Week In Geek: 1-7 April 2013

London events for people with curious minds.

A shorter listings this week, as many venues remain closed over the Easter holidays.

Tuesday 2 April

SPACE WEATHER: A three-day family event at the Science Museum gives visitors a chance to meet meteorologists from Antarctica who monitor sunspots and other distant events that can affect conditions on Earth. Runs in the Antenna gallery till 4 April, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm

SCIENCE SHOWOFF: This month’s geeky science comedy show comes from the Wilmington Arms, with talks that include early experiments with electricity, a heads-up about a new pub-based science festival, and “morbid poetry inspired by the dark, twisting pathways of the human mind”. £5 suggested donation, just turn up, 7pm

Wednesday 3 April

GREEN MEDIA: Toby Miller speaks at City University, Northampton Square, to “outline an alternative history of the media…that emphasises their centrality to environmental pollution and worker exploitation”. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

Thursday 4 April

EXHIBITION: Celebrating 100 years of the Medical Research Council, the Strictly Science exhibition offers hands-on experiments and gadgets, talks and demonstrations showing the medical advances of the past, present and future. Runs in the Exhibition Road foyer of Imperial College until 14 April. Free, just turn up, 10am-6pm, with a special talk tonight at 7pm

SWEATING FOR THE POX: A talk at Wellcome Collection scratches at the history of sexually transmitted diseases in London. Free, just turn up, 3pm

FUNNY SCIENCE: The 2013 Ig Nobel Awards roadshow comes to the IET in Savoy Place — a cavalcade of research that ‘first makes you laugh, then makes you think’. This year’s show appears to be sold out (as we’d expect), though it’s hard to tell from the website. You can still register interest, however, and the show will be streamed live. Free, prebook, 6.30pm, #IgUKTour

WEIRD MUSIC: Thomas Truax, inventor of strange instruments, joins Sarah Angliss, who peppers her performance with creepy animatronic dolls, for an evening of alternative electronic music on MS Stubnitz in Wood Wharf. £10/£8, prebook, 7.30pm

SALON: This month’s Salon event, at Adam St members’ club includes three disparate talks: the brain patterns of people in love, a guide to sherry tasting and the wisdom of psychopaths. £12, prebook, 7.30pm

Friday 5 April

SCIENCE HISTORY: Jenifer Glynn discusses her new book about DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin, at the Royal Society this lunch time. Free, just turn up, 1pm

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments, or tip us off about future events by emailing matt@londonist.com.

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