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!
Here’s what’s on tap for Saturday and Sunday:
SATURDAY, MAY 17
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.
Weâ€™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! Thatâ€™s an order!
SUNDAY, MAY 18
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, everyoneâ€™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. Itâ€™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.