What's a good excuse to sit around a pool table drinking beer and not playing pool? If you answered, “Ken's World Famous Trivia Night!” at Q's Billiard Club in West L.A. on Wednesdays, you are correct. While it's questionable whether the night is world-famous, it is undoubtedly worlds of fun. That's in part because the top three teams of the night win prizes, ranging from a pitcher of beer to a $100 bar tab. Sure, the food isn't spectacular, but Q wins points because the sound levels are optimal (you can hear both the DJ and your trivia companions). Plus, the questions are posed in a wide variety of interesting ways, from video clips to handouts, from thematic rounds to picture rounds. As for the questions themselves, pretty much everything is fair game, from particularities of bodies of water to particularities of bodies of actresses. —Eve Weston
11835 Wilshire Blvd., West L.A., 90025. (310) 477-7550, qsbilliardclub.com/events.