Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Pale Fire
Get a team together for weekly pub trivia from Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes every Wednesday from 8-10pm at Pale Fire Brewing Company.
Free to play and winning teams get cool prizes!
Quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. (New to GWD? Check out a sample quiz here: www.geekswhodrink.com/about/sample)
Each quiz has two audio rounds: a "Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV.
Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you're some kind of savant. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.
Things get going at 8pm sharp, but come early to grab a table and have dinner delivered from nearby restaurants. (Looking at you Boboko Indonesian Cafe, Foodbarfood Harrisonburg, and Rocktown Kitchen!)
Chatham Rabbits at Pale Fire
Thursday, Oct 24th
7PM doors, 8PM music
“Their music is as mesmerizing as it is earnest, but a hard-earned matter-of-factness, and sometimes even a darkness, creeps in around the edges of the harmonies.” — Star News- Wilmington, NC
It's been about music from the get go. Austin and I crossed paths in 2013 when he spotted me onstage at the Cat's Cradle while opening for Mandolin Orange. He didn't know much about old-time music and I didn't know much about him, but we figured it out. Music is the reason we met. It's our past time and our gift we give to others. Together we've played smokey bars, summer festivals, busked on the streets of Nashville ‘til our voices wore out, put a tune to the love at our best friends' wedding, and led churches in old-time hymns way past it was time for Sunday lunch.
This past summer, we decided to leave our corporate careers to take Chatham Rabbits full-time. We knew we would regret it if we never gave our music a shot. We tour full-time in our van with our hound dog Ruby and we’re so thankful for the life we’re living. It’s not always easy, but so far it’s been worth it.
Blade Runner Dance Party
"Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL CORPORATION advanced robot evolution into the NEXUS phase - a being virtually identical to a human - known as a Replicant. The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them. Replicants were used Off-World as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets. After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6 combat team in an Off-World colony, Replicants were declared illegal on earth - under penalty of death. Special police squads - BLADE RUNNER UNITS - had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Replicant. This was not called execution. It was called retirement."
Join us for a night worthy of the 4th sector! We're converting the tap room into dystopian Los Angeles circa November 2019 as seen in Ridley Scott's 1982 film, Blade Runner, for a costume dance party!
DJ Ray Dombi. Electric Sheep Belgian Amber. Costume prizes.
Award-Winning Red Molly Returns!
Pale Fire Tap Room
You may have heard that our Red Molly Irish Red Ale won a bronze medal at Great American Beer Festival. The category for Irish-Style Red Ale had 82 entries and we made it to the top three...we're thrilled!!
It's already a popular beer, so we're currently out of stock in the Tap Room, but this easy-drinking red returns on Tuesday, November 5th.* Celebrate with us!
*Date is estimated and could change.
Justin Trawick Duo // The Judy Chops Duo
Justin Trawick duo & The Judy Chops duo
Matthew McAllister opening
Thursday, Nov 7th
7PM doors, 8PM music
Justin Trawick and The Common Good
Justin Trawick and The Common Good’s debut record, “The Riverwash EP”, exemplifies the raw emotional live sound Trawick and the band have cultivated over the years playing in clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. With instrumentation consisting of acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and pedal steel, the band’s live performance plays fast and loose with the “Americana” genre, performing heartfelt ballads followed by raucous bluegrass melodies and even moments of hip hop verses.
Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his song “All the Places That I’ve Been." Founder of the nationally touring show “The 9 Songwriter Series” and co-founder of “The Circus Life Podcast" with guests such as Kevin Eubanks, Chris Thomas King, Ernie Halter, Yarn, and Snuffy Walden, Trawick has built a brand that extends far beyond his home base in DC.
The Judy Chops duo w/ Bill & Molly
For the past decade The Judy Chops have been wowing audiences with their deft musicianship and high-energy live shows. This seven piece band comprised of family and friends has evolved from a Shenandoah Valley favorite into one of the hottest acts in the Virginia music scene. Their unique take on Americana is a fusion of modern and vintage musical styles, blending elements of swing, blues, rock, and soul for a sonic experience Huffington Post calls 'genre-defying!'
Matthew McAllister is an independent folk singer/songwriter. He was born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and is deeply rooted in its music scene. He began writing music at 13 and has most recently formed a band in order to create a new sound. Whether touring, busking on his hometown street corner, or beneath stage lights, he plays his music with sincerity and passion and hopes that listeners are moved by it.
WMRA Books & Brews November 12 2019
WMRA November Books & Brews features Lisa Jakub discussing her book Not just me.
But the issue wasn’t just an artistic temperament; Lisa was constantly trying to hide her debilitating anxiety and depression. She assumed that retiring from her eighteen-year acting career and leaving Hollywood was going to be the cure for all of her issues. Guess how that worked out?
Lisa was still having three panic attacks a day and found it hard to leave her house. But when anxiety-induced vomiting claimed the life of her iPod—she knew it was time to get help. It was time to talk about the things that are hard to talk about.She started to embrace her weird.
In searching for a deeper understanding of mental wellness, Lisa explored her own history and reached out to others to learn how anxiety and depression impacted their lives. She interviewed Veterans with PTSD and ten-year-olds with sensory integration issues, people with eating disorders and cutting habits, those whose lives were saved by medication and those who found yoga to be the answer. She went to Colorado to learn about the effects of cannabis on anxiety, and attended a meditation retreat in North Carolina to sit quietly for hours and hours and hours in “noble silence.” Without a phone
Flicker & Flame at Pale Fire
Flicker & Flame
Thursday, Nov 14th
Based in Richmond, Virginia, Flicker & Flame plays on the fringes of Folk music, They are both familiar and unexpected - evocative and personal, with stories based in love and in war.
Prince Bellerose at Pale Fire
Thursday, Nov 21st
Prince Bellerose is an Indie Soul band from Harrisonburg, Virginia. They weave together soulful melodies with tight rhythmic grooves for a truly unique and captivating sound. Playing everything from jazz standards, to disco beats, to soul anthems, Prince Bellerose puts on a diverse and engaging show which is sure to have something for everyone.
Rock Eupora + Walkie Talkie
Rock Eupora w/ Walkie Talkie
Friday, Nov 22nd
7PM doors, 8PM music
“Rock Eupora brings some Southern brewed big time pop made for the big stages.”
— Impose Magazine
“Rock Eupora’s self-proclaimed fuzz pop is on full display... showcasing a songwriter with a bright future.”
Clayton Waller, the Nashville music artist known as Rock Eupora, creates a unique blend of gritty rock and shimmering pop. Waller has developed his fuzz pop sound over the course of three full-length albums – which he wrote, performed, and produced all himself.
Recorded by Waller in his garage, the upcoming EP Twirlin’ embraces the more rugged side of RE while embodying the energy of the live show. Clocking in at just over 9 minutes, the 4 song EP is a sugar rush of grit and gloss.
Commitment to his craft is what has carried Rock Eupora this far, garnering attention from venerable local media publications such as Nashville Scene and NATIVE Magazine as well as national outlets like Impose and PureVolume.
The energy of Rock Eupora is fully realized in the live performance. While typically operating as a 4-piece, the RE band contains a more-or-less permanent group of core musicians with a revolving door of additional friends. Rock Eupora maintains a steady touring schedule, bringing his action-packed show all over the United States.
Our annual holiday market for artists, creatives, and makers returns on Saturday, November 30th!
Amberlee Joy Art and Photography
Chelsea Rowe Jewelry
Erin E Murray Fine Art
Golden Ratio Clay Works
Inside My Locket
Kassy Newman Ceramics
L/T Collective (Leah Rosenwasser)
Mountain Fable Handmade
Ox & Barley
Red Root & Co
NEW: mini photo sessions with Amelia Eliza Photo!
Looking for an easy gift or need a photo for this year's holiday card? Sign ups available soon for a quick portrait!
[We are not currently accepting vendors. This event is fully booked!]
Mercy Deer at Pale Fire
Thursday, Dec 5th
Books & Brews December 10 2019
WMRA December Book & Brews features roots musician Gayla Mills discussing her book Making music for Life: Rediscover your Musical Passion.
Do you hope to expand your musical circle? Need inspiration and practical ideas for overcoming setbacks? Love music and seek new ways to enjoy it?
Roots musician Gayla M. Mills will help you take your next step, whether you play jazz, roots, classical, or rock. You'll become a better musician, learning the best ways to practice, improve your singing, enjoy playing with others, get gigs and record, and bring more music to your community. Most importantly, you'll discover how music can help you live and age well.
Tap Room Hours
Monday1pm - 11pm
Tuesday1pm - 11pm
Wednesday1pm - 11pm
Thursday1pm - 11pm
Friday1pm - 11pm
Saturday1pm - 11pm
Sunday1pm - 9pm