Nerdy South 5/14 – 5/20

Here’s stuff to do, so do them.



Press Start a Controllerise Kickback

The Deep End (621 North Avenue NE) from 9pm-1am

Press Start Powered by ControlleRISE. Free event / Free parking. for info. $2 Tacos, $2.50 PBR tall boys, Dominoes, Spades, Smash bros, Tekken, DDR, Dragonball FighterZ, SNES, Genesis, Lofi sets. House party Kickback vibes.


Call For Art – Guillermo Del Toro Tribute Art Show

Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd)

Battle & Brew presents a tribute to Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro. A love letter to the man who brought to life some of the most amazing fairy tales in modern history. They are looking for art inspired by any and all things GDT. That means his movies, tv shows, books, cameos, art, etc etc.

Boardgames & Brew

Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop (924 Garrett Street) from 5:30-9pm

Join Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop as they unplug for monthly game night series every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Ponce City Market. They have a free library of games to play with or you can bring your own. The Tap on Ponce will be providing a discount for brew purchased during game night! Attendees that purchase games during the event at Rhen’s Nest will also enjoy a discount. It’s a win win! Weekly Games will be running game night with Rhen’s Nest Toyshop.


8-Bit Comedy Night

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) from 8pm-9:30pm

1UP Comedy and NerdLanta present: 8-Bit Comedy Night at Joystick Gamebar. Named one of Five 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. Always free! Doors 7:30 pm / Show 8:00 pm

Edgewood Speakeasy + PBR Film Fest

Edgewood Speakeasy (327 Edgewood Ave SE) from 6:30-9:30pm

This sounds like a no-brainer to me! Tonight they are showing the classic film Spaceballs with complimentary Beer and Cocktails from 630-830pm. May 23 – Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and May 30 – The Big Lebowski (1998)


Captain’s Log

The Village Theatre (349 Decatur St SE)

Atlanta’s favorite Star Trek-inspired improv show returns for another exhilarating adventure! Thrill as our crew explores never-before-seen worlds, encountering all manner of fantastic and unimaginable creatures! They will get a suggestion from the audience for our episode name, and make it all up from there!

Rickmobile: Atlanta

New Realm Brewing (550 Somerset Terrace NE) from 5pm-8pm

The #Rickmobile is a one-of-a-kind mobile pop-up shop that offers exclusive, custom-designed Rick and Morty collectibles. Limited quantities. Credit/Debit card only. No cash. Please note, queue line may be capped. Parking is limited, consider walking from the Beltline.


Haunted Pub Crawl: Freaky Friday’s

Oakland Cemetery (437-C Memorial Dr. SE) at 8:30pm

Meander along the border of Oakland Cemetery and visit local pubs haunted by both the living and the dead. Your haunted guide will regale you will spooky stories about the founding of the city, the fiery history in it’s past and the chilling stories that left a few spirits unable to leave the city of Atlanta.


Atlanta RollerGirls

Yaarab Shriners (400 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) from 10am-1pm

This sounds like an awesome time, go check it out before you start binge drinking the rest of the day. Also, enjoy the food offered by Spice the Americas!


Nerdyoke! with Adam & Kris

Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs) from 7pm-12am

NerdLanta + Battle & Brew Present: Nerdyoke! This is far from any typical bar karaoke that you’re used to. What exactly is Nerdyoke? Come on out to Battle & Brew and find out for yourself. Hint: The title of the event should give you a pretty good idea of what you’ll be in store for. Join your hosts Adam & Kris as they roll out the tunes. Also, It’s highly encouraged to wear your cosplay at this event, but of course it’s completely up to you


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Kristopher Bolz

Author: Kristopher Bolz

Kristopher is the founder of NerdLanta, a nerdy themed event company. He’s also the host of NerdLanta Live and Love Nerds, both shows take place at Joystick Gamebar. He loves Horror movies, comic books, stand up comedy, and bowling.