Hey there! I’m running late this week. Balancing out 3 jobs is the best! Anyway, here’s a bunch of stuff to check out this week. Of course, MomoCon should already be on your list of top priorities. Feel free to send me a message at NerdLanta@Gmail.com for any reason. Thanks!
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.
Georgia Aquarium (225 Baker St NW) from 6 PM – 9 PM
Our next adults-only science lecture series, Science on Tap, will be Tuesday, May 22nd with Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, leading international expert in weather and climate. Following Dr. Shepherd’s talk, there will be time for Q & A and plenty of time for food and drinks throughout the evening. Come mingle, share some libations, and learn! This event is $10.00 and does not include General Admission. The full cost of your ticket goes directly to supporting Georgia Aquarium’s Research and Conservation initiatives. Space is very limited. Please reserve your seats ASAP to secure your entrance into this exclusive lecture series.
Rí Rá Atlanta (1080 Peachtree St NE) from 6 PM – 10 PM
The force is strong at RiRa! In anticipation of Solo; A Star Wars Movie, they will be hosting a Star Wars Trivia Night. Come test your Jedi skills for the chance to win our Grand Prize, an autographed Boba Fett helmet. Other Star Wars prizes will be up for grabs throughout the night. Get there early for the Star Wars Battlefront 2 tournament beginning at 6pm before Trivia at 8pm.
Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave SE) from 10pm – 12am
Enigma: An Improv Game Show needs you! An ageless, cosmic evil has infested the back room of Joystick Gamebar. Our only chance to save the planet is for comics and audience members alike to play its twisted imagination game. 4th Wednesday of the month
Noni’s (357 Edgewood Ave SE) at 10pm
Noni’s is showing the film “Waterworld” Yes, it’s the one where Kevin Costner drinks his own urine. I still think they could have given him a Bud Ice and it would have been the same thing. Then, at midnight its “Mad Max: Fury Road! For $7 you can get a Piratt & a shot of Paulo Lazzaraoni Fernet. Coming up later this month: May 30th: “Dogma” & “Stigmata”
Georgia World Congress Center (285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW)
MomoCon 2018 will take place over 4 days, May 24th – 27th, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center. MomoCon is a multi-genre fan convention encompassing American and Japanese animation, gaming (video gaming, board and card gaming, Live Action role-play gaming), comics and costuming, held every year in Spring. General operating hours are from 2pm Thursday to 5pm Sunday, with some events running later into the evening/all night (dances, music events, etc.).
Mary’s (1287 Glenwood Ave SE) 10pm-3am
Cloaks x Candles presents HUSH, Atlanta’s dark underground midweek social every Thursday at the award-winning Mary’s. Curated avant-garde visual projections, music & friendship magic. Darkwave, Underground Techno, Industrial, Electronic Body Music, Post Punk, Death Rock, Cold Wave, Witch House, Italo, Acid, Indie Goth, Synthwave, Electroclash, Minimal & Experimental Music DJ selections by Deştin Jacøbvs (SILK WOLF / Vegan Strip Club Riot) and featured special guest DJs.
Private Tarot readings by Zoë Simone De Fino on select weeks. Adults only. No cover.
Atlanta Marriott Century Center (2000 Century Blvd NE) May 25 – May 27
Hosted by the USS Republic NCC-1371, Treklanta is an annual Star Trek convention based in Atlanta, Georgia, that places special emphasis on fan-based events, activities, programming, and productions. Treklanta is the home of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant, the Treklanta Star Trek Fan Film Festival, and The Bjo Awards. Sarah Wade Studio will be a featured guest artist in the artist Hall got the second year, come join us and enjoy the fandom!
Plaza Atlanta (1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE)
THE SILVER SCREAM SPOOK SHOW is a 30-minute live stage show filled with magic tricks, dancing girls, jokes, spectacle, and frights! 12:30pm MATINEE SHOW and 10:00pm NIGHT SHOW. Tickets available at the door: Adults: $10, Children 12 & Under: $7
The Time Machine (1960)
Produced and directed by George Pal, that stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, and Alan Young. The film was based on the 1895 book by H. G. Wells. An inventor in Victorian England constructs a machine that enables him to travel into the distant future.
Joystick Gamebar (427 Edgewood Ave) 9pm
Atlanta’s only late night nerdy talk show is NerdLanta Live at Joystick Gamebar! The 2nd & 4th Sunday of every month. Doors open at 8:30pm / show starts at 9:00pm. Jonathan French, author of the book “The Grey Bastards” will be joining us. www.JonathanFrenchBooks.com. Stand-Up comedy from Alyx Libby. She will be opening up the show just before 9:00 pm.
THE NERDY SOUTH is Kristopher Bolz & Butch Brosman
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.