The Weekend Update

Saturday: The Hot Club of East Lake (Jazz)
Time: 9:00 pm

Sunday: Weekly Pub Quiz
Time: 8:00 pm
Music: Sam Fiske before and after the quiz (a.k.a., Sam’s Sandwich)

Happy days, friends! I’m almost fully back in the Cities after an eight-day, six-state tour of family and friends…not that my travels should interrupt your weekend planning! One might (rightly) argue that one should take advantage of a pub without the website Merlin!

Fair enough.

Here’s what’s on tap for Saturday and Sunday:


Warm up for the Derby with a spot of brunch here at Merlins Rest (served 12:00 – 2:00 pm) and maybe an afternoon beer. It’s really lovely out today. (Let’s hope the weather holds up!) Later, pop back in for some of the Cities’ finest jazz.

We’ve got the Hot Club of East Lake in the pub tonight, and they are dynamite. Brilliant stuff. Catch them and the man himself, Papa John, at 9:00 pm.

Alright! Enjoy your Saturday! That’s an order!


Join us for the Sunday Pub Quiz. Our Welsh publican John Dingley hosts this 25-question general interest quiz for teams of up to four participants. And there are prizes beyond the dreams of avarice, of course.

Details: you get one point for participation; your participation points accrue; and week by week your participation points are added to your final quiz score. Perhaps you score 42 (of a possible 50) and this is your third quiz. You then have a 45 on the aggregate.

Why is this important? Because when someone scores 50, they win the pot. John puts up to $40 in the kitty each week. When someone wins the pot, everyone’s attendance points reset, so you are never far from the field.

And yer man Sam Fiske provides some excellent jazz an hour before and 30 minutes after the quiz. It’s a fantastic way to spend a Sunday eve. Casual, loads of laughs, and a bit of smarts. Get yourself a pie and a pint and enjoy.


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