By Juan Calvillo
Performance East Club and the Theater Department are challenging students to a Disney Trivia Night today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in P2-201. This is the club’s first fundraising event this semester and is focused on giving East Los Angeles College students a chance to sit back and have fun.
Marina Chavez, Performance East Club president, said her idea for the event was inspired by an online trivia game. The online game, Jeopardy Labs, allows players to customize questions used for each round. There will be two rounds of questions and the program allows for these main game questions to look like a round of “Jeopardy.”
The event will have two interactive trivia challenges going on. Students who reserve tickets early will have their names picked for the “Jeopardy” type trivia questions on stage. Those that buy tickets at the door will participate in a series of Kahoot trivia questions.
Kahoot is a free game that is used for learning purposes and is being used for students who don’t get to be a part of the on stage event. Chavez said despite there being a difference in what type of game students will participate in, everyone will walk away with prizes the day of the event.
She said the club went through some different ideas for the event, and eventually the club decided on doing a trivia night. Deciding on trivia questions was easy for Chavez to decide on.
“I’m a big Disney nerd, so I know a lot of things about Disney,” Chavez said.
She said questions will run the rather large library of Disney properties. Everything from the classic, Pixar and live action movies will be a part of the trivia questions.
Chavez said she is hoping for attendees to come out to the event in Disney attire. She said that she will be hosting the event in full Snow White costume. Board members of the club will come out dressed up as Disney characters as well.
Chavez said Lisa Hashimoto Stone, the Theater Department chair, thought the idea was great. The department is very busy right now, but Stone helped the club figure out a good time to hold the event and was fully supportive of the club’s activity.
Vanessa Mizzone Pellegrini, Theater Arts faculty and co-advisor of Performance East Club, said the department is very busy with two different productions coming in April and May. She said both faculty and students love being busy in the department and being creative. It was during an early club meeting where members proposed having the trivia night.
“As advisors, we just let them go with it, you know. We were like, ‘awesome, we can give you this space and this time,’” Pellegrini said.
She said club members are great at running events like this. They already know how to create questions, run equipment and so much more.
Students can get tickets using the QR code on the event flier. Chavez said students can also stop by the P2 building and walk into the Theater Department offices and pick up tickets there.
Tickets are $3 with reservation and $5 at the door. More event information is on the club’s Instagram @performanceeastclub. The Performance East Club meets every other Tuesday in P2 building.