Nerd Nite is back in Ann Arbor Oct. 19

49th edition will explore fruit flies sugar obsession, cyberpunk, more

Thursday is the 49th edition of Nerd Nite Ann Arbor
Thursday is the 49th edition of Nerd Nite Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR – Want to learn about something new and have fun while doing it? That's essentially Nerd Nite Ann Arbor's motto. Its events have been compared to the Discovery Channel... but with alcohol.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the nonprofit is holding its 49th event in Ann Arbor at LIVE nightclub on First St. At each event, guest speakers give roughly 20-minute-long presentations about various topics. This week, guest speakers will talk about what happens to fruit flies' brains when they consume sugar (and the implications that has for us), is cyberpunk a thing of the past or is it still with us? -- and the psychology behind stimulation.


Thanks to the Ann Arbor District Library, there is no cover fee for the event (Photo: Nerd Nite Ann Arbor)

On its website, it invites guests to "bring a friend, a sense of curiosity, and plenty of constructive feedback and join us as we GET CRITICAL!"

Each Nerd Nite is different, and topics can include anything from the science of "The Simpsons" to debunking beer myths.

Nerd Nite is held every month in 50 participating cities around the world, and it first came to Ann Arbor in 2013.

Learn more about Thursday's event and guest lecturers here.

Know about a cool event going on in Ann Arbor? Write to us at allaboutannarbor@wdiv.com.

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