Trivia muscles flexed at The Night Cap

Mike Ripple doles out the next question Saturday night during Love Trivia at the Night Cap Listening Lounge. The newly opened lounge is adjacent to the Capitol Theater. (Tracey Lamm/Mississippi Valley Publishing)

BURLINGTON 鈥 You don鈥檛 have to be in love to know a thing or two about love 鈥 and that is all it took Saturday night to wager a few guesses during Love Trivia with Mike Ripple at the Night Cap Listening Lounge.

If you haven鈥檛 been exposed to Mike Ripple trivia yet 鈥 you are missing out. His wisecracking, sometimes self-deprecating humor will ease any ego bruising you may experience for not knowing the answer to that oh so obvious trivia question.

Five rounds of love-themed trivia ranged from the truly difficult 鈥 Greek mythology sourced questions, to the love-matches made in Disney heaven. The most frustrating category however is the 鈥渘ame the title and artist category of loved-themed songs.鈥 All of us can say we have heard that song but be darned if we can name who sings it.

On the plus side however, you may be encouraged to add some oldies to your Spotify playlist.

The Night Cap, adjacent to the Capitol Theater, is a sleek hangout. Several events have been planned for the location including an upcoming Open Mic night on Feb. 29. If you have ever wanted to try out some of your best material on something other than the bathroom mirror and someone other than your dog that will be your best shot.

The Night Cap hosts Vinyl Evenings, themed/hosted evenings, Speakeasy Nights, live music, comedy, spoken word/poetry and open mic nights, and has a house band that plays jazz music, and features a lounge singer.

Night Cap now has extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. til midnight, with half-priced drinks for Happy Hour on Thursdays and Friday澳门开奖 from 5-7 p.m. Find the complete February 2024 Night Cap Event List below.

February 2024 Night Cap Event Calendar:

Feb. 8 鈥 Night Cap: Live Music with Marques Morel 7-9 p.m.

Feb. 11 鈥 Night Cap: Burlington PRIDE Group 鈥淪ingle and Bitter鈥 party 3-6:30pm

  • Feb. 14 鈥 Night Cap: 鈥淏e My Valentine鈥 four-course dinner with drink pairings, live music featuring pianist Cory Byrne at 7 p.m. Tickets required, available online and at the Capitol Box Office

Feb. 15 鈥 Night Cap: Music and Conversation With Host: David Hazell of The Washington from 7-8 p.m.

Feb. 16 鈥 Night Cap: Live Music with Jared Rouggly 6-9 p.m.

Feb. 17 鈥 Night Cap: Live Music With Richie Bliesener and Bass player 7-9 p.m.

Feb. 23 鈥 Night Cap: Live Music With SoulTru 7-9 p.m.

Feb. 24 鈥 Night Cap: Speakeasy Roarin鈥 20澳门开奖 Night 鈥 Bar open 5-7 p.m., closed between 7-8 p.m. 鈥 Speakeasy opens at 8 p.m., password required. (Find out more on Facebook) with live music by the Night Cap House Jazz Band 8 p.m.-midnight.

Feb. 29 鈥 Night Cap: Open Mic Comedy with Sarah Oleson.

Find more information on Night Cap and upcoming events, visit The Capitol website or visit the Night Cap Facebook Page at .