Things to Do

What to Do This Week: March 24 to 27

New Belgium Brewing’s new beer at Jack Rose and comedian Joe Mande at Black Cat.

Head to Jack Rose on Wednesday to try New Belgium Brewing’s Snapshop beer. Photograph by Kyle Gustafson.

Monday, March 24

TRIVIA: Wonderland Ballroom has one of the better trivia nights in the city, so if you’re feeling smart you should round up a few friends and show off your collective brainpower. The hosts are known to randomly give out free drinks, and happy hour runs right up until trivia starts (you’ll need to get there early to score a seat, anyway), so if you play your cards right, you could have a cheap night worth bragging about. Free. 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, March 25

COMEDY: Even if you don’t know Joe Mande, you probably know his work. The comedian writes for Parks and Recreation, shows up on Conan from time to time, and has had specials on Comedy Central. Get the chance to see him try out some new material at Black Cat’s tiny backstage space as part of his #bitchface “world tour,” which actually doesn’t leave the Northeast. Tickets ($15) are available online. 8 PM.

Wednesday, March 26

BEER: New Belgium Brewing debuts its Snapshot beer, which cashes in on our desire to document pretty much everything. Head over to Jack Rose to try the new beer, listen to live bluegrass, and get the chance to win a bike. Brightest Young Things will be on hand to do what they do best, which is provide a photo booth and kick up the fun a notch. Free. 6 PM.

Thursday, March 27

STORYTELLING: Story League may be starting to run a little low on theme ideas, but that just means the storytellers get to be more creative with how they interpret it. This week at the 14th Street Busboys and Poets, seven storytellers will talk about a “sticky” situation they got themselves into. Yup . . . lots of places you can take that. Tickets ($12) are available online. 9 PM.

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