Friendly competition at Martha’s Vineyard trivia nights

Wharf Trivia Night host Dan Cassidy with his mother, Pamela, who keeps score.
Photo by David Welch

Wharf Trivia Night host Dan Cassidy with his mother, Pamela, who keeps score.

The two weekly off-season Trivia Nights on the Island have proved to be popular events. On Wednesdays at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Thursdays at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs, dozens gather in teams to try their knowledge in various topic categories from sports and geography to film and music. Sometimes the categories get specific: just last week at the P-A Club there was an entire category devoted to “The Simpsons,” and “Famous Teeth in Movies.”

The Wharf’s Trivia Night, which is free, starts at 8 pm every Wednesday, with pre-registration at 7:30 pm. For more information, call 508-627-9966. The P-A’s Trivia Night on Thursdays starts at approximately 7 pm, and the entry fee is $5. For more information, call 508-693-9875.