NERDY SOUTH! 4/17-4/23


I’m seeing double vision this week in our list of Nerdy South events. There’s so much going on that I had no choice but to mention two events for every night of the week. I’ll be at Joystick Gamebar for 8-Bit Comedy Night this Wednesday, you should come out for that, it’s always a free show and I’ll play 8-bit covers of pop songs from the 80’s. Thursday is 420, so you’ll have that going for you too.

Street Fighter V at Joystick Gamebar – Mon, 4/17 at 7:00pm

Here’s an opportunity for anybody who loves Street Fighter to represent Joystick in an amateur tournament at Turner Studios. Their weekly tournaments begin on April 7th and run on Friday nights from 7:30 to 10pm. Joystick will be hosting a mini-tournament for Street Fight V on April 17th to see who will receive the honor of playing for them in one or possibly more of the tournaments at Turner! Sign-ups start at 7pm and the games begin at 8pm.

Doctor Who Series 10 Premiere at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24 – Mon, 4/17 at 6:30pm

Join WHOlanta at the Regal Hollywood 24 for the big-screen premiere of Series 10 of Doctor Who, featuring the return of the Twelfth Doctor and Nardole plus the debut of Pearl Mackie as Bill! They will have a trivia contest and some giveaways. The show starts at 7:00 but trivia is kicking off at 6:30, so come early! Feel free to come dressed up in costume, but please remember that no masks are allowed.

The Rookery Radio Hour at Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge – Tues, 4/18 at 8:00pm

The Rookery Radio Hour brings you original sketch comedy in the style of old-timey radio, recorded LIVE on stage! In this episode: Stanley Bravery’s Tales of Exploration adventurizes! Cuttlefish & McMurphy: Undersea Detectives investigates! Space Squad 21 alienates! Penniless Penny Dreadful soliloquizes!…And more! Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00pm. $5.00 dollars. Limited Free Parking – Arrive early. Full Bar – Hang out before and/or after!

Nerd Core Trivia at Diesel Filling Station – Tues, 4/18 at 7:30pm

Head out to Diesel Filling Station in the Virginia Highlands for some Tuesday night nerd trivia. Test your nerdy knowledge each week, and win some sweet prizes. Hosted by: Booze Clues Trivia

8-Bit Comedy Night at Joystick Gamebar – Wed, 4/19 at 8pm

First and Third Wednesday of every month at Joystick Gamebar. Named one of 5 Cool Things to Discover in Atlanta by Rolling Stone Magazine. Each show features eight of the highest-ranked comics from all over the globe. No newbs on this show. Come early to play some of Joystick’s classic arcade games and/or try one of their signature cocktails. . No Credits Needed: ALWAYS A FREE SHOW. Doors 7:30 pm / Show 8:00 pm

Geek Trivia at Battle & Brew – Wed, 4/19 at 8pm

Geek Trivia features trivia categories like “Star Wars” “Science” “Sex” & other nerdy topics, while leaving out the “Sports” category of course. They do Geek Trivia EVERY Wednesday at 8pm! Make reservations ahead of time to be guaranteed a seat! Speaking of which, seating for Geek Trivia can be reserved ahead of time via our Open Table online reservation system. Teams are limited to a party of 8. If you have more than 8 you will have to split into multiple teams.

Project Cosplay: Guardians of The Galaxy 2 – Thurs, 4/20 at 9pm

I’d like to think of this event as the twisted version of Project Runway. Each month Candace Weslosky from Lips Down On Dixie leads teams of designers, models, judges, and the audience through a comedic Project Runway spoof design challenge. I’ve seen celebrity guest judges attend this show from time to time. It’s definitely worth stopping by to see who might show up, plus they hook you up with some really cool free swag. The design theme for this Month is: Guardians of The Galaxy 2!

Almost Android – Improv comedy at The Basement Theatre – Thurs, 4/20 at 8pm

Born out of The Basement from random parts, this comedy machine will thrill you and possibly save the galaxy!
Ryan Toto, Randall Brammer, & Devin Miller (or R2D1) assembled together to form ALMOST ANDROID. They explore improv in a whole new way. Imagine yourself a long time ago in a Galaxy far far away…

TableTop Thursday at Battle & Brew – Thurs, 4/20 at 5pm-2am

Every Thursday is TableTop Night! Bring your friends or make some new ones! Choose from their ever-growing library of games, or bring in your own! TableTop games are free to rent- no deposit of cash or ID needed!  Please treat these games with respect (Don’t be a douchebag) is what they are getting at. Also, order some goddamn food & drinks while your there, and don’t forget to tip your waitstaff!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Plaza Theater – Fri, 4/21 at 12am

Make your way over to Plaza Theater for Atlanta’s premiere Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday at Midnight. Lips Down On Dixie brings you one hell of a show featuring Atlanta’s longest running shadow cast. It’s an awesome way to spend your Friday night. Come watch this cult classic film with a whole bunch of fun loving people.

Rock Band Karaoke at Joystick Gamebar – Sat, 4/22 at 9pm

Grab yourself a Bourbon Coffee frosty drink thingy from the bar, and then head on over to the back event room for some Rock Band Karaoke! Fog machine, laser lights, and you with a fake guitar. Hosted by Sean Luke. Every Thursday & Saturday night starting at 10:00pm

Home Brewed Short Films at Joystick Gamebar – Sun, 4/23 at 6:30pm

NerdLanta is showcasing 40 minutes of local short films at Joystick Gamebar right before NerdLanta LIVE! on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month at 6:30pm. Film writer & producer Jonothon Mitchell, who is also the co-host of Adult Swim’s Stupid Morning Bullshit is your curator for these events. Expect to see some amazing Home Brewed Short Films while you enjoy delicious local beers from the bar. In addition to the variety of short films that will be screened, they will also have a featured film that includes a special Q&A with the directors.

NerdLanta LIVE! at Joystick Gamebar – Sun, 4/23 at 7:30pm

Atlanta’s only Live late night talk show for Nerds is Nerdlanta @ Joystick Gamebar! The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month starting at 6:30pm. We bring you the latest in Geek/Pop culture news along with commentary, special guests interviews, local short films, Nerd Trivia with prizes for the audience, movie trailer reviews, and so much more! GUESTS INTERVIEWS: We’ll be talking to Shawn Frix from Terminus Saber Arts Academy, and Steve Wayne of The United Saber Alliance. You’ll learn about traditional martial arts training methods as well as full contact Lightsaber sparring, along with choreography and cosplay. Also featuring Live Stand-up Comedy from the very funny Clark Franzman.

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Kris Bolz

Author: Kris Bolz

Kristopher is a producer of entertainment events in Atlanta & talk show host. He is the DJ and co-producer of 8-Bit Comedy Night, and Host of NerdLanta Live. Both shows are at Joystick Gamebar. He loves Horror movies, comic books, stand up comedy, and bowling.