This Geekend is a quick look at some of the highlights of local geek events to add to your calendar. For a look at all the activities going on this weekend head to the GGOrlando Events Calendar. Still time to add your upcoming event for February, so send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great weekend!
POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED POTTER EXPERIENCE — DR. PHILLIPS CENTER
Shows Daily through February 15th – Tickets $45-$70
Orlando is quickly becoming the hub of all things Boy Wizard. With Universal Orlando‘s Harry Potter attractions bringing related events like last week’s Celebration and convention’s like LeakyCon there’s many events around Central Florida for students from every house to love.
Opening this week and running through next Sunday is Potted Potter, a play that combines all seven books into one hilarious experience. Taking a cue from productions like The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged), the stripped-down production takes fans through each of J,K. Rowling’s novels over the course of seventy minutes.
If you already have plans for the weekend, the show is running daily at downtown’s new Dr. Phillips Center throughout the week. Possibly a great Valentine’s Day treat for the Potter Phanatic in your life.
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ORLANDO V15 — THE ORANGE STUDIO
Tonight 7-10p , $11
(NOTE: As of this writing tickets to tonight’s presentation are sold-out. Follow their Facebook Event to see if additional tickets become available or for those who’re no longer able to attend.)
Tonight’s the night for the quartertly PechaKucha talk, being hosted at The Orange Studio in the Mills 50. For the uninitiated, PechaKucha Nights features presentations by several speakers focusing on a primary topic. In the lead up to this month’s Oscars ceremony the topic of discussion for this installment is the film industry – both movies themselves and the machine behind them. The speakers use a PowerPoint Presentation, with just 20 slides and 20 seconds to discuss each one.
But the presentations are meant to inspire conversation between the attendees (PechaKucha is a Japanese term that translates to “chit-chat”). Attendees will be able to partake in some great food from Barnwood BBQ (SIDE NOTE: Please come back to the Lake Mary Farmer’s Market… I miss you.) and Gigi’s Cupcakes, as well as BEvERages provided by Shipyard Brewing.
PAJAMA PARTY — THE CLOAK & BLASTER
Sunday 6p-12a, Free
If you missed out on Sunday’s Superb Owl Party (still very upset I wasn’t personally invited), The Cloak & Blaster over in Waterford Lakes allows you the opportunity to rectify that. Relive your favorite Saturday mornings of ole… On a Sunday evening! Come in your PJs, your robe and slippers and enjoy some goodies while watching cartoons and playing some games at their Pajama Party.
While the party is meant for the kid in you, it offers plenty for the adult you are – namely The Cloak & Blaster’s awesome lineup of craft brews. And don’t forget their menu of geek-related food options, with chicken & waffles appropriately playing a lead role in the evening’s festivities.