Archive for April, 2009

Trivia at Da Club!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Triviology goes WestSide tonight at 6:00! Join Kyle and I at Ella Street Social Club for his Triviology debut! As a special treat for the inaugural champs at this new bar (which is located in the old Town Lounge space, just south of East Burnside at 714 SW 20th Place), I will award a ShanRock’s Triviology T-shirt to each member of the winning team – this in addition to whatever the bar will offer as it’s mystery prizes! They’ve got food, a full bar, and great happy hour prices ($1 PBR + $2.50 wells!). Also, the first team to arrive tonight will surely snatch up the majestic “captain’s table” which is set up on a dais – in this sweet spot, you’ll feel like a champion even if you tank the trivia!

Kyle will also be your host at this Saturday’s relaunch of Lunar Quizzery this Saturday, 7:00 at Peter’s 19th Hole. The votes are in, it was a damn near tie, but the topic will be the hilariously clever TV show “Arrested Development.” Prizes for the champs, and free hot ham water for everyone.
 
My last special event, The Queers vs. Breeders Trivia Showdown, was a wonderful success, and Michelle (of That’s So Gay Trivia) and I are definitely making this a regular showcase spectacular. The Queers took the night, and here are your champions, America’s Next Top Best Friend:

In second place, and looking absolutely fabulous, were Breeder team Dracocalypse:

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 4/19/09 – 4/23/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
*no quiz tonight

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
JIMMY JORMP JOMP

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne
RELEASE THE KRAKEN

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
*no quiz tonight

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
SPARKLE MOTION

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
CAR RAMROD

Thanks so much for playing ShanRock’s trivia, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
(503)957-7806

“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman

Queers vs. Breeders Trivia Showdown!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
It is ON, bitches! The Queers vs. Breeders Trivia Showdown is tomorrow (Saturday), so it is time to get fabulous. I am teaming up with Michelle of That’s So Gay Trivia to host this mini trivia tournament at The Spare Room (4830 NE 42nd); showtime is 6:00, cost is $0.00! Willamette Week, in their ultimate wisdom, has taken note of this special event, and so should you. Michelle and I will take turns proctoring our signature rounds – hers will include Oh No She Didn’t (timely celebrity trivia), Picture Pages (photo ID of “gay” celebrities), and Trivioke (you fill in missing lyrics to songs). Put together a team of five or less, and “pick a side”: “queer” or “breeder.” Your actual sexual orientations make no difference . . . I myself and a “queeder.” But what is ”Gay Trivia”? Here is Michelle’s definition:

“That’s So Gay Trivia is trivia about all things fabulous!  Gay Triva is a sparkly, glittter-filled trivia game with a focus on current celebrity trivia.  Can you recognize Kirstie Allie in both her skinny and fat states? Do you know, right at this moment, if Linsay Lohan and SamRon are dating or broken up?  Can you finish the lyrics to Wind Beneath My Wings?  If the answer to any of these questions is, ‘Hell, yes, Girl!’, then That’s So Gay Trivia is for you!”

Next week, Monday the 27th, brings the official debut of my newest venue, Ella Street Social Club, and my newest trivia jockey, Kyle! We have settled on 6:00 as go time – this way, you can double-dip on Mondays, by heading on over to Hawthorne Hideaway for a second quiz at 8:00 with fresh questions. Also, it is time for the re-launch of Lunar Quizzery! Over the holidays, I went on hiatus from this monthly thematic quiz held on Saturday evenings at Peter’s 19th Hole, but the return is nigh! Kyle will be your host on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00, and the theme is partially up to you! Which of these awesome TV shows would you like to spend a whole quiz on – “Lost” or “Arrested Development”? I know it’s hard to choose – they’re both so bitchin’! Let me know your preference, and we’ll make it happen.

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 4/12/09 – 4/16/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
*no quiz tonight – Easter Sunday

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
THE SHIT SHOW APOSTLES

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne
TEAM ACTION GO YES!!

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ 

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
 

THE BENCH RATTLERS

 


Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison

Thanks so much for playing ShanRock’s trivia, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
(503)957-7806

“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman