Category: Events

Nerd Nite DC on 11/12/22: Romance, rats, and really tasty cake

Our next show is gonna be sweet, sexy, and squeaky. Get the scoop on birthday cakes! See what the AI think makes us swoon! And challenge your assumptions about our fuzzy rat-tailed neighbors!

Our talks this month are:

My Love Language Is Cake: Using Art, Science, and Sugar to Celebrate Birthdays” by Rachael Lussos

Formulas for Fantasies: Using Machine Learning to Understand Features of Best-selling Romance Novels” by Kinga Dobolyi

Rats. That’s it, that’s the title.” by Bethany Brookshire

When: November 12th. Doors at 6, show at 6:30.

Where: DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)


Nerd Nite 10/8/2022: Nerds in spaaaaaaaace!

Grab your space suit and your 100 tampons and head on down to DC9 on October 8th for an out-of-this-world space-themed Nerd Nite experience!

Here’s what we’re filling your brain with this month:

“The Human Rocket: The Efficacy of Using Bodily Fluids to Propel Yourself in Space” by Ben Corbin

“Why Pluto Isn’t a Planet (and Why That Doesn’t Actually Matter” by Kathryn Gansler

“Alcohol in Space” by Chris Carberry

Plus general educational absurdity from your Nerd Nite DC host Rae Pendergrass.

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Where: DC9 Nightclub (1940 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)

For more information, or to submit at talk, email us!

Nerd Nite DC August 13 2022: Muppets, Balloons, and Synths – What A Party!

NERDS! We’re back at DC9 on August 13th for another amazing, action-packed, awe-inspiring, adorable, and always amusing evening of aural and visual delights!

Here’s the show’s lineup:

Someone set us up the bomb, or, 99 luftbalons” by James Day
Unbeknownst to many, the United States mainland was the site of a coordinated aerial balloon bombing campaign in the last years of World War 2. We will talk about edible plant paste, the role of the US Geological Survey, the impact of the Esperanto language, 1,000 paper cranes, and maybe squeeze in a little info about the balloon bombs themselves.

I’d Rather Be Listening To Electronic Tonalities: How Nerds and Queer Folk Revolutionized the Synthesizer” by navi (they/he)
(Description coming soon!)

Aposemuppetism: The Adaptive Traits of Muppets in the Henson Ecosystem” by Kali Holder (she/her)
(Description coming soon!)

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