NERDY SOUTH! 7/16-7/22

There’s so much happening this week! I say that every week, but I think it’s especially true with this particular list of events that I’ve hand-picked for you. The Book of Mormon is back at the Fox Theatre all week long and kicks off on Tuesday. Black Nerd at Dad’s Garage is going to be amazing. That’s running from Thursday-Sunday this week, so make sure to get your tickets.

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The Goonies – Free Screening

City Winery Atlanta (650 North Avenue NE) 6:30pm-9pm

Truffle shuffle your way over to City Winery to catch a FREE screening of The Goonies on a giant projector screen! Set in Astoria, Oregon, they’ll have Oregon wine specials as a tribute to where the magic of the film unfolded!

Atlanta Drunks & Dragons

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) at 7pm

I’ll be talking to the guys who run this event on NerdLanta Live this coming Sunday at Joystick, so mark that in the calendars. Dungeons and Dragons seems to have become bigger than ever before with lot’s of new people playing. So, it’s great to have this event every Monday and Tuesday at your friendly neighborhood barcade. New and inexperienced players are welcome. The organizer and seasoned dungeon masters can teach you how to play, help you make a new 5th edition character, and find you a spot in an ongoing game or a pick-up one-shot session. While also drinking, probably.

Press Start; a ControlleRISE Kickback

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

You are walking into a house party every Monday night when ControlleRISE is at The Deep End. Live Lofi hip-hop sets from their DJ’s, Anime on the projectors and monitors, a huge assortment of video games and consoles on free play. Plus, let’s not forget about the specials like $2 Tacos, $2.50 PBR tall boys. This is an awesome way to start your week, so go check it out.


The Book of Mormon

The Fox Theatre (660 Peachtree St NE) 7:30pm

The Book of Mormon is a musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Uganda to preach the Mormon religion. First staged in 2011, the play mocks various Mormon beliefs and practices. The script, lyrics, and music were written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone were best known for creating the animated comedy South Park; Lopez had co-written the music for the musical Avenue Q. This play runs from July 17th-July 22nd at The Fox Theatre.

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.


Beers and Brains at New Realm

New Realm Brewing (550 Somerset Terrace NE) 7pm-9pm

Come out and share a beer with some brainy folks for a session of “Beers and Brains” at New Realm Brewing! Beers and Brains is an exploratory series of talks + Q&As where artisans, activists, makers, doers, and thinkers from all sorts of backgrounds to talk about their passion projects. Each speaker will conclude by answering any audience questions that arise. It’s brief. It’s brainy. There’s beer!

8-Bit Comedy Night

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Avenue Southeast)

1UP Comedy & NerdLanta bring in some of the highest ranked comics from all over the country to showcase their talent. With only 20 seats and limited standing room, it’s ATL’s most intimate comedy show. Named one of Five Cool Things to Discover in Atlanta by Rolling Stone Magazine. No credits needed because this show is ALWAYS FREE! Come early to play some of Joystick’s classic arcade games (all just 25 cents) and enjoy some of their signature cocktails.

Geek Trivia

Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd)

Geek Trivia features trivia categories like “Star Wars” “Science” “Sex” & other nerdy topics while leaving out the “Sports” category! Geek Trivia is EVERY Wednesday at 8pm! Make reservations ahead of time to be guaranteed a seat! Invite all of your friends and most of your co-workers except for Andrew in the accounting department because you know he’s weird and smells bad too.


PlazaDrome Presents: Night Of The Comet

Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) at 9:30pm

Plazadrome is thrilled to bring you Thom Eberhardt’s cult sci-fi comedy classic Night of the Comet. It’s the early 80’s, and a deadly comet has just crossed Earth’s orbit and wiped out or zombified most of the population. Valley girls Regina and Samantha wake to find themselves alive but forced to fight for survival against a smattering of zombies even a mad scientist or two. So what do they do? Head to the mall, of course! Don’t miss this like, totally tubular, to the max, Valley Girl-pocalypse adventure.

View & Brew: Indiana Jones – Raiders of The Lost Ark

Monday Night Garage (933 Lee St SW) at 7pm-10pm

Raider of The Lost Ark. Kick off your summer with View & Brew at the Garage! The best way to end a long summer day is with a movie, friends, and family, and of course, some tasty brews. This is the first-ever Monday Night movie series event, showing every third Thursday at the Garage. They got you covered on the beer, soda, and popcorn — you’ll just need your favorite chair or blanket for this classic adventure film. Adult tickets (21+) include the screening, popcorn, and a pint of our fresh, local beer (core or seasonal)

Escape the Heat – Breakout Games

Breakout Games – Atlanta (3867 Roswell Rd NE)

It’s too goddamn hot outside, escape the heat and join Breakout Games to enjoy several of their 60-minute escape rooms. They will have complimentary snacks and discounted games! Not to mention a special raffle! Tickets start at $25/person where you’ll be able to cool off and have some treats while enjoying any of the 60-minute escape room experiences. Head over to their website to book your tickets now! Make sure to use code “BeatTheHeat” for this special rate!


Black Nerd

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company (569 Ezzard St SE) at 8pm

Think the TV show Atlanta meets Dragon Con. From the creator of the Dad’s Garage show “Wrath of Con” comes a dark comedy about a young man’s journey navigating the expectations of his black family and white friends. When race and geekdom collide you get a Black Nerd.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Plaza Theater (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) at midnight

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 to watch this cult classic film with a whole bunch of fun loving people.

Haunted Pub Crawl: Freaky Friday’s

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

I once drank a pint of vodka and was visited by the spirit of Jim Morrison. He told me the west was the best and I was like whatever dude you are dead, go away now. If you like ghost and alcohol then this might be the thing for you. Walk along the border of Oakland Cemetery and visit local pubs haunted by both the living and the dead. Your haunted guide will tell you 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.


Mean Rock Band Karaoke

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) at 10pm

Judge, jury, executioner, and Mean Rock Band Karaoke host Sean Luke is there to reward the true performers with the nectar of the rock gods: whiskey. A harsher fate awaits the rest. Groupies always welcome. Every Thursday and Saturday at 10 pm


NerdLanta Live at Joystick Gamebar

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) 9pm-10:30pm

Atlanta’s only late night nerdy talk show is NerdLanta Live at Joystick Gamebar. Join us as we speak with the organizers of the very popular Atlanta Drunks and Dragons that takes place every Monday and Tuesday night at Joystick Gamebar.

Battle & Brew and Dad’s Garage: Live Jackbox Party Pack Improv!

Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd) 7pm-10pm

The fine folks from Dad’s Garage are gonna be HERE, IN THE BUILDING, LIVE, playing Jackbox Party Pack and getting you the audience into the game. It’s free to participate, just be in the dining room by 7pm and get ready for a hilarious night of bad puns and dick doodles.


NERDY SOUTH – Kristopher Bolz & Butch Brosman

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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.