Adler After Dark: Geek Chic: Episode IV 03.17.16

What is Adler After Dark?

Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00-10:00 pm. With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget!


March 17: Adler After Dark: Geek Chic: Episode IV

“But I was going in to Tosche Station to pick up some power convertors!”

On March 17, take the fastest speeder to Adler After Dark: Geek Chic Episode IV!

The Empire (and First Order) have dispatched some of their finest troopers, so don’t miss the 501st Stormtrooper Legion and Rebel Legion as they square off for the fate of the galaxy! For you gamers out there, Chicago band Arc Impulse will inject raw energy into classic video game tunes (The Legend of Zelda, anyone?) Grab a sample of Revolution Brewing’s new Galaxy Hero IPA, brewed exclusively for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

Display your true geekiness in a battle of wits at the Fourth Annual Geek Chic Trivia Extravaganza (including timeless Dr. Who prizes and more); witness an awesome scientific spectacle as we explore the physics of superheroes through the lens of science fiction, and more. And for one night only, our friends at Adult Swim will be on hand to showcase their “Full Dome Meatwad Experience” in the museum’s Definiti Space Theater!

And don’t miss Acrobatica Infiniti Circus, Chicago’s one-and-only Nerd Circus made up of award-winning circus stars from around the world. Bringing together the art of Cosplay and extraordinary circus acts such as contortion, trapeze, acrobatics, aerial stunts, and comedy their unique show redefines the impossible. They will be performing selections from their feature show throughout the night.

Geek Chic is THE best place to let your nerd flag fly on the eve of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), so don your best cosplay (and enter to win a cosmic-themed wig from our fellow nerds at Arda Wigs) and teleport on down to Adler After Dark!

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What Others Say

“It’s all great fun. While I did not purchase the ticket due to the theme, I thought it was very nicely planned and very entertaining. I love viewing the planets and the using the telescopes and attending the shows and lectures. It’s the best $20 you can spend in the city.”

“As a parent, I often do not have the time during the day to visit one of my favorite museums without my children. Adler After Dark gave me an opportunity to spend an evening with my husband, explore subjects we love, and have an interactive experience (like our children enjoy at the museum). I also love the exclusive feel of the event. It is not too crowded, and the attendants have a chance to talk to the guests in small groups. It’s a great alternative/addition to the night life of Chicago.”

“It was so much fun. I went…not knowing what to expect and it was a total blast. We had a drink, danced, met some new people, got glam-rock face paint, checked out the star show and the exhibits. [It was] so much more than I thought the experience was going to be and I’m definitely interested in attending future events. I have been telling all my friends and showing them photos. Great job, it was a truly memorable experience.”



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Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as tickets may not be available at the door. Check back for up-to-date ticket availability details. For group (15 or more) or corporate booking, please contact Please bring your photo ID on the day of the event.


Upcoming Adler After Dark

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