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at N Troy St 3502 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
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Chief O'Neill's is a good place to eat before or after the show. Or stop by for a Guinness.
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I went to the matinee and parked half a block away on the street. Dress varied. I liked that benches and seats were available for waiting before the doors opened for admission.
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“Set phasers to stunning.” —The Daily Mail (UK)
“This nearly broke my geek-o-meter.” —
A_ Time Out Chicago_ critics’ pick


_Run time is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. 


The TARDIS dances with fan veils. A Klingon challenges a Starfleet officer to a duel. Link, of Zelda fame, jumps with sword and shield. Fire spins in the world of Tron. Covering everything from Battlestar Galactica to Assassin’s Creed, Raks Geek pays homage to nerd culture’s favorite stories and characters. One part art, two parts comedy, and three parts sexy, Raks Geek is alternately silly, beautiful, and seductive. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. 

Read My Hips tribal bellydance performs over 100 shows a year. Directed by Stephanie Barto, the first person certified to teach American Tribal Style outside of California, the troupe performs its own fusion style with elements borrowed and adapted from Bharata Natyam, the folkloric dances of the Middle East, Flamenco, and Hip Hop. RMH has performed at a wide variety of venues including the House of Blues, Green Mill, Old Town School of Folk Music, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Michi Trota (Chicago Fire Tribe) is one of the organizers of the Chicago Full Moon Jams, a monthly performance showcase of Great Lakes area firespinners. 

Directed and Produced by Dawn Xiana Moon 

About the Ticket Supplier: Raks Geek

Apparently bellydance competitions have become staples at Star Wars conventions (so.many.Slave.Leias). The Orion slave girl makes Trekkies drool. A Google search for "geek bellydance" turns up all kinds of interesting performances, many of which I found disappointing from a dance perspective. But a lot of tribal dancers are self-confessed nerds - I've been watching Star Trek ever since I can remember. So what if we took professional bellydancers, put them together with trained fire spinners, and allowed them to do justice to their favorite geek subjects? That's what Raks Geek is all about.