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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor #65: Linguistics, Lakes, and Love of Kittehs


Thursday June 20, 2019: 7:00pm to 9:30pm


LIVE 102 S First Street


And we’re back! June’s Nerd Nite A2 has it all - little-known language facts, a battle for the GREATEST Lake (water quality issue), and a deep, objective examination of why cats are, scientifically, just the best.

Linguist and standup comedian Emily Rae Sabo will teach us 10 things we need to know about language, including why English spelling is so W-E-I-R-D. Research technician Christine Kitchens will break down the water quality issues plaguing two of the Great Lakes, specifically, too much algae and not enough algae. Cat lover Jessica Amey will discuss feline domestication, variances by breed, and anatomical traits, such as relative cuteness of kitty toe beans.

Join us to laugh at language, marvel at lake ecosystems, and celebrate cats just being cute and great all the time, scientifically speaking, of course. Bring a friend, grab a beer, and settle in for another great NNA2!

When: Thursday, 6/20/19
Doors at 6:30/talks at 7 pm
Where: LIVE, 102 S. First St
Cost: Free! This night out is sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library!


Nerd Nite A2 is a gathering of, well, nerds, who meet up in a bar (Live on First St.) for informal, entertaining, but really informative talks by 3 different experts on 3 different subjects. Talks are about 20 minutes in length, and topics that have been featured include: Time Traveling Vikings: the many-layered subgenres of romance novels, Film Cat-alogue: a hiss-tory of felines in meow-vies, Bonkers Borders: crazy ex(clav)es, drunken surveyors, and Uzbecki seas, The Science of Consciousness, and MANY more! 

Doors open at 6:30, speakers start at 7 pm. Come on out, grab a drink, grab a seat, and learn some awesome new junk with other friendly nerds! Mark your calendars and spread the word! More information available at or on Twitter @nerdniteA2.