April 11th, 2024 doors 6pm, show 7pm at River Arts District Brewing Co.


We are thrilled that our shows have started reaching capacity! This means that we now need to know how many people will be attending, and to do that, we need pre-sale tickets.

Pre-sale tickets will still be $10 (plus obnoxious but non optional ticketing fee of $1.83), but the door cover will be increasing to $15. So save money and guarantee entry* by getting your tickets at: https://events.humanitix.com/nerd-nite-asheville-april

(*Please arrive before the show begins. Late arrivals may be standing room only.)

I hate ticketing fees with a passion. Last month, I tried to absorb the ticketing fees for our pre-sale tickets, thinking we would make up for those fees with the increased door cover. Well, we sold out the pre-sale tickets, which is awesome! Thank you! It also meant that absorbing the fees cost nearly 20% of our revenue. So unfortunately, absorbing the ticket fees is not sustainable. The silver lining is that Humantix donates the profit from their fees to charity. So, ticket fees still suck, but at least it’s not Ticketmaster.

Meet your presenters for April’s Nerd Nite:

Tavi Does Stuff

How to Become a Mandalorian with 3D Printing

Learn the basics of 3D printing and what it takes to make a Mandalorian Cosplay! Does making a Mandalorian Cosplay seem intimidating? Don’t worry! Tavi is here to help! With enough filament, anyone can take the Creed!

My name is Tavi, and I like to do Stuff!! Top favorite things to include Polynesian and Fire Performance and 3D Printed Cosplay! Tavi is an Award Winning Cosplayer, loves Star Wars and is an Ally AF! “Love is Love, This is the Way!”

IG: @tavi.does.stuff Etsy: TaviTaonga

Sarah Daniels

Raccoon Shenanigans

Hate ’em in your trash, but love ’em in your internet videos, raccoons are legendary for their hijinks. Sarah will take you through some of what we know about raccoon intelligence and behavior, interesting findings from her Master’s research on raccoon problem solving, and (of course) show you cute pics/videos of those wily trash pandas.

Sarah is a psychology enthusiast. After studying psychology in undergrad, she worked as a research assistant in a cognitive aging lab. While working there, she found the incredible world of animal cognition and animal behavior. Pivoting from humans to animals for a while was a fun and rewarding interlude. She studied zoology, specifically animal behavior, at the University of Wyoming where she worked with raccoons to earn her MS. While in WY, she also worked in the University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates, preserving specimens for long term scientific study. When she realized academia was not for her, she took another pivot back to the human side of things, and now works at Headspace providing guidance and content for mental health coaching. In addition to these nerdy pursuits, she also loves Neil Gaiman, witchy shit, and board games.

Jared Rennie

What NOAA is Doing in Asheville

Ever wonder what’s going on in that federal building in downtown Asheville? You see the NOAA logo, but don’t know why NOAA is here, or maybe even what NOAA stands for (it’s either National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or Nerdy Order who Annunciate Allamaraine). It may come as a surprise that we are the world’s largest archive of environmental data, from the bottom of the ocean floor to the surface of the sun. Come learn more about the types of data we have, what we do with it, and how hope is not all lost in the climate crisis.

Jared Rennie (he/him) is a research meteorologist for NOAA who sits on a treasure trove of data. Originally from Boston, he moved to Asheville in 2010 to perform climate research, primarily focusing on heat waves. Recently, he has shifted efforts towards science communication, bridging the gap between climate extremes and vulnerable communities. Threads: @jjrenniewx BlueSky/Twitter: @jjrennie

With your host, Von

Von’s Star Trek mini feature: Plot or Not

Star Trek has explored some of the most profound questions imaginable: What does it mean to be a person? Is it ethical to intervene in other cultures’ wars? Can diplomacy conquer all, or is violence an inevitability?

It also had a bunch of wacky shit that you probably wouldn’t believe if you haven’t seen it. This month, Von will present a series of hilarious premises and ask, is this a real Star Trek plot or not?

Von (they/them) is a local drag performer known for their radioactive style, political commentary, and inability to shut up about Star Trek. A lifelong nerd of both science and theater, they were an avid lover of Nerd Nite in Los Angeles before moving to Asheville and starting the local Nerd Nite Chapter.

Von claims this show for the Romulan Empire. (IG: @von.infinity)

Join us April 11th, doors 6pm show time 7pm at The River Arts District Brewing Co! 13 Mystery St, Asheville NC 28801. Pre-sale tickets $10 (plus stupid ticket fees ugh), door $15. 21+

Be there and be square!

Want to present at Nerd Nite Asheville? Check out our presenter info page, or email !