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header211Thanksgiving is just around the corner and before you go into that frantic planning mode and then that post dinner food coma, why don’t you spend this weekend completely holiday free?

Here’s some great geek events to attend pinched from our GeekWire calendar, where you’re sure to find all the coolest events. Oh and don’t forget, the GeekWire Gala is coming up on Dec. 4th. Early-bird tickets for the Gala end today. Make sure to get your tickets before prices go up, and join us for the geekiest holiday party of the season!

And have a Happy Thanksgiving will ya?

523c850dc85a56.62799314— STG Presents John Hodgman:  Spend an evenig with The Daily Show’s Resident Expert, funny-man, John Hodgman will be dishing jokes and commentaries at the Neptune.

When: Friday, November 22nd. 8:00 pm. Seattle.

— Startup Weekend: Youth Edition: Just like regular Startup Weekend, except this one is for 5th-8th graders. Sounds like a way to get your young creative thinkers brains working! Parents are welcome.

When: Saturday, November 23rd. All day. Seattle.

Doctor Who lovers all over the world are celebrating! 50 years of Doctor Who! There’s two great ways to celebrate this occasion, and you don’t need to time travel to attend both!

1379732_10152055945873729_1938650047_n— Doctor Who Celebration @ Scarecrow Video: Check out Doctor Who collectibles and merchandise, watch favorite episodes in the screening room and receive discounts on Doctor Who DVDs!

When: Saturday, November 23rd. 12:00 pm -5:00 pm. Seattle.

— Doctor Who Celebration @ EMP: Come to the EMP for trivia, games, contests and all things Doctor Who!

When: Saturday, November 23rd. 7:00 pm -11:00 pm. Seattle.

Ugly Sweater Run: We’ve heard of ugly sweater parties, but ugly sweater run?! That sounds like something worth seeing. Join hundreds of others for a 5k run in, you guessed it, your ugly sweater! Bring a toy to donate under the Christmas tree to a child in need. 

When: Sunday, November 24th. 11:00 am. Seattle.

emily Emily Shahan is GeekWire’s cultural attaché. Reach her at emily@geekwire.com. Events for this regular feature are chosen from the GeekWire Calendar. To submit an event to the calendar, go to the calendar page and look for the green button.

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