Playing trivia in a bar has the potential to be an emotional affair. There's the frustration of players and noncompetitors who shout out answers, but there's also the delicious tingle of excitement felt for a teammate who knows that the Riddler's henchwomen are Echo and Query and the glow of confidence radiating from the ultimate winners. For those who enjoy a less serious game, Trivia Bowl at the Flying Saucer is into its fourth week and gaining steam with the drinking thinkers in the Power & Light District. Hosted by the lovely Cassie Niemeyer, the 18-question game includes categories on such subjects as comics and beer. The game is free and open to all who can follow the basic rules: no texting and no yelling at Cassie Niemeyer. The beer-flavored intellectual fun lasts from around 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Tue., July 22, 7:30-9 p.m., 2008