Are You Ready Player One?

51Fk8SWwlLL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_OK, the much anticipated Steven Spielberg film, based on the novel by Ernest Cline, opens Wednesday, March 28 in Cleveland. (We will be at the 7:30 p.m. show at Richmond Towne Square. Message us to meetup (movies@celestialattic.com.) (Buy your tickets to see ‘Ready Player One’ at Fandango and receive a Free Poster!) You might take this opportunity to pick up The Art of Ready Player One by Insight Editions or Cline’s other novel, Armada. Will this movie live up to the novel? Well, there are already notable differences from the original. Just google it, there are a fanalanche of posts and videos about it. If you have not read the book, DON’T at this point. Enjoy the film and then treat yourself to the expanded world of the book, Ready Player One.

Here is a peek:

April Fools?

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Nobody really knows how April Fools Day started. Today is the tradition date of the Greco-Roman festival of Hilaria, which coincides with the vernal equinox. It may be the origin of April Fools day. In that spirit Cleveland, we encourage you to start planning your mayhem now. This will be the last year you can count on Big Fun in Coventry for your gag gift needs. Make the most of it.

No Kidding: We Have No Idea How April Fools’ Day Started

Get involved with the Cleveland Asian Festival!

18588665_10155215036018796_4556441555580011237_o-750x35013012655_10208760465024827_548483966476372362_n-750x350Have you made plans to attend the Cleveland Asian Festival, May 19-20 2018? Volunteers are needed and you can signup here, receiving a food voucher for every four hours of work. Its a great way to enjoy the festival from the inside. There will also be guided tours of Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood Saturday and Sunday the weekend before memorial day. Discover another side of Cleveland.

 

Celestial Pick – “Weird Al” Yankovic

27908155_10159958116920032_4870104798874426893_oWhat’s the geekiest ticket in Cleveland this weekend, “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC: The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour – Special Guest Emo Philips, 8 pm at the Ohio Theatre. That is the Celestial Pick this weekend if you can get tickets. They run $69.50 – $79.50, VIP: $271.25, just click the link and pray.
From their website:
“Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. After his 2016 world tour, including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, this is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with this legendary performer.
Weird Al’s most recent album Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the BillboardTop 200 chart. In 2018 he will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Can’t make that show? Our backup pick is the Storm’s Angels Carnival at St. John’s Ukrainian Church, 3038 Charleston Ave. Lorain, OH, Saturday, 1 pm to 5 pm. This low-key carnival offers fun, food and prizes with proceeds benefitting the nonprofit, Storm’s Angels, an animal rescue and rehabilitation program for companion animals.
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Ctrl Alt Elite Gaming

While you are out that way, you might want to check out Ctrl Alt Elite Gaming at 5204 Detroit Rd, Elyria, OH 44035. CAEG specializes in card based games, Pokemon, Magic and the like, with lots of tournaments and a hoard of rare cards and supplies.

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Recess Games
Recess Games at 26636 Brookpark Road EXT, North Olmsted, OH 44070. Recess offers weekly gaming events, knowledgable staff and a rewards points system that encourages loyalty.

Are you ready for Artemis Armada IV?

627777583Space, the final frontier, and these are the voyages of a dedicated group of geeks, adventuring from their living rooms, dens and just about any place they can squeeze six computers. Armada, this April 6 to 8, is the yearly convention for the computer game Artemis, designed by local programmer and game designer, Thom Robertson.

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Artemis is an intense simulation of starship adventure with players manning the consoles of the weapons, navigation, science, communications and engineering stations, not to mention, the captains chair. Each year, crews from starships across the nation pack their ever-more-complex gaming rigs into the car and make their way to Cleveland for adventure, camaraderie and a battle royal. This year’s Armada theme is “The One With The Whales” and gamers will be attending workshops on making their bridges more complex, adding DMX effects, mission scripting and more. Some bridges are truly approaching cinematic quality. A $25 day pass is a great way to discover this game and experience the best on offer from its most dedicated crews. Got your own crew already? The $270 Crew Pass is the way to go, getting your entire crew in for the entire weekend. Armada will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Beachwood at 3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. Learn more:

https://artemisspaceshipbridge.com/armada-2018

Hamilton! Cleveland waits on public ticket sales.

3f26-20160531-hamilton-musicalThe astounding hit musical, Hamilton, is coming to Cleveland July 17 through August 26. The musical traces the life of the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, but four months out, even the date of first sale has yet to be announced. So far, the only way to get tickets to this dynamic hip-hopera has been through the season ticket system. Even that door is currently closed. If Cleveland follows the pattern everywhere else, the prices are expected to quickly soar as tickets sell out and prices climb on the secondary market. I check the site daily, just in case. I’m not throwing away my shot! Tickets will be available at http://www.playhousesquare.org/events/detail/hamilton.

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