Oh hi! How was your weekend? oh really? that’s great to hear. I got a chance to check out Wham City as they performed at The Drunken Unicorn on Friday. I then went to cook-out and ate cheeseburgers. It was fantastic. Okay, here’s a list of events to check out this week, bye!
Dad’s Garage (569 Ezzard St) at 7pm-11pm
It’s Game Night at Dad’s! Nobody in life has ever said that before unless your parents got divorced and your dad stocked up on parker brothers games for some reason. Come out to Dad’s Garage for another fun night of board games and video games. Enter the prize raffle for FREE tickets to any Dad’s show! They will also have extra video games to play! Titans Games will be there selling board games at 20% off!
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 Ave) at 8pm
Grab your extra sleeves and head over to Joystick Gamebar for Magic: the Gathering draft night. $15 nets you three packs. Swiss format in a comfortable and casual setting. There’s bar cash on the line so bring your A-game! 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue) at 8pm-11pm
Please just watch the film Scream, no need to actually scream at the Plaza Theatre even if that’s how it could have been interpreted in the event title. Anyway, here’s another monthly campy film delight for you, this time it’s a special screening of the 1996 classic Scream! You can WIN prizes for best Scream Queens appearance. It’s also encouraged that attendees get rowdy, quote, & interact with the film just like you would for the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday nights. Doors open at 7pm. Arrive then, grab a cocktail, grab a snack & take some photos before the costume contest.
Argosy (470 Flat Shoals Ave SE) at 8:30pm
Make your way to the very back of Argosy, and the first thing you’ll see as you enter the room is a giant projector screen welcoming you to Nerd Trivia. Mike Jacobs & Adam Darby bring you one hell of a good time. You’ll have Three rounds, bonus rounds, and final question. Topics range from fantasy to space opera to the silver screen, toons and tunes. They have some great prizes to giveaway too! Always on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month!
Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) at 10pm
We’re busting out our 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
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel (1 Hartsfield Centre Pkwy) May 11th-May 13th
Outlantacon is the Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience and their friends! Enjoy discussion panels, gaming, costuming, game shows, special fashion events, and more in an atmosphere where you’re free to be yourself!
Oakland Cemetery (437-C Memorial Dr. SE) at 8:30pm
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.
Battle & Brew (5920 Roswell Rd, Ste. Sandy Springs) 8pm-2am
Battle & Brew is hosting a Cosplay Contest with new prize tiers of 25, 50 and 100 dollars house cash!! Contest runs from 9pm to midnight- just head to the DJ Booth at any time during the event to sign up! Prizes are given out at midnight and you MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE to receive a prize! Reservations are highly recommended for this event! www.battleandbrew.com
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!
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.