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The 1st Ever “Nerd Night” Block Party

A super night of geeky fun all over SoMa
By - posted 10/24/2014 No Comment

Like The Blob, the Bay Area Science Festival keeps growing. Play old school video games at Folsom Street Foundry, attend nerd science lectures at Piston & Chain or take a guided field trip to hidden craftsmen and artisan workshops in SoMa.

Nerd Nite Block Party
Friday, October 24, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Folsom Street Foundry | 1425 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA
Most events free

SF Game Night
Nerd Nite has combined forces with Showdown eSports for an evening of gaming-related talks, plus dozens and dozens of projectors and monitors for you to play Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Ultra Street Fighter IV, and more.
– Folsom Street Foundry. FREE. Ages 21+. 6-10pm.

“How It’s Made” Field Trips
This neighborhood is filled with craftsmen, artisans, and fabricators. Visit a few of them and get a behind-the-scenes tour of their shops.
– Meet at the Folsom Street Foundry. FREE. All ages. 6:30 & 7pm.

Science… sort of
Science… sort of is a podcast about things that are science, things that are sort of science, and things that wish they were science. Join hosts Kelly Weinersmith, Ben Tippett, Ryan Haupt, and special surprise guests as they record an episode live before your very eyes, aided by the glorious conversational lubricant that is beer. The show is free; the cost is that you will learn something. Trust us, we’re scientists.
– 6:30pm, Piston & Chain, 1285 Folsom St (at 9th St.). FREE

Because Science with Nerdist’s Kyle Hill
Because Science with Kyle Hill discusses the secret science in your favorite fandoms. The biology of dragons? Sure. The physics of Superman’s punch? You bet. Kyle’s guests for this panel include SMBC’s Zach Weinersmith, Stanford neuroscientist Patrick House, and Science…sort of’s Ryan Haupt.
– 7:30pm, Piston & Chain, 1285 Folsom St (at 9th St.). FREE