Sunday night's quiz features a truly impressive prize haul (but doesn't it always…). We're returning to the palatial Bowlmor Times Square, 7:30pm, for your regular dose of major-league multimedia quiz fun. The goodies have come together a little last-minute, so let's handle it en masse, shall we?
SPiN New York
What do Susan Sarandon, the Olympics and one of my all-time favorite BQT questions have in common? Ping-Pong, of course. (The question: "What racket game gets its popular name from the sound the ball makes when you hit it?" You're welcome.) The erstwhile Louise Sawyer is an investor of SPiN New York, on East 23rd Street near Madison Square Park, the city's premier swanky lounge dedicated to one of the many Chinese-dominated events at the quadrennial international games. Way more than your cousin's basement rec room, SPiN is a sprawling lounge serving first-rank cocktails and an exclusive atmosphere—I'd say "only in New York," but there are probably a few places like this in Beijing, too. And for the second-place team at Sunday's BQT, we got a whopping $100 gift card, to use on whatever proportion of alcohol and table tennis you desire. Discover for yourself at spinyc.com.
Returning to the BQT prize fold, one of New York's many truly unique theatrical experience, Voca People Off Broadway. A delightfully weirdo a cappella ensemble, visiting our planet from the farthest reaches of spaces, performs instrument-free and beat-box-heavy medleys of everything from Madonna to Mozart in an ingeniously bizarre stage production. For a taste, enjoy this passel of hits from the all-time greatest gay band beloved by fratboys, Queen: