Category: Something To Do

5 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 12/21]

This weekend, Phoenix does as you wish, fights Hydra, busts ghosts, and suffers the evils of George Lucas.

Thursday, Dec 18th

Joy to The Worlds – Nerd Nite Phx

[Phoenix]

If your Thursday is going a little too well and you feel like it needs to be ruined with a screening of the fantastically horrible Star Wars Christmas Special, you’re in luck! Join a few Nerd Nite Nerds and bask in the glory that is Life Day. Plus space-karaoke! Starts at 7:30pm.

Ghostbusters 2

[Mesa]

On the other hand, if your Thursday needs a bit more Nintendo Joy Pad, green slime, and protons, you could always check out the second Ghostbusters movie with the Arizona Ghostbusters at 7:30 instead. Plus Educating [Geeks] will be there, which is pretty swell. Bring a toy for donation!

Friday, Dec 19th

The Marvel Experience Begins

[Scottsdale]

And so it begins. Time for you to “step into hyper-reality” and find out what this Marvel Experience is all about. I get the impression its kinda like Captain EO or something. If you’re a Marvel fan, you probably don’t want to miss it while it’s in Scottsdale. If you’ve been, let me know what it’s like!

Cary Elwes

[Mesa]

Wesley himself is in town, thanks to Changing Hands (buy his book there to get in), and you can hear him talk about his book and The Princess Bride at Dobson High School around 6pm. CALL THE LOCKSMITH!

Are You Afraid of The Dark?

[Phoenix]

Spread some Christmas cheer by enjoying a midnight screening of 90’s paranormal nostalgia! The Filmbar is showing some episodes to fans – plus pizza! Starts at 11:30pm.

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you get to spend it with those you love.



6 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 12/07]

This weekend, Phoenix hangs out with Colin, Knights, cosplayers, & ALL THE SANTAS.

Thursday, Dec 4th

Indie Amigos

[Tempe]

I am a sucker for indie games. Join other fans at Endgame in Tempe to play the night away exploring new titles and otherwise having an indie-game-good time. Starts at 8pm.

Rifftrax Live: Santa Claus

[All Over]

I’m also a sucker for Rifftrax Live; they’re friggin’ hilarious. This time they’re taking on the 1959 “classic” Santa Claus. You won’t regret going.

Friday, Dec 5th

Colin Mochrie !! (& Brad Sherwood)

[Phoenix]

All hail Colin! The Who’s Line star and internet cult favorite is in town to make up jokes for you. Catch him at the Celebrity Theatre at 8pm.

Saturday, Dec 6th

Santarchy 2014!

[Phoenix]

Take one Santa Claus, then multiply it by a few hundred. That should give you an idea of what Santarchy is like. This is your chance to dress up as any kind of Santa you want (Cross-y lightsaber Santa? Solid Snake Santa?) and freak out the general population by joining hundreds of other Santas in an evening of inexplicable wackiness. Starts at 6pm at Dos Gringos.

Winter Faire – Knights & Fairies, etc

[Phoenix]

Crank up the chivalry, practice your “m’lady”s and bring the kids to the Desert Marigold School for a weekend of “knights, fairies, music, food, crafts, games and prizes.” Starts at 10am, goes until 3pm.

Toy Anxiety Toy Drive

[Phoenix]

This one brings out both the Christmas spirit, and the costumes. Toys may not be the true meaning of Christmas, but they seem to be a big part of it anyway. Why not help out with their toy drive? Also from 10am to 3pm. Weird.

Have a merry & weird weekend, everyone!



11 Nerdy Things To Do This Weekend In Phoenix [WE 11/02]

This weekend, Phoenix dances with the devil in the pale moon light, laughs at giant snakes, marches arm-in-arm with nerds, and more.

Thursday, Oct 30th

Rifftrax: Anaconda!

[All Over]

The guys that do Rifftrax are the best. Anaconda is the worst. It’s a perfect match. I friggen love these live broadcasts and I hope every single one of you can make it to see the MST3K guys make fun of this movie. Starts at 8pm at quite a few theaters. Must. resist. Sir Mix-a-lot jokes.

Friday, Oct 31st

Arizona Fur Con 2014

[Phoenix]

Some people enjoy dressing up in what looks to me to be extremely heavy and uncomfortable animal costumes. And some of those people enjoy getting together at conventions, like Fur Con, which takes place this weekend at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak. If you go, I hope you have a great time.

*Bonus Event: Someone’s Blasting Tesla Coils for Halloween

[Gilbert]

1.21 gigawatts of awesome all up in this neighborhood.

“Comic-con & Superhero” Bash

[Couple of Places]

Doing a post the week of Halloween is always weird because just about any Halloween party can be considered pretty nerdy. So this year I’m trying to stick to mentioning the ones I know of that have a fun theme or tend to pull a nerdier crowd. This year we start with Culinary Dropouts’ Comic-con & Superhero themed parties, starting at 8pm at their locations.

Gotham Party

[Scottsdale]

And if you prefer your superheroes to be a bit darker and more brooding, W Scottsdale is turning their hotel into Gotham City for the night. Reading the description of the event makes it sound pretty dang cool, and may even justify the entry price. Also starts at 8pm.

Far From Home

[Phoenix]

Richard Bogen is putting on a show with songs about monsters, hauntings, and murder most fowl. I’ve heard he’s also including a few songs about Nintendo. 8pm at the Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse.

MC’s Chris & Lars

[Scottsdale]

Hey, another thing that starts at 8pm on Halloween. These crazy nerdcore-type folks will be doing their nerdcore-type stuff at Pub Rock. You may have heard of them.

Saturday, Nov 1st

PBS Nerd Walk 2014

[Tempe]

Behold the Great Nerd Walk! This has become a valley nerd tradition over the last few years. (Plus the guy who runs it is one of my favorite people ever.) So don the sacred taped-up-glasses, clutch the holy TI-83 calculator, recite the ancient chant of 3.14159, and breath the purifying mist of the inhaler – this is the Nerd Walk. Starts at 4pm at ASU.

Phoenix FearCon 2014

[Phoenix]

Halloween doesn’t quite end in October in the valley, and this weekend proves it. Spend your Saturday and Sunday at the Fear Farm with fellow horror fans and a few fun guests.

Monster’s Ball

[Phoenix]

Ain’t no party like a surf-rock slash zombie-rockabilly monster party! Gnarly! Do the twist and/or the mashed-potato with your favorite monsters at the Alwun House, doors open at 7:30pm.

Treehouse of Horror Simpsons Trivia

[Phoenix]

If you know the name of Bart’s evil(?) twin brother, and can channel the Shinning (hey, we don’t want to get sued), you may be ready to participate in the return of Simpson’s Trivia Night. This round is, appropriately, all about the unspeakable terrors within the Treehouses of Horror. Start shooting Zombie Flanders (he was a zombie?) at 8pm at Bragg’s Factory Diner. Feel free to dress up.

Cult Classics: A Nightmare on Elmstreet

[Tempe]

End your horrifying weekend watching a bed eat Johnny Depp and his TV. Starts at 9:30pm. Pleasant dreams!