Nerd Culture

10 Nerdy Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This May

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Neil deGrasse Tyson at Comerica Theatre
He's hosted the Cosmos reboot and the Star Talk podcast, he's published a dozen books, he's called out your favorite sci-fi movie for its lack of scientific accuracy, and now? He's coming to Phoenix. Neil deGrasse Tyson, perhaps the most famous astrophysicist in the world, will appear at Comerica Theatre on Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the world, the universe, and the beauty of the unknown. Tickets range from $35 to $150. Purchase them now from Live Nation.

City Lights Movie Nights: Back to the Future Double Feature
Every month, CityScape and Downtown Phoenix Inc. present free showings of new and classic films. This month, they'll double that offering by showing Back to the Future I and II back to back. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to CityScape at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, to catch them both for free. If you plan on checking out the Urban Wine Walk the next day, you can pick up a free themed glass at the movie showing. Find out more on the official Facebook event.

Elstree 1976 at FilmBar
You may know the names of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and James Earl Jones, but not those of the hundreds of actors who appeared in the background of the Star Wars films as aliens, rebel pilots and Stormtroopers. In the new documentary Elstree 1976, director Jon Spira seeks to share their stories with the world. Phoenix Comicon presents this special screening of the movie at FilmBar on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the FilmBar website.
Iconica Game Night
Iconica is a new tabletop game created and published here in Phoenix. Come try out this deep but easy-to-learn strategy adventure at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix on Saturday, May 28, at 5 p.m. The game's creator, Eric Torres, will be there himself to teach you how to play. This event spearheads the first of many Iconica game nights at Changing Hands to come. Learn more at the official Facebook event.

K-Pop Club Night 2016
If you listen mostly to Korean pop music, the average Scottsdale EDM clubs probably don't offer the night on the town you're trying to find. Well, look no further, because Mijana Grill AZ will play host to "Arizona's first K-pop club night" on Sunday, May 15, at 9 p.m. DJ BadAssJoey will spin genre favorites all night long, and expect live performances and a dance challenge. Tickets are $10 if you RSVP by calling 602-781-7657 or $15 at the door. The event is 18-and-over only. To learn more, visit the official Facebook event.
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