Adler After Dark: Geek Chic | March 21

Adler After Dark: Geek Chic | Tickets on sale now!

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 (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 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 21: Geek Chic

Ellen Ripley. Storm. Buffy Summers. Dana Scully. And even… The Doctor. We’re celebrating all these women and more at Adler After Dark: Geek Chic!

This March, join us as we honor the women who have inspired, challenged, and pushed boundaries in your favorite pop-culture franchises, as well as real women working in STEM fields who are changing the world. every. single. day. as part of the Soapbox Science series.

Head out to this fan-favorite event for a lady-centric evening of fandom and frivolity!

Get ready to:

  • Explore how local comic creators come up with and write their favorite female characters in a special panel discussion
  • Take a photo in front of our larger-than-life comic panels with your femme heroines created by our friends at SLANG
  • Check out a special geek-tastic Pop-up Program with our friends from One Book, One Chicago and the Chicago Public Library

We’re also excited to be partnering with Boulevard Brewing Company to celebrate the launch of their new year-round Space Camper IPA! Try samples of the brew, meet Space Camper on her quest to save Earth (it’s the only planet with beer), and enter for a chance to win Space Camper-branded merch and a special event poster from 12 Line Studio!

Our friends at the Chicago Nerd Social Club will also be running the best Cosplay Contest this side of the Outer Rim, so cosplay is highly encouraged! (Be sure to review our Cosplay and Costuming Weapons Policy.)

From Star Wars to Black Panther, from comics to cosplay, it’s a great time to be a geek. Kick off your C2E2 weekend with the best party in the galaxy at Adler After Dark!

Plan your evening ahead of time using our event schedule!


Advance Purchase: 
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members

At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$20 Adler members

Doane Tours:
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members

Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

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.

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Need some Adler After Dark costume inspiration? Check out some of our photo albums of past AAD attendees! If you’re planning on attending an Adler After Dark event in costume, please see our Cosplay & Costuming Weapons Policy.