Nerd Nite 11 looks like it'll be pretty great. One of my former students, Sara Cole is giving a presentation on "The Secret Life of Stuffed Birds." Sara works in the Natural History Museum's Bird Division and is very knowledgeable about her subjects. There will also be presentations by Beth Johnson on contemporary origami and James York on music composition. Should be illuminating.
Doors are at 6:30 and cover is just $5.