Welcome back! How about that game last night eh? I can’t believe we made it all the way to level 5 without getting shot once….Oh! I’m talking about HALO, what game were you thinking of? I did actually watch the Super Bowl, but my main interest was in the variety of snacks, and the BBQ ribs that my girlfriend made.
We have lot’s of great events to look forward to this week, especially over Valentine’s Day weekend. If you really wanna impress your significant other, then I would take them to see The Valentine’s Puckin’ Fuppet Show at The Village Theatre on Saturday night. After having Sunday morning brunch, I would suggest going to the Bizarre Bazaar at My Parents’ Basement to pick out some handmade gifts from a variety of vendors. Finally, you should wrap up the evening at Joystick Gamebar by checking out Home Brewed Short Films right before watching Atlanta’s Only Live Nerd/Pop Culture Talk Show, NerdLanta Live.
Alright, that’s it for this week! Have fun and stuff.
Start off the week with some Anime! Come join the Anime Club as they watch Masaaki Yuasa’s mind-bending masterpiece, Mind Game. The screening itself will begin promptly at 3:00, so try not to be late, and don’t talk during the movie unless you want people to angrily stare at you.
Once you get back from watching ‘Mind Game’ at the Cinefest Film Theater, come check out Monday Night Magic at The Bookhouse Pub. It’s casual, open format play where all are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played in years, a veteran or want to start… all are welcome. Bring some cards (or they have extra decks) just remember this is not competitive tournament style play. It’s friendly pick up games in any format and a night meant to bring in new players.
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
Aether Revolt is at your friendly neighborhood bar, Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood Ave. Come on by with your friends, have some drinks, and try to forget that it’s only the middle of the week. They have a great Prize Pool to offer you as well. 1st place winner is awarded with $25 in Barcash, 2nd place receives $15 Barcash, 3rd place wins TWO Ice-cold Genesee Cream Ales, and gets to be slapped in the face with a salmon fillet. Format: Swiss. Age: 21 and over.
Who says you can’t have another nerd trivia night in the same week? Nobody, because that would be foolish! Come on down to Argosy in EAV and enjoy an evening of Nerd Trivia With Mike & Darby! Once you walk in from the front door, make your way to the very back where you will be transported into the Brigantine Beer Parlor and Recreation Hall. (You won’t actually be transported, just walk into the room like a normal person) Anyway, this is always a fun night. They combine nerd trivia with music trivia for each question. Three rounds, bonus rounds, final question. Topics from fantasy to space opera to the silver screen, toons and tunes. To get helpful tips on questions that will be asked, check out www.Facebook.com/NerdTrivia.
If Earthlings zoomed to a planet with intelligent life, would they let us land or label us a threat to a more-evolved universe? Walker Percy pondered such existential “what ifs” in Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self Help Book. The Outfit’s Artistic Director, Tom Key, deftly re-imagines Percy’s opus as a soul-searching seminar where cheeky group leaders hilariously suggest alternatives to our everyday behavior. A wry and hopeful meditation on our obsessions with reality TV and politics, horoscopes and how-to guides, Lost in the Cosmos engages the mind, soul and funny bone.
Kaleidoscape is having their 2nd annual Halloween party: MY BLOODY VALLOWEEN! So, for those of you who say “Valentine’s Day sucks – another Halloween would be way better,” then this might be right up your ally. Put on your bloodiest duds and dancing shoes, and get ready to party this weekend. Music by Tracy Levine, Loshi, T-Spackle, Mason, Mom Jeans, and many more! $5 entry w/ Valloween costume before 12am! $15 Normal Entry. No Alcohol, 18 years and up.
This Three day Atlanta-based convention is focused on Japanese Anime, Manga and culture. With everything from fan-presented panels and industry guests to a buzzing Dealer’s Room and all-night Dance, you’re sure to find something to capture your fancy. It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to the fandom or a seasoned veteran, you’re always welcome at Seishun Con! Get your tickets right now at: www.Seishun-Con.com.
It’s Cosplay Night Comics! Come out as your favorite super hero or villain, or maybe you’ve got a great costume from a indie comic that you want to show off. Whether it’s current or classic, it’s all good at Comics Cosplay Night! Make sure you enter the Cosplay Contest with Prizes for Best in Show, Employee Pick & editors choice! Contest starts at 9pm, and winners will be announced on the Battle & Brew YouTube Channel so be sure to subscribe! Reservations are highly recommended for this event! As always, Battle & Brew is an 18+ establishment. You must be 18+ with valid ID, or have a pet turtle named “Mr. Doogie” to enter.
Who doesn’t love puppets? This special Valentine’s variety show at the Village will have Vanessa Valliere as it’s special guest. The Puckin’ Fuppet Show is Atlanta’s premiere competitive Puppet Slam with CASH prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as voted for by the audience. Tickets Available: www.VillageComedy.com. Must be 18 and up to get in. $10 CASH at the door. Beer and wine bar available.
This sounds like a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Come check out this small indoor Bizarre Bazaar where you can pick up all sorts of neat handmade gifts for you or that special someone in your life (The person who let’s you see them naked) This Months Vendors Are: Dixieland Delights, Doc Mindbender, Brittany Baum Gabeaux, Jon Adelung, Twin Ravens Studios, and many more!
Once you are done shopping at the Bizarre Bazaar, make your way over to Joystick Gamebar to complete your Sunday evening. NerdLanta is showcasing 40 minutes of local short films of all genres while the doors open at 6:30pm for NerdLanta LIVE! 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.
Atlanta’s only Live nerd culture talk show is Nerdlanta @ Joystick Gamebar! The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month starting at 6:30pm. They 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!
NerdLanta will be speaking with Jonathan Williams. He’s the Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Wrestling with Pop Culture. An award-winning website that covers professional wrestling, music, film, art and other pop culture absurdity. He’s also the Co-Host of Earth Station One podcast.
ALSO THIS WEEK
- Pokémon League at Meeple Madness – Mon, 2/06 at 7pm
- X-Wing Casual Play at Heroic Gaming – Mon, 2/06 at 5pm
- Comic & Animation Artists Meet Up at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse – Tue, 2/07 at 7pm
- BI-weekly Pokemon VGC Event at Giga-Bites Tabletop Gaming Cafe – Wed, 2/08 at 6:30pm
- Dungeons & Dragons at Meeple Madness – Wed, 2/08 at 6:30pm
- Game Night at The Escapery – Wed, 2/08 at 7:30pm
- Guild Ball Night at Meeple Madness – Thurs, 2/09 at 6pm
- Rockband Karaoke at Joystick Gamebar – Thurs, 2/09 at 10pm
- Atlanta Ballet’s Snow White at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Thur, 2/09 at 11am
- The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Georgia Freight Depot – Fri, 2/10 at 8pm
- Rocky Horror Picture Show at Plaza Theatre – Fri, 2/10 at 12am
- My Bloody Valentine at Folklore Haunted House – Fri, 2/10 at 7:30pm
- MomoCon Quick Bricks: LEGO crafts at Community Bean coffee connection – Sat, 2/11 at 12pm
- Escape the Room: Social Meet & Greet at Escape the Room Atlanta – Sat, 2/11 at 6pm
- Valentine’s Night Out at the Center for Puppetry Arts – Sat, 2/11 at 7pm
- D&D Adventurers League Saturday Event at Heroic Gaming – Sat, 2/11 at 12pm
- Blood Bowl League at The Wasteland Gaming – Sun, 2/5 at 12pm
Don’t forget to go see The Lego Batman Movie this weekend!
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.