GeekWire Calendar: Geek Life

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THEORY: Festival 2017

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 12:00 am

A new take on a classic Pacific Science Center event, THEORY: Festival 2017 is Seattle’s premier outdoor event of the summer. Experiment, test, and discover the quintessential elements of the Pacific Northwest with local food, craft cocktails, and drafts under our iconic arches. Enjoy music curated by KEXP DJs including: Darek Mazzone, DJ Miss Ashley, Chilly, and Larry Rose. Grab a mic and perform your best karaoke paired with a live laser light show or roll up your sleeves and…

Maker Day: DIY Dog and Cat Toys

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

In honor of MOHAI’s latest exhibit It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, join exhibit partner PAWS in learning to make dog and cat toys using a variety of materials and crafting techniques, from the super simple to the artfully complex. Visitors are encouraged to bring their creations home to their furry family members, or can choose to donate their toys to animals in need.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! – “Eegah”

July 29 @ 7:00 pm

STG Presents & AEG welcome Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! - "Eegah" at The Moore Theatre on July 29, 2017. For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to a city near you on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot…

DevRel Summit

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Are you one of us? Are you looking to join our tribe? Being a Developer Evangelist is pretty much like being a unicorn. You are the definition of the ultimate multi-tasker. You take on tasks of a developer, an event manager, customer support, a social media guru, a blog writer, a photographer, videographer, speaker, instructor, mentor… the list goes on. But sometimes, we are not exactly sure what we can do to be the ultimate action heroes. Come join us…

Urban Food Foraging: A Walking Tour

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spend an afternoon on the University of Washington campus for a walking tour that uncovers Seattle’s bounty of wild food resources. Led by Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle, this tour will teach you how to identify edible plants and the art of urban food foraging. A lifelong Seattle resident, Arthur Lee Jacobson began studying plants when he was 17. While earning a history degree at the University of Washington, he bicycled around…

Mini Pinball Craft Night

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Decorate your own mini handheld pinball games. Entry fee ($12) will get you two blank pinball games and supplies to create your own design. We'll be there to help with suggestions and putting it together.

Lowell Observatory Solar Eclipse Experience 2017

August 21

Come experience the total solar eclipse with real astronomers from Lowell Observatory. Our astronomers, educators, and personalities from the Science Channel will narrate the eclipse as it occurs. Lowell Observatory will also host astronomer talks and solar experiments throughout the day at the Madras High School and Performing Arts Center and end the evening with a star party on the football field. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse has been called the Great American Eclipse because it will be…

CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest!

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Outstanding people...fantastic conversation...live music...and a rooftop driving range. Grab your sunglasses and a stack of business cards. It’s time for the CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest! Join us August 23 as we enjoy McKinstry's wine bar and rooftop driving range with live music, craft beer, wine and plenty to eat. This is your opportunity to schmooze with the cleantech industry and those who support it.

Urban Food Foraging: A Walking Tour

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend an afternoon on the University of Washington campus for a walking tour that uncovers Seattle’s bounty of wild food resources. Led by Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle, this tour will teach you how to identify edible plants and the art of urban food foraging. A lifelong Seattle resident, Arthur Lee Jacobson began studying plants when he was 17. While earning a history degree at the University of Washington, he bicycled around…

Bumbershoot

September 1 - September 3

Now in its 47th year, Seattle's Festival, Bumbershoot is one of Seattle's largest cultural touchstones. Each year, thousands of people across the country flock to Seattle to attend the acclaimed festival, which has become one of the biggest and best-loved contemporary festivals in North America. Bumbershoot’s diverse programming includes live music, comedy, theatre, film, visual arts, dance performance, and more.

Seattle Indies Expo (SIX)

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SIX (Seattle Indies Expo) is a one-day exhibition for independent game developers to get together, socialize, and show off their stuff. At SIX, you'll get to spend quality time with some of the friendliest and most down-to-earth devs around. What better way to escape the crowds of PAX than with the coolest of indie games? Does it cost anything to attend? Nope - attending the Seattle Indies Expo is completely free! Where are you guys at? We're now located in…

How to Win at Seattle: Part III with Chase Jarvis

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seattle’s got a strong rep as a pretty creative place, thanks to the artists, writers, and innovators who live and work here. But with the city getting more and more expensive, can Seattle creators still make it their home? How do they secure a place in Seattle’s future? Chase Jarvis is a world-renowned photographer, director, and entrepreneur who’s championed creators his whole career. As cofounder of the popular online teaching studio CreativeLive, he’s made creative skills more accessible to more…

EKPHRASTIC

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Auction Where Words and Art Hang Out Together September 13th, 2017 6:00pm–8:00pm Historic Washington Hall 153 14th Ave, Seattle WA 98122 EKPHRASTIC is the art auction to help The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (or BFI- http://fearlessideas.org/) open its new satellite space at Yesler Terrace! By attending and bidding you’ll help us raise funds to buy computers, books, hire staff and gussy up the joint before it opens its doors this fall. EKPHRASTIC pairs adult artists with student…

Kirkland Oktoberfest

September 22 - September 24

Oktoberfest with a Northwest Twist! Seattle’s authentic Oktoberfest tradition celebrates its 5th anniversary on September 22-24, 2017 with an expected drawing of 10,000 to 15,000 guests. Entertainment of the highest caliber is at the heart of this three day festival featuring multiple performance venues, live German music lead by headliner S-BAHN, dancing, Human Foosball, Wiener Dog Races, games, competitors and so much more. Northwest craft brews (along with important German biers), are served alongside the best cuisine our region has…

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses live

September 22 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses brings the Zelda franchise to life with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir, and a reimagined score that includes new movements from more recently released Zelda games such as Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild, while still paying homage to classic installments like Ocarina of Time and A Link to the…

GeekWire Summit 2017

October 9 - October 11

The GeekWire Summit, on Oct. 9-11, in Seattle, is one of the country’s premier technology conferences, bringing together more than 800 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executive and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy. An immersive two-day conference, the Summit features on-stage Q&As, insightful talks, and interactive product demos by leaders in tech, science and business. Past speakers have included T-Mobile CEO John Legere, software pioneer Ray Ozzie, Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson, Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold, Expedia…

Galaxaar

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

In our one-day marketplace, expect to find original pop culture arts & crafts, vintage goodies, with toys & modern collectables! Walk away with something old, something new, and something original. We expect to have 50 vendors for you again (with free parking in the vicinity of the venue) - as well as Halloween costume / trick-or-treat fun!

Kinetoscope VR Film Festival — Call for applications

03/01/2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Premiere Experiences in Virtual Reality, Film, Art, Games, & New Media. Celebrating Stories Worth Telling! Kinetoscope VR brings together innovators to explore virtual reality as an emerging art form. Kinetoscope VR Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media. The deadline for application…

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