This holiday season, Geeksboro Battle Pub will celebrate the holidays with spirited fundraiser collaborations with other local businesses as well as programming for kids, families and adults alike.
Geeksboro will present ‘A Season IRL’ at Battle Pub, a series of holiday-themed events designed to get people to ditch the screens of their computers and smartphones in favor of enjoying the holidays with other people In Real Life (IRL).
“We’re spending more and more time looking at screens and less time socializing with others face to face,” says Joe Scott, co-owner and Creative Director of Geeksboro Battle Pub. “We wanted to give folks an opportunity to reclaim some of the warmth and human connection that some of us might have lost in the digital age.”
The series of events will kick off with a Friendsgiving community potluck on Thanksgiving Day. Other highlights will include a Gingerbread House Party on December 2, an all night long premiere tournament for “Super Smash Bros Ultimate” on December 7, a community Secret Santa gift exchange screening of “Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse” on December 15 and a breakfast cereal screening of “Elf” and interactive screening of ‘“Die Hard” December 22.
But most importantly, Geeksboro Battle Pub will be partnering with local businesses Ssalefish Comics and Crooked Tail Cat Cafe to raise money to help great causes.
First up, Geeksboro will be collaborating with Ssalefish Comics in both Greensboro and Winston Salem to host the Comics for Kids Sale on December 9. The sale will feature $1 comic books donated by regional collectors, where 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase brand new, all-ages-appropriate comics for elementary school children attending Title One schools in Guilford, Forsyth and Davidson counties.
Geeksboro will also partner with Crooked Tail Cat Cafe to host a ‘Meow-y Cats-mas’ edition of Totally Rad Trivia to raise money for food and cleaning supplies for the cats who reside in Crooked Tail’s non-profit rescue program.
The following is a listing of events, including times, dates and descriptions. Geeksboro Battle Pub is located on 2618 Lawndale Drive at Kirkwood Commons behind Miller Vision and across the street from the Target Shopping Center.
1 p.m. Thursday, November 22 - Friendsgiving Community Potluck - Whether you live too far from your family or simply need an alternative way to celebrate the holiday, Geeksboro Battle Pub will open its doors for a community potluck style ‘Friendsgiving Dinner.’ We will be prepping entrees and sides while encouraging folks to bring their own to share. Iced Tea and Lemonade will be provided. The only things guests would have to buy are beer, wine and cocktails. Doors open at 12 p.m. Free entry.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 22 - Totally Rad Pie and Trivia - It’s Greensboro’s best and most beloved game of bar trivia -- Thanksgiving style. Our bar will be open and our kitchen will be closed, but we invite folks to bring any extra or leftover pies they want to share as we tackle hilarious questions and categories with our community of fans. $3 buy-in! Up to six-player-teams! Winners get a cash prize!
3 p.m. Sunday, December 2 - Gingerbread House Party - Join in the joy of building your very own gingerbread house together with friends, family, and our COMMUNITY OF FANS! Our Gingerbread kits are $20 and include: a Pre-built Gingerbread House, Candy, Frosting, and Decorations. Also includes a fresh baked gingerbread man that can be decorated and/or eaten during the event! We will take pictures of each house and post them online. The house with the MOST LIKES wins Free Coffee & Soda for a Year!
7 p.m. Friday, December 7th - Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Smash ‘Til Dawn - It’s an ALL NIGHT SMASH-A-THON! We will celebrate the release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate with an overnight tournament to celebrate this brand new game in the legendary fighting game series for Nintendo Switch. $15 entry fee. Cash prizes! And the players who stay up all night long get free biscuits and gravy on Saturday morning.
1-6 p.m. Sunday, December 9 - Comics for Kids Sale - Ssalefish Comics and Geeksboro will be teaming up for a special Pop-Up Sale of $1 comics donated by regional collectors! 100% of all proceeds will be used to purchase brand new, all ages appropriate comic books for local kids in need as part of the Kids Read Comics Initiative. To donate any unwanted comics, collectors are invited to drop them off at Geeksboro Battle Pub, Ssalefish Comics Greensboro (1622 Stanley Road in Greensboro) or the original Ssalefish Comics in Winston-Salem (3232 Silas Creek Road in Winston-Salem). All donations are tax deductible.
7 p.m. Saturday, December 15 - Secret Santa Screening of “Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse” - Bring a strange, kitchy, funny or downright bizarre new or lightly used gift (it must be all ages appropriate) and join us for our annual Secret Santa screening of the “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” Christmas special. Every time Pee Wee Herman says ‘the magic word,’ the audience exchanges gifts. At the end of the screening, the audience unboxes their presents together. Featuring bonus retro commercials. Admission is a $2 donation to the Kids Read Comics Initiative.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20 - Meow-y Cats-Mas Totally Rad Trivia - Geeksboro is teaming up with local cafe Crooked Tail Cat Cafe for a special cat and holiday themed edition of Totally Rad Trivia! The winning team will get an AWESOME PRIZE PACK! $5 entry fee! Up to six-player-teams! And 100% of all proceeds will go towards buying food and supplies for Crooked Tail’s cat rescue program.
11 a.m. Saturday, December 22 - Breakfast Cereal Screening: “Elf” - It’s a sugar-packed celebration of the sweetest Christmas movie ever made, and it’s also part of this complete breakfast! We’re hosting a 15th Anniversary screening of the Will Ferrell holiday movie “Elf”! Best of all, a $5 ticket includes a BOTTOMLESS BOWL OF SUGAR CEREAL!
7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 22 - “Die Hard” is Totally a Christmas Movie - Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? Yippie-Ki-Yeah it is! So join us for this special interactive 30th Anniversary presentation of “Die Hard.” $7 ticket includes the following props: a cap gun to help John McClane shoot the bad guys, a cigarette lighter for you to light every time actor Bruce Willis lights up his (which happens a lot), and a special Twinkie to enjoy with Reginald Vel Johnson. Tickets are EXTREMELY LIMITED so buy yours today!
9 p.m. Monday, December 31st - 90s New Year’s Eve feat. ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ and ‘Green Day’ Tributes - Greensboro based rock band Lebaron will headline a special, live New Year’s Eve set as their Smashing Pumpkins tribute act Rocket as they power through some of the legendary rock quartets greatest songs. Featuring an opening performance by Green Day tribute act Totally Slow. Tickets are $10 each.