Nerdy South April 16th – April 22nd

Hey there! Hope you had a great weekend. I personally didn’t get out much, but that’ll change for this week since we have so much going on. Monday is a little slow on events, but everything starts to pick up on Tuesday. The Atlanta Film Festival is also going on this whole week with film screenings happening all over the city. For more information on that go to

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Drunk Chess!

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) at 8pm

Volta Laboratory Social Club welcomes all chess players, grandmasters to beginners, for a monthly Drunk Chess match. There are plenty of boards and players of all skill levels. If you have never played chess before, there will be people on hand who are willing and able to help. This event is always on the 3rd Monday of the month


Nerd-Core Trivia

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.

Boardgames & Brew

Ponce City Market (675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) 5:30pm-9pm

Join Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop for a 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 @ Rhen’s Nest will also enjoy a discount. It’s a win win!


8-Bit Comedy Night

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) at 8pm

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

Frankenstein Speaker Series: Dr. Friedman

Emory Center for Ethics (1531 Dickey Dr NE) at 7pm

The final lecture in the “Frankenstein: Religious & Cultural Perspectives Speaker Series” will explore the many ways in which the 200-year-old text by Mary Shelley has been depicted in film and made its mark in film and media culture.

Located in the Emory Center for Ethics Common Room 102.
Free– Dessert & Refreshments Provided!


Project Cosplay: Avengers

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) at 9pm

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway, this is that but with alcohol, and half-naked people. 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. The design theme for this Month is Avengers.

PlazaDrome Presents: The Astrologer

Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE) at 10pm

Come, bear witness to the Atlanta premiere of The Astrologer — one of the rarest, most mysterious cult films in existence.

Now, for the first time in Atlanta, this bizarro, paranormal gem can finally be seen. Since The Astrologer still has never been released on video—physical or digital—this PlazaDrome screening may be your only chance to enjoy this film for awhile.


Cheat Code w/ Silk Wolf

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) at 11pm

Ever been to an underground disco in Communist Prague during the 1970’s? How about a Bangkok rave in the 90’s? Transylvanian sock hop in the 1950’s? No? Neither has Silk Wolf but he can still take you on a sweaty hedonistic trip every 3rd Friday in the back room of a nerdy dive bar.

Double Dagger (Improvised Dungeons and Dragons)

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

It is a journey into the Realm of Improvised Nerdery! An improv comedy tribute to the classic pen-and-paper RPG, guided by our Dungeon Master and featuring a stalwart band of Player Characters, played by the Dad’s Garage cast of improvisers.

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


Astronomy Day

Fernbank Science Center (156 Heaton Park Dr NE) 11am-3pm

Learn about outer space! Talk to a bunch of smart people! take pictures! bring your sandwich! talk to aliens! drop some acid! see horrific visions! calm down it’s going to be ok! drink this cup of water and get off the floor! order an Uber ride and go home.

Mean Rock Band Karaoke

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) at 10pm

They are busting out the PS4 and plastic guitars to see how much of a rock star you really are. 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 10pm


NerdLanta Live!

Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave)

Atlanta’s only late night nerdy talk show is NerdLanta Live at Joystick Gamebar. Our guest this evening will be Michael Myerz. He’s a hip-hop/nerd-core rap artist from Atlanta. We are excited to have him on the show and looking forward to seeing him perform live. Stand-Up Comedy from Vas Sanchez, Nerd News, and other nerdy segments. Always Free!

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.