Howdy-Ho, Nerderinos! Butch here again to bring you a few select choices for shenanigans to nerd up your week. There sure are a lot of prime events going on around the ATL this week such as Shakey Knees Fest. Not to mention holidays such as MAY THE FOURTH (if I gotta explain how that’s a holiday then I officially revoke your nerd card) and CINCO DE MAYO. So much to do, so little time…
April 30th: Hot Club of Atlanta plays Hot Jam April 30th
Start your week off SWINGING! Reconnect with the first true American art form, JAZZ. But none of that chaotic cluster-wank that is Bebop or the sleep inducing droll of Smooth…NO, SIR! The Hot Club of Atlanta brings back the jive of Prohibition Era HOT JAZZ. Shine up them dancing shoes and dress your best!
May 1st: Geeks Who Drink Trivia
This is a great recurring nerd event that I have spoken about before. Awesome venue, incredible food & drink specials, and good fun with our nerdy ilk. Prove your mettle with the trivia, then destroy those brain cells conquering the beer tower. Repeat this process every week and something is bound to give. The fun part is finding out which one…
May 2nd: 8-Bit Comedy Night
Tonight and Tomorrow’s selection is a double bang for the buck at Joystick Game Bar. When you’re not pumping quarters into the arcade cabinets, don’t worry there are change machines if you’re not willing to admit to carrying that roll of quarters in the front of your pants, enjoy some hilarious comedy in the intimate showroom FOR FREE.
May 3rd: Love Nerds Game Show: LGBTQ Night
This recently minted monthly edition at Joystick comes back with a LGBTQ night. I can’t recall a dating game show of old that catered to us nerds, let alone the LGBTQ community, so it’s awesome that the inclusion here has a POWER LEVEL 9000! Love is in air, coins are being inserted into slots, joysticks will be handled, and buttons will be mashed.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
Star Wars. Star Wars. Star Wars. It shall be everywhere! Even the Atlanta Braves are having a Star Wars Night. The intergalactic shark has been jumped. If I have to tell you about where a Star Wars themed party is happening today, then I find your lack of faith disturbing. And now for something completely different…It’s
Three days of time and space British nerdgasm.
May 5th: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Every year on the first Saturday of May, it’s the Xmas equivalent for comic lovers. Been out of touch for a while? Curious about upcoming event story lines? Well this ingenious marketing ploy is your opportunity to dive head first into the shallow end of the pool. Visit your local comic book store of your choice, or several of them, to snag free swag!
May 6th: Intro to Voiceover Workshop
Ever been told you have a face for radio? HA! An oldie but goody! Learn the ins and outs of animation voiceover at this workshop featuring VO-vet, The Ukulady!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City
Ever cruise down the ice cream aisle then see something out of the corner of your eye that makes you think “WTF?!” and you gotta try it? That about sums up this offering of live theater. After I noticed the title of this play while looking for this week’s events…I just had too. Honestly, I didn’t even bother reading much more about the event because that title alone sold me hook, line, and sinker. Just at first initial glance, this HAS TO BE A GOOD TIME.
That’s gonna wrap up this week of NERDY SOUTH, nerderinos! Tune in next time. Same nerd time. Same nerd column. YOINKS & AWAY!!!
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.