April Nerd Nite: Weird and stormy
Join us for another great Nerd Nite! We have a mix of science and pop culture lined up, plus, as always trivia!
Presentation 1: The Ridiculously Talented “Weird”Al Yankovic
By David Miller
Take a nerdy musical journey into the music of “Weird” Al Yankovic, from early appearances on the Dr. Demento radio show, to food-based parody hits, AL TV, a cult film (read: box office failure), to the #1 charting musician. Infinitely entertaining, surprisingly catchy, sometimes disgusting, Weird Al has beaten all expectations, shown us that being nerdy can be great, and taught us the importance of proper grammar. This bullet-point free presentation promises lots of ridiculous music, videos, and pictures from the most ridiculously talented parody artist of all time.
About the speaker:
David Miller is glad that extensive knowledge of Weird Al, ownership of all his albums, and going to his concerts is socially acceptable as an adult, because it certainly wasn’t acceptable in high school. David has two beautiful children, Nathaniel and SuperFly.
Presentation 2: Chasing the Planet’s Extremes for Fun and Profit!
By Mark Robinson
Ever wanted to know it's like to travel through the heart of the greatest storms on Earth? Or chase the whirlwind? You've come to the right place! Being a meteorologist and and stormchaser, I have a unique perspective. Not only do I understand what's going on in the sky, I've seen it all up close and personal. I bring the adventure of weather with me!
About the speaker:
Mark Robinson is a severe weather expert, educator and stormchaser based out of Toronto, Canada.
Mark has been documenting and investigating severe weather throughout North America for almost 10 years. Currently completing a degree in meterology at the York University, Mark is a frequent contributor and guest on The Weather Network, the Toronto Star, CBC Radio and CityTV news.
April Nerd Nite!
Thursday April 19, 2018
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00pm
$5 at the door