Greetings and happy November Kansas City nerds!
We’re excited to announce Nerd Nite #30, Wednesday, November 19 at MiniBar (3810 Broadway, KCMO). Doors open at 6:30, and we’ll start of the evening at 7:00. Bring your friends. Bring your neighbors. After the opening toast, you can expect the following (not necessarily in this order):
Leighton Gibbs will share the thrilling story of Jamaica, the greatest of the Greater Antilles. Filled with pirates and sinking cities, this tale will have you on the edge of your stool. Will there be violence? Music? A malevolent colonizing force? You’ll have to come to find out. Leighton is himself a card-carrying Jamaican dude, he’s passionate about Jamaican history, and he’s been thinking about this presentation for a very long time. So we’re glad he’s finally decided to give it, and we can’t wait to hear a few chapters in Jamaica’s story. This presentation pairs well with a rum drink.
Then we’ll fight back against corporate rule. Just about five years ago the Supreme Court decided, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, that corporations are persons, entitled to all the same privileges we enjoy (such as happy hour drink specials and sorry passes at the movies). But Mike Dean from Move to Amend takes up where Justice Stevens left off when he wrote, “corporations have no consciences, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires…they are not themselves members of the ‘We the People’ by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.” This will be a timely presentation about the power of corporations in public policy. This presentation pairs well with a shot of Old Crow, preferably straight from the bottle
Everyone loves a good sex talk, right? Nerd Nite KC has you covered: Ailea Stites is going to talk about everything you need to know about the sociopolitical history of female sexuality. That sounds interesting, right? She’s calling her talk “Cliteracy,” a title she came up with on the spot, as she signed the NNKC clipboard a few months ago. True story. Ailea last graced the NNKC stage when she discussed the history of sex education, and we’re glad to welcome her back. This presentation will be terrific, and it pairs well with a gin negroni, which, as luck would have it, is a MiniBar house speciality.
All that PLUS another thrilling round of Get to Know Your Bartender, when we’ll learn even more about our good friends Clarence and Tony. Hope you can make it! As always, you can get more info on our Facebook group, where you can also like things and make friends.