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Before you even start licking your lips for your first taste of all that mouth-watering homework and tests, join us in the back room of Half Sour for an evening of nerdery:

Fight Fake (Food) News: Urban Myths and Legends About What You Eat (or Don’t)

by Holly Herrington

Have you noticed that everyone these days is a nutrition expert? It’s easy to get overwhelmed about all the different nutrition information on the internet about what is healthy and what is not. Come hear from a REAL expert about the myths and truths around some of these crazy food trends (celery juice detoxes or microbiome testing) what nutrition hype to believe (eating more plants) and what you can skip (non-GMO water). We will delve into some hot topics in nutrition and answer you most pressing food questions!

Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDE is a registered Dietitian, Certified Educator and big time science nerd. I love reading the confusing literature & research about food and nutrition and breaking it down into relatable information. I also love food and talking, so I got a job where I get to talk about food all day.

How to Become the Batman: Origins and Training Secrets of the Dark Knight Detective

by Shyaporn Theerakulstit

In a world of super-powered aliens, ancient magics and mutant menaces, what are mere mortals to do in order to survive? One man has shown us a way – the Batman.

In this lecture, we will explore the training secrets of the Dark Knight Detective to learn how to reach the pinnacles of human achievement; both to better ourselves and stand… in the face of gods and monsters.

Shyaporn Theerakulstit is an actor, writer, YouTuber, cosplayer and general “nerd about town.” He has given talks on Godzilla biology and the technology of Star Trek vs Star Wars at Nerd Nite, TEDx and the Smithsonian Institution. He has written and produced for Dark Horse Comics and is also the host of the science lecture series “Real/Fake Science.” His YouTube channel has over 5 million views (

And more! which we promise won’t be a

Talk on the Topic of Surprises,

not even on the history of the concept of the surprise nor the psychology of surprise, nor the linguistics of the word. There. That should throw them off the track…

AND ALSO Your very own Chicago Nerd Nite will be hosting the bosses of Nerd Nites from other cities* so expect more games, erudite nonsense, and bawdy fooferal than our usual staid, Midwestern who am I kidding this is gonna be AWESOME.

Tickets here!

Can’t wait to see you there!- the Bosses of Chicago Nerd Nite

*Did you know there are a plethora of Nerd Nite cities across the globe? Check out and under “Nerd Nite Cities” click on “map”!