We’ve found some fun and interactive events for this geek weekend.

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Portage Park

Bike or walk around the north side to solve a plot that threatens this neighborhood.

From the website:

Search the neighborhood along side the great Sherlock Holmes, interviewing witnesses and finding clues to save the Northwest Side from a most nefarious plot. Either bring your bike or your walking shoes because there’s no telling where the clues will lead…

Suitable for anyone eight or older with separate runs for walkers or bikers. At the Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee. The current run ends June 25. Get to “be” it while you can.


Bat Boy: The Musical

From the site:

The Off-Broadway sensation based on the “cult story” published in The Weekly World News about a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia comes to Chicago for the first time. A dark satirical commentary on prejudice and tolerance in America this award-winning musical comedy is the recipient of the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

At the Griffin Theater Company 2010, 5301 North Damen Avenue, through July 24


Movies in the Park

This weekend has the Chicago Park District showing:

  • Avengers; Age of Ultron
  • Jurassic World
  • Terminator: Genisys
  • Pan
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

All for free! Download a full schedule from http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/MIP16_Downloadable_Schedule.pdf