Comedian Craig Ferguson Performs at CHMH; Gene’s Place in Oakland Hosts Trivia Night (Wed., 11/2/16)

1) Craig Ferguson, former host of CBS TV’s Emmy-nominated “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” recently ended his run. He is the host of the syndicated show “Celebrity Name Game.” Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson is additionally known for his work as an actor (Drew Carey’s boss on “The Drew Carey Show“) and author. He takes the stage at tonight at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. (No word on whether his former robot sidekick Geoff from “The Late Late Show” will be there.) 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th St., Munhall.

Trivia night packs them in at Gene's Place.

Trivia night packs them in at Gene’s Place.

2) Some call it a dive. Others, home. Many come for trivia night but return for the camaraderie and daily drink specials. Nestled between Atwood Street and York Way, Gene’s Place may be the best South Oakland bar that you’ve never heard of. Owner Gene Ney teaches business courses part-time at Carlow University, which makes him an educator both in front of, and behind, the bar. The clientele features an eclectic mix of Pitt students, both undergrad and grad, and Oakland natives. The three flat screens are tuned to either professional Pittsburgh teams or to Pitt athletics. For those who prefer to play rather than watch, the dartboard is always ready. The weekly draw here is “Trivia on Tap,” 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Harrison Kinzler and Mike (“Marty”) Stanis make for some tough quizmasters, but to the victors go free booze. Winners or losers, everyone leaves with knowledge gained and a smile on their face. Gene’s has recently switched to a smoke free bar. 3616 Louisa St., Oakland. (CM)

3)  Do you fancy yourself a rock star? Then the place for you tonight is Rock Star Karaoke at the South Side’s Smiling Moose. In addition to pleasing everyone with your great renditions of famous rock songs you’ll enjoy $3 Captain cocktails and half off all Troegs beer from 9-11 p.m. Karaoke starts at 9:30 p.m. DJ T-Money cues the music for you the rock star. 1306 E. Carson St.