If you like pub quizzes but are tired of the usual format, swing by the LookOut on a Monday night for Brain Farts. The lovely Pollo Del Mar—that's right, Chicken of the Sea—hosts the two hour, 2 to 3 round quiz and selects a "Six Degrees of..." theme every week, posted to the Facebook page by Monday afternoon. Last week's theme was Six Degrees of Dixie Carter (best known as Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women") and even though we'd prepared by reading and half-memorizing Dixie's Wikipedia page, we were simply outmatched by some serious Dixie lovers.
Alright, so you're overeducated and underpaid. But there is one arena where the underdog becomes overdog, and the useless degree becomes useful: bar trivia night. Gathering a group of like-minded friends and a couple of pitchers at one of these events can be a perfectly blissful way to pass a weekday night (and discover previously unknown penchants for 80's music or geography on the path to victory). Here are five of the city's best trivia nights. Wage slaves be forewarned: trivia is a weeknight pastime, as it's usually a way for bars to attract customers who otherwise wouldn't show up outside the weekend.