Nerd Nite Miami
Presentations begin at 7:30pm sharp at Gramps Bar, Wynwood

“Opera: What it takes, how it started, and how it’s going”
by Amanda Crider
Mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider has performed leading roles with Los Angeles Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera, among others. She has been a soloist with organizations such as Calgary Philharmonic, Apollo’s Fire, International Contemporary Ensemble, New World Symphony and is a core member of the GRAMMY® nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire. Amanda is also the Artistic Director of the Miami based concert series, IlluminArts.
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“If You Build It They Will Come”
by Gaby Fernandez
Gaby Fernandez, founder of the “Front Yard Theater Collective,” shares the story of how she and her posse created an innovative alternative to traditional theater.
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“The Other Blue Jay”
by Elizabeth Lago
Elizabeth A. Lago is a Biological Science Technician working on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station working with Florida Scrub-jays, sea turtles, gopher tortoises, and southeastern beach mice. She has worked on land and sea with protected species for more than 10 years. She will be presenting “The Other Blue Jay” to discuss the history and current status of the Florida Scrub-jay. Audiences will get to learn about the scrub-jay’s cooperative strategy and decide whether they have millennial or Hispanic tendencies.