It is time. Gather your loved ones, kiss them on the head, and assemble your warriors to go forth as a fellowship. For fate has called upon you to vanquish thy enemy by proving thyself once and for all. Only your kingdom may claim the royal throne of superior knowledge of trivial facts about Middle Earth! In celebration of the release of Peter Jackson's second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug, the Eagle Rock Lounge and King Trivia host a quiz night centered on factoids about the grass in the Shire, the bricks used to build Isengard, the Second Age of Galadriel's family tree and other wonderful intricacies from the inestimable writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. It's called “A Middle-earth Pub Quiz,” and the treasure bestowed upon you for claiming your crown as the one true king of useless but interesting information is 50 percent of the admission from the door. So throw down your enemy and smite his ruin upon the mountainside! Costumes are most definitely encouraged. Eagle Rock Lounge, 1954 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock; Mon., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.; $5 (cash only). (323) 257-2245,

Mon., Dec. 16, 8 p.m., 2013

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