Every month, Nerd Nite gathers smart speakers and a curious crowd, then add to it a bar and some mingling.

Have you ever noticed bad science in TV and movies? Physicist Kipp Cannon has, too, and he wants to share some good and bad examples of science in entertainment — including the one that was so bad that it finally pushed him to speak out. Meanwhile, virophysicist Catherine Beauchemin will be talking about real challenges in how health science research is done: how it’s funded, how certain quantities are measured, and how data is analyzed to uncover new mechanisms.

Drinks (both alcoholic and non) and light snacks will be available. Kids are also welcome at Nerd Nite.