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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

For the last 4 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

For the last 4 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

For the last 4 years, crowds have gathered each month in the early evening in bars and venues around Ann Arbor. Around 7pm, it begins: three boisterous speakers geek out up front. What is this? Some secret club?

Nope! It's Nerd Nite Ann Arbor! And it's open to anyone and everyone who loves to learn or share what they love.

For the uninitiated, Nerd Nite (NN) has been described as “...like the Discovery Channel™…with beer!” Sounds fun, right? It is! NN is held monthly in 70+ cities, giving several folks the opportunity to give 18-21minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. Imagine learning about everything from the science of the Simpsons to the genealogy of Godzilla. Fun stuff!

Doors open at 6:30, and speakers start at 7pm.

So show up, have a drink, meet other nerds, and learn a bunch of awesome new junk!

Want to see past topics and a little more info? Check NNA2's site.

AADL is sponsoring this month's event, so there will be NO COVER!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Any and all nerds (and non-nerds!) who love learning and having a great time are welcome to join us!

EVENT CANCELLED: Radical Redesign

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule this event sometime in the future.

Smell & Tell | Haute Skank: An Olfactory Menagerie of Animalics in Perfumery

Musk, ambergris, civet, and castoreum are historic ingredients used in perfumery. Whether they purr, hiss, or roar depends on the dose. They are generally used as fixatives to support the structure of a perfume and leave nothing to offend in their wake.

Character is another issue when it comes to animalic ingredients as many contain intimate odors that are polarizing in Western culture. We’ll smash this cultural relic to bits at the Haute Skank Smell & Tell, where synthetic and humanely derived animalics will be experienced for the purpose of understanding their alchemical effects in a perfume formula.

We will also investigate plant-based animalics like Black currant bud, cumin, and costus. Some of these materials evoke intimate human aromas, and remind us that a short line occupies the space between the perfumes of intimacy and animal archetypes.

The Smell and Tell series of lectures is led by Michelle Krell Kydd, a trained nose in flavors and fragrance who shares her passion for gastronomy and the perfume arts on Glass Petal Smoke. The Smell and Tell series debuted at the Ann Arbor District Library in 2012 and is ongoing.

Quick Breads with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make quick breads.

Quick breads are a great way to take advantage of summer's fruit and vegetable bounty. Banana and zucchini are the most well-known but peaches, pears, blueberries, and pumpkin all make great quick breads. Learn some new techniques and recipes.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Tomato Bonanza with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make great tomato sauce.

Participants will learn how to make a simple tomato sauce, plus techniques and recipes to help take advantage of the abundance of tomatoes that will be filling your gardens, and markets as the harvest comes in this summer.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Perfect Pies & Tarts with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Participants will take home enough dough for 2 single crust pies or 1 double crust pie. Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts, and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too!

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Smell & Tell: Musk: The Essence of Seduction

It is easier to see animal nature as something that resides in the wild rather than admitting to the animal that lives within. This relic of Puritanical thinking is shattered by essence of Musk, which exhales unspoken desire as it evaporates on skin.

Aroma speaks to memory and emotion more powerfully than any other sense. This is particularly true for musk perfumes. Some act subtly while others incite a delirium of the senses.

At this Smell & Tell we will explore an enchanting range of musk perfumes that are deliberate expressions of memory and desire. We will also delve into the mystery of musk as a singular ingredient that traveled along the Silk Route and bridged aroma cultures in its wake.

The Smell & Tell series of lectures is led by Michelle Krell Kydd, a trained nose in flavors and fragrance who shares her passion for gastronomy and the perfume arts on Glass Petal Smoke. The Smell & Tell series debuted at AADL in 2012 and is ongoing.

Beekeeping Basics

Local beekeeper Rebecca Schumacher will teach you the basics of bees, from what goes on in the hive to the basics of caring for bees. You'll learn about the beehive, how beekeepers harvest honey, and get a chance to look at some beekeeping equipment. The presentation will wrap up with a honey tasting, so be sure to stop by this sweet event.

This event is part of the Gardening & DIY Fest from 12:30-5:30:

The Gardening and DIY Fest is an all-day celebration of gardening, nature and the DIY spirit! Learn gardening basics including composting, vermiculture, and container gardening, as well as how to keep backyard chickens and goats!

- Talk to representatives from area organizations like Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Michigan Folks School, Project Grow, and more!

- Get hands-on and learn how to can veggies, make your own laundry cleaner, mend your own clothing, and grow mushrooms at home!

- Shop local from a variety of artisans and vendors selling upcycled/recycled homemade wares including jewelry, clothes, bath products, artwork, and fibers, as well as plants and seeds!

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