Category: Something To Do

13 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 05/03]

This weekend, Phoenix uses the force, raves with force, & forces you to choose.

Friday, May 1st

Avengers Ultimate Movie Marathon

If you actively deny the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility then Harkins invites you to marathon 11 Marvel films back to back, ending with Age of Ultron.

Bring eye-drops.

Of course, this marathon started on 4/29, so I’m not sure if you can get tickets and just pop in whenev’s or not. At Tempe Marketplace.

Free Comic Book Day Eve

The Phoenix Public Library is spending their First Friday prepping you for the comic-book-iest day of the year. They’re getting a jump start on the nerdiness with costumed characters.

Starts at 6:30pm at the Burton Barr Central Library.

Steampunk Expo Opens

The annual Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition opens at the Alwun House. Enjoy what is sure to be a splendid, just splendid, evening amongst curious creations and anachronistic anomalies.

Opens at 7pm.

KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park

You know you want to stay up and watch a movie about KISS fighting robot monsters using fire-breath and laser-eyes. Don’t deny it.

(Remember, you parked in the Itchy lot.)

At the FIlmBar at Midnight.

Saturday, May 2nd

Free Comic Book Day 2015

Instead of telling you about all of the crazy things going on this year, I’ll let our friends at Nerdvana do that for you. There’s no way I could ever do a better job.

I will give ACME a special shout-out though. Seems to be growing quite a bit.

Superhero Walk/Run 2015 & Super WOW Run

When it comes to dressing up in a costume and running for a cause, you’ve got some options this weekend:

First one supports awareness for Foster Care and Child Abuse. Starts at 7:30am at Kiwanis Park.

Or you can support health (or something) and also enjoy some inflatable obstacle courses. This one starts at 8am at Mesa Riverview Park.

Star Wars Party Weekend

Bookmans was smart enough to move their May The 4th events up a few days so you can partly like a Jedi during the weekend. Lots of characters and activities for the whole family.

Both Saturday and Sunday from 3pm – 4pm.

(Side note: Be sure to check this May The 4th event out on Monday at Changing Hands.)

Awesome Mix Vol. 2: A Marvel Quiz

Still feeling sharp? Your perspicacity is still in prime form? Know a crap ton about the Marvel Universe? Perfect, because Geeks Who Drink is happening at The Devil’s Advocate in Tempe, and you’ll need to be ready, my nerdy friend.

Phoenix Symphony Does Movies

Looks like they’re including Star Wars. I’m a sucker for both live music & The Imperial March, so win-win.

There’s at 2pm and a 7pm show at the Orpheum Theater.

Return to Imaginationland – Cosplay Rave

I don’t know much about it, but – and I’m just guessing here – you cosplay and you rave. If their Facebook event is to be believed, it should be pretty big too.

Starts at 7pm at Mind’s Eye Rehearsal Studios in Mesa.

Superhero vs Sci-Fi Party

Tongue Tied is also cutting loose with nerds this Saturday with a party that pits capes & tights against tricorders & lightsabers. The party promises lightsaber duels, superhero dance battles, and more.

Starts at 9pm at Linger Longer Lounge.

Big Trouble in Little China

I think we can all relate to the humble truck driver sucked into a paranormal world of ancient evil, am I right? Stand with him in his quest for his rig as Cult Classics takes movie-screenings to the next level.

Starts at 9:30pm at the Tempe Pollack Cinemas.

Yeah, you’re going to have to be picky this weekend.

6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 04/26]

This weekend, Phoenix drinks with dinosaurs, does the time warp, and sings with Bat Boy.

Thursday, Apr 23rd

Game CoLab – Studio Open House

Local video game makers are opening their doors for you to wander in, wide-eyed. Check out what’s getting worked on and hear speakers talk about marketing video games, world-building, and more. Should be pretty radical.

Goes from noon to six.

Friday, Apr 24th

Beer & Bones

Come for the beer, stay for the dinosaurs! Or combine the two. I dunno. Their site says: Paleontologists reveal the truth – what beers did dinosaurs drink?! If that’s not good enough for you, how about Speed Date a Scientist?

Show up at the Arizona Museum of Natural History from 6 to 10pm.

Really Old Superman Films

I have the perfect event if you like older things and super men. Starting at 5pm the Tempe Center for the Arts is gathering pop-culture aficionados and watching The Adventures of Superman, and Mad Scientist. Enjoy!

Army of Darkness

The Film Bar is closing out their month of cult films with a boomstick of a movie for you. Hail to the king, baby.

Starts at 10pm and there are showings all weekend.

Saturday, Apr 25th

*LibCon 2015

Their Facebook page doesn’t have a lot of info, but this little comicon at Chandler Library should be fun for a younger crowd (or the young at heart). Gaming, costumes, and general nerdery await you.

Bat Boy: The Musical

If the title Bat Boy: The Musical doesn’t convince you to check out this play about everyone’s favorite Weekly World News cover, I’m not sure what will.

Enjoy the crap out of it at the John Paul Theatre at Phoenix College starting at 7:30pm. The show wraps up next weekend, May 2nd.

Rocky Horror Picture & Shadow Cast

Haven’t used your fishnet stockings in a while? Well, if you need an excuse, you can head down to Mesa and get your Rocky Horror on.

I couldn’t tell when it starts. If someone knows lemme know and I’ll update the post.

*Thanks for the update, Robin!* “The Rocky Horror Picture Show presented by Frankies Fishnets ……doors open at 9pm, show starts at about 10pm… the AZ Event Center  on Country Club and Southern, there’s a full bar too!”

Have fun, you crazy kids!

6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 04/19]

This weekend, Phoenix meets monsters, raps about video games, and gorges itself on arcade machines.

Friday, Apr 17th

Monsters: Dark Continent

If you enjoyed the tentacle-faced aliens from his first movie, you’ll most likely enjoy Gareth Edward’s second film in the Monsters universe.

Starts at 5:30pm at the Film Bar, with showings all weekend.

Mega Ran

Nintendo + Rap = Mega Ran. This local legend is kicking of his first AZ show this year at Shakers in Scottsdale.

Doors open at 7pm.

A Clockwork Orange

Instead of making references to things in this movie, I’ll go ahead and assume that if you like this Kubric film, you’ll enjoy seeing it with fellow fans.

At the Film Bar at 10:30pm, with showings all weekend.

Saturday, Apr 18th

Zapcon 2015

Rejoice, for Zapcon has returned! Lower those bits, ditch the high polygon count, and spend a few days lost in a sea of arcades and arcade related entertainment. They’re at the Mesa Convention Center this year with tons more space.


Everyone’s favorite foam-armor clad fake-blood-spewing dark monster overlords are doing their dark monster overlord thing at Asylum Records from noon to 3pm (if you’re into fake-blood-spewing dark monster overlords).

Simpsons Trivia

It’s free. It’s Simpsons Trivia. It’s only the good seasons. Go and have fun! Hank Scorpio demands it!

Starts at 8pm at Bragg’s in Phoenix.

Sunday, Apr 19th

Superhero & Princess Walk

Title says it all. Bring the kiddos and let them dress up as whatever they want to be. Starts at 9am. Follow the link above for location.

Sun Devil Fan Fair 2015

ASU is having a mini-comicon this Sunday at the PE West Gym. They’ve got an impressive amount of things lined up between 11am and 5pm. Should be fun and a fantastic event to support. It’s also free.

Tons to do!