The COVID-19 pandemic shook up life for Robert Bennett when his job as a mechanical engineer disappeared — not that he was mad about it. “I didn’t like engineering; I just fell back on my degree,” the UNC Charlotte graduate recalls. Instead, he seized the opportunity to turn his gig hosting Robert’s Totally Rad Trivia, […]
The upstairs room of West Asheville’s Buffalo Nickel transforms into a cerebral battle royal every Tuesday. Around 6 p.m. tables start to become scarce as Kipper Schauer prepares to emcee his pop culture infused trivia night.
One Wednesday a month Adam Jack Arthur and his co-host, Troy Burnette, invite local performers to answer questions from a thoroughly researched stack of several hundred topics ranging from beer, superstitions and various geeky minutiae. That event, Super Happy Trivia Challenge, returns Wednesday, Oct. 21.
In a town full of trivia competitions, Kipper’s Totally Rad Trivia Night keeps shaking up cerebrums. Now the event, formerly hosted at Asheville’s New French Bar on Wednesdays, has outgrown its original venue and is moving to Mondays at Fred’s Parkside Pub (the former Fred’s Speakeasy, beneath Fiore’s restaurant).
Quick: Name the geological feature known as a thin band of sediment that marks what many believe was a mass-extinction event more than 65 million years ago.