It’s another Geek Weekend here in Chicago. Here are some ideas to go out and make the most of it.


7th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Chicago 5K

OK. So it doesn’t sound very geeky, I agree. Still, the Chicago Geek Guy will be out Sunday morning, running along a beautiful lakeshore course, trying to beat his personal best. Registration is still open if you want to come out. Visit if you’d like to donate to a worthy cause.

Death&HarryHoudini2016_posterartDeath and Harry Houdini

The House Theater presents this magic-filled look at the life of Harry Houdini.

From the website:

A ringmaster leads us through the events of Harry’s life, all told through stunning magic, poignant dialogue and original music. We travel from the untimely passing of his father, through his first tent shows with his younger brother Theo, meeting his wife Bess, and beginning a journey towards fame on the Vaudeville circuit. All the while, Harry feels Death close on his heels and he won’t rest until he’s conquered him once and for all. Harry will walk on broken glass, swallow razor blades and risk his life in the Water Torture Cell, but will he pull off an escape from Death? Marvel with us as Houdini battles Death once more.

Lasting Legacies: The Grandes Dames of McCormickville

The museum that brought you the costumes of Downton Abbey brings you a mobile look into Chicago High Society at the turn of the century.

From the site:

Historian Sally Sexton Kalmbach presents a new and unique walking tour illustrating seven civically minded entrepreneurial women who led fascinating lives in the prestigious neighborhood of McCormickville. Ms. Kalmbach will highlight the achievements of these remarkable society women which left a lasting imprint on the city of Chicago.

Tour is 90 minutes and requires standing and walking. Rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Please arrive at the Museum 15 minutes before the tour begins.

Saturday morning at 10:30 am.