Best Bets — Oct. 24, 2014

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Traditions Day

When: Today, noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Copley Lawn
Info: facebook.com
Price: Free

Kick off Homecoming Weekend with some real Hoya spirit. Come hangout on Copley Lawn and learn about Georgetown traditions while enjoying free GUGS burgers and T-shirts. Student groups will be performing throughout the day, and Jack the Bulldog will make an appearance. It’s the perfect day to celebrate all you love about life on the Hilltop and why you’re proud to call Georgetown home.

Big Hunt

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.
Where: Starts on campus, all over D.C.
Info: guevents.georgetown.edu
Price: Free

Want to bond with some new floormates or meet new friends while also getting to know D.C.? Bring your competitive spirit and sign up for the Big Hunt. This scavenger hunt that starts on campus and takes you throughout the city on a mission of being the best first-year team is the ideal opportunity to branch out and explore D.C. while spending time making new friends.

Envisioning Korean Unification

When: Tuesday, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: ICC 302-P
Info: guevents.georgetown.edu
Price: Free

Join Victor Cha, director of Asian studies; Michael Marshall, editor of “The Korean Dream: A Vision for Korean Unification” and Jin Shin, president of the Institute for Peace Affairs and professor at Chungnam National University in South Korea for an interesting  conversation regarding the potential for a single Korean state given the history of conflict in the region.

Hoyas on the Hill Breakfast

When: Tuesday 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Career Center, Seminar Room 1
Info: careercenter.georgetown.edu
Price: Free

It’s no secret that many Hoyas are hoping to get involved in the political sphere both now and after graduation. To help these students get to that place, the Career Center will be hosting a breakfast with Georgetown alumni who have made their careers on the Hill. Make sure to attend for good food and great conversation about what your future could look like. 

Off Campus

Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Where: 1507 Connecticut Ave. NW
When: Friday to Sunday, times vary
Info: beadazzled.net
Price: Free

Located close to the DuPont Metro stop, this three-day trunk show offers an array of exotic and beautiful treasures from Afghanistan. From rugs to antique jewelry and textiles to gemstones, this trunk show deserves a thorough exploration. A unique opportunity to get your hands on some examples of beautiful Afghan craftsmanship, this should not be missed.

Drive-In Movies at Union Market

Where: Union Market, 305 Fifth St.
When: Friday, 8 to 10 p.m.
Info: unionmarketdc.com
Price: Free

Travel back in time with Washington D.C.’s own drive-in movie event with “Remember the Titans,” the sports drama starring Denzel Washington. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m., and reservations are recommended. The event is open to those without a car too, with a charming picnic spot for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the film.

Sea Catch Sampler

Where: 1054 31st St.
When: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Info: seacatchrestaurant.com
Price: Free

Head down to the Sea Catch in Canal Square to sample some of its great cuisine for free as part of Georgetown’s Fashion, Art and Design event taking place this weekend. Light hors d’oeuvres and samples of wine will be served, while a DJ plays to make it the perfect afternoon. Keep an eye out for sales at other Canal Square stores during the event.

Night of the Living Zoo

Where: National Zoo
When: Thursday, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Info: ticketmaster.com
Price: $30

Get in the Halloween spirit Thursday and head to the National Zoo for a truly exciting and terrifying event. The annual Halloween party features spookily themed performance art, including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats and illusionists, food and drink, a cosume contest and live music. You won’t want to miss this once-a-year event.

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