posted November 6, 2019 1:45 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu December 12 at 7:00 PM, Cat and Fiddle Pub
540 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 0J4, Canada (Map & Directions)
Trivia at Cat and Fiddle! This is our first trivia hang as a MeFi IRL posse, but I suspect it is gonna be a hoot. Seattle and Portland seem to do IRL trivia events all the time, so Calgary might as well put ourselves on the map as far as that's concerned. Trivia allegedly starts at 7:30pm; let's plan for a 7pm(ish) meetup! As always, this thread is available on the Day Of, if you're the first person to arrive or if are trying to find the rest of us :)
posted by CarrotAdventure to Meetup (36 comments total)

Would love to join you. I've had some changes at work (all good) that mean I'm a little more available. I used to be pretty good at trivia back in the Olden Days (I remember when Trivial Pursuit was first released), but I'm prepared to be humbled by YYC MeFites.
posted by angiep at 6:47 AM on November 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

Would love to do this. No idea on which places have good trivia nights. Totally prepared to have my ignorance exposed.
posted by nubs at 8:10 AM on November 13, 2019

Yeah, I have no idea either. But Broken City was definitely fun, and it's fairly central as well. Their trivia night is every Tuesday - any dates in particular that would be preferable to folks? My Tuesdays are pretty clear for the foreseeable future.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:25 PM on November 13, 2019

Looks like we've gotten about as much activity as we're gonna get on this thread for now... do you guys wanna go ahead an confirm a date? I can attest that a 3-piece MeFi IRL hang is just fine, if that's all this comes to.

As for my availability, I can do pretty much any Tuesday for the next little while, so just lemme know!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:02 PM on November 18, 2019

Yeah, I was there for the last 3-person meetup and it was a great time.

I'm no good next Tuesday, but after that looks pretty good. I would suggest early December if we want to do it this year; the further we get into December, the harder it is to get out as Christmas & holiday stuff starts ramping up.
posted by nubs at 7:47 AM on November 19, 2019

Good call; how about Dec 3?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:30 AM on November 19, 2019

Check that - just stumbled upon this Reddit thread - looks like there are a few good options.

Any preferences for date/venue based on this?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:09 PM on November 20, 2019

Mondays & Wednesdays are booked up for me until mid month (kendo lessons), and my Fridays tend to be either/or - either I have something going on, or I don't, in which case I'm happy to be a couch potato and go to bed stupid early. So that kind of leaves Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for me.

Quite open to trying any of these - if memory serves, we're all North Calgary, so maybe trying the Cat & Fiddle or the Oak Tree?
posted by nubs at 12:32 PM on November 20, 2019

I'm into both those options! Let me give the Oak Tree and quick buzz and see when their next trivia date is (sounds like it's a monthly thing over there). I'm a big fan of the Oak Tree and would happily head there anytime :)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:49 PM on November 20, 2019

On further consideration - why don't we just go with the Cat and Fiddle? I haven't been in ages so going back would be fun. They also have more dates to work with, which is nice.

Thursdays are better than Tuesdays for me, but I can still make a Tuesday work with enough lead time.

Given that folks get busier and busier as Xmas approaches, it sounds like the dates we basically have to work with are Dec 3, 5, 10 and 12. I vote the 12th, but can make any of those dates work :)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:02 AM on November 21, 2019

12th works for me!
posted by nubs at 11:06 AM on November 21, 2019

I'm intrigued; 12th at the Cat & Fiddle works for me.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:09 PM on November 21, 2019

Cool; I'll confirm it up for that date for the time being. angiep, lemme know if another one of those dates works better for ya!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:21 PM on November 21, 2019

PS: I've listed 7pm as the start time for now, let me know if that works!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:28 PM on November 21, 2019

(trivia appears to start at 7:30pm)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:22 PM on November 21, 2019

Is this the 12th or 28th? The link above shows the 28th. I could probably make either, although would prefer the 12th.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 10:41 PM on November 21, 2019

Oops! My mistake. Thanks for catching that. Have corrected it to the 12th!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:01 AM on November 22, 2019

See you on the 12th!
posted by angiep at 10:20 AM on November 23, 2019

Actually this works well since I have the 13th off and can stay up a bit late :D
posted by Calzephyr at 4:44 PM on November 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

posted by CarrotAdventure at 4:49 PM on November 26, 2019

So....turns out one my kids Christmas concerts is Thursday night, not Wednesday night; I'm not sure if I'll make this. If I do, I'll be late.
posted by nubs at 8:30 AM on December 10, 2019

Oh, too bad! I'm certainly not averse to looking at a last-minute reschedule as a potential option. But maybe that's overcomplicating things at this point. Any alternate date that might work better?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:28 PM on December 10, 2019

Manifest Destiny's Child is rooting for you from Seattle. Go forth and represent us!
posted by ChrisR at 8:01 AM on December 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

False alarm on my end apparently - while there is a Winter concert tomorrow night, it does not involve my son as his class did the Remembrance Day performance.

I can't keep my own life straight, so I figure that bodes I'll for trivia, but it'll be fun!
posted by nubs at 9:51 PM on December 11, 2019

Oh That's excellent news! Back at full strength!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:29 PM on December 11, 2019

More like adding an additional burden :)
posted by nubs at 9:55 AM on December 12, 2019

As far as I know, you're the only Learned League member in the crew. Trivia chops aside, we've now got plenty of street cred.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:43 AM on December 12, 2019

Membership doesn't imply success
posted by nubs at 11:50 AM on December 12, 2019 [1 favorite]

Looks like I might have a pair of guests in tow - we have a new housemate and we could use a fun icebreaker, so I figured what the heck. I've asked her and my other upstairs neighbour if they might fancy some trivia. They seem interested, but we're still finalizing plans. Hope that's ok!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 4:21 PM on December 12, 2019

Cancel that; flying solo tonight after all. See you all in a bit!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:17 PM on December 12, 2019

I'm on the way now, see you all soonish!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 5:50 PM on December 12, 2019

Sorry peeps, we can't make it. If you want to say hi, I will be at the Highwood Christmas craft sale Friday night and all day Saturday. Just look for the purple pony :)
posted by Calzephyr at 5:52 PM on December 12, 2019

No trivia tonight apparently. We're against the wall to your right as you come in, you don't need cover if we're not on the half with the live bands.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 6:09 PM on December 12, 2019

Our inability to determine that it wasn’t a trivia night might speak to our trivia ability.
posted by nubs at 6:27 PM on December 12, 2019 [1 favorite]

Thanks for a great evening, everyone!
posted by angiep at 9:25 PM on December 12, 2019 [1 favorite]

Super fun! Great seeing everyone again!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 1:09 PM on December 14, 2019

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