7 themed trivia nights to attend this summer around NoVA

From famed TV show characters to historical events, here’s where to test your knowledge with a drink in hand.

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No matter the topic at hand, trivia night is a time for friends to come together, have a drink or two and show off their inner nerds with a little friendly competition. Throughout the rest of the summer, there are a variety of themed trivia nights hosted by local eateries, giving you the chance to show off just how much you really know about pop culture.

Whether you’re simply tagging along for the drink deals or have a competitive streak, here’s where to go for an educational night of fun.

From Seinfeld to Sandler: Jewish Pop Culture Trivia Night
July 25, 7-9:30 p.m.
Hosted by NOVA Tribe, a group providing programming for members of the Jewish community, this unique event will give you the chance to mingle while showing off your expertise on Jewish culture, with questions ranging from sitcom characters to famous musicians. Don’t have a team of your own? No problem, the staff of NOVA Tribe will help you make one upon arrival. // Four Courts: 2051 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; $5

Trivia Nights at Historic Sites
July 26, 7-9 p.m.
As employees of famed-sites in the NoVA region, the staff at Carlyle House Historic Park and the Lee-Fendall House Museum are most certainly history buffs. This Friday, the employees are hosting their weekly trivia night where teams of six or less can see just how much they remember from history classes of their youth. Plus, each ticket comes with a free drink for you to enjoy. // Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden: 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria; $7

It’s Christmas in July! National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Trivia
July 29, 7-9 p.m.
At this inaugural themed trivia night in honor of the Griswold family, individuals will have the chance to show just how much they really know about the 1989 comedy, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The questions will vary in topic from character traits to lines straight from the script in just five rounds. // O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub: 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington; free entry

’90s Trivia Night
Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m.
Did you grow up watching Full House? Can you quote every comedic retort from Chandler of Friends? If you answered yes, then this is the trivia event for you. Grab a group of friends and head over to Primetime Sports Bar & Grille for a night of thought-provoking trivia centered on ’90s fashion, movies, music, celebrities and more. // Primetime Sports Bar & Grille: 11250 James Swart Circle, Fairfax; free

Harry Potter (Movies) Trivia
Aug. 19, 7-9 p.m.
While the original film in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, released in 2001, true fans will be able to recall the very first spell the boy who lived ever learned at Hogwarts. Be sure to arrive with five other friends at most and prepare for a competition like no other spanning five separate rounds. // O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub: 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington; free entry 

Harry Potter Trivia
Aug. 19, 8-10:30 p.m.
Are you a fan of the wizarding world? Now’s your chance to prove it at Blackfinn’s special Harry Potter-themed event. To prepare for this night of magic, grab your best Hogwarts-inspired attire and study up, as there will be a costume contest, prize giveaways and food and drinks you won’t want to miss. // Blackfinn Ameripub Merrifield: 2750 Gallows Road, Vienna; free

Stranger Things Trivia
Aug. 26, 7-9 p.m.
Find your inner Eleven for a night of haunting trivia at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub. While season three of the Netflix original drama was just released earlier this month, this event will test guests’ familiarity with every single episode, including the original season one debut from 2016. // O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub: 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington; free entry 

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