Nerd Nite ATL, No. 20: Punk, Potties, and Joie de Vivre
Heyheyhey. It’s that time again. This month we’ve got a comedian, a smartypants, and an adventurer on tap to bring you learning and laughing all at the same time. That’s what Nerd Nite is all about. Be there and be square.
What: Nerd Nite ATL, No. 20
Where: Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N. Highland
When: Thurs, 5/21, 8pm
“Hardcore Aging:Punk’s Not Dead It Just Has a Roth IRA Now” by Andrew Michael
In the late 70’s punk rock took a faster, louder, and more aggressive turn. It became “hardcore.” The Do It Yourself mentality was a driving force behind the music and political movements surrounding the hardcore sub culture. I’ll be diving into how this music, this mentality, and this sub culture shaped history and specifically my life and has made me who I am today….a tattooed stand up comedian/screen printer.
Bio: Andrew Michael is an Atlanta Stand Up Comedian/Hipster Tim Allen who’s DIY spirit can be seen all over town especially on his monthly show WonderComedy at Wonderroot.
“Sexy Sanitation” by Jasmine Burton
This talk explores from my evolution from having a major in college to having a mission in life. Last year, I would not have thought that a toilet would generate so much traction and inspiration. So if sanitation can be viewed as sexy, literally anything can be.
Bio: 2.5 billion people live without access to hygienic sanitation today. By juxtaposing her skills in design with her passions for public health and social justice, Jasmine Burton (a recent graduate of Georgia Tech) hopes to create innovative and sustainable solutions in response to these global crises. She dreams of empowering those people whose lives are compromised as a result of these statistics in an effort to advocate for global health equity. Ultimately, Jasmine seeks to work where she can use her creativity to make the world smile.
“A Year of Firsts”, by Kate Bill
In 2014 Kate challenged herself to do something new every single day of the entire year. Day 1 was participating in Lake Lanier’s Polar Plunge. Day 154: being an extra in a movie. Day 358: getting a palm reading from a psychic. And skydiving, because duh. She will be sharing her experience and how she learned that life is one great big adventure.
Bio: Kate is a recent graduate of Georgia Tech. She loves adventure, Atlanta, cats, and Coca-Cola.