This weekend flew by way too quickly, not ready to deal with work again, but luckily I’ve found a good amount of fun events to check out that should make this week go by a little faster. It’s the 4th of July on Wednesday and 8-Bit Comedy Night starts at 8pm. You can either watch lame ass fireworks while eating burnt hot dogs or see an awesome free stand-up comedy show, hopefully, you make the right choice. Marvel’s Ant-Man & The Wasp also comes out this Thursday. I may have to actually leave my house and go see this. Anyway, lot’s of stuff going on this week so you shouldn’t have any problems finding something to do.
Dad’s Garage (569 Ezzard St) 7PM-10PM
Have no fear! Game Night is here! Bring your board games, sit down and grab some pizza and beer! Dad’s Garage will be doing raffles for FREE tickets to any show! Titans Games will also be selling board games at 20% off! Not a bad deal if you ask me.
The Deep End (621 North Avenue NE) from 9pm-1am
Press Start Powered by ControlleRISE. Free event / Free parking. Tonight Monday, 9pm at The Deep End. Controllerise.com 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.
Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) at 7pm
These guys recently put together a very successful first group pub crawl, and of course are now back again this week to resume regular game nights. Monday and Tuesday starting at 7:00PM. 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.
Diesel Filling Station (870 N. Highland Ave) at 8pm
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. Enjoy Nerd Trivia every Tuesday night at Diesel Filling Station.
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.
Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) at 7:30pm-9:30pm
It’s been a while since I’ve seen this movie but I do remember laughing at a few scenes that probably weren’t meant to be funny, but I guess that’s pretty much the whole idea of this event, except the hosts are much better at making fun of the films than I ever was. Tickets are cheap, so hurry up and buy them.
The Village Theatre (349 Decatur St SE) at 7:30pm
You know this epic story and may have seen all of the various films, but watching the actors recite their lines while completely shit-faced drunk is really the only way you should enjoy this classic. Come see the world famous star-crossed lovers like you’ve never seen before playing at The Village Theatre throughout 2018. Tickets are now on sale! It’s the Capulets and Montagues with sword fights, doubling, and happy daggers galore. Always remember to enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.
Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station (261 19th St. N.W) 7PM-10PM
Join MCU ATL and event sponsors Tuskegee Heirs, Riise Ventures and MomoCon for a special world premiere night showing of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” on Thursday, July, 5th at 7:00pm.
Oakland Cemetery (437-C Memorial Dr. SE) 8:30pm-11pm
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.
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 watch this cult classic film with a whole bunch of fun loving people.
The Bakery (825 Warner St) 8pm-Midnight
Michael Myerz is an awesome local hip-hop/nerdcore rap artist from Atlanta. He’s played at many venues including Clairmont Lounge, has several music videos already and has recorded up to 22 albums so far. Go check him out and be sure to get a copy of his new album. Listen to him at MichaelMyerz.BandCamp.com. Opening acts will be Suede Cassidy, Delorean Gray & Custardory.
Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) from 12pm-3pm
Bring your smelly kids to Joystick from Noon – 3 PM for a block of old-school Saturday morning programming. Enjoy great food, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s as they put some favorite classic games on Free Play and show some of the classic toons we all grew up watching.
Manuel’s Tavern (602 N Highland Ave NE) 10:30am-5pm
This free gaming event is an open-invitation and beginner friendly. Everyone is welcomed to play. New people to tabletop role-playing games, as well as players of all experience levels. If you’d like to play a game, then just bring yourself. Optionally, you can bring along friends, dice, pencils, paper, miniatures, dry-erase battle mats, index cards, or other tabletop RPG accouterments.
(881 Ponce de Leon Ave NE)
This will be an evening full of laughter, fellowship, anime trivia with prizes, and hilarious commentary on the beatdowns of the century. Slander Entertainment hosts this event annually as panels at MomoCon and DragonCon, and now this unknown location that wasn’t mentioned in the event page. RSVP in advance ($10) or $12 at the door.
Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd) from 7pm-12am
Try saying the event name five times fast. Calling all bingo hall heroes! Assemble at BnB for the first ever BnBingo Bar Bingo Night! We’ll have special prizes throughout the night as people win, and the game will be hosted by our very own bartender Anna!
Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE)
We bring you the latest in Geek/Pop culture news along with commentary, special guest interviews, segments on video games, anime, upcoming movies, TV shows and so much more!
We’ll be chatting with Matt B. Davis from The Atlanta Podcast. Most likely talking about the pros and cons of living in Atlanta, best places to eat, and why do we have so many microbreweries? It’s not a bad thing. Check out his podcast at www.TheAtlantaPodcast.com.
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.