Last night was "Drink & Draw" night at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema on Lawndale Drive in Irving Park. People brought sketch pads, pencils, watercolors, markers, digital drawing pads, and a great amount of imagination. Artists were talking, drawing, and sipping their favorite coffeehouse beverages. The above artist was a talented, friendly, young man who loves Greensboro enough to sport our 3-letter, airport code, GSO. In the upper right-hand corner of the box on his shirt, Greensboro's 336 area code is printed. The font and graphics evoke the periodic table of chemical elements; precisely the humor found in the Geeksboro crowd. "Drink & Draw" is a night for creative types to be surrounded by equally creative people who appreciate their cultural references and recognize their drawing styles.
Geeksboro, established in 2012, attracts people for fun, wholesome activities like watching old TV shows together, playing board games, knitting, playing video games, and just plain old-fashioned talking. While we may have the technology to do just about anything at home- from shopping to watching movies and learning through Youtube videos- nothing replaces good old face-to-face or shoulder-to-shoulder social interaction; which, at Geeksboro, is available for the price of a cup of coffee... or two!