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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Weekend update: Trivia nights!


In a town as wonky as Washington D.C., it’s only fitting that a great many of the bar fights are battles of wits and pop culture knowledge. That’s right, we’re referring to the trivia nights hosted at watering holes around town. Our reporters traveled across the region and selected their favorites.

Also in Weekend:

Our picks for the best events going on this weekend, including a new exhibit on video games, the second anniversary of U Street Music Hall and the circus.

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and we have a list of the best events for that, too.

Looking ahead a little bit, we also have our picks from the many events tied to the National Cherry Blossom Festival, everything from art to meditation to parties.

D.C.’s food truck scene has gone from a trendy phenomenon to a bustling full-scale operation. You can see a gallery of the area’s most famous food trucks and some of the flashy newcomers here.

If you’re a big fan of sushi, you can now make your favorite food right in your own kitchen, thanks to a class that teaches just how to build those tasty rolls.

One performer coming to town has collaborated with some of the world’s most famous musicians, from George Harrison to Carlos Santana. Just who is it? Tabla player Zakir Hussain, a master of Indian percussion who took his craft to a worldwide audience. Also read record reviews of indie-folk group Bowerbirds, singer-songwriter Dave Barnes, singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas, British rockers the Wedding Present and synth art-pop group Ava Luna.

The landscape photography on display in Montgomery College’s new exhibit isn’t particularly picturesque, but the way the six artists look at location through the mind’s eye instead of the camera lens in “Terraforming: Contemporary Discourse in Landscape Photography”makes for one of the most thoughtful exhibits in recent memory.

As always, get the latest movie reviews, including the remake of “21 Jump Street” and semi-serious comedy “Jeff, Who Lives At Home.”

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