just enjoy some time outdoors.

GRRRL SCOUT & The Aliveness Project present summer camp

What: nightlife
When: Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m
Where: The Cabooze

Come to the 8th Annual Summer Camp Pride Party hosted by GRRRL SCOUT and the Aliveness Project. This event on Cabooze’s extended patio features portable bars, free HIV testing, games, campfires, music, dancing, food trucks and more. Tickets are $25 plus fees in advance or $30 cash at the box office.

Twin Cities Pride Festival

What: community
When: Saturday 25th June and Sunday 26th June
Where: Loring Park

Join the LGBTQ+ community and allies at Loring Park for Twin Cities Pride. There will be hundreds of stalls and dozens of food vendors, along with free music performances and fun for all the family. There will be a variety of other Pride-related activities throughout the weekend, including an 11:00 am Sunday parade, countless parties, a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen and more. The Twin Cities Pride website is a great one-stop place to find Pride events that may be relevant to your interests. A number of organizations will be in attendance including the Geek Partnership Society.

Movies in the Parks: Raya and the last dragon

What: movies, community, family
When: Saturday, June 25 at 9:20 p.m
Where: Windom Park

Enjoy a night of fellowship and movie magic under the stars! The films start at dusk and are free and open to the public. Screening is this week Raya and the last dragona 2021 Disney fantasy film. Check the website for this week’s full screening schedule.

sunny sunday

What: education, family
When: Sunday, June 26 at 12:00 p.m
Where: Bell Museum

This heliofocused event at the Bell Museum will help you understand sunspots, prominences, solar flares and more. Along with information about the Sun, expect access to solar telescopes for safe observation (weather permitting). This event is included in the regular entrance fee to the Bell Museum.

Music in the Parks: Function Junction

Which music
When: Sunday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m
Where: Lake Harriet Bandshell

Enjoy an evening of live music in the park! This week there is a performance by Funktion Junction playing the best dance music of the 60’s and 70’s. Visit the website for a full schedule of this week’s performances.

So which of these events will you attend? What events would you like to see in the future? Let us know in the comments section below or contact us via email. And don’t forget to add your events to the Twin Cities Geek Community calendar!

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